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Dental Central Week2 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 D22 will win a prize each week!

Week 1 Winner: Congratulations Aleksandra Jakobsze (D22)! (:

Please submit your answer to

This week’s question:  Which Student org serves to provide students with opportunities to learn more about disability policy, enhance general knowledge about the healthcare needs of children and adults with disabilities, give students opportunities to foster relationships with persons with special needs in the community, and so much more? 

Sharewood Dental Project

Volunteers Needed! During Sharewood Project dental sessions, students meet with visitors from the local community to conduct oral health/ cancer screenings, demonstrate proper oral hygiene instructions, apply fluoride varnish, and help in referrals for further dental treatment.

WHEN: 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16

The group meets at 5:30 PM by the cafe near the main entrance of the hospital (ABP) and head out together on the Orange Line to the First Church in Malden.

If you are interested in signing up, please sign up here:

Multicultural Fair!

To all D22’s!

Come celebrate and learn about all of the unique backgrounds, cultures, and religions that make up our Tufts Community. Please stop by to enjoy food, music and activities hosted by TUSDM’s cultural organizations in the Jaharis Courtyard on Tuesday August 21st from 4-7 pm!

Dental Central D22 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 D22 will win a prize each week!

Please submit your answer to

This week’s question:  How many student organizations are currently listed on Dental Central? And name one that you might be interested in joining 😀

SAMDA Popsicle Social

The South Asian Medical and Dental Association (SAMDA)  is hosting their annual Meet And Greet POPSICLE SOCIAL next Tuesday, August 14th in Jaharis Courtyard from 12 – 1PM.
This is a great time to meet new and existing members of the club, so bring your friends and some conversation. Also, find out more about their D22 Representative position!

An Invitation to the Women of the D22 Class!

Please RSVP for the Women in Leadership Dinner on August 15!  TheWomen in Leadership Dinner is run by the women of TUSDM for incoming D22 class of women. The dinner will showcase a panel of D20’s who are leaders in the school and the community today.  Table conversations will be facilitated by D21 leaders. There will also be time for connecting with other students and faculty after the panel and round table discussions.

The Women in Leadership Initiative receives ongoing support from Nancy Marks, Office of Public Health and from Karen Alexander, Office of Student Affairs and is funded by Dean Thomas.

RSVP and  join us on Wednesday, August 15 at 4:30 – 7:00 pm in Sackler 114 (dinner will be provided). RSVP HERE!

Come and make some new friends and meet some amazing upper class women!

Mini Medical School at the Museum of Science!

On July 17th, Tufts students and faculty organized the Mini Medical School at the Boston Museum of Science. Led by Dr. Ing, students and faculty taught middle school children about general anatomy, dental anatomy and caries, suture techniques on a banana, medical emergencies, blood pressure, and more.

Shoutout to one of the students, Alexandra Galante’s father for making the Mini Medical School banner and background used for the photo booth for the kids!

Dr. Ing reflects: “One of the students told me she wanted to be a lawyer and didn’t really want to be at the mini medical school event in the morning. By the end of the class, she said she wanted to be a neurosurgeon and wanted to wear the gown, mask, and gloves home.”

The goal of the Mini Medical School is to encourage youth to consider medicine and dentistry in their future career goals by supporting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) movement. Check out these photos from the event!


ASDA District 1 Summer Leadership Social

We are so excited to announce this year’s ASDA District 1 Summer Leadership Social at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut on August 24-26th! ASDA District 1 consist of 5 schools: Tufts University, Harvard University, Boston University, University of New England, and University of Connecticut.

This event will give you an opportunity to network with different Dental Service Organizations, national ASDA leaders, and students in District 1. There will be mini breakout sessions on various topics and presentations on leadership lessons and the American Dental Education Association followed by evening socials!

Dates: 8/24/2018-8/26/2018

Location: Foxwoods Resort

Address350 Trolley Line Blvd, Ledyard, CT 06338, USA

Organization: Tufts ASDA

Registration link

Cost: $100

What your registration covers:

     1. All meals!

     2. Housing at Foxwoods Resort for 2 nights!

     3. Access to the evening socials!

     4. Free powered toothbrush!

     5. Swag bags!

We hope to see you all there!

Give Kids a Smile 2018 Video!

Over two months have gone by since Tufts’ 2nd Give Kids A Smile Event, which was a great success this year! With the help of our amazing students, faculty and staff volunteers, we were able to treat over 100 children in need during the event.

It was amazing to see how much the event has grown since last year. With help from our gracious donors and corporate sponsors, we were able to host the event for 2-days, incorporate more volunteers from across the dental school, and expand the event to include restorative procedures (as well as preventative ones).

It was great being able to host this event for a second time at Tufts this year, and to again connect the school with the surrounding Boston community in such a productive and meaningful way!

A big thank you again to all of those involved in the event, and check out the following video filmed and produced by Kalp Junthani (D20)!!

Chinatown National Night Out

Chinatown will be celebrating its annual National Night Out on August 7th from 3:00- 6:00 pm.  Smile Squad is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping us provide oral hygiene instructions at this event. Lots of families and children attend every year. Music, food, games, and promotions will go on throughout the event. Don’t miss out!
Please sign up using the link below:
Contact Thais Antunes at for more information.