Category: Legislative News

David Lane DMD 16 Chosen as Top Legislative Liaison

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) awarded BU student David Lane DMD 16 Legislative Liaison of the Year at ASDA National Student Lobby Day 2014, April 7–8, in Washington, D.C. ASDA chooses an honoree from among all Legislative Liaisons in ASDA chapters nationwide. Lane is completing his second term as Legislative Liaison for the ASDA chapter […]

Kathleen Held First Dental Assistant Appointed to Mass Dental Licensing Board

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 […]

FY 13 Promotions Announced

As the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) continues to implement the Applied Strategic Plan (ASP), ongoing efforts are focused on Goal 8, to recruit, develop, and retain excellent and diverse faculty and staff. The Office of the Dean is pleased to announce FY13 staff promotions. “Please join me in congratulating your colleagues […]

Dr. Joseph Boffa Featured in Metrowest Daily News

Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research Dr. Joseph Boffa guest authored an op-ed article, “Don’t sacrifice health to cut deficits,” in the January 18, 2013, issue of the Metrowest Daily News. “Congress must do the right thing,” he says, “in order to preserve some of the programs that actually […]

GSDM Students Hit the Hill

Members of the ASDA Legislative Committee including Derrick Call DMD 12, Dhiren Agrawal DMD 13, Marc Horton DMD 14, and James Lee DMD 14 joined members of the Massachusetts Dental Society to participate in the 2012 Beacon Hill Day. After a morning meeting at the Omni Parker House, the students walked to the State House […]

Students Extend Lobbying Effort North to Maine

Marc Horton DMD 14, David Haluska DMD 12, and Erik Harriman DMD 14 traveled to Augusta, Maine on February 7, to participate in a lobbying event sponsored by the Maine Dental Association (MDA). The students met with officials from the MDA in the afternoon and in the evening they joined member dentists at the MDA’s […]

Students Descend on Beacon Hill

On April 13, a group of GSDM students headed to the State House for Beacon Hill Day 2011. On this day each year MDS relies on its dentist and student members to come together at the Massachusetts State House and explain the importance of oral health to legislators. "Beacon Hill Day was a great opportunity […]

Dr. Sahin-Toth Publishes Paradigm-shifting Study in JBC

Professor Dr. Miklos Sahin-Toth and his co-workers Research Associate Dr. Richárd Szmola, and Postdoctoral Fellows Drs. Melinda Bence and Andras Szabo have recently published a new study on what Dr. Sahin-Toth refers to as, “paradigm-shifting in the field of digestive enzyme regulation.” "In this study we demonstrate that full activation of human digestive procarboxypeptidases A1 […]

GSDM Responds to MassHealth Cuts with Revamped BUMP UP

A meeting to discuss new coverage and payment procedures that will take effect on July 1, in the treatment centers at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) was held on June 15. In response to the MassHealth coverage cuts, GSDM has resurrected and restructured a program that was created the last […]