Team Smile at Fenway Park!

Team Smile is a foundation based out of the Mid West.  Its mission is to join sports teams and oral health professionals together to provide dental care to children.  Colgate Palmolive is one of the sponsors TISDM was asked to participate.  18 student spots were available for our students to become assistants.

On Friday, August 31 for the first time, Team Smile made its way to Boston MA.  The venue:  Fenway Park.  Lots of festivities including a DJ, face painting, hand held radiography, hygiene stations, triage stations.  Wally showed up.  Little kids, our students and a few faculty members tried their hand at hip hop!  Upstairs in the Red Sox Suite Rooms, restorative treatment took place.  So now we know how a fancy VIP room can be turned into a dental operatory with a fantastic view of the ball field!

Somewhere around  200 middle graders from PIPP School Boston attended!

Tufts students and faculty had a very nice time doing some good for the little kids in Boston and are excited to hear that most likely plans are in the works for Team Smile to return next year.

AIDPH Federal Service Internship Opportunity

AIDPH’s Federal Service Internship 

The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) would like to invite applications to the Federal Service Internship (FSI) in Washington, DC October 9th-12th. FSI connects students with federal agencies to learn more about federally administered public health programs and opportunities. This internship includes of visits to HRSA, NIDCR, NLM, SAMHSA, and the FDA with presentations from the CDC. This experience is limited to current dental and dental hygiene students. It is anticipated that applicants would provide proof of student status. There is no tuition to participate in the program; however, students are expected to sponsor their own travel and accommodations.


***Note: Previously, this experience has been limited to current Dental Public Health Residents. Applicants from this expanded eligibility will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until available slots are filled. Applications will close on September 7th.***

To learn more about this experience and submit an application, visit the 
AIDPH website. You can reach the Program Coordinator, Annaliese Cothron, at info@aidph.org for questions.

SAMDA General Meeting 9/7!

The South Asian Medical and Dental Association will be POSTPONING its first general body meeting until Friday, September 7th from Noon-1PM in room 773.
Everyone is welcome to attend and hear about this years upcoming events as well as meet other members. Bring anyone who is interested! Lunch will be provided.
Attention D22s! If you are interested in becoming the SAMDA D22 representative, please attend the general body meeting to learn more!

Global Perspectives: Tufts Photo Contest!

Extended Deadline to:  October 26, 2018

Global Perspectives: A Tufts University Photo Contest

As you travel abroad this summer, prepare for the 2nd annual Global Perspectives Photo Contest!

Eligibility:

Photos should have been taken when graduate and undergraduate Tufts students were studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad or, in the case of the last theme should represent global perspectives on Tufts’ campuses in Boston, Grafton, or Medford during the last year (i.e. during one or more of the following terms:  Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018)

Photos taken prior to matriculation at Tufts, post-graduation, or on personal travel abroad (i.e. vacation) are ineligible.

Rules:

  • Up to 3 photos can be submitted
  • All photos should have been taken by you or have you in it
  • All photos must be at least 1200×800 pixels (or 800×1200 for portraits)
  • Please name your file with your name, location and the term.
    • ex. janedoe-mumbai-spring2018

Categories:

The 2018 Global Perspectives Photo Contest categories are:

  • One Health
  • Reclaiming the Human
  • Climate, Food, and Water
  • Secure and Equitable Society
  • Living Technology

Students will be asked to write a brief reflection paragraph to explain their rationale for choosing their photograph and theme. These themes were drawn from the research and scholarship themes identified through the Office of the Vice Provost for Research’s strategic plan.

Winners:

Photographs will be judged on their aesthetic value and on how well they respond to the category. Attention will be paid to ensure that photos are well representative of the University as a whole.

Winning photos will be displayed on the Global Tufts website and in a rotating exhibit on the Medford, Grafton, and Boston campuses.

Permissions

We would like to use submitted photos on print materials and Tufts’ websites and will ask you to give permission to publicly share your photo upon submission.

Submission:

The contest will open in August 2018 and the deadline is October 26, 2018 (formerly September 28th)Please check this site for submission instructions.

Contact:

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 617-627-4733.

https://global.tufts.edu/news/global-perspectives-photo-contest

Dental Central Week 4 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.

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

One lucky D22 will win a prize each week!

Week 3 Winner: Congratulations Nikesha Walters (D22)! (:

Please submit your answer to tuftsdc@gmail.com.

This week’s question:  Find the question on the Dental Central Bulletin board (7th floor by the student lounge) ! (: 

The Opioid Project

When Nancy Marks is not busy at Tufts working on community service projects with the dental students, she is actively pursuing her love of art in ways to bring about positive change in the lives of those affected by the opioid epidemic.  Nanc’s most recent endeavor, “The Opioid Project” is a visual art and oral storytelling program for those affected by the opioid epidemic.

A link to the article that appeared in the August 12th Sunday edition of the Boston Globe is: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2018/08/09/fighting-opioid-crisis-one-story-time/jkkWYkpyvL11FPjBNtrElO/story.html

Check it out!

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Yu, Yau-Hua

Dean Huw F. Thomas’ 150th Anniversary Lunch and Learn Series presents:

Dr. Yu, Yau-Hua

“Women’s Health and Periodontitis”

Thursday, August 30th at 12pm

Rachel’s Amphitheater – 1414

 “Precision Medicine in oral health has yet to happen! In this presentation, Dr. Yu will overview her research path and focus on her recent NIH K23 award aiming at exploring genomic determinants of periodontal disease. Her study was primarily conducted in the Women’s Health Study at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.”

RSVP WITH JEFF MURAT

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

Multicultural Fair!

If you found your stomachs growling last Tuesday, it might have been from the amazing smells of the array of foods being offered by members of a number of the cultural student groups on campus to welcome the incoming D22 class. Members of the Italian Club, SAMDA, ADO, PASDAD, NEHMDS, KADA, MEDS, LGBTA+, HDA, and SNDA dished out a variety of food ranging from banh mi to baklava in celebration of the cultural diversity at TUSDM. Many thanks to all those who participated joined in and to the Student Affairs office for organizing the annual outdoor multicultural fair!

D22 Speech-Writing and Presentation Support!

Are you a D22 Running for an Elected Position?
Attend a Speech-Writing and Presentation Support session!

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
4:30 – 5:30 PM

Open to D22s who are running for an elected position and want some pointers on speech writing and presentation. Special guests include TUSDM student leaders who have run for office.

Relaxed atmosphere.

Run by Nancy Marks, Community Service Coordinator.

Snacks! RSVP to nancy.marks@tufts.edu

Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health.