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

Back to School Jams Promote Healthy Smiles for Boston Youth

November 12, 2014 in Archives, Community

As summer activities wound down and school preparations began, students at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) were busy hosting Back to School Jam events to promote the importance of oral health. This year, GSDM and the Massachusetts Dental Society/Boston Collaborative Group joined forces to participate in two back-to-back Jams, providing dental screenings and distributing health information in an effort to get Boston area kids ready for the new school year. This year, GDSM, alongside the… More

Volunteers Contribute to Health and Safety of Boston Youth at Charles Yancey Book Fair

November 12, 2014 in Archives, Community

On August 30, 2014, nine members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community volunteered their time at the 28th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair. This annual event held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center promotes literacy and encourages the love of reading among Boston youth. Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri organized the School’s participation in the Book Fair. GSDM volunteers were divided into two locations: one group obtained bite registrations… More

Homeless Veterans Receive Assistance from GSDM Volunteers at Stand Down

October 28, 2014 in Archives, Community

Massachusetts Stand Down is a community program designed to help homeless veterans, and is hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Held on August 22, 2014, the annual daylong event gives homeless and at-risk veterans a chance to receive food, shelter, clothing, health services, and more. This year, the event was held at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 103 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) were eager to… More

GSDM Volunteers Help Kids Prepare for Kindergarten

October 28, 2014 in Archives, Community

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 34 members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community volunteered their time at the 15th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration. Countdown to Kindergarten is an annual event at the Children’s Museum in Boston for families to learn about all things kindergarten. This was GSDM’s ninth year participating in the event. Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri organized GSDM’s participation in the event. Volunteers provided dental screenings and led oral… More

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

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… 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… More

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