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GSDM Volunteers Promote Oral Health at Healthy Baby, Healthy Child Family Celebration

October 21, 2014 in Archives, Community

On Tuesday, August 9, 2014, four Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students volunteered their time to promote oral health and offer dental screenings to families participating in the Healthy Baby/Healthy Child Program at the Stony Brooke Reservation in Hyde Park. The six-week educational program concluded with a celebration that offered a great opportunity for GSDM students to learn more about the oral health of new moms, pregnant women, and children. Furthermore, it allowed GSDM students to interact... More

A Hero in Our Midst—Frank Schiano Honored by the MDS

October 21, 2014 in Alumni, Archives

Dr. Frank Schiano, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine alum (CAS 01, DMD 06, AEGD 07), was recently recognized as a William McKenna Volunteer Hero by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), a statewide organization serving nearly 5,000 member dentists. Dr. Schiano was acknowledged by his peers for substantial contributions to organized dentistry at both the state and local district levels. “I have so many positive experiences volunteering. I... More

GSDM Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand at the MassCARE Health and Fitness Fair

October 21, 2014 in Archives, Community

On August 16, 2014, members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community volunteered at the MassCARE Health and Fitness Fair at the Fesseden School in Newton, Massachusetts. The Health and Fitness Fair serves HIV positive women, children, youth, and their families with a day of fun activities, as well as health and wellness screenings and information. Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri organized GSDM’s participation in the event. Lituri, along with 16 student and faculty... More

Finding a Cure for ALS One Ice Cube at a Time

October 14, 2014 in Archives, School News

Eager onlookers cheered and shouted as pre-doctoral class representatives doused Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter with two massive buckets filled with ice water. Drs. Guarente and Calabrese were soaked right alongside him—and it was all because of Dr. McManama. On August 22, 2014, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Dr. John Guarente, and Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Joseph Calabrese joined together on the patio outside Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) to get buckets... More

Trevor Packer Wins Prize for Poster at CTSI Symposium

October 14, 2014 in Archives, Research

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) hosted its fourth annual symposium titled, “Research on Disparities in Health Care.” This event included a keynote address by Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, an internist and medical oncologist from the University of Chicago, followed by several oral presentations and a poster session. The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) was well represented at the event by numerous faculty and student attendees, as well... More

GSDM Volunteers Provide Oral Health Education and Care at Dominican Health Fair

October 14, 2014 in Archives, Community

On Friday, August 8, 2014, Dr. Corinna Culler, Director of School-Based Programs within the Division of Community Health Programs along with eight  Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) student and staff volunteers promoted oral health awareness and GSDM’s dental services at the Dominican Festival Health Fair at Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain. The Dominican Health Fair is an annual outdoor event open to the public, and this year marked the first time GSDM participated in the community... More

Nothing Personal Intramural Softball Team Repeats, Wins Championship

October 14, 2014 in Archives, People

Christopher Connell DMD 15 is no stranger to intramural championships. Having won championships in flag football, dodgeball, and softball, Connell is building an intramural trophy room to rival the likes of Bill Russell or Michael Jordan. However, Connell’s softball team Nothing Personal winning this summer’s Summer Softball League championship could be his sweetest victory yet. Nothing Personal entered this season as the defending champions of the 2013 title in Summer Softball. Teams looked out for them, hoping to catch them on... More

GSDM Teaches Oral Health Care at Charlesview Summer Celebration/Health Fair

October 14, 2014 in Archives, Community

On August 7, 2014, volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) participated in the Charlesview Summer Celebration/Health Fair at Charlesview Residences in Brighton, Massachusetts. The Charlesview Residences is a 240-unit mix of apartments designed for low and middle income families. The Summer Celebration was targeted at families to promote oral health. Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri organized GSDM’s participation in the fair. Members of the Charlesview community enjoyed catered food and games during the... More

BU Interprofessional Team to Develop Critical Thinking Course with Seed Grant

October 7, 2014 in Archives, Research

“Health professional students come from a background where there’s always a right and wrong answer; it’s always “a,” “b,” “c,” or “d—they are experts at being right,” says Dr. Neal Fleisher, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Director of Pre-doctoral Periodontology at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). “But your patient doesn’t walk in the door wearing four letters, from which you pick what’s wrong with them.” A foundational skill for students of... More

Honduras Leaves a Lasting Impression on Derek Leung DMD 15

October 7, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

When Derek Leung DMD 15 took an externship to Bertin Umanzor, Honduras, with Cape CARES June 19-26, 2014, he didn’t realize the profound impact the service work would have. Leung’s weeklong trip changed the way he viewed his life as a dentist. Leung first learned about the Cape CARES trip at the International Elective Externship Presentation on April 11, 2014, where students talked about their service experiences. Cape CARES, based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, aims to improve the lives of people... More

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