SNDA at the 2019 Boston Heart Walk

SNDA members had a great time volunteering with the American Heart Association at the 2019 Boston Heart Walk on September 7th.

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “We celebrated and cheered on walkers as they walked either 1, 3, or 6 miles in honor of those who have passed away and in support of survivors of heart disease and strokes.”

HDA Volunteers at East Boston Health Fair

HDA had volunteers doing OHI and dental screenings for the Hispanic Community in East Boston during Pfizer’s Health Fair last Saturday. They had a great turnout of volunteers and screened many patients who were referred to Tufts for further evaluation! Be on the look out for more HDA volunteer events!

Tufts Community Day Volunteers Needed

Smile Squad will be participating at the yearly Tufts Community Day on Sunday, September 22nd @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm! We are looking for volunteers who are interested in giving OHI and sharing the importance of dental care to children and their families. It will be at the
Tufts Medford campus.

Many community organizations and Tufts student groups will be present at the eve nt. Lunch and refreshments will be served. It is a great way to meet other student groups and stay involved!

There are two shifts available: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm.  If
you would like to stay for the entire time, you are more than welcome to! If
you are interested, please click here to sign up!

Yoga in the Park

For the fourth annual year, Dr. Pastan will be leading Yoga in the Public Gardens. 

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 17. We will be meeting in the school lobby at 4:30 PM and walk over together to find a perfect spot in the gardens. Please bring your yoga mats, water bottle, and comfortable clothing!
This event is open to 60 people so make sure to sign up soon!
Please sign up here:

D22’s Volunteer Experience with Kelleher Rose Garden

On Tuesday 8/20, members of the D22 class enjoyed the Boston summer weather by volunteering at the Kelleher Rose Garden. Janki Shingala, James Cruz, Brock Riedel, Adi Smith, Ankita Kesar, and Carolina Velez participated in the conservation of the garden located in the Back Bay Fens.

James Cruz reflects: “I’m always open to spending time with classmates and friends, and this event was one of the most wholesome ways you can do that. This garden is something the whole city can enjoy, and it’s a good feeling, knowing that the D22 class contributed to it.”

Adi Smith adds: “I had a great time getting out into the community while hanging out with my classmates.”

Volunteer with SNDA

SNDA will be volunteering with the American Heart Association at the 2019 Boston Heart Walk on Saturday, September 7th at the Boston Hatch Shell from 7:30am – 2:00pm. Free T-Shirts Included! If you plan on attending, both RSVP’s need to be filled out here and here. You may contact Heather Smith at with any questions/concerns. 

D23 Weekly Trivia Question: Week 3

D23’s you know the drill! Explore Dental Central and answer this week’s question with an email to to win!

This week’s question:

Which student org serves to provide students with opportunities to learn more about disability policy and enhance general knowledge about the healthcare needs of children and adults with disabilities?

Yet Another Successful Multicultural Fair!

If you found your stomachs growling in recent weeks, 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 D23 class. Members of the Italian Club, SAMDAADOPASDAD, NEHMDS, KADA, MEDSLGBTA+HDASNDA, and many more, dished out a variety of food ranging from empanada’s and chicken tikka 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! Enjoy a few glimpses from the fair!

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