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Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk

UNE ASDA is hosting their annual Miles for Smiles 5K on September 23rd at 9am, with an Post-race gathering at Urban Farm Fermentory brewery at 11am. All proceeds will benefit ‘From the First Tooth’ which is a charity that is working on increasing oral health resources available in pediatric physician offices.  The cost is $25. If you need to spend the night before, UNE students can make accommodations for you as well. Please reach out to to make accommodation arrangements ASAP.

Click here for the registration link!

ADO Social 9/21!

The Asian Dental Organization (ADO) is hosting our WELCOME BACK SOCIAL on Friday, September 21 from 4-6pm in Room 773 (in the dental building). They’ll have board games and Asian snacks! It’s a great way to meet other members, hear about what we are planning for this year, and learn about what e-board positions are available!
Also, we’ll be collecting our annual dues. Please either bring $10 cash or Venmo @trishdang.
($10 goes towards help sessions, social events, etc…It’s a great investment.
You also don’t have to be Asian to join!)

Use your Cantonese language skills to help the local community!

Asian Dental Organization (ADO) is actively looking to identify fluent Cantonese-speaking students who have an interest in being an interpreter for ADO-organized community service events in the community throughout the year. These events could include presentations to a large audience as well as one-on-one interpreting. Student interpreters would be compensated for their time. If you are interested, please email Irene Lang at to be placed on a reserve list to be contacted for potential opportunities.

AO’s Pizza with the People!

Alpha Omega has had so much fun hosting Pizza with the People this year with some phenomenal guests! So far we’ve had lunch with the staff of central sterilization, the dispensaries, and janitorial services! Did you know that there is an overnight shift for the janitorial staff that cleans our school from 10pm to 7am, before we all arrive in the morning? These fantastic people work so hard for all of us here at Tufts and being able to show our appreciation for them has been great. We’re looking forward to having many more lunches with awesome departments from Tufts Dental this year!
If you are interested in joining us for Pizza with the People, don’t forget to sign up to be a member of AO this year and follow us on Instagram at @TuftsAlphaOmega!

Volunteers Needed: Tufts Community Day!

Smile Squad is participating at the yearly Tufts Community Day on Sunday, September 30th from 10:30 am to 3:15 pm. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in giving OHI and sharing the importance of dental care to children and their families.

Many community organizations and Tufts student groups will be present at the event. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Click here to learn more about Tufts Community day:

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 follow the link to sign up by September 24th:

Vinyasa with a View!

Join Dr. Pastan, Katie Dunn TUSDM’s Team Yogis at  Vinyasa with a View at 9OFS, a rooftop garden in the heart of Boston. The event takes place on Tuesday, September 25th at 5pm. Over the years, the team of students, faculty and staff have had wonderful experiences participating in this event. For the past two years, TUSDM Yogis were the second highest fundraising team!

To join the team or make a tax deductible donation to the American Cancer Society and go to:

Questions? Please contact Dr. Pastan at


Where are the D18s now?

Wondering where the D18 class ended up after graduating?

Check out the D18 Career Outcomes Shared Document compiled by Marguerite Moore, Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Career Services to see stats and fun facts about where our D18’s ended up after graduation!

The information was gathered through The First Destination Survey. The Survey is a Career Services initiative to provide an in-depth understanding of the career paths that students take immediately after graduation. Students complete the survey as part of their administrative clearance process. The following data reflects a 95% knowledge rate.  A 6-month follow-up will be conducted to include updated outcomes for students who had not yet cleared or who had not determined a career path upon clearing.

Team Smile at Fenway Park!

Team Smile is a foundation based out of the Mid West.  Its mission is to join sports teams and oral health professionals together to provide dental care to children.  Colgate Palmolive is one of the sponsors TISDM was asked to participate.  18 student spots were available for our students to become assistants.

On Friday, August 31 for the first time, Team Smile made its way to Boston MA.  The venue:  Fenway Park.  Lots of festivities including a DJ, face painting, hand held radiography, hygiene stations, triage stations.  Wally showed up.  Little kids, our students and a few faculty members tried their hand at hip hop!  Upstairs in the Red Sox Suite Rooms, restorative treatment took place.  So now we know how a fancy VIP room can be turned into a dental operatory with a fantastic view of the ball field!

Somewhere around  200 middle graders from PIPP School Boston attended!

Tufts students and faculty had a very nice time doing some good for the little kids in Boston and are excited to hear that most likely plans are in the works for Team Smile to return next year.

AIDPH Federal Service Internship Opportunity

AIDPH’s Federal Service Internship 

The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) would like to invite applications to the Federal Service Internship (FSI) in Washington, DC October 9th-12th. FSI connects students with federal agencies to learn more about federally administered public health programs and opportunities. This internship includes of visits to HRSA, NIDCR, NLM, SAMHSA, and the FDA with presentations from the CDC. This experience is limited to current dental and dental hygiene students. It is anticipated that applicants would provide proof of student status. There is no tuition to participate in the program; however, students are expected to sponsor their own travel and accommodations.

***Note: Previously, this experience has been limited to current Dental Public Health Residents. Applicants from this expanded eligibility will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until available slots are filled. Applications will close on September 7th.***

To learn more about this experience and submit an application, visit the 
AIDPH website. You can reach the Program Coordinator, Annaliese Cothron, at for questions.