Winter 2016

Mighty Molar

Guess whose tiny patients are greeted by a 10-foot-tall tooth?

At approximately 10 feet tall, this daunting piece of dentition stands outside the Stoughton, >>

That Human Touch

Creating a culture of respect emerges as a national priority in dental education

Two years ago, the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) sent a message to dental >>

Alumni Board Elections

Two triple Jumbos are newest members

Joy E. Kasparian-Federico, J92, D97, DG01, and Ancy Verdier, A96, D03, DG06—both of whom >>

Less Stress

Emphasis on mind-body wellness aims to ease the path for busy students

Christina Pastan’s road to becoming the dental school’s first director of mind-body wellness began >>

Got Connections?

Dental Central website promotes community engagement

Along with classroom work and clinical practice, dental students are encouraged to engage in >>

Recent Arrivals

Dental development and alumni relations team has two new leaders

Two new members have joined the leadership team in development and alumni relations at >>

Reunion 2015

Alumni return to Boston for annual get-together

Over the sunny spring weekend of April 24-26, more than 700 dental alumni celebrated >>

Devoted Teacher and Mentor

Faculty development fund honors oral surgeon Richard Sorbera

How do you best recognize a beloved professor who taught the science and craft >>

Little Smiles 

Oral health grants support underserved kids

Two dental school programs that provide care for underserved children have received grants and >>


Graduating class leaves Tufts with the charge of forging the future of dentistry

At Tufts School of Dental Medicine’s 147th commencement ceremony, Dean Huw Thomas praised the >>

Seeding Great Ideas

University grant programs encourage collaborative, innovative work

Four research projects for which dental school faculty are principal investigators have received seed >>

Centenarian Celebration

Salvatore DeCarlo, D41, marks his 100th birthday at a favorite place with some special friends

Salvatore DeCarlo, D41, marked a milestone—his 100th birthday—on August 20, 2015, with a party >>

Top Stories

A Friend to the Finish

Bryan Lyons, D95, takes his place on Team Hoyt and in Boston Marathon history

Bringing Quidditch Down to Earth

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

Pain Relievers

When patients hurt, this team of specialists ends the anguish

The Ties that Bind

When newborns struggle to breast-feed, a simple surgery may be the answer

Editor's Picks

Filling the Gap

Scholarship will help Judyth Lee, D14, fulfill her dream of helping children

Got Connections?

Dental Central website promotes community engagement

The Decisions That Let Us Sleep At Night

The importance of earning, and keeping, our patients’ trust 

Hand and Glove

Silk proteins and an inkjet printer create an instant germ detector

His Mother’s Demons

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

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

All’s Fair

In a Bronx apartment, the Columbian Exposition of 1893 lives on