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School of Dental Medicine

Noshir Mehta

Associate Dean
Senior Adviser to the Craniofacial Pain, Headache and Sleep Center

Noshir Mehta

Noshir Mehta

Associate Dean
Senior Adviser to the Craniofacial Pain, Headache and Sleep Center

Phone (617) 636-3683
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

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.

Education: 
D.M.D., International Student Program, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1977
M.S., Department of Periodontology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1973
Certificate, Departmentof Periodontology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1971
M.D.S., Government Dental College and Hospital, Lucknow, India, 1969
B.D.S., Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar, India, 1967
Professional Experience: 
2010-Present:

Interim Chair of Public Health and Community Service, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2009-Present:

Visiting Faculty of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences

2009-Present:

Diplomat of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

2008-Present:

Associate Dean of International Relations, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1994-Present:

Professor, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1993-Present:

Director of the Craniofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1994-2012:

Professor and Chairman, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2005-2008:

Assistant Dean of International Relations, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1992-1994:

Associate Professor, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1985-1993:

Director of the Gelb Craniomandibular and Orofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Recipient of the prestigious Hayden–Stack Award American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, 2007
Honorary Member of the Robert Andrews Research Society, 1995
Honorary Member of the Tufts Craniomandibular Study Club, 1994
Who's Who in American Dentistry, 1990
Who's Who in the World, 1984-1985
Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology, 1984-1985
Honorary member of the Indian Academy of Periodontology, India 1982
Honorable mention in the Orban Memorial Prize Competition, American Academy 1972 of Periodontology, San Antonio, Texas 1973