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Attention Student Group Leaders: 2019 Bulletin Board Sign Up are open!

The Dental Central bulletin boards on the 7th floor are available to highlight student group’s voice, vision and activities! Use photos and narratives—its a great way to highlight your goals and is a great way to inspire students to get involved.  Show your community service activities…or provide education on an issue important to the TUSDM community. Some groups pick a month that has particular significance to the meaning of their club (i.e. LGBTQA often chooses May in advance of Gay Pride; AAWD often chooses March – the month of International Women’s Day.)

Reserve a Bulletin Board on the 7th floor near Merritt and the Student Lounge: Check out this link to sign up your student organization and get a month of the Bulletin Board spotlight!

New Student Geriatric Club Starting!

Dr. Karin Arsenault is looking for dental students to work with her to start a geriatric club. Spend time volunteering with diverse groups of older adults in the Boston area. Gains knowledge and skills to engage with the elderly. Learn about the complexities of aging and the multifactorial challenges to accessing oral health care for this vulnerable population.

  • Teach the importance of good oral self-care in maintain good general health in assisted living facilities and senior centers
  • Experience a “Memory Café”, a place that welcomes people with different stages of dementia and their caregivers.
  • Write articles for the Senior Age Strong City of Boston magazine
  • Design print material, flyers, pamphlets, and poster boards

You will benefit as much as they do! To get involved: mailto:Karin.Arsenault@tufts.edu

Cindy Se Park, D20 accepts Commission into the Air Force!

Congratulations to the armed forces newest recruit! D20 Cindy Se Ha Park was commissioned into the Air Force as Second Lieutenant Park last Monday, March 20.  Cindy will be receiving full tuition and a monthly stipend through the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) in exchange for three years of service as a commissioned medical officer upon graduation. Our very own Dr. Charles Rankin, who formerly served in the Air Force as a general dentist, led the small ceremony in the Alumni lounge in the presence of Cindy’s family and friends.

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Sangita Murali, D18 Reflects on the Women’s Summit at Yankee!

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, dentists, dental office managers and students from Tufts, UNE and BU gathered together for an engaging Women’s Summit at Yankee Dental Congress.

Dr. Kendra Remington opened up the meeting by introducing an entertaining, dynamic duo Kimberly Miles, founder of Miles in Heels Productions, and Victoria Nessen, President of NKA Marketing. Kimberley and Victoria got us out of our seats and applying effective networking strategies they shared with us on topics ranging from how to recognize and eradicate ‘verbal gremlin’s,’ how to make others feel comfortable, how to make yourself memorable, and how to insert (or politely excuse!) yourself from a conversation. All topics were compelling and applicable!  Continue reading Sangita Murali, D18 Reflects on the Women’s Summit at Yankee!

D17s and Postdocs–Apply to Honos Civicus!

2016 TUSDM Honus Civicus Inductees

Have you demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and civic engagement? The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service are accepting applications for the Honos Civicus Society Class of 2017 at TUSDM. Honos Civicus, Latin for “Civic Honors,” celebrates and publicly recognizes graduating predoctoral and postdoctoral students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and civic engagement during their studies at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  Honos Civicus provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon TUSDM’s community involvement while creating an alumni network of health professionals who are excited to continue their commitment to active citizenship throughout their careers.

Applications Due Feb. 26th!

For more information and the online application:

http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/honos-civicus-tusdm/

Additional Questions? Contact Professor Kathryn Dolan or Nancy Marks, Dept. of Public Health, TUSDM

Window Displays provide a great way to Learn about Chinatown

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The project was organized by Diane O’Donoghue, Senior Fellow for the Humanities at Tisch College, and is funded by the Tisch College Community Research Center in partnership with the Chinese Historical Society of New England.  The  exhibition represents the latest in a long line of partnerships between Tisch College and Chinatown, where students, faculty, and community members have for years come together to enhance learning and improve community life.

TUSDM students head to JQS with “Lessons in the Lunch Box” OH event!

 


Tufts Predoctoral Dental students, along with a couple of PG pedo residents, and a faculty member, conducted a dental education event at the Josiah Quincy School. The pedo residents gave a brief PowerPoint presentation on the basics of how many teeth we have, what comprises a tooth, what causes cavities, what foods to eat and not eat, as well as brushing and flossing methods. After the presentation, they played an exciting dental cartoon from www.dentalcare.com for the kids; then, the elementary school students received a lunchbox. The children were very happy, opening the lunchbox and exploring its contents, which contained dental health products and dental education literature. Please take a moment to see the photos posted that were taken from the event.

The goal of the event was to complete the “lessons in a lunch box program,” to children in first through third grades. It consisted of different learning modules to promote health literacy and disease prevention through the use of a lunchbox, containing a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste, which was stored in a carrot-shaped case with a rinsing cup at the top of the carrot. Instructional labels throughout the box illustrate and remind children how to brush and floss properly, as well as to help depict what foods they should be consuming, utilizing information from www.choosemyplate.gov. The purpose of the dental event, which utilized a lunchbox as an educational prop, was to encourage young students to “See yourself becoming a dentist, a dental hygienist, a dental assistant or a dental technician,” promoting a career in the dental field.

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Don’t Miss the Seventh Annual ASDA District 1 Student Debate – This Saturday!

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The American Student Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society are thrilled to invite you to the Seventh  Annual ASDA District 1 Student Debate.

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Time: Debate – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Reception – 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Yankee Dental Congress, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Ballroom

Cheer on your school representatives and show your school spirit as teams from all five District 1 dental schools battle in friendly rounds of competition, debating controversial topics in dentistry today.

The debate will be followed by a dental student reception, with a mac n’ cheese buffet, a cash bar, and a DJ. All debate attendees will receive a drink ticket.

RSVP here for this epic event!