Fall 2017

The Danger of Fluoride Doubt

A flood of misinformation is undermining a successful public health effort.

Shortly after Valerie Martins, D07, DG10, moved to Lynnfield, Massachusetts, in 2016, she was >>

How to Win over Fluoride Skeptics

Every $1 invested in water fluoridation saves $38 in future dental treatment costs.

LAY THE GROUNDWORK: Discuss the importance of fluoride with your patients, and point out how >>

Coming Attraction

A dentist’s detective novel makes its way to the big screen with stars Andy Garcia, Sofia Vergara and Karl Urban.

Joseph O’Donnell’s first two detective novels didn’t sell many copies. Still, he enjoyed writing >>

Three Questions for Robert Johnson III, D18

When your patient is being treated for opioid addiction.

Many dentists are familiar with methadone, which has been a first-line treatment for opioid >>

Required Reading: Teeth by Mary Otto

On the ‘silent epidemic’ of dental disease.

Mary Otto wrote Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral >>

Top Stories

The Danger of Fluoride Doubt

A flood of misinformation is undermining a successful public health effort.

Coming Attraction

A dentist’s detective novel makes its way to the big screen with stars Andy Garcia, Sofia Vergara and Karl Urban.

Facing a Mystery

A novel use of 3-D imaging might help explain Bell’s palsy, a puzzling facial paralysis.

Gratitude for Where it All Began

A loyal alumnus supports a ground-floor facelift.

Editor's Picks

All the Presidents’ Teeth

Who didn’t floss? Who was a bruxer? And who could have used some whitening strips? Our faculty give some historical smiles a thorough checkup.

Filling a Need in Maine

In a state without enough dentists, postgraduate residencies boost access to care.

21st Century DMD

Educating the next generation of dentists

7 Decades of Smiles

Nancy Farris, 76, has been coming to Tufts for dental care since she was a young girl