Dr. Annetty Soto Presents Eye-opening Research on Clinician’s Attitudes and Practices in Oral Health

December 9, 2014 in Archives, People, Research, School News

On October 16, 2014, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) first year Geriatric Dental Medicine Fellow in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Annetty Soto presented a poster entitled, “An Exploration of Clinicians’ Attitudes and Practices in Oral Health for Older Adults” at the Evans Research Days event in the Hiebert Lounge. The annual two-day event features basic and scientific lectures, as well as poster and oral presentations on the ongoing research activities of the Evans Department of… More

The Restructuring of Dental Practice: Dentists as Employees or Owners? Dr. Raul Garcia authors guest editorial for the October 2014 issue of JADA

October 28, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

Is your oral health care affected by the type of dental practice you visit? That’s what Professor and Chair of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research Dr. Raul Garcia explored in his October 2014 guest editorial in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).The article was written on behalf of the Santa Fe Group, a not-for-profit organization of international scholars interested in improving oral health. The editorial, titled… More

Nothing Personal Intramural Softball Team Repeats, Wins Championship

October 14, 2014 in Archives, People

Christopher Connell DMD 15 is no stranger to intramural championships. Having won championships in flag football, dodgeball, and softball, Connell is building an intramural trophy room to rival the likes of Bill Russell or Michael Jordan. However, Connell’s softball team Nothing Personal winning this summer’s Summer Softball League championship could be his sweetest victory yet. Nothing Personal entered this season as the defending champions of the 2013 title in Summer Softball. Teams looked out for them, hoping to catch them… More

Honduras Leaves a Lasting Impression on Derek Leung DMD 15

October 7, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

When Derek Leung DMD 15 took an externship to Bertin Umanzor, Honduras, with Cape CARES June 19-26, 2014, he didn’t realize the profound impact the service work would have. Leung’s weeklong trip changed the way he viewed his life as a dentist. Leung first learned about the Cape CARES trip at the International Elective Externship Presentation on April 11, 2014, where students talked about their service experiences. Cape CARES, based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, aims to improve the lives of… More

Orientation Begins for DMD 18 and AS 16 Students

September 30, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

On Monday, July 28, 2014, incoming pre-doctoral students began their orientation week at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). DMD 18 and AS 16 students spent their first few days at GSDM getting to know faculty and staff, meeting peers, receiving information on available resources, learning about the curriculum, and becoming familiar with the campus. Students began orientation Monday morning with breakfast in Hiebert Lounge. During this time, they signed in, picked up orientation packets, and… More

The Future Looks Bright after the Latest White Coat Ceremony

September 24, 2014 in People, School News

In July 2014, the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) celebrated the fourth annual White Coat Ceremony & Family Weekend with the DMD Class of 2016 and AS Class of 2015. Over 750 guests joined 189 students in the DMD and AS classes for the festivities throughout GSDM and Metcalf Hall on July 5. The White Coat Ceremony marks the midway point of the students’ education and celebrates their transition from the classroom to the patient… More

GSDM Volunteers Provide Oral Health Education and Care to Homeless Preschoolers

September 24, 2014 in Community, People

Volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Global & Population Health office made three visits to Health Horizons for Homeless Children preschool program in Dorchester in May and July 2014. On May 20 and 21, Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and Keenan Sandouk, Spring 2014 intern from Sargent College, visited five classrooms, where they provided age-appropriate oral health education, dental screenings, and fluoride varnish application to children in five classrooms. On July 10,… More

2014 Periodontology Class Celebrated at Graduation Dinner

September 24, 2014 in People, School News

On the evening of July 1, 2014, Residents from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Periodontology Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation at the BU Castle. The annual graduation dinner featured a cocktail hour, awards, and speeches. The night kicked off with a cocktail hour for all the graduating residents. Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter gave welcoming remarks to everyone in attendance. “Thank you to the families and friends of the graduates for their unwavering support,”… More

Frank Schiano Honored with AGD Fellowship

September 24, 2014 in Alumni, People, School News

Dr. Frank Schiano, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), GSDM alum (CAS 01, DMD 06, AEGD 07), and Alumni Board member, was honored at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibits of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), where he received the Academy’s prestigious 2014 Fellowship. Dr. Schiano qualified for this Fellowship by demonstrating a commitment to the dental profession by completing 500 hours of dental continuing… More

Dr. Paula K. Friedman Edits Her First Book

September 24, 2014 in People, School News

Dr. Paula K. Friedman, Professor and Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) edited a book for publisher Wiley-Blackwell. Scheduled for release in early October, Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for Our Aging Population will serve as a practical guide for dental practitioners in their approach to provide oral healthcare to an aging population. The book discusses various health and oral health conditions faced by the geriatric population and provides a holistic perspective for… More