HPSP members Keith Nguyen, Patrick McLaughlin, and Brent Mullen volunteered with The Mission Continues in Lowell, MA at the Hampshire Street Garden. Keith’s wife Sarah and little one Eisley also joined them. They had an extremely fun and rewarding day as they helped build a new shed, assembled and filled garden beds, spread wood chips, and planted perennials. After working, they attended the community BBQ with local residents.
HPSP members will be volunteering with The Mission Continues for future projects. Anyone interested in volunteering with us can e-mail Brent Mullen (Brent.Mullen@tufts.edu) for more information!
Kick it with TUSDM at the Kickball Tournament on May 19th at the Boston Commons! This event is open to all classes – sign up your kickball team today!
On Thursday, April 26th, TUSDM’s cultural student organizations came together to put on Multicultural Night! The night consisted of organization’s giving students a taste of the unique backgrounds and cultures that make up the Tufts Community. From the foods of each culture to the fashion show to the exciting performances put on by our students, the entire night was a huge success!
Each year, the INDIA New England News selection committee selects 20 women to be honored at their annual woman of the year gala. Sangita Murali (D18) was selected for the top 20 this year. Sangita is president of Tufts AAWD and has been committed to addressing dental inequities throughout her four years at TUSDM. She is passionate around creating supportive
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Two-year-old Trenton “Trent” Simmons recently sustained life-threatening injuries after being bitten several times by a dog. He had several large lacerations to his trunk, a broken rib and a punctured kidney, which led to internal bleeding. He was transported by helicopter to a pediatric trauma center where he underwent a two-hour surgery to repair his kidney and suture the lacerations. To treat his blood loss, Trent received blood from an American Red Cross donor. His mom, Megan, recalled, “I had given blood several times in the past and never really gave it a second thought other than I knew I would be helping someone else. However, when it is your precious child laying there receiving blood to save his life, it puts it in a different perspective.”
Sign up today to make sure there is blood on the shelves for patients like Trent. Clickhere or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code TuftsUBos. All donors will be entered to win a $1,000 Home Depot gift card care of Suburban Propane!
HDA members Stephanie Alvarez, Sandy Lopez, Gloria Enjuweh, Jonathan Josephs, and Chris Lucido, along with faculty member Dr. Mahnaz Raissi volunteered at Chestnut Park Assisted Living at Cleveland Circle in Brighton on March 10, 2018. The audience consisted of about 15 senior citizens that were all very eager to learn about keeping a clean and healthy smile!
Stephanie Alvarez (D20) reflects: This was my first-time volunteering at an assisted living facility. I prepared a brief presentation on oral hygiene and dentures, with the help of my classmate Sandy Lopez. I did not know what to expect from our audience, but I was very excited to learn what the needs of this community were, and how we could assist them. The residents of Chestnut Park were extremely engaged in the presentation and games and had a lot of questions for us! As I reflect on the experience, I realize how this opportunity was beneficial prior to entering clinic, as my patients will too, have many questions regarding their oral health. I was required to think on my feet and recall many things I have learned in dental school to date. It was great to see us working as a group to answer some of the audience’s questions. Having Dr. Raissi there to assist in answering some of the more difficult ones was a great help!
Sandy Lopez (D20) reflects: “I hope that we can continue volunteering with this population because it will better prepare us when we enter clinic. For our next visit I hope we can provide the residents with more visuals on how to care for their teeth and their dentures.”
This past week, the HDA started it’s Spanish Terminology Course. Over 50 students came out on Friday 4/20 to learn basic Spanish phrases and terminology to communicate with patients. The lesson was presented by Sandy Perez (D19), Sandy Lopez (D20), and was facilitated through Dr. Martha Forero through interactive break out sessions. Next Friday we will transition from introductions and medical history to review of anatomy and more dental terminology!