Ali Muftu, DMD, PhD, MSc

Meet Dr. Muftu

Dr. Muftu is a Professor of Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Chief of MIT Dental Service, part of the Ambulatory Care Center that serves the Massachusetts Institute of Technology community.

He started his dental training in Turkey, earning a dental degree and completing prosthodontics specialty training. He moved to the United States in 1994 and continued his studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to complete a license program (DMD), fellowships in Craniomandibular Disorders and Implant Dentistry, and a certificate program in Advanced Education in Prosthodontics.

As an educator he has taught more than 4000 predoctoral dental students and 40 postgraduate residents through clinical supervision, lectures, and workshops. He has also lectured and directed several continuing education courses on implant prosthetics for dental professionals.

As a practicing prosthodontist he strives to improve his patients’ oral health related quality of life and approaches all dental needs with the same professional attitude regardless of their complexity. Combining his extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment planning with his clinical skillset, he tailors specific plans for each of his patients. He focuses on replacing missing teeth, restoring damaged teeth/worn-down dentitions, and improving function and esthetics using dental implants, traditional and digital technologies, and fixed or removable prostheses.