Category Archives: Student Organization Spotlight

Event Spotlight: Healthy Kids Festival at the Boston Children’s Museum

On March 26, 2016, members of Smile Squad participated in the Healthy Kids Festival at Boston Children’s Museum. Smile Squad’s table displayed a fun informational poster, and members gave oral hygiene instructions to the children and families with the Smile Squads “puppets” and various other activities, including a flossing activity. Toothbrushes and toothpaste were passed out to every child attendee. Check out the gallery above to see Smile Squad’s great work and fun with the kids!

If you are interested in participating in Smile Squad activities, please e-mail Smile Squad President Olga Raptis to be added on the listserv.


image1Check out what the American Association of Public Health Dentistry has to share on the Dental Central Bulletin Board on the 7th floor outside of Merritt Auditorium for the month of April!

Interested in promoting your student organization on the DC bulletin board? Contact Nancy Marks for availability!


AAPHD at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts Wellness Fair

AAPHD at MFA Wellness Fair
Left to right: Arietta Rigopoulos (D19), Matthew Fenimore (D19), Rachel Boschetti (D19), Swaitha Maripuri (D19)

On March 10, 2016, members of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) visited college students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Wellness Fair.  Tufts AAPHD had a booth on oral health,  gave out goodies like toothbrushes and toothpaste, had interactive games like Jeopardy, and gave out information on careers in the dental profession.

AAPHD Community Outreach Representative Swaitha Maripuri (D16) had wonderful things to say about her experience: Continue reading AAPHD at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts Wellness Fair

HDA at East Boston Health Fair

Hispanic-Dental-AssociationTwo weeks ago, members from the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) visited the East Boston Health Fair at Most Holy Redeemer Parish to provide oral health education. While there, they played oral health education using games, gave puppet demonstrations, sang songs, let the kids try on loupes and answered questions. HDA Co-Community Outreach Coordinator Courtney Schick (D16) had this to say:

“We saw a large number of kids. It was wonderful to have our station as part of a larger community gathering. The kids were excited to be there and engaged.  Events like this one help me relate to kids. I want to incorporate children into my practice so it is good to learn how to relate to them. I enjoyed being surrounded by Spanish and speaking some with adults there. I feel the event also shows an interest in that community. We as students are volunteering to take time to visit this community and that sense of ‘caring’ speaks loudly. I was proud to be able to help organize the event for the second year and feel that it was successful.”

SPEA Relaunches!

564944_10151240909019391_400139126_n1The Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry (SPEA) has relaunched their TUSDM chapter! If you are interested in promoting and supporting the dental student’s commitment to ethical behavior in order to benefit the patients they serve, then this is the group for you. Check out their updated Dental Central page to learn more about the organization.

SPEA will be holding a general information meeting Thursday, March 31st at 12pm in the Continuing Education Classroom on the 14th floor. Dean Hanlon will be speaking on professionalism during emergency situations in response to recent events at the school. More information to come, check back here for updates!

ASDA Impressions Newsletter Online Now!

Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 8.31.31 PMCheck out the new TUSDM chapter of ASDA’s newsletter Impression, available online here!

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