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Join the Tufts Ruck team for Tough Ruck – Boston Marathon Ruck

The Tufts Ruck team is taking on the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon Ruck March again this year! Student Affairs is sponsoring 40 slots for students to participate by covering their registration fee. We also welcome faculty and staff to join us as well.  The event covers a 26.2 mile walk on a relatively flat course, and each participant carries a backpack weighing at least 15 pounds of food that we will donate to the New England Center and Home for Veterans.  The event sounds daunting, but all 50 Team-TUSDM participants enjoyed a great time last year filled with fun, laughter, accomplishment and a blister or two. Each finish received an official Boston Marathon Medal (see the pictures above).

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Volunteer with ADO at the Golden Age Center!

Join Asian Dental Organization in improving the health literacy of Chinese seniors in the Tufts Dental neighborhood on Friday, February 22, 1-2pm at the nearby Golden Age Center (25 Essex St, Boston, MA). This visit, we will be teaching them about dental nutrition and some associated English vocabulary. All are welcome to sign up here: 

Email Irene Lang ( with any questions.

Network at the upcoming Career Fair!

Student affairs and Career services is hosting a career fair on February 12th, from 11am-1pm! Come network with 20+ employers, learn about job opportunities, and make the first step in landing your first job out of dental school. All class years are welcome to attend. Log into Career Link to see list of employers attending.

Dentists for Humanity announces its 4th Annual Charity Gala

Dentists for Humanity is excited to announce its 4th Annual Charity Gala event this year! Join us on SaturdayMarch 2nd from 6pm-9pm at the Hyatt Regency in Boston for a spirited evening of inspiration, community, and entertainment.

Benefits raised at this year’s gala event will go towards DFH’s new “Connect” Initiative of establishing a sustainable dental clinic at the World Grace Mission Center in the Dominican Republic. DFH aims to provide a platform to connect marginalized populations with volunteers in the dental field. Your contributions will directly impact DFH’s ability to help underserved children and adults in need of dental care in some of the most impoverished places in the world. Enjoy this opportunity to build friendships and mentorships among dental students and practitioners from Tufts, Harvard, BU, and beyond. Come speak with fellow global outreach leaders and learn more about how to be involved with DFH in upcoming mission trips. We hope to see you there!

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Tufts wins Annual ASDA District 1 Debate at Yankee Dental Congress

After grabbing some free swag from dental industry leaders at the Yankee Dental Congress, students headed to the annual ASDA District 1 student debate, where students from the 5 district one schools debated current hot topics in dentistry. Representing Tufts and bring home the 1st place trophy were Arjun Gupta (D21) and Sho Taniguchi (D21)! Some of the topics debated were the use of real life patients in the dental licensure exam and the pros/cons of growing DSO culture. Congratulations Arjun and Sho!

Immortalize your time at TUSDM by participating in Fresh Art: Art in the Operatories

A Call to All students, faculty, staff and TUSDM contractors who take great photos! Help Transform TUSDM into a more beautiful and welcoming environment!

Immortalize your time at TUSDM by participating in Fresh Art: Art in the Operatories

As a step toward making creativity and art part of TUSDM’s culture of care, this Call for Photographs seeks to highlight the hidden talents of those who work and study Tufts while beautifying the operatories. Fresh Art will feature up to 200 selected photographs. Great photographs on the walls of the operatories will offer a positive distraction for patients, allowing them to focus on something other than plain walls.

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Scholarship opportunity through the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society

We would like to make you aware of an outside scholarship opportunity through the New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society for medical and dental students of Greek descent.   

The application and eligibility criteria can be found here or you can visit the NEHMDS’ website and click to apply for a new scholarship.

The scholarship application deadline is on March 1st, 2019.

Tisch Colleges’ fantastic speaker lineup for the spring semester!


Tisch will be hosting its Distinguished Speaker Series events with former Chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile, former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and interfaith leader Eboo Patel. Our Civic Life Lunch program and pop-up series will bring to campus Snapchat’s public policy guru Sofia Gross, professor and author of The Turnout Gap Bernard Fraga, Speaker of New York’s City Council Corey Johnson, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders Cathy Leslie, documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, Boston’s Artist-in-Residence Steve Locke, and more. You can find additional information and relevant links for the spring programming below.

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AADMD Members apply their knowledge and Skills at Brockton area Arc!

On Friday, January 25, Vendita Correia (D20), Kelsey Bjornson (D22), Miranda Boynton (D22), Kathryn Sierra (D22), and Haley Jane Sicard (D22) spent their morning volunteering at Brockton Area ARC. There they were able to provide head and neck exams, oral screenings, OHI, and applied fluoride varnish to teeth of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The TUSDM students described their experience as both humbling and rewarding. They would like to thank AADMD for the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that they work each day to develop in order to provide the best patient care possible. 

D22s Take time out for Community Servings

We had a cozy group of ten students help at a food bank at Community Servings, which serves nutrition meals to the greater Boston area. While there, we helped organize salads, and even got to bake cookies on a large scale — definitely a new experience seeing all those big machines. We learned a ton about the behind-the-scenes work that is so essential to all the good we do out in the field. 

D22 Volunteers: James Cruz, Revana Awadallah, Elizabeth Banister, Sarina Shafiyan-Rad, Austin Jacob, Janki Shingala, Jesus Vivar, Laimarie Alas-Dorsey, Mehtab Manji, Ozair Ferozuddin
Revana Awadallah (D22) reflects:  “Community Servings was a wonderful way to bond with my classmates outside of school in a way where we were able help people who need it the most. Definitely going back soon!” 

Elizabeth Banister (D22) reflects: “I had so much fun volunteering with my classmates at Community Servings, that I forgot I was volunteering. I’m grateful that I got to be part of the work this organization is doing for the community.” 

Sarina Shafiyan-Rad (D22) reflects: “After having nutrition last semester, we all know how important a patient’s nutrition is to their overall health. It was amazing to support an organization that puts so much emphasis on a public health issue that’s unfortunately often overlooked.”