Sign Up for Smile Squad Event!

1.Tufts Community Day
Smile Squad members are encouraged to sign up for the 15th annual Community Day at Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus on September 24! There will be live performances: song, dance, music, story time,  a “Honk” parade, juggling, face painting, a scavenger hunt, STEM, and even Quidditch for Kids! Smile Squad members will be providing oral hygiene instructions to children and families in the community! There will be FREE FOOD (BBQ lunch and refreshments) also at this event! The entire event is from 11am – 3pm. We will have TWO shifts – 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:15pm. Again, pick a shift or sign up for the whole day!
Sign up HERE!

2. Medford Health, Wealth, and Fitness Fair **New Event**!
On Thursday, September  28, 2017, from 5 PM – 7 PM, the Medford Public Schools will be hosting a Fall Harvest Health, Wellness & Fitness  Fair for the City of Medford. The fair will be held in the MHS Gym, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford.  Last year, the Fair was held just for city/school employees, but this year, it is open to the entire City of Medford!  We are hoping that Smile Squad members will be available to join!
Sign up HERE!

Please contact any of the Smile Squad E-Board members if you have any questions.

September Wellness Events

The weather has cooled down, we’re half way through September, and TUSDM is in full gear. Amidst all the classes, projects, clinics, labs, and meetings, please be sure to take some time for yourself! Take a stress break and meet and greet with the Wellness Advisor and a Canine Companion! Be on the lookout for these upcoming Student Wellness Events.

Thursday, September 21: wellness gathering
Wednesday, September 27: transition luncheon
Saturday, September 30: Hiking trip
(see the attached flyer for more information)

Schweitzer Leadership Conference

Attention D20s and D21s!!!
Apply to ATTEND THE SCHWEITZER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE for Free!

For the third year in a row, The Depts. of Public Health and Community Service and Student Affairs are pleased to offer Six Scholarships for this exciting one-day conference!

The annual Schweitzer Leadership Conference (The SPARK Leadership Conference) is an unparalleled opportunity for established and emerging professionals with an interest in building healthier communities to learn from leaders who are shaping the way we think, talk, and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change, and public policy. Nationally known health and health care leaders serve as faculty presenters and the honorees serve as keynote speakers.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Read a REFLECTION about last years’ conference by D19 Jackie Liu: http://tuftsdentalcentral.com/2015/11/15/jacqueline-liu-d19-reflects-on-her-time-at-the-schweitzer-leadership-conference/

To be apply for a scholarship: Please send your name, class year and a TWO-PARAGRAPH statement of interest to Nancy Marks by Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

Please include: Why you want to attend the conference and an area of interest in leadership at TUSDM.

ADEA Tufts Pin

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) student group wants to add an accessory to your professional attire- a Tufts pin! This pin is a fantastic add-on to your lapel when representing the school at local and national conferences or even on your white coat!
Each pin costs $10 and can be purchased by cash or venmo! (Please venmo Adam-Lowenstein)

Please contact an ADEA rep for more information!
Tuvy Phan (D18)
– Meghan Kelley (D19)
– Kalp Juthani (D20)

Thank you for your support!

Bulletin Board Spotlight: Smile Squad and Bates Student Research Group

Swing by the 7th floor and check out the colorful TUSDM Smile Squad bulletin board by the mailboxes! Stop by throughout the month of September to learn more about what they do and their mission to bring a smile on everyone’s face (:

And don’t miss the Bate Student Research Group bulletin board by the 7th floor lounge and learn about the amazing work that our student researchers are up to and upcoming events and deadlines!

Sign-up for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community!

ASDA Harvey and Irma Hurricane Relief

Tufts has bonded together as a community to deliver items for Hurricane Harvey relief.

The first shipment was delivered to City Hall! A huge thank you to Jonathan Pierpoline (D21)‘s ongoing efforts liaising with Houston!

We have found out the following items are still needed for Houston:
– Men’s (women’s to a lesser extent) underwear (for first responders and those displaced)
– Women feminine items and toiletries (toothbrushes, mouthwash, bars of soap etc.)

We will also start collecting items for donation to those affected by Hurricane Irma. ASDA donation boxes are located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor patient waiting areas the 7th floor student lounge and the library!

Items that are needed:
Non perishable food items
Men’s underwear
Women’s feminine items
Toiletries (soap, shampoo etc)
Toothbrushes
Mouthwash
Blankets
Pillows

Thank you so much. Jumbo spirit is strong!

HDA Back to School BBQ

The Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) gathered on Jaharis Courtyard to unite all four classes in a social event to mingle, network, and see how HDA aims to bring the Tufts community together!

Be sure to check out HDA at the Student Activities Fair on September 26!

Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health.