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SNDA at the 2019 Boston Heart Walk

SNDA members had a great time volunteering with the American Heart Association at the 2019 Boston Heart Walk on September 7th.

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “We celebrated and cheered on walkers as they walked either 1, 3, or 6 miles in honor of those who have passed away and in support of survivors of heart disease and strokes.”

HDA Volunteers at East Boston Health Fair

HDA had volunteers doing OHI and dental screenings for the Hispanic Community in East Boston during Pfizer’s Health Fair last Saturday. They had a great turnout of volunteers and screened many patients who were referred to Tufts for further evaluation! Be on the look out for more HDA volunteer events!

Tufts Community Day Volunteers Needed

Smile Squad will be participating at the yearly Tufts Community Day on Sunday, September 22nd @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm! We are looking for volunteers who are interested in giving OHI and sharing the importance of dental care to children and their families. It will be at the
Tufts Medford campus.

Many community organizations and Tufts student groups will be present at the eve nt. Lunch and refreshments will be served. It is a great way to meet other student groups and stay involved!

There are two shifts available: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm.  If
you would like to stay for the entire time, you are more than welcome to! If
you are interested, please click here to sign up!

Yoga in the Park

For the fourth annual year, Dr. Pastan will be leading Yoga in the Public Gardens. 

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 17. We will be meeting in the school lobby at 4:30 PM and walk over together to find a perfect spot in the gardens. Please bring your yoga mats, water bottle, and comfortable clothing!
This event is open to 60 people so make sure to sign up soon!
Please sign up here:

D23 Weekly Trivia Question: Week 3

D23’s you know the drill! Explore Dental Central and answer this week’s question with an email to to win!

This week’s question:

Which student org serves to provide students with opportunities to learn more about disability policy and enhance general knowledge about the healthcare needs of children and adults with disabilities?

D23 Weekly Trivia Question: Week 2

D23’s you know the drill! Explore Dental Central and answer this week’s question with an email to to win!

This week’s question:

Name three countries that TUSDM students travel to in order to provide oral health services and education. Bonus: What student group oversees all these efforts?

D23: Weekly Dental Central Trivia

D23’s– jump on to Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted. Please submit your answer to

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D23 will win a prize each week!

This week’s question:

Which student group promotes collaboration between dental and other health professions? (Provide the full name of the group!)

Bulletin Board Highlight: LGBTQA

Happy June TUSDM! As May comes to a close, we’d like to highlight the amazing bulletin board on the 7th floor by LGBTQA. Check out what Tufts Pride is up to this weekend here!

We are now beginning to fill the sign up sheet for the Bulletin Boards for the upcoming school year! Check out this link to sign up your student organization and get a month of the Bulletin Board spotlight 🙂

ASD Special Olympics Volunteering

The Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games is taking place June 7-9 at Harvard and BU. ASD will be sending a group from Sports Dentistry to volunteer with the Special Smiles program providing oral screenings, health education and prevention, and making mouth-guards with dentists who are a part of the ASD!

Here is the link to register for the Special Smiles program (Saturday June 8

There is also a need for volunteers for Track and Field, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball and many other roles. Here is the link to register to volunteer for other roles: