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

About

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Chapter

The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry.  As a national professional organization, ASDA provides a forum for expression of dental student concerns.  It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry.  ASDA currently has more than 22,000 predoctoral members at each of the 66 U.S. dental school chapters.

Organization Goals:

  • Promote welfare of dental students
  • Advocate just treatment of dental students
  • Represent needs, interests and welfare of association members
  • Identify and promote needed change in dental education
  • Introduce and promote organized dentistry (ADA, MDS)
  • Disseminate pertinent information to dental students
  • Improve dental care and delivery to all people by identifying public dental needs

Events 

  • National Dental Student Lobby Day
  • National Leadership Conference
  • ASDA Small Council Meetings
  • ASDA Annual Session
  • ADA District Caucuses
  • MDS House of Delegates
  • Interschool Debate (Tufts, Harvard, BU)
  • Tufts Pre-dental Day (w/ Tufts ADEA)
  • Vermont Special Olympics
  • ASDA Smile Share & Care
  • New England Center for Homeless Veterans
  • Hale House
  • Yankee Dental
  • ADPAC Drive
  • Socials
  • Health and Wellness
  • Wellness
  • ASDA Vendor Fair
  • Leadership Summit

More About Us

Represent Your Class and School:

Leadership within Tufts ASDA: Class reps, Committee chairs, Legislative Liaison, and other Leadership Positions

Leadership at the National Level: Elected Positions (elected by House of Delegates or chapter delegates at Annual Session), Appointed Positions (selected from a pool of applicants by board of trustees)

Externships in Washington, D.C. and Chicago

2021-2022 E-board Contacts

EXECUTIVE BOARD
D22 Class Representative / Past-President / 1st Delegate – Alia Osseiran, D22
D23 Class Representative / President / 2nd Delegate – Giang Ngyuen, D23
D24 Class Representative / Vice President / Treasurer – Sam Rivera, D24
D25 Class Representative / Secretary -TBD, D25
ADVOCACY
Mentor – Jenn Duffy, D22
Chair – Therese Abely, D24
Chair – Hannah Tran, D24
Vice Chair – N/A
Member – TBD, D25
WELLNESS
Mentor – Carla Kruyff Arciniega, D22
Chair – George Hatzipetrou, D22
Chair – Mackenzie Vasile, D23
Chair – Mehak Baig, D22
Vice Chair – Shafa Nathani, D24
Member – Andrea Alespeiti, D24
Member – Alexandria Garcini, D24
EVENTS & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Mentor – Maggie Wu, D22
Chair – Eric Lin, D23
Vice Chair – Trace Matthews, D24
Member – Peyman Bastani, D24
FUNDRAISING
Mentor – Russel Smith, D22
Chair – Erica Broussard, D23
Vice Chair – Veral Patel, D23
Vice Chair – Michelle Stevens, D24
Member – TBD, D25
PRE-DENTAL
Outreach Mentor – Jessica Boucher, D22
Outreach Chair – Eunice Hahm, D23
Outreach Chair – Mckenzie Halsey, D23
Outreach Vice Chair – Andy Tran, D23
Outreach Member – Meggie Hodson, D23
Outreach Member – Samara Aoun, D24
TBD, D25
Mentorship Chair – Pooja Shah, D22
Mentorship Vice Chair – Macie Mattila, D23
Mentorship Member – TBD, D25
GOLD CROWN
Mentor/Creative Director – Darien Lam, D22
Chair/Photographer & Designer – Tim Lo, D23
Vice Chair/Photographer & Designer – Aimee Parado, D24
Vice Chair/Photographer & Designer – Vicky Park, D23
Member – TBD, D25
NEWSLETTER
Editor in Chief Chair – Janki Shingala, D22
Co-Editor Vice Chair – Kathleen Phan, D23
Co-Editor Member -TBD, D25
Dental Central Liaison – Arika Neal-Branch, D24
SMILE SHARE & CARE
3rd/4th Year Lead – Claire Droumbakis, D22
2nd Year Co-Lead – Binh Phan, D23
2nd Year Co-Lead – Catherine Rayburn, D23
1st Year Lead – Raquel Alespeiti, D24
1st Year Lead – Sheryl Zhang, D24
NECHV
3rd/4th Year Lead – Kayla Birde, D23
1st/2nd Year Lead – Arika Neal-Branch, D24
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE
Chair – Giselle Clarke, D23
Vice Chair – Jackie Flynn, D24
Member – TBD, D25