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Join the Tufts Children’s Hospital for Rodman Ride for Kids

For the second year in a row, Floating Hospital for Children has once again been selected as an affiliated charity for the Rodman Ride for Kids on Saturday, September 21. We hope you will consider joining the Floating Hospital for Children team for a 25 or 50-mile non-competitive ride or as a virtual rider (no cycling involved) and fundraise on behalf of Floating Hospital. All participants are invited to attend a fun and family-friendly, post-ride BBQ.

100% of funds raised will benefit Floating Hospital for Children. 

Participants who raise a minimum of $1,500 will have the opportunity to designate their funds raised to a pediatric department of their choice.

To learn more about the Rodman Ride for Kids please visit

AAPHD Policy Fact of the Week

A recent CDC National Health Interview Survey found that a third of adults ages 65 and older had dental insurance in 2017, and the percent covered decreased with an increase in age.

Older adults living below the FPL were less likely to have dental insurance and to have visited the dentist, and more likely to have an unmet need for dental care due to cost compared with older adults living 200% above the FPL. An unmet need for dental care was defined as having a dental related problem but not being able to address it because of cost.  

This report provides evidence to support adding routine dental care to Medicare, as outlined in S.1423 Medicare and Medicaid Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2019. Medicare currently does not cover routine dental care.

You can find the link to the report here:

AAPD Represents as Elementary School Career Day

AAPD members Allie Penta (D21) and Adi Smith (D22) visited a first grade classroom at the PA Shaw Elementary School this past week to explain what dentists do as part of a career day series. The kids learned the importance of oral health with some brushing and nutrition tips and loved showing off their brushing skills – join us for more events this coming fall!

Pictures from the Navy Commissioning on the USS Constitution

Take a few moments to appreciate these few pictures from the Navy Commissioning ceremony that was held on the USS Constitution Sunday May 19th, before the graduation exercise. Jesse Huston (D19) was commissioned into the Navy while another HPSP Navy student Pat McLaughlin (D20) was there to watch the proceedings. 

Scenes from Fresh Art!

If you haven’t seen them already, opertatories throughout the clinics have been decorated with printed art collected from out TUSDM community members. Check out the Hanging crew for Fresh Art at work! 

Hold the date for a champagne reception!
Friday June 7, 4:30-5:30pm
Toast in 2nd floor reception and then tour of the floors. All welcome! 

HDA Presents: Spanish Terminology Course

The Student Hispanic Dental Association will be starting our yearly Spanish Terminology Course next week!! It will cover basic Spanish terminology to start, then dental terminology that we can use every day in the clinic, in practice, and on international trips to properly communicate to our Spanish speaking patients. The class will consist of a brief lecture and break out practice sessions with your peers for an interactive experience. Each class will take place from 12-1 PM (please refer to flyer for dates)

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