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Air Force HPSP Scholarship Info Meeting

Are you Interested in joining the Air Force? The Air Force will be having an info meeting regarding their scholarship program for D24 and D25s on Wednesday, 9/22 at 12pm in room 738. If interested, Read more…
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D24s & D25s: TUSDM Health Literacy Intensive Leadership Opportunity!

TUSDM Health Literacy Intensive is designed specifically for first- and second-year dental students. This Intensive is an educational leadership opportunity that will enable participants to gain health literacy-related experience, knowledge, and skills beyond the traditional classroom setting. Successful completion Read more…
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Recenter During Weekly Drop-In Meditations w/ Dr. Pastan

Hectic schedules and countless hours of studying can make dental school stressful. It is important to find time to recenter and recharge. We’re excited to share that Dr. Pastan will be starting in-person drop-in meditations Read more…
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Check Out Tisch College’s Events This Week

Tisch College Events Are Back! Tisch College is excited to send you entertaining and thought-provoking speaker sessions. This event series brings to campus (virtually and in person) a diverse group of leaders in civic life Read more…
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Tufts AAWD General Interest Meeting

Tufts AAWD invites you to their first general informational meeting about AAWD, American Association of Women in Dentistry! Come meet the eboard, hear what we have planned for the year and enter to win a Read more…
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Learn About Barriers to Care With ASDA Advocacy

The ASDA Advocacy Team would like to invite you to their Dinner & Learn event on Thursday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM! They will be discussing barriers to care, and healthcare and dentistry. You don’t Read more…
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Call for Abstracts – 2021 Charlton Poster Competition

The 2021 Charlton Poster Competition will take place November 1, 2021, virtually, on the Gather platform. All GSBS, Medical, Dental, and Veterinary School MS, MD, MD/PhD, DMD, and DVM students are eligible to participate in the Read more…
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Dental Central Bulletin Board Feature: Tufts Smile Squad!!

Stop by and check out Tufts Smile Squad’s bulletin board on the 7th floor! Smile Squad is a student-run community outreach organization that was first organized in 1982. They place emphasis on oral health education Read more…
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Hirsh Library Newsletter September 2021

Anti-Racism Reading Group’s September Read: Join in on Zoom on Friday, September 10th at noon to 1pm EST to discuss What is Race? This month’s reading explores the meaning of race. It is a quick read written Read more…
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September Is ASDA Wellness Month!

Mark your calendars, September is ASDA Wellness Month!!! Join Tufts ASDA throughout the month for events with Wellness. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about ASDA Wellness, get to know the members, and Read more…

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌’𝒔 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑶 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌, 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑳𝒆𝒆!

Hometown: Elkridge, Maryland

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: ASDA District 1 Sustainability and Diversity vice chair, Special Smiles outreach committee

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? I am inspired, supported, and uplifted by the community at Tufts and that has meant a lot to me as I navigate a new chapter of my life in a new city. I feel really lucky to have the resources and opportunities at Tufts to grow into the well-rounded dental providers we all aspire to be. My favorite thing about Boston is the mix of cultures and history that make Boston the unique city that it is.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? Art has always been a part of my life growing up and now it's my favorite way to relax and create space for myself. I also love hiking and spending time outdoors!

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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Keep calm, we’re gonna be doctors🦷❤️ #blackdentists #TUSDM #D25 #ILoveUs #itstheblackexcellenceforme👏🏽

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌’𝒔 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑶 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌, 𝑲𝒚𝒍𝒂 𝑺𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒔𝒐𝒏!

Hometown: Worcester MA

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Boston is Fenway Park. I had a chance to get to a baseball game with my Tufts VIP family recently and just had such a blast! Also, the food scene is great here and I look forward to trying many more restaurants! I also really enjoy the Commons. It is so peaceful to just sit and people watch with a cup of coffee.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? My favorite things to do are gardening, baking, and playing with my dog. I love spending time with my family since they are only in Worcester and my friends from school around here. I also love introducing my husband to Boston since he isn’t from here. I haven’t lived in MA for the last 10 years so it has been great to be back!

#RDHtoDMD #RDHb4DMD #nontraditionaldentalstudent #girlgang #dentalschool #futuredentist #womenindentistry #dontgiveup #followyourdreams #youcanhaveitall
#tusdm #dentalcentral

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌’𝒔 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑶 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌, 𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒉 𝑴𝒂𝒑𝒑!

Hometown: Barbados

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: ADEA predental committee and Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Liaison

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? At Tufts I enjoy being surrounded by supportive, ambitious and understanding individuals, who inspire me to step out of my comfort zone. Amongst the diversity and abundant opportunities, I appreciate the emphasis that TUSDM places on mind and body wellness. It has taught me the importance of a balanced lifestyle. Outside of Tufts, a few of my go to's in Boston are going out to eat with friends, summer activities by the water and last but not least, self-care days at the salon because it's a must as a dental student.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I was born and raised in Barbados and moved to the US when I was 16yrs old. In addition to my culture, I've always enjoyed learning about Spanish culture. During undergrad I chose to minor in Spanish to improve my fluency and I had an amazing experience studying abroad in Madrid.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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#tbt to August 2019, our last Global Service Learning trip to the Dominican Republic. Covid has since shut down these outreach programs but we all remain hopeful that they will eventually be restored. In the meantime, the memories of repairing handpieces with Dr. Theodore will just have to sustain us.
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#tufts, #tuftsdental, #tuftsuniversity, #tusdm, #servicetoothers, #globalservicelearning, #dominicanrepublic, #dentist, #dentalservicetrip, #teeth

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌’𝒔 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑶 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌, 𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒉 𝑩𝒖𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒓!

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: Secretary/Treasurer of the LDS Academy of Dentists
Liaison for OMF Radiology

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? Living in Boston has been such a great adventure to explore the rich history of the area, and the amazing landscapes, lakes, rivers and beaches. Being able to go to Tufts and have my name associated with such a tradition of excellence is a real treat. I love how they are training us not only to be great Dentists, but great people and leaders in the community.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I really enjoy running, cycling, playing baseball, or really any kind of outdoor sports. I enjoy singing and playing the piano, but my favorite thing is being able to do all of those things with my wife and daughters. That’s true happiness.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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The future Dr. Angela Thach!!
Angela spent the last year with us as a Dental Assistant/COVID Compliance Person/Receptionist/Sterilization Aficionado and all over amazing member of our team.
She’s off to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – Drs. Clancy and Doe are happy she’s joining their Alma mater! #newburyportdentalassociates #newburyportdental #welovetoseeyousmile #drangelathach #wemissyou #tusdm #tuftsdentalschool #tuftsdental

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It’s the last day of our Social Media Challenge!!!

Today’s Challenge: Post a selfie of you and your favorite landmark to Boston 🏆 📸 Don’t forget to tag tuftsasda #asdafever #asdafeverweek #tuftsasda #bewell #dentalstudents

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When I'm reminded why I love what I do.
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First day of classes | ✌🏻

The day has finally come where I am officially a dental student! Wow, I can’t believe this day has finally come. At the start of this Instagram account, I was a pre-dental student trying to navigate the application portal and not knowing if I would have a successful cycle. And here I am sitting in one of the seats at dental school!

The entire week of orientation felt like I was in a dream and had to keep reminding myself that this was real. The energy from my classmates was crazy and I could tell each one of us worked hard to get to this point. I know we’ll succeed to become amazing dentists 🙆🏻‍♀️

Of course, the first class was clinical anatomy and I’m already overwhelmed 😂 (I went to the library three times already and made friends with the security guard hahaha I will definitely be there often). I used to study here for the DAT so it feels surreal to be studying actual dental school material in the same seat 😱 I’m afraid, excited, and nervous but truly so grateful to be part of the class of 2025. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else hehe

So here’s to another 4 years in Boston and to year 1!

Peep our class scrub color wine 🍷 what’s even more special is that one of my friends who graduated from Tufts Dental, this was her class color hehe

#tusdm #D1 #d2025 #predental #dmd #firstday #wine #nontraditional #dentist #obligatoryscrubphoto

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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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