Category Archives: Student Organization Spotlight

American Association for Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) Looking for New Members!

Screen-Shot-2014-06-23-at-11.02.33-AMAmerican Association for Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) student organization would love to have new members!

If you are interested in Public Health and would like to get involved in a student organization, please come to our informational session!

WHEN: January 20th

TIME: 12-1PM (pizza lunch will be served!)

WHERE: Room Dental School, room 773


There are many membership opportunities, such as:

Leadership positions

Travel and registration to the National Oral Health Conference, 2016

Public Health Research

Public Health Week: April 4-10, 2016

Community Outreach

Collaboration with other dental student organizations and community projects


AND Educational opportunities such as:

Smoking Cessation Programing with Creating a Smoke Free America

Early Childhood Caries Prevention with the Cavity Free Alliance

Dental Therapists

Global Service

Current Public Health students research and presentations


Faculty who will mentor AAPHD student members:

Dr. John Morgan and Prof. Natalie Hagel, AAPHD faculty adviser

Successful Holiday Donation Drive for the HDA

unnamedFor the past several weeks, the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) has been collecting donations to deliver to Rosie’s Place, whose mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. See the HDA’s Community Outreach Team’s message below to hear about how successful their drive was!

“On behalf of the Hispanic Dental Association, I would like to thank all those who donated items for the holiday drive for Rosie’s Place.

Liz, Kim, Jimmy, Dr. Correa and I (see photo) delivered the 3 boxes (full) of items for Rosie’s Place on Friday afternoon.
Cara at Rosie’s Place was very appreciative and said they are starting to deliver gifts next week. They estimate they will give gifts to 500 women and 200 kids this holiday season. You all helped make these gifts possible.

Happy Holidays,

Courtney, Liz and Jonathan
HDA Community Outreach Team
Hispanic Dental Association Tufts Chapter”

SNDA Impressions Day 2015

Impressions Day is an annual SNDA program that invites students from undergraduate institutions and high schools to TUSDM to expose them to the field of dentistry. The event pays particular attention to inviting students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in dentistry to come and learn about the field of dental medicine and Tufts Dental School.

This year, the event had over 120 high school & college student participants and 60 volunteers from the TUSDM administration, faculty, alumni, pre-doctoral program (D16s, D17s, D18s, and D19s), and Kaplan Test Prep.

During Impressions Day, students had the opportunity to learn about
requirements and prerequisites to enter dental school and hear from some of TUSDM’s most esteemed community members, including Dean Huw Thomas and Dean Nadeem Karimbux. Student participants also participated in multiple educational activities including the following: DAT/SAT instructions, mock dental school interviews, and hands on activities: alginate impressions/composite restorations on typodonts. All of these activities were run and led by TUSDM student volunteers.

Check out the photo gallery above to see all the fun!

AAPD Halloween Party

Last month, the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentists) hosted a Halloween Party in the TUSDM Pediatric clinic. The event was an informative and fun session for the pediatric patients of TUSDM and their parents. Along with teaching the children proper oral hygiene technique, AAPD members spoke with them about choosing healthier snacks over the Halloween season, as well as safe trick or treating practices. Some patients had the chance to read a story book based on nutrition. Each patient was given a goody bag with toothbrushes and toothpaste, pretzels, water, a coloring book and other small Halloween themed goodies. Special thanks to AAPD Community Service Chair Tracy Tchintchin (D18) for sending us some great pictures!

Student Organization Spotlight: Academy of General Dentistry


We are excited to introduce one of the newest organizations at Tufts: The Academy of General (AGD) Dentistry Tufts Chapter!

The AGD Tufts Chapter in conjunction with the Academy of General Dentistry Massachusetts held their highly successful inaugural event: "General Dentistry: The Sky's The Limit" on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Merritt Auditorium.  

In what promises to be the first of many tri-school events for this Chapter, the presentation brought together speakers and well over 100 attendees from Tufts, Harvard as well as Boston University.  With an array of presentations on corporate dentistry, research, public health, private practice, women in dentistry, residency, organized dentistry and military dentistry, as well as serving a fantastic selection of hot food, it was a night not to be missed! Students had the opportunity to network with prominent individuals in the field of dentistry and leave with a plethora of new ideas and experiences to share with their peers. 

With grand plans underway for further informational and networking opportunities with the Academy of General Dentistry Tufts Chapter, be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled!

For more information please contact Amardeep Bains ( or Mandy Alamwala (



Student Organization Spotlight: Sharewood Clinic

Sharewood Clinic member Monica Moitoso (D17) sent Dental Central some great photos of their clinic this past month, earning them the honor of this week's Student Organization Spotlight. You can join the Sharewood Clinic on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the First Church of Malden. Check out their page here!