Fall 2018

The New Face of Dentistry

The School of Dental Medicine is leading the way into a bold, new future for implantology.

An unfortunate encounter with a cherry pit did in Hans-Peter Weber’s molar. Even a >>

Looking Forward at Tufts

The dental school’s implant program is increasing in both size and scope.

As the number of patients choosing implants grows, Tufts implant program is enhancing training >>

Beyond Science Fiction

The promise of digital dentistry for implants.

Close to sixty years ago, dentistry was transformed by the so-called “adhesive revolution.” The >>

Hands-On Learning

How DMD students advocated for a new implant experience.

The first rule of implant club is: You always talk about implant club.

That may >>

Heal the World

A group of committed dentists from the Alpha Omega professional fraternity is helping Holocaust survivors smile again.

Yuli Nogin was among the approximately one hundred thousand Jews who escaped Kiev in >>

Building a Better Binky

How a pediatric dentist and an engineer with the Tufts Gordon Institute are reinventing the pacifier.

As pacifiers go, Smilo brand binkies have pizzazz. They come in fun patterns such >>

Top Stories

The New Face of Dentistry

The School of Dental Medicine is leading the way into a bold, new future for implantology.

Heal the World

A group of committed dentists from the Alpha Omega professional fraternity is helping Holocaust survivors smile again.

Building a Better Binky

How a pediatric dentist and an engineer with the Tufts Gordon Institute are reinventing the pacifier.

The Acid Test

Can a tooth-mounted pH sensor curb an epidemic of tooth decay?

Sleep Apnea Signals

Researchers from the dental and medical schools work together to improve diagnosis and monitoring.

Editor's Picks

The Danger of Fluoride Doubt

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

Compassion on Two Continents

In Africa, Sister Kay Lawlor, D68, fixed teeth, ran hospitals, and confronted health-care crises. In Massachusetts, she’s giving women who need help a new start.

O Pioneer!

After graduating from Tufts in 1966, Athena Papas passed on the dental school because she didn’t want to be the only woman in her class. She finally joined the school eight years later as an assistant professor, and in the four decades since has secured dozens of grants for groundbreaking research, helped launch countless life-changing medications and mentored generations of colleagues. Today, half of all dental students are women… and Papas seems to be just getting started.