Ready for an evening with the women of TUSDM!
Nancy Marks, Nari Park, Aekta Patel, Jackie Liu, Poorna Phaltankar, Hana Gilman, Abby Manzella, Karen Alexander – Women in Leadership Committee
Picking up name tags
A visit from Dean Karimbux
Filling up the room
An introductory message from Dean Thomas
Yamila Garber, Stephie Castera, Mandy Alamwala, and Joke Alesh – Community Panel
Dr. Saksena – clinic panel moderator
Meera Sahni, Johanna Hauer, Lauren Marzouca, and Jessie Reisig – Clinic Panel
A full house!
Lovely ladies of the class of D19
Over 70 female TUSDM students attended the ‘sold out’ student-run Women in Leadership Forum, held on February 25, 2016 – an evening dedicated to promoting and enhancing the development of women in leadership as students and community members at TUSDM.
The good news is that the number of women in dentistry has been rapidly expanding, and the Class of 2019 at TUSDM boasts the highest percentage of women in its history at 58%! However, despite the increase in female presence in dental school, their numbers are not reflected in on-campus leadership positions. The last female class president at TUSDM graduated with the Class of 2012. Poorna Phaltankar, D17 Vice President, recognized the need to address this gap and organized the Women in Leadership committee (Hana Gilman D16, Poorna Phaltankar D17, Aekta Patel D18, Jacqueline Liu D19, Nari Park D19, Abigail Manzella D19). They were joined by event advisors Nancy Marks and Karen Alexander. With the support of Dean Thomas, Associate Dean Kasberg, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Tisch-TUSDM Community Service Learning Program, thus was born TUSDM’s first Women in Leadership Forum. Continue reading Women Fly at the First Women in Leadership Forum!
Tufts Predoctoral Dental students, along with a couple of PG pedo residents, and a faculty member, conducted a dental education event at the Josiah Quincy School. The pedo residents gave a brief PowerPoint presentation on the basics of how many teeth we have, what comprises a tooth, what causes cavities, what foods to eat and not eat, as well as brushing and flossing methods. After the presentation, they played an exciting dental cartoon from www.dentalcare.com
for the kids; then, the elementary school students received a lunchbox. The children were very happy, opening the lunchbox and exploring its contents, which contained dental health products and dental education literature. Please take a moment to see the photos posted that were taken from the event.
The goal of the event was to complete the “lessons in a lunch box program,” to children in first through third grades. It consisted of different learning modules to promote health literacy and disease prevention through the use of a lunchbox, containing a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste, which was stored in a carrot-shaped case with a rinsing cup at the top of the carrot. Instructional labels throughout the box illustrate and remind children how to brush and floss properly, as well as to help depict what foods they should be consuming, utilizing information from www.choosemyplate.gov. The purpose of the dental event, which utilized a lunchbox as an educational prop, was to encourage young students to “See yourself becoming a dentist, a dental hygienist, a dental assistant or a dental technician,” promoting a career in the dental field.
Continue reading TUSDM students head to JQS with “Lessons in the Lunch Box” OH event!
Interested in learning Cantonese to use in the dental setting? This seminar will be held on March 23rd from 12:00-1:00pm in Rachel’s Amphitheater. Chinese Buns will be served! Please RSVP here.
Please join current AAPHD (American Association of Public Health Dentistry) students as we advocate alongside fellow oral health care providers to discuss legislation at the State House on behalf of our profession, patients, and future.
Dental Hygiene Day at the State House:
Tuesday February 23, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- The Massachusetts Dental Hygiene Association will be promoting their profession with pieces of legislation regarding the advancement of practice, billing, malpractice, and certification of hygienists.
- Information & Registration: http://www.massdha.org/news/upcoming.php
- For AAPHD students interested in participating please consider attending the informational meeting beforehand: Monday February 22, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location TBD
Massachusetts Dental Society Beacon Hill Day:
Wednesday March 30, 2016 Time TBA
The MDS will continue their successful efforts in discussing critical issues facing oral health care and dentistry with legislators.
o Electronic Health Record standards
o Carrier Transparency and Patients’ Bill of Rights
o H. 2058: New licensure evaluations and guidelines
- Information: http://cqrcengage.com/madental/bhd
- Meeting with MDS Beacon Hill Day Liaison Kevin Monteiro: March 11th 5:00 pm TUSDM Room 1521, with Tufts DMD/MPH candidates
Please RSVP interest for either event to Alec Eidelman; firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss the upcoming CMDA (Christian Medical Dental Association) meeting!
When: February 25, 2016 | 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Alumni Lounge, 15th floor
Join us for a student-run evening dedicated to enhancing the development of women in leadership as students and community members at TUSDM. What promises to be an empowering evening includes a workshop on leadership styles, a panel on Leadership in the Community, and a panel on Leadership in the Clinic. All panelists will be recent graduates or D16 students sharing their experiences and giving advice on how to get involved in the Tufts community. There will also be time for networking with otherstudents and faculty over dinner.
With the support of Dean Thomas, Associate Dean Kasberg, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Tisch-TUSDM Community Service Learning Program, this event was created by women to promote female leadership at Tufts. This is a great opportunity to learn about becoming a leader within the Tufts community. Even if you do not currently hold a leadership position, we encourage you to attend the event.
The panelists who will be present are:
Leadership in the Community:
- Joke Alesh (D15, MPH Candidate)
- Christine Anne Castera (D16)
- Mandeep Alamwala (D16)
- Yamila Garber (D16)
Leadership in the Clinic:
- Lauren Marzouca (D16)
- Jessie Reisig (D16)
- Johanna Hauer (D16)
The panel discussions will be hosted by some amazing TUSDM staff/ faculty members and students, so don’t miss out! Spaces are limited – be sure to submit your interest form ASAP to secure your position, and by February 12, 2016 at 5pm at the latest.
For more questions, email the organizers of the event at: email@example.com.
Help IB Biology students at Josiah Quincy Upper School to design and execute their big independent labs.
- Do one 45 min. session or more!
- In person or on the phone
Looking for help during these times:
Help with LAB Design: Feb 2nd to the 12th – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1:15pm to 3pm or After School (m,t,t,f – 2:50-4 or less) (w – 11:30 – when you want to leave)
Help with Data Processing and Evaluation: Feb 22nd to March 4th – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1:15pm to 3pm – or After School (m,t,t,f – 2:50-4 or less) (w – 11:30 – when you want to leave)
EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS OR AVAILABILITY: firstname.lastname@example.org
Continue reading Help IB Biology Students at Josiah Quincy Upper School: Time Sensitive!