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AAPD Halloween Party

Last month, the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentists) hosted a Halloween Party in the TUSDM Pediatric clinic. The event was an informative and fun session for the pediatric patients of TUSDM and their parents. Read more…

Schweitzer Fellowship Information Session

Karen Spiller, Interim Program Director of the Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program, will be on campus on Tuesday 12/1 from 4:00-5:00 pm in SK216B to promote the Schweitzer Fellowship program. Schweitzer Fellows annually serve more than Read more…

TUSDM Students Are Going To Jamaica!

In January 2016, the Tufts Global Outreach program will be visiting Jamaica for the very first time! Michael Golub (D18) first visited Jamaica in 2011 as a volunteer with Healthcare International. This year three additional Read more…

D18 Creativity Night

Last week, the D18 community service chairs hosted a Creativity Night. The goal of the creativity night was to create new and improve upon the existing oral health promotion materials that we have at the dental Read more…

SNDA at Whole Heart Club Health Conference

Last week, SNDA promoted oral health at the Whole Heart Club Health Conference in Mattapan. The overall goal of the conference was to educate and inform the surrounding community of heart health and wellness initiatives. While Read more…

Funding Available through America’s ToothFairy

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for Greater Boston area professional and collegiate student clubs. The mini-grants will support student driven projects focused on increasing access to oral Read more…

D18s Volunteering at Josiah Quincy Elementary School

The D18 class spent time last week at the Smart Smiles pediatric clinic in the Josiah Quincy Elementary School painting and revamping the room. The pediatric clinic serves the students at the elementary school, providing Read more…

Student Organization Spotlight: Project Bridge

Interested in volunteering while putting your clinical dental skills to good use? Project Bridge gives TUSDM students the opportunity  to volunteer and provide direct dental care to at-risk  and homeless youth aged 14-24 at the Bridge Read more…

Call For Volunteers!

Volunteers Needed!  Participate in an oral health education program for the children at ABCD Chinese Church Head Start (9 min walk from school) Program includes:  assisted tooth brushing, teaching about brushing, story-telling and giving away Read more…

HPSS Drive For the Troops Taking Place Now!

The Health Professional Scholarship students will be conducting their 6th annual Drive For the Troops from Monday, 11/09 – Wednesday, 11/25 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) collecting donations to be sent to our young military members serving overseas Read more…

Get Your Tickets for Persian Culture Night!

Have plans for Nov 18th @ 7-9pm? Want yummy Persian food? Come to Persian Culture night!! On behalf of Persian Association of Student Dentists and Dentists (PASDAD), we would like to cordially invite you and Read more…

Dental Central Bulletin Board is going Global!

As an effort to highlight the wonderful volunteer work our TUSDM students do abroad, we will be dedicating the month of November as Global Connections Month! Stop by the Dental Central bulletin board on the Read more…

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She wanted to see what Perio was like in the Woo. All she had to say was that she was a double jumbo!! Our purell high five! #tusdm #tusdm22#tuftsdental #tuftsuniversity #worcester

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Diana Alberich!!
Undergraduate Education: Florida International University – Bachelors in Biological Sciences

Graduate Education: Barry University – Masters in Biomedical Sciences

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I chose TUSDM because it is an institution that truly cares about diversity within the student body. Administration and staff at TUSDM care about your story and your struggle. While interviewing at other dental schools it many times feels as if you’re going on a job interview; I felt as if other schools weren’t interested in me as a human being. In contrast, while interviewing at TUSDM there was an overwhelming feeling of comfort. They wanted to know me, the person, and it was refreshing to be in a place that makes you feel like you matter. This institution allows you to believe in yourself and your voice. They make it effortless to voice your opinions, dreams, and goals. I feel pride to have chosen an institution that embodies inclusivity and diversity. They are invested in our success and our growth as dental professionals and human beings.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I am involved in advocating for animal rescues. I have rescue dogs, some of which have been rescued from significant abuse and neglect. I have fostered dogs that have needed temporary homes. Even with loan money I have donated for surgeries and medical care of abused animals. I feel strongly about being a voice and a helping hand for injustices of all kinds.

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife

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