Category Archives: What’s New

Women’s Health Awareness Discussion Group

The TUSDM Health and Wellness Club is thrilled to announce the beginning of a monthly Women’s Health Awareness Discussion Group!
It’s easy to get so caught up in the stresses of dental school that we forget how important it is to practice self love and care. It’s even easier to forget that we are not in this alone. Michelle Ostrovsky (D19) and Nada Mohamed (D19) have taken the initiative, with help from our club and Dr. Christina Pastan, to organize a discussion group for women who are seeking support, advice, and emotional relief.
The first meeting will be on Tuesday, January 31st, at 4:30PM in Room 773 of the dental school building. 

Please e-mail Gabriela Flores (D20) ( an RSVP, or confirm on the Facebook event ( so I may have an idea of how many women are attending.

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Sharewood Project Spotlight

The Sharewood Project is looking for volunteers for today’s clinic! Sign up HERE to take part and meet at the hospital lobby at 5:15pm.

Check out the freshly updated Sharewood Project Dental Central page for more details on how the Sharewood Project helps our community and how you can participate.

Designing and Presenting a Research Poster – Workshop with BSRG

Research students, please RSVP for our upcoming workshop on designing and presenting a research poster on Wednesday, January 18th at 7pm in Rachel’s Amphitheater (14th floor). Food will be provided for those who RSVP.

-Tufts structure and format for posters
-How, where, and when to get your poster printed
-Tips for presenting at Bates Day and AADR
-Bates Day details and award opportunities!

Sign-up here:

NEW Dental Central TV screen on 7th floor lounge!

We have some exciting news so brace yourselves!

Remember that TV in the 7th floor student lounge that never seemed to be used? Dental Central has taken over! Now you can enjoy a rotating stream of photos, announcements, recaps, research, news, sports, weather, T updates, etc… Even fun YouTube videos so you don’t miss the latest viral cat clip! Just about anything you desire to fill in your fellow classmates with the latest updates. Dental Central has created a fun, tech-savvy way to engage everyone and unite the TUSDM community!

A HUGE shout out to Pouya Namiranian (D19) for his brilliant idea and for setting up the unit!!

To share what you want to see on the big screen, please email details to

Check out what our dental students think about the addition BELOW (:

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Yankee Dental Congress volunteer opportunity!

Interested in getting involved at Yankee Dental this year?

Tufts Dental LGBTQA is looking for volunteers to help staff the HIV Dental Work Group Booth at the upcoming 2017 Yankee Dental Congress! Each 2-3 hour shift (they qualify as OHP hours!) will have 2 Tufts dental students working alongside staff from the Boston Public Health Commission as well as fellow dental students from Harvard and BU.


Please be sure to include your full name, class, email and cell phone!

Spots filled up quick last year so sign up
soon! Read below for more information:

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Health & Wellness gathering highlights! Evanthia Vranas (D20)

Exams after exams there were many times where students felt overwhelmed and stressed, but a quick break with healthy snacks and some fluffy, adorable therapy dogs provided a time to unwind and hangout with fellow classmates. With help from Dr. Pastan, Sharon Snaggs, Health and Wellness class representatives, and the Health and Wellness Club, we were privileged with two of these therapeutic gatherings this past semester. Everyone who attended had a great time, and definitely be on the lookout for more of these events to come!

-Evanthia Vranas (D20)-


Student Professionalism and Ethics Association and Delta Sigma Delta are coloring the 7th floor hallway throughout the month of January! Check out their bulletin boards outside of Merritt by the mailboxes (SPEA) and outside the student lounge (DSD).

Interested in promoting your student organization? There are still some months available on both of the boards, so sign up HERE!