Category Archives: Awards, Contests, and Programs

2016 ADA Health Literacy Essay Contest for 3rd Years

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TUSDM has been selected as one of six dental schools to participate in the 2016 ADA Health Literacy Essay Contest

This contest is sponsored by the American Dental Association and open to 3rd-year dental students at participating dental schools only.

–          Topic: Sweetened Beverages and Their Effect on Oral Health

–          Target Audience: readers of ADA’s consumer website –

Please see the attached flyer for more information on contest goals, essay requirements, and winning prizes.

Official contest rules found here:

Important dates:

  • October 1, 2016 – Deadline for Students to submit essays to Professor Dolan.
  • November 15, 2016– Deadline for TUSDM to submit three winning entries to the ADA.
  • January 2017– ADA will announce the winning essay.

All complete submissions should be sent to by Oct. 1, 2016.

Scholarship Opportunity – ADA Foundation Scholarships for Those Interested in Public Health

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Application Period NOW OPEN.

If Interested in any of the scholarships, please contact Dr. Kasberg at

The ADA Foundation is now accepting applications for four programs that provide funding to dental students and to dental schools for student-driven efforts whose goal is to improve the oral health of the public. See the individual grant guidelines for complete information.

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Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement – Application Deadlines In October and November!

Tisch Fund grad prof early deadline flyerHave an idea for a project, program, or event connected to an important community problem or social issue?

The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement supports individual students, groups of students, or student organizations who seek to engage members of the Tufts community through a project or event that addresses community issues and strengthens civic life. Up to $1,500 is available.

Visit for more information and application details.

Deadlines in October and November

Questions? Contact Maggie McMorrow at

D17s – Loan Repayment through National Health Service Corps

logo-nhscAttention D17 Students – Great opportunity for loan repayment!

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers a tax-free loan repayment program that provides up to $120,000 to dental students in return for a commitment to take your skills to communities that need them the most. To learn more about this unique opportunity, visit the NHSC website. The application cycle is currently open and will close Thursday October 13, 2016.

Dental Central D20 Trivia – Thank you D20s!

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 10.30.58 AMD20s, thank you for participating in the first ever Dental Central Trivia and making it a success!

Our final winner for week 4 is *drumroll, please*… Rana Dabbagh!

We hope you had fun and learned a lot about TUSDM and Dental Central in the process. D20 Trivia has now come to an end, but don’t stop exploring and utilizing Dental Central! As you become involved in student organizations, encourage your group to post events and reflections to Dental Central and share pictures to the Social Wall using #tusdm and #dentalcentral.

The Dental Central Team is also looking for D20 Representative! We are looking for someone creative and innovative to help us to grow Dental Central. If building the TUSDM community is important to you and you have an interest in technology, please contact Nancy Marks to learn more about joining the Dental Central Team.

Dental Central D20 Trivia: Week 4

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 10.30.58 AMThis is the last week of Dental Central D20 Trivia! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to win a prize by answering the final trivia question!

All answers can be found on Dental Central. You can’t win if you don’t play, so start exploring DC right away!

Week 3 winner: Congratulations to Whitney Cramer!

Week 4 question: To find this week’s question, check out the Dental Central Bulletin Board outside of Merritt 🙂


Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 10.30.58 AMHop 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 D20 will win a prize each week!

Week 2 winner: Congratulations to Adam Lowenstein!

Week 3 question: Who can paint a painting, give out toothbrushes for outreach programs, deepen your understanding of health disparities in Chinatown, and tell you your Saturn return? And in which department can you find this person? (This one is a challenge! Two of these hints can be found on DC and will bring you to the answer.)