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Dental Central Week 3 Trivia!

Hop on Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a PRIZE each week!

Week 2 Winner: Congratulations to Emerly Hsu!

This week’s question:

Who can paint a painting, give out toothbrushes for outreach programs, deepen your understanding of health disparities in Chinatown, and tell you your Saturn return? And in which department can you find this person? (This one is a challenge! Two of these hints can be found on DC and will bring you to the answer.)

Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

USAF Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 13th there will be a U.S. Air Force Luncheon session providing information regarding AF scholarships and opportunities. The lunch will take place in the 7th floor Becker Boardroom.

Colonel Michael Cunningham will be coming straight from the Pentagon with one of our AF Tufts alumni, Dr. Yuehang Su (D16).
The Air Force provides amazing opportunities to enrich your experience as a dentist, as well as provide Health Professional Scholarships which you may be interested in as far as reducing your debt. One thing every new dental graduate is lacking is experience. The Air Force would give you the experience, be it in a GPR, AEGD or just practicing dentistry without being concerned about overhead, personnel support, insurances etc. You would be a much more viable candidate for a civilian position after practicing AF dentistry. Being an Air Force veteran himself (as an enlisted man, general dentist and endodontist), Dr. Charles Rankin can testify what a great opportunity the USAF has presented to him. So if you’re curious in what the Air Force may be able to offer you, please send an email to Charles.rankin@tufts.edu for any questions and to be put on the guest list for the luncheon.

Summer time… and the livin’ is easy(or easier) (:

Check out these links for great things to—from FREE museums to outside movies. Bring a picnic, a blanket and some friends.

Nothin’ better than Boston in the summer!

FREE Museums: https://www.boston.com/culture/arts/2017/06/19/starting-this-friday-here-are-all-of-the-museums-you-can-visit-for-free-this-summer

FREE Movies at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/free_friday_flicks/p974.php
Friday June 23, Sunset (~8:24 pm) – Secret Life of Pets
Friday July 14, Sunset (~8:19 pm) – Sing
Friday July 21, Sunset (~8:14 pm) – Jungle Book
Friday July 28, Sunset (~8:07 pm) – Finding Dory
Continue reading Summer time… and the livin’ is easy(or easier) (:

The Man Behind the Statue (Dr. Robert Buchanan D’46) celebrates his 95th (:

Dr. Robert D. Buchanan (D46) had visited TUSDM in celebration of his 95th birthday! Hopefully, some of you were able to visit and greet him with a big Jumbo Welcome and wished him a very happy birthday!!

A little bit about Dr. Buchanan……

Continue reading The Man Behind the Statue (Dr. Robert Buchanan D’46) celebrates his 95th (:

Alpha Omega Get Lucky Grams

Alpha Omega held their Get lucky grams 3/6-3/15/17. People were able to send anonymous notes and chocolate grams to be hand delivered to any student by the “AO leprechauns”. All proceeds of the grams fundraiser went to the Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. The lucky grams had a great turn out and it was a creative and fun way to fundraise for a great cause.

Megan Milder (D18) reflected… “Through selling and delivering Lucky Grams at Tufts Dental, Tufts Alpha Omega was able to raise about $300 for the Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program while spreading some holiday cheer throughout the clinics. This was our first time having a fundraiser in this manner, and the success of the Lucky Grams shows that we will be able to have similar fundraisers in the future.”

Three Beautiful Human Minutes

“It’s easy to put people in boxes. There’s us, and there’s them”… At a time when basic human values of equality and freedom are being called into question on the global stage, it’s refreshing to see some counterpush.

The video shows a group of diverse people who discover that, beneath the surface, they have more in common with each other than what their outward appearances might suggest. Here at TUSDM, we embrace diversity in all of its dimensions, and this video speaks powerfully on behalf of our community. Maybe there truly is more that brings us together than we think.

Focus Group Study

Dear TUSDM D’17 and D’18 Students,

We are conducting a research project at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) assessing the effects on patient understanding of oral health care when using an educational booklet in the TUSDM clinics. For this phase of the study, we are conducting focus groups with TUSDM patients and student providers to gain insight on their opinions about how the booklet looks, whether it is easy to read, and if you think it would be useful to you as a provider. We are  writing to ask for your input because of your experience working in the Tufts pre-doctoral clinic and communicating with patients.

Your opinion and feedback on our booklet will help us test the effectiveness and refine it for the next phase of our study where it will be used to evaluate patient understanding of the booklet when used in the TUSDM undergrad clinic. The focus group will take place on site at TUSDM in a private room, and space is limited to 9 participants. The focus group will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. We will be audio recording the discussion for later review and analysis.

The focus group will take place at TUSDM on February 3rd at 430-6pm. If you complete the focus group, you will receive a $15.00 gift card to Target or Shaw’s/Star Market at the end of the session. If you have any questions or are interested in participating, contact co-Investigator Tuvy Phan.

Thank you in advance for your time,

Natalie Hagel, RDH, MS and Tuvy Phan, D18