Category Archives: Updates

Bake Sale for Jumbo Hurricane Relief—Baked Goods Needed! 

We are the Jumbo Hurricane Relief — a small group of Tufts students and faculty from around the university who have joined together to raise funds for the Caribbean islands devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. We have been fundraising through various events and bake sales, and have raised in more than $2,750.

We are trying to raise $15,000 by the end of the 2018 school year and are doing so through various events and bake sales. For the weekend of  (12/8-12/10), we are hoping to raise $2,500 through 5 bake sales and are in dire need of baked goods. If you could donate some baked goods, we would greatly appreciate your help!

You could sign up to bake below and contact Pietra Check (pietra.check@tufts.edu), who can arrange to pick up the goods in a central location on the Boston campus. Pietra will be on the Boston campus next Friday, 12/8.

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AAID 2017 Annual Conference

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) had their annual conference in San Diego, the weekend of October 13-16!

Andrew G. Lum (D19) reflects: “Attending the AAID annual conference was a wonderful opportunity that would not have been possible without the generous help of my mentors and the research department at Tufts. This conference had a more intimate feeling than other meetings I’ve attended in the past and as a result, I was able to hear many of the main podium speakers, and sit-in during some of the hands-on workshops. I highly encourage any interested students who are conducting implant related research to consider applying for the AAID student research grant since it gave me exposure to organized dentistry on a smaller platform and challenged me as as presenter to think critically alongside established clinician-researchers in implant dentistry.”

Recap: SNDA Impressions Day 2017

The Tufts Chapter of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) would like to thank all of the TUSDM student volunteers, faculty, and staff members who contributed their time and efforts this weekend to make Impressions Day 2017 a huge success!

Over 75 pre-dental high school and college students attended Impressions Day this past weekend. It was more than apparent that the students were incredibly impressed with Tufts Dental and left excited for future careers in dentistry! Continue reading Recap: SNDA Impressions Day 2017

Student Organization updates!

ATTENTION Student Org Leaders!!

  1. The Student Activities Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 26th from 12:00-1:00pm in the Alumni Lounge and 15th Floor corridor.
    • Please email Karen.Alexander@tufts.edu and let her know who from each student organization will be attending and representing your group at the fair.  Also, if you have not already informed her, please let her know who the 2017-2018 leadership contacts are for your organization so she can update her contact listing.
  2. Budget Proposals: The deadline to submit student organization budget proposals for funding from the Office of Student Affairs will be Friday, September 1. All proposals should be 1-2 pages in length and include the following information:

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1 year ago today… Mini Medical School at Boston MOS (Dr. Ing)

About 1 year ago from today, Dr. Ing shared her summer fun activity at Boston Museum of Science. She had started working with the museum since her days as a dental student at Tufts. When she was asked to participate in “Mini Medical School Day” she presented fun and interactive activities with the help of students and faculty members. The event provided a learning environment that promoted interest in health care like medicine and dentistry.

Check out her reflection HERE

Whether you travel to faraway places or stay close to home, we want to see what you’re up to! Share your summer activities on Instagram and tag #dentalcentral & #tusdm (:

“The painful truth about teeth” (Article)

“You can work full time but not have the money to fix your teeth”

Dental care is being referred to as a visible reminder of the divide between rich and poor. As the distance between rich and poor grows in the United States, few consequences are so overlooked as the humiliating divide in dental care. High-end cosmetic dentistry is soaring, and better-off Americans spend well over $1 billion each year just to make their teeth a few shades whiter. As dental/health care providers, it is disturbing and unfortunate that millions of people are resorting to charity clinics and hospital emergency rooms for last minute treatments of their painful and neglected teeth.

Be sure to follow the link and read more in depth of the article highlighting health disparities and dental care!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2017/05/13/the-painful-truth-about-teeth/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.9feadbe8734c

Bulletin Board Spotlight: ASDA

April showers bring May flowers and American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Advocacy month! Please stop by our bulletin board and engage! Each paper flower and paper leaf has a special task inside – should you choose to accept it. All participants will be entered into a weekly raffle for a Starbucks gift card! Engage on social media or leave a comment in the envelope on the board with your name for a chance to enter the raffle! Good luck!