GSDM Muslim Student Association Organizes First Healthy Smile, Healthy You Event

December 16, 2014 in Community, Uncategorized

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Muslim Student Association (MSA), in collaboration with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), organized the first Healthy Smile, Healthy You event for the local community. Located in Roxbury, Massachusetts and built in 2002, the ISBCC is the largest Islamic center in New England, and the second largest on the East Coast. The 70,000 square foot structure is not just a mosque, but… More

An Interactive Lesson Plan—Oral Health Promotion at the School of Peace

December 16, 2014 in Community, Uncategorized

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) pre-doctoral students Margi Chan DMD 16 and Destinee Ingrao DMD 15 spent the morning at the Community of Sant’Egidio School of Peace in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts talking to children about oral health and the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The visit to the School of Peace was a first for GSDM. Pre-doctoral student Margi Chan is a regular volunteer at the Community of Sant’Egidio, and… More

GSDM Students Promote Oral Health at Suffolk University Annual Health and Wellness Fair

December 9, 2014 in Archives, Community

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) volunteers, with Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri, led oral health promotion activities at the Suffolk University Annual Health and Wellness Fair. The Health and Wellness Fair is an opportunity for GSDM students and volunteers to provide valuable oral health related information to Suffolk University students, faculty, and staff. It also allows Suffolk University students to increase their awareness of healthy lifestyle choices, behaviors, and… More

Oral Health Promotion through Puppets and Song

December 9, 2014 in Archives, Community

On September 15 and 16, 2014, pre-doctoral students from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) joined Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri for two days of dental outreach at Nurtury, a preschool-based program serving infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. Students worked with the children in small groups and talked to them about the importance of teeth and why they always need to brush them. They engaged the children with the use of puppets and a song… More

Second Annual Staff Forum Halloween Party—A Bewitching Celebration

November 25, 2014 in Archives, Community

Embracing the spirit of Halloween, the Staff Forum at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine hosted the second annual Staff Forum Halloween Party on October 30, 2014. The party provided an opportunity for staff members to gather together, meet new faces, and foster a sense of community between departments. Costume contest co-winner Equipment Technician Roger Reizovic—dressed as a Ghost Buster—protected partygoers by keeping pesky apparitions at bay. Revelers gathered in room 302 for a fun-filled hour… More

GSDM Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand to People with Cognitive Disabilities

November 25, 2014 in Archives, Community

On September 18, 2014, volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) participated in the Bay Cove Human Services annual wellness fair at the Gill Wellness Center in Jamaica Plain. Bay Cove Human Services is a private, non-profit corporation that provides a wide variety of services to individuals and their families who face the challenges of developmental disabilities, aging, mental illness, and drug and alcohol addiction.   The organization holds the wellness fair to improve health… More

GSDM Students & Staff Volunteer at Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

November 25, 2014 in Archives, Community

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Asian Dental Student Organization (ADSO), in collaboration with Global & Population Health  and the Tufts Asian Dental Student Association, participated in the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 13, 2014, from 3–8 p.m. at Townfield Park in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunisolar month, when the night moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest. Due to inclement… 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

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… 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… More

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