Category Archives: Awards, Contests, and Programs

AAPHD exciting opportunity!

Attention 3rd years/D19s!!

There’s a special opportunity for you guys! They are looking for a passionate third year student to collaborate with Prof. Hagel and Dr. Patterson on an initiative with Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. For more info  email

Dental Central D21 Trivia: Week 2

Hop on to Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted. Please submit your answer to

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a prize each week!

Week 1 winner: Congratulations to Jamie Abraham!

Week 2 question: See bulletin board on the 7th floor by the mailboxes 🙂

Colgate-Palmolive & NMF Leadership program scholarship

Colgate-Palmolive and National Medical Fellowship (NMF) are pleased to announce The Colgate-Palmolive/NMF Dental Leadership Program. This need-based award provides two (2) $5,000 scholarships to support underrepresented minority students, who are enrolled in an accredited US dental school (DDS/DMD) program and demonstrate commitment to leadership and serving medically underserved communities. Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Click HERE for link

Dental Central D21 Trivia

Hop on Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted. Please submit your answer to

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a prize each week!

This week’s question:

Which student group runs a free healthcare project on a bimonthly basis for underserved populations where dental students provide oral screenings, fluoride varnish, and more?

An alumni’s special gift to SPEA

Pictured below from left to right: Ahmad Abazari D19 (D19 Representative), Dr. Kathryn Ragalis (Advisor), Stefane Bourguignon D20 (Secretary), Dr. Huw Thomas (Dean of TUSDM), Dr. Steve Rubin (Advisor), Lauren Hagspiel D19 (Vice President), Ashley Mullaney D19 (Treasurer), Ian Dickinson D19 (President), Jesse Huston D19 (Member at Large)

Tufts Alumni Loves Ethics!

Last month the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA) received a generous donation from TUSDM alumnae Dr. Janice Conrad, who sent a check with the award money from winning the Thomas Winkler Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Dentistry.

If you haven’t heard of SPEA (or the ACD), we are an organization focused on encouraging, maintaining, and promoting the further learning of ethical and professional behavior in the dental profession. SPEA is your friendly liaison for ethical queries or when you want policy changes at Tufts.

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Publish Your Personal Statement!

Helen Yang, a recently graduated dentist, is working on a book to help pre-dental students apply for school. Her team is compiling a book filled with a selection of really strong dental school personal statements to help pre-docs with this crucial step of the dental school application. They would love to have a strong representation from Tufts.

Read on if you want to be published in this exciting project! The deadline to submit is Monday, June 19!

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HPSP Senior Send Off!


The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) student organization is structured to support those pre-doctoral students who, through military sponsorship, are committed to serving their country both as a dental professional and a military officer. HPSP proudly presents our 8 graduated D17s, our newest captains and lieutenants! HPSP had organized a senior night to celebrate and recognize our graduated 4th years and our faculty/student members who have military ties.

Our D17s showed amazing dedication, compassion, and leadership throughout their years at TUSDM, and there is no doubt that they will succeed not only as dentists, but as military officers. We’re incredibly excited for them as they embark their new journey in their designated military bases. You guys will be missed! Thank you for your service!

Patrick Hoye
Lejla Tupkovic

Ashley Wallace
Kyu Choi
Tom Vu
Jimmy Assad
Alex Sukys

Air Force:
Mitchell Tossberg-Wilson

Senior night PC: Kevin Campbell (D18)
D17 US Army commissioning ceremony at Fenway Park
D17 US Navy commissioning ceremony on the USS Constitution