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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.

Additional Information:

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September Wellness Events

The weather has cooled down, we’re half way through September, and TUSDM is in full gear. Amidst all the classes, projects, clinics, labs, and meetings, please be sure to take some time for yourself! Take a stress break and meet and greet with the Wellness Advisor and a Canine Companion! Be on the lookout for these upcoming Student Wellness Events.

Thursday, September 21: wellness gathering
Wednesday, September 27: transition luncheon
Saturday, September 30: Hiking trip
(see the attached flyer for more information)

Schweitzer Leadership Conference

Attention D20s and D21s!!!
Apply to ATTEND THE SCHWEITZER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE for Free!

For the third year in a row, The Depts. of Public Health and Community Service and Student Affairs are pleased to offer Six Scholarships for this exciting one-day conference!

The annual Schweitzer Leadership Conference (The SPARK Leadership Conference) is an unparalleled opportunity for established and emerging professionals with an interest in building healthier communities to learn from leaders who are shaping the way we think, talk, and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change, and public policy. Nationally known health and health care leaders serve as faculty presenters and the honorees serve as keynote speakers.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Read a REFLECTION about last years’ conference by D19 Jackie Liu: http://tuftsdentalcentral.com/2015/11/15/jacqueline-liu-d19-reflects-on-her-time-at-the-schweitzer-leadership-conference/

To be apply for a scholarship: Please send your name, class year and a TWO-PARAGRAPH statement of interest to Nancy Marks by Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

Please include: Why you want to attend the conference and an area of interest in leadership at TUSDM.

ADEA Tufts Pin

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) student group wants to add an accessory to your professional attire- a Tufts pin! This pin is a fantastic add-on to your lapel when representing the school at local and national conferences or even on your white coat!
Each pin costs $10 and can be purchased by cash or venmo! (Please venmo Adam-Lowenstein)

Please contact an ADEA rep for more information!
Tuvy Phan (D18)
– Meghan Kelley (D19)
– Kalp Juthani (D20)

Thank you for your support!

Bulletin Board Spotlight: Smile Squad and Bates Student Research Group

Swing by the 7th floor and check out the colorful TUSDM Smile Squad bulletin board by the mailboxes! Stop by throughout the month of September to learn more about what they do and their mission to bring a smile on everyone’s face (:

And don’t miss the Bate Student Research Group bulletin board by the 7th floor lounge and learn about the amazing work that our student researchers are up to and upcoming events and deadlines!

Sign-up for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community!