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Women in Dentistry Panel

On Thursday, January 11th, the TUSDM Women in Dentistry Committee will be hosting a Women in Dentistry: Rewards, Challenges, and Pitfalls panel.

Check out the flyer attached here (WomenInDentistryPanel 2018 (1)) for more information! Please RSVP to Gerard Cedrone at

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.

New England Conference on Global Health

The Massachusetts Medical Society is excited to announce the New England Conference on Global and Community Health for Trainees which will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018. See the attached flyer (Global Health Conf – One Page Flyer – 12182017) for more information!


Thank You from our Troops!

Last month, the Tufts Dental Health Professional Scholarship Program students sponsored a “Drive for the Troops.” When the packages are sent out to the troops, a letter is encoled with the Tufts logo thanking the military members for their service and that we are keeping them in our thoughts. These military members have received our packages and are very grateful. Thank you to everyone for supporting the drive and our troops overseas!

Bates-Andrews Research Day

Mark your calendars! This year’s TUSDM Bates-Andrews Research Day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Research poster presentations and commercial exhibitors will be from 11:30am-4:00pm on the 14th and 15th floors of the dental school. In addition, to help celebrate TUSDM’s 150th anniversary this year, we are excited to be joining with the Office of Alumni Affairs as they hold their annual Student Alumni Networking Session immediately following the Bates Day poster presentations.  The registration for the Student Alumni Networking will be available January 10th.

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HDA Members Lead Team to 2nd Place in National Contest

HDA leaders Krysten Herrero and Elizabeth Betances lead team to Second Place in National Contest 

The Hispanic Dental Association launched Nuestros Niños, a Colgate-sponsored  national contest through Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) Chapters to address oral health care issues with Hispanic children under 6 years old.

D18s Krysten Herrero and Elizabeth Betances led the project with the guidance of Dr. Martha Forero and team: Ann-Marie Vu, Brandon Wong, Isamary Bernet, Yusleisy Camacho, Dr. Rocio Saavedra, and Dr. Leopoldo Correa. They developed an educational tool after evaluating what barriers Hispanic families are facing to finding dental care for their children, and then tested the prototype in the community.

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Bake Sale for Jumbo Hurricane Relief—Baked Goods Needed! 

We are the Jumbo Hurricane Relief — a small group of Tufts students and faculty from around the university who have joined together to raise funds for the Caribbean islands devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. We have been fundraising through various events and bake sales, and have raised in more than $2,750.

We are trying to raise $15,000 by the end of the 2018 school year and are doing so through various events and bake sales. For the weekend of  (12/8-12/10), we are hoping to raise $2,500 through 5 bake sales and are in dire need of baked goods. If you could donate some baked goods, we would greatly appreciate your help!

You could sign up to bake below and contact Pietra Check (, who can arrange to pick up the goods in a central location on the Boston campus. Pietra will be on the Boston campus next Friday, 12/8.

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Racial Literary Workshop

Dr. Howard Stevenson, author of “Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools,” will lead this racial literacy workshop open to all students, parents, educators, and researchers. Light dinner will be served. Space for this event is limited; please RSVP to Natalya Zaika (!

AAID 2017 Annual Conference

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) had their annual conference in San Diego, the weekend of October 13-16!

Andrew G. Lum (D19) reflects: “Attending the AAID annual conference was a wonderful opportunity that would not have been possible without the generous help of my mentors and the research department at Tufts. This conference had a more intimate feeling than other meetings I’ve attended in the past and as a result, I was able to hear many of the main podium speakers, and sit-in during some of the hands-on workshops. I highly encourage any interested students who are conducting implant related research to consider applying for the AAID student research grant since it gave me exposure to organized dentistry on a smaller platform and challenged me as as presenter to think critically alongside established clinician-researchers in implant dentistry.”

Event with Zhubin Parang, Head Writer at the Daily Show

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute will welcome Zhubin Parang, Head Writer at Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, to discuss how the show is adapting and responding to the unprecedented political and media climate that the 2016 presidential election ignited.

Parang will discuss the editorial decisions The Daily Show team faces daily in creating content for their show, and explore the role that journalists and comedians play in sustaining a healthy political dialogue. Join us for a lively, free program on the unique role late-night shows and satire play in balancing comedy and reporting the news to generate a conversation on issues of national significance. If interested, RSVP here!

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