SNDA Students collaborate to Spread the Love: Valentine’s Day Cards

For Valentine’s day this year, Tufts SNDA members gathered together to make cards for children at the hospital.

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “Always a pleasure getting together as a group to do something special for others. SNDA put together creative cards for children at Tufts Floating Hospital for Valentine’s Day. We hope to make them smile!”

Volunteer with Jumbo Kitchen!

Take an hour out of your week to teach kids about dental nutrition and make a fun snack with them! A dental nutrition themed Jumbo’s kitchen session led by dental students in ADO will be taking place Friday, March 1, 5:30-6:30pm at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (38 Ash Street, Boston, MA), Room 501. All are welcome to sign up here:

Jumbo’s kitchen is an interprofessional volunteer opportunity with medical and nutrition students, and takes place on several Fridays throughout the semester. Email Irene Lang ( with any questions.

SNDA’s Annual Black History Month Dinner

The Tufts Chapter of Student National Dental Association (SNDA) would like to invite you to their Annual Black History Month Dinner which will take place  FRIDAY, February 22, 2019 at 6:00PM in Sacker 114. Please join for a momentous celebration of Black History through fellowship, reflections, and a delicious dinner of featuring soul food and Caribbean food dishes. Raffle drawings will be held for some great prizes and more!

To join and create more lasting memories at this year’s dinner, a Dress to Impress Event please purchase your tickets here.

Early Bird (until 2/18) Ticket cost: $15

Late Ticket (after 2/18) Ticket cost: $20

Join the Tufts Ruck team for Tough Ruck – Boston Marathon Ruck

The Tufts Ruck team is taking on the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon Ruck March again this year! Student Affairs is sponsoring 40 slots for students to participate by covering their registration fee. We also welcome faculty and staff to join us as well.  The event covers a 26.2 mile walk on a relatively flat course, and each participant carries a backpack weighing at least 15 pounds of food that we will donate to the New England Center and Home for Veterans.  The event sounds daunting, but all 50 Team-TUSDM participants enjoyed a great time last year filled with fun, laughter, accomplishment and a blister or two. Each finish received an official Boston Marathon Medal (see the pictures above).

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DC Bulletin Board Highlight: SNDA & AAPD

Happy February TUSDM!

Swing by the 7th floor and check out the SNDA board by the 7th floor student lounge! Check out their tribute to Black History Month, photos of members, and who their 2018-2019 Eboard is!

And don’t miss the AAPD bulletin board by the 7th floor mailboxes and learn about their mission, events they are frequently involved in, and their Eboard too!

Volunteer with ADO at the Golden Age Center!

Join Asian Dental Organization in improving the health literacy of Chinese seniors in the Tufts Dental neighborhood on Friday, February 22, 1-2pm at the nearby Golden Age Center (25 Essex St, Boston, MA). This visit, we will be teaching them about dental nutrition and some associated English vocabulary. All are welcome to sign up here: 

Email Irene Lang ( with any questions.

Network at the upcoming Career Fair!

Student affairs and Career services is hosting a career fair on February 12th, from 11am-1pm! Come network with 20+ employers, learn about job opportunities, and make the first step in landing your first job out of dental school. All class years are welcome to attend. Log into Career Link to see list of employers attending.

Dentists for Humanity announces its 4th Annual Charity Gala

Dentists for Humanity is excited to announce its 4th Annual Charity Gala event this year! Join us on SaturdayMarch 2nd from 6pm-9pm at the Hyatt Regency in Boston for a spirited evening of inspiration, community, and entertainment.

Benefits raised at this year’s gala event will go towards DFH’s new “Connect” Initiative of establishing a sustainable dental clinic at the World Grace Mission Center in the Dominican Republic. DFH aims to provide a platform to connect marginalized populations with volunteers in the dental field. Your contributions will directly impact DFH’s ability to help underserved children and adults in need of dental care in some of the most impoverished places in the world. Enjoy this opportunity to build friendships and mentorships among dental students and practitioners from Tufts, Harvard, BU, and beyond. Come speak with fellow global outreach leaders and learn more about how to be involved with DFH in upcoming mission trips. We hope to see you there!

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Tufts wins Annual ASDA District 1 Debate at Yankee Dental Congress

After grabbing some free swag from dental industry leaders at the Yankee Dental Congress, students headed to the annual ASDA District 1 student debate, where students from the 5 district one schools debated current hot topics in dentistry. Representing Tufts and bring home the 1st place trophy were Arjun Gupta (D21) and Sho Taniguchi (D21)! Some of the topics debated were the use of real life patients in the dental licensure exam and the pros/cons of growing DSO culture. Congratulations Arjun and Sho!

Immortalize your time at TUSDM by participating in Fresh Art: Art in the Operatories

A Call to All students, faculty, staff and TUSDM contractors who take great photos! Help Transform TUSDM into a more beautiful and welcoming environment!

Immortalize your time at TUSDM by participating in Fresh Art: Art in the Operatories

As a step toward making creativity and art part of TUSDM’s culture of care, this Call for Photographs seeks to highlight the hidden talents of those who work and study Tufts while beautifying the operatories. Fresh Art will feature up to 200 selected photographs. Great photographs on the walls of the operatories will offer a positive distraction for patients, allowing them to focus on something other than plain walls.

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