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HPSP Drive For the Troops

The Tufts Health Professions Scholarship Program will be collecting items adjacent to the Sackler cafeteria during a few weeks in November for their annual "Drive For the Troops". HPSP co-presidents Ryan George (D15) and Mitzi Liu (D15) Read more…

Student Organization Spotlight: SNDA

  The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) has been very busy the past week! Check out the photos sent in by Aquilla Sprewell (D17) from last week's Friday Night Supper and their Harvard St. Neighborhood Read more…

ASDA Ice Cream Social

If you wondered why it was so quiet on Friday afternoon, it's because ASDA scooped it up at it's ice scream social in the Jaharis Courtyard.

Ongoing Opportunity: Volunteer for Branches

The Center at Castle Square, a community center located near Tufts Medical Center, is looking for student volunteers to help out at their afterschool mentorship program. If you are interested in being a mentor, check out Read more…

Welcome to Dental Central!

TUSDM’s new web-based portal in support of civic engagement and community service learning is launched! Visit About and find out how Dental Central came into being…Check out Student Organizations and see the depth and breadth of those doing Read more…

D17s at Cradles to Crayons

  Last spring, a group of 14 D17 students volunteered with the non-profit organization, Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons mission is to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations throughout Read more…

ASDA Event: Vermont Special Olympics

ASDA is currently looking for volunteers to help out with oral health screenings at the Vermont Special Olympics on Saturday, May 31st. The event will be a 3 day commitment with transportation, food, and lodging Read more…

ASDA Smile, Care and Share Program

Ever wondered if there’s a way to stand out as a community service member, even with the extraordinarily complex schedule of a dental student? Something that requires less than one hour of your time, including Read more…

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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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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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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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