TUSDM Class of 2023 (D23)
Welcome to the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Class of 2023 Dental Central page. Since arriving for the first day of orientation, all 202 of us came to Boston with our many accomplishments, awards and degrees, eager to learn and be challenged. We are a group of incredible minds and are proud to be the most diverse class in Tufts Dental history. Our backgrounds are as different as our personalities, but there is one common understanding: we are determined to learn as much as possible, so that we can use our knowledge to care for our patients. We plan to be dentists who are not only guides to better health, but also advocates for all of the populations we have the opportunity to encounter. This page will highlight our milestones while we embark on our journey into the field of dentistry. We hope that you will follow along as the D23 family leaves a lasting impression on Tufts Dental and our surrounding community.
Thank you for visiting our page. Be sure to follow our class instagram @tuftsd23 to see what we are up to. Stand by!
D23 Class Executive Board
Andy Tran - Class President
My name is Andy Tran and I flew across the country from Seattle, Washington to be a part of the Tufts community. I earned my B.S. in Kinesiology at Western Washington University and my M.S. in Biomedical Sciences here at Tufts. With my free time I enjoy playing competitive volleyball, guitar, and basking in the great outdoors. I have a yearning for learning, and I am especially passionate about experiencing other cultures through travel. I am fluent in Spanish and Vietnamese, and I hope to keep adding more to the list!
It is such a great honor to represent the D’23s as Class President. Along with my wonderful executive board team, I strive to advocate for the welI-being and success of my classmates. I aim to build a contagiously positive community, and I look forward to making the most of these short four years that we have here. One of my favorite parts of dental school is that I get to share absolutely everything with my peers. We share our struggles, our talents, and our passions. All of these are ingredients to building life-long friendships to cherish long after we graduate from dental school.
Tamara Biary - Class Vice-President
My name is Tamara Biary. I received my bachelors from Wellesley College, where I majored in Chemistry and minored in Biological Sciences. I completed my Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. I enjoy research and have been involved in basic science investigation for several years now. When not in school, I absolutely love to travel and explore new cities, where I can experience new cultures through cuisine, architecture, and most importantly through meeting new people. My love for history always drives me to visit different historical sites wherever I travel.
As the D’23 class Vice-President and a member of the Eboard, my priority is to be a resource, a support system, and a friend to all my classmates and future colleagues. I feel incredibly honored to be a member of this talented, diverse, and intelligent class. I look forward to our time together as we all pave our unique paths to becoming dentists.
Sydney Laudon - Class Treasurer
My name is Sydney Laudon and I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I graduated from Oregon State University in 2017 with my B.S. in Public Health and a certificate in Medical Ethics. In my free time I like traveling and exploring new places, listening to music or going to concerts and being outside somewhere enjoying the non-city air.
I am so excited and honored to be part of the D23 Eboard. In this role, I hope that I can be an advocate and platform for our class’s voices to be heard. I try to be someone that my peers can come to and lean on, as I am really in awe of our class and want to help continue to strengthen our bond as well as make the most of our time here at Tufts. Everyday when talking or listening to my classmates, I am continually impressed and am eager to see where the four years take us.
Jeff Pullano - Class Secretary
My name is Jeff Pullano and I am from Dalton, Massachusetts way out in far western Massachusetts. I received my bachelor’s degree from Williams College with a major in Chemistry and a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology. When not in school, I love to golf, play soccer and basketball and go on runs or bike rides. I’m also an avid Boston sports fan, so that makes being in Boston extra exciting for me.
As a part of the D’23 Eboard, I have the responsibility to be a support system, resource, and friend to all of my classmates so that we may all achieve success in our first year at Tufts. With my incredibly talented, intelligent, and successful classmates, I’m sure we will all achieve success during this fun, yet challenging, four years. Although my undergrad was a rival of Tufts, as we were in the same athletic conference, soI say this the best I can… GO JUMBOS. (and Ephs)
Patient Care Quality Assurance Committee: Jenny Truong
Curriculum Committee: Ian Stelzner
Ethics Professionalism and Citizenship Committee: Mohammad Ahmad
Risk Safety and Infection Control Committee: Daniel Choi
Student Promotions Committee: Lara A. Guzmán
Outcomes Assessment Committee: Lauren Ardizzone
Research Committee: Johnson Fong
Student Library Advisory Committee: Jeff Sam
ADEA Student Representative: Ariana Smith
ASDA Student Representative: David Martin
Community Service Liaisons (2 positions): Alexandra Dinu, Binh Phan