Category Archives: Community Service Activities

LGBTQA Soup Kitchen Health Screenings

Tufts Dental LGBTQA gathered last week to provide dental screenings and oral health exams at the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen. The East Boston Community Soup Kitchen serves meals once a week on Tuesdays and is always looking for more volunteers; call 310-529-1127 or e-mail carly.martin@tufts.edu for more information. Thank you for providing service to our community!

To get more involved in LGBTQA check out their DC home page!

Sign Up for Smile Squad Event!

1.Tufts Community Day
Smile Squad members are encouraged to sign up for the 15th annual Community Day at Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus on September 24! There will be live performances: song, dance, music, story time,  a “Honk” parade, juggling, face painting, a scavenger hunt, STEM, and even Quidditch for Kids! Smile Squad members will be providing oral hygiene instructions to children and families in the community! There will be FREE FOOD (BBQ lunch and refreshments) also at this event! The entire event is from 11am – 3pm. We will have TWO shifts – 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:15pm. Again, pick a shift or sign up for the whole day!
Sign up HERE!

2. Medford Health, Wealth, and Fitness Fair **New Event**!
On Thursday, September  28, 2017, from 5 PM – 7 PM, the Medford Public Schools will be hosting a Fall Harvest Health, Wellness & Fitness  Fair for the City of Medford. The fair will be held in the MHS Gym, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford.  Last year, the Fair was held just for city/school employees, but this year, it is open to the entire City of Medford!  We are hoping that Smile Squad members will be available to join!
Sign up HERE!

Please contact any of the Smile Squad E-Board members if you have any questions.

Smile Squad events!

1. Oak Street fair:
Join Smile Squad at the yearly Oak Street Fair on September 23! Volunteers will provide oral hygiene instructions to children of all ages, parents, and family members. We will have games and puppets to aid in oral hygiene demonstrations. After the educational demos, we’ll be handing out goodies including toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and stickers. It’s a fun and rewarding experience! The families will also participate in many activities including a watermelon eating contest during this event!  There are TWO shifts – 10:30am-1:00pm and
1:00pm-3:15pm. You’re welcome to pick a shift or sign up for the whole day !
Sign up HERE:

2. Tufts Community Day
Smile Squad members are encouraged to sign up for the 15th annual Community Day at Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus on September 24! There will be live performances: song, dance, music, story time,  a “Honk” parade, juggling, face painting, a scavenger hunt, STEM, and even Quidditch for Kids! Smile Squad members will be providing oral hygiene instructions to children and families in the community! There will be FREE FOOD (BBQ lunch and refreshments) also at this event! The entire event is from 11am – 3pm. We will have TWO shifts – 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:15pm. Again, pick a shift or sign up for the whole day!
Sign up HERE:

Please contact any of the Smile Squad E-Board members if you have any questions.

Volunteer with AADMD – Special Care Dentistry!

Tufts American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) will be hosting our first meeting soon, but, in the meantime, your favorite community service events are back in action – Brockton ARC and Lee School! Please only sign up for ONE date for now since spots are limited. If you find out later that you cannot make your session, you must email us so that we can find a replacement. 

Brockton ARC (Friday mornings): Provide dental screenings and oral hygiene instruction on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, accompanied by Maureen Favorito, RDH. 
Where: 1250 West Chestnut St, Brockton, MA – about 30-40 minute drive. AADMD can reimburse for gas money/Uber/Lyft. 
When: 9-11:45am-ish, so you can get back to school for afternoon appointments or classes.
Dates: September 8, November 10
Sign up HERE!
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D20 Community Service Event at GBFB reflection by Gloria Enjuweh (D20)

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest leading hunger-relief agency in New England, providing over 57million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to haave enough to eat each year, feeding more than 140,000 people each month. On February 6, 2017, The D20 Community Service representatives were able to organize a class volunteer event to help organize and distribute food at the GBFB center.

Gloria Enjuweh (D20), who is one of the Community Service class representative reflects:
“It’s always satisfying seeing members of the D20 class working together towards a common goal. Being a part of this simple but rewarding mission has made me become even more sensitive to the needs of others. The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) works passionately to end hunger in Eastern Massachusetts by providing neighbors in need with healthy food and resources. Their mission aligns itself with my beliefs; healthy food, healthy kids, and healthy communities. Its fulfilling to be a part of an organization that provides a service to those who need it the most.”

D20 Participants: Gloria Enjuweh, Robert Brookings, Sandy Lopez, Dena Shuster, David Michaels, Allan Mcquarrie, Mitchell Mcshane, Shivani Bhatt, Lindsey Gallagher, Matthew Y.Chan, and Mariana Barry. 

Mattahunt Middle School Health fair | Maureen Favorito, RDH

Maureen Favorito, RDH is a public health dental hygienist with Smart Smiles. She participated in Mildered Ave Middle School Health Fair located in Mattapan, MA. She educated middle school students how to improve their oral health with various games, activities, and goodies!

“I was part of the Mattahunt Middle School Health Fair on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. All students in grades 6,7, and 8 attended the Health Fair. My assistant Vanessa helped me. We played Dental Jeopardy and Discussed Dental Careers. The 6th and 7th graders were very interested, but the 8th graders did not seem as interested. I think the students all learned some new dental information about, especially how often to brush and floss and which foods are not healthy for your teeth.”

TUSDM Toothbrush donation for formerly homeless seniors wellness package

Special thanks to our TUSDM Department of Public Health for donating the toothbrushes for packages for formerly homeless seniors in honor of One Boston Day. It was incredible to be able to support and contribute in local efforts to help the community through this phenomental organization. The donated toothbrushes were stuffed into reusable bags along with over $100 worth of everyday household products and gift cards for groceries.

Ellen Roth, Director of Development from the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly (City of Boston) shared her sincere gratitude with us (: