DC bulletin board spotlight: HANCO!

Be sure to stop by and check out our updated 7th floor DC Bulletin Board by Merritt that Head and Neck Cancer Organization (HANCO) has taken over! April is oral cancer awareness month, and they have provided the latest updates on event highlights, upcoming opportunities, and other information pertaining to their vision and mission. The student organization aims to better educate students and members of the community on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer through various educational and community service opportunities (:


MDS New Dentist Panel Series

The MDS Boston District and New Dentist Committee have planned a wonderful event for new dentists, dental students/residents, and anyone interested in practice ownership on April, 7 at 5:30PM. The event is coming up in 4 days and will be capped at 40 participants so if you’re interested, sign up early!

The evening will start with an hour of food plus beer and wine, and a panel session led by Drs. Michael Cooper, Mario Lucca, Sathish Palayam, and Rosie Wagner. There will be an additional hour at the end for continued food and drinks to network as well. The coordinators have planned it specifically without any corporate sponsors to hear the true stories about their journeys from our colleagues. Mario and Rosie will talk about their experience with their startups as an oral surgeon and a general dentist, and Michael and Sathish will talk about their stories on practice transition and acquisitions.

The event will be held on the 19th floor of the Hancock Tower on Clarendon street in Boston with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Cost to attend is $25 and to register, follow the link: panelseries.bpt.me
Hope to see many of you there on Friday 4/7!

HPSP luncheon

The Student military Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) organization had three luncheons this week. On Tuesday, the US Army had three of its active duty members discuss and describe life in the Army as a US Army dental officer. On Wednesday, the US Navy sponsored an appearance by LCDR Bracken Godfrey, the dental officer in charge of the Naval station in Portsmouth, NH; a submarine base. Dr. Godfrey was able to describe, on a personal level, his 10 years in the Navy and his role in keeping our sailors ready for 6 month tours under the ocean. On Thursday, the United States Air Force sponsored an appearance of two AF support personnel; an AF dental hygienist with expanded duties and an AF laboratory technician who operates the only AF dental laboratory in New England. Both of these young people were very impressive reminding our students to always treat nicely the person who packs your parachute.

Our big event is our HPSP Senior Night which is scheduled for May 3, 2017. That evening we will be honoring our graduating seniors who are just beginning their military service.

HANCO Specialists Panel

Please join the Head and Neck Cancer Organization (HANCO) as we host our very first Specialists Panel on Friday, April 21st from 4:30-6:30pm in the Alumni Lounge (15th floor)! Various medical and dental professionals will come together to talk about their experiences and provide their expertise in regards to the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer. This panel will integrate specialties such as Oral Pathology, Medicine, Oral Surgery, and more!

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Cindy Se Park, D20 accepts Commission into the Air Force!

Congratulations to the armed forces newest recruit! D20 Cindy Se Ha Park was commissioned into the Air Force as Second Lieutenant Park last Monday, March 20.  Cindy will be receiving full tuition and a monthly stipend through the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) in exchange for three years of service as a commissioned medical officer upon graduation. Our very own Dr. Charles Rankin, who formerly served in the Air Force as a general dentist, led the small ceremony in the Alumni lounge in the presence of Cindy’s family and friends.

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Alpha Omega Get Lucky Grams

Alpha Omega held their Get lucky grams 3/6-3/15/17. People were able to send anonymous notes and chocolate grams to be hand delivered to any student by the “AO leprechauns”. All proceeds of the grams fundraiser went to the Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. The lucky grams had a great turn out and it was a creative and fun way to fundraise for a great cause.

Megan Milder (D18) reflected… “Through selling and delivering Lucky Grams at Tufts Dental, Tufts Alpha Omega was able to raise about $300 for the Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program while spreading some holiday cheer throughout the clinics. This was our first time having a fundraiser in this manner, and the success of the Lucky Grams shows that we will be able to have similar fundraisers in the future.”

AAWD Brunch w/ Tufts, BU, & Harvard Dental Recap

On Sunday, March 26th, students and faculty from Tufts, BU and Harvard Dental came together for their first ever tri-school AAWD Brunch. Thank you to BU for hosting and to the five outstanding ‘Call to Leadership’ panelists, Dr. Andrea Richman, Dr. Ronni Schnell, Dr. Mina Paul, Dr. Janis Broadbent Moriarty and Dr. Peach Dore-Tyrell for coming to school on a Sunday and inspiring students and peers with your stories.

Thank you to all mentors, faculty and students who came out to brunch and sending a special shout-out to GSDM Dean of Students, Dr. Joseph Calabrese, who came out to support AAWD too!

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