TUSDM Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony

We are happy to announce that the class of 2019 will be having their White Coat ceremony on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. Please follow this prestigious right of passage by going to the live social media stream of the event at http://strea.ma/aqsGAE1T. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for this great accomplishment!

TUSDM at the Josiah Quincy School Open House

Last week, Kaitlin Martin (D17) lead a small group of TUSDM students in promoting oral health at the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown. During their time there, they were able to speak to parents about oral health options for their children, hand out toothbrushes, play dental jeopardy, and give brushing instructions with some puppets. Check out some photos from the event in the gallery!

Funding for Community Service Work Available!

Tisch_Tufts Logo Up to $1000 available for student groups and $500 for individual students for community service activities. The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement welcomes requests for funding of events, projects, and programs with a clear connection to active citizenship. For more information, visit the Tisch Fund Website. 

Dental Central Bulletin Board Posted!


Did  you see what’s new outside Merritt: Dental Central’s new bulletin board! Thanks to Aekta Patel (D18) for helping to get it started!
Opportunity: Promote Your Student Group or Class’s good work!
Dental Central Bulletin Board is available for groups to use for 3-4 weeks to highlight your class or groups community service work. Use photos, reflections. It’s a great way to get your message out and highlight your group’s goals and priorities. It is also a terrific way to reach out to students, faculty and staff.  You can rotate information as often as you like during your slot. Email Nancy Marks with your top 2 preferences of months. First Come/First serve.
Coming mid-October:  Global Connections!

Ongoing Opportunity: Volunteer at the Daily Table

IB Biology students at Josiah Quincy need volunteers!Daily Table is a not-for-profit community food market in Dorchester that provides healthy “grab-n-go” ready to eat meals, and a selection of produce, dairy, and grocery items. The organization works to reduce the effects of poor eating habits caused by challenging economics, and the environmental impact of wasted food. Volunteers are needed to sort and prepare produce; label and package prepared foods; help cooks in the kitchen; stock shelves and freezer units; and interact with customers in the food sampling/engagement area. Volunteers are needed every day, and hours are flexible.
For more information, contact Fredi Shonkoff (fshonkoff@dailytable.org).

Join the D18s at the Oral Cancer Walk for Awareness

OCF Walk Flyer_PRINTThis year’s Oral Cancer Walk for Awareness will be taking place October 4th at 11am at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Boston! Sign up at donate.oralcancer.org to join the Tufts Dental Team. Only $15 for students and $25 for non-students, everyone is welcome!
For more information, you can contact the D18 Community Service Chairs at D18service@tufts.edu.

RSVP for the Provost’s Diversity Reception Dinner

Provost David Harris invites you to an evening of music, food, and friends at the Provost’s Diversity Reception on Wednesday, October 14th, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus. This is an RSVP event open to graduate students across all campuses of the university. Come enjoy the music of João Nogueira, sample food from various ethnic restaurants around the area, and learn about MEGA (Multi-Ethnic Graduate Alliance) and its related programs. Provost Harris and Chief Diversity Officer Mark Brimhall-Vargas will make opening remarks, and look forward to meeting graduate students from every school. Faculty and staff are also welcome! Please send R.S.V.P.’s to lisa.bloom@tufts.edu by October 7th. Click here to see the event flyer.

AAPD At Cradles to Crayons

imageLast week, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry visited Cradles to Crayons in Brighton. The goal of Cradles to Crayons is to provide children in need with quality items of clothing, school supplies and other everyday necessities. Group leader Tracy Tchintchin (D18) had this say about the event:

“From this experience I was reminded of several things. For example, when donating, donate quality items! Sometimes, when we are giving things away, the focus is on clearing out a closet or storage space. We must remember that every item will have a new owner. I also was reminded of the lives of many unfortunate children, and of the importance of giving. It was a great learning experience.

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