On Saturday February 18, 2017, AAWD Tufts colleagues teamed up with Science Club for Girls to host a ‘Show Me the Science’ event at Northeastern’s International Village. Our event goals included promoting scientific inquiry, building self-confidence through hands-on experiments, and increasing literacy in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) for girls from grades kindergarten to 8th grade.
Tufts Dental students Kristin Bradley (D20), Sandy Lor (D18), Christy Collins (D18), Mindy Nguyen (D18), Annie Le (D18) and Sangita Murali (D18) enjoyed fostering excitement and confidence in STEM through their Tooth Decay experiment with the young attendees. For the experiment, we divided up into stations.
On Monday, March 6, 4PM, join us for an insightful lecture on Africana Studies. Carol Anderson is Author of “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide” and a Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Professor Anderson’s research and teaching focus on public policy; particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice and equality in the United States.
The event will take place in the Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street.
Join Tisch College and Tufts Hillel on Monday, February 27 at 8PM in the Cohen Auditorium for this year’s Merrin Moral Voices Lecture featuring Marian Wright Edelman. Edelman is the Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund and has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans, particularly children, for her entire professional life. A graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, Edelman was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar and directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. She has received over 100 honorary degrees and numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian award. She is the author of Families in Peril: An Agenda for Social Change, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours, and several other books.
This will be a ticketed event. Free tickets will be available at the Campus Center Information Booth beginning Thursday, February 16.
An evening discussion hosted by Tufts Implant Club and Periodontics Study Club was well attended this past month by students, residents, faculty and research staff, as Dr. Richard Miron presented on Biomaterials for Bone and Periodontal Regeneration.
The diversity of attendees was a valuable testament to the many applications that osteoinduction and bone grafting have throughout dentistry. While this concept of inducing growth of new bone has been in use for years, our understanding of the biological events that occur during bone regeneration have allowed for clinical improvements in patient care. Dr. Miron spoke on several projects his lab at Nova Southeastern University has studied including: Enamel matrix derivative, bone morphogenic protein, and platelet rich fibrin.
As dentists, our profession is constantly evolving due to developments in research. Recognizing these changes and understanding how they affect patient care is important for becoming a clinician who can provide treatments which are current and reliable.
Written by: Andrew Lum (D18)
Well now that we have taken some time to enjoy a winter break and hopefully have past the worst of the snow storms, Smile Squad is kicking off with their first event of the year!
They would like to have 3-4 volunteers to visit the Boston Children’s School. You will be teaching kids the importance of good oral hygiene and how to properly take care of their teeth and overall health. The event will take place the morning of February 28 from 9am – 11am. Transportation to and from the school will be given by Dr. Wallach and Ashley Wallace (D17), they will meet in the lobby downstairs at 8:45am and return to school about 11:30am. For those of you who have afternoon patients or a 1pm class you will be back with plenty of time (:
There is limited space so volunteers will be on a first come first serve basis. This is a great experience, and for those of you who have participated in previous Smile Squad events know it is a lot of FUN!
For more details or to RSVP for the volunteering opportunity please email Ashley Wallace (D17) !!
American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) and Student National Dental Association (SNDA) have taken over the 7th floor bulletin boards! Throughout the month of February, check it the boards by the mailboxes and by the student lounge to learn more about AAWD and SNDA !
Interested in promoting your student organization? There are still some months available, so sign up HERE today!