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Smile Squad: Giving Back to Local Community!

On Friday, Smile Squad put together over 200 oral hygiene goodie bags for a socially distant Halloween event! These goodie bags will be donated to Tufts (Medford campus) and local partners which will be part Read more…
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Looking for a D24 to join the Dental Central Team!!

Applications for paid staff position now open tuftsdentalcentral.com Mission Statement  Created in 2014, the purpose of Dental Central is to foster civic engagement, enhance community service and strengthen cultural awareness at Tufts University School of Read more…
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Tisch College: Election Events!

Tisch College is committed to providing many diverse opportunities for students and other members of the Tufts community to explore a range of issues in the next two weeks.  They range from socially distanced in-person Read more…
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2021 ADEA Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships

ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members through its annual Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships program. All prospective applicants should check out highlighted awards below or visit adea.org/studentawards today.  Submission deadline: Monday, Nov. 2. Award recipients are Read more…
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The Faces of HDA

Gabriel is an inspiring and upcoming Dental Student (D2) of Mexican heritage and student member of our organization. HDA is proud to present him as our next Face of HDA. He was born in a Read more…
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Student Wellness Advising: 10.23.20 Wellness Newsletter

BROUGHT TO YOU BY STUDENT WELLNESS ADVISING Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Common symptoms include: Depressed mood, low self-esteem Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy Appetite and weight changes Feeling angry, Read more…
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Dr. Aidee Nieto-Herman Received Hero of the Pandemic Award!

On October 17th at Tufts, we Celebrated the Hispanic Heritage Month. Dr. Herman, Associate Professor of Periodontology, was honored and recognized as s leader of the Hispanic Community and she got the  ‘Award as  a Hero Read more…
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TuftsNow: Be a Civic Leader

Vote and Help Others Vote, Too By Alan D. Solomont, A70, A08P October 17, 2020 Op-Ed: As early voting begins, signs of growing participation are encouraging, but there are still red flags signaling risk for Read more…
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D21s, IS2, and Postdoctoral Students: Apply for Honos Civicus!

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 Civic Life are accepting applications for the Honos Civicus Society Class Read more…
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MENA Specialty Session with Dr. Rola Rabah!

Hello Tufts Community! Are you interested in specializing? Learn about each specialty from our very own MENA community! This month, we have invited Dr. Rola Rabah!  Dr. Rabah is famous for her informative Instagram page @fifteenblades where she has Read more…
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Endo Residency Admissions Webinar with Dr. Alon!

Tufts Endodontics Society Presents: Endo Residency Admission Webinar Dr. Elinor Alon will be speaking about the admissions process for the Tufts endodontics residency program. The event will take place on 10/26 at 8PM. Attendees will Read more…
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D23’s Jumbo of the Week!

Meet this Week’s Jumbo of the Week: Madison Dallmeyer! Undergraduate Education: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Biology degree   Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I was interested in Tufts because of their emphasis on early hand Read more…

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Madison Dallmeyer!

Undergraduate Education: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Biology degree

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I was interested in Tufts because of their emphasis on early hand skill development but I chose stuff because of the people and community!

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: My roommate and I occasionally brew beer! #dental #dentalstudent #tusdm #dentistry

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Jessica Valdovinos-Ayala !
Undergraduate Education: California State University, Bakersfield- Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Chemistry Minor

Graduate Education: Mississippi College- Master of Science in Biology Medical Sciences

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: Nothing beats the diversity at TUSDM! I felt so welcome during my interview and still to this day I feel at home even though home for me is is across the country in California. It is truly a great place to be everyone is so supportive, encouraging and willing to help which is something I was looking for when applying to dental school.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: As an undergraduate I did 5 years of Plant Anatomy and Physiology research which led me to 5 article publications in the subject. I have a deep appreciation for plants but teeth, smiles and dentistry was my true calling.

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife #dentistry

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
Diane Bonanni, DMD drbonanni http://www.StonehamCosmeticDentist.com #TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #Stonehamma #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Bradley Prast!
Undergraduate Education: University of Central Florida B.S. Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Education: University of Michigan- Ann Arbor M.S. Pharmacology

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Anesthesiology class liaison, Dental Anatomy TA

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: From my very first time at 1Kneeland St., I felt a special connection. The day before my interview, I walked into the school just to catch a glimpse and I was confronted by our famed Tufts PD officer, Sean. He ended up giving me a tour of the school and introduced me to some very welcoming dental students, faculty, and staff walking around the building– In a way, I felt like my interview had already started! I just remember that he was talking to me as if we'd known each other for years and that family feeling really hit home with me. This came to fruition months later when I arrived at Tufts as a D23 and met all of my classmates. I couldn't ask for a better group, each and every one of them, to endure and conquer dental school with. From gross anatomy to operative dentistry and everything in between, we've stuck together as one big family, and I am honored to carry on the TUSDM legacy.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I have a twin brother, Kurt, who is pursuing a career in dentistry and plans to apply in the near future. Also, I am a huge Michigan fan- Go Blue!

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife #dentistry

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Another significant paper from a great team! The longest clinical follow-up of lithium disilicate posterior restorations available in the literature. Congratulations ! #tuftsdental #tusdm #emax #prosthodontics #dentistry

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Samantha Young!!
Undergraduate Education: University of Texas at Austin; Exercise Science

Graduate Education: Barry University; Biomedical Science

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Social Media Chair for CMDA

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I wanted to attend TUSDM since the first time I visited back when I was in undergrad. As I entered the school for the first time, I remember the students and the administration I met with were very genuine and kind. I learned on my visit a lot of what the school was like, how diverse it was, how supportive the school was about mental health and wellness, how cohesiveness the student body is, the different opportunities given to the students. All of this helped me decide that Tufts was where I wanted to be and could not see myself anywhere else! I also loved the city vibes of Boston!

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I competed the Boston Marathon in 2019, the year I matriculated into Tufts!

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife

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She wanted to see what Perio was like in the Woo. All she had to say was that she was a double jumbo!! Our purell high five! #tusdm #tusdm22#tuftsdental #tuftsuniversity #worcester

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Diana Alberich!!
Undergraduate Education: Florida International University – Bachelors in Biological Sciences

Graduate Education: Barry University – Masters in Biomedical Sciences

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I chose TUSDM because it is an institution that truly cares about diversity within the student body. Administration and staff at TUSDM care about your story and your struggle. While interviewing at other dental schools it many times feels as if you’re going on a job interview; I felt as if other schools weren’t interested in me as a human being. In contrast, while interviewing at TUSDM there was an overwhelming feeling of comfort. They wanted to know me, the person, and it was refreshing to be in a place that makes you feel like you matter. This institution allows you to believe in yourself and your voice. They make it effortless to voice your opinions, dreams, and goals. I feel pride to have chosen an institution that embodies inclusivity and diversity. They are invested in our success and our growth as dental professionals and human beings.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I am involved in advocating for animal rescues. I have rescue dogs, some of which have been rescued from significant abuse and neglect. I have fostered dogs that have needed temporary homes. Even with loan money I have donated for surgeries and medical care of abused animals. I feel strongly about being a voice and a helping hand for injustices of all kinds.

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife

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