Tufts University School of Dental Medicine offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, Tufts Dental School has been committed to excellence in education, research, patient care and community service.
Education & Research
At Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, research and teaching are complementary, producing professionals who possess the analytical capacity and the spirit of inquiry to deal with an ever-increasing knowledge base and rapid technological changes.
By treating patients in the school’s teaching clinics and through a variety of externships at hospitals and government sponsored dental clinics around the country, Tufts dental students understand not just how to apply science to practice, but how to employ compassion in the treatment of human illness.
To meet the wide variety of patients’ needs, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine has general and specialty clinics, Tufts Dental Associates (a full-service Faculty Practice), and Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center.
Tufts Dental Clinics offer a full range of high quality general, specialty, and emergency dental care at lower fees than private practices. At the Clinics, dental care is especially affordable because faculty-supervised pre-doctoral dental students or post-doctoral dental residents provide treatment.
The students and faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine benefit from the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, research and practice. Located in the heart of Tufts health sciences campus in downtown Boston, the school shares resources and research breakthroughs with Tufts University School of Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.The school is dedicated to training doctors of dental medicine as expert clinicians with strong biomedical backgrounds. Tufts Dental School is directly affiliated with several hospitals for the care of medically compromised patients and surgical in-patient management on a comprehensive basis.