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

Annual Dinner Honors 2014 OMFS Grads

August 26, 2014 in Archives, School News

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, More

Sonal Chhanabhai DMD 15 Receives Research Award from the American Association of Women Dentists

August 26, 2014 in Archives, Research, School News

Sonal Chhanabhai DMD 15 has been selected by the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) to receive a Colgate Research Award in recognition of the academic distinction and excellence in research she demonstrated as a student at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). Colgate has partnered with the AAWD for over 30 years to present promising young women dentists with this prestigious award. Chhanabhai was one of ten women selected from among a competitive group... More

Dr. Laura Kaufman Publishes Work on Centenarians, Their Children, and Oral Health

August 19, 2014 in Archives, Research

Could there be a connection between longer life expectancy and good oral health? That is the question Dr. Laura Kaufman, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry, explores in her recent publication, “An Oral Health Study of Centenarians and Children of Centenarians.” The study appears in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Kaufman and her colleagues found a positive relationship may exist between the longer life spans of centenarians (people who live... More

Faculty & Staff Meeting Recognizes Outstanding Staff, Presents Overview of Key Initiatives

August 19, 2014 in Archives, School News

A meeting of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) faculty and staff was held Monday, June 23, 2014, at the 670 Albany Street Auditorium. The meeting recognized outstanding staff members and provided a review of the School’s recent accomplishments and updates on progress toward short and long term goals at GSDM. Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter opened the meeting in the traditional way—by inviting each new member of the faculty and staff to introduce themselves. He then... More

Reunion and Continuing Education Highlights of AEGD and PGOE Dinner

August 19, 2014 in Alumni, Archives

Alumni and guests of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and Post Graduate Operative & Esthetic Dentistry (PGOE) Programs convened for the ninth annual alumni reunion and continuing education dinner in the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom on Friday, June 13, 2014. A total of 116 people attended—including 67 alumni and 14 current residents of AEGD and PGOE. Program Director Dr. John Cassis invited Dr. Georgios E. Romanos to give the continuing education lecture. Dr. Romanos is a Professor of Periodontology and... More

Elective Externship at the Top of the US

August 12, 2014 in Archives, School News

Ryan Pasiewicz DMD 15 spent the final months of his third year of dental education at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in the northern most point in the United States—Barrow, Alaska—on an elective externship through the Indian Health Service (IHS). Despite the forbidding climate, the externship is selective, and it is unusual for a third-year student to be chosen. Pasiewicz braved tundra, near-constant daylight, and snow drifts in the three-mile-wide town of Inupiat Eskimos. He worked at the... More

GSDM Marks Undergraduate Students’ Participation in Research

August 12, 2014 in Archives, Research

On July 25, 2014, Research hosted a small celebration for high school and undergraduate students who participated in research projects at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) this summer. Light refreshments were enjoyed, while students and their faculty mentors were given an opportunity to share their research and learning experiences with one another. Attracting young students who are considering careers in dental research is a priority for the Research Office at GSDM. As a part of this initiative, More

Volunteers Screen Hundreds at Special Olympics Special Smiles 2014

August 12, 2014 in Archives, Community

Volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) participated in the 2014 Healthy Athletes® Special Smiles® initiative at the Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games at Harvard University’s Athletic Complex on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Approximately 140 volunteers from area dental and hygiene schools participated, including: Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Cape Cod Community College, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Middlesex Community College, and Tufts University School... More

School Succeeds in First Academic Program Review

August 5, 2014 in Archives, School News

Faculty collegiality, research, and admissions were some of the areas of greatest success highlighted during Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s first Academic Program Review (APR), which occurred between March and June of this year. The APR includes a self-study report and site visit from internal and external experts. The process results in an improved understanding of the School’s value and contribution to the University. The Office of the Provost at Boston University initiated the APR recently to... More