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The Faces of HDA

Gabriel is an inspiring and upcoming Dental Student (D2) of Mexican heritage and student member of our organization. HDA is proud to present him as our next Face of HDA. He was born in a Read more…
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Student Wellness Advising: 10.23.20 Wellness Newsletter

BROUGHT TO YOU BY STUDENT WELLNESS ADVISING Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Common symptoms include: Depressed mood, low self-esteem Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy Appetite and weight changes Feeling angry, Read more…
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Dr. Aidee Nieto-Herman Received Hero of the Pandemic Award!

On October 17th at Tufts, we Celebrated the Hispanic Heritage Month. Dr. Herman, Associate Professor of Periodontology, was honored and recognized as s leader of the Hispanic Community and she got the  ‘Award as  a Hero Read more…
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TuftsNow: Be a Civic Leader

Vote and Help Others Vote, Too By Alan D. Solomont, A70, A08P October 17, 2020 Op-Ed: As early voting begins, signs of growing participation are encouraging, but there are still red flags signaling risk for Read more…
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D21s, IS2, and Postdoctoral Students: Apply for Honos Civicus!

Have you demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and civic engagement?  The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life are accepting applications for the Honos Civicus Society Class Read more…
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MENA Specialty Session with Dr. Rola Rabah!

Hello Tufts Community! Are you interested in specializing? Learn about each specialty from our very own MENA community! This month, we have invited Dr. Rola Rabah!  Dr. Rabah is famous for her informative Instagram page @fifteenblades where she has Read more…
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Endo Residency Admissions Webinar with Dr. Alon!

Tufts Endodontics Society Presents: Endo Residency Admission Webinar Dr. Elinor Alon will be speaking about the admissions process for the Tufts endodontics residency program. The event will take place on 10/26 at 8PM. Attendees will Read more…
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D23’s Jumbo of the Week!

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 Read more…
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HDA’s Annual Spanish Terminology Course a Success!

For the first time ever, HDA‘s annual Spanish Terminology Course was hosted virtually last week on Thursday 10/15. The lesson was presented by Marely Estrada (D23) on the basics of Spanish, such as introductions and Read more…
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Periodontology Study Club Event

Periodontology Study Club Presents: Event: Discussion Panel with Periodontology Residents regarding Periodontology application process, choosing a residency program, and what life as a resident consists of. Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 584 492 2311 When: Friday October 23rd at 5:00 Read more…
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NEW TIME on Virtual Restorative YOGA with Dr. Pastan Today!

Join Dr. Pastan on Tuesdays at 5:00pm for a relaxing and restorative yoga class via Zoom. Participants video will not be seen and no experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothes and log on 5 minutes before the start of class 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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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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