GSDM community gathers for fall alumni receptions and meetings

As the leaves began to change this fall, members of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community gathered in cities across the country for a series of alumni receptions and meetings.

“I am always happy to see alumni attending our receptions,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. ”Events like these offer the opportunity for our graduates to connect, with both the school and with other members of the GSDM community.”

Below are some highlights from the many events attended by GSDM alumni, faculty, staff, students and residents:

AEGD/PGOE Alumni Dinner and Continuing Education Course

Almost 100 members of the GSDM community gathered on November 8, 2019, for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and Postgraduate Operative and Esthetic Dentistry (PGOE) Alumni Dinner and Continuing Education Course, held in the Trustee Ballroom in the Rafik B. Hariri building on the Charles River Campus (CRC).

The event offered an opportunity for socializing and learning. The night kicked off with a cocktail reception, during which attendees had the opportunity to catch up with classmates, colleagues, and friends. After socializing, guests were welcomed into the ballroom for dinner and the continuing-education portion of the evening.

John Ictech-Cassis, clinical professor of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials, clinical director, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Program in Operative Dentistry and Advanced Graduate Study Program in Digital Dentistry and director, Dental Health Center at 635 Albany Street, welcomed the attendees to the program and introduced Yong-Han Koo DDS, the keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Koo’s presentation, entitled “Digitally Guided Full-Arch Immediate Reconstruction: Current State & Future Concepts,” focused on the new innovations in the digital workflow for full guided, full-arch treatment.Participants learned to understand the key determining factors for long-term success criteria, utilize an efficient, modular full-arch digital workflow for precise execution in complex atrophic edentulous cases, and identify various sources of complications and their management.

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2019 Endodontic Alumni Association Fall Meeting

Faculty, staff, residents, alumni and guests of the GSDM Department of Endodontics came from all corners of the country in early October to meet in Burlington, Vermont, for the 2019 Endodontic Alumni Association Fall Meeting.

The four-day meeting, held from October 2-5, 2019, kicked off with a welcome reception in the Juniper Hall in Hotel Vermont. Over the course of the following three days, attendees participated in lectures and presentations of clinical cases. They also had some fun, cruising on Lake Champlain for a dinner cruise, taking a gondola ride to the top of Mt. Mansfield, shopping in the village of Stowe, and touring the Trapp Family Lodge.

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American College of Prosthodontists Annual Session

GSDM students, faculty, residents, alumni and friends gathered for an (extra spooky!) alumni reception on October 31, 2019, during the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Annual Session in Miami, Florida.

The reception was held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Approximately 50 guests attended the event, which was hosted by Dr. Dan Nathanson, professor and chair, Department of Restorative Sciences and Biomaterials, and Dr. Hiroshi Hirayama, clinical professor and director, Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.

During the annual session’s Digital Poster Session, 11 residents and one predoctoral student from GSDM presented their research on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from “Low Temperature Degradation of Various Translucent Zirconias” to “A Novel Technique for Digitally Duplicating Mandibular Dentures.” The 12 participants were mentored by Dr. Dayana Escobar, clinical assistant professor of General Dentistry, and Dr. Hesham Nouh, clinical professor of General Dentistry, director, predoctoral Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry.

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American Association of Periodontology Annual Meeting

Members of the GSDM community headed west—midwest, to be exact—for the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, from November 2-5, 2019. During the meeting, about 20 alumni, faculty, residents and students gathered for an alumni reception, which was hosted by Dr. Serge Dibart, professor and chair of Periodontology, and director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on November 3, 2019.

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