Two GSDM faculty members— Dr. Eric Mandelbaum and Dr. Manuel Garcia —received academic promotions in their respective departments. Dr. Mandelbaum is in the Department of General Dentistry, and Dr. Garcia is in the Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials.
Dr. Eric Mandelbaum has been promoted from Clinical Instructor to Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry.
Dr. Mandelbaum earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from GSDM in 1988 and subsequently joined the School’s faculty as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Fixed Prosthodontics in the Department of Prosthodontics, a position he held until 1994. Following many years in private practice, and an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor of Fixed Prosthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1992-1996), Dr. Mandelbaum returned to teaching at GSDM in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Mandelbaum was appointed as a Group Practice Leader in the Pre-doctoral Patient Treatment Center in the Department of General Dentistry.
Dr. Mandelbaum will continue his role as a Group Practice Leader in the Pre-doctoral Patient Treatment Center, overseeing the progress of students in his group. He meets daily with his students to discuss progress toward graduation and clinical education. Dr. Mandelbaum is also tasked with meeting with patients to resolve any concerns that may arise regarding their dental care.
Dr. Mandelbaum has devoted countless hours of his time to community service most notably through the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) to provide dental care through their mobile care unit to local children and the elderly. He was elected to participate in the MDS Leadership Institute from 2015-2017 which seeks to foster strategic thinking about emerging institutional and informational needs, examine changing industry expectations, explore new technologies, and cultivate long-range career planning. In 2016, Dr. Mandelbaum traveled to Guatemala with GSDM externship students to provide dental screenings and treatment to hundreds of children and adults who lack access to basic oral healthcare.
Dr. Mandelbaum is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and the West Metropolitan District Dental Society. He is a past member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics.
Dr. Manuel Garcia has been promoted from Clinical Assistant Professor to Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials.
Dr. Garcia was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Universidad Tecnológica de México (Mexico City) in 1983. In 1987, Dr. Garcia earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Prosthodontics from GSDM.
Following his graduation from GSDM, Dr. Garcia worked in private practice in Mexico City until 2002. During this time, Dr. Garcia also held several academic and administrative appointments including: Assistant Professor of General Dentistry, Universidad Intercontinental (Mexico City), 1989-1998; Assistant Professor of General Practice Residency, Universidad Tecnológica de Mexico (1990-1992); Assistant Professor of the Graduate Program in Prosthodontics, Universidad Intercontinental (1992-1998) and Clinic Director, Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico (1995-1998).
In 2002, Dr. Garcia returned to GSDM and was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials, where he teaches in the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics, and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and the Postgraduate Operative and Esthetics programs. Dr. Garcia serves as the Course Director of Literature Review in General Dentistry and also provides direct patient care at the Boston University Dental Health Center at 930 Commonwealth Avenue.