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Dental Central Week 3 Trivia!

Hop on Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a PRIZE each week!

Week 2 Winner: Congratulations to Emerly Hsu!

This week’s question:

Who can paint a painting, give out toothbrushes for outreach programs, deepen your understanding of health disparities in Chinatown, and tell you your Saturn return? And in which department can you find this person? (This one is a challenge! Two of these hints can be found on DC and will bring you to the answer.)

Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

MDS/ASDA luncheon reflection by Airy Choi (D20)

On Monday, July 31st, MDS (Massachusetts Dental Society) and Tuft’s ASDA (American Student Dental Association) welcomed the incoming D’21 class with lunch and these awesome shades to kick off the new school year. David Lustbader, MDS President; Dean Mary-Jane Hanlon, MDS Trustee and interim associate dean of clinical affairs; and Agatha Kao, D18 ASDA Class Representative led the discussion and introduced them to the importance of their involvement in organized dentistry through MDS and ASDA. Organized dentistry allows our voices to be heard, and it advocates for the future of our profession and oral health of our patients.

Reflection written by Airy Choi (D20)

Duffel Bag Sales This Week – 7th floor lounge

Dental Central Duffel Bags are BACK for sale! These are PERFECT for operative kits, traveling, gym,etc. You may have seen some of your classmates carry one around school, and now you can amp up your organization with your very own snazzy DC Duffel bag (:

Pricing: $20 per bag – comes with a bonus water bottle!
Cash, check, and venmo are all accepted (:

Visit our table outside the 7th floor student lounge this Tuesday 8/8-Thursday 8/10 from 12pm-1pm .
If you cannot make it during those times or would like to reserve a bag, please contact tuftsdc@gmail.com.

Colgate-Palmolive & NMF Leadership program scholarship

Colgate-Palmolive and National Medical Fellowship (NMF) are pleased to announce The Colgate-Palmolive/NMF Dental Leadership Program. This need-based award provides two (2) $5,000 scholarships to support underrepresented minority students, who are enrolled in an accredited US dental school (DDS/DMD) program and demonstrate commitment to leadership and serving medically underserved communities. Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Click HERE for link

USAF Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 13th there will be a U.S. Air Force Luncheon session providing information regarding AF scholarships and opportunities. The lunch will take place in the 7th floor Becker Boardroom.

Colonel Michael Cunningham will be coming straight from the Pentagon with one of our AF Tufts alumni, Dr. Yuehang Su (D16).
The Air Force provides amazing opportunities to enrich your experience as a dentist, as well as provide Health Professional Scholarships which you may be interested in as far as reducing your debt. One thing every new dental graduate is lacking is experience. The Air Force would give you the experience, be it in a GPR, AEGD or just practicing dentistry without being concerned about overhead, personnel support, insurances etc. You would be a much more viable candidate for a civilian position after practicing AF dentistry. Being an Air Force veteran himself (as an enlisted man, general dentist and endodontist), Dr. Charles Rankin can testify what a great opportunity the USAF has presented to him. So if you’re curious in what the Air Force may be able to offer you, please send an email to Charles.rankin@tufts.edu for any questions and to be put on the guest list for the luncheon.

Student Organization updates!

ATTENTION Student Org Leaders!!

  1. The Student Activities Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 26th from 12:00-1:00pm in the Alumni Lounge and 15th Floor corridor.
    • Please email Karen.Alexander@tufts.edu and let her know who from each student organization will be attending and representing your group at the fair.  Also, if you have not already informed her, please let her know who the 2017-2018 leadership contacts are for your organization so she can update her contact listing.
  2. Budget Proposals: The deadline to submit student organization budget proposals for funding from the Office of Student Affairs will be Friday, September 1. All proposals should be 1-2 pages in length and include the following information:

Continue reading Student Organization updates!

HDA: GSL to Dominican Republic

This August, the Student Hispanic Dental Association will be taking its annual global service learning trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to provide dental care to the surrounding local community that has little to no access to dental care.

We have will been fundraising all year to be able to travel with 23 students and 6 faculty members to provide comprehensive dental care. For 1 week, we will be providing dental exams, cleanings, fillings, and extractions as needed, as well as providing everyone with toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and oral hygiene instruction and reinforcement. It is an extremely rewarding, uplifting experience as well as a very unique opportunity to offer our services as full-time dental providers to a community in need.

As a team of Tufts Dental students, it is challenging to afford this trip, and we would greatly appreciate any donation that you are able to make – large or small. The link below will direct you to our GoFundMe Page.
https://www.gofundme.com/tuftsdental

Your contribution would mean the world to us.  Every penny counts!
Thank you so much for your support and for sharing our passion by being a part of this truly amazing cause!!!

– Elizabeth Betances (D18) –