Spring 2014

Gums Under Attack

Tufts researchers investigate stress as a potential cause of periodontal disease

We all know what contributes to gum disease—poor brushing, forgetting to floss, avoiding checkups, >>

Needless Emergencies

Hospitalizations for untreated dental infections on the rise

The number of patients hospitalized for dental infections that could have been prevented with >>

Science at Work

Grant programs support new researchers and advances in implantology

Two new grant programs are giving faculty at the School of Dental Medicine more >>

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