Meet The Doctor

Rustom F. Mehta, DMD


1987 Bachelors in Dental Surgery

Kasturba Medical College (College of Dental Surgery)

1989 Certificate in Periodontics

Tufts University School of Dental

Director: O.W. Donnenfeld and Chairman Jerome B. Smulow

1991 DMD

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (International StudentMerit Award from the Academy of International Dental Studies)

Post-Doctoral Training:

1987-1989 Resident

Periodontology Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1991-1992 Residency at Misch Implant Institute

Advanced Training in Dental Implants

Faculty Appointments:

1988-1989 Clinical Instructor,

Department of Periodontology

Tufts School of Dental Medicine

1991-1994Clinical Instructor Department of Periodontology

Department Of Periodontology Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1994-1997Assistant Clinical ProfessorDepartment Of Periodontology Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Program conducted by the Department of Periodontology for 2nd year DMD
students which was preparatory course for students prior to entering into clinics

1998-Present Clinical Instructor

Department of Oral Medicine, Immunity and immunology(Periodontology) Harvard University School of Dental Medicine

Appointments at Hospitals/Affiliated Institutions:

1995-1997Periodontist as part of the State School System

1995-1996 Mclean Hospital Belmont

Professional Societies:

1989-2010 American Dental Association

1988-Present Massachusetts Dental Society

1988-Present American Academy of Periodontology

Lectures & Presentations:

1989 Basic Periodontal Surgical Seminar Department of Periodontology

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (French Group)

1992 Introduction to Dental Implants and the ITI Dental Implant System

Bombay branch of the Indian Dental Association

1994-1997Yankee Dental Congress Minuteman Series from

Endo, Perio, Fracture Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions

1999 Guest Lecturer for Continuing Education course in Sinus

Elevation given by Dr. Joseph Fiorellini (Italian Dental Group)

1999 Presented lecture on Sinus Elevation at the Hadassah Medical CenterDental School(Jerusalem)

1999 Sinus Elevation and Bone Grafting in 1999 in Barcelona Spain for the COEC

(Collegio Odotologes y Estomatologes deCatalunya),Catalunya Dental and Stomatology Society.

2000 Yankee Dental Congress Overview of Sinus Augmentation, History and Technique

2002-2005 Lecturer Post- Doc Periodontics

Stent Fabrication for Dental Implants

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Phase I Instrumentation and Oral Hygiene Instructions

2008 Guest Lecturer

Distance Education Programme for Harvard Medical School Immediate loading of Dental Implants

2009Presentation to the Indian Dental Association on Immediate Loading of Dental Implants (Joint meeting of the ZDO and the Pimpri Chinchwad branch of the IDA)

Current Licensure & Certification:

1991 to present Massachusetts Dental License

1988Board Qualified American Board of Periodontology

1992-1999 Board Eligible American Board of Periodontology

Private Practice:

In Newton since 1992

Narrative Report:

I have been in Private Practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants since 1992 in Newton Massachusetts.

I have taught first as a Clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Periodontology and then as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts until 1997.

My first experience at TUSDM in the Clinic was as an instructor with the ECEP. The Early Clinical Experience was a programme run by the Department of Periodontology to teach 2nd year students diagnosis, instrumentation, and scaling and root planning.

As my practice required more attention I decide to leave Tufts and focus on my practice full time and teach part time at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where I am presently a Clinical Instructor.

I have always held teaching in high regard and have used it as an opportunity for me to keep informed of new trends. I have felt this was an important component of my professional development. I have also been invited to seminars and lectured regularly at the school, in study clubs, nationally and internationally.

I am invited regularly to India to lecture with numerous dental groups and organizations.

After my training in Periodontics which was limited to Periodontics I decide to complete a mini residency privately with Dr. Carl Misch which was a leading program at the time and who has since been recognized to be a leader in the field on dental implants. In addition, I have trained with Dr. Hilt Tatum and Dr. Daniel Buser to further my skills in Sinus Elevation and Ridge Augmentation Techniques and dental implants and am continually trying to improve my skills.

Although, I had not had the opportunity to work in research at Tufts I am a critical thinker, fully appreciate the importance of research and would participate in any research opportunity that might arise in the future.

The Post doctoral Clinic allows me to share my skill and learn new creative ideas from the clinic to incorporate into my armamentarium of procedures.

Finally, I take pride in saying that I have been at Harvard Dental School with the Department of Periodontology since 1998 and in knowing my time there has resulted in contributions to the clinical careers of our future Periodontists and researchers.