HDA: GSL to Dominican Republic

This August, the Student Hispanic Dental Association will be taking its annual global service learning trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to provide dental care to the surrounding local community that has little to no access to dental care.

We have will been fundraising all year to be able to travel with 23 students and 6 faculty members to provide comprehensive dental care. For 1 week, we will be providing dental exams, cleanings, fillings, and extractions as needed, as well as providing everyone with toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and oral hygiene instruction and reinforcement. It is an extremely rewarding, uplifting experience as well as a very unique opportunity to offer our services as full-time dental providers to a community in need.

As a team of Tufts Dental students, it is challenging to afford this trip, and we would greatly appreciate any donation that you are able to make – large or small. The link below will direct you to our GoFundMe Page.

Your contribution would mean the world to us.  Every penny counts!
Thank you so much for your support and for sharing our passion by being a part of this truly amazing cause!!!

– Elizabeth Betances (D18) –

Dental Central D21 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. Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D21 will win a prize each week!

This week’s question:

Which student group runs a free healthcare project on a bimonthly basis for underserved populations where dental students provide oral screenings, fluoride varnish, and more?

AO Tooth Day @ Fenway reflection by Jordan Siegel (D18)

On July 18th, 2017 Alpha Omega participated in the annual Tooth Day at Fenway. The night begun with several members and faculty mentors promoting oral health awareness and performing oral cancer screenings to fans. Then the rest of the night was spent watching the Red Sox game against the Toronto Blue jays (:

“Tooth day is a successful event every year! It’s a great opportunity to reach out to a local community and raise oral health awareness and also promote Tufts Dental School. We all felt that many of the vendors working at the game not only anticipate the event each year now 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 food as a thank you!
Participants:Megan Milder (D18), Jordan Siegel (D18), Lauren Trager (D18), Dr. Paul Trombley, and Dr. Tanya Wright

Reflected by: Jordan Siegel (D18)

“When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents”

4 years into the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s major provision, 29million Americans still lack health insurance. With high medical expenses and inadequate health system, many struggle to find the care that they need. There’s an increasing anticipation for pop-up free clinics, where hundreds of people in pain line up in desperation.

Read more HERE

(New York Times)

Crowd funding support comes to TUSDM!

Trying to raise money for a community service trip or activity?? Get support from Tufts!  Tessa Buckley from University Advancement in Medford gave a Tufts Crowdfunding presentation on Tuesday, June 27.  Over twenty students attended, along with interested staff and faculty.   Check out the slides and contact Tessa Buckley and/or Nancy Marks, Community Service Coordinator to discuss your goals.

Link to Download powerpoint below:
Crowdfunding Dental 6.27.17

Welcome TUSDM Class of 2021!!

Warmest welcome to our Class of 2021! Congratulations on beginning your education at one of the greatest dental schools in the nation. We’re incredibly excited to have you here. Hope everyone got a chance to settle in and explore the city as well!

Dental Central serves as a hub that community members can access to increase awareness to the all sorts of news, activities, and events happening in our community! Share your pictures with the Dental Central Social Wall by using #tusdm or #dentalcentral on Instragram and Twitter.

Have a great orientation week (:

ASDA District 1 Summer Social

You are ALL invited to the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) District 1 Summer Social! Not only will it help develop your leadership and team building skills, but it will be a great opportunity to network and hang out with other dental students within our district (Tufts, B.U., Harvard, U Conn, and UNE). I heard that it was an absolute blast last year, and I’m sure it will be even more fun this year! Details of the trip are as follows:

Date: 8/25-8/27 
Location: Jiminy Peak Resort (Hancock, MA)

**Very important – RSVP by Friday 7/28** – the link is here: https://goo.gl/forms/lB8Dp8heBep6YMUJ3

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