GSDM Students Provide Dental Care in Panama

March 24, 2015 in Archives, Community

On January 15, 2015, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students Christopher Chan and Raman Samra (both DMD 15) traveled to Penonomé, Panama, to provide dental care. The trip was sponsored by North East Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (NEVOSH), a Rhode Island based organization dedicated to providing health care to those in need around  the world. In addition to the dental and optometry volunteers, many other medical professionals and students comprised the NEVOSH group. Along… More

GSDM Students Provide Dental Care in Nicaragua

March 17, 2015 in Archives, Community

From February 9–18, 2015, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) DMD 15 students Michelle DaRocha, Stephanie Leung, and Keely Matheson traveled to Esteli, Nicaragua to bring dental care to low-income families in the area. Surrounded by the forested mountains in the North Central Highlands, the country’s third largest city was the site of their international externship, completed in partnership with the non-profit Superemos. Since 1999, the organization has been dedicated to providing Esteli-based education and training programs for… More

Notre Dame Educational Center Dental Health Fair Welcomes GSDM Volunteers

March 10, 2015 in Archives, Community

On Thursday, Feb 26, 2015, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students volunteered at the Notre Dame Educational Center (NDEC) Dental Health Fair. Co-chairs of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Ingy Alhelawe DMD 15 and Lana Le DMD 16 organized the event in collaboration with Oral Health Promotion Director Ms. Kathy Lituri and the School’s Office of Global and Population Health (GPH). At an educational table with posters promoting oral health, GSDM students provided information and answers… More

International Externship Takes GSDM Students to Guatemala

March 3, 2015 in Community, Uncategorized

From January 8–19 and 15–26, 2015, two groups of students and faculty from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) travelled to Poptún, Guatemala. Set in the rural foothills of the Maya Mountains, this small agricultural town was the location of their international elective externship trip, directed by the non-profit organization Liga International. Also known as “The Flying Doctors of Mercy”, the organization brings volunteers to impoverished areas, such as Poptún, to provide free health care to… More

Tet in Boston Festival Welcomes GSDM Volunteers

February 24, 2015 in Archives, Community

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students volunteered at the annual Tet in Boston, a Vietnamese New Year festival organized by the Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts and New England Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association. Held at the colorfully decorated Carson Place (inside the Boston Teachers Union Hall) in Dorchester, the event drew thousands of people of all ages who enjoyed family-friendly activities, delicious food and a concert. For more than a decade, GSDM’s Asian Dental Student Organization… More

GSDM Exhibits at 40th Annual Yankee Dental Congress

February 19, 2015 in Archives, Community

From January 28 to February 1, 2015, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was abuzz with visitors to the 40th annual Yankee Dental Congress (YDC), the largest dental meeting in New England. The convention drew nearly 27,000 dental professionals from around the country, and featured more than 300 dental continuing education courses, lectures and events. Representatives of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) joined the more than 450 exhibitors in the center which showcased the latest… More

Students Promote Awareness of HIV Oral Health Issues at Yankee Dental Congress

February 19, 2015 in Archives, Community

From January 29 to January 31, 2015, students from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) volunteered at the HIV Dental Work Group booth at the 2015 Yankee Dental Congress (YDC). They joined students from Boston-area dental and dental hygiene schools as well as staff from GSDM and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to provide information to visitors about HIV and oral health. The HIV Dental Work Group is part of the BPHC AIDS/HIV Ombudsperson Program,… More

Healing Our Community Collaborative Welcomes GSDM Volunteers

February 3, 2015 in Archives, Community

On Monday, January 12, members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine community volunteered at the Women, Oral Health, HIV Connection event sponsored by Healing Our Community Collaborative (HOCC): Programs for Women, by Women, about Women. Located at Old South Church on Boylston Street, HOCC is non-profit organization for women infected with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Through ongoing HIV health education and prevention programming, HOCC strives to help eliminate health disparities among women… More

Women to Women Program Serves the Women of Rosie’s Place

February 3, 2015 in Archives, Community

Every month, students from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) join together at Rosie’s Place, a women’s sanctuary in the South End, to volunteer their time by providing oral health screenings for women in need through a program called Women to Women. Their efforts are the fruit of a collaboration between the GSDM chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), the Division of Community Health Programs, and the Wellness Clinic at Rosie’s Place. Volunteers… More

GSDM Students Visit Crispus Attucks Children’s Center

February 3, 2015 in Archives, Community

On December 9–11, 2014, Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and 12 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students visited the Crispus Attucks Children’s Center in Dorchester, as part of the school-based dental outreach program.  Throughout the three days, the team of volunteers went into six classrooms of children ages three to six years old. During the visits, all of the children participated in circle time where the GSDM students engaged them in age-appropriate, hands-on dental… More

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