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2017-2018 Bulletin Board Sign-Up

Attention, student organizations!

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, consider reserving the DC bulletin board for a month to promote your group. Don’t miss your chance to express your creativity and have a little fun getting crafty as you highlight the awesome things your group does for the TUSDM community and beyond.

Sign up HERE to reserve your month!

AADMD at Special Olympics Special Smiles MA

On June 10, 2017, members of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) participated in Special Olympics Special Smiles MA. Almost 40 representatives from TUSDM provided the amazing athletes with oral screenings and OHI, mouth guards, and fluoride varnish. Athletes visited the Special Smiles stations in the hockey arena and enjoyed food and games outdoors in between their sporting events.

Gabrielle Lieberman (D19) shares her experience:

“I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Special Olympics: Special Smiles through AADMD. It was an enriching experience. Alongside other dental students, I was involved with oral health screenings and recording any findings. It was an exciting and enjoyable day and it was such a privilege to work with the athletes. The look on the kids’ faces when they would explain to you either the sport they competed in or when showing off their medals they won was pure joy. Working and interacting with athletes with special needs was good practice in building interpersonal skills. The team effort amongst the dental students in working with the special needs population built a network that we can continue to develop throughout our careers.”

To learn more about this and many other community service opportunities that AADMD offers, join the Facebook group and e-mail lauren.trager@tufts.edu to be added to the e-mail list.

Publish Your Personal Statement!

Helen Yang, a recently graduated dentist, is working on a book to help pre-dental students apply for school. Her team is compiling a book filled with a selection of really strong dental school personal statements to help pre-docs with this crucial step of the dental school application. They would love to have a strong representation from Tufts.

Read on if you want to be published in this exciting project! The deadline to submit is Monday, June 19!

Continue reading Publish Your Personal Statement!

ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program

Monday, June 12th, information session for students and faculty for the ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP), from 12-1 p.m. in the 14th Floor CE Classroom.  The ADCFP is for students interested in exploring academic dentistry as a career.  Click HERE for more details.  Faculty who are interested in being mentors for this program should also attend.  Students looking for mentors for this program may be able to find one during this info session.  We can also help match people.

Students from all years in good standing are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral students should obtain permission from their program directors first.

Applications are due July 7: Application Materials

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.  Please email Dr. Saksena to do so, or if you have any questions.

Bulletin Board Spotlight: LGBTQA

Swing by the 7th floor and check out the colorful Tufts Dental LGBTQA bulletin board by the mailboxes! Stop by throughout the month of June to learn more about how you can make your practice more welcoming for your LGBQT patients, find out what upcoming events the group has planned, and grab a pin to show your pride.

Sign-up for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community!

Perio Study Club: Residency Q&A Session

The Periodontology Study Club is happy to invite all students interested in pursuing a career in periodontics to attend this year’s Perio Residency Q&A Session!

Hear from TUSDM perio residents Dr. Michael Kreitzer and Dr. Angela Wang about their experience as residents and future periodontists and ask them all your burning questions. This session is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the residency application process,  residency life, and the transition from school to the real world. Lunch will be provided.

When: Wednesday,  May 17 @ 12:00pm
Where: Room 773

**Space is limited, so please RSVP HERE by Friday, May 12, to attend!**

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Congratulations Saam Bozorg (D19), Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition Finalist!

Huge congratulations and recognition to Saam Bozorg (D19), who has been working diligently on the development of a biosensor product for the past several months. This past April, Saam and his team made it to the finals of the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, which is organized by the Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Tufts University. The annual competition draws entries from alumni, faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students from across the university. Teams compete for prizes and in-kind services totaling more than $100,000 in three tracks: healthcare and life science, social impact and general/high-tech. Saam and his team were awarded the Stephen & Geraldine Ricci Interdisciplinary award for $5,000. Their product, UCHU, is a biosensor attached to a tooth that passively measures nutrition intake, including calories, carbs, protein, and fat. Users can set goals and use real time nutritional data viewed in an app to adjust their diets to meet those goals. Enjoy meals, track health, and ditch the activity log! Congratulations Saam and good luck at this year’s upcoming Mass Challenge!