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Event Spotlight: SNDA Impressions Day 2014

The Student National Dental Association's annual Impressions Program was a hit yet again this year! The Impressions Program invites students from undergraduate institutions and high schools to TUSDM to expose them to the field of dentistry. Read more…

Event Spotlight: D17s at the Special Olympics

Last week the D17 class volunteered at the Special Olympics Soccer tournament at The Governor's Academy in Byfield, MA which had over 800 particpants. They set up an oral health promotion table, where they passed Read more…

Event Spotlight: Smile Squad at Give Kids a Smile Day

The Smile Squad recently volunteered at the Give Kids a Smile Day on Saturday, November 15th at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA in partnership with the Mass Dental Society. The event provided free dental services Read more…

Horizons for Homeless Children Seeking Playspace Volunteers!

Horizons for Homeless Children is an organization that improves the lives of young homeless children and their families. They are looking for volunteers for the Playspace program. Play is really important for child development, so Read more…

Boston’s House of Sufism Seeking Volunteers!

Boston’s House of Sufism is looking for volunteers to assist with a local hunger and homelessness initiative. The group takes a flexible, multi-faceted approach to addressing these issues, including distributing excess food from bakeries and Read more…

Dental Central Now Up on Tusk!

Accessing Dental Central through TUSK is as easy as 1-2-3! Here’s how to do it: 1.  Login to TUSK at 2.  Under the ‘Links’ box on the right hand side, click ‘Student Resources’ 3.  Click Read more…

Volunteers Needed for the SNDA Impressions Program

On Saturday November 19th, the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) will be hosting the Impressions Program. The Impressions Program invites students from undergraduate institutions and high schools to TUSDM to expose them to the field of Read more…

Upcoming Event: New England Global Health Conference

On Saturday January 10th, the Massachusetts Medical Society will be hosting the "New England Global Health Conference for Medical and Dental Students and Residents." The day long conference will feature mini-lectures on global health topics, Read more…

SAMDA’s Annual Diwali Dinner

SAMDA celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights, on October 28th in the Dental Alumni lounge. It was a sold out celebration with great food from Panjabi Dhaba and a Bollywood performance by Aekta Patel (D18) Read more…

Student Organization Spotlight: Sharewood Clinic

Sharewood Clinic member Monica Moitoso (D17) sent Dental Central some great photos of their clinic this past month, earning them the honor of this week's Student Organization Spotlight. You can join the Sharewood Clinic on the Read more…

The Dental Faculty Crisis: A TED-style Talk by Bianca Velayo

Last week, Tufts' very own Bianca Velayo (D15) was a guest speaker at the ASDA District 1 Leadership Conference for their discussion on Reasons to Become an Educator. You can watch Bianca's presentation, titled "The Dental Faculty Crisis," Read more…

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…

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Samantha Young!!
Undergraduate Education: University of Texas at Austin; Exercise Science

Graduate Education: Barry University; Biomedical Science

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Social Media Chair for CMDA

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I wanted to attend TUSDM since the first time I visited back when I was in undergrad. As I entered the school for the first time, I remember the students and the administration I met with were very genuine and kind. I learned on my visit a lot of what the school was like, how diverse it was, how supportive the school was about mental health and wellness, how cohesiveness the student body is, the different opportunities given to the students. All of this helped me decide that Tufts was where I wanted to be and could not see myself anywhere else! I also loved the city vibes of Boston!

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I competed the Boston Marathon in 2019, the year I matriculated into Tufts!

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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.

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