Spring 2013

Good Zzzzzs

Mexican students tap into Tufts’ dental sleep medicine curriculum

The field of dental sleep medicine was barely out of its infancy when Tufts faculty >>

Tuning Out the Pain

'Guided imagery' can help patients relax in the chair

If you’ve gotten lost in a book or found yourself “in the zone” at >>

Why Do We Avoid Health Care?

Brain science may offer answers

Fear of pain and general anxiety about the dentist cause many patients to neglect >>

The D List

A smattering of dentistry tidbits to inform, amuse and amaze

20%

Percentage of U.S. dental offices that closed an average of two days after >>

Top Stories

Northern Light

Norma Desjardins, D92, knows how tough it is to find dental care for kids in rural Maine. She’s on a mission to make it easier

Strength In Numbers

Buoyed by economic and social changes, group practices pick up steam

Grassroots Dentistry

Former environmental activist Corie Rowe parlays his commitment to social justice into caring for an urban neighborhood

True Grit

A world war was raging, money was scarce and her family was an ocean away—still Erna Neumann was determined to finish dental school

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Full Circle

A new immigrant, Thanh-Trang Nguyen found a mentor in her dentist at Dorchester House. Now she’s in his old job

Good Zzzzzs

Mexican students tap into Tufts’ dental sleep medicine curriculum

Education with Byte

Jenny Citrin, D14, invents a computer game that helps kids teach kids about oral health

In His Father’s Footsteps

The end of one career leads to the beginning of another