GSDM Wins First Prize in Crest Oral B Challenge

February 11, 2014 in Archives, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) came in first place for the first-ever Crest Oral B Boston Dental Schools Challenge on January 29, 2014. GSDM competed against Harvard School of Dental Medicine (second place) and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (third place). The winner was determined based on a points system with five options. The system was as follows: Register on Earn 10 points for every new dental student registration between January 15 and… More

Bluecams Propel Us Further Into Digital Age

February 4, 2014 in Archives, School News

The School strengthened its commitment to digital dentistry in December when faculty trained on Bluecams, the new Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction (CEREC) computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) machines made by Sirona. Pre-doctoral faculty and dentists from the Dental Health Center at 930 Commonwealth Avenue spent the day of December 18, 2013, in training with two Sirona representatives: Betsy Ashworth and Dr. Richard Fox. Ashworth and Fox provided training and updates on the Bluecams, which replace the… More

SNDA Kicks off 2014 Planning for Abundant Spring Events

February 4, 2014 in Archives, School News

On January 27, 2014, the Boston University chapter of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) held their first meeting of the spring semester in G-301. During the meeting, students from each year collaborated and planned for upcoming events. The first SDNA event of the semester, Impressions Day, will be held on March 1. Impressions is a national event organized and sponsored by most SNDA chapters across the country. The day offers undergraduate students a preview of life as a dental… More

Faculty Development Program Explores Art and Dentistry

January 28, 2014 in Archives, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) held its annual December Faculty Development Program on December 16 and 17, 2013. Both days were fully booked, with 30 faculty members in attendance both days. Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Director of Pre-doctoral Periodontology Dr. Neal Fleisher and Professor and Chair in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Judith Jones organized the program. Drs. Fleisher and Jones retained the services of ArtsPractica, a medical… More

Safety Training Supports a Safe Work Environment

January 28, 2014 in Archives, School News

Would you know how to help a coworker who passed out? Do you know where to go in a fire? These were the questions posed when Clinical Affairs hosted three, three-hour safety trainings from December 16–18, 2013, to support a safe work environment at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). “One of the goals I wanted to achieve during the training was to put faces to the different components of GSDM safety,” said Associate Dean for… 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

Staff Forum Announces Book Club and More

January 21, 2014 in Archives, School News

The Staff Forum held its most recent meetings at both 100 East Newton Street and 930 Commonwealth Avenue during the week of December 9, 2013. Staff Forum representatives provided information about a variety of new and ongoing staff resources. In response to staff interest in yoga and fitness activities, the Forum reminded attendees that the Boston University Medical Campus offers free yoga classes in Hiebert Lounge and even provides yoga mats for those who need them. The next class is… More

Gingerbread Adds Friendly but Keen Competition to Holiday Party

January 14, 2014 in Archives, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students, faculty, and staff headed to Hiebert Lounge on the evening of December 12, 2013, to celebrate the holiday season and mark the end of the School’s 50th Anniversary celebration year. The Scarlet Jazz Ensemble from the BU College of Fine Arts treated guests to live holiday music. The array of food included traditional Thanksgiving items, pastas, stir-fry, and many appetizers and desserts. Santa (aka Equipment Technician Roger Reizovic) made… More

GSDM Applauds Dental Assisting Graduates

December 17, 2013 in Archives, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s (GSDM) Division of Continuing Education (CE) held its Dental Assisting Graduation on Friday, November 15, 2013. Five students received their certificates after completing a nine-week program at GSDM. Congratulations to the graduates: Alfonso Falcon, Karla Jimenez, Noreen Needham, Julie Segewick, and Pamela Tsui. Director of the Division of Continuing Education Dr. Zhimon Jacobson handed out the certificates, congratulated the graduates, and joined the students and their families to celebrate their achievements…. More

DMD Students Change Smiles, Change Lives in Guatemala

December 10, 2013 in Archives, School News

Comitancillo, Guatemala, is a place of weathered faces, of farmers who rise with the sun, and where ancient Mayan practices persist. The mountainous municipality of about 60,000 people is also remote to many modern amenities, including oral health care. From October 16 to 28, 2013, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students Ben Irzyk and Greg Hein, both DMD 14, joined the non-profit organization Dentistry for All in their mission to help bring good oral health… More