Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series

SNDA’s IDEAS in Medicine Field Trip Looking for Volunteers!

imgresTufts’ Student National Dental Association (SNDA) is looking for student and faculty volunteers for the IDEAS in Medicine Field Trip organized by Tufts Medical School. Each year, they bring over 100 7th grade students from a Chelsea, MA middle school in an effort to get them excited about the health sciences. The event is the culmination of a year-long tutoring and mentoring partnership. This is the third year that they are including a dental component.
The program is next week on Friday, February 5th from 9:00am-12:30pm in Pre-Clin, and the students will be taking typodont impressions. The volunteer shifts will be 9:00am -9:30am, 9:30am-10:30am, 10:30am-11:30am, and 11:30am-12:30pm. Please sign-up on the google doc linked below. This is a great opportunity to teach youth about dentistry! Lastly, even if you can’t volunteer please sign-up to donate your typodont for the day.

TUSDM Women in Leadership Forum: Strengthening and Advancing our Leadership Skills!

When: February 25, 2015 | 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Alumni Lounge, 15th floor

Join us for the first-ever Women Only,  student-run evening dedicated to enhancing the development of women in leadership as students and community members at TUSDM. What promises to be an empowering evening includes a workshop on leadership styles, a panel on Leadership in the Community, and a panel on Leadership in the Clinic (please keep a lookout for next week’s Dental Central email – the names of the panelists will be revealed!), There will also be time for networking with other students and faculty over dinner.

Sign ups will be done via an interest form that will be sent out soon! The deadline to submit the form will be February 12, 2016, and spaces are limited.

For more questions, email the organizers of the event at: womeninleadership@tufts.edu.

This event is sponsored by Dean Huw Thomas, the Dept. of Public Health, the Dept. of Student Affairs  and Tisch College.

DSD Annual Regional Meeting Highlights

The Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity holds an annual regional meeting to network and share ideas between the chapters of each region. This year, the meeting was hosted on January 22nd-23rd by the Mu chapter here at Tufts. Our members worked hard to organize a weekend full of fun social events, guest speakers, and poster presentations. The chapters of the Eastern region that were in attendance were Omicron Omicron of the Virginia Commonwealth University, Alpha Beta of University of South Carolina, and Upsilon Upsilon of University of North Carolina.

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Don’t Miss the Seventh Annual ASDA District 1 Student Debate – This Saturday!





The American Student Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society are thrilled to invite you to the Seventh  Annual ASDA District 1 Student Debate.

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Time: Debate – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Reception – 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Yankee Dental Congress, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Ballroom

Cheer on your school representatives and show your school spirit as teams from all five District 1 dental schools battle in friendly rounds of competition, debating controversial topics in dentistry today.

The debate will be followed by a dental student reception, with a mac n’ cheese buffet, a cash bar, and a DJ. All debate attendees will receive a drink ticket.

RSVP here for this epic event!


Performing Music at St. Francis House Homeless Shelter


10254If you enjoy playing an instrument or singing and are looking for an outlet to practice/perform, think about visiting Saint Francis House!  Every day during both mornings and afternoons, Tufts students are welcome to come to the shelter, a 5 minute walk from Tufts, and perform for people there.  It’s a great way to take a study break and hone your musical skills while brightening the days of people going through tough times.

If interested please email Jim Whitledge at james.whitledge@tufts.edu


Volunteers Needed for HIV Dental Booth at Yankee Dental

url-1Half the slots are filled.  Don’t miss this opportunity!

Volunteers needed to staff the HIV Dental Work Group Booth  at the 2016 Yankee Dental Congress. Students will be working alongside staff from the Boston Public Health Commission and fellow dental students from both Harvard and BU.

SIGN IN HERE! Yankee Dental Sign up!

Honos Civicus Accepting 2016 Applications~ Due 2/12!

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Have you demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and civic engagement? The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service are accepting applications for the Honos Civicus Society Class of 2016 at TUSDM. 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.

Applications Due Feb. 12th!

For more information and the online application:


Additional Questions? Contact Professor Kathryn Dolan or Nancy Marks, Dept. of Public Health, TUSDM

HDA Book Drive

unnamedThe Hispanic Dental Association is currently organizing a book drive for the Holyoke Pediatric Community Health Center from now until 2/10/16! They are collecting books for children and young adults from ages 2-21 and would love your help!

Donate your books in a collection box located on the 7th Floor Student Lounge. Thank you for your support!

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