Student Spotlight: Victoria Chang DMD 23 selected as a Paul Ambrose Scholar

By Shannon BroderickApril 27th, 2021in People, School News

With classes moved online and many extracurriculars canceled or modified because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria Chang DMD 23 found herself itching to do something more.  “I felt like there was a greater need for outreach—simultaneously, I felt limited in my capacity,” Chang said.  However, by being selected as a 2021 Paul Ambrose Scholar, Chang has found a way to give back.  Chang is one of 40 health profession students nationwide selected for the program, which support students to implement a community-based project... More

Chelsea School Dental Center re-opens after eight-month closure due to pandemic restrictions

By Shannon BroderickApril 27th, 2021

On a recent Tuesday at Williams Middle School in Chelsea, Massachusetts, two Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) faculty members were tucked away in a room with green-blue cabinets and a bulletin board covered in posters and flyers, hard at work in the Chelsea School Dental Center.  A young patient reclined on the chair in the center of the room while Dr. Martin Ugarte-Chavez carefully examined the patient’s mouth. Dr. Lina Benslimane sat nearby, jotting down notes... More

GSDM faculty appointed president, president-elect of Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association 

By Shannon BroderickApril 27th, 2021in People

When Ana Keohane DMD 16 first joined the Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association (MHDA), she was a dental assistant new to the United States. Eighteen years later, Keohane, a clinical assistant professor and group practice leader at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, is serving a one-year term as president of the MHDA.  “I was very honored and humbled, because they trust me as a leader—as their president,” Keohane said. “I know it’s a big responsibility, but I think... More

GSDM students give back to local community  

While volunteering in-person is not currently an option, students at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) have still found creative ways to give back to the local community.  From October 2020 to February 2021, over 40 students took part in “virtual volunteering” at several Boston-area organizations, doing everything from donating desserts to crocheting teddy bears to helping to put together hygiene kits.  Many students volunteered on their own or in small groups, while others volunteered through their... More

Meet the Dean Ad Interim: A Q&A with Cataldo Leone, DMD

Cataldo Leone, DMD, was appointed dean ad interim of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Leone joined the GSDM faculty in 1999 as an associate professor of periodontology and oral biology and was promoted to professor in 2006. He has been serving as the associate dean of academic affairs since 2008. Can you explain a little bit about your role at GSDM prior to becoming dean ad interim?  I sometimes find it hard to... More

GSDM alumna pens dental-themed children’s book 

What do Mo the Mirror, Sanjay the Scaler, Polly the Polisher, and Ellie the Tooth Explorer have in common? They’re all characters in a children’s book, “Tooth Troopers,” written by Emily Foldes DMD 17 to help familiarize young patients with the instruments used during a routine dental check-up. “I’m a general dentist, but I see a lot of kids in my practice,” said Foldes, who practices in Whitby, Ontario. “I started noticing some patterns; kids would get a little nervous when... More

GSDM faculty member to become youngest president in Massachusetts Dental Society history

Dr. Meredith Bailey will make history this July when she becomes the youngest president in the history of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and the first who will serve a two-year term. Bailey, clinical instructor in the Department of General Dentistry and a group practice leader at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), was sworn in as president during the 157th MDS House of Delegates session on January 27, 2021, and will officially begin her term... More

GSDM community mourns the passing of Dr. David Russell

The GSDM community is mourning the passing of Assistant Dean for Admissions Dr. David Russell, a kind and loving Renaissance man who lost his battle with cancer on January 9, 2020. He was 63. “Over the course of his career, David influenced the lives and careers of countless dental students, and was a supportive friend and colleague to all who knew him,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. “He had an incredible presence, and will be deeply missed.” The son of the late... More

GSDM stands out at first-ever virtual Yankee Dental Congress 

By Shannon BroderickFebruary 2nd, 2021in School News

The 2021 Yankee Dental Congress may have looked a little different this year, but members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) still found a way to show up and stand out—albeit in a new format.   Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Yankee Dental Congress was an all-digital experience, held on a virtual platform.  “While I am disappointed that we cannot meet in person this year, I am certainly glad that we... More

Second Act: GSDM alumnus starts educational non-profit after retiring from endodontics

By Shannon BroderickFebruary 2nd, 2021

Bob Rosenberg ENDO 75 always knew that he wanted to teach. He even extended his time at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) by a year to teach in the predoctoral program before moving to San Francisco, where he taught part-time at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry for several years.  “I loved teaching and being with students—imparting, hopefully, some knowledge and experience,” said Rosenberg, who still lives in the Bay Area.  But when... More