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D23’s Jumbo of the Week!

Meet this Week’s Jumbo of the Week: Anna Yermolayeva! Undergraduate Education: Loyola University Maryland, BS Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Liaison for the class of D24 Dental Anatomy Course TA Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Read more…
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SNDA: Updates and Announcements

The Tufts Chapter of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) would like to thank all the TUSDM student volunteers, faculty, and staff members who contributed their time and efforts this weekend to make Impressions Day 2020 a huge success!  Read more…
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D24 Fall Fundraiser- Pine Street Inn

D24s launch virtual fundraiser for Pine Street Inn. Pine Street Inn is a non-profit combating homelessness in Boston. They provide services such as emergency shelter, recovery substance treatment, workforce development programs, and veterans’ housing. They also Read more…
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One Health: Antibiotics Awareness Week!

TUSDM One Health are hosting Antibiotics Awareness Week on Nov 16-Nov 20 (in line with world antibiotics awareness week). The week will comprise of instagram challenges relating to our club’s missions of the intersection between Read more…
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D23’s Jumbo of the Week!

Meet this Week’s Jumbo of the Week: Yousaf Farukhi! Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University.  B.A. Biology, Minors: Computer Science and Mathematics Graduate Education: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Master of Health Sciences Virginia Commonwealth Read more…
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Scholarships available—Deadline November 5th!

The Chigas (Hellenic Extraction) and Shaghalian, Albertian and Sevoyan (last 3 are Armenian) Endowed scholarships are open to 2nd, 3rd, & 4th year DMD/DIS students who are of one of those descents. The Tiberi Endowed Scholarship Read more…
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HDA: Spanish Dental Terminology Course Officially Ended

HDA has officially ended its annual Spanish Dental Terminology courses this semester! We would like to thank Shivani Rajkumar (D22), Virginia Perello (D22), Jesús Vivar (D22), Laimarie Alas-Dorsey (D22), and Marely Estrada (D23) for presenting these courses. We also thank Read more…
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Dr. Charles Rankin: Last Day at TUSDM

After 24 years of working with TUSDM family, Dr. Charles Rankin spent his last day at Tufts on Sept. 30, 2020. To honor his military HPSP student group, he wore his Air Force uniform. He Read more…
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Candy Gram D23 Fundraiser

As we are approaching that time of the year, the D23 class is hosting a fundraiser to offer a way to remind a friend or that special someone that you are thankful for them. What Read more…
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Smile Squad: Giving Back to Local Community!

On Friday, Smile Squad put together over 200 oral hygiene goodie bags for a socially distant Halloween event! These goodie bags will be donated to Tufts (Medford campus) and local partners which will be part Read more…
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Looking for a D24 to join the Dental Central Team!!

Applications for paid staff position now open tuftsdentalcentral.com Mission Statement  Created in 2014, the purpose of Dental Central is to foster civic engagement, enhance community service and strengthen cultural awareness at Tufts University School of Read more…
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Tisch College: Election Events!

Tisch College is committed to providing many diverse opportunities for students and other members of the Tufts community to explore a range of issues in the next two weeks.  They range from socially distanced in-person Read more…
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2021 ADEA Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships

ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members through its annual Scholarships, Awards and Fellowships program. All prospective applicants should check out highlighted awards below or visit adea.org/studentawards today.  Submission deadline: Monday, Nov. 2. Award recipients are Read more…

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Stephanie Smith!
Undergraduate Education: BA- Rutgers University

Graduate Education: MS, Oral Biology concentration- Rutgers University: Graduate School of Biomedical Science

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: D23 Class Fundraising Chair, Co-founder of "#Collect2Protect Healthcare Heroes"

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I chose TUSDM because it felt like a family. Everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand and work as a team to overcome obstacles. Having such a great support system at school has been so helpful in maintaining mental wellness through school.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I was a dancer for 20 years and run an Etsy business selling handmade jewelry outside of school. #TUSDM #DentalLife #DentalStudent

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Thank you for everyone who came yesterday! A big thank you to Dr. Brown for coming and talking about his dental journey. We are grateful for your honesty in sharing your experiences and being willing to answer all our questions. We all learned a lot and would like to thank you for your time 🙂

#michigan #michigandental #drbrown #umb_pds #dentaljourney #event #asda #asda1 #dentalschool #residency #predental #zoom #meeting #tufts #tuftsasda #dentalcost #scholarships #dentalscholarships #dentaltalk

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It's not work if you love what you do! 🦷😊
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#boston #dentist #dentalschool #dentistry #dentallife #dentalstudent #tuftsdentalschool #tusdm #tuftsdental #tufts #dental #teeth #oralhealth #oralhygiene

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Connie Wang!
Undergraduate Education: PharmD Program, University of Rhode Island

Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Tufts ASDA Social media, District ASDA VP of Communications, Orientation leader

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: My favorite thing about Tufts is the diverse and welcoming community we have here! I grew up in a super small town in Rhode Island so I knew this school would be a great place for me to grow, meet new people, and learn from those around me. Since coming here I've met people from so many different and unique walks of life, and I'm so thankful for the strong bond that Tufts gives us all.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: Outside of school I love to stay busy with a variety of things! I'm currently an intern for a floss start up company called Cocofloss where I help them with dental marketing and social media! In addition I love running my instagram and youtube pages (thepharmadental) where I document life as a dental student / pharmacist / Tjmaxxinista! Finally I'm obsessed with Trader Joes and Pinterest. God I really am a millennial huh.
#DentalStudent #DentalLife #TUSDM

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Anna Yermolayeva!!

Undergraduate Education: Loyola University Maryland, BS


Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Liaison for the class of D24
Dental Anatomy TA

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I chose TUSDM because of the strong emphasis that is placed on community. It was evident from the day of my interview that a sense of community and solidarity was something every student, faculty, and staff member strived towards. I am proud to be a part of the class of D23 and work to maintain these values alongside my amazing classmates!

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I'm very passionate about music. I love to play guitar, piano, and sing whenever I have the free time to do so!
#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife

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What a beautiful, victorious Saturday! 😍Anxiety level was high for everyone this week esp the 3rd years in clinic, so I thought I would to share my tips to those new to clinic, esp those who use Axium!

1. Scratch pad is your best friend. Ask for case note templates from upperclassmen & write all your notes on the scratch pad for all consults before the appointment. For recare patients, you can right click on a previous case note -> view details -> copy/paste (control + c/control +v) medical history & medications on the scratch pad to save time. Bonus points for printing out the most recent perio chart and inputting the same values on the new perio chart before the recare exam and updating any change as necessary. Time management is key!

2. Learn from previous case notes. Not only is it important for you to know the patient’s treatment history and medical conditions, but also to familiarize with the format of certain consults and wordings. Some faculty will prefer a phrase to be included for every potential crown planned for possible root canal & post/core at additional cost, some want to see how long ago the previous root canal was done, etc. Save those phrases and copy/paste them on your scratch pad for future reference.

3. Stay organized. Update your calendar as soon as any change occurs if you book your own patients. I color code all patient appts – blue if they are put in the request, green if appt requests are officially in the system, and red if I need more time beforehand to prepare for the appt ex. dentures. If you need to discuss patient info at the front desk you need to refer them by their record number, so have them written down somewhere. Also keep a clinic to-do list to keep track of things!

4. For those who aren’t used to phone calls with patients yet, keep a script including a phone number to them to reach you. My friend says ppl pick up the phone the most between 7-8pm and I agree!

5. Check online for faculty schedule if there is a specific faculty you would like to work with, with an open mind other faculty can offer different insights 🤩

What are some tips you found helpful in surviving clinic? Please share all ur wisdom below 🥰

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Please join AGD and TUSDM alumni for a panel discussion on residency programs next Wednesday November 11th @ 7:30pm! #AGD #dentalschool #dentalstudent #tusdm

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Yousaf Farukhi!
Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University. B.A. Biology, Minors: Computer Science and Mathematics

Graduate Education: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Master of Health Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine – Doctorate of Medicine (M.D)

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM:
Canvas Coordinator for D23 Class
Virtual Teaching Assistant – Providing Support to Post Graduate Courses and all 4 years of undergraduate Classes
Head Teaching Assistant – Clinical Anatomy (D24 Class)
Teaching Assistant – Craniofacial Biology (D24 Class)
Teaching Assistant – Introduction to Dental Patient (D23 Class)
Teaching Assistant – Medically Complex Patients (D22 Class)
Curriculum Mapping – Craniofacial Biology
Student Representative – Ad-Hoc Committee on Accreditation

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: TUSDM is a very dynamic place. The faculty are all approachable and want you to succeed. I routinely drop in unannounced to faculty members on the 15th floor and they always welcoming. I choose Tufts for its strong clinical reputation and the fact that it is in Boston.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I completed a residency in Internal Medicine and am looking to bridge the divide between Medicine and Dentistry by providing comprehensive patient care. Outside of school, I like program, ride a Peloton Bike, travel, and watch movies.

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife

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We are one in a minion 🍌💛 #halloween #pediatricdentistry #tusdm

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WHO IS ONE HEALTH?
🌎 human health (physicians, dentists, nurses, epidemiologists)
🌎 animal health (veterinarians, agricultural workers)
🌎 environment (ecologists, wildlife experts)
🌎 others (policy makers, pet owners, communities)
🌎 you!!

#TUSDM #onehealth
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First up: World Antibiotics Awareness Week (11/11-11/17)

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Madison Dallmeyer!

Undergraduate Education: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Biology degree

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I was interested in Tufts because of their emphasis on early hand skill development but I chose stuff because of the people and community!

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: My roommate and I occasionally brew beer! #dental #dentalstudent #tusdm #dentistry

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Jessica Valdovinos-Ayala !
Undergraduate Education: California State University, Bakersfield- Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Chemistry Minor

Graduate Education: Mississippi College- Master of Science in Biology Medical Sciences

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: Nothing beats the diversity at TUSDM! I felt so welcome during my interview and still to this day I feel at home even though home for me is is across the country in California. It is truly a great place to be everyone is so supportive, encouraging and willing to help which is something I was looking for when applying to dental school.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: As an undergraduate I did 5 years of Plant Anatomy and Physiology research which led me to 5 article publications in the subject. I have a deep appreciation for plants but teeth, smiles and dentistry was my true calling.

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife #dentistry

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
Diane Bonanni, DMD drbonanni http://www.StonehamCosmeticDentist.com #TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #Stonehamma #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever

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