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ASD Sports Mouthguard Fabrication Workshop

This past weekend, ASD hosted a Sports Mouthguard Fabrication Workshop for 20 ASD members. Dr. Bill Devaney demonstrated the fabrication of the sports mouthguard and students were able to learn the ins and outs of the technique and make a mouthguard for themselves! Check out photos from the event on DC and be on the lookout for upcoming ASD events. Huge shoutout to Dr. Devaney for all his help!

DentalFest Lunch and Learn

Want to be part of TUSDM’s first-ever DentalFest challenge?  

Please join us in Merritt Auditorium on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:00pm for a Lunch & Learn entitled “What is DentalFest?”  This presentation is an informational session about an exciting event (called DentalFest) that is unique to TUSDM, will be held for the first time this year, and is open to YOU.  In brief, students who attend DentalFest will compete in fun and educational dental-related challenges for prizes; it will also include a raffle with all proceeds benefiting TUSDM outreach programs.  Please join us at the Lunch & Learn for additional details, including how to sign up for the event!

Please RSVP for the Lunch & Learn by emailing Jeff Murat at Jeff.Murat@tufts.edu.  Lunch will be provided courtesy of Student Affairs.

Boston Bruins Lunch and Learn

ASD would like to give a HUGE shoutout to Dr. Amato for leading a Lunch and Learn on April 24th, where he spoke on what it was like to be the official dentist of the Boston Bruins! ASD members were able to hear about his time with the team, what it means to be a sports dentist, and more about sports dentistry as a field. Check out Dr. Amato’s 2011 Stanley Cup Championship ring!

Study of Civic Engagement among Queer Youth

Do you identify as queer? Are you 18-24 years old and live in the United States? You are eligible to participate in a voluntary research study through Tufts University to better understand civic engagement and activism among this demographic. The study involves a short interview with a student researcher in the Boston area. Please email evan.cook@tufts.edu if you would like to participate or for more information!

Bates Day 2019 Winners

On March 6th, TUSDM held the annual Bates-Andrews Research Day in celebration of George A. Bates and alumnus who taught both Tufts Medical and Dental students. This year’s Bates Day included many great posters with students presenting their research projects and other commercial exhibitor displays. Check out the winners below!

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DC Bulletin Board Highlight: SNDA & AAPD

Happy February TUSDM!

Swing by the 7th floor and check out the SNDA board by the 7th floor student lounge! Check out their tribute to Black History Month, photos of members, and who their 2018-2019 Eboard is!

And don’t miss the AAPD bulletin board by the 7th floor mailboxes and learn about their mission, events they are frequently involved in, and their Eboard too!

DSD Collects for Horizons for Homeless

It’s that time of year again to attend Yankee! Every year we all get so much free stuff at Yankee, some of which we don’t need.


Tufts is all about service to the community, so: Consider donating them!!!
Delta Sigma Delta will be collecting toothbrushes, toothpastes, floss, and any other dental tool that can be used by the average person to maintain oral health.
These will then be donated to Horizons for Homeless children, a non profit organization that helps children of homeless families to continue normal growth and development during transitional periods. 


They will then be distributed to family shelters throughout Boston!
DSD will place a large box in the 7th floor student lounge, drop all donations in there. 

HDA volunteers at East Boston Community!

On January 12th, Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) students (Daniela Rendon, David Garcia, Kristina Caravelli, Luke Devaney, Mercedes Wert, Orestes Riera, Sara Bustos, Vanessa Diaz, and co-faculty Dr. Forero) volunteered at the East Boston Community by promoting oral health care to children. 

Mercedes Wert (D21) reflects: “This past Saturday, a group of us had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at HDA’s East Boston event to help teach children about proper oral hygiene and the importance of visiting the dentist. It was a fun-filled morning full of activities that tested the children’s dental knowledge and let them demonstrate how they brushed the furry green dinosaur’s giant teeth! It was such a rewarding experience to see how engaged and excited about learning all things dental-related they became and to see them all leave with big smiles on their faces and new toothbrushes in their hands!” 

Academy of Sports Dentistry Meeting!

New to the TUSDM student orgs, the Academy of Sports Dentistry will be hosting their first general body meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 12 PM in Rachel’s Auditorium. Come learn more about the exciting workshops, social events, and sports dentistry related guests they have planned for the semester! Refreshments will be provided.