Category Archives: What’s New

ASDA Wellness Week panel: ‘Hit the Reset Button on Stress’

This past week, ASDA Health and Wellness partnered with Tufts Student Advising Committee for their Wellness Week.  Albert Kim (D’20) and Nikki Trone (D’21) represented both ASDA Health and Wellness and TUSDM on the panel, “Hit the Reset Button on Stress”.   Representatives from the Medical School and the MPH program also sat on the panel. Great advice for handling the stressors in professional school and life were provided including focus on self-care, the perks of organization, various study tips, and more.

Also special thank you to Adwoa Baidoo (D’21) who is a member of both the ASDA Health and Wellness Committee and Tufts Student Advising Committee for making this event possible.

PERU Clothing Drive

Take a moment to look through your closets this weekend for any clothes or school items that you may not want anymore! We will be collecting men, women, and children’s clothing, winter coats & accessories, shoes/boots, blankets, backpacks, socks, and any school supplies (pencils/pens/notebooks/etc.) as part of Tufts’ GSL Peru trip. We will directly be distributing the items to the local villages there.
There are donation boxes set up in the 7th floor student lounge, 15th floor, and on the 4th floor of Sackler Library. We will be collecting from Oct. 29th to Nov. 2nd.
Anything will be much appreciated!

DC Says Thank You & Bon Voyage, D20 Cindy Park…And Welcome D22 Nehal Shah!

Each year in the Fall, DC reluctantly says goodbye to our third year staff, in order to give him or her the time to focus on their clinical work. So it is with a heavy heart that we offer a big round of appreciation for all D20 Cindy Se Park has brought to DC—creativity,  commitment, attention to details…and a great laugh!  Although we love Cindy, we know we must let her focus her magical powers to her clinical work (…well, not all her powers—she will still be working her magic TUSDM’s Global Service work!)  Thanks for everything Cindy!

“It has been an incredible 2 years working on the Dental Central staff team. I had the privilege to not only feel like I belonged to all of the 43 student organizations here at TUSDM, but also to firsthand witness all of the awe-inspiring, meaningful, and empowering opportunities run by students and faculty. I want to thank all of the current/previous DC team members, Tisch College, TUSDM and Nancy Marks for this invaluable experience. Dental Central will always have a special place in my heart (:” – Cindy Park.

At the same time, DC is so fortunate to have found D22 Nehal Shah to join our team.
Nehal will be working closely with DC’s other rock star staff, D21 Pranali Vyas!

Nehal Shah is a California native who has just started his journey here at TUSDM. As the first year staff member for Dental Central, he will be responsible for helping keep the DC website content up-to-date by creating weekly posts, maintaining the events calendar, and helping with general website maintenance, hoping to keep the TUSDM community as informed as possible. As a new and fresh pair of eyes on staff, we are confident Nehal will be a great addition in helping continue growing Dental Central and push its goals further.

Outside of dental school, Nehal enjoys traveling, cooking, and is a photography enthusiast. He also brings with him relevant experience; for years now, Nehal has had his own wedding photography business, SHAHRP Studios, traveling nationwide to capture events. His background in the art of photography and graphic designing will be a great asset in his position on the DC staff. We are excited to have Nehal on board!

Bringing in the Big Guns: How Voters Can Disarm America’s Gun Lobby

Monday, October 29 | 6 PM (Doors open at 5:30)
CIC Boston (20th Floor), 50 Milk Street, Boston

Gun control is one of the most divisive issues in America, and many are understandably pessimistic about achieving change. Enter two individuals with unique approaches to this issue: Steve Israel, former U.S. Congressman (D-NY3) and author of Big Guns, a biting satire of America’s gun lobby and the political system in which it operates; and Sarah Ullman, A10, filmmaker and co-founder of One Vote at a Time, a SuperPAC devoted to supporting progressive candidates committed to ending gun violence in their communities. Come hear from these two leading political figures whose perspectives on gun control—and the medium in which they voice those perspectives—are equally refreshing and inspiring.

Steve Israel served as a Congressman for 16 years before stepping down in 2017. He is a Writer-In-Residence at Long Island University, a novelist, and a Professor of the Practice at Tisch College. Sarah Ullman’s grassroots SuperPAC, One Vote at a Time, worked with 10 out of the 15 Virginia Democrats who flipped state legislature seats from red to blue in a “blue wave” election in 2017, and will support another 250 progressive pro gun safety candidates for state legislatures in 2018. She is a Tufts alumnus, a successful film director and activist, and runs her own production company called Master Plan.

Cosponsored by the Tufts Lawyers Association, Tufts Social Impact Network, Tufts Alumni Boston and Tisch College. A short book signing and networking reception will follow the talk.

RSVP requested here

ASDA Impressions Newsletter Released!

Impressions | Fall 2018 Issue

TUSDM chapter of ASDA did a phenomenal job with their  latest newsletter, Impressions | Fall 2018Check it out to keep updated with the latest in national and local ASDA news, faculty spotlights, and other TUSDM happenings! This issue celebrates the 150th anniversary of TUSDM, shows where the D18s are today, and exhibits the bright  minds of our Tufts dental community with a vibrant, new layout design!

Do you have a knack for writing? Do you have an issue that you are particularly passionate about and would like to share with the school? If you are interested in writing for future editions of Impressions, or getting involved with any other aspect of it, please contact David Somoza-Valle at david.somoza_valle@tufts.edu.

 

 

67th AAID Conference – Congrats Yusuf, Shawn, and Nari!

This past weekend, three TUSDM students went to Dallas, Texas to present their research at the 67th American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Annual Conference.

Yusuf Sheikh (PG’21) placed 2nd and Shawn Kim (UG’20) placed 3rd for the table clinic oral presentation, and Nari Park (UG’19) placed 3rd for the poster presentation. Congratulations to these three students on placing at the national conference!

Founded in 1951, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to implant dentistry. To find out more, please visit this link: https://www.aaid.com/index.html

Their studies were:

Effects of the Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Lateral Window Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Yusuf Sheikh, DMD, MA; Yong Hur, DMD, DDS, MS; Sarah Pagni, PhD, MPH; Yumi Ogata, DMD, DDS, MS

Radiographic Analysis of Crestal Bone Resorption in Vertical Ridge Augmentation:
Shawn Kim; Yumi Ogata, DMD, DDS, MS; Sarah Pagni, PhD, MPH; Yong Hur, DMD, DDS, MS

Anatomical Factors of the Posterior Superior Alveolar Artery Associated with Schneiderian Membrane Perforation During Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Nari Park MS; Yong Hur, DMD, DDS, MS; Sarah Pagni, PhD, MPH; Yumi Ogata, DMD, DDS, MS

ADO at the Bo De Meditation Center!

On September 30th, a group of eight volunteers from TUSDM joined ADO in giving oral hygiene instruction to around 180 kids at the Bo De Meditation Center in Braintree, MA during their weekly Sunday Vietnamese class: Ping Zeng (D20), Brent Mullen (D20), Monica Cheng (D20), Emerly Hsu (D21), Sandra Khuu (D21), Yi-Chen (Jo) Chiang (D21), Trish Dang (D20), Irene Lang (D21).

Irene Lang (D21) reflects: “We split up into 3 groups, and each group taught 2 classes of kids age 6-14 how to brush and floss (6 classrooms total of around 30 kids each), what foods are good or bad for teeth, and how cavities form. We were able to use the teach back technique using the stuffed animals for the younger classes, and led the older kids in 2 enthusiastic games of jeopardy. At the end of our oral hygiene instruction sessions, it was a great feeling to come back together from our groups and share informally about our experiences. All of the classes, especially the older ones, were extremely excited and engaged in both asking and answering questions throughout all of the sessions. The kids especially liked the more challenging questions, as many of them were excited to share with everyone what they knew. Often, even the adult teachers were excited to jump in to guess on a jeopardy question or ask some of their own questions about how to take care of teeth. Having so many kids show up and receive oral hygiene instruction was incredibly rewarding and fun, and all the volunteers were happy to have spent a Sunday afternoon serving the community.”