GSDM Alumni Meet at Annual ADA Meeting in San Antonio

December 23, 2014 in Alumni, Uncategorized

Many members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community attended the 2014 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session, held October 8–11 in San Antonio, Texas. At this year’s Session, GSDM congratulated the latest inductees into both the American College of Dentists (ACD) and the International College of Dentists (ICD), and announced that GSDM is the first dental school in the nation to go completely digital. During the ADA Session, Dean and Mrs. Jeffrey W…. More

General Dentistry Faculty Co-Author Chapter on Geriatric Dentistry

December 23, 2014 in Alumni, School News, Uncategorized

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) alumna Lisa A. Thompson DMD 05 was the guest editor for the October issue of Dental Clinics of North America, a quarterly publication by Elsevier that provides updates on the latest trends in dental patient management and the newest advances in the dental profession. Each issue focuses on a single topic in dentistry and is presented under the direction of an experienced guest editor. The October 2014 issue focused on… More

Nicolas Branshaw DMD 16 Wins Basic Science Research Award at Hinman Symposium

December 16, 2014 in Research, Uncategorized

Nicolas Branshaw DMD 16 represented Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) at the 20th Annual Hinman Student Research Symposium, held in Memphis, Tennessee on October 31–November 2, 2014. Branshaw presented his poster, “Topographical Distribution of Phosphorylation and Hydroxyproline sites in Dentin Collagen Type 1 by Mass Spectrometry”, which was well received by judges at the poster session on Friday, October 31. The Hinman Student Research Symposium showcases the research of dental and graduate students from dental… More

GSDM Muslim Student Association Organizes First Healthy Smile, Healthy You Event

December 16, 2014 in Community, Uncategorized

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Muslim Student Association (MSA), in collaboration with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), organized the first Healthy Smile, Healthy You event for the local community. Located in Roxbury, Massachusetts and built in 2002, the ISBCC is the largest Islamic center in New England, and the second largest on the East Coast. The 70,000 square foot structure is not just a mosque, but… More

Welcome! New Periodontology Residents Celebrated at the BU Castle

December 16, 2014 in School News, Uncategorized

On October 11, 2014, the Department of Periodontology at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) welcomed its new residents with a dinner and reception at the BU Castle. The reception was hosted by Chair of Periodontology and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics Dr. Serge Dibart. Professor in the Department of Periodontology and the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Cataldo Leone was at the Reception… More

Exploring the Mines of Idaho—Endodontic Alumni Association Holds Fall Meeting in Coeur d’Alene

December 16, 2014 in Alumni, Uncategorized

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Endodontic Alumni Association held its Fall Meeting on October 15–18, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Timothy Penberthy ENDO 95 chaired the meeting. He developed a robust complement of lectures and programs for the Endo alums and their families. On Wednesday evening, as a kick-off to the annual meeting, a welcome reception was held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, the location of the week’s festivities. Endodontic Alumni Association President Marshall… More

An Interactive Lesson Plan—Oral Health Promotion at the School of Peace

December 16, 2014 in Community, Uncategorized

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) pre-doctoral students Margi Chan DMD 16 and Destinee Ingrao DMD 15 spent the morning at the Community of Sant’Egidio School of Peace in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts talking to children about oral health and the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The visit to the School of Peace was a first for GSDM. Pre-doctoral student Margi Chan is a regular volunteer at the Community of Sant’Egidio, and… More

Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities Benefit from GSDM Outreach

June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

On April 24, 2014, volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) provided services to adults with psychiatric disabilities at the Center Club Boston, a program of Bay Cove Human Services. Led by Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and in collaboration with the GSDM student chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), Sai Ramani Krishna Kumar AS 15, Marium Qureshi AS 15, and Olga Spival (pre-dental) participated in a wellness fair… More

Dr. Sok-Ja Janket Presents at International Congress on Autoimmunity in France

June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Research Associate Professor Dr. Sok-Ja Janket was invited to present at the 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity, which was held in the city of Nice, France, March 26–30, 2014. Dr. Janket presented, “How to Predict Type 1 Diabetes or Any Autoimmune Disease” to a standing room only crowd during the Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus—Diagnostics and Therapy Session. This prestigious conference, attended by more than 2,000 practicing physicians, medical researchers, and laboratory scientists, is held annually in locations worldwide. The goal… More

Dr. Joseph Boffa Elected to Executive Board

June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

On April 29, 2014, at the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans Vice-President and Director of Medical Programs Dr. Joseph Boffa was elected to one of the six Alliance for Retired Americans Community Advocacy Network (CAN) Executive Board positions. Dr. Boffa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The mission of the ARA… More