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HANCO AC/DC Oral Cancer Screenings

On October 28th, Head and Neck Cancer Organization (HANCO) volunteered at the AC/DC Seminar in Boston  to promote oral health and head and neck cancer awareness. Daria Ameri (D19) and Aekta Patel (D18) also gave a presentation on head & cancer.

Aekta Patel (D18) reflects: “At this event, we saw again that many people are unaware of head & neck cancer, along with their overall dental health. We were able to spread awareness of dentistry, and really appreciated that the community was very receptive towards learning more about oral health.”

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Boston

 The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Boston is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Founded in 1992, the Boston Chapter is the oldest of the Schweitzer program sites located across the U.S. dedicated to developing a pipeline of emerging professionals who enter the workforce with the skills and commitment necessary to address unmet health needs. Since the program’s inception, Schweitzer Fellows in Boston—competitively chosen from health-focused graduate student applicants in a variety of fields—have worked tirelessly to address health disparities and the social determinants of health throughout the greater Boston and Worcester areas.  Upon successful completion of the initial Fellowship year, Fellows have the opportunity to participate in an alumni network of Fellows for Life– an interdisciplinary pipeline of emerging professionals who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities.

The application period for the 2018-2019 cohort will open on November 14, and applications are due February 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  Continue reading Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Boston

HPSP Troop Drive

Today starts the annual Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)‘s Troop Drive to collect items and donations to be sent to our troops overseas during the Holidays. Every noontime hour until next Tuesday 11/21,  a table will be set up in the 4th floor Sackler cafeteria for collection. Popular items include DVDs, CDs, holiday decorations, T-shirts, work out items, magazines, candy etc. If you donate cash, it’ll help with the postage or be used to purchase items. Just imagine yourself being overseas, far from home, serving your country. What would you like to receive? What would pleasantly surprise you?

In addition, if you have a relative or know someone serving overseas in the military; email Dr. Rankin before Thanksgiving to make sure  they receive something during the Holidays!

HDA: East Boston OHC reflection by Nicolette Angioli (D19)

On October 20, Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) volunteered in East Boston to promote oral health care to children and members of the community.

Nicolette Angioli (D19) reflects: “So far HDA has had multiple events in East Boston with the Most Holy Redeemer Parish. They have been very successful events for both the children who attend and the TUSDM community. The children look forward to our visits and are very engaged in learning about oral health. The Tufts students really enjoy interacting with the children and being able to volunteer in a Hispanic community.”

   Volunteers: 
Sandy Perez D’19
Nicolette Angioli D’19
Roberto Aleman D’20
Christian Mendoza D’20
Janelle Diaz D’20
Mason Fortuno D’20
Haneen Shehadeh D’20
Melissa Ruiz D’20
Amanjot Sarao D’20
Christopher Lucido D’20
Al McQuarrie D’20
Katherine Ynsinare D’21
Gabbi Sangiovanni D’21
Orestes Riera D’21

SNDA Cradles to Crayons

On October 1stStudent National Dental Association (SNDA) volunteered at Cradles to Crayons, an organization to support childhood poverty.

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “Volunteering at the Cradle to Crayons Giving Factory was such a rewarding experience. Tufts Dental SNDA along with students from Boston University helped sort through children’s clothes and package them so that they can be distributed to children in need. This opportunity was a lot of fun and we were able to positively impact over 100 children with care packages!”

Recap: SNDA Impressions Day 2017

The Tufts Chapter of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) would like to thank all of the TUSDM student volunteers, faculty, and staff members who contributed their time and efforts this weekend to make Impressions Day 2017 a huge success!

Over 75 pre-dental high school and college students attended Impressions Day this past weekend. It was more than apparent that the students were incredibly impressed with Tufts Dental and left excited for future careers in dentistry! Continue reading Recap: SNDA Impressions Day 2017

7th SPEA Annual Session

On October 19th to the 21st, the Student Professional and Ethics Association (SPEA) members Ian Dickinson (D19), Lauren Hagspiel (D19), Stefane Bourguignon (D20), and Jesse Huston (D19) had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta to attend the 7th SPEA Annual Session.

Ian Dickson (D19) reflects: “Members from all over the country and Canada gathered for a weekend packed with events and presentations from several incredible speakers (including Chris Salierno from The Curious Dentist Blog and ASDA White Paper author Michael C. Meru) on inter-professional teamwork, the changing demographics in dentistry, and dealing with ethical situations in corporate dentistry, to name a few. The session was a truly enriching and inspiring event and we look forward to sharing our newfound skills and experiences with all members of the Tufts community.”