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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 office hours are fully booked.

Don’t forget you can also always email me ( I answer emails at regular intervals during normal business hours, unless I am out of the office. You can also always contact Hirsh through any of our “Ask Us” methods.

Resource Highlight: Browse Current Issues of Dental Journals Virtually
Browzine is a website and app that allows you to read journals in a user-friendly manner. A digital way of flipping through a journal, essentially. You may save journals you want to stay up-to-date with on your bookshelf. You will then receive notifications when new issues become available. The Library subscribes to this website and app. You simply login with your Tufts username/password. Browse the dental journals in Browzine here.

You’re invited to the Anti-Racism Reading Group’s Summer Reading Series:

Through a series of three meetings held the second Friday of each summer month noon to 1pm EST, we will learn, unlearn, and be inspired to take actions through our discussion of the book – Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination by Alondra Nelson.

All meetings held virtually on Zoom and are not recorded.

Come to whichever sessions you wish. For example, you are welcome to join us in August, even if you did not in the previous months. You are also welcome to join us in June, even if you cannot in the following months.

Please find a poster attached announcing the series. We invite you to distribute the poster as you see fit (and would appreciate you doing so).

Individual registration links for each session may be found on the Anti-Racism Reading Group website.

New Resource: Textbook: The US Healthcare Ecosystem

Published in 2021, the textbook The US Healthcare Ecosystem: Payers, Providers, Producers is described by the publishers as a book that, “gives equal attention to the parties that pay for health care, the parties that provide healthcare, and the parties that produce the products used in healthcare. To this end, the author weaves a common thread throughout every chapter in the book that the goals of healthcare relate to the iron triangle (cost, quality, and access) and the triple aim (per capita cost, population, health, and patient experience).”

Virtual Workshops:

We’re taking a summer break from virtual workshops. However, if you have a small group (at least 4 people) you would like a workshop presented to on Zoom, you can submit a request for an workshop here, and we will be happy to work with you to schedule one during our “break” months.

Featured Article:

Each newsletter I will draw out one dentistry/oral health related recent publication that I think will be of interest to the TUSDM community.

de Almeida JS, Fernandes RF, Andrade ÁCB, et al. Impact of dental treatment on the oral health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder [published online ahead of print, 2021 May 27]. Spec Care Dentist. 2021;10.1111/scd.12618. doi:10.1111/scd.12618

Suggested Leisure Reading and Library Sponsored Leisure Activities:

Each newsletter I will highlight a suggested leisure reading available to the Tufts community. I will also highlight any leisure activities sponsored by the library going on this month.

Snorton, C. Riley. Black on Both Sides : A Racial History of Trans Identity. 2017.
As described by the publisher, “Uncovering the overlapping histories of blackness and trans identity from the nineteenth century to the present day.”
Interested in more LGBTQ+ readings for Pride month? Check out my curated list.

    Check the library’s calendar or follow our blog to ensure not to miss our just for fun posts and events!

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