Alumni Celebrate GSDM’s 50th Anniversary at AAP Annual Meeting

October 22, 2013

(l-r) Dr. Serge Dibart, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, and Dr. Cataldo Leone

(l-r) Dr. Serge Dibart, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, and Dr. Cataldo Leone

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) hosted an alumni reception at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia on Monday, September 30, 2013. This gathering is held every year during the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Annual Meeting. Around 60 alumni attended the reception.

“There was a nice mix of GSDM alumni from different years and generations,” said Chair of Periodontology and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics Dr. Serge Dibart.

Dr. Dibart spoke about the upcoming Gerald M. Kramer Symposium on Periodontology taking place on Thursday, October 24, in the Keefer Auditorium. He is serving as Symposium host.

Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter took a moment to recognize Dr. Dibart, who was attending the AAP Annual Meeting in his third year as the GSDM Chair of Periodontology, and asked for a moment of silence for the late Dr. Oreste Zanni, who passed away tragically in July. Dr. Zanni was a Clinical Associate Professor and Clinic Director in the Department of Periodontology.

Dean Hutter provided updates on The Campaign for Boston University: Choose to Be Great and the Applied Strategic Plan, including recent progress on plans for a new School facility.

“It is truly an honor and a privilege for me to serve as the Dean of our Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine,” said Dean Hutter. “Kathleen and I, along with the Development & Alumni Relations office, look forward to working with each and every one of you as we go forward in our fundraising campaign. Together, we can realize our vision for the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine to be the premier center of excellence in oral health education, research, and patient care in this nation.”

Dean Hutter closed his remarks by presenting a video celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the School.

Photos from the reception are available on Facebook and Flickr.

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