GSDM Volunteers at Mattapan Community Health Center’s Health Revival

December 15, 2015 in Community

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, 18 DMD and AS students and three faculty members from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) volunteered at the Mattapan Community Health Center’s Health Revival event, held outdoors in Mattapan, MA. The volunteers from GSDM set up two areas at the Mattapan Community Health Center’s Health Revival event: one area for adults and one area for children. At these oral health areas, the GSDM volunteers promoted oral health and screened attendees. The… More

Jayesh Patel Presents at the 21st Annual Hinman Symposium

December 8, 2015 in Community, Research, School News

Jayesh Patel DMD 18 represented the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) at the 21st Annual Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee, which took place from October 30 to November 1, 2015. The Hinman Research Symposium is a national meeting that highlights the research of dental and graduate students from schools across the nation. Patel presented his poster, “Kava Treatment Reduced Porphyromonas gingivalis-Induced Alveolar Bone Loss,” on Saturday, October 31. He was mentored in his… More

ASDA Holds Second Annual Multicultural Night

December 8, 2015 in Community, School News

Members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community came together on Monday, November 9, in the Hiebert Lounge to celebrate different cultures and traditions during the second annual Multicultural Night, which was sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of GSDM’s American Student Dental Association (GSDM ASDA). The Multicultural Night allowed members of the GSDM community—including students, faculty and staff—to come together and teach each other about different cultures and traditions. A fusion of… More

Third Healthy Smile, Healthy You Event is a Success

December 1, 2015 in Community, School News

On Friday, November 20, 2015, 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) and GSDM’s Office of Global and Population Health (GPH), organized the third Healthy Smile, Healthy You event for the local community. The aim of the Muslim Student Association at GSDM is to foster a sense of unity among students regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or origin. MSA’s mission is… More

GSDM Volunteers At Brazilian Independence Day Outdoor Festival

November 24, 2015 in Community, Uncategorized

On Sunday, September 13, a group of 14 members of the GSDM community—nine students and five faculty members—volunteered at the Brazilian Independence Day Outdoor Festival at Herter Park in Boston. The GSDM volunteers offered dental screenings and other oral health education to the event’s attendees. The Brazilian Independence Day Outdoor Festival, which began in 1995, brings area residents together to experience Brazilian culture, history and heritage. The event provides people with authentic Brazilian cuisine, musical performances, children’s activities, and educational… More

GSDM Lends A Hand At Massachusetts Stand Down

November 19, 2015 in Community

On August 28, 2015, 29 members of the GSDM community volunteered at Massachusetts Stand Down, an all-day event that provides homeless veterans with a variety of services as well as      a temporary refuge where they can obtain food, shelter, clothing, and health screenings. The GSDM volunteers promoted oral health at the event by offering oral screenings, denture cleaning and labeling, and one-on-one oral hygiene instruction. More than 500 homeless veterans typically attend the annual Massachusetts Stand Down event, which is organized… More

GSDM Community Participates In Eid-al-Adha Dinner

November 3, 2015 in Archives, Community

On October 8, 2015, more than 80 people attended a special Eid-al-Adha Dinner in the Hiebert Lounge at the Boston University School of Medicine. Attendees ranged from members of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center community, along with local Boston families with ties to GSDM. The Eid-al-Adha dinner was sponsored by GSDM’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) and the BUSM Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The attendees of the… More

GSDM Volunteers At MassCARE Health And Fitness Fair

November 3, 2015 in Archives, Community

On Saturday, August 22, 2015, 20 members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community—18 students and two faculty members—came together to volunteer at the annual Massachusetts Community AIDS Resource Enhancement (MassCARE) Health and Fitness Fair, which took place at The Cedardale Center in Groveland. MassCARE is a statewide program that provides access to medical care, social services, and other support services to women and children living with HIV, as well as their affected family… More

GSDM Volunteers Lend A Hand At Countdown To Kindergarten

October 27, 2015 in Archives, Community

On Monday, August 31, 2015, 27 members of the GSDM community volunteered at the Countdown to Kindergarten event at the Boston Children’s Museum. The GSDM volunteers engaged children in dental screening and a variety of oral health activities and lessons. Countdown to Kindergarten is an annual information session and celebration designed for families with children who will soon be entering kindergarten in the Boston Public School system. The organization works to engage children, families, and educators in a citywide effort… More

Staff Forum Nutrition Group Going Strong at GSDM

October 20, 2015 in Archives, Community

Since January 2015, a Staff Forum Nutrition Group at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) has been meeting monthly to talk about nutrition and overall wellness. The group, which was started by Development and Alumni Coordinator Leslie Caiola, has grown from a small gathering of coworkers in the Robinson Building—where Ms. Caiola’s office is located—to a staff-wide organization with more than 20 committed members across the GSDM community. Since the Staff Forum Nutrition Group began… More

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