David Lane DMD 16 Chosen as Top Legislative Liaison

June 4, 2014 in Archives, Legislative News

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 at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). According to the ASDA website, the Legislative Liaison of the Year award “honors an outstanding… 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

FY 13 Promotions Announced

July 9, 2013 in Archives, Legislative News

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 on their promotions and outstanding efforts on behalf of GSDM,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. Erika Abruzzese – Ms. Abruzzese began working at GSDM in… More

Dr. Joseph Boffa Featured in Metrowest Daily News

February 12, 2013 in Archives, Legislative 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 work to keep America healthy.” Dr. Boffa urges Congress to avoid cuts in Medicare Part D, citing both research and cases he witnessed personally as… More

ASDA Students Travel to Vermont and Washington D.C. to Lobby for Oral Health

May 21, 2012 in Archives, Legislative News, School News

Members of the ASDA Legislative Committee, Robert Cauley DMD 14, Kiirsten Finn DMD 14, Sameet Gill DMD 14, and Erik Harriman DMD 14 joined members of the Vermont State Dental Society (VSDS) on April 12, to participate in the Legislative Day. After a morning meeting with members of the VSDS, the students met with representatives from Vermont State Legislature and sat in on a health policy meeting. Since Vermont appears close to passing a mid-level provider bill, the VSDS and… More

GSDM Students Hit the Hill

May 7, 2012 in Archives, Legislative News

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 and met with representatives from Massachusetts State Legislature to lobby for issues important to dental students and practicing dentists. This year the MDS lobbied to… More

Students Extend Lobbying Effort North to Maine

March 12, 2012 in Archives, Legislative News

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 Legislative Reception, where they spoke with Representatives from the Maine State Legislature about issues important to dental students and new graduates. This was the first… More

Students Descend on Beacon Hill

May 23, 2011 in Archives, Legislative News, School News

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 to meet with legislators and discuss the issues,” said Ana Serrenho DMD 13. “Participating in the day allows the dental community to take some of… More

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

March 22, 2011 in Archives, Community, Legislative News, People, Research, School News

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 and A2 requires not only trypsin but chymotrypsin C as well,” said Dr. Sahin-Toth. “If we generalize the findings, they suggest that intestinal digestive enzyme… More

GSDM Responds to MassHealth Cuts with Revamped BUMP UP

June 21, 2010 in Legislative News

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 time Massachusetts made cuts to MassHealth adult dental coverage. The program, Boston University MassHealth Patient Upgrade Program (BUMP UP) provides basic restorative services at deeply… More