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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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Tufts ASDA Live TODAY Friday, October 8th at 12-1PM πŸ™ 🦷

The Student Activities Fair is a great time to get any last-minute questions answered before submitting your cabinet application! Ask about the benefits of Tufts ASDA for ALL members -we are all ASDA members 😊 Tufts ASDA Reps and our Cabinet Members will be there today handing out some Candies & Chocolates! Scan our QR code at our booth to win ASDA T-shirt giveaways! See you there! #bewellasda #dentalstudents #tuftsasda

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You are invited to attend an upcoming District 1 ASDA Event: Dental Business Boot Camp sponsored by next Saturday, Oct 16th at Boston Seaport District!

Please see flyer for details. RSVP through the link in our bio by Oct 11th if you are interested in going to this event! See you there! πŸ₯Ύ ⛺️ #tuftsasda #pacificdental

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’†π’†π’Œβ€™π’” 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑢 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’†π’†π’Œ, π‘«π’Šπ’‚π’π’‚ 𝑨𝒃𝒅𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒉!

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? I love the welcoming community, diversity, and overall positive vibes at TUSDM. It’s also nice to walk down the street and quickly spot my D24 classmates blocks away, thanks to our vibrant royal blue scrubs! My favorite thing is to wander around different neighborhoods in Boston. Strolling down brownstone streets, daydreaming, and finding new places to get coffee and treats is the best!

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? Fun Facts: I’ve never been the biggest fan of Halloween… The first time I went trick-or-treating at 3-years-old, a spooky house traumatized me so much that I refused to go trick-or-treating ever again.
Also, although I look like I’m thriving while kayaking in this photo, I kept crashing into a wall multiple times before. Quite the struggle, but still a fun time! Highly recommend kayaking in the Charles River if you haven’t yet! πŸ™‚


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Welcome to the official page of the Tufts Global Health Student Association!!🌎

β€’Our mission is to educate the TUSDM community about issues surrounding global health. Whether it be mission trips, health education, or even everyday conversations, our purpose is to inform and inspire members of TUSDM to approach global health with the principles of sustainability and cultural sensitivity we hold dear.

β€’Make sure to follow If you're interested in developing a more international perspective on dentistry or finding ways to get involved, travel and serve✨

#tusdm #tuftsdental

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Our Tufts ASDA Reps finalized the details to our In-Person Cabinet Leadership Retreat tomorrow with!!! We are so stoked to bond with our Cabinet and further develop our leadership skills! 🍎 🍏 🍻 🌳 🌲 #fallretreat #tuftsasda

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’†π’†π’Œβ€™π’” 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑢 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’†π’†π’Œ, π‘»π’‚π’•π’Šπ’‚π’π’‚ 𝑺𝒐𝒍𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒐!

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: Community Service Chair for AAWD; Secretary of AAPHD

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Tufts is the amazing energy the students & faculty embody. I love seeing how passionate my classmates are to pursue dentistry, and how devoted our faculty is to training us to become exceptional dentists! I also love being apart of such a diverse class and having the opportunity to work together and learn from others. I am so grateful to live in a city as magical as Boston. I absolutely LOVE being a city girl. I enjoy getting lost in dreamy neighborhoods, looking at the architecture, and spending my time at the Museum of Fine Arts!

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? Fun Fact –
Gordon Ramsay follows me on Twitter – I am his #1 fan.
A few of my hobbies include sketching, embroidery, traveling, cooking, hosting dinner parties, playing guitar, watching films, and drinking cappuccino’s at all hours of the day! πŸ‘ΌπŸ»

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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Come meet us and check out our canvas site! #agd #tusdm #dentist

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Repost from becoming_drkat πŸ”ƒ
We hope that all of our ASDA Fever and Wellness Month winners/participants loved our mini giveaway and prizes!! Thank you all so much for participating.

These events would not have been as fun without you! #BeWell #ASDAmembers #TuftsASDA 🐘

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’†π’†π’Œβ€™π’” 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑢 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’†π’†π’Œ, π‘ͺπ’‰π’“π’Šπ’”π’•π’Šπ’π’† 𝑳𝒆𝒆!

Hometown: Elkridge, Maryland

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: ASDA District 1 Sustainability and Diversity vice chair, Special Smiles outreach committee

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? I am inspired, supported, and uplifted by the community at Tufts and that has meant a lot to me as I navigate a new chapter of my life in a new city. I feel really lucky to have the resources and opportunities at Tufts to grow into the well-rounded dental providers we all aspire to be. My favorite thing about Boston is the mix of cultures and history that make Boston the unique city that it is.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? Art has always been a part of my life growing up and now it's my favorite way to relax and create space for myself. I also love hiking and spending time outdoors!

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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Keep calm, we’re gonna be doctors🦷❀️ #blackdentists #TUSDM #D25 #ILoveUs #itstheblackexcellenceformeπŸ‘πŸ½

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’†π’†π’Œβ€™π’” 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑢 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’†π’†π’Œ, π‘²π’šπ’π’‚ π‘Ίπ’‚π’Žπ’‘π’”π’π’!

Hometown: Worcester MA

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? My favorite thing about Boston is Fenway Park. I had a chance to get to a baseball game with my Tufts VIP family recently and just had such a blast! Also, the food scene is great here and I look forward to trying many more restaurants! I also really enjoy the Commons. It is so peaceful to just sit and people watch with a cup of coffee.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? My favorite things to do are gardening, baking, and playing with my dog. I love spending time with my family since they are only in Worcester and my friends from school around here. I also love introducing my husband to Boston since he isn’t from here. I haven’t lived in MA for the last 10 years so it has been great to be back!

#RDHtoDMD #RDHb4DMD #nontraditionaldentalstudent #girlgang #dentalschool #futuredentist #womenindentistry #dontgiveup #followyourdreams #youcanhaveitall
#tusdm #dentalcentral

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’†π’†π’Œβ€™π’” 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑢 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’†π’†π’Œ, 𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒉 𝑴𝒂𝒑𝒑!

Hometown: Barbados

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: ADEA predental committee and Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Liaison

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? At Tufts I enjoy being surrounded by supportive, ambitious and understanding individuals, who inspire me to step out of my comfort zone. Amongst the diversity and abundant opportunities, I appreciate the emphasis that TUSDM places on mind and body wellness. It has taught me the importance of a balanced lifestyle. Outside of Tufts, a few of my go to's in Boston are going out to eat with friends, summer activities by the water and last but not least, self-care days at the salon because it's a must as a dental student.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I was born and raised in Barbados and moved to the US when I was 16yrs old. In addition to my culture, I've always enjoyed learning about Spanish culture. During undergrad I chose to minor in Spanish to improve my fluency and I had an amazing experience studying abroad in Madrid.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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#tbt to August 2019, our last Global Service Learning trip to the Dominican Republic. Covid has since shut down these outreach programs but we all remain hopeful that they will eventually be restored. In the meantime, the memories of repairing handpieces with Dr. Theodore will just have to sustain us.
#tufts, #tuftsdental, #tuftsuniversity, #tusdm, #servicetoothers, #globalservicelearning, #dominicanrepublic, #dentist, #dentalservicetrip, #teeth

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𝑴𝒆𝒆𝒕 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’˜π’†π’†π’Œβ€™π’” 𝑱𝑼𝑴𝑩𝑢 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’†π’†π’Œ, 𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒉 𝑩𝒖𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒓!

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Positions of leadership at TUSDM: Secretary/Treasurer of the LDS Academy of Dentists
Liaison for OMF Radiology

Favorite thing(s) about Tufts and/or Boston? Living in Boston has been such a great adventure to explore the rich history of the area, and the amazing landscapes, lakes, rivers and beaches. Being able to go to Tufts and have my name associated with such a tradition of excellence is a real treat. I love how they are training us not only to be great Dentists, but great people and leaders in the community.

Fun Fact(s) about yourself and/or hobbies? I really enjoy running, cycling, playing baseball, or really any kind of outdoor sports. I enjoy singing and playing the piano, but my favorite thing is being able to do all of those things with my wife and daughters. That’s true happiness.

#tusdm #dentalcentral

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