GSDM Students Volunteer at St. Francis House

July 14, 2015 in Archives, Community

On May 10 and 16, 2015, the Office of Global & Population Health at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), in collaboration with the BU student chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), volunteered to prepare and serve food for those in need at the St. Francis House, a homeless shelter in Boston. For more than 30 years, St. Francis House has welcomed poor and homeless men and women. It provides services, support, and a… More

New Urgent Care Treatment Center at GSDM

July 7, 2015 in Archives

With the incorporation of patient screening into the Group Practice Model, the Department of General Dentistry opened an Urgent Care Patient Treatment Center focused on providing Emergency Services to new patients of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The Urgent Care Patient Treatment Center is located on the first floor of 100 East Newton Street. “As patients now have access to more seamless care in our Group Practice Model—including screening—we took the opportunity to streamline emergency services… More

GSDM Students Collaborate with Rosie’s Place and the Boston Housing Authority to Promote Oral Health

July 7, 2015 in Archives, Community

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students and faculty participated in the Franklin Field Health Fair, a collaborative event between Rosie’s Place and the Boston Housing Authority. The event took place at the Franklin Field Housing Development in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Onsite, students provided participants with dental screenings and handed out oral health information geared to adults, children, the elderly, and disabled. Oral Health Promotion Director Ms. Kathy Lituri said, “The Health… More

SNDA hosts its First Bingo Night

July 7, 2015 in Archives

On April 17, 2015, 27 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM)students, faculty and staff participated in a Bingo Night at Clery’s, a local pub in Boston’s South End. The event was hosted by GSDM’s Student National Dental Association (SNDA), an organization dedicated to advancing underrepresented minority students in dentistry and helping the underserved. The SNDA was unable to host its annual Student and Faculty basketball game, so the group wanted to host another competitive event involving… More

Endodontic Residents Celebrate Their Accomplishments at Reception

June 30, 2015 in Alumni, Archives

On May 14, 2015, residents of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics Class of 2015 at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) celebrated their graduation in the Pavilion Tent at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Massachusetts. They were joined by family, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni of the program. The celebration was hosted by Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics Dr. Sami Chogle, along with the support of the GSDM Endodontic… More

Commencement 2015: An Unforgettable Day and the Start of a New Chapter

June 30, 2015 in Archives, School News

On Friday, May 15, 2015 190 pre-doctoral students and 88 post-doctoral residents received their degrees at the 2015 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Convocation, held at the Walter Brown Arena. Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter began the ceremony by introducing himself and welcoming graduates, family and friends, faculty and staff, alumni, and other distinguished guests.  He then introduced Dean of Marsh Chapel Reverend Dr. Robert Allan Hill, who offered his guidance with an invocation. After the… More

Amanda Alon DMD 18 Named 2015–2016 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

June 30, 2015 in Archives, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) student Amanda Alon DMD 18 was recently named a 2015­–2016 Albert Schweitzer Fellow. Alon is among 16 Boston Fellows and 220 total Fellows across the nation named to the 2015­–2016 class that are working to address social factors that impact health. The Schweitzer Fellowship, named after Dr. Albert Schweitzer, seeks to carry out his mission of serving those in need both locally and around the globe, as well as providing… More

GSDM Students Promote Oral Health at the Martha Eliot Health and Safety Fair

June 30, 2015 in Archives, Community

On Saturday, May 16, 2015 the student chapter of the Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association (MHDA) at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) teamed up with student chapters from Tufts University and Harvard University to promote oral health at the Martha Eliot Health and Safety Fair, which took place at the Boston Children’s Martha Eliot Health Center in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The Safety Fair is an annual traditional Latino Health Fair organized by Tufts University School of… More

Space Science for Bone Biologists

June 23, 2015 in Archives, Research

In May 2015, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific, the last stage of its sixth mission to the International Space Station. Inside, it carried a briefcase-sized metallic container of bone cells that belong to Boston University researcher Paola Divieti Pajevic. The cells, which have experienced the extremely low levels of gravity on the space station, could contain clues about better ways to treat osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss, and also ways to support astronauts on longer missions, such as… More

ADA Foundation Recognizes Jose Abrahantes and Michael Whitcomb

June 23, 2015 in Archives, Awards

The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation recently selected two Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students—Jose Abrahantes DMD 17 and Michael Whitcomb DMD 17—to receive Pre-doctoral Dental Student Scholarships. The ADA Foundation awards 54 education scholarships in 4 categories annually to academically gifted dental students from across the country. To be eligible for consideration, students must attend an accredited dental school full-time and be in the second year of study while maintaining at least a 3.25… More

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