Fall 2018

Reaching Out to Kids

Two D19s create community-service projects that teach oral-health and are just plain fun.

Tabitha Lewis and Anne-Marie Vu both hope to pursue careers in pediatric dentistry, but >>

A Swinging Time

Thirty-six years of tradition at the Wide Open.

On August 27, 167 alumni, students, faculty, and friends enjoyed a day at the >>

A Jumbo Turnout

Tufts dental celebrates 150 years of accomplishment.

More than six hundred members of the Tufts dental community gathered for the School >>

Father Knows Best

Russi Gheewalla’s sons start a scholarship to honor his work in orthodontics.

Eric Gheewalla, A87, D91, DG93, A21P, learned most of what he knows about life—and >>

A Fruitful Experience

Middle-school kids—and one intrepid reporter—get a taste of surgery.

The patient was bruised, and looked a little green. A long incision needed to >>

News and Accolades from the Dental School

Rising to the Challenge

In honor of the School of Dental Medicine’s 150th anniversary, the >>

Our Tufts Dental Family Makes this School What It Is

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

This past April, I assumed the honor and privilege of being your alumni association >>

Satomi Samantha Yamamoto


Satomi Samantha Yamamoto, DG90, DI93, was a teacher and mentor who inspired Tufts dental >>

S. Walter Askinas


When Samuel Walter Askinas arrived at Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1983, he >>

Top Stories

The New Face of Dentistry

The School of Dental Medicine is leading the way into a bold, new future for implantology.

Heal the World

A group of committed dentists from the Alpha Omega professional fraternity is helping Holocaust survivors smile again.

Building a Better Binky

How a pediatric dentist and an engineer with the Tufts Gordon Institute are reinventing the pacifier.

The Acid Test

Can a tooth-mounted pH sensor curb an epidemic of tooth decay?

Sleep Apnea Signals

Researchers from the dental and medical schools work together to improve diagnosis and monitoring.

Editor's Picks

The Danger of Fluoride Doubt

A flood of misinformation is undermining a successful public health effort.

Compassion on Two Continents

In Africa, Sister Kay Lawlor, D68, fixed teeth, ran hospitals, and confronted health-care crises. In Massachusetts, she’s giving women who need help a new start.

O Pioneer!

After graduating from Tufts in 1966, Athena Papas passed on the dental school because she didn’t want to be the only woman in her class. She finally joined the school eight years later as an assistant professor, and in the four decades since has secured dozens of grants for groundbreaking research, helped launch countless life-changing medications and mentored generations of colleagues. Today, half of all dental students are women… and Papas seems to be just getting started.