Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

The Special Smiles Club (previously American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry) Student Chapter


serves to provide students with opportunities to learn more about disability policy, enhance general knowledge about the healthcare needs of children and adults with disabilities, give students opportunities to foster relationships with persons with special needs in the community through volunteer events, provide networking opportunities and communication with experts working in the field of disabilities, and improve disability and special care awareness at Tufts.
If you have any questions or are interested in joining, feel free to reach out!


2020-2021 Executive Board

Faculty Advisor

Professor Kathryn Dolan


Kaitlyn O’Connell

Vice President

 Haley Jane Sicard


 Abrar Ahmed 


Sarina Shafiyan-Rad

Outreach Chair + Committee

Jacksyn Clanton




Kathryn Ferlito




Nikesha Walters

Public Relations Chair + Committee

 Elizabeth Banister




 Sarina Punia




Kathleen Phan

AADMD & SCDA Liaisons

 Adi Smith




Alexandra Dinu

D23 Liaison

 Mariam Khan

D24 Liaison


Follow us on Facebook to stay up date on AADMD news!