Spring 2018


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A Nationwide Checkup

Rwanda, still recovering from 1994 genocide, takes stock of its oral-health status

Building a Better Test

A dental student’s idea leads to a portable, low-cost HIV test kit being marketed in Vietnam.

Taking Her Place

An oral surgeon challenges the status quo, in her specialty and her home country.

Caring on Two Continents

Sister Kay Lawlor, D68, fixed teeth and ran hospitals. Now she's changing lives in other ways.

Globe Treaters

Dentists taking their skills where they are most needed.

Paying it Forward

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program is making it easier for dentists to serve their communities.

Using Ears to Mend a Mouth

Lesson one, as new dentists learn communication skills? Listen well.

Is Periodontal Disease in Our Genes?

Data from long-term health studies may hold the answer.

Three Questions for Clinic-Builder Israel Adeloye

How do you start a clinic from scratch in rural Maine?

Wide World of Dentistry

Student research runs the gamut at the longstanding poster session.

The Shape of Things to Come

Key trends for the dental practice of the future.

Clues to a Rare Disease

Fish could unlock the mystery of ‘Stone Man Syndrome.’

Something to Smile About

The Hispanic Dental Association Wins Second Place.

Planning Ahead

Discovering a way to support an alma mater and finance a retirement.

A Long Line of Student Scientists

For 20 years, Tufts has been winning spots at NIH research program.

Just Like Being There

360-degree view makes the Sim Clinic come alive.

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The President and the Dentists: A Love Story

The special bond between this school and Jean Mayer transformed Tufts University.

Having a Voice

Adults with disabilities help craft oral-health proposals.

High Point

They’d never been higher than the hills of Massachusetts. Yet they made it to the ‘Roof of Africa.’

You’ll Get Back Much More Than You Give

A message from the president of the Tufts Dental Alumni Association.

Visit Us Online for Founder’s Day

June 3 is Founder’s Day for Tufts School of Dental Medicine.