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Robert Amato

Interim Assistant Dean
Postgraduate Clinical Affairs; Professor and Chair

Robert Amato

Robert Amato

Interim Assistant Dean
Postgraduate Clinical Affairs; Professor and Chair

Phone (617) 636-6796
12th Floor
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Robert Amato, D80, DG83, is the interim assistant dean of postgraduate clinical administration, 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. As director, he oversees the didactic, clinical and research efforts of fourteen endodontic residents in a rigorous 24-month program. He strives 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.

Education: 
Certificate in Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine,1983
Certificate, General Practice Residency, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 1981
D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1980
B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1976
Professional Experience: 
2012-Present:

Director, Postgraduate Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1996-Present:

Course Program Director for American Board of Endodontics preparation for Oral Examination and Clinical Case Presentation, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1995-Present:

Course Director, Senior student Endodontic Seminar Series Clinical correlation with Endodontic Science, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1995-Present:

Literature Review to First and Second Year Post Graduate Residents, Tufts Univeristy School of Dental Medicine

2009-2012:

Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1998-2012:

Medical Staff, Team Dentist, Boston Bruins, NHL Hockey

1983-2012:

Partner, Limited to Endodontics, (Managing Partner 2010-2012), Wellesley, MA

1998-2009:

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1983-1998:

Assistant Clinical Professor in Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1981-1983:

Courtesy Staff, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Awarded Winkler Professor of Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2016
Chosen as a “Hooder” at Graduation Ceremony, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2015-2016
Preclinical Teacher of the Year, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2015
Armen Nalband Award, Yankee Dental Congress, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2011
William McKenna Volunteeer Hero, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2010
President, Omicron Kappa Upsilon-Tufts Chapter, 1998
Vice President, Omicron Kappa Upsilon-Tufts Chapter, 1997
Treasurer, Omicron Kappa Upsilon-Tufts Chapter, 1995
Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
Professional Memberships: 
1994-Present: International College of Dentists, Fellow
1983-Present: Massachusetts Association of Endodontists, Member
1983-Present: Metropolitan District Dental Society, Member
1983-Present: Greater Boston Dental Society, Member
1983-Present: Brookline Dental Society, Member
1983-Present: Massachusetts Dental Society, Member
1981-Present: American Association of Endodontists, Member
1980-Present: Tufts University Dental Alumni Association, Member
1980-Present: American Dental Association, Member
1983-1986: Greater Boston Endodontic Study Club, Member