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SJA: March for Science

Left to right D18s: Kevin Campbell, Spencer Nice, Mikenah Vega, Andrew Lum.

A group of our TUSDM students with Social Justice Alliance participated in the March for Science which took place on Saturday, April 22 in the Boston Common. The march celebrated the diverse array of scientific research occurring in Boston and also promoted evidence based practices, education, literacy, funding, and communication.

Spencer Nice (D18) reflects:
“Social justice and science play important roles in everything we do, especially in dentistry. Science allows us to see the world as it is, and shows us where injustices exist. While attending the March for Science, I came into a discussion about how science is a field where we search for the best equitable and just practices. It allows us to set aside our preconceived notions and stop judging; to take a better look at what is actually occurring. Continue reading SJA: March for Science

Swarm to serve | Gary Kersey (D20)

SWARM TO SERVE: The buzz surrounding an initiative to replenish 18 community libraries and how a TUSDM student is partnering to improve health literacy.

 Written by: Gary Kersey, Jr.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine ‘20
The youngest and first to co- author a children’s dental book, entitled: “Everyone Smiles”. Member of the Health Literacy Intensive at TUSDM. Community Service Liaison for the Student National Dental Association.

This past Spring Break, I was able to form a partnership with the Charlotte Hornets/NBA and Bank of America on their 2017 Book Drive to replenish 18 libraries within the community. I became aware of the book drive while browsing the Hornets’ website as I am an avid sports fan and always like to keep up with the latest news involving sports teams from my home-state. While on the website, I came across a post regarding a Book Drive which sparked a thought to reach out to a friend who serves as the Manager of Marketing for the Hornets organization.

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Smile squad Highlights!

Smile squad volunteers gathered to celebrate their community service this past year, as well as to welcome next year’s e-board members. Students from all classes were present to enjoy lunch and brainstorm ideas to grow the club in the upcoming school year.

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Multicultural Night!

TUSDM’s cultural student organization invites you to the first ever TUSDM multicultural night!!! It will be held in the Merritt Auditorium on Monday, April 24th! Dinner will begin at 6:30PM and performances will begin at 7:30PM.  Come celebrate and learn about all of the unique backgrounds, cultures, religions, etc. that make up our Tufts community!!

We hope to see you all there (:

edX Learning opportunity: Opioid Crisis in America

Title: Whit’s Son By: Nancy Marks

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination. For those who want to learn more about the Opioid Crisis, they are offering a free class called, Opioid Crisis in America. Additionally, Nancy Marks, TUSDM Community Service Coordinator’s project called The Intimacy of Memory: Reframing Loss and Overcoming Stigma in the Face of Opioid Overdose is featured in Chapter 4.

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DC bulletin board spotlight: HANCO!

Be sure to stop by and check out our updated 7th floor DC Bulletin Board by Merritt that Head and Neck Cancer Organization (HANCO) has taken over! April is oral cancer awareness month, and they have provided the latest updates on event highlights, upcoming opportunities, and other information pertaining to their vision and mission. The student organization aims to better educate students and members of the community on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer through various educational and community service opportunities (:


MDS New Dentist Panel Series

The MDS Boston District and New Dentist Committee have planned a wonderful event for new dentists, dental students/residents, and anyone interested in practice ownership on April, 7 at 5:30PM. The event is coming up in 4 days and will be capped at 40 participants so if you’re interested, sign up early!

The evening will start with an hour of food plus beer and wine, and a panel session led by Drs. Michael Cooper, Mario Lucca, Sathish Palayam, and Rosie Wagner. There will be an additional hour at the end for continued food and drinks to network as well. The coordinators have planned it specifically without any corporate sponsors to hear the true stories about their journeys from our colleagues. Mario and Rosie will talk about their experience with their startups as an oral surgeon and a general dentist, and Michael and Sathish will talk about their stories on practice transition and acquisitions.

The event will be held on the 19th floor of the Hancock Tower on Clarendon street in Boston with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Cost to attend is $25 and to register, follow the link:
Hope to see many of you there on Friday 4/7!