Promotion Announcements

July 29, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

As the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) continues to implement its Applied Strategic Plan (ASP), ongoing efforts are focused on Goal 8; to recruit, develop, and retain excellent and diverse faculty and staff. “Please join me in congratulating your colleagues on their promotions and outstanding efforts on behalf of GSDM,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. The Office of the Dean is pleased to announce the following FY14 staff promotions. Andrew Butler: Mr. Butler is currently a member of... More

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Awarded 22K for Tissue Regeneration Research

July 29, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, Research

Mohamed Jamal Ahmed, ENDO 16, DScD 16, has been awarded a research grant from the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Foundation for his proposal, “Directed Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells into Pulp Regenerating Progenitor.” Dr. Ahmed’s submission was awarded the highest amount of funding in the spring 2014 AAE annual session, an amount totaling $22,000. The AAE Foundation’s mission is to “perpetuate excellence for the specialty of endodontics” through research and education. The AAE Foundation awards research funding to... More

Scholars from Shanghai Visit GSDM in Cultural and Academic Exchange

July 29, 2014 in Archives, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) hosted three scholars from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology (SJTUSS) from June 4 through June 18, 2014. The scholars were Dr. Jian Sun, Associate Professor and Postgraduate Supervisor in the Department of Prosthodontics at SJTUSS, and two SJTUSS Orthodontics residents, Drs. Xin Hua and Xiyang Liu. The visit was part of a Global & Population Health academic and cultural exchange with two institutions in China that began in... More

Dr. Russell Giordano Awarded for Standard Setting Work

July 29, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

The American Dental Association (ADA) presented Dr. Russell Giordano the award for Significant Contributions, Dedication and Commitment to the Voluntary Standards Program for Dental Products at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products (SCDP) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Giordano is Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials and Director of Biomaterials at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Boston... More

McCahan Education Day Highlights a Vibrant Community of Educators at BUMC

July 22, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, School News

A vibrant community of educators was on display at the ninth annual John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day, held Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Hiebert Lounge. The event is an initiative of the Medical Education Committee, supported by Provost and Dean Karen H. Antman, as an opportunity for Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) educators and future educators to consider their teaching ideologies and connect with colleagues. The day is named after Dr. John McCahan, former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1976–2006)... More

Debora Heller PERIO 16 Receives Prestigious Russek Student Achievement Award

July 22, 2014 in Archives, School News

Research Fellow Debora Heller PERIO 16 was honored with a Russek Student Achievement Award at Boston University’s 20th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day. The Russek Award is presented to students who exemplify a strong commitment, not only to research, but also to the academic community. Heller has received extensive recognition for her research over the years on both an institutional and international level. Heller received first prize for her abstract and gave the oral presentation, “The Effect of Serum on... More

Neighboring Schools Visit GSDM

July 22, 2014 in Archives, Community

During May and June, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Global & Population Health welcomed four local elementary schools to explore the field of dentistry. Hundreds of students learned—in GSDM classrooms and the Simulation Learning Center—what it is like to be a dentist. Students heard presentations on oral health and nutrition, took in a lesson on mouth guards, and engaged in interactive activities in the Simulation Learning Center. There, they learned about sealants and dental impressions, dressed up... More

GSDM Serves around the Globe in the Month of April

July 15, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, Community

Throughout April 2014, Boston University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families and friends participated in Global Days of Service, an initiative offering service opportunities to Boston University friends worldwide. At GSDM, Global & Population Health (GPH)and Alumni Relations offered several volunteer opportunities designed specifically for our GSDM family. “I am very pleased to see how many of our community members consistently participate in Global Days of Service,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. “The volunteer opportunities are a great way to... More

Drs. Serge Dibart and Leslie Will Receive Align Technology Award

July 15, 2014 in Archives, Research

Dr. Serge Dibart, Chair and Professor of the Department of Periodontology and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics, and Dr. Leslie Will, Anthony A. Gianelly Chair and Professor of the Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, were recently awarded $25,000 by Align Technology for their research project “Comparison Between Piezocision Assisted Invisalign Treatment and Conventional Invisalign.” The project will investigate the use of piezocision... More

Destinee Ingrao Wins Scholarship with Integrity, Imagination, and Initiative

July 15, 2014 in Archives, School News

The Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy recently honored our student Destinee R. Ingrao DMD 15 with the 2014 Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Award. Destinee received $1,000 to go directly toward tuition and a certificate, which Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Joseph Calabrese, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Cataldo Leone presented to her in a ceremony at the School. Dr. Calabrese said, “The recognition of the Pierre Fauchard Scholarship is a result of Destinee’s hard work... More