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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 tusk.tufts.edu 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…

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.

Volunteer Spotlight: Joke Alesh (D15) and Senator Elizabeth Warren

Joke Alesh (D15), chosen to represent TUSDM, was one of a select group of Tufts student leaders who met with US Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday September 15th. Shortly after the meeting, the Senator took to the stage to speak to a packed Read more…

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🌎 environment (ecologists, wildlife experts)
🌎 others (policy makers, pet owners, communities)
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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Madison Dallmeyer!

Undergraduate Education: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Biology degree

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: I was interested in Tufts because of their emphasis on early hand skill development but I chose stuff because of the people and community!

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: My roommate and I occasionally brew beer! #dental #dentalstudent #tusdm #dentistry

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Jessica Valdovinos-Ayala !
Undergraduate Education: California State University, Bakersfield- Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Chemistry Minor

Graduate Education: Mississippi College- Master of Science in Biology Medical Sciences

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: Nothing beats the diversity at TUSDM! I felt so welcome during my interview and still to this day I feel at home even though home for me is is across the country in California. It is truly a great place to be everyone is so supportive, encouraging and willing to help which is something I was looking for when applying to dental school.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: As an undergraduate I did 5 years of Plant Anatomy and Physiology research which led me to 5 article publications in the subject. I have a deep appreciation for plants but teeth, smiles and dentistry was my true calling.

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife #dentistry

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Thanks for sending this drbonanni.

Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
#TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever #smile #smilemakeover #healthysmiles #foranewyou

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Friends are the people who make your days brighter, your laugh louder, and your smile bigger.
Tag your besties below! �

Here is a blast from the 2013 past, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Reunion. ….. And we remain best of friends today!!
Diane Bonanni, DMD drbonanni http://www.StonehamCosmeticDentist.com #TUSDM #cosmeticdentistry #Stonehamma #dentalschool #buddies #friendsforever

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Meet this Week's Jumbo of the Week: Bradley Prast!
Undergraduate Education: University of Central Florida B.S. Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Education: University of Michigan- Ann Arbor M.S. Pharmacology

Positions of Leadership at TUSDM: Anesthesiology class liaison, Dental Anatomy TA

Favorite Thing about TUSDM/Why you chose Tufts: From my very first time at 1Kneeland St., I felt a special connection. The day before my interview, I walked into the school just to catch a glimpse and I was confronted by our famed Tufts PD officer, Sean. He ended up giving me a tour of the school and introduced me to some very welcoming dental students, faculty, and staff walking around the building– In a way, I felt like my interview had already started! I just remember that he was talking to me as if we'd known each other for years and that family feeling really hit home with me. This came to fruition months later when I arrived at Tufts as a D23 and met all of my classmates. I couldn't ask for a better group, each and every one of them, to endure and conquer dental school with. From gross anatomy to operative dentistry and everything in between, we've stuck together as one big family, and I am honored to carry on the TUSDM legacy.

Fun Fact About yourself/Things involved in outside of School: I have a twin brother, Kurt, who is pursuing a career in dentistry and plans to apply in the near future. Also, I am a huge Michigan fan- Go Blue!

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife #dentistry

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Another significant paper from a great team! The longest clinical follow-up of lithium disilicate posterior restorations available in the literature. Congratulations ! #tuftsdental #tusdm #emax #prosthodontics #dentistry

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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!

#dentalstudent #TUSDM #dentallife

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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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