Spring 2015

Orange Crush

Students cast a lens on Boston

When they’re not focused on their patients and classwork, a group of Tufts dental >>

Professional Allies

New course educates dentists and hygienists in tandem

The scene could be any routine dental visit. Avanthi Tiruvadi, barely visible behind her >>

A Year at the NIH

Jennie Leikin, D16, is conducting research on lung cancer and a rare neurological disorder

Since the day she extracted her younger sister’s baby tooth, Jennie Leikin, D16, knew >>

Double the Impact

Financial Aid Initiative matches endowed scholarship gifts

As a child, Marina Castellino, D15, accidentally pulled out her older sister’s first loose >>

Career Pathway

Tufts partners with Fisk University to encourage underrepresented students to pursue dentistry

The goal of a new partnership between the School of Dental Medicine and Fisk >>

A Legacy of Inspired Teaching

Norman Diamond prize fund is the largest in dental school history

Norman H. Diamond, D57, DG64, A90P, put patients at ease in the exam chair >>

Tufts Launches Sustainability Fund

Tufts has created a sustainability investment fund, which is now available for donors making >>

Building Patient Trust

Rule number one is to listen, advises keynote speaker at Bates-Andrews Day

Ancy Verdier has had quite an education in the first decade of his career. >>

Tufts’ New Chief Diversity Officer

Among his priorities is creating a deeper sense of unity among campuses

When Mark Brimhall-Vargas arrived at Tufts this spring to become the university’s chief diversity >>

Talking About Race

A Tufts-wide forum looks at the causes and consequences of inequality

Tufts moved the post-Ferguson conversation on racial injustice a step forward in late February >>

Equal Access

Dental school joins efforts to remove language, cultural barriers to care

Visitors to One Kneeland Street can now find signs by the lobby elevators that >>

Fostering Diversity

Annual alumni survey now measures school’s degree of inclusiveness

This year’s alumni survey broke new ground by asking whether the School of Dental Medicine >>

A Dental ‘Oscar’

Clinics for patients with special needs win national award

Thousands of people with disabilities in Massachusetts, as well as their families, have counted >>

Shared Pride, Shared Mission

A message from the alumni association president

I can’t believe I’m almost finished with my year as president of the Tufts >>

Top Stories

Dental Art & Science

Maxillofacial prosthodontists help their patients overcome disfiguring trauma and rebuild their lives

One-Stop Health

Dentists upstairs, physicians downstairs. Integrated community clinics make it easier to care for patients—and for patients to take care of themselves

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

Maze of Questions

Five years after the passage of health-care reform, its impact on dentistry remains muddled 

Total Body Treatment

Tufts joins a select group in launching residency program in oral medicine 

Editor's Picks

Horton Returns

Seuss collector comes back with more lost stories

His Mother’s Demons

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

Visionary Work

Cells from dental pulp could be used to treat sight-stealing macular degeneration

Professional Allies

New course educates dentists and hygienists in tandem

A Dental ‘Oscar’

Clinics for patients with special needs win national award