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American Lung Association: The Fight for Air Climb

Start training today and take the stairs!
The Fight for Air Climb is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association. The Tufts Dental Team is already formed. The climb is 41 stairs at One Boston Place on February 3, 2018. Come just to watch and support the Firefighter’s competition!
Funding for student registration ($35) may be available from other student organizations.
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Challenges & opportunities: A National Oral Health Study of Rwanda

All TUSDM Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to join the TUSDM Department of Public Health and Community Service in Merritt Auditorium on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm for a discussion on Challenges and Opportunities: A National Oral Health Study of Rwanda.

Our speakers will include:
Dr. John Morgan, TUSDM Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Service
Professor Phil Cotton, Vice Chancellor, University of Rwanda
Dr. Donna Hackley, TUSDM Department of Public Health and Community Service
Mr. Jean Damascene Ndabirora, LLA 2018 Rwanda, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Our speakers will explore topics on:

  • The importance of a national oral health study for Rwanda
  • Unique challenges of conducting a national oral health study in Rwanda
  • Human rights aspects regarding oral health

Please RSVP to Gerard Cedrone at
Dinner will be provided beginning at 4:45pm. 

MA Joint committee Public Hearing Testimony by Alec Eidelman (D18)

On Tuesday, September 12th, there was a hearing on “Food and Nutrition: Oral Health by the Massachusetts Joint Committee.  More specifically, there was a hearing regarding legislation to enact mid-level dental providers for the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Alec Eidelman (D18) who is a DMD, MPH Dual degree candidate had participated testifying against Bill S. 1169, and FOR H. 2820/S. 142. Check out Alec’s written testimony BELOW….

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SNDA Impressions Day 2017

The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) is preparing for our annual Impressions Day!

Impressions Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30AM to 4PM. 

The Impressions Day Program invites high school and college students from diverse backgrounds to TUSDM to expose them to the field of dentistry. If you know any high school or college students who are considering a career in dentistry or simply want to learn more about the field, feel free to invite them to Impressions Day!
Impressions Day 2017 Eventbrite Tickets Link:

Please note: SNDA will host a short Volunteer Informational for all volunteers October 31st in the Rachel’s Amphitheater from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
We encourage any and all to help make this Impressions Day 2017 meaningful for the pre-dental students in any way you can! Should you have any questions, please feel free to email SNDA Diversity Initiatives Officer, Taphaphene Young, Thank you for your time!


Smile Squad Oak Fair Reflection by Stephanie Alvarez (D20) & Simran Kaur (D20)

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This past Saturday, September 23rd, Smile Squad participated at the annual Oak Fair in Chinatown. The children and families were very excited to see us there again. It was great to interact with them despite their language barriers. Most were eager to show us how they brush and floss their teeth regularly while others were a bit shy at first but with the help of their parents as translators we were able to better interact with them. They enjoyed using the different puppets and toothbrushes we had available for demonstrational purposes. The event was a great turn out. Each child had a different skill level when it came to brushing and flossing. It was rewarding to see them eager to practice and improve their habits. They enjoyed getting new toothbrushes, toothpaste, and stickers.

Stephanie Alvarez (D20) and Simran Kaur (D20) reflects….

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Introducing our newest DC staff, Pranali Vyas (D21)!!

Pranali Vyas is a D21 at TUSDM. In the past, she’s worked with Adobe InDesign and WordPress to edit newspapers and other pieces of writing and she is excited to bring some of my skills over to DentalCentral. She enjoys long walks on the beach and consuming elephant amounts of coffee. Pranali is looking forward to joining the team at Dental Central and working to maintain and enhance a wonderful platform for the students and faculty at Tufts! 
– Pranali Vyas (D21) 

New England Rural Health Conference

Call for Poster Proposals!

We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for our conference poster session.  Are you connected to a program or research project related to our conference theme, tracks or areas of focus that you would like to share with conference attendees?  We are looking for posters related to our specialized tracks including: Oral Health, Public Health, Hospitals and Health Systems, Workforce Development and Behavioral Health as well as our areas of focus including forming community partnerships, leveraging funds, recruitment and retention strategies, primary care collaborations with integrated delivery systems, hospital and clinic management, population health, and utilizing telehealth technologies. We encourage academic posters about original research and also welcome less formal posters about special programs or projects. The poster exhibits are best described as a show and tell opportunity versus a formal poster presentation session.  All posters will be displayed in public areas of the conference facility – there will time during breaks for attendees to view the posters.

The deadline for submissions is October 1st.  All poster proposals will be reviewed by October 9th. Click HERE to register.

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