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4th Annual Asian Health Symposium

Interested in community-building, networking, and learning about and addressing the impact of stress on Asian immigrant populations?

Join us, on Friday, April 6th from 9:30AM-1:30 PM at the Pao Arts Center in Boston, MA and learn about: 

The stressors related to daily living and social determinants facing Asian immigrants, available resources and services for mitigating the impact of stress in the community, and the value of cross-community dialogue in addressing the impact of stress
on Asian immigrant communities!

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Veterans Day Service with The Mission Continues

Members of the Academy of LDS Dentists recently teamed up with The Mission Continues on Veterans Day for a day of service at the Haynes Early Education Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts!

Brent Mullen (D20) reflects: “We spent the day organizing the library, building shelves, and cleaning up around the school. If you are interested in volunteering with the Academy of LDS Dentists at future events, contact Michael Hammon ( or Brent Mullen (”

“The Fierce Urgency of Now”: MLK Symposium

On January 22nd, Tufts University will host a celebration honoring the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at the Breed Memorial Hall.

This afternoon symposium on civil rights will open with a performance by the Tufts Black Theater Troupe. Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Co-Director of the Tufts African American Freedom Trail Project, will then place our current moment in historical context. Next, a conversation with Boston-based community organizers and activists will discuss how this contemporary moment is shaping their work at the local and national levels.

Click here: (MLK_symposium_2018_letter ) to learn more about the event!

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ASDA District I Student Debate

In just over 1 month, the 9th Annual ASDA District I Student Debate will be held at Yankee Dental Congress in the BCEC Ballroom, 3rd Floor on Saturday, January 27th at 4:30pm. This event is complimentaryRSVP required.

The Debate will feature multiple rounds of friendly competition between all FIVE District I schools plus a pre-dental team. Teams will face off arguing pertinent policy and ethical issues fronting students and practitioners alike.

Immediately following the Debate, the new All Work and No Play Reception will be held in the Ballroom6:30 – 8:30 pm. The reception will feature a DJ, Food, Drinks, Photo booth, Games, and Networking BINGO – a great opportunity to meet other District I students, local dentists, and to win prizes! The Crest & Oral-B ASDA Challenge winners will also be announced at the Reception. All Debate attendees will receive a drink ticket.

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D20’s Volunteer at St. Francis

On November 18, 2017, the class of 2020 volunteered at St. Francis church in Boston. The St. Francis church is a shelter for the homeless and those experiencing poverty. The students promoted oral health through a game board presentation for those at the church.

Robert Brookings (D20) reflects: “During our trip, we learned what needs and wants this specific local population has. We also gained insight into how we can improve these types of events in the future, and how to personalize our presentation to our audience.”

Participants: Rayna Silva, Ruby Wagimin, Vendita Correia, Anne Hefele, Phi Tran, Craig Holliday, Gloria Enjuweh, Robert Brookings.

Volunteers Needed: Yankee Dental HIV Work Group Booth

Interested in getting involved in Yankee Dental this year?

Tufts Dental LGBTQA is looking for volunteers to help staff the HIV Work Group Booth at the Yankee Dental Conference January 25th – 27th! Each 2 hour shift will have 2 Tufts dental students working with staff from the Boston Public Health Commission plus fellow dental students from Harvard and BU.

Click here to sign up! Please be sure to include your full name, class, email and cell phone! Spots filled up quick last year so sign up soon! Read below for more information:

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TUSDM’s Class of 2021

The Class of 2021 is the newest addition to our Tufts family, and they have officially survived one semester at TUSDM we couldn’t be prouder! TUSDM D21 class consists of 203 brilliant students, stemming from 31 US states, 5 different countries, with faiths ranging from agnosticism to Zoroastrianism, and holistically we represent the growing diversity of dental professionals.  Every student that makes up the D21 class is unique in their own way, but united all of their multiplicities make us the amazing community that we are.

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BSRG’s New Research Magazine: Dentes

The Bates Student Research Group (BSRG) E-board is excited to share with you the first student-run research magazine at TUSDM titled Dentēs. Thank you to President Sama Abdul-Aziz (D18) for her leadership representing BSRG and thank you to Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kim (D20) for launching and creating this magazine!

The featured students and faculties for Fall 2017 BSRG magazine are: Andrew Lum (D18), Dr.David Leader, Tuvy Phan (D18), Jason Berglund (D18), Dr.Nicole Holland, David Powers (D20), Craig Holliday (D20), Tracy Gerona (D20), Dr.John Morgan, Eileen Doherty.

We encourage you all to look it over and learn about the exciting projects underway at TUSDM. Hard copies will be available on the 15th floor starting in January.