Volunteers Needed for the SNDA Impressions Program

snda-impressions-3On Saturday November 19th, the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) will be hosting the Impressions Program. The Impressions Program invites students from undergraduate institutions and high schools to TUSDM to expose them to the field of dentistry. 

Students will learn about : 

  • requirements and prerequisites to enter dental school
  • DAT/SAT instructions
  • mock interviews
  • hands on activities: alginate impressions/composite restorations on typodonts.

This year, the SNDA is looking for student volunteers to help provide tours of the school, show students how to take alginate impressions, and assist in a mock interview/interview skills workshop.

If interested please sign up on this google doc. A short volunteer orientation will take place Wednesday November 19th in room 773 at 12:00 pm. Please email Sharod Mckinney with any questions.

Upcoming Event: New England Global Health Conference

MassMedSocLogoOn Saturday January 10th, the Massachusetts Medical Society will be hosting the "New England Global Health Conference for Medical and Dental Students and Residents." The day long conference will feature mini-lectures on global health topics, hands-on skill workshops, an expert lecture on disaster relief effort, and provide great networking opportunities. A small fee of $25 will provide you with lunch as well as transportation to this event in Waltham, MA. Check out the event flyer for more information or visit the MA Medical Society website to register!

SAMDA’s Annual Diwali Dinner

SAMDA celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights, on October 28th in the Dental Alumni lounge. It was a sold out celebration with great food from Panjabi Dhaba and a Bollywood performance by Aekta Patel (D18) and Sonya Joseph (D18). The night was full of lights, delicious food, and great company! Photo's and write up courtesy of Khusbu Patel (D16).

Student Organization Spotlight: Sharewood Clinic

Sharewood Clinic member Monica Moitoso (D17) sent Dental Central some great photos of their clinic this past month, earning them the honor of this week's Student Organization Spotlight. You can join the Sharewood Clinic on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the First Church of Malden. Check out their page here!

The Dental Faculty Crisis: A TED-style Talk by Bianca Velayo

image1Last week, Tufts' very own Bianca Velayo (D15) was a guest speaker at the ASDA District 1 Leadership Conference for their discussion on Reasons to Become an Educator. You can watch Bianca's presentation, titled "The Dental Faculty Crisis," by clicking here!

HPSP Drive For the Troops

1920197_10152330525624439_557696227_nThe Tufts Health Professions Scholarship Program will be collecting items adjacent to the Sackler cafeteria during a few weeks in November for their annual "Drive For the Troops". HPSP co-presidents Ryan George (D15) and Mitzi Liu (D15) have sent out the following request:

"If you know a Tufts Dental alumnus or know of a family member of one of our own Tufts Dental family (which would include administration, faculty, staff and support personnel), please let Ryan George (D15), Mitzi Liu (D15), or Dr. Rankin know. Just let us know their mailing addresses and we will try to get something out to them. Connection to home is important for the deployed soldier and is essential to their morale and purpose."

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