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AO Tooth Day @ Fenway reflection by Jordan Siegel (D18)

On July 18th, 2017 Alpha Omega participated in the annual Tooth Day at Fenway. The night begun with several members and faculty mentors promoting oral health awareness and performing oral cancer screenings to fans. Then the rest of the night was spent watching the Red Sox game against the Toronto Blue jays (:

“Tooth day is a successful event every year! It’s a great opportunity to reach out to a local community and raise oral health awareness and also promote Tufts Dental School. We all felt that many of the vendors working at the game not only anticipate the event each year now 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 food as a thank you!
Participants:Megan Milder (D18), Jordan Siegel (D18), Lauren Trager (D18), Dr. Paul Trombley, and Dr. Tanya Wright

Reflected by: Jordan Siegel (D18)

“When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents”

4 years into the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s major provision, 29million Americans still lack health insurance. With high medical expenses and inadequate health system, many struggle to find the care that they need. There’s an increasing anticipation for pop-up free clinics, where hundreds of people in pain line up in desperation.

Read more HERE

(New York Times)

Crowd funding support comes to TUSDM!

Trying to raise money for a community service trip or activity?? Get support from Tufts!  Tessa Buckley from University Advancement in Medford gave a Tufts Crowdfunding presentation on Tuesday, June 27.  Over twenty students attended, along with interested staff and faculty.   Check out the slides and contact Tessa Buckley and/or Nancy Marks, Community Service Coordinator to discuss your goals.

Link to Download powerpoint below:
Crowdfunding Dental 6.27.17

Welcome TUSDM Class of 2021!!

Warmest welcome to our Class of 2021! Congratulations on beginning your education at one of the greatest dental schools in the nation. We’re incredibly excited to have you here. Hope everyone got a chance to settle in and explore the city as well!

Dental Central serves as a hub that community members can access to increase awareness to the all sorts of news, activities, and events happening in our community! Share your pictures with the Dental Central Social Wall by using #tusdm or #dentalcentral on Instragram and Twitter.

Have a great orientation week (:

ASDA District 1 Summer Social

You are ALL invited to the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) District 1 Summer Social! Not only will it help develop your leadership and team building skills, but it will be a great opportunity to network and hang out with other dental students within our district (Tufts, B.U., Harvard, U Conn, and UNE). I heard that it was an absolute blast last year, and I’m sure it will be even more fun this year! Details of the trip are as follows:

Date: 8/25-8/27 
Location: Jiminy Peak Resort (Hancock, MA)

**Very important – RSVP by Friday 7/28** – the link is here: https://goo.gl/forms/lB8Dp8heBep6YMUJ3

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1 year ago today… Mini Medical School at Boston MOS (Dr. Ing)

About 1 year ago from today, Dr. Ing shared her summer fun activity at Boston Museum of Science. She had started working with the museum since her days as a dental student at Tufts. When she was asked to participate in “Mini Medical School Day” she presented fun and interactive activities with the help of students and faculty members. The event provided a learning environment that promoted interest in health care like medicine and dentistry.

Check out her reflection HERE

Whether you travel to faraway places or stay close to home, we want to see what you’re up to! Share your summer activities on Instagram and tag #dentalcentral & #tusdm (:

Reflections by Smile Squad!

 

On June 4th, 2016 Smile Squad members had the opportunity to participate and represent Tufts at a local Health & Wellness Fair organized by the United India Association of New England. Oral health awareness was promoted to more than one hundred local families that attended the event. Smile Squad members Simran Kaur (D20), Thais Antunes (D20), Amy Hong (D20), Lindsay Hughes (D20) worked alongside with Sangita Murali (D18), Dr. Gandhi, and Dr. Rungta promoting oral health awareness. Free oral cancer screenings were held throughout the event and families had the opportunity to obtain oral hygiene instructions along with many pamphlets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, that will hopefully inspire them to keep up with their daily oral hygiene.

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