Summer 2016

Life Lessons

Students provide care in rural Jamaica through the Tufts Global Outreach Program

Four Tufts dental students, Kelly Barbera, D18; Michael Golub, D18; Timothy Kim, D18; and >>

The Joys of Mentorship

Food and friendship forge bonds between students and faculty that extend beyond talk of classrooms and clinics

The conversation starts as soon as the six dental students gather outside practice coordinator >>

Expanding Worldview

With new exchange programs in Japan and Turkey, Tufts now has ties with 30 dental schools

The School of Dental Medicine has added two more countries to its already long >>

Civic Life Rising

Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch invest $15 million to help Tufts graduates shape a better future

As the nation continues to engage in increasingly fractious political discourse, it’s more important >>

The Power of Silk

An age-old material offers tantalizing solutions to a range of contemporary problems

For 5,000 years, humans have hijacked the fibers the little silkworm needs for its >>

A Head Start on Oral Health

Risha De Leon, DI16, sets out to improve the well-being of a community of children

Children attending Massachusetts’ Head Start programs have more cavities than other Bay State kids >>

The Transformers

They helped the field of pediatric dentistry grow up

George White

Their students called them Papa White and Mama Tsamtsou. When they stepped >>

A Dandy Time at Yankee

Annual convention draws 650 alumni and friends

Dean Huw F. Thomas, Derek Wolkowicz, D97, DG00, president of the Tufts University Dental >>

A Collective Assault on Opioid Abuse

First-in-the-nation core competencies will give dental students strategies for fighting an epidemic

Tufts School of Dental Medicine has joined a statewide effort to curb opioid and >>

Dentist Named Admissions Director

Sabir-Holloway practiced for three decades in Indianapolis

Jeanette Sabir-Holloway, who practiced dentistry for 30 years with her husband in Indianapolis, is the >>

Let’s Stay in Touch

A message from the president of the dental alumni association

It is amazing to think back over all of the fun alumni events this >>

Catalyst for Change

When advocacy and dentistry converge along a career path

I grew up on stories of how my grandfather, an ethnic Pakistani living in China, >>

Top Stories

21st Century DMD

Educating the next generation of dentists

A Collective Assault on Opioid Abuse

First-in-the-nation core competencies will give dental students strategies for fighting an epidemic

A Dentist Goes to Hollywood

Eric Weinstock is a ‘root canal guy’ who knows his way around a screenplay, with two movies set for release this year. Cue the burping pig. 

The Transformers

They helped the field of pediatric dentistry grow up

Big Brother, Little Brother

Their backgrounds couldn’t be more different, but they are friends for life

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Wave of the Future

Baby boomers are reaching retirement. Is the profession prepared for millions more older patients?

A World of Good

New global initiative ensures service-learning trips are there for the long haul

Bringing Quidditch Down to Earth

Ethan Sturm, D17, is a wizard at promoting a sport inspired by fiction

Building a Health-Care Home

One patient, many providers— and a fresh approach to bringing it all together

Safety Gap

Shortcoming in protective eyewear spurs look at new standards