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MoS Crime Boston Service Learning Initiative 2016

See all the photos of the fun HERE! You won’t want to miss these gems!

Written by: Sangita Murali (D18), Dr. Melissa Ing
Photo contributors: Kevin Campbell (D18), Dr. Melissa Ing

“Crime Boston” is a week-long summer camp held at Boston’s iconic Museum of Science (MoS) and is run by the MoS staff along with local guest volunteers.  What we found truly amazing about this applied learning experience is that on the last day of the forensics camp, a detective visits, chats with the kids about their experiences during the 5-day series, and offers a real-life perspective!

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Sign up for SAMDA Kayaking Event on September 10!

InterlockTour-375hJoin SAMDA for kayaking on the Charles River! For just $10, students can spend an hour on the river with another partner. Be sure to let SAMDA know if you are interested in attending the event by 8/20! Click HERE for more details.

Contact to sign up and for further information on how to make a payment!

D20 Women in Leadership Event – August 16!

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Join us on August 16, 2016 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm in the Sackler Auditorium. RSVP HERE! The deadline to register is August 10 at 5:00pm, so sign up now!

The representation of women in leadership positions has not paralleled the increasing number of women joining the dental profession. The Women in Leadership Initiative at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is recognizing this lack of representation and is setting a goal to strive to empower more females; specifically in the first and second years of dental school to take on leadership roles in the school and in the community.

This student-run initiative will motivate and encourage incoming female dental students to develop their own leadership style and allow them to connect with their peers and mentors. With many leadership opportunities from within the classroom, clinic, and community, our goal can be achieved through close mentoring, support and community empowerment. The women we empower will be able to take these skills and utilize them not only within the Tufts community but also in their careers as dentists. This will in turn further impact other women not only in dentistry, but also in their surrounding communities and the world. The Women in Leadership initiative receives ongoing support from the TUSDM Office of Student Affairs and Office of Public Health.

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Tufts Dental LGBTQA Picnic in the Common

Picnic in the CommonThe Tufts Dental LGBTQA had a welcome picnic for the incoming D20 class in the Boston Common on Sunday afternoon. We had a great time welcoming everyone back from summer and enjoying time in the sun! We’re looking forward to getting to know the D20 class throughout the fall- stay tuned for more fun events! – Carly Martin (D18), Tufts Dental LGBTQA President

Class of 2020 Coming Soon!

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 10.32.39 AMThe TUSDM Class of 2020 joins us on July 28 for their first day of orientation and their first day of class on August 1! They are already sharing pictures as they get to know each other and Boston – check out the Dental Central Social Wall to see their pictures. Be sure to give them a big Jumbo welcome when you see them in the halls. Welcome, D20s! We are excited to meet you!

Yoga for Refugee Relief

Join the Tufts Muslim Student Association for a charity yoga event and help bring peace to refugees around the world as you bring peace to your mind and body.

When: Saturday, September 17 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Tufts University Interfaith Center, Medford

Refreshments will be served and donations are appreciated.

Click the poster for more details!

Mini Medical School at Boston Museum of Science – Reflection by Dr. Ing

I started working with the Boston Museum of Science when I was a dental student at TUSDM.  I used to volunteer and encourage little kids to consider dentistry as a career.  So since that time I have always loved the museum.

When I moved to Connecticut, I also worked with the Connecticut Science Center and helped them for a few years during Children’s Dental Health month by doing presentations to foster early interest in dentistry.

Upon my return back to teach at Tufts in 2011, I have been working with the Museum of Science to try and form a relationship to either make some sort of permanent dental exhibit or to make some regular exhibitions where our students could engage in community service learning activities.

Last year we were invited to help with “Crime Boston ” which is a CSI themed summer camp, and we will be returning August 17 this year.  We teach dental forensics to middle grade school age children.  Our agenda will include making and identifying tooth prints with styrofoam plates and Play Doh.  We also teach them how to take alginate impression for Typodont teeth.  UConn collaborates with us and Dr. Mike Goupil, the Associate Dean of Students and OMFS and forensics professor, brings his traveling forensics specimens lab to teach our students and the children how to use to identify patients if needed during mass casualties.

This past Wed, July 13,  we were invited to participate in Mini Medical School.  I took 25 dental students from Years 2-4 and Drs. Ganda, Whitworth, Tantaris, Nanda, Magnuson, Kosmidis, Dr. Goupil from UConn along with his two 4th year students.

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ASDA Annual Summer Social Deadline Extended to July 13

13396900_10154230321984282_822057248_oGood news – the registration deadline for Red Hot ASDA Summer has been extended to Wednesday, July 13!

ASDA District 1’s annual Summer Social has always been a blast for the five schools to meet and have fun! If you haven’t signed up yet, now’s your chance!

Click HERE for more details.

Contact ASDA if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

Red Hot ASDA Summer – Annual Summer Social

13396900_10154230321984282_822057248_oASDA District 1 (Harvard, BU, Tufts, UConn, UNE) will be having an annual summer social trip in August! The theme for this year’s summer social is Red Hot ASDA Summer. ASDA District 1 Summer Social has always been a blast for students between five schools to meet and have fun!

Date: Saturday 8/6/2016 & Sunday 8/7/2016

Location: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA

Cost: $60* (includes a ropes course, swag bag, BBQ dinner, hotel)
*Extra $10 for bus leaving from Boston to accommodate students from Harvard/Tufts/BU

Click HERE for more details & how to register.

If you plan on driving, arrive around 11am on Saturday morning. The event will end Saturday evening, so Sunday is free time for you to explore the area. Friday night lodging is available at an extra cost, please contact Sarah Georgeson at to sign up.

Register now to secure your spot – the last day to register is July 6th!

Feel free to let ASDA know if you have any questions! We hope to see you there!