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Coming Home—Alumni Return to GSDM for Alumni Weekend

November 18, 2014 in Alumni, Archives

On the weekend of September 19, 2014, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) welcomed home and celebrated its alumni. Alumni from around the globe journeyed back to Boston for a chance to remember and honor their alma mater. The Dean’s Advisory Board and the GSDM Alumni Board met during the week, and alumna Kathy Jendrasik-Savitsky DMD 94 gave a lunch and learn presentation about CEREC and the use of digital dentistry in her private practice. Afterward, Assistant... More

GSDM Students Travel to Gracias, Honduras, to Provide Dental Care

November 18, 2014 in Archives, Community

This past September, two Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students volunteered their time and talent treating Honduran residents in a very small, remote town called Gracias. During the week of September 13–20, 2014, Stephanie Leung DMD 15 and Thomas Mosley DMD 15 participated in an externship under the guidance of Medical, Eye, and Dental International Care Organization (MEDICO), a nonprofit humanitarian service organization based in Austin, Texas, that has provided comprehensive health care in Central... More

Student Research Group Hosts Second Annual Research Fair

November 18, 2014 in Archives, Research

The Student Research Group (SRG) hosted its second Research Fair on Thursday, October 23, 2014, in room G-701 at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM).The Research Fair is an annual event intended to educate DMD and AS students about the research opportunities available to them should they choose to participate in the APEX (Applied Professional Experience) or IREC (Intensive Research Elective Course) programs available at GSDM. A panel of SRG officers and SRG members shared their personal... More

GSDM Students and Faculty Volunteer at Local Brazilian Independence Day Festival

November 18, 2014 in Archives, Community

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students and faculty volunteered their time at the Brazilian Independence Day Festival at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Herter Park in Boston. Attending the event was an opportunity for GSDM students and faculty to interact with Brazilian families from around the area, learn about Brazilian culture, and to promote oral health. The Festival was hosted by the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS), whose mission... More

GSDM Revives Oral Healthcare at Mattapan Health Revival

November 18, 2014 in Archives, Community

Approximately 20 members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community volunteered at the Mattapan Health Revival on September 6, 2014. Held at the Mattapan Health Center in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, the mission of this event is to improve the quality of life for residents of Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing health care services. Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and Health Policy & Health Services Research Clinical Instructors Drs. Lina Benslimane and Martin Ugarte-Chavez... More

“I love CEREC technology!” Kathy Jendrasik-Savitsky DMD 94 Shares Her Story of Running a Digital Private Dental Practice

November 12, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) is at the forefront of a digital dentistry revolution, and its alumni—present and future—are poised to lead it. Trained at GSDM, Kathy Jendrasik-Savitsky DMD 94 has been practicing digital dentistry in her private practice since 2009. On Thursday, September 18, 2014, she gave a lunch and learn presentation about how she has integrated digital dentistry into her everyday practice and now runs a digital practice. Dr. Jendrasik-Savitsky’s relationship with CEREC began... More

GSDM Research Showcased at Undergraduate Research Symposium

November 12, 2014 in Archives, Research

On October 17, 2014, Boston University hosted its 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom on the Charles River Campus. More than 250 students from across all of Boston University’s 16 schools participated in this event showcasing the various types of ongoing research at the University on both the Charles River and the Medical Campuses. This Symposium is hosted by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), which is designed to encourage full-time BU undergraduate students... More

Back to School Jams Promote Healthy Smiles for Boston Youth

November 12, 2014 in Archives, Community

As summer activities wound down and school preparations began, students at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) were busy hosting Back to School Jam events to promote the importance of oral health. This year, GSDM and the Massachusetts Dental Society/Boston Collaborative Group joined forces to participate in two back-to-back Jams, providing dental screenings and distributing health information in an effort to get Boston area kids ready for the new school year. This year, GDSM, alongside the Massachusetts... More

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department Takes to the Harbor to Welcome New Residents and Interns

November 12, 2014 in Archives, School News

On Sunday, August 10, 2014, the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery welcomed its incoming residents and interns to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) with a brunch cruise in the Boston Harbor. Approximately 70 residents, interns, faculty, staff, and alumni were in attendance. Guests began boarding at noon for a three-hour brunch cruise on the Odyssey. They were entertained by live music and views of Boston from the open top deck. The focus of the day... More

Volunteers Contribute to Health and Safety of Boston Youth at Charles Yancey Book Fair

November 12, 2014 in Archives, Community

On August 30, 2014, nine members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community volunteered their time at the 28th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair. This annual event held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center promotes literacy and encourages the love of reading among Boston youth. Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri organized the School’s participation in the Book Fair. GSDM volunteers were divided into two locations: one group obtained bite registrations and... More

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