Category Archives: Community Service Activities

SNDA Students collaborate to Spread the Love: Valentine’s Day Cards

For Valentine’s day this year, Tufts SNDA members gathered together to make cards for children at the hospital.

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “Always a pleasure getting together as a group to do something special for others. SNDA put together creative cards for children at Tufts Floating Hospital for Valentine’s Day. We hope to make them smile!”

Volunteer with Jumbo Kitchen!

Take an hour out of your week to teach kids about dental nutrition and make a fun snack with them! A dental nutrition themed Jumbo’s kitchen session led by dental students in ADO will be taking place Friday, March 1, 5:30-6:30pm at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (38 Ash Street, Boston, MA), Room 501. All are welcome to sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FxE4HScVwUYlEUXmFld8fh7O_wbMf_A0Cw1pbu9tjis/edit?usp=sharing

Jumbo’s kitchen is an interprofessional volunteer opportunity with medical and nutrition students, and takes place on several Fridays throughout the semester. Email Irene Lang (irene.lang@tufts.edu) with any questions.

Join the Tufts Ruck team for Tough Ruck – Boston Marathon Ruck

The Tufts Ruck team is taking on the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon Ruck March again this year! Student Affairs is sponsoring 40 slots for students to participate by covering their registration fee. We also welcome faculty and staff to join us as well.  The event covers a 26.2 mile walk on a relatively flat course, and each participant carries a backpack weighing at least 15 pounds of food that we will donate to the New England Center and Home for Veterans.  The event sounds daunting, but all 50 Team-TUSDM participants enjoyed a great time last year filled with fun, laughter, accomplishment and a blister or two. Each finish received an official Boston Marathon Medal (see the pictures above).

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Volunteer with ADO at the Golden Age Center!

Join Asian Dental Organization in improving the health literacy of Chinese seniors in the Tufts Dental neighborhood on Friday, February 22, 1-2pm at the nearby Golden Age Center (25 Essex St, Boston, MA). This visit, we will be teaching them about dental nutrition and some associated English vocabulary. All are welcome to sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14kTqY1KZvizPdhTAE1sWCZMt_c-eW7OUJ06-p9h78s0/edit?usp=sharing 

Email Irene Lang (irene.lang@tufts.edu) with any questions.

DSD Collects for Horizons for Homeless

It’s that time of year again to attend Yankee! Every year we all get so much free stuff at Yankee, some of which we don’t need.


Tufts is all about service to the community, so: Consider donating them!!!
Delta Sigma Delta will be collecting toothbrushes, toothpastes, floss, and any other dental tool that can be used by the average person to maintain oral health.
These will then be donated to Horizons for Homeless children, a non profit organization that helps children of homeless families to continue normal growth and development during transitional periods. 


They will then be distributed to family shelters throughout Boston!
DSD will place a large box in the 7th floor student lounge, drop all donations in there. 

AADMD Members apply their knowledge and Skills at Brockton area Arc!

On Friday, January 25, Vendita Correia (D20), Kelsey Bjornson (D22), Miranda Boynton (D22), Kathryn Sierra (D22), and Haley Jane Sicard (D22) spent their morning volunteering at Brockton Area ARC. There they were able to provide head and neck exams, oral screenings, OHI, and applied fluoride varnish to teeth of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The TUSDM students described their experience as both humbling and rewarding. They would like to thank AADMD for the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that they work each day to develop in order to provide the best patient care possible. 

D22s Take time out for Community Servings

We had a cozy group of ten students help at a food bank at Community Servings, which serves nutrition meals to the greater Boston area. While there, we helped organize salads, and even got to bake cookies on a large scale — definitely a new experience seeing all those big machines. We learned a ton about the behind-the-scenes work that is so essential to all the good we do out in the field. 

D22 Volunteers: James Cruz, Revana Awadallah, Elizabeth Banister, Sarina Shafiyan-Rad, Austin Jacob, Janki Shingala, Jesus Vivar, Laimarie Alas-Dorsey, Mehtab Manji, Ozair Ferozuddin
   
Revana Awadallah (D22) reflects:  “Community Servings was a wonderful way to bond with my classmates outside of school in a way where we were able help people who need it the most. Definitely going back soon!” 

Elizabeth Banister (D22) reflects: “I had so much fun volunteering with my classmates at Community Servings, that I forgot I was volunteering. I’m grateful that I got to be part of the work this organization is doing for the community.” 

Sarina Shafiyan-Rad (D22) reflects: “After having nutrition last semester, we all know how important a patient’s nutrition is to their overall health. It was amazing to support an organization that puts so much emphasis on a public health issue that’s unfortunately often overlooked.” 

SNDA Members volunteer at MLK Cambridge Day of Service

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “It was great doing hands-on service projects to help make a difference in the lives of others! This MLK day we made fleece scarves and blankets for homeless children and adults, and Valentines for elders and veterans at the 9th Annual Cambridge Day of Service organized by Many Helping Hands 365.”

Jumbo’s kitchen volunteering with ADO!

Join the Tufts Asian Dental Organization for an interprofessional volunteering opportunity with medical and nutrition students! We will teach kids at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center about a nutrition topic and make a snack with them.

The event is this Friday, 1/25, 5:30-6:30pm at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (38 Ash Street), room 501. It is located in the same building as the Metropolitan apartments. Please sign in at the front desk.

Sign up here

HDA volunteers at East Boston Community!

On January 12th, Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) students (Daniela Rendon, David Garcia, Kristina Caravelli, Luke Devaney, Mercedes Wert, Orestes Riera, Sara Bustos, Vanessa Diaz, and co-faculty Dr. Forero) volunteered at the East Boston Community by promoting oral health care to children. 

Mercedes Wert (D21) reflects: “This past Saturday, a group of us had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at HDA’s East Boston event to help teach children about proper oral hygiene and the importance of visiting the dentist. It was a fun-filled morning full of activities that tested the children’s dental knowledge and let them demonstrate how they brushed the furry green dinosaur’s giant teeth! It was such a rewarding experience to see how engaged and excited about learning all things dental-related they became and to see them all leave with big smiles on their faces and new toothbrushes in their hands!”