Tufts University School of Dental Medicine was established in 1868 as Boston Dental College, and was incorporated into Tufts College in 1899. Today, Tufts is renowned throughout the United States and the world as a center for academic and clinical excellence. Tufts boasts more than seven thousand alumni composed of individuals from all fifty states and thirty-nine countries. Students receive a comprehensive education that emphasizes the importance of didactic coursework, pre-clinical training, clinical experience, and practice management that prepares them to enter the work force as confident, proficient clinicians.
The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine general dentist must be:
- Knowledgeable in biomedical, behavioral and oral health sciences and dental clinical care, and their interrelationship through evidence;
- A skilled communicator, health advocate and compassionate caregiver;
- A professional, behaving ethically and being a valuable member of a team;
- A life-long learner, improving based on practice and quality improvement principles;
- A knowledgeable member of the health care system, understanding its organization and economics and able to lead when indicated.