Exploring How People Learn at ADEA Annual Session

April 22, 2014 in Archives, People, Research, School News

From giving lectures to presenting posters to serving in leadership roles, students and faculty represented the School well throughout the 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition March 15–18, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s theme was “The Science of Learning” and ADEA asked: How does the brain work, how do people learn, and what is the most effective way to teach? On Monday, March 17, Marc Horton DMD 14 once again presented a poster as a participant… More

Students Explore the Unconventional at Annual AAWD Brunch

April 22, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

On Sunday, March 23, 2014, approximately 30 students of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) gathered in the GSDM cafeteria for the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) Annual Women in Dentistry Brunch. The students heard the inspiring stories from four women, who spoke on the theme of “Exploring Unconventional Careers in the Field of Dentistry”: Dr. Andrea Fraser, Junior Faculty Advisor for the BU chapter of AAWD; Dr. Paula K. Friedman, AAWD’s Senior Faculty Advisor… 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

Dr. Bendayan Wins National Pros Teaching Award

March 19, 2014 in Archives, People

Dr. Alexander Bendayan received the Claude R. Baker Faculty Award from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP) at its Annual Meeting held during the 2014 Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society February 20–22. Dr. Bendayan is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and staff prosthodontist at the BU Dental Health Center at 930 Commonwealth Avenue. Named for AAFP’s first president Dr. Claude R. Baker, the award honors junior faculty for excellence in teaching pre-doctoral… 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

Friedman Addresses Elder Oral Health in Rhode Island

March 11, 2014 in Archives, People, Research

In about 15 years, there will be more than 72 million older adults in the US, and most won’t have access to dental care, according to Oral Health America. The Rhode Island Oral Health Commission invited Dr. Paula K. Friedman and others to discuss older adult oral health at its Annual Summit Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Friedman, who is the Primary Investigator of the Dental Component of the Geriatric  Fellowship and a Professor in the Department of General Dentistry at… More

Nathan Ng DMD 14 Published in Top Research Journal

February 11, 2014 in Archives, People, Research

Nathan Ng DMD 14 is the lead author of a manuscript accepted in November 2013 by the Journal of Periodontology, one of the top peer-reviewed journals of its field. Ng began research for the paper “Coffee Consumption and Periodontal Disease in Men” during his APEX first-year research rotation with mentors Dr. Elizabeth Krall Kaye, Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research, and Dr. Raul Garcia, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Health… More

Harriman Represents GSDM in New Orleans

January 21, 2014 in Archives, People, Research

Erik Harriman DMD 14 gave a keynote speech at the 2013 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session October 31–November 3 in New Orleans as the winner of the ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program. He presented, “Characterization of Wdr72 Knockout Rats, Causative Gene for Amelogenesis Imperfecta,” completed for GSDM Science Day 2013 under the guidance of mentors Yoshio Ohyama and Yoshiyuki Mochida in the Department of Periodontology. Ameliogenesis imperfecta—the hypomaturation of enamel—is triggered by a mutation in the Wdr72 gene. The… More

Dr. Bradford Towne Completes the 2013 ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning

January 21, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

  Dr. Bradford Towne, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of Quality Assurance and Ambulatory Operations for Boston Medical Center, completed the 2013 American Dental Education Association/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning (ADEA/AAL ITL) in October. The ADEA/AAL ITL is a two-phase, 50-hour program for early career faculty and dentists who are transitioning from private practice to a career in academia. Dr. Towne was one of two faculty selected by the American Association of Oral &… More

Dr. Raul Garcia Receives the Gies Award for Outstanding Vision

December 10, 2013 in Archives, People

The ADEA Gies Foundation will honor Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) professor Dr. Raul Garcia at the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement celebration to be held on March 17, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with the 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition. Dr. Garcia is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research at GSDM and Co-Director of the Northeast… More