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.
Have 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.
Attention 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.
D20s, 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.
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 email@example.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.)
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.