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One Health Presents: Sustainability in Dentistry Panel

Please join One Health for a panel on sustainability in dentistry this Thursday May 20th at 7:30pm! Dr. Donna Hackley, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and guest panelists, Read more…
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Meet This Week’s JUMBOs of the Week Duo, Maya Sunar (D24) and Venus Tran (D24)!

D24 Jumbo of the Week 𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙙𝙪𝙤 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙈𝙖𝙮𝙖 𝙎𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙑𝙚𝙣𝙪𝙨 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙣! Maya Sunar Hometown: Queens, NY Positions of leadership at TUSDM: ADEA Outreach and Social Media Committee, Initiating Read more…
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On this holy festive, we wanted to wish all those celebrating Eid Mubarak! We were planning an event to celebrate this joyous day with you all, but due to recent events we have to resort Read more…

Miss the Class of 2021 Graduation Awards Ceremony Livestream?

You can check out the video of  Graduation Awards Ceremony. In addition to the awards announcements, the video features skits from the D21 class officers, words of encouragement from faculty and staff, and much more! You do Read more…
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SNDA’s + HDA’s Incredible Paint & Sip Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Rosie’s Place Paint and Sip Fundraiser held on April 30. It was great to see everyone get their Bob Ross while painting cherry blossoms. Through students and Read more…
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State of Asian Women’s Health Conference – Register Today!

Reserve your (virtual) seat for A Call to Action in the Face of COVID-19: Defining Solutions with the Asian Community, the 9th Annual State of Asian Women’s Health Conference, on Friday, May 21, 11:00AM-3:30PM. This event is hosted Read more…
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Scholarships Available! – Apply For The ICD-WUDAA Scholarship Program Today

The International College of Dentists (ICD) in partnership with the  Washington University, St. Louis Dental Alumni Association (WUDAA) annually provide scholarships to dental students through the ICD-WUDAA Scholarship Program: This year, the program is planning Read more…

16 D21s Accepted in the Honos Civicus Society! – Congrats To You All

Launched by Tisch College in 2009, the Honos Civicus Society selects and acknowledges graduating students who engaged in meaningful community service and leadership activities during their time at Tufts. Available to undergraduates and graduates at all Tufts schools, Honos Civicus  Latin Read more…

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Episode 5 of our Dental Central podcast is out now! In this new episode with ADAVB Councillor Emily Pow and ADAVB CEO Matt Hopcraft, we discuss:

– Victoria's lockdown 5.0 and how restrictions around dentistry changed

– How dentists are becoming more empowered to make decisions around treatment for patients on a case-by-case basis during COVID outbreaks

– The NSW lockdowns and the different approaches between states

– Dental Health Week

– Upcoming ADAVB events now that restrictions have eased

– eviDent Foundation's 10th birthday

– How perfectionism may be leading to burnout among dental professionals.

The podcast is available at Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and many other podcast platforms. Listen now!


#podcast #adavb #dentistry #DentalHealthWeek #treatment #DentalCentral #dentists #covid

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First day of classes | ✌🏻

The day has finally come where I am officially a dental student! Wow, I can’t believe this day has finally come. At the start of this Instagram account, I was a pre-dental student trying to navigate the application portal and not knowing if I would have a successful cycle. And here I am sitting in one of the seats at dental school!

The entire week of orientation felt like I was in a dream and had to keep reminding myself that this was real. The energy from my classmates was crazy and I could tell each one of us worked hard to get to this point. I know we’ll succeed to become amazing dentists 🙆🏻‍♀️

Of course, the first class was clinical anatomy and I’m already overwhelmed 😂 (I went to the library three times already and made friends with the security guard hahaha I will definitely be there often). I used to study here for the DAT so it feels surreal to be studying actual dental school material in the same seat 😱 I’m afraid, excited, and nervous but truly so grateful to be part of the class of 2025. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else hehe

So here’s to another 4 years in Boston and to year 1!

Peep our class scrub color wine 🍷 what’s even more special is that one of my friends who graduated from Tufts Dental, this was her class color hehe

#tusdm #D1 #d2025 #predental #dmd #firstday #wine #nontraditional #dentist #obligatoryscrubphoto

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How is it end of July already?🤨🤷🏻‍♀️

And like that I’m almost done with my first month of Endodontics residency and it has been one of the BUSIEST months ever🥵

We basically hit the ground running since day 1. Full days of zoom classes with all the post-graduates, Intro to Endodontics filled with loads of clinical information with squeezed in sessions of assisting PGY2 and practicing on extracted teeth using microscopes🔬

A good word we’ve been using to describe our lives is “bootcamp”. Bootcamp of all the possible information that we’ll need before starting clinic & 1.5 hrs of zoom classes to re-learn some of the classes we took in dental school in less than 6 weeks… Ppt slides are accumulating exponentially as I speak😬

I get a planner every year and I basically haven’t really used one for last 2-3 years and now it’s COMPLETELY FILLED with assignments, presentations, exams and possible lecture captures (because I zoned out after first half of the zoom classes😶‍🌫️)

But the classes are coming to an end by early August and we had our chairemony! (yes we get our very own operatories!💺)
Soon we’ll be seeing patients!🤓🦷

Didn’t have much of a summer but it’s all worth it🥰 (it rained all of July in Boston anyways😂🥲) Hopefully we’ll all get to enjoy August a little more😎💖

#dentist #endodontics #dentalresident #residentlife #dental #residency #zoom #zoomclasses #thankgod #novideosat8am #femaledentist #tuftsdental #tusdm
#치과 #치과의사 #레지던트 #신경치료과 #근관치료학 #한국말로넘어렵 #마이애미때가그립다 #데일리 #일상

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✨1st Day of Dental School✨

Words can not explain how excited I am to start at Tufts. It has been a long journey, but my steps are guided by God and I’ve not been steered wrong thus far!🙏🏾 On to the next chapter! ✨

DMD Loading… 🦷

#TUSDM #TuftsDental #blackdentalstudent

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Ashley Makala!
Undergraduate Education: University of Georgia, Public Health
Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: SNDA Community Service Chair
Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: It's exhausting when you're not being yourself. From the interview, I knew I wanted to go to Tufts because I didn't have to pretend to be someone else. Students and faculty truly want to get to know who you are. Whether it's Mrs. Maria greeting you on the 6th floor after a long day in pre-clin or getting to catch up with classmates, Tufts truly promotes a familial experience!
Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: Fun fact — I've lived in four different continents. Other fun facts — When I'm not in school, I enjoy exploring and traveling around town (especially by checking out the best spots to eat). Whether it's playing an instrument (piano/clarinet) or going to concerts/shows, music has always been a big part of my life.
#DentalStudent #TUSDM

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: George Murphy!
Undergraduate Education 4 degrees, Active RDH
Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: Best Option Available ! in the North East. . All in One building
Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: Car stuff, Father, Plays Playstation
#DentalStudent #TUSDM

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Richard Peterson!
Undergraduate Education:University of California, San Diego: Biochemistry and Cell Biology (B.S.) & Study of Religion (B.A.)
Graduate Education: Point Loma Nazarene University: General Biology (M.S.)
Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: D23 Curriculum Chair
Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts:I appreciate Tuft's focus on wellness, whether it be our own wellness as a student or the overall wellness of our patients through the comprehensive care that we provide. I think that focusing the overall being rather than just compartmentalized aspects is very important for the way we look at education and healthcare in the future. Beyond that, I feel like how I ended up at Tufts was rather preordained. When I first started to consider dentistry back in 2011, I googled "What classes do I need to take to get into dental school" and the Tufts Admissions page was the first link I clinked. Then when I came here to interview, later that day I was walking the freedom trail and bumped into my aunt (also from California) on vacation and we had no idea either of us were here at the same. In a way I feel like I was always supposed to go here.
Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: When I'm in not in school I enjoy running. I go running most days of the week, even if it's cold. I find it to be very meditative. I also enjoy going to breweries to try local beer, and taking slow meandering strolls through used bookstores to see what I can find.
#DentalStudent #TUSDM

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Lunch with a couple of the newly minted TUSDM docs before they leave boston. #tusdm #tuftssnda

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Don’t you just love post workout photos 😒
Regardless, this event was amazing and the #tusdm crew came pumped and ready to go 💪🏽
Nationwide people rode together to raise money for Parkinson’s today. There was so much strength and energy in the room you could feel it walking in. #parkinsonsrevolution #futuregarcinidmd

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙁. 𝙆𝙚𝙮𝙨!

Hometown: Long Beach, CA; Jackson, MS; New Orleans, LA

Position of leadership at TUSDM: SNDA D24 Liaison

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Tufts is that we have access to sooooooo many resources. Every time I turn around, I’m learning about another beneficial resource.
My favorite thing about Boston most definitely has to be the architecture. My first time in Boston was in 2014 for a graduation and the one thing that constantly stood out was the interesting architecture.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I love my pup, Opal. She really is the dog version of me. I love, love, love, love running and the outdoors. I also put 3 places as my hometown because I was born in New Orleans then moved to CA, but I literally visited/lived in all three places. I have had the beautiful opportunity to be influenced in all ways by all 3 cities as well.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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Here’s to the blue crew. What a year we’ve been thru in our first year in dental school but there’s no stopping us! Glad to have such an awesome class! #tusdm #tusdm24 #futuregarcinidmd

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙄𝙨𝙨𝙖 𝙃𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙙!

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? The Energy. The city is always active and thriving. It’s very different from my quiet town in Florida.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I used to be a Youtuber who made compilations of Twitch Streamers. I had a few videos with over a million views.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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