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HDA Patagonia Sale Is Extended! – Don’t Miss Out

Tufts HDA has extended their Patagonia sale until Friday, January 29th! They are selling Patagonia Better Sweaters including Full-Zip sweaters, 1/4 Zip sweaters, and Vests! The sweaters and vests have the Tufts Dental School logo embroidered on the Read more…
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Student Wellness Advising: 1.22.21 Wellness Newsletter

For more tips to thrive, not just survive – click here. For more tips to prevent burnout – click here. Student Wellness Advising is a friendly and accessible hub of support for all students on the Health Science Read more…
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Introducing D24’s Jumbo of the Week, Zeel Patel!

D24 Jumbo of the Week Meet the D24’s first JUMBO of the Week, Zeel Patel! Hometown: Lowell, MA Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston?: Along with all the beautiful architecture, unique culture, and amazing history that Boston Read more…
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D23’s Jumbo of the Week!

Meet this Week’s Jumbo of the Week: Dallas Huff!! Undergraduate Education: B.S. in Biology, Kent State University Graduate Education: M.S. in Oral Health Sciences, Boston University   Positions of Leadership at TUSDM:   Tufts MDS Government Affairs Read more…
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STEM Volunteer Opportunity for Faculty and TUSDM Students!

Please consider serving as judges at the Massachusetts Region IV High School Science & Engineering Fair. They are seeking a wide variety of science professionals with diverse experience and expertise in areas including biology, chemistry, environmental science, Read more…
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Tufts Special Smiles – American Sign Language Workshop

Tufts Special Smiles is excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual American Sign Language Workshop on Wednesday, January 20th, at 7:00pm! We will learn some basic greetings, dental terms, and directional words in American Sign Language. We Read more…
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D24s Explore Boston! – Walking Tour List

Explore the beauties that Boston has to offer. This guide lists some of Boston’s best sites. Hope you enjoy this list of places to check out in the Boston area. Show us how you enjoy Read more…

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙣!

Hometown: Grafton, MA

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: Operative Liaison for Group Practice Fairfield

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Tufts is the emphasis that the school places on wellness. Having a centered mind-body connection is key to performing good dental care. My favorite thing about Boston is the rich history embedded within the city. Growing up in Massachusetts, Boston was a popular field-trip destination. Now that I am living in the city, and walking everywhere I am able to truly appreciate the architecture and history sprinkled throughout the place I have always called "home".

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? A fun fact about me is I ride horses! I am a competitive hunt seat equitation rider and show in the 3ft adult equitation. I was a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Equestrian Team at the University of Georgia from 2014-2018. During my time at UGA, we were 3x SEC Champions and 3x Runner-Up National Champions. When I am not in scrubs, you can find me at the barn with my competition horses, George and Morris and their miniature companion ponies I recently adopted, BooBoo and Nina Louise.

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Ian Stelzner!
Undergraduate Education: Marine Biology from University of New Hampshire

Graduate Education: Master's of Biomedical Science from Tufts

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: First Year Curriculum Committee Representative

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: Favorite thing about TUSDM: How welcoming everyone is here.
Why I chose TUSDM: I wanted to be in a big city atmosphere where you felt more like a community instead of a student at an academic institution.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I like to swim, bike, run, crossfit, and play hockey. I am hockey referee in my spare time

#DentalStudent #DentalLife #TUSDM

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙅𝙪𝙖𝙣 𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙜!

Hometown: Weston, FL

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: Cell + Tissue Biology Liaison

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? I love how picturesque all of Boston is! The architecture, parks, and nature all make my inner photographer happy. So far, I have been able to make great connections with fellow classmates. We have such a diverse class and I’ve had a blast learning more about other cultures/background as well as my own in the process! 🇨🇴🇨🇳

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I enjoy reading books and watching movies about space exploration. My favorite is called "Death by Black Hole" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I also love music- Muse, nothing but thieves, glass animals, The Killers, and BTS are some of my favorite bands!

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It’s Friday! And I can’t think of a better way to end the week than spending time with Dr. Agarwal and the rest of our amazing team! ✨

Patients have been delighted by Dr. Agarwal’s kindness and gentle care. While she may not be as loud as me 😅, she shares the same passion for honest and comprehensive care, and she looks forward to earning your trust and building lasting relationships. 👩🏻‍⚕️

Here’s to the weekend ahead! 🙌🏽

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Mitchell Craig!
Undergraduate Education: University of Southern Maine
Human biology major

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Epidemiology Course liaison
Dental Anatomy TA

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: My favorite thing about TUSDM is/was working on new preps in preclin and joking around with people. I also like making quizlet sets (it’s kind of my thing). I came here for school because I shadowed a Tufts alum when I was in undergrad. He seemed skilled and was very professional, which is what I’m aiming for.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: Outside of school I enjoy playing guitar, going for walks around Boston, playing pool and doing jiu jitsu
#DentalStudent #DentalLife #TUSDM

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙆𝙖𝙠𝙤𝙨!

Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about TUSDM is without a doubt the people here. My classmates are the ideal people you want to surround yourself with throughout our dental education!

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I had a very brief stint with the Greek National Baseball Team, where I played in a prospect game in Windsor, Ontario. I also served as a team waterboy/hypeman/proud older brother for the Greek National Lacrosse Team, where my little brother plays as their starting Midfielder. Other than sports, I'm a huge Godzilla and Jurassic Park nerd and a big car guy as well!

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Victoria (Vicky) Park!!
Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland – College Park, General Biology

Graduate Education: Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Georgetown and George Mason University

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Secretary of KADA (Korean American Dental Association)
Research Scholar

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: One of the things that I highly admire about TUSDM is their commitment to diversity and inclusion in not only their curriculum, faculty, and student body, but also in their patient pool. Working with diverse groups of people, no matter who they are, what socioeconomic status, will always reminds me of why I want to pursue dentistry in the first place.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: Fun fact about me – I've been to Honduras (twice) and Panama (once) for dental mission trips that provide rural communities with free dental care. Things I'm involved in outside of school – if we're talking about hobbies, I've been watching a lot of korean dramas and netflix, I like playing video games, going camping and hiking, traveling in general, and I like playing sports even though I might be the most unathletic person ever 🙂

#DentalStudent #DentalLife #TUSDM

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙇𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙖 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙮𝙖𝙣!

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: Social Chair for AAWD

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Tufts is the wealth of knowledge that surrounds us as students. I love that I can walk up to any professor and just pick their brain. They are all so incredibly humble and helpful!

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? A fun fact about me is that I used to sing for Disney as a soprano in the Voices of Liberty. I also love to workout, play the guitar, and learn new languages!

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Marie Bierman!!
Undergraduate Education: Indiana University; BS Biology with a minor in Animal Behavior

Graduate Education: IUPUI; MS in Biological Studies

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts:
How willing to help everyone is. I never imagined moving away from home but Tufts really makes it feel like a family.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I raise, train, and show miniature, shetland, and hackney ponies.
#DentalStudent #DentalLife #TUSDM

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Joseph Mulé!
Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at CUNY's College of Staten Island

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: – Operative Dentistry Liaison
– Parent- Student Group Member

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts:
The day I came to visit TUSDM to be interviewed for admissions is the day I knew where I belonged for the next 4 years. It is the day that I discovered the perfect place for me to develop the academic knowledge, manual dexterity, and social skills to practice the beautiful art of dentistry to my best abilities. That day I had discovered the beautiful facilities, proactive administration, and close knit family values that TUSDM prioritizes.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: Outside of school I balance my duties as a father to a 1 year old boy and as a partner to a V22 at Cummings school of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts. I also enjoy making time for personal growth through outlets such as the gym, sports, and reading self-development books. #dentalstudent #dentallife #TUSDM

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Challenge time for all ASDA District 1 students! Photos posted from now until 5p EST will be entered into our grand prize drawing for a Universal 3-in-1 Wireless Docking Station Charger for your Apple Products. PLUS, one lucky winner will be selected to win a $25 gift card for "Best Creative Virtual Desk Space". #buasda #budental #uconnasda #tuftsasda #tuftsdental #uneasda #hsdm_asda #asdadistrict1. Follow EDIC on Instagram, post your photo and tag edicinsurance and use #edicinsurance

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠’𝙨 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠 𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙖 𝙀𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙙𝙤!

Hometown: Temple, Texas

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: D24 HDA Liaison

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My two favorite things about Boston are the variety of good food e v e r y w h e r e and that people are always playing soccer somewhere! My favorite thing about Tufts are the OPPORTUNITIES. I love that Tufts offers students so many opportunities to become involved in areas they are passionate about such as community service, global service, advocacy, research, and health and wellness. In addition, there are so many opportunities for students to gain leadership experience by becoming involved in the numerous amount of organizations available. I feel like Tufts truly allows their students to cultivate their dental school experience in any way they choose so they can become the dental professional they want to be. I am sooooo thankful to be here!!

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? When I am not studying, I enjoy exploring everything Boston has to offer despite COVID! I enjoy trying new restaurants, bakeries, bars, and cafes. I also enjoy exploring parks and landmarks with my dog, Kobi. Some of my other hobbies include working out, running, playing soccer, reading, hanging with friends, listening to podcasts, and anything adventurous!
#FinallyMadeAnInstagram: c.me.dmd24

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Challenge time for all ASDA District 1 students! Follow the rules. Photos posted during the designated time of day will be entered into our grand prize drawing for a Universal 3-in-1 Wireless Docking Station Charger for your Apple Products. PLUS, one lucky winner will be selected to win a $25 gift card for "Best Creative Virtual Desk Space". #buasda #budental #uconnasda #tuftsasda #tuftsdental #uneasda #hsdm_asda #asdadistrict1

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Tamara Biary
Undergraduate Education: Chemistry Major, Wellesley College

Graduate Education: Masters of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: D23 Class Vice President
Research Scholar

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I absolutely love the sense of community and friendships fostered at TUSDM. The people here have really made my dental education memorable. I am grateful to be surrounded by talented and caring students. We all want to help each other succeed in whatever way: teaching each other how to drill and fill, forming study groups, sharing resources, getting each other coffee between lectures, and always learning from one another.

I am challenged to learn comprehensive material in dentistry, while also getting an advanced hands-on training. I am being equipped with the knowledge and skillset to become a well-rounded dentist and healthcare provider. I am thankful for my Tufts family.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I love traveling and exploring new cities every year. I enjoy visiting historical sites/ museums in each destination and trying the local cuisine. I enjoy outdoor activities and staying active (hiking, running, biking, walking).
Family quality time is very important to me as well.

#DentalStudent #DentalLife #TUSDM

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𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙅𝙐𝙈𝘽𝙊 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙕𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙡!

Hometown: Lowell, MA

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? Along with all the beautiful architecture, unique culture, and amazing history that Boston has to offer, I love the various attractions and entertainment it has for everyone to indulge in. I was first exposed to Tufts when I met Dr. Kasberg. He gave me the best advice, and walked me through the whole interview process. He instantly made me feel so welcomed and like a Tufts Family member. The faculty members here are one of the most caring individuals with highly qualified skills. Additionally, I was drawn to the aspect of how diverse the student body is, as well as the school’s emphasis on mental and physical wellness, and countless opportunities it has to offer in the future.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? Some of my hobbies consist of dancing, working out, cooking/baking, traveling, trying new experiences, as well as spending quality time with my family and friends.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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