The Class of 2021 is the newest class to have officially survived the first two years at TUSDM and entered the clinic, and we couldn’t be prouder! TUSDM D21 class consists of 203 brilliant students, stemming from 31 US states, 5 different countries, with faiths ranging from agnosticism to Zoroastrianism, and holistically we represent the growing diversity of dental professionals. Every student that makes up the D21 class is unique in their own way, but united all of their multiplicities make us the amazing community that we are.
We arrived the first day of orientation eager to learn, and since then have only gained momentum with every day providing an opportunity to learn something new. In our day-to-day practices, we strive to set an example for the future incoming classes by embodying what it means to be a professional at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The Class of 2021 is determined to leave behind a legacy that will touch the lives of as many people as possible, all while striving to develop into superlative dentist along the way. Much like the faculty at TUSDM, the D21 E-board maintains an open-door policy, welcoming anybody who may have questions, suggestions, and ideas to share!
Class Executive Board
Class President: Joseph Dudlek
Class Vice-President: Mary Chalino
Class Treasurer: Mehran Payandeh
Class Secretary: Gabriela Sangiovanni
Patient Care Quality Assurance Committee: Olivia Capotorto
Curriculum Committee: Mary Chalino
Ethics, Professionalism and Citizenship Committee: Chardai Lyde
Risk Safety and Infection Control Committee: Stephanie Samrin
Promotions Committee: Gina Lightner
Outcomes Assessment Committee: Carlos Rodriguez
Research Committee: Ben Ralston
Student Library Advisory Committee: Emily Liu
ADEA Representative: Shannon Walsh
ASDA Representative: Allie Penta
Community Service Liaisons: Tiara Felder, Anthony Nutter
Be sure to follow our D21 class through their journey through dental school on Instagram: @tufts_d21!
To see photos from the D21 Class White Coat Ceremony click the link here