SIGNING DAY LUNCH & LEARN

Where: Merritt Auditorium 
When: Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Join the Massachusetts Dental Society, American Dental Association, and EDIC for lunch as you learn more about your complimentary membership! Senior dental students who complete the online application will receive a graduation gift bag, complete with the ADA Dental Drug handbook

How to Join? 

  1. Complete the online application today! This takes approximately one minute. — You will need your ADA number or the email address (hint—it’s the email you receive ADA Morning Huddle and other updates) to login.
  2. After you apply online, save and show your confirmation email at Signing Day to receive your graduation gift bag. 

Converting Your Membership Comes With Perks

  • Complimentary membership for the remainder of 2019 & 2020
  • Automatic enrollment in the graduated dues discount program. Receive 75% discount off your dues in 2021, 50% off dues in 2022 and 25% discount off in 2023.

 PLUS! If 95% of the class signs, the class of 2019 will receive $500 to their class funds.

Support Team Tufts Ruck

On April 14th, Tarlan Sedaghat (D22) from LGBTQA will be joining Tufts Tough Ruck team on a 26.2 mile walk in honor of our fallen veterans. The food they’ll be carrying during the walk will be donated to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, and the money they’re hoping to raise with your help will provide much needed support to veteran families.

Together they are also hoping to raise awareness for a new project called Service With a Smile. This project is aimed to allow volunteer dental students provide dental services to veterans in Boston.

Here’s the link, where you can also read more info about the event:https://www.crowdrise.com/dashboard/tarlansedaghat/TuftsRuck

Sameer Atrash, D21, Named a Finalist in Gordon Institute’s 100K New Ventures Competition

On March 11, Sameer Atrash, D21, was named a finalist in the Gordon Institute’s 100K New Ventures Competition – Medical Devices & Life Science Track for his work, Project Prenatal. “Project Prenatal saves lives through creating access to dental care” via “an innovative technology that automates the referral of patients from medical to dental providers,” Atrash said. “Project Prenatal aims to increase utilization of dental care by 14 million in the next five years through automation and convenience.” Congratulations Sameer, and best of luck in the final competition on April 5th!

D22s Honor the Donors to the Clinical Anatomy Labs

On March 1, the Class of 2022 and members of the dental and medical communities came together in Jaharis Auditorium for a moving ceremony in tribute to the donors to the clinical anatomy labs and to express gratitude to their families. In the presence of more than 200 people, Dr. Paul Kwan, Course Director of the Anatomy Labs and Associate Professor of Medical Education at Tufts University School of Medicine, opened the Service by honoring and paying respects to those who donated their bodies in service to science and health professional education.

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D.M.D. International Students Provide Free Dental Care in Evensville, Tennessee

Earlier this month, Dr. Ronald Perry, Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care and Director of the International Student D.M.D. Program, Dr. Paul Trombly, Associate Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care, and a group of 10 international students, all IS19s, provided 308 patients with free dental care in Evensville, Tennessee, where they partnered with the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM). The group from TUSDM was comprised of Durdana Ali, Oliver Austria, Khalid Dermoumi, Zarmina Khan, Amrita Majumdar, Maria Obregon, Minuja Ojha, Nikita Patel, Peng Shi, and Kumudra Soe. The TUSDM team ran the clinic on March 9th and 10th and also helped with setup of the entire clinic on March 8th. The group provided $155,577 worth of dental services. RAM has over 135,000 volunteers and runs mobile medical clinics in the U.S. and abroad, providing free dental, as well as vision and medical care to those in need.

The Peace MVP Awards with Special Guest David Hogg of March For Our Lives

Thursday, March 28th | 7 PM | Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd, Wellesley, MA 

The Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence presents their Fourth Annual Peace MVP Awards ceremony featuring special guest David Hogg. Join them for an inspiring evening as they honor the amazing work of MA teen leaders for their courageous advocacy and action to reduce gun violence. Registration is required.
Register today at Eventbrite. Students FREE.

9 Highlights from a Veterinary Dentist and How Human Dentists Can Make a Difference

On March 13, 2019, Students for Interprofessional Practice and Education (SIPE) hosted a presentation about Veterinary Dentistry. The presentation was given by Dr. William Rosenblad, DVM, Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Over fifty students attended the presentation that discussed the similarities and differences between animal and human dentistry/oral health. Below are some of the highlights from the presentation.

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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY AT BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM WITH SMILE SQUAD

Smile squad is participating at an event on Saturday March 30th from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Boston Children’s Museum. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in giving OHI and sharing the importance of dental care to children and their families at the museum.

Transportation:
The Museum is only one stop from Downtown Crossing on the RED line and is only 10 minute drive from the school!

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1me-NPZ-oUNVHwxANK2l52TQhfjq9GVFfdyOb-qKpd_E/edit#gid=1940831401

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