Spring 2014

Way to Go

Strategic plan focuses on clinical excellence, collaboration, communication and civic engagement

The School of Dental Medicine’s enduring mission is to train practitioners with the highest level >>

Helping Hands

Predocs become mentors to dental assisting students

Who were these teenagers? Alexandra Bassett, D14, first noticed them on the postgraduate floor >>

Tufts Institutes Spanish Exchange Program

Both institutions committed to active citizenship

The School of Dental Medicine’s new exchange program with Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (OIC) >>

Challenging Smiles

Dentistry needs to improve outcomes for children with cleft lip and palate, says Tufts orthodontist

Craniofacial malformations such as cleft lip and palate are among the most common birth >>

Residency in Maine

New AEGD training program designed to widen access to care

To expand opportunities for postgraduate training while addressing barriers to dental care, Tufts is >>

Not Just Talk

Nicole Holland is on a mission to improve health literacy

Nicole Holland was still a dental student working in the clinics when she began >>

An Inclusive Practice

How to create a welcoming environment for LGBT patients

As the pediatric dentist walked her 4-year-old patient back to the waiting room, she inquired, >>

Dream Weavers

Lots of people helped Lou Fiore along the way. Now he and his wife are doing the same

Everywhere Lou Fiore, D62, looks, he sees people who helped him achieve his childhood >>

The Gift That Keeps Giving

Endowed professorships seed exceptional teaching, research and scholarship—forever

Talented and passionate professors have helped position the School of Dental Medicine as a >>

Yankee Dental Comes to Town

Annual congress gives alums an opportunity to reconnect

Dean Huw Thomas, Joseph Giordano, D79, DG80, DG84, D17P, president of the Tufts University >>

Top Stories

Wave of the Future

Baby boomers are reaching retirement. Is the profession prepared for millions more older patients?

No Reservations

On a centuries-old Zia Indian pueblo, Robert Chideckel practices his kind of dentistry

The Dog Days of Anthony DiNardo

For more than 30 years, this Connecticut dentist has been showing and judging canine superstars

Practice Perfect

Dental alumni and their patients conduct real-life clinical research for Tufts

Editor's Picks

The Girl He Couldn’t Turn Away

A charity is born from a dentist’s desire to help a child with a disfiguring disease

Gums Under Attack

Tufts researchers investigate stress as a potential cause of periodontal disease

Helping Hands

Predocs become mentors to dental assisting students

An Inclusive Practice

How to create a welcoming environment for LGBT patients

Dream Weavers

Lots of people helped Lou Fiore along the way. Now he and his wife are doing the same