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AO Tooth Day!

On July 10, 2018 Tufts AO hosted their Annual Tooth Day at Fenway Park. They provided baseball fans with oral hygiene instruction, screened for oral cancer with Velscope, and handed out tooth brushes and toothpaste.

Adit Gadh (D21) reflects: “We had over 30 people attend the game together from the Tufts community and everyone had a great time. Check out some of the photos and don’t forget to sign up next year! Tooth day has continuously been one of our most successful events. It serves as a great opportunity to reach out to our local community and raise oral health awareness alongside promoting TUSDM. In addition to interacting with baseball fans, many of the vendors working at the game not only anticipate the event each year, but are very grateful for the screenings and toothbrushes/pastes. We got many thanks from potential new patients, and one vendor even brought us over lobster rolls as a thank you!”

Members: Molly Rosen (D19), Jesse Feuerstein (D19), Kelly Ruggieri (D19), Harjaap Singh (D21), Adit Gadh (D21), Adam Lowenstein (D20) 


Welcome to the Tufts family, D22’s! 

Dental Central is a hub for members of the Tufts community to broadcast upcoming events and to collaborate through community service, volunteerism, and much more. Here, you can access sign up for community service events, see photos and reflections from past student experiences, and stay up to date with what is going on through the school. Look out for a more detailed email introducing Dental Central later this week!

We are all so excited to have you here—good luck and enjoy orientation!

“Investigating the Antibacterial Potential of Honey on Plaque Bacteria” Thesis Presentation

Dr. Husam Bensreti, a candidate for the Master of Science in Dental Research, will be presenting his thesis defense on Tuesday July 24th from 1:00PM-3:00PM in Room #770 of the Dental School.  His thesis is entitled “Investigating the Antibacterial and Antibiofilm Potential of Honey on Plaque Bacteria.

This event is open to all members of the Tufts Dental Community!

Volunteers Needed! TeamSmile + Boston Red Sox

Volunteer at an exciting community service event to treat children on Friday August 31st at Fenway Park! Students can help screen and assist dentists who will treat the kids of all ages that come in for prophies, restorative work and extractions.

There are approximately 16 student spots left, if you’re interested in signing up click here!

“Efficacy of Er:YAG Laser in Decontamination of Dental Implants” Thesis Presentation

Dr. Hani Almoharib, a candidate for the Master of Science in Dental Research, will present his thesis defense on Tuesday July 17th at 12:00pm in the Glickman Library on the 12th floor of the Dental School.  The thesis is entitled “Efficacy of Er:YAG Laser in Decontamination of Dental Implants: an In-vitro Study.” 

This event is open to all members of the Tufts Dental Community, and we hope you can attend!


Don’t forget to join AO at their yearly Tooth Day at Fenway! Tickets are $36 each for bleacher seats together with BU, Harvard, and other Tufts Dental students.

Fill out this form below to reserve your tickets! Hope to see you all there!…/1FAIpQLSc3kcDgNbAvWlQTGu…/viewform

Free Museum Fridays!

Staying in Boston for the summer and looking for fun, free activities to do? Whether it’s having a picnic in Boston Commons or taking a stroll by the Esplanade there are plenty of things to do in and around the city. Check out the free museum dates running throughout the summer at institutions all around Boston here!


Support Oral Health Care for MassHealthMembers!

Please consider supporting the legislative efforts to extend periodontal service benefits to the adult MassHealth members. The ways you can advocate for this important legislation are outlined above! The funding is currently being considered as part of the final House of Representatives budget recommendations for the Commonwealth’s FY19 budget.


Touring Global Art Show on view on 15th Floor

Got a few minutes? Hike up to the 15th floor and check out the winners of the Tufts University-Wide Global Photo Contest.  The talented D19 Jessaca York  is amongst the winners! (Special thanks to Bill and James from Facilities for their help with the hanging!) The Exhibition will be up through the summer before heading off to another campus.