The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) hosted a graduation reception on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Venezia Restaurant, in Boston, honoring graduates of the residency program who recently earned their Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS).
Dr. Pushkar Mehra, Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs, and Dr. Andrew Salama, Director of Head and Neck Oncology, Director of Residency Training, and Assistant Professor, presented the Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study to the graduates. Graduates included: OMFS 4th Year Residents Drs. Eric Hoverstad, Olena Norris, and Mariana Velazquez, and from the one-year Internship Program, Drs. Layeeq Ahmed and Amir Yavari.
To the graduates, Dr. Mehra said, “The skills you have acquired are unique and I congratulate you on your accomplishments.” He continued, “The faculty and staff are to be commended for their role in your progress and development. Your work, dedication, and loyalty have made all of us here very proud.”
Patient Coordinator Bruce Perrin, nominated by faculty and managers, received the Employee of the Year Award. Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the Preliminary Internship Program Dr. Timothy Osborn, nominated by residents, earned the Faculty of the Year Award.