Category Archives: What’s New

ADEA Hackathon

On February 24, ADEA chapters at Tufts, Harvard, BU, UConn, Touro, and Stony Brook participated in a curriculum Hackathon held at Harvard School of Dental Medicine! Students were grouped into teams and were given just two hours to design their own innovative dental school, focusing on curriculum topics of their choice. Teams focused on hot topics like Public Health and Community Service, Technology, Public Policy, Interprofessional Education, Research, and many more! Presentations were judged by a panel of deans and professors, including Dean Karimbux.

Here are some students reflections!

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This Monday, Match 5th join SPEA, ASDA, and SNDA as we launch IGNITE! Students and faculty will be presenting 5 minute, 20 slide talks on topics of their choice. Come listen to their stories while enjoying some delicious enchiladas!
Topics include the following:
— Clinic Secrets
— Dental Technology in Myanmar
— Why should YOU buy a Shiba Inu puppy while at Tufts?
— And many, many more!

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ADO Denture Care Event

On February 15th, ADO visited the Hong Lok House to discuss and promote proper denture care. The Hong Lok House is a part of Boston’s Chinese Golden Age Center that serves and provides home for the Asian elderly population.

Andy Cheung (D21) reflects: “Nay Ho! Today we had the pleasure to speak with our Chinese community at Hong Lok House. Hong Lok House invited Tufts Dental Students to give a presentation about dentures and proper denture care. Dianne Luu (D19) pioneered the first presentation with visuals that were straight forward and Eva Chiu (D18) lead the conservation entertaining our audience with illustrative details on proper denture care. Following the presentation, a pair of upper and lower classmates joined to speak with individuals who had questions about their oral health home care and how they could receive care from Tufts. Hong Lok House was a great learning experience for patient education, relationship development and cultural rapport development. In the future we plan on developing a more interactive presentation with riddles and games developed by Alexis Yip (D21) and the Asian Dental Organization leaders Dianne Luu (D19), Jackie Liu (D19), Katherine Tan (D19) and Le Truong (D21) will continue to develop relationships with our neighborhood families.

D21’s Dental School Journey Presentation

On February 16, 2018, a group of D21s: Tyler Brown, Sara Bustos, Tiara Felder, Tyrell Fridie, and Devonte Johnson, went to the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury, Massachusetts to promote oral health care and discuss their journeys to dental school with the students.

Tyler Brown (D21) reflects: “Having the opportunity to speak to the students at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School was amazing. During our presentation, we walked the students through the trials and tribulations we faced while matriculating through high school, college, and post-graduate life. After we shared our stories we explained what a typical day in dental school consists of, and finished the presentation with a game on oral health education. After the presentation, we had the opportunity to learn about their dental assistant program (the only one in Boston for high school students) as well as previewed some of the other vocational programs the school provides. Being able to offer the students an example of young adults who look like them, and are in dental school was amazing and something that I honestly feel is necessary, especially in today’s climate. A couple of the students explained to us that they had never seen a dentist of color, and now that they had met us, saw that it was possible. This was extremely humbling for us as a group due to the fact that sometimes, because we are so busy and caught up in school, we almost take this amazing opportunity for granted. Personally being able to inspire these young students reiterated the exact reason I wanted to become a dentist in the first place. The opportunity to be a dental clinician is of great merit but I also recognize the importance of inspiring the future leaders of healthcare, the youth.”

ZAMBIA Global Service Learning Program for D19s and D20s!

D19s and D20s: Want to travel abroad an volunteer this summer? Check out this new CSL/GSL opportunity culminating in a 3-week field experience in Zambia!

ZAMBIA Global Service Learning Program.

 Project Director: Dr. John Morgan

 Anticipated Travel Dates: July 16 – Aug 4 2018*

*If travel interferes with an exam or course responsibility, special permission must be obtained by Academic Affairs and for you to be allowed to make up the requirement, if necessary.



Key to this special initiative is that the costs for travel to Zambia and in-country stay are covered through the generosity of the Tisch College Summer Fellows Program.

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Give Kids A Smile May 4th-5th

As a part of it’s 150th Anniversary Celebration this year, TUSDM is excited to announce that we will be hosting our second-ever “Give Kids A Smile” Event, a national outreach program created by the American Dental Association to promote pediatric oral health in underserved communities.

On May 4th and 5th, Tufts Dental School will be opening it doors to provide disadvantaged children (who lack access to proper dental care/insurance) across the Boston/Greater Boston area with FREE dental X-rays, cleanings, dental sealants, fillings, oral health education, and much more! There will also be an oral health fair with fun activities, demonstrations, games/prizes, and raffles for all members of the family to participate in.

Here are some quick links about our event:

Click here for the full flyer and more information: GKAS!

Big Sister Program Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, March 6th at noon in Sackler 316 to learn more about being a Big Sister. A representative from the Big Sister program will be here to talk about both Community-Based mentoring opportunities as well as Site-based mentoring (visiting your “little” during her lunch break at the elementary, middle, or high schools right here in Chinatown). Many Tufts students have loved this program as a way to be involved in our local community! Please RSVP to