Category Archives: What’s New

AO Tooth Day!

On July 10, 2018 Tufts AO hosted their Annual Tooth Day at Fenway Park. They provided baseball fans with oral hygiene instruction, screened for oral cancer with Velscope, and handed out tooth brushes and toothpaste.

Adit Gadh (D21) reflects: “We had over 30 people attend the game together from the Tufts community and everyone had a great time. Check out some of the photos and don’t forget to sign up next year! Tooth day has continuously been one of our most successful events. It serves as a great opportunity to reach out to our local community and raise oral health awareness alongside promoting TUSDM. In addition to interacting with baseball fans, many of the vendors working at the game not only anticipate the event each year, but are very grateful for the screenings and toothbrushes/pastes. We got many thanks from potential new patients, and one vendor even brought us over lobster rolls as a thank you!”

Members: Molly Rosen (D19), Jesse Feuerstein (D19), Kelly Ruggieri (D19), Harjaap Singh (D21), Adit Gadh (D21), Adam Lowenstein (D20) 


Welcome to the Tufts family, D22’s! 

Dental Central is a hub for members of the Tufts community to broadcast upcoming events and to collaborate through community service, volunteerism, and much more. Here, you can access sign up for community service events, see photos and reflections from past student experiences, and stay up to date with what is going on through the school. Look out for a more detailed email introducing Dental Central later this week!

We are all so excited to have you here—good luck and enjoy orientation!

“Investigating the Antibacterial Potential of Honey on Plaque Bacteria” Thesis Presentation

Dr. Husam Bensreti, a candidate for the Master of Science in Dental Research, will be presenting his thesis defense on Tuesday July 24th from 1:00PM-3:00PM in Room #770 of the Dental School.  His thesis is entitled “Investigating the Antibacterial and Antibiofilm Potential of Honey on Plaque Bacteria.

This event is open to all members of the Tufts Dental Community!

NEW Water Bottle Filling Station

Our first water bottle filling station was installed on the 7th floor.
A NEW second water bottle filling station has now been installed in the School, on the 8th floor, thanks to a grant from the University!

Both stations are located at the drinking fountains.
If you are on the 15th floor you may also fill your water bottle at the filtered water unit in the kitchen.


These filling stations count the number of plastic water bottles that are not used every time you refill a water bottle.
Thank you for doing your part to meet the School’s and the University’s sustainability goals!

Volunteers Needed! TeamSmile + Boston Red Sox

Volunteer at an exciting community service event to treat children on Friday August 31st at Fenway Park! Students can help screen and assist dentists who will treat the kids of all ages that come in for prophies, restorative work and extractions.

There are approximately 16 student spots left, if you’re interested in signing up click here!

“Efficacy of Er:YAG Laser in Decontamination of Dental Implants” Thesis Presentation

Dr. Hani Almoharib, a candidate for the Master of Science in Dental Research, will present his thesis defense on Tuesday July 17th at 12:00pm in the Glickman Library on the 12th floor of the Dental School.  The thesis is entitled “Efficacy of Er:YAG Laser in Decontamination of Dental Implants: an In-vitro Study.” 

This event is open to all members of the Tufts Dental Community, and we hope you can attend!


Don’t forget to join AO at their yearly Tooth Day at Fenway! Tickets are $36 each for bleacher seats together with BU, Harvard, and other Tufts Dental students.

Fill out this form below to reserve your tickets! Hope to see you all there!…/1FAIpQLSc3kcDgNbAvWlQTGu…/viewform

ASDA Music Video

The greatly anticipated Tufts ASDA Music Video is now up on youtube! Here’s a candid glimpse of the life we lead as dental students, in a fun remix. Thank you everyone for all your support and  special thanks to those who helped this project come to life in the scenes & behind the scenes.


Digital Dentistry Bootcamp

D19Connor VanMica Baevsky and Dianne Luu, along with Thaisa Barizan Bordin, assistant professor of prosthodontics and Duangkamol Blankenship, assistant professor of prosthodontics, traveled to Irvine, CA on June 22-23 to attend Digital Dentistry Bootcamp, a continuing education event sponsored by Dentsply-Sirona and Pacific Dental Services. Through hands-on lectures, interactive patient simulations, and case presentations, the event provided comprehensive training on the utilization and implementation of CAD/CAM technology. Each student created traditional CAD/CAM porcelain crown preparations, which they were able to digitally scan, design, and mill.

2018-2019 DC Bulletin Board Sign Up!

Attention, student organizations!

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, consider reserving the DC bulletin board for a month to promote your group. Don’t miss your chance to express your creativity and have a little fun getting crafty as you highlight the awesome things your group does for the TUSDM community and beyond.

Sign up HERE to reserve your month!