Fall 2012

Uncommon Scents

Horticulturist Louis Ricciardiello, D78, DG82, tends a noisome niche: the night-stalking corpse flower

It’s hard to predict when an amorphophallus titanum will make its move. It could take >>

Caught

Infection-causing bacteria are the bad guys of the health-care world. These dental detectives found a better way to track them down

It began as a routine investigation. There were five disinfectants in town—ecofriendly types. Claimed >>

Ringside Seat

Clark Sammartino’s hard-hitting avocation has taken him around the world with some of the biggest names in the game

Let’s get the obvious question out of the way: No, Clark Sammartino, D64, DG66, doesn’t >>

Will the Safety Net Hold?

When there’s no other care, hospital-based dental residents pick up the slack, but federal cuts could diminish their numbers

Your child has never seen a dentist because you can’t afford to pay outright, and >>

Top Stories

Caught

Infection-causing bacteria are the bad guys of the health-care world. These dental detectives found a better way to track them down

Uncommon Scents

Horticulturist Louis Ricciardiello, D78, DG82, tends a noisome niche: the night-stalking corpse flower

Ringside Seat

Clark Sammartino’s hard-hitting avocation has taken him around the world with some of the biggest names in the game

Will the Safety Net Hold?

When there’s no other care, hospital-based dental residents pick up the slack, but federal cuts could diminish their numbers

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