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Dental Central Bulletin Board Welcomes D25s!

Hey D25s! Check out the Dental Central Bulletin Board outside of Merritt on the 7th floor by the mailboxes! Stop by throughout the month and learn about what the DC has to offer: student organizations listing, Read more…
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Welcome D25s To The TUSDM Family and Boston!

Welcome D25s!! And Welcome Back TUSDM Fam!! We’re excited to start the fall semester welcoming the D25 class and being able to see returning faces. As we arrive or return to Boston we’ve included are Read more…
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Relaxium with Tufts ASDA

Hello Tufts Community! Feeling apprehensive about starting in clinic soon? Wondering how to do get through a 150 or 120? Does Axium overwhelm you? Do not fret, my friends. ASDA has your back! Join us Read more…
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Hirsh Library Newsletter July 2021

Hirsh Library Newsletter July 2021 By Amanda Nevius, on behalf of the Hirsh Library A special welcome to our new PGs! For those who don’t know, just about each month I send a newsletter with Hirsh Read more…
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Meet This Week’s JUMBO of the Week, Ashley Makala (D23)!

D23 Jumbo of the Week Meet this Week’s Jumbo of the Week:  Ashley Makala! Undergraduate Education: University of Georgia, Public Health Positions of Leadership at TUSDM:  SNDA Community Service Chair Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: It’s exhausting Read more…
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Meet This Week’s JUMBO of the Week, George Murphy (D23)!

D23 Jumbo of the Week Meet this Week’s Jumbo of the Week: George Murphy! Undergraduate Education: 4 degrees, Active RDH Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: Best Option Available ! in the North East. . Read more…
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Support Alpha Omega Schoolwide Food Drive Today!

Dear TUSDM, As we return back to normal life after COVID, we must remember all of those who are still affected by the turmoil caused by the pandemic. Food and housing insecurity have skyrocketed nationwide. Read more…
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SAMDA E-Board Applications Deadline Extended!

Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather outside! SAMDA have decided to extend our deadline for our E-board applications! We are currently looking for a secretary and an IS (international student) representative for SAMDA. If you are interested in Read more…
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ASDA – Amplifying Voices: Strides of Pride

The next Amplifying Voices will held on June 23 at 7pm CT. This session will include presentations, a panel discussion and an open form for attendees to ask questions. Flyer is attached below. Open Forum Read more…
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Hirsh Library Newsletter June 2021

Dental Librarian Office Hours in June: Throughout the month of June, I will be hosting office hours on Zoom by appointment. Book a time here (click on “Schedule Appointment.”) If you see no availability, that means the Read more…
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Join Hirsh Library For a Special Summer Reading Series.

Join Hirsh Library for a special Summer Reading Series. Through a series of three meetings held the second Friday of each summer month, provided by Hirsh Library, learn, unlearn, and be inspired to take actions Read more…
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SAMDA T-shirt Orders/E-board Elections!

Dear SAMDA Fam, Just a reminder that T-shirt orders are going to end Wednesday June 9th. If you haven’t already please order a shirt to support SAMDA! We hope to wear the shirts next year Read more…

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How is it end of July already?🤨🤷🏻‍♀️

And like that I’m almost done with my first month of Endodontics residency and it has been one of the BUSIEST months ever🥵

We basically hit the ground running since day 1. Full days of zoom classes with all the post-graduates, Intro to Endodontics filled with loads of clinical information with squeezed in sessions of assisting PGY2 and practicing on extracted teeth using microscopes🔬

A good word we’ve been using to describe our lives is “bootcamp”. Bootcamp of all the possible information that we’ll need before starting clinic & 1.5 hrs of zoom classes to re-learn some of the classes we took in dental school in less than 6 weeks… Ppt slides are accumulating exponentially as I speak😬

I get a planner every year and I basically haven’t really used one for last 2-3 years and now it’s COMPLETELY FILLED with assignments, presentations, exams and possible lecture captures (because I zoned out after first half of the zoom classes😶‍🌫️)

But the classes are coming to an end by early August and we had our chairemony! (yes we get our very own operatories!💺)
Soon we’ll be seeing patients!🤓🦷

Didn’t have much of a summer but it’s all worth it🥰 (it rained all of July in Boston anyways😂🥲) Hopefully we’ll all get to enjoy August a little more😎💖

#dentist #endodontics #dentalresident #residentlife #dental #residency #zoom #zoomclasses #thankgod #novideosat8am #femaledentist #tuftsdental #tusdm
#치과 #치과의사 #레지던트 #신경치료과 #근관치료학 #한국말로넘어렵 #마이애미때가그립다 #데일리 #일상

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✨1st Day of Dental School✨

Words can not explain how excited I am to start at Tufts. It has been a long journey, but my steps are guided by God and I’ve not been steered wrong thus far!🙏🏾 On to the next chapter! ✨

DMD Loading… 🦷

#TUSDM #TuftsDental #blackdentalstudent

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Ashley Makala!
Undergraduate Education: University of Georgia, Public Health
Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: SNDA Community Service Chair
Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: It's exhausting when you're not being yourself. From the interview, I knew I wanted to go to Tufts because I didn't have to pretend to be someone else. Students and faculty truly want to get to know who you are. Whether it's Mrs. Maria greeting you on the 6th floor after a long day in pre-clin or getting to catch up with classmates, Tufts truly promotes a familial experience!
Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: Fun fact — I've lived in four different continents. Other fun facts — When I'm not in school, I enjoy exploring and traveling around town (especially by checking out the best spots to eat). Whether it's playing an instrument (piano/clarinet) or going to concerts/shows, music has always been a big part of my life.
#DentalStudent #TUSDM

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: George Murphy!
Undergraduate Education 4 degrees, Active RDH
Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: Best Option Available ! in the North East. . All in One building
Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: Car stuff, Father, Plays Playstation
#DentalStudent #TUSDM

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Richard Peterson!
Undergraduate Education:University of California, San Diego: Biochemistry and Cell Biology (B.S.) & Study of Religion (B.A.)
Graduate Education: Point Loma Nazarene University: General Biology (M.S.)
Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: D23 Curriculum Chair
Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts:I appreciate Tuft's focus on wellness, whether it be our own wellness as a student or the overall wellness of our patients through the comprehensive care that we provide. I think that focusing the overall being rather than just compartmentalized aspects is very important for the way we look at education and healthcare in the future. Beyond that, I feel like how I ended up at Tufts was rather preordained. When I first started to consider dentistry back in 2011, I googled "What classes do I need to take to get into dental school" and the Tufts Admissions page was the first link I clinked. Then when I came here to interview, later that day I was walking the freedom trail and bumped into my aunt (also from California) on vacation and we had no idea either of us were here at the same. In a way I feel like I was always supposed to go here.
Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: When I'm in not in school I enjoy running. I go running most days of the week, even if it's cold. I find it to be very meditative. I also enjoy going to breweries to try local beer, and taking slow meandering strolls through used bookstores to see what I can find.
#DentalStudent #TUSDM

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Lunch with a couple of the newly minted TUSDM docs before they leave boston. #tusdm #tuftssnda

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Don’t you just love post workout photos 😒
Regardless, this event was amazing and the #tusdm crew came pumped and ready to go 💪🏽
Nationwide people rode together to raise money for Parkinson’s today. There was so much strength and energy in the room you could feel it walking in. #parkinsonsrevolution #futuregarcinidmd

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙁. 𝙆𝙚𝙮𝙨!

Hometown: Long Beach, CA; Jackson, MS; New Orleans, LA

Position of leadership at TUSDM: SNDA D24 Liaison

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Tufts is that we have access to sooooooo many resources. Every time I turn around, I’m learning about another beneficial resource.
My favorite thing about Boston most definitely has to be the architecture. My first time in Boston was in 2014 for a graduation and the one thing that constantly stood out was the interesting architecture.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I love my pup, Opal. She really is the dog version of me. I love, love, love, love running and the outdoors. I also put 3 places as my hometown because I was born in New Orleans then moved to CA, but I literally visited/lived in all three places. I have had the beautiful opportunity to be influenced in all ways by all 3 cities as well.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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Here’s to the blue crew. What a year we’ve been thru in our first year in dental school but there’s no stopping us! Glad to have such an awesome class! #tusdm #tusdm24 #futuregarcinidmd

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙄𝙨𝙨𝙖 𝙃𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙙!

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? The Energy. The city is always active and thriving. It’s very different from my quiet town in Florida.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I used to be a Youtuber who made compilations of Twitch Streamers. I had a few videos with over a million views.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙬𝙨!

Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: D24 Wellness Representative, ASDA Events & External Affairs Vice Chair

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Tufts is the people! I love being surrounded by such hard-working, passionate, and dynamic people. In Boston, my favorite thing is the food! There are so many great places and it's always a fun break from school to try somewhere new.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? A fun fact about me is that my favorite food is fried chicken and is the thing I miss most about Alabama (besides my family, of course). My hobbies include reading, cooking, and exploring Boston when I can!

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Corin Kwasnik!
Undergraduate Education: Exercise Science- Montana State University
Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I chose TUSDM because of the family connection and global relationships individuals create.
Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I am the youngest of 15 siblings.
I have climbed the tallest mountain in North America, Europe, and Africa.
One day during quarantine, I hiked for 63 miles and gained over 16,000 ft. without stopping (time: 25:45:00).
#DentalStudent #TUSDM

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠'𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙍𝙖𝙫𝙞 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙡 !

Hometown: Waltham, MA

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: Pulmonary Liaison

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? I love how there are so many things to do based on how the seasons change! From snowboarding to going to the beach, there's so much to do. Also the sports teams, best in the country. Lastly, I love all the different types of restaurants, I love food!

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? Fun fact: I'm blocked on Instagram by Tom Brady
Hobbies: watching movies, snowboarding, eating, and napping!

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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SOULFUL SUNDAY:
Friends are invaluable and are by your side through it all. Grateful feelings today for all the friends that I have been privileged to have in my circle!  It’s life’s chapters, that bind you for a lifetime . Love all those smiling faces!( photo from 2018, and still going strong)👯‍♀️🙏👍❤️
Diane Bonanni, DMD http://www.StonehamCosmeticDentist.com

#TUSDM #TuftsUniversity #dentalschool #classmates #womenindentistry #friendsforever #friends #dentist #reunion

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