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School of Dental Medicine

Charles Rankin


Charles Rankin

Charles Rankin


Phone (617) 636-0927
Room 416
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

Charles Rankin, D.M.D. is Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Diagnosis and Comprehensive Care. Dr. Rankin, a native of Everett, Massachusetts, entered the dental field in 1968 when he was assigned as a dental technician in the U.S. Air Force. He received his B.A. in Biology from Salem State College in 1976 and his D.M.D. from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in 1979. Dr. Rankin practiced five years as an Air Force general dentist and returned to Tufts to earn his endodontic certificate in 1986. He became Board-certified by the American Board of Endodontics in 1990. He practiced endodontics at Andrews AFB in Maryland and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado before retiring from the Air Force in 1995.Dr. Rankin joined TUSDM in 1996 and served as the Director of Predoctoral Endodontics for fifteen years. Dr. Rankin was presented with the Dean’s Award in Clinical Teaching in 2000 and the Dean’s Award in Preclinical Teaching in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He holds memberships in the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, American Association of Endodontists, American College of Dentists and the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists. Dr. Rankin has lectured locally, nationally and internationally as well as published several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. His current research interests include examining the possible correlation between Raynaud’s phenomenon and pulpal disease.

Board Certification, American Board of Endodontics, 1990
Certificate of Endodontics, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, 1986
D.M.D., Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, 1979
B.A. Biology, Salem State College, Salem, MA, 1976
Professional Experience: 
2015-November 2018:

Interim Chair, Department of Comprehensive Care, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Private Practice, Tufts Dental Associates


Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Director of Predoctoral Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Course Director–Preclinical Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Interim Chair, Department of Diagnosis and Health Promotion, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Private Practice, NH Endodontics, Concord NH


Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Assistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1968-1972, 1979-1995:

United States Air Force

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Patriotic Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Award; Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2016
Certificate of Appreciation; 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion; U.S. Army, 2016
Navy Recruiting District of New England Award; U.S. Navy, 2013
Air Force Health Professions Recruiting Award; U.S. Air Force, 2013
Certificate of Appreciation; Air Force Recruiting Service; U.S. Air Force, 2012
Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Army, 2012
New Hampshire Magazine’s Top Dentists Award, 2010-2011
The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, 2000-2011
Letter of Recognition; MGEN Czerw; Commanding General, U.S. Army, 2009
Certificate of Appreciation U.S. Army Recruiting Command, 2008
Professional Memberships: 
American Board of Endodontics, Diplomate
American Association of Endodontists
Massachusetts Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
American College of Dentists
American Dental Education Association