Robert Amato, D80, DG83, is the Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Clinical Affairs, Winkler Professor of Endodontics, and chair of the Department of Endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Amato received his DMD from TUSDM, graduating Cum Laude in 1980. He completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Rhode Island Hospital in 1981. After his GPR, he returned to Tufts for his residency in endodontics, receiving his certificate in 1983.
Following his academic training, Dr. Amato joined a group endodontic practice in the Boston area. In addition to the practice, he maintained various clinical and didactic teaching roles at Tufts Dental. He also held many leadership roles in both local and national dental societies, including chairman of both the Continuing Education Committee and Clinical Care Committee for the American Association of Endodontists. He served on the American Association of Endodontists Board of Directors for four years. Dr. Amato has been very involved in the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association, serving as President in 2006.
After 29 years of practice, Dr. Amato joined the Department of Endodontics at Tufts Dental School full-time as the Director of Postgraduate Endodontics, a position he held until July 2020. As director, he oversaw the didactic, clinical, and research efforts of fourteen endodontic residents in a rigorous 24-month program. He strove to prepare the residents for Board Certification, clinical practice and service to the profession.
Dr. Amato is Board Certified in Endodontics. The research concern in his department focuses on clinical outcomes of various aspects of endodontic treatment.
Director, Postgraduate Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Course Program Director for American Board of Endodontics preparation for Oral Examination and Clinical Case Presentation, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Course Director, Senior student Endodontic Seminar Series Clinical correlation with Endodontic Science, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Literature Review to First and Second Year Post Graduate Residents, Tufts Univeristy School of Dental Medicine
Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Medical Staff, Team Dentist, Boston Bruins, NHL Hockey
Partner, Limited to Endodontics, (Managing Partner 2010-2012), Wellesley, MA
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor in Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Courtesy Staff, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI