Welcome to the Sharewood Project Dental Central page!
The Sharewood Project is a free healthcare initiative that aims to provide health screenings and resources to locally underserved populations. On a bimonthly basis, Tufts dental students collaborate with each other, faculty dentists, volunteer dentists, and Tufts medical students to provide assistance to patients of the Sharewood Project.
During these sessions, lowerclassmen dental students are paired with upperclassmen students to conduct oral health/cancer screenings, provide oral hygiene instructions, apply fluoride varnish treatments, and assist with referrals. Faculty and volunteer dentists assist the students in their assessments and provide the patients with resources to further improve their oral health.
The Sharewood Project provides an outlet for dental students to network with each other, the faculty, and medical students, while also gaining additional experience with patient-provider interactions. Additionally, dental students work together with medical students to bridge the gap between dental and health care.
The Sharewood Project is located at the St. Paul’s Parish in Malden (26 Washington Street, Malden, MA 02148-8299) and runs every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 PM– 9:00 PM. Dental students meet in the Tufts Medical Center main hospital lobby (next to the café) at 5:15 PM and ride together to the Sharewood Project site via the Orange Line train to the Malden Center Station.
Students from all years are welcome. Please bring loupes and clinic appropriate attire (scrubs or business casual).