Winter 2016

Grow Your Own

Dental stem cells hold promise for replacing damaged teeth and even jawbone

Losing teeth is part of childhood. For adults, however, missing molars or broken incisors >>

Model Approach to Cleft Surgery

3-D technology helps surgeons sharpen their treatment plans

Cleft lip and cleft palate are the most common birth defects in the U.S., >>

Hand and Glove

Silk proteins and an inkjet printer create an instant germ detector

An oral surgeon is about to make an incision when the word “contaminated” appears >>

Top Stories

A Friend to the Finish

Bryan Lyons, D95, takes his place on Team Hoyt and in Boston Marathon history

Bringing Quidditch Down to Earth

Ethan Sturm, D17, is a wizard at promoting a sport inspired by fiction

Pain Relievers

When patients hurt, this team of specialists ends the anguish

The Ties that Bind

When newborns struggle to breast-feed, a simple surgery may be the answer

Editor's Picks

Filling the Gap

Scholarship will help Judyth Lee, D14, fulfill her dream of helping children

Got Connections?

Dental Central website promotes community engagement

The Decisions That Let Us Sleep At Night

The importance of earning, and keeping, our patients’ trust 

Hand and Glove

Silk proteins and an inkjet printer create an instant germ detector

His Mother’s Demons

A bittersweet memoir of growing up in the shadow of mental illness

Myth Busters

There’s a lot of dubious data about dental care out there. Our experts offer advice for helping your patients separate fact from fiction

All’s Fair

In a Bronx apartment, the Columbian Exposition of 1893 lives on