Impressions Day Delivers Prep and Preview for Pre-dental Students

April 8, 2014 in Community, School News

Seventy-three dental student hopefuls spent Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) learning from current students, staff, and faculty how to turn their dental career hopes to reality. Impressions Day—a flagship event for Student National Dental Association (SNDA) chapters nationwide—was organized by GSDM’s SNDA chapter along with the School’s American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) chapters. There were nearly twice as many visiting students as there were… More

Volunteers Teach Preschoolers Lifelong Health Lessons

April 1, 2014 in Archives, Community

Kenia Rodriguez DMD 14 knows firsthand how impressionable preschoolers are—her earliest memory is from her own experience as a preschooler, where she remembers learning to wash her hands. Rodriguez, President of the BU chapter of the Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA), recently had the opportunity to create her own lasting impressions on children at the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) Preschool in Boston’s South End. Rodriguez, along with Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and pre-dental students Shenell Howard and… More

Kathleen Held First Dental Assistant Appointed to Mass Dental Licensing Board

March 25, 2014 in Archives, Community, Legislative News, People

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick appointed Kathleen Held to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) January 21, 2014. The assignment marks the first time a dental assistant has been made a voting member of the Board. Dental assistants could previously serve as non-voting members, or advisors to BORID. As the push continues to have dental assistants in Massachusetts register with BORID, the Board chose to add a voting position for a dental assistant. Held is Director, Global Initiatives, Global & Population… More

An Eye-opening Volunteer Experience in Panama for DMD 14 Students Roahen and Yip

March 25, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, Community

David Roahen DMD 14 and Alanna Yip DMD 14 traveled to Panama from January 17 to 24, 2014, on an externship to provide much needed oral health care to people in the town of Pedasí. The trip was organized by Northeast Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (NEVOSH), an organization which has expanded its original focus of providing vision care to those who cannot afford or obtain it to treat an array of health conditions in its Central America clinics. The… More

Role Model Matt Mara DMD 16 Delivers Oral Health Education to Underserved in Mississippi

March 19, 2014 in Archives, Community, People

When Matt Mara DMD 16 had last been in the Hollandale School District of Hollandale, Mississippi, as a Teach For America Corps middle and high school science teacher in 2010, most of his students looked up to him both literally and figuratively. When Mara returned in January 2014, as a Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) student, to deliver oral health care lessons and to conduct field research for his Intensive Research Elective Course (IREC), he… More

GSDM Celebrates Vietnamese New Year at Tet in Boston

February 25, 2014 in Archives, Community

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students volunteered at the annual Tet in Boston festival at Carson Place-Boston Teacher’s Union in Dorchester. Around 1,700 people attended the event. Tet in Boston is an annual Vietnamese New Year Festival organized by the Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts and the Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association. The Asian Dental Student Organization (ADSO) at GSDM participated in collaboration with students from the Tufts Asian Dental Association. Jing… More

Dentists Turned Chefs for a Night

February 11, 2014 in Archives, Community

Group Practice Leaders Drs. David Dano and Eleni Kanasi with two students from Group Practice 8, Amrita Patel DMD 15 and Himanshu Shah DMD 15, joined the Massachusetts Dental Society Boston Collaborative Group (BCG) to cook and serve dinner for 150 women and children at Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women located in Boston’s South End on December 9, 2013. This marked the second year the BCG invited the dental community to give back by “cooking for… More

GSDM Volunteers Bring Holiday Cheer to Christmas in the City

February 4, 2014 in Archives, Community

On December 22, 2013, members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community volunteered at Christmas in the City (CITC). They joined thousands of others at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for this annual event for mothers and children living in Boston area homeless shelters. CITC is a lively party with a banquet, live entertainment, and a “Winter Wonderland” with games, rides, a petting zoo, and other activities for children. Each child receives a… More

ADSO’s Holiday Wish for Happy, Healthy Smiles in Chinatown

January 14, 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 (GPH), sustained a holiday tradition by participating in the Wang YMCA Holiday Party in Chinatown on December 8, 2013. More than 700 members of the community attended the holiday party, which was held in the Wang YMCA gymnasium—transformed for the day into a winter wonderland with holiday decorations, wrapped gifts, balloons, and a Christmas tree. ADSO Community… More

Steve Perlman PEDO 76 Wins Holyoke Award

December 24, 2013 in Alumni, Archives, Community

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Steven P. Perlman PEDO 76, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, became the first dentist to receive the E. Augustus Holyoke, MD, Award in its 20-year history. Each year, the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) chooses a peer-nominated winner from its many exceptional healthcare professionals. Dr. Perlman received the Holyoke Award for his dedication to improving the lives of children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. President of NSMC Medical Staff Dr. Michael Goldstein presented… More