Category Archives: Student Organization Spotlight

HDA volunteers at East Boston Community!

On January 12th, Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) students (Daniela Rendon, David Garcia, Kristina Caravelli, Luke Devaney, Mercedes Wert, Orestes Riera, Sara Bustos, Vanessa Diaz, and co-faculty Dr. Forero) volunteered at the East Boston Community by promoting oral health care to children. 

Mercedes Wert (D21) reflects: “This past Saturday, a group of us had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at HDA’s East Boston event to help teach children about proper oral hygiene and the importance of visiting the dentist. It was a fun-filled morning full of activities that tested the children’s dental knowledge and let them demonstrate how they brushed the furry green dinosaur’s giant teeth! It was such a rewarding experience to see how engaged and excited about learning all things dental-related they became and to see them all leave with big smiles on their faces and new toothbrushes in their hands!” 

Academy of Sports Dentistry Meeting!

New to the TUSDM student orgs, the Academy of Sports Dentistry will be hosting their first general body meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 12 PM in Rachel’s Auditorium. Come learn more about the exciting workshops, social events, and sports dentistry related guests they have planned for the semester! Refreshments will be provided.

DC BULLETIN BOARD HIGHLIGHTS: Sharewood & Tufts Aesthetics

Happy October!

Swing by the 7th floor and check out the Sharewood Project board by the mailboxes! Stop by throughout the month to see photos of students and faculty that participated in previous events and learn how to join for future sessions. Come see the dinosaur! (:

And don’t miss the Tufts Dental Aesthetics Society bulletin board by the 7th floor lounge and learn about their mission/vision statement, photos, upcoming events, and so much more!

Sign-up for the 2018-2019 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community!

DC Bulletin Board Highlights: HPSP & GHSA

Happy September!

Swing by the 7th floor and check out the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) board by the mailboxes! Stop by throughout the month to see photos of students and faculty that participated in the tough ruck, previous/upcoming events, and ways to find out more about being a part of the military and studying as a dental student simultaneously!

And don’t miss the Global Health Student Association (GHSA) bulletin board by the 7th floor lounge and learn about their mission/vision statement, photos from various GSL trips, upcoming events, and so much more!

Sign-up for the 2018-2019 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community!

2018-2019 DC Bulletin Board Sign Up!

Attention, student organizations!

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, consider reserving the DC bulletin board for a month to promote your group. Don’t miss your chance to express your creativity and have a little fun getting crafty as you highlight the awesome things your group does for the TUSDM community and beyond.

Sign up HERE to reserve your month!

DC Bulletin Board: Sharewood Project & HDA

Happy May!!

Come by the 7th floor and check out Sharewood Project‘s bulletin board by the student lounge! The board is beautifully decorated with a robin hood theme (the organization’s name derives from Sherwood forest (; ). Swing by for photos and other additional information!

And don’t miss out on Tufts Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)‘s bulletin board by the mailboxes! They’ve got fun images from previous events along with info on who the eboard members are. Be sure to check out their DC group page for more info.

Sign-up for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community! There are only a couple spots left!!

AAWD Member Spotlight!

AAWD spotlight (<– CLICK LINK)

In celebration of Women’s History Month, American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) excitedly shares with you their interview spotlighting their three first year dental representatives! The 3 beautiful, intelligent, and empowering ladies share some of their stories and a bit about who they are!

Spurthi Arashinagundi (D21)
Kaitlyn O’Connell (D21)
Marina Kanakos (D21)

Also check out their DC Bulletin Board by the 7th floor student lounge!

First Middle Eastern Dental Society Meeting!

On March 5th, the Middle Eastern Dental Society will be having their first interest meeting as they prepare to launch as a student organization!

Read below to learn more about their mission statement and goals as a student org: “To engage students in understanding current Middle Eastern issues pertaining to oral health and overall health. Our aim is to foster and encourage the Middle Eastern culture, traditions and customs. We hope to showcase Middle Eastern heritage to all students at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The MEDS encourages all students to join in order to promote oral health in the Middle East and engage in Middle Eastern culture and traditions. MEDS aims to welcome all students of all races, religions and cultural backgrounds.”

Bulletin Board Highlight: Alpha Omega

Come by the 7th floor and check out Alpha Omega‘s bulletin board by the mailboxes AND by the 7th floor lounge. Find out more info about the org, events, and other opportunities through their DC page.
*Thumbs Up* (:

Sign-up for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Please see available dates HERE and sign up to show off your awesome student group to the TUSDM community! There are only a couple spots left!!

Thank You from our Troops!

Last month, the Tufts Dental Health Professional Scholarship Program students sponsored a “Drive for the Troops.” When the packages are sent out to the troops, a letter is encoled with the Tufts logo thanking the military members for their service and that we are keeping them in our thoughts. These military members have received our packages and are very grateful. Thank you to everyone for supporting the drive and our troops overseas!