All TUSDM Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to join the TUSDM Department of Public Health and Community Service in Merritt Auditorium on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm for a discussion on Challenges and Opportunities: A National Oral Health Study of Rwanda.
Our speakers will include:
Dr. John Morgan, TUSDM Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Service
Professor Phil Cotton, Vice Chancellor, University of Rwanda
Dr. Donna Hackley, TUSDM Department of Public Health and Community Service
Mr. Jean Damascene Ndabirora, LLA 2018 Rwanda, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Our speakers will explore topics on:
- The importance of a national oral health study for Rwanda
- Unique challenges of conducting a national oral health study in Rwanda
- Human rights aspects regarding oral health
Please RSVP to Gerard Cedrone at email@example.com
Dinner will be provided beginning at 4:45pm.
On Tuesday, September 12th, there was a hearing on “Food and Nutrition: Oral Health by the Massachusetts Joint Committee. More specifically, there was a hearing regarding legislation to enact mid-level dental providers for the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Alec Eidelman (D18) who is a DMD, MPH Dual degree candidate had participated testifying against Bill S. 1169, and FOR H. 2820/S. 142. Check out Alec’s written testimony BELOW….
Continue reading MA Joint committee Public Hearing Testimony by Alec Eidelman (D18)
The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) is preparing for our annual Impressions Day!
Impressions Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30AM to 4PM.
The Impressions Day Program invites high school and college students from diverse backgrounds to TUSDM to expose them to the field of dentistry. If you know any high school or college students who are considering a career in dentistry or simply want to learn more about the field, feel free to invite them to Impressions Day!
Impressions Day 2017 Eventbrite Tickets Link:
Please note: SNDA will host a short Volunteer Informational for all volunteers October 31st in the Rachel’s Amphitheater from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
We encourage any and all to help make this Impressions Day 2017 meaningful for the pre-dental students in any way you can! Should you have any questions, please feel free to email SNDA Diversity Initiatives Officer, Taphaphene Young, Thank you for your time!
This past Saturday, September 23rd, Smile Squad participated at the annual Oak Fair in Chinatown. The children and families were very excited to see us there again. It was great to interact with them despite their language barriers. Most were eager to show us how they brush and floss their teeth regularly while others were a bit shy at first but with the help of their parents as translators we were able to better interact with them. They enjoyed using the different puppets and toothbrushes we had available for demonstrational purposes. The event was a great turn out. Each child had a different skill level when it came to brushing and flossing. It was rewarding to see them eager to practice and improve their habits. They enjoyed getting new toothbrushes, toothpaste, and stickers.
Stephanie Alvarez (D20) and Simran Kaur (D20) reflects….
Continue reading Smile Squad Oak Fair Reflection by Stephanie Alvarez (D20) & Simran Kaur (D20)
Call for Poster Proposals!
We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for our conference poster session. Are you connected to a program or research project related to our conference theme, tracks or areas of focus that you would like to share with conference attendees? We are looking for posters related to our specialized tracks including: Oral Health, Public Health, Hospitals and Health Systems, Workforce Development and Behavioral Health as well as our areas of focus including forming community partnerships, leveraging funds, recruitment and retention strategies, primary care collaborations with integrated delivery systems, hospital and clinic management, population health, and utilizing telehealth technologies. We encourage academic posters about original research and also welcome less formal posters about special programs or projects. The poster exhibits are best described as a show and tell opportunity versus a formal poster presentation session. All posters will be displayed in public areas of the conference facility – there will time during breaks for attendees to view the posters.
The deadline for submissions is October 1st. All poster proposals will be reviewed by October 9th. Click HERE to register.
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1.Tufts Community Day
Smile Squad members are encouraged to sign up for the 15th annual Community Day at Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus on September 24! There will be live performances: song, dance, music, story time, a “Honk” parade, juggling, face painting, a scavenger hunt, STEM, and even Quidditch for Kids! Smile Squad members will be providing oral hygiene instructions to children and families in the community! There will be FREE FOOD (BBQ lunch and refreshments) also at this event! The entire event is from 11am – 3pm. We will have TWO shifts – 10:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:15pm. Again, pick a shift or sign up for the whole day!
Sign up HERE!
2. Medford Health, Wealth, and Fitness Fair **New Event**!
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5 PM – 7 PM, the Medford Public Schools will be hosting a Fall Harvest Health, Wellness & Fitness Fair for the City of Medford. The fair will be held in the MHS Gym, 489 Winthrop Street, Medford. Last year, the Fair was held just for city/school employees, but this year, it is open to the entire City of Medford! We are hoping that Smile Squad members will be available to join!
Sign up HERE!
Please contact any of the Smile Squad E-Board members if you have any questions.