Research in the News

Dental Anesthesia May Interrupt Development of Wisdom Teeth in Children

4/3/2013 – Researchers from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine have discovered a statistical association between the injection of local dental anesthesia given to children ages two to six and evidence of missing lower wisdom teeth. The results of this epidemiological study, published in the April issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, suggest that injecting anesthesia into the gums of young children may interrupt the development of the lower wisdom tooth. Read more.

Dr. Alt-Holland Honored

3/17/2013 – Dr. Addy Alt-Holland, assistant professor of endodontics, was given the 2013 Young Scientist Award by the Society for In Vitro Biology.

Tufts Wins AADR Research Contest

1/9/2013 – Tufts Dental school was recently honored by the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) by having more student research abstracts accepted in 2013 than any other school! To learn more about the AADR, click here.