Fall 2012


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Uncommon Scents

Horticulturalist Louis Ricciardiello knows a thing or two about raising the dead


Bacteria, the bad guys of the health-care world, are on the run with no place to hide

Ringside Seat

Clark Sammartino's hard-hitting avocation has taken him around the world

Will the Safety Net Hold?

When there's no other care, hospital-based dental residents pick up the slack

Culture of Understanding

Health-care providers should have specialized training on caring for patients from diverse backgrounds

Tooth Tattoo

Tiny sensor may one day help dentists assess their patients’ oral and overall health

A Life in Balance

Dean Robert Kasberg says dental students must tend to their professional and personal lives

Grateful Graduates

Class of 2012 urged to be mindful of its responsibilities to the underserved

Renaissance Man

D.M.D./M.S. student takes on the roles of researcher, inventor, teacher, advocate

Head of the Class

Catherine Dahl, D12, was the inspiration behind record participation in giving

A Room Of Their Own

Becker endowment funds new student lounge

Call to Action

Dentistry must rise to the challenge of providing care for all

The Issue That Won’t Go Away

New chair of public health dentistry confronts the challenges of access to care

Living the Dream

As co-chair of the Dental M Club, Mary Jane Hanlon, D97, champions a Tufts dental education

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