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Challenges & opportunities: A National Oral Health Study of Rwanda

All TUSDM Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to join the TUSDM Department of Public Health and Community Service in Merritt Auditorium on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm for a discussion on Challenges and Opportunities: A National Oral Health Study of Rwanda.

Our speakers will include:
Dr. John Morgan, TUSDM Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Service
Professor Phil Cotton, Vice Chancellor, University of Rwanda
Dr. Donna Hackley, TUSDM Department of Public Health and Community Service
Mr. Jean Damascene Ndabirora, LLA 2018 Rwanda, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Our speakers will explore topics on:

  • The importance of a national oral health study for Rwanda
  • Unique challenges of conducting a national oral health study in Rwanda
  • Human rights aspects regarding oral health

Please RSVP to Gerard Cedrone at
Dinner will be provided beginning at 4:45pm. 

SNDA Impressions Day 2017

The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) is preparing for our annual Impressions Day!

Impressions Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30AM to 4PM. 

The Impressions Day Program invites high school and college students from diverse backgrounds to TUSDM to expose them to the field of dentistry. If you know any high school or college students who are considering a career in dentistry or simply want to learn more about the field, feel free to invite them to Impressions Day!
Impressions Day 2017 Eventbrite Tickets Link:

Please note: SNDA will host a short Volunteer Informational for all volunteers October 31st in the Rachel’s Amphitheater from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
We encourage any and all to help make this Impressions Day 2017 meaningful for the pre-dental students in any way you can! Should you have any questions, please feel free to email SNDA Diversity Initiatives Officer, Taphaphene Young, Thank you for your time!


September Wellness Events

The weather has cooled down, we’re half way through September, and TUSDM is in full gear. Amidst all the classes, projects, clinics, labs, and meetings, please be sure to take some time for yourself! Take a stress break and meet and greet with the Wellness Advisor and a Canine Companion! Be on the lookout for these upcoming Student Wellness Events.

Thursday, September 21: wellness gathering
Wednesday, September 27: transition luncheon
Saturday, September 30: Hiking trip
(see the attached flyer for more information)

Schweitzer Leadership Conference

Attention D20s and D21s!!!

For the third year in a row, The Depts. of Public Health and Community Service and Student Affairs are pleased to offer Six Scholarships for this exciting one-day conference!

The annual Schweitzer Leadership Conference (The SPARK Leadership Conference) is an unparalleled opportunity for established and emerging professionals with an interest in building healthier communities to learn from leaders who are shaping the way we think, talk, and act when it comes to health equity, health care, social change, and public policy. Nationally known health and health care leaders serve as faculty presenters and the honorees serve as keynote speakers.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Read a REFLECTION about last years’ conference by D19 Jackie Liu:

To be apply for a scholarship: Please send your name, class year and a TWO-PARAGRAPH statement of interest to Nancy Marks by Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

Please include: Why you want to attend the conference and an area of interest in leadership at TUSDM.

Tisch College Fall 2017 events

Check out Tisch College’s fall lineup of events!
This semester Tisch will welcome to campus authors, activists, policymakers and more to share their knowledge and expertise with the Tufts community and discuss issues central to civic and democratic life. We look forward to events with Ambassador Dan Shapiro (next week!), Neera Tanden & Bill Kristol, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard & Cutcha Risling Baldy, Lois Gibbs, Rob Gordon and many others. For more information on and to register for any of these events, check out our website here:

Here’s the list of events with name of the speaker(s), dates, and RSVP links!

These events can also be found on the Dental Central Calendar!

Continue reading Tisch College Fall 2017 events

Smile Squad events!

1. Oak Street fair:
Join Smile Squad at the yearly Oak Street Fair on September 23! Volunteers will provide oral hygiene instructions to children of all ages, parents, and family members. We will have games and puppets to aid in oral hygiene demonstrations. After the educational demos, we’ll be handing out goodies including toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and stickers. It’s a fun and rewarding experience! The families will also participate in many activities including a watermelon eating contest during this event!  There are TWO shifts – 10:30am-1:00pm and
1:00pm-3:15pm. You’re welcome to pick a shift or sign up for the whole day !
Sign up HERE:

2. Tufts Community Day
Smile Squad members are encouraged to sign up for the 15th annual Community Day at Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus on September 24! There will be live performances: song, dance, music, story time,  a “Honk” parade, juggling, face painting, a scavenger hunt, STEM, and even Quidditch for Kids! Smile Squad members will be providing oral hygiene instructions to children and families in the community! There will be FREE FOOD (BBQ lunch and refreshments) also at this event! The entire event is from 11am – 3pm. We will have TWO shifts – 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:15pm. Again, pick a shift or sign up for the whole day!
Sign up HERE:

Please contact any of the Smile Squad E-Board members if you have any questions.

Tisch College event: James Forman “Locking up our own”

Mark your calendars for this special event! Tufts University Prison Initiative at Tisch College invites special guest James Forman, Yale Law professor and author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. The event will take place Thursday, September 21st at 12:00PM. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Jessica Chen