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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.

Interested in getting involved at Yankee Dental this year?

D22’s, this volunteer experience qualifies for your OHP hours!

Join Tufts Dental LGBTQA in helping staff the HIV Dental Work Group Booth at the upcoming 2019 Yankee Dental Congress! You’ll be working alongside staff from the Boston Public Health Commission as well as fellow dental students from Harvard and BU to assist in collecting consumables donated each year for use in programs for persons with HIV in MA. Additionally, you will provide information packets and talk to people who stop by the booth about HIV and Dentistry. Each shift is 2-3 hours, and there are 2 volunteers from each school per shift.

LGBTQA’s Celebration of Life

On November 20th, the LGBTQA organization teamed up with faculty and student volunteers to serve a delicious Thanksgiving meal at the 2018 Celebration of Life event in the Hynes Convention Center: Jonathan Candido (D21), Chardai Lyde (D21), Tarlan Sedaghat (D22), Jeff Murat, Mark Gonthier, Dr. Gerard Kugel, Dr. John Morgan.

The Celebration of Life is an event that provides people living with HIV/AIDS a free Thanksgiving meal and an opportunity to connect and celebrate with other members of the HIV/AIDS community who have been living, thriving, and striving. With over 700 guests, this
event is the largest fundraiser of the Boston Living Center and Victory Programs, which serve individuals in New England living with HIV/AIDS.

Chardai Lyde (D21) reflects: “During the Thanksgiving holiday season, it was very inspiring to connect with a community that has been historically marginalized and ostracized yet have strived in the face of adversity through endless love, hope, strength, and compassion. The joy of another year of life was palpable while leaders of the community shared the triumphs of the year, rewarded members who are making a positive impact, and provided words of
encouragement for the future to come. While serving plates of overflowing turkey, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and more, the family atmosphere and welcoming smiles transformed this community service opportunity from solely volunteering to a genuine celebratory experience of life for all. The live band and musicians filled the Hynes Convention Center with cheerful tunes and positive energy. The Celebration of Life was a very memorable event! I look forward to the LGBTQA organization being the future top fundraising team in order to further support this tremendous cause!”

ADO Volunteering Event!

Join ADO for an interprofessional volunteering opportunity with medical and nutrition students! This week, they will be teaching the kids about dairy and making a snack for them to take home. Sign up here!

The event is this Friday, 11/30, 5:30pm at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (38 Ash Street), room 501. It is located in the same building as the Metropolitan apartments!

SNDA Volunteers with YES!

On Tuesday November 6th, SNDA members Tiara Felder, Jonathan Candido, Gabriel Thomas, Marsha Robinson, and Heather Smith did a career workshop for students in middle/high school at Youth Enrichment Services (YES), a nonprofit dedicated to serving low income Boston youth in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “We talked about what a career in dentistry involved, made dental impressions, and played dental jeopardy. It was great to get to know their aspirations and get them excited about dentistry as a career option!”