GSDM Shows Its Holiday Spirit at the 2016 Christmas in the City

January 10, 2017 in Archives, Community

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, 41 members of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community volunteered at the annual Christmas in the City event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This was the 28th annual holiday fete, which began as a small event for mothers and children in Boston area homeless shelters, but has now grown to over 5,000 attendees with 3,000 volunteers. This year’s Christmas in the City event featured a banquet, live entertainment, Santa,… More

Students Give Back at the Wang YMCA Holiday Party

December 13, 2016 in Archives, Community

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, six students and residents from the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s (GSDM) Asian Dental Student Organization (ADSO) volunteered at the Wang YMCA Holiday Party for children. This event is an annual Holiday party full of festivities for children and their families. For the last eight years, GSDM students have volunteered at this event, beginning with the Vietnamese Student Dental Association (VSDA) and more recently ASDO. Led by ADSO Officers Harry Lee DMD 19… More

GSDM Gives Kids a Smile

December 13, 2016 in Archives, Community, School News

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, 31 children from 19 families received extraordinary preventive and/or restorative dental services from 10 Pediatric Dentistry residents and four AEGD residents at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) during Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS). Over $7,000 of free dental care in the form of exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays, sealants, and fillings was provided. Many of the families voiced that they will be back and will strive to make the Pediatric… More

Oral and Maxillofacial Department Featured in BU Today, New Video Project

November 8, 2016 in Archives, Community

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), is finding itself in the spotlight, thanks in large part to Department Chair Dr. Pushkar Mehra DMD 95 MAXO 99, and some life-altering surgical procedures. The treatment of three patients has been featured in BU Today, and will be in a video series developed by the GSDM Office of Communications. In BU Today, Dr. Mehra and his team performed a cutting-edge TMJ surgery… More

GSDM participates in Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness

November 1, 2016 in Archives, Community, Research

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) joined forces with the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) for the 10th Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Boston. Students, faculty, and staff from GSDM participated in the 5K walk to raise oral cancer awareness and promote early detection as well as to celebrate survivors and remember those who have passed away. The Boston University team was organized by the Oral… More

Three Pediatric Department Residents Participate in Oral Health & Hygiene Project in Ethiopia

October 18, 2016 in Archives, Community

Drs. Vani Takiar PEDO 17, Dina Ghaly-Habib PEDO 17, and Norma Herrera PEDO 17 travelled to Ethiopia to evaluate the feasibility of implementing an oral health education (OHE) program for primary school children in rural areas of the country. The three Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) residents were part of The Oral Health and Hygiene Project, a subset of the Millennium Villages Project organized by the United Nations Development Program, Columbia University, and GlaxoSmithKline. The project took… More

Muslim Student Association Hosts Eid Celebration

October 3, 2016 in Archives, Community, School News

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, some 70 members of both the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) communities gathered together for a special Eid Dinner. The event was sponsored and hosted by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) in the Hiebert Lounge at BUSM. This Eid Dinner was held to celebrate Eid Al-Adha, which means “Celebration of Sacrifice.” This also coincided with the conclusion of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca… More

GSDM Community Tops 2015 Donation Totals During Giving Day 2016

May 4, 2016 in Community, People

On April 6, 2016, Giving Day 2016, a total of 324 members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine community combined to donate approximately $60,000 to the School, placing GSDM fourth out of the 17 schools and colleges of Boston University for number of donors during Giving Day 2016. GSDM topped its 2015 Giving Day totals for both number of donors and amount of money raised. During Giving Day 2015, on April 8, 2015, GSDM raised… More

GSDM Teams up With Tufts and Harvard to Combat Opioid Crisis

April 26, 2016 in Community, School News, Uncategorized

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced at a press conference on Thursday, February 11, 2016, that Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) will be working with Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine—in coordination with the Massachusetts Dental Society—to implement a first-in-the-nation set of dental education core competencies to prevent and manage prescription drug misuse and abuse. Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter stood behind the governor in support with Dean Bruce Donoff… More

GSDM Celebrates Five Years of Monthly Volunteering at Rosie’s Place

March 24, 2016 in Community

Five years ago, in March of 2011, GSDM students in the School’s chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), in coordination with GSDM Oral Health Promotion, created a program called “Woman to Woman,” in which GSDM students would visit Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for homeless women in the South End, every month to provide oral health screenings and other support services. In March of 2016, GSDM students made their nearly sixtieth trip to Rosie’s Place, marking five years… More

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