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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 🙂

DENTAL CENTRAL D20 TRIVIA: WEEK 3

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 tuftsdc@gmail.com.

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.)

Apply for 2016-2017 TUSDM Health Literacy Intensive

David Somoza-Valle (D19), Anne-Marie Vu (D19), Kim Meyers (D18), and Mikenah Vega (D18), and Professor Kathy Dolan
David Somoza-Valle (D19), Anne-Marie Vu (D19), Kim Meyers (D18), and Mikenah Vega (D18), and Professor Kathy Dolan – 2015-2016 Health Literacy Intensive

Attn: D19s and D20s
Health Literacy Intensive

Application deadline: 8/17/16, 5pm

You are invited to apply to the 2016-2017 TUSDM Health Literacy Intensive designed specifically for first- and second-year dental students. This Intensive is an educational leadership opportunity that will enable participants to gain health literacy-related experience, knowledge, and skills beyond the traditional classroom setting. Successful completion of the TUSDM Health Literacy Intensive is expected to facilitate a smoother transition into patient care.  Health literacy is defined here as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”

All D19 and D20 students are invited to apply; however, please note that the Intensive is open to a maximum of 15 students. Selections will be based on the application found in the following link: http://dental.tufts.edu/hli

Please read all the information in this document (containing further details about the Intensive and participant expectations) prior to submitting an application.

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Dental Central D20 Trivia: Week 2

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 tuftsdc@gmail.com.

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

One lucky D20 will win a prize each week!

Week 1 winner: Congratulations to Craig Holliday!

Week 2 question: How many student organizations are currently listed on Dental Central? And name one that you might be interested in joining 🙂

Dental Central D20 Trivia

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 tuftsdc@gmail.com.

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

One lucky D20 will win a prize each week!

This week’s question:

Which student group promotes healthcare for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities? (Hint: Provide the full name of the group)

Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 9.39.32 PMThe ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) is designed to connect dental students with faculty mentors to provide insight into the life of faculty educators/researchers. This year-long educational research opportunity allows students to do a research project with a faculty mentor and present their study at the ADEA annual meeting. Click HERE to see more details on ADCFP.

Students from all years in good standing are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral students should obtain permission from their program directors first.

Click HERE for the application form. Submit your application via e-mail to Dr. Saksena by Tuesday, July 5th.

Winners of the TUSDM Post-Doctoral Interdepartmental Research Day

Congratulations to the winners of the Seventh Annual TUSDM Post-Doctoral Interdepartmental Research Day!

First place:
Dr. Federico Ausenda
The Effect on Subgingival Inflammation and Toothbrush Wear Using the Stationary Bristle Brushing Technique

Second place:
Dr. Audra Reynoso
CBCT Quality Assessment for Orthodontic Diagnosis

Third place:
Dr. Zuhair Natto
Effect of Mucograft® Seal on Post-Extraction Ridge Preservation Using Bone Allograft: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial and Radiographic Evaluation

We are very proud of the research endeavors of all members of the Tufts Dental community. Keep up the great work!

TUSDM Students Present at the Institute of Healthcare Advancement’s Health Literacy Conference

Four students from the ‘Health Literacy Intensive’ course  travelled with Professor Dolan to Anaheim, CA in early May to attend and present at the Institute of Healthcare Advancement’s 15th annual Health Literacy Conference: Creating a Vision for Health Literacy’s FutureKim Meyers (D18), Mikenah Vega (D18), David Somoza-Valle (D19), and Anne-Marie Vu (D19) presented a poster on the Health Literacy Intensive course for the 1st and 2nd year dental students at TUSDM, which was very well received! Tufts was the only dental school who presented at the conference and the only organization that sent students. Read on for their reflections!

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Congrats to the D16s Selected for Honos Civicus Society!

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 10.35.26 PMTuft’s Honos Civicus Society, launched by Tisch College in 2009, celebrates and publicly recognizes graduating students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and civic engagement during their studies at Tufts University.  Selected graduates come from Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and from undergraduate schools or the Arts, Sciences and Engineering. This year’s honorees join an alumni network of health professionals who have committed to active citizenship throughout their careers.

We are proud of the following D16s who were selected for Honos Civicus Society:

  1. Alfred Geoffrey Mateo
  2. Anjalee Shah
  3. Christina Penn
  4. Felisha Patel
  5. Courtney Schick
  6. Hannah Gilman
  7. Jason Safer
  8. Jennie Leiken
  9. Khusbu Patel
  10. Lauren Marzouca
  11. Mandy Alamwala
  12. Marissa Dykes
  13. Olga Raptis
  14. Paul Shamirian
  15. Risha Deleon
  16. Stephie Castera
  17. Tahira Williams
  18. Victor Nyakundi
  19. Yamila Garber
  20. Yu Li

Those selected will be honored at the Honos Civicus Induction Ceremony and Lunch in Chinatown on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.