BULLETIN BOARD SPOTLIGHT: Student Affairs & Dental Central

Special welcome to the D22s! Swing by the 7th floor and check out the Student Affairs board by the mailboxes! Stop by throughout the month of August to learn more about the different student organizations available, upcoming events, and so much more!

And don’t miss the Dental Central bulletin board by the 7th floor lounge and learn about what the website has to offer: calendar, global service trip info, student orgs, new posts, social media page.

Sign-up for the 2018-2019 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community!

Dental Central Week2 TRIVIA

Hop on Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D22 will win a prize each week!

Week 1 Winner: Congratulations Aleksandra Jakobsze (D22)! (:

Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

This week’s question:  Which Student org serves to provide students with opportunities to learn more about disability policy, enhance general knowledge about the healthcare needs of children and adults with disabilities, give students opportunities to foster relationships with persons with special needs in the community, and so much more? 

Smile Squad at Chinatown National Night Out

On August 7th, Smile Squad members volunteered and provided oral hygiene instructions at Chinatown’s National Night Out!

Thais Antunes (D20) reflects: “It was a great way to spend time in our own neighborhood and provide oral hygiene instructions. Dental students Thais Antunes ( D20), Simran Kaur (D20), Katie McKenna (D20), Samantha Parad ( D21), Lauren Lubowitz (D21), Pranali Vyas (D21), Husam Abu-Sneineh (D21), Alyssa Kotin (D21), Henry Hsu (D21), and David Alpert (D21) demonstrated proper brushing techniques using puppets. Flossing techniques were also taught using Legos. Children practiced wrapping the floss around their fingers and removing play-doh which resembled the food that gets stuck between our teeth after eating. The hands-on activity kept them intrigued as we taught them more about the importance of proper oral hygiene. We also asked questions like how often they brush and for how long. It’s a great way to promote good oral hygiene to the children.
This is a popular event that is held every year in Chinatown. It is organized by Tai Tung Village to unite the community. Many booths were present promoting healthcare and activities for the children and families. We even learned a few words in Mandarin to better interact and bridge the communication barrier. Luckily, we had one volunteer Henry Hsu (D21) who taught us several words and was able to communicate with those who didn’t speak English. Overall, this event was a great opportunity to interact with the community around us. We dental students are always busy in classes, lab, rotations, clinic and forget the need for care that exists right outside our doors. We hope to see a difference as we continue to educate our local community about the importance of oral hygiene!”

Sharewood Dental Project

Volunteers Needed! During Sharewood Project dental sessions, students meet with visitors from the local community to conduct oral health/ cancer screenings, demonstrate proper oral hygiene instructions, apply fluoride varnish, and help in referrals for further dental treatment.

WHEN: 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16

The group meets at 5:30 PM by the cafe near the main entrance of the hospital (ABP) and head out together on the Orange Line to the First Church in Malden.

If you are interested in signing up, please sign up here:


Multicultural Fair!

To all D22’s!

Come celebrate and learn about all of the unique backgrounds, cultures, and religions that make up our Tufts Community. Please stop by to enjoy food, music and activities hosted by TUSDM’s cultural organizations in the Jaharis Courtyard on Tuesday August 21st from 4-7 pm!

Dental Central D22 Trivia

Hop on Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D22 will win a prize each week!

Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

This week’s question:  How many student organizations are currently listed on Dental Central? And name one that you might be interested in joining 😀

SAMDA Popsicle Social

The South Asian Medical and Dental Association (SAMDA)  is hosting their annual Meet And Greet POPSICLE SOCIAL next Tuesday, August 14th in Jaharis Courtyard from 12 – 1PM.
This is a great time to meet new and existing members of the club, so bring your friends and some conversation. Also, find out more about their D22 Representative position!

An Invitation to the Women of the D22 Class!

Please RSVP for the Women in Leadership Dinner on August 15!  TheWomen in Leadership Dinner is run by the women of TUSDM for incoming D22 class of women. The dinner will showcase a panel of D20’s who are leaders in the school and the community today.  Table conversations will be facilitated by D21 leaders. There will also be time for connecting with other students and faculty after the panel and round table discussions.

The Women in Leadership Initiative receives ongoing support from Nancy Marks, Office of Public Health and from Karen Alexander, Office of Student Affairs and is funded by Dean Thomas.

RSVP and  join us on Wednesday, August 15 at 4:30 – 7:00 pm in Sackler 114 (dinner will be provided). RSVP HERE!

Come and make some new friends and meet some amazing upper class women!

Mini Medical School at the Museum of Science!

On July 17th, Tufts students and faculty organized the Mini Medical School at the Boston Museum of Science. Led by Dr. Ing, students and faculty taught middle school children about general anatomy, dental anatomy and caries, suture techniques on a banana, medical emergencies, blood pressure, and more.

Shoutout to one of the students, Alexandra Galante’s father for making the Mini Medical School banner and background used for the photo booth for the kids!

Dr. Ing reflects: “One of the students told me she wanted to be a lawyer and didn’t really want to be at the mini medical school event in the morning. By the end of the class, she said she wanted to be a neurosurgeon and wanted to wear the gown, mask, and gloves home.”

The goal of the Mini Medical School is to encourage youth to consider medicine and dentistry in their future career goals by supporting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) movement. Check out these photos from the event!


ASDA District 1 Summer Leadership Social

We are so excited to announce this year’s ASDA District 1 Summer Leadership Social at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut on August 24-26th! ASDA District 1 consist of 5 schools: Tufts University, Harvard University, Boston University, University of New England, and University of Connecticut.

This event will give you an opportunity to network with different Dental Service Organizations, national ASDA leaders, and students in District 1. There will be mini breakout sessions on various topics and presentations on leadership lessons and the American Dental Education Association followed by evening socials!

Dates: 8/24/2018-8/26/2018

Location: Foxwoods Resort

Address350 Trolley Line Blvd, Ledyard, CT 06338, USA

Organization: Tufts ASDA


Registration linkhttps://goo.gl/forms/vNg0HTOrzEvhYXlb2

Cost: $100

What your registration covers:

     1. All meals!

     2. Housing at Foxwoods Resort for 2 nights!

     3. Access to the evening socials!

     4. Free powered toothbrush!

     5. Swag bags!

We hope to see you all there!

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