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Meet This Week’s JUMBO of the Week, Christiana White (D23) & Patrick Lockett (D24)!

D23 Jumbo of the Week ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ โ€™๐™จ ๐™…๐™๐™ˆ๐˜ฝ๐™Š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ , Christiana White! Undergraduate Education:ย University of Central Florida – Bachelor of Science Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: ย Director of Media and Mass Communications ย for Read more…
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Annual Buddha Day Celebration

Annual Buddha Day Celebration Friday, May 7,11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Buddha Day celebration is an event to commemorate Buddhaโ€™s birth, enlightenment and passing away. We celebrate with local Buddhist spiritual leaders and other Read more…
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MENA Presents: The Exciting World ofย Prosthodontic Dentistry

Hello Tufts Community! Are you interested in specializing?ย  Learn about each specialty from our very own MENA community!ย ย  This month, we have invited our very own Tufts Professor and Chair of Prosthodontics,ย Dr. Waetย Att, to talk Read more…
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Medical Racism as Experienced by Black Women Physicians

โ€œThis is how Black people get killedโ€ฆโ€ said Dr. Susan Moore, an African American physician, speaking about the medical treatment she received before dying of COVID-19 last December. From her hospital bed, Dr. Moore documented Read more…
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Ride With Parkinson’s Revolution – Sign Up For a Spin Class Today!

Everyย 9 minutesย someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.ย  Parkinson’s Revolution is hosting a spin class onย June 12th in Bostonย to raise awareness and fundsย to beat Parkinson’s. Register and donate today! If you would like to join our Read more…
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Tufts MSA’s Ramadan Resource List

Ramadan Mubarak! The holy month of Ramadan begins this week. Over the past year, the Muslim Student Association at Tufts has collected a few helpful resources on this site to help make this Ramadan be Read more…
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A Ramadan Reflection from Our Muslim Chaplain

A Ramadan Reflection from Our Muslim Chaplain ย As-Salamu โ€˜Alaykm wa RahmatuAllahi wa Barakatuhu โ€” May the peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you! Muslims around the world are beginning their journey into the Read more…
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Take Part In HDA Elections

HDA will be having Exec Boardย elections on May 6th at 7:30pm via Zoom and we are opening the positions up to THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY!!!ย This is a great opportunity to get involved and help out Read more…
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ASDA Understanding Dental Employment Contracts

ASDA is hosting the Understanding Dental Employment Contracts for students looking to understand the intricacies of dental contracts. Steve Kaufman will be discussing dental employer contracts from both the employee and employer’s perspectives. We will Read more…
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Volunteer Opportunity – Cherishing Chinatown!

Dear Jumbos, ย  Tufts Universityโ€™s Health Sciences Campus is uniting together to show support for our campus home, Bostonโ€™s Chinatown. A group of student leaders from the Dental and Medical school have started an initiative 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:

โ€“ Victoria's lockdown 5.0 and how restrictions around dentistry changed

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

โ€“ The NSW lockdowns and the different approaches between states

โ€“ Dental Health Week

โ€“ Upcoming ADAVB events now that restrictions have eased

โ€“ย eviDent Foundation's 10th birthday

โ€“ 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!ย https://apple.co/3x8lbE1

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

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First day of classes | โœŒ๐Ÿป

The day has finally come where I am officially a dental student! Wow, I canโ€™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 weโ€™ll succeed to become amazing dentists ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Of course, the first class was clinical anatomy and Iโ€™m already overwhelmed ๐Ÿ˜‚ (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 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Iโ€™m afraid, excited, and nervous but truly so grateful to be part of the class of 2025. I wouldnโ€™t want to be anywhere else hehe

So hereโ€™s to another 4 years in Boston and to year 1!

Peep our class scrub color wine ๐Ÿท whatโ€™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?๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

And like that Iโ€™m almost done with my first month of Endodontics residency and it has been one of the BUSIEST months ever๐Ÿฅต

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 microscopes๐Ÿ”ฌ

A good word weโ€™ve been using to describe our lives is โ€œbootcampโ€. Bootcamp of all the possible information that weโ€™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 weeksโ€ฆ Ppt slides are accumulating exponentially as I speak๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I get a planner every year and I basically havenโ€™t really used one for last 2-3 years and now itโ€™s COMPLETELY FILLED with assignments, presentations, exams and possible lecture captures (because I zoned out after first half of the zoom classes๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ๏ธ)

But the classes are coming to an end by early August and we had our chairemony! (yes we get our very own operatories!๐Ÿ’บ)
Soon weโ€™ll be seeing patients!๐Ÿค“๐Ÿฆท

Didnโ€™t have much of a summer but itโ€™s all worth it๐Ÿฅฐ (it rained all of July in Boston anyways๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅฒ) Hopefully weโ€™ll all get to enjoy August a little more๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’–

#dentist #endodontics #dentalresident #residentlife #dental #residency #zoom #zoomclasses #thankgod #novideosat8am #femaledentist #tuftsdental #tusdm
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โœจ1st Day of Dental Schoolโœจ

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 Iโ€™ve not been steered wrong thus far!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ On to the next chapter! โœจ

DMD Loadingโ€ฆ ๐Ÿฆท

#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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Donโ€™t you just love post workout photos ๐Ÿ˜’
Regardless, this event was amazing and the #tusdm crew came pumped and ready to go ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ
Nationwide people rode together to raise money for Parkinsonโ€™s today. There was so much strength and energy in the room you could feel it walking in. #parkinsonsrevolution #futuregarcinidmd

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๐™ˆ๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ โ€™๐™จ ๐™…๐™๐™ˆ๐˜ฝ๐™Š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ , ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™– ๐™. ๐™†๐™š๐™ฎ๐™จ!

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, Iโ€™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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Hereโ€™s to the blue crew. What a year weโ€™ve been thru in our first year in dental school but thereโ€™s no stopping us! Glad to have such an awesome class! #tusdm #tusdm24 #futuregarcinidmd

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๐™ˆ๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ โ€™๐™จ ๐™…๐™๐™ˆ๐˜ฝ๐™Š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ , ๐™„๐™จ๐™จ๐™– ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™™!

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? The Energy. The city is always active and thriving. Itโ€™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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