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HDA: D23 Operative Help Session

HDA will be hosting an operative help session to help the D23 class prepare for competency! When: Tuesday, Nov. 19th @ 7pm Where: Sim Clin (14th Floor). D23s: Come learn the tricks and tips from Read more…
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Welcome Alita Lubis, D23–DC’s new staff!

Alita Lubis was born and raised in Indonesia. She immigrated to Jacksonville, Florida in 2001 to pursue a better education and future for herself. She graduated from University of North Florida with a major in Read more…
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AGD’s Can Drive!

To bring more holiday cheer to the Boston area this year, the Tufts chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry is hosting a can drive to donate to the St. Francis house.  We need help Read more…
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D’23 Spook-Tacular Pumpkin Carving Event

Last week, following an anatomy exam, the D23 class had a pumpkin carving competition where groups of three had to compete against each other to see who could carve the best and most creative pumpkin. Read more…
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AAPD – Give Kids A Smile S’well Fundraiser

Dear Tufts Community, We are excited to announce that TUSDM will be hosting Give Kids A Smile 2020 – a national initiative created by the American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation to promote pediatric oral health in underserved Read more…
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Middle Eastern Vibes Annual Event

On November 21st, take an elevator trip up to the 15th floor for a night in the Middle East. MEDS will be hosting their annual Middle Eastern Vibes event, so come and enjoy a night Read more…
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Student-Faculty Research Mixer

TUSDM prides itself on the many research opportunities that are available to its students. We know that it may be overwhelming and intimidating when coming up with a research idea and finding a research mentor. Read more…
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Wang YMCA of Chinatown Annual Legacy Dinner

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Tufts AAPD Club and Give Kids a Smile was honored to have been invited to the Wang YMCA of Chinatown Annual Legacy Dinner. Dr. Martha Forero, Samantha Sauers (D20), Katie Read more…
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Halloween in the Pediatric Clinic

Tufts Pediatric Clinic had a fun visit from the Tooth Fairy and friends on Halloween! Big thanks to our volunteers who helped make Thursday extra fun for the little patients. Kaitlyn O’Connell (D21), Jenna Lee Read more…

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This week in Merritt Auditorium, there will be a box for canned goods that ASDA is collecting to donate as part of the National ASDA challenge. If you have any canned goods to donate, please put our class year on the top in sharpie and place it in the box by this Friday. The class with the most items will win $100 towards their class! #ASDAfever #TUSDM

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10+ years ago she was my pediatric patient. She had just #immigrated from #Albania. With her limited English, she was inquisitive about the #endodontic procedures conducted. Thorough the years, Marvisa continued to ask questions and payed a keen interest in dentistry. 4+ years ago she started working at Panera breads. I recognized and wanted to groom Marvisa Ferro. I proposed that she serve in our administrative team. She has helped so many patients access care. Translating the labyrinth of #insurance. Yup, she wants to be a dentist now. Today's her first shadowing. She has adjusted her major. Now all I have to do is convince her to being a #Jumbo 🙂 #tusdm #luxdental #tufts #dentistry #dentalmedicine #future #love #train #education #healthcare #profession #ada #massdental

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29 months -1 day left!
Pick one, they are all great.
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#tuftsuniversity #tusdm #tusdm22 #tuftsdental

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Happy New Year from our Tufts fam to yours! #tusdm

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Meet Miranda Boynton!

Undergraduate education:

Providence College with a major in Biology and a minor in Neuropsychology

Why did you choose Tufts/What do you love about it now?

I chose Tufts for many reasons. Mainly I love being close to family, so staying in the Boston area was my goal. I also have dreamed for years of following my papa D52, my father D88, and uncle D94 to Tufts Dental. Tufts being close to home has allowed my father to come in once a week to volunteer teaching students hand skills in Pre-clin. This has been fun for me to be able to learn with him by my side. My favorite part of school now is the experience we get assisting the upperclassman in clinic. I feel that these opportunities allow us to learn so much to prepare us for our near future of treating patients ourselves.
Advice for other students or applicants:

My biggest advice for applicants is to be yourself, and trust that everything that is meant for you will come. The ups and downs throughout the process of applying as well as those that come when you are in school will all be worth it in the end. Put all of your energy towards what you truly want. Don’t apply to dental schools that you couldn’t see yourself being happy at, don’t join clubs that you are not interested in, focus on what brings you the most joy on your journey and gets you to where you want to be. You will be happy in the end that you did not settle or change your goals. Take time to explore your city and make time to take care of yourself. Self care is just as important as grades and competencies.
Fun fact:
At Providence College I took so many philosophy courses on human interaction that I ended up co-teaching a philosophy course for a semester!

#tusdm #dentalstudent #dentalschool #dentalschoollife #boston #studentlife #classof2022 #tufts #dentistry #providencecollege #boyntonfamilydentistry #studentsofdentistry

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Happy Holidays to you and yours from the the D22s! #tusdm

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Looking back at this semester like 🤗 Your girl JUST finished her 1st Semester of Dental school. Meaning I’m 1/8 a Doctor of Dental Medicine. So much growth, love, and prosperity since July. Stay tuned 👩🏽‍⚕️
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#DentistLoading #ChasingDrWhite #DentalStudent #D1 #Dentista #TUSDM #Dentist #OffGuard #Photography #MyMomStoleTheShine #DentalStudent #Paparazzi

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Despite the finals season here at TUSDM, our Tufts ASDA E-Board members had the opportunity to have a holiday gathering at Lynx Fitness Club. Our E-board members had the opportunity to mingle with each other while enjoying food and playing some virtual golf, soccer, baseball, and more. We are thankful for our Tufts ASDA E-board for all of their hard work and contributions to our chapter and can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2020! #ASDAWellness #tusdm #dentalcentral #tuftsasda #asdafever #holidayparty

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Tufts AGD members took a break from finals studying and enjoyed a workout class at Barry’s Bootcamp yesterday 🤓💪🏼🏃🏽‍♂️🦷#dentalcentral

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Tomorrow, December 3rd, is giving Tuesday. Watch this video for some familiar faces and please consider making a contribution to financial aid or another TUSDM cause you believe in. givingdays.tufts.edu/dental (link in bio).
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#tusdm, #tuftsuniversityschoolofdentalmedicine, #tuftsdental, #tuftsalumni, #givingtuesday, #tuftsgivingtuesday

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Check out my story to see what makes me feel thankful!😌

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Meet Bailey Walterscheid!

Education?
BS in Biology w/ Biochemistry Minor at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX

Why Tufts?
I chose Tufts because they made sure I knew I deserved to be apart of the school. When we were in the interview, Dr. Kasberg said to everyone that we all should view ourselves as colleagues not competitors because if we made it to the interview it meant we had an impressive application. After interviewing at several schools, no school had made me feel proud of what I had accomplished like Tufts did. They recognized my heart for community service instead of only looking at the numbers in my application!
Any advice for future applicants/current students?
Be patient, find what works for you, and set a goal for the type of dentist you want to become. You are your only limitation so get out of the way and let yourself flourish.

Fun Facts?
I’m from Texas, I could talk about it for hours on end. Any Texas stereotype I probably fit soooo #yeehaw

#tusdm #dentalstudent #dentalschool #dentalschoollife #boston #studentlife #classof2022 #tufts #dentistry #hardinsimmons #texasdentist #studentsofdentistry

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