Drs. Sok-Ja Janket and Eleni Kanasi Co-Author Chapter in Newly Published Book on Autoimmunity

January 26, 2015 in Archives, Research, School News

Research Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Sok-Ja Janket and Group Practice Leader and Assistant Professor in the Departments of General Dentistry and Periodontology Dr. Eleni Kanasi contributed a chapter to a new book titled, Infection and Autoimmunity, 2nd Edition, which was published by Elsevier in January 2015. Their chapter titled, “Oral Infections and Autoimmune Diseases,” discusses the potential causal role oral infections may play in triggering the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Highly associated with genetics and oral... More

GSDM Prosthodontic Alumni Gather at Reception in New Orleans

January 26, 2015 in Alumni, Archives, School News

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community gathered at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans for an alumni reception held during the 44th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). The reception was hosted by Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, Professor and Chair in the Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials Dr. Dan Nathanson, and (now former) Professor of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials and Director of... More

BU Dental Students Collect Toys for Tots Donations

January 26, 2015 in Archives, Community

Members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) made the holidays more joyful for Boston’s children in need this past December by collecting and distributing toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation. Organized by the ASDA Community Outreach Committee with help from the ASDA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, students collected 89 new, unwrapped toys for children newborn to age 10. BU ASDA students Baljeet Khaira DMD 17, David Lane... More

Participants Complete Dental Assistant Training Program

January 26, 2015 in Archives, School News

On Friday, November 14, 2014, students in the Dental Assistant Training Program, offered through Continuing Education at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, received Certificates of Completion at a ceremony marking the end of their program. During the nine-week program, the participants learned essential skills required to be part of a dental team such as four-handed dentistry and setting up a patient treatment room. While the first four weeks were devoted to classroom learning, the final five weeks... More

Dr. Shenkin is First ADA Trustee to Receive Fulbright Specialist Program Grant

January 20, 2015 in Alumni, People, Research, Uncategorized

A Shenkin hadn't set foot on Belarussian soil in more than 120 years. The Shenkins left Minsk for the United States and it wouldn't be for generations to come that Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, ADA first vice president, would break the streak. Dr. Shenkin's family left Belarus seeking a better life, but he would return seeking to make life better for Belarusians. Dr. Shenkin, clinical associate professor of health policy, health services research and pediatric dentistry at Boston University, received confirmation Jan. 7... More

Dr. Raul Garcia Elected Vice President of AADR for 2015-2016

January 20, 2015 in People, School News, Uncategorized

On November 5, 2014, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research Dr. Raul Garcia was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Vice President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Dr. Garcia will assume office at the conclusion of the March 11-14, 2015 AADR Annual Meeting in Boston. Dr. Garcia has been an active AADR member since he joined in 1977. He is the... More

Externship Program Takes GSDM Students to Honduras

January 20, 2015 in School News, Uncategorized

This past fall, two Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students embarked on an excursion to San Marcos, a remote village in the mountains of Honduras, to provide dental service to poor communities with limited or no access to oral health care. From October 18-25, 2014, Kali Stewart DMD 15 and Hyunji Kim DMD 15 participated in this externship at a clinic operated by Cape CARES, a non-profit humanitarian organization based in East Orleans, Massachusetts, that’s... More

Reception Celebrates Completion of the First Academic Program Review

January 20, 2015 in School News, Uncategorized

On November 12, 2014, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Cataldo W. Leone held a reception at the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom to celebrate the successful completion of  the first Academic Program Review (APR) of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). APR is a University-wide initiative designed to assess the quality of the educational and research missions of various units. GSDM’s APR process was an intensive year-and-a-half review of the pre-doctoral, More

Fall/Winter Faculty & Staff Meeting

January 13, 2015 in Archives, School News

A meeting of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) faculty and staff was held Monday, December 22, 2014, at the 670 Albany Street Auditorium. The meeting recognized the latest recipient of the Henry M. Goldman Award for Distinguished Service and provided updates on progress toward short and long term goals at the School. Keeping with tradition, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter opened the meeting by inviting each new member of the faculty and staff to introduce themselves... More

Orthodontic Residents Triumph in the Gingerbread House Competition

January 13, 2015 in Archives, School News

Armed with buckets of frosting, food coloring, and seemingly endless bags of candy, participants in the Second Annual Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Gingerbread House Building Competition put away their high-speeds and loupes and picked up their construction tools as they built, frosted and gum-dropped their way to candy-coated houses. The contest was held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, in the GSDM cafeteria preceding the annual GSDM Holiday Party hosted by Dean and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Hutter. The... More