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Visionary Work

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

Hurray for Bollywood

Shivani H. Patel grew up in Methuen, Massachusetts, on a steady diet of Bollywood films. She studied Indian dance and dreamed of one day appearing in the Hindi-language productions, which are filled with elaborate musical routines. But life unfolded in a more practical manner, and she landed at Tufts as a clinical instructor of operative dentistry ...

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.

Maze of Questions

When the Affordable Care Act took shape, there was optimism that its inclusion of dental coverage for children and teens among its essential benefits would, indeed, widen access to oral health care for more youngsters.

Head in the Clouds

More than 49 million Americans live in areas where they have little or no access to dental care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Enter a new concept: Virtudent, a company that would use virtual dental visits to serve those in the so-called dental deserts.