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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

Upcoming Symposium: Participatory Action Research as Civic Studies

Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Dowling Hall 745A

This symposium is intended to illustrate the connections between Civic Studies as a discipline and participatory action research (PAR) as a cyclical process of knowledge creation with, by, and for specific communities. The event convenes an interdisciplinary group of academic researchers in community development, community health, community psychology, contemporary art, education, nutrition, public policy, and sociology based in Massachusetts who will offer attendees compelling examples of how PAR constitutes a way of doing Civic Studies and strategies for incorporating PAR into research, learning, and advocacy initiatives related to civic renewal and social justice. This symposium is sponsored by Tisch College & the Tufts University College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering’s Diversity Fund Committee.

Persian New Year celebration

The Persian Association of Student Dentists and Dentists would like to invite you all to the Persian New Year celebration, hosted here at Tufts on March 21st, at 6:30 pm in the Alumni Lounge (15th floor). There will be plenty of Iranian food, culture, and fun for everyone. Tickets are on sale for $12 (space is limited). Come get a taste of the Persian culture (and some kabob too)! Everyone is welcome.Link for payment: https://secure.touchnet.net/C21525_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1306&SINGLESTORE=true

ASDA’s Global Impact Through Public Health Panel Discussion

In the spirit of Tufts Global Week, Tufts ASDA and Tufts Global Health Student Association (GHSA) hosted a Global Health Panel Discussion on global health opportunities, the complexities of organizing a new project, and issues we are facing currently with existing global health projects. The event consisted of a keynote presentation by Dr. Morgan, and an interactive panel section moderated by Tufts ASDA Global’s very own DeVonte Johnson. Attendees enjoyed an informative and eye-opening discussion with panelists, got a chance to ask questions, and learned about the reality of oral health in various parts of the world.

AAPHD Weekly Health Policy Fact: The Youth Vaping Epidemic

  • While the rates of smoking has dropped significantly (CDC), the rise of E-cigarettes, including teen vaping, has drastically increased.
  • While the CDC found no significant increase in combustible tobacco products by teens, e-cigarette usage increased 77.8% from 2017-2018.
  • In Massachusetts alone, almost half of high school students reported having vaped at least once (2016 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey).
  • Such incidents led to the US Surgeon General to report this as an epidemic.
  • In summary- any type of smoking or e-cigarette use is unsafe to the oral health and overall health of our patients.
  • How does this apply to advocacy?
    • from patient advocacy, we should include e-cigarette and vaping as contraindications that impact their oral health, which include high risk of caries.

For more detailed information, please see the attached document from the Massachusetts Dental Society- Word of Mouth article.

Come out to LGBTQA Trivia Night!

Do you like… Free food? Great company? Good laughs? If so, then join the LGBTQA organization for Trivia Night at Club Cafe this Tuesday, 3/12, from 8PM-10PM. Don’t forget to bring your thinking cap!

Please RSVP at https://doodle.com/poll/c9azpvdnwvursi9dor email chardai.lyde@tufts.edu if interested. We hope to see you there!

JOIN ASDA & GHSA for a Global Impact Through Public Health – Panel Discussion

In the spirit of Tufts Global Week, Tufts ASDA and Tufts Global Health Student Association (GHSA) will be hosting a Global Impact Through Public Health – Panel Discussion on March 7th at 6:30pm- 9 in Rachel’s Amphitheater Room 1414. RSVP is Required and Dinner will be Included! 

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ADO’s Visit to Golden Age

The Asian Dental Organization regularly visits the Golden Age center, making in effort to improve the health literacy of Chinese seniors in the Tufts Dental neighborhood.

Gina Kim (D22) reflects: “We gave a presentation about nutrition and oral health for the elderly at the Golden Age Center. Through this event, the seniors were able to learn how to better care for their oral health. I loved participating in this event as I learned to apply what I have used in my classes such as Oral Health Promotions to better communicate to the community on why our diet is an integral part of taking care of our teeth. I was surprised the elderly were very interested and actively participating in the discussion. Through this experience I realized once again how important my education at Tufts Dental is and was motivated to learn the best to my abilities the information presented in my classes.”

Enter your video into THE 4th ANNUAL MEMMYS!

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is pleased to announce THE 4th ANNUAL MEMMYS!

This national music video contest seeks student-produced videos from students in the health professions with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library – 1st place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $500.

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