What’s the most significant component of a successful hygiene department? We thought you’d never ask.

Picture this: A new patient is seen on the doctor’s schedule and receives a comprehensive oral examination and radiographs. The patient is told “all is fine” (no restorative needs) and is scheduled with the hygienist for a “cleaning.” At the initial hygiene appointment, a complete periodontal evaluation is performed revealing early periodontal disease requiring periodontal […]

Does near record-breaking snowfall support award-winning dental research? Ask Tufts students.

On the cusp of surpassing an all-time snowfall record of 107.6 inches set in 1995-1996, Boston encourages its great healthcare thinkers to break through barriers to knowledge and challenge the status quo. Students at Boston-based Tufts University School of Dental Medicine spent March 4 showcasing research they had prepared under the guidance of talented mentors.   Invading oral cancer […]