Research/Areas of Interest:

Orofacial pain
Temporomandibular Disorders
Dental sleep medicine


  • D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, United States, 1977
  • Master of Science, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, United States, 1973
  • M.D.S., Government Dental College and Hospital, India, 1969
  • B.D.S., Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, India, 1967


Noshir R. Mehta is associate dean of global relations, professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Service, and senior adviser to the Craniofacial Pain, Headache and Sleep Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Mehta has a special interest in orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine. He is the founding director of the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts, teaches at the school, and lectures nationally and internationally. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fouchard Academy. Dr. Mehta has received numerous awards from various dental organizations including the prestigious Hayden Stack Award from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and, most recently, 2015 Clinician of the Year from the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, is editor of the sleep section for the Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice, and sits on the editorial board of several other international publications. He is the senior author of the textbook Head, Face and Neck Pain: Science, Evaluation and Management published by Wiley in 2009.

Dr. Mehta has been instrumental in expanding the reach of TUSDM in the area of global collaborations, service learning and community service and has created a vast network of student exchange and global service learning sites around the world.