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School of Dental Medicine

Oral Medicine Clinic

Resident and patient

The Oral Medicine Clinic at Tufts Dental School is dedicated to the assessment and treatment of oral conditions in medically compromised patients, including Sjӧgren’s Syndrome and dry mouth.


The Oral Medicine Clinic specializes in in the treatment of a wide variety of oral issues, which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Sjӧgren’s Syndrome
  • Dry Mouth
  • Pre and Post-Radiation and Chemotherapy Patients
  • Clearance for Bone Marrow and Kidney Transplant patients
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome

Insurance & Billing

Treatment in the Oral Medicine clinic is billed through medical insurance – we do not accept dental insurance. If you have questions about insurance and billing, please call the Oral Medicine Insurance Coordinator at (617) 636-6674, or the Oral Medicine Billing Coordinator at (617) 636-3486.

Sjӧgren’s Syndrome and Dry Mouth

The Oral Medicine department is one of the leading clinics for treating Dry Mouth and Sjӧgren’s Syndrome. Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition in which there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of issues, including chronic diseases such as Sjӧgren’s Syndrome, radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, bone marrow transplants, and side effects of medications. Dry mouth can cause an increased risk to develop caries, periodontal disease, bad breath, as well as systemic and fungal infections in the mouth.


The clinical faculty doctors at our Oral Medicine Clinic are renowned leaders in Oral Medicine.

Athena Papas, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Rubenstein Oral Medicine Clinic; Co-Head Division of Geriatric Dentistry

Mabi Singh, D.M.D, M.S.
Co-Investigator and Trained Dental Examiner

Britta Magnuson, D.M.D.
Co-Investigator & Trained Dental Examiner