Aaron Mertz DMD 16 Publishes Findings on the Perception of Community Water Fluoridation in Social Media and on the Internet

September 16, 2014 in Archives, School News

Aaron Mertz DMD 16 is the lead author of a paper titled “Community Water Fluoridation on the Internet and Social Media,” which was published in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society. The article is co-authored by Dr. Myron Allukian Jr., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research. Dr. Allukian is President of the Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health and Past President of the American Public Health Association. Over the... More

GSDM Alpha Omegas Team Up with Tufts for 9th Annual Fenway Tooth Day

September 16, 2014 in Archives, Community

For the ninth year in a row, the Alpha Omega chapters from GSDM and TUSDM provided free dental and oral cancer screenings to fans coming into Fenway Park from 5:30 to 8 that evening. Fans also walked away with free toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, as well as educational pamphlets on oral cancer. “This event was a huge success,” said Group Practice Leader Dr. David Dano. “Alpha Omega students, faculty, and dentists from the Boston area demonstrated once again their motivation, commitment, More

Hello! Goodbye! Endodontics Program Celebrates its Incoming and Outgoing Residents

September 16, 2014 in Archives, School News

Hello! Goodbye! The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics opened the year with a joint hello/goodbye party celebrating the new Endodontic residents and honoring the graduating residents. The event was held in the Student Village 1 ballroom overlooking the Charles River on Thursday, June 26, 2014. It was hosted by Dr. Sami Chogle, Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics and the GSDM Endodontic Alumni Association. This was the... More

GSDM Continues Partnership with Allston Brighton APAC to Improve Oral Health for Local Preschoolers

September 16, 2014 in Archives, Community

On July 9, 2014, Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri was joined by volunteers Margi Chan DMD 16 and Ellen Yang (pre-dental) to spend the day giving interactive dental hygiene lessons to over 70 preschoolers in the Allston Brighton area. The volunteers visited four classrooms and two sites. At both Fidelis Way Child Care and Rivendell Child Care Centers, kids learned how to take care of their teeth and the importance of oral hygiene. There were three main components to the... More

BU ASDA Chapter Wins Big at 2014 Annual Session; Next Up in Boston 2015: Ideal Chapter Award

September 9, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, School News

It was a standout year for the Boston University chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at the 2014 ASDA Annual Session in Anaheim, California, February 26–March 1, 2014. The BU chapter put forward two resolutions (one of which is now part of National ASDA policy) and won 3 out of 33 ASDA awards, ranking fourth overall among the 65 US dental schools. The following students represented Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at the 2014 ASDA... More

APEX Students Give Oral Presentations on Dental Research

September 9, 2014 in Archives, Research

On August 15, 2014, DMD 17 students presented their research to an audience of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) faculty and fellow students as a part of their APEX (Applied Professional Experience) rotation. The outstanding APEX presentations explored a variety of topics and allowed for students and faculty to engage in a conversation about the challenges of dental research. The APEX program is a unique learning opportunity offered by GSDM which integrates classroom learning with hands-on... More

AEGD and PGOE Residents Honored at Graduation Reception

September 3, 2014 in Alumni, Archives

Clinical Professor and Director of the Dental Health Center and Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program Dr. John Ictech-Cassis and Professor and Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials Dr. Dan Nathanson hosted a graduation reception in honor of the 2014 graduates of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in General Dentistry (AEGD) and Post Graduate Operative and Esthetic Program (PGOE). The event was held at the Student Village on Saturday, June 21, 2014. At the reception, Dr. Cassis said, More

Coffee Drinkers—Your Gums May Thank You

September 3, 2014 in Archives, Research

Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does coffee, then, help fight gum disease? That is the question researchers at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine explored in a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Periodontology. Lead author and 2014 DMD graduate Nathan Ng said, “We found that coffee consumption did not have an adverse effect on periodontal health, and, instead, may have protective effects against periodontal disease.” Additional study authors were Drs. Raul Garcia and... More

Practice Leaders and Students Cook Up Care at Rosie’s Place with Alpha Omega

September 3, 2014 in Archives, Community

On July 2, 2014, volunteers from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) prepared and served meals to more than 100 women and children at Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women. The volunteer effort was sponsored by the BU chapter of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO) and organized by the chapter’s Co-presidents Izzy Korobkin DMD 16 and Jessica Finkielsztein DMD 16 with AO Event Coordinator Tommy Lee DMD 15. The volunteers included: Sana... More

2014 Paul Ambrose Scholar Matt Mara DMD 16 Seeks Stronger Interprofessional Ties to Enhance Community Health

August 26, 2014 in Archives, Research, School News

Matt Mara DMD 16 attended a Student Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC, June 20–22, 2014, as a 2014 Paul Ambrose Scholar with 39 other scholar students from a range of health professions. As a Paul Ambrose Scholar, Mara is developing and implementing a community-focused project that touches on some of the high-priority health issues in the U.S. population highlighted in the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators developed by the Department of Health & Human Service. The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program... More