Tufts MLK Youth Homelessness Drive

imgresFrom February 2nd to February 13th, Tufts will be collecting donations for Youth on Fire, an organization in Cambridge that serves as a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth. The donation box can be found on the 4th floor of the Sackler building. Click here for more information, including needed items.


Team Smile at Yankee Dental

This past weekend D16 students Olga Raptis, Khushbu Patel, Anjalee Shah, and Myles Clancy volunteered at the TeamSmile event at Yankee Dental. The event provided free dental care to underserved children in the Boston area along with free goodies bags and activities. Check out some pictures from the event!

Event Spotlight: 6th Annual ASDA District 1 Debate

Christopher Paolino (D16) and Jordan Shapiro (D17) represented Tufts at this years' District 1 Debate.  With a crowd of over 400 people, our Tufts debaters gave a strong effort debating against the University of New England.  The event was a huge success with strong support from Tufts students, faculty and Deans.


Time Specific Volunteer Call!

Dental Central is looking for 2 volunteers to do an oral health education presentation to seniors at the West End Neighborhood Service Center, a senior center in Brighton!

The request asks for presenters who can come on a Monday in March, either March 2, 9th or 23rd, from about 2-3:00 pm. TUSDM’s Dept. of Public Health will provide materials and help with transportation. 

Please contact Nancy Marks at nancy.marks@tufts.edu ASAP! 

ASDA Yankee Dental Student Guide

In order to make the most out of the Yankee Dental Student Day, Tufts ASDA has put together a guide.
Please note that some courses might show a registration cost, but they are in fact free for students. 
Student badges will be placed in mailboxes this Tuesday afternoon. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to your ASDA Class Representatives: Neil Patel (D15), Mandy Alamwala (D16), Cristina Kendall (D17), Agatha Kao (D18).


Yankee Dental Student Guide


Honos Civicus: Only a Couple Weeks Left!

DentalHonos*Applications are due by Midnight on February 20th!

To aid in the application process, Nancy Marks, TUSDM Community Service Learning Coordinator, will hold two optional workshops to help you develop your application.

  • Tuesday, January 27th from 12-1, Drop in at a table at Food for Thought
  •  Monday, February 9th from 12-1, Drop in at a table at Food for Thought.

"Honos Civicus, Latin for “Civic Honors,” celebrates and publicly recognizes graduating predoctoral and postdoctoral students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and civic engagement during their studies at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Honos Civicus provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon TUSDM’s community involvement while creating an alumni network of health professionals who are excited to continue their commitment to active citizenship throughout their careers."

For information on how to apply and application timelines, please visit the Honos Civicus page. 


Call for Creativity!

Nancy Marks is looking for two creative students to work together to create an interactive game for outreach to seniors citizens and the elderly. This should take about 4 hours to complete and you may work at home to create. Supplies will be provided. If interested, please contact Nancy Marks at nancy.marks@tufts.edu ASAP! (time sensitive)
Also, the Public Health office is looking for one volunteer to work with Aetka Patel (D18) to create interactive education prevention materials for highschoolers.  Hip, non-judgmental material needed that will address piercing, smoking, and drugs.  If interested, please contact Nancy Marks at nancy.marks@tufts.edu

Yankee Dental Conference Volunteers Needed!

hiv-oral-healthThe volunteer opportunity for the HIV booth at Yankee Dental is now open to all students! If you are interested in volunteering a couple hours while you're at the convention, please sign up here. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

*Please remember to include your name, class year, email, AND cellphone!

Event Spotlight: HPSP Navy Luncheon & Drive For the Troops

On Jan 12, 2015 the Tufts HPSP student organization had a Navy sponsored luncheon in which LCDR Jerod Geller (D07) returned to Tufts to discuss his experiences as a Naval dental officer. The Tufts HPSP student organization also heard from one of the recipients of the Drive For the Troops packages sent out last November. Capt. Jake Powell (assigned to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar) sent his thanks along with a photo. Dr. Rankin and the rest of HPSP thank everyone who contributed to the Drive!

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