Winter 2016


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A Friend to the Finish

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

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

Safety Gap

Shortcoming in protective eyewear spurs look at new standards

Mighty Molar

Guess whose tiny patients are greeted by a 10-foot-tall tooth?

Sugar Dance

Pop song inspires student video for the oral-health conscious

That Human Touch

Creating a culture of respect emerges as a national priority in dental education

Helping Earthquake Survivors

Professor returns home to Nepal in time to lend a hand

The Decisions That Let Us Sleep At Night

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

Got Connections?

Dental Central website promotes community engagement

Less Stress

Emphasis on mind-body wellness aims to ease the path for busy students

Recent Arrivals

Dental development and alumni relations team has two new leaders

Reunion 2015

Alumni return to Boston for annual get-together


Graduating class leaves Tufts with the charge of forging the future of dentistry

Centenarian Celebration

Salvatore DeCarlo, D41, marks his 100th birthday at a favorite place with some special friends

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Feb 12, 2016Do New England owners of backyard chickens need to worry about the recent bird flu outbreak?

Michele Walsh, V01, Maine’s state veterinarian, responds The short answer is yes. All domestic pou...

Feb 12, 2016High Marks from the Princeton Review

Tufts makes the top 50 in three categories in the 2016 “Colleges That Pay You Back” guideThe Pri...

Grow Your Own

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

Model Approach to Cleft Surgery

3-D technology helps surgeons sharpen their treatment plans

Hand and Glove

Silk proteins and an inkjet printer create an instant germ detector

War and Remembrance

A poem by Michael F. Lepore, DG83

Alumni Board Elections

Two triple Jumbos are newest members

Little Smiles 

Oral health grants support underserved kids

Seeding Great Ideas

University grant programs encourage collaborative, innovative work

Devoted Teacher and Mentor

Faculty development fund honors oral surgeon Richard Sorbera