Dr. David Lustbader to Chair the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Dean’s Advisory Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2012

CONTACT:  Jackie Rubin, 617-638-4892,jackier@bu.edu

(Boston) – Dr. David Lustbader has accepted the Chairmanship of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB).  In assuming this position on January 1, 2013, he succeeds the inaugural DAB Chair, Dr. Jonathan Levine.  Dr. Lustbader has served on the Dean’s Advisory Board since 2009.

Dr. Lustbader attended the Boston University Seven-year Liberal Arts/Dental Education Program, BA/DMD, completing the DMD program in 1986.  He then completed a training Residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1990.  His training emphasis was in Orthognathic, TMJ, Reconstructive, Implant and Pre-Prosthetic Surgery.

Since 1995, he has served as a mentor and host clinician for the Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Program at GSDM.  From 1988 to 1990, he served as Clinical Instructor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

He holds appointments at several area hospitals including: Chief of Service, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Carney Hospital in Boston; Attending in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Quincy Hospital in Quincy; Chief of Service, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Milton Hospital in Milton; and Attending in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery at the Boston Medical Center in Boston.  He also served as Chairman of the Patient Care Assessment Committee at Caritas Carney Hospital from 2007 to 2011.

Dr. Lustbader is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; a Diplomate of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; a Fellow of both the International and American Colleges of Dentists.  He is a member of the Alpha Omega Fraternity; South Shore District Dental Society; Massachusetts Dental Society; Mass Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; American Dental Association; and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  In addition, he is licensed to practice Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in New York and Massachusetts.

Dr. Lustbader currently serves as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Dental Society.  He has previously held leadership positions in numerous organizations including: Chairman and Chairman-Elect, South Shore District Dental Society; Allied Scientific Chairman, General Arrangements Chairman, Special Events Chairman, Hospitality Chairman, and Registration Chairman for the Yankee Dental Congress;  Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer, Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; President and Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, and Treasurer, Carney Hospital; and Scientific Advisory Board, Nobel Biocare.  Dr. Lustbader has lectured and published widely.

Lustbader, whose generosity to the school has been noteworthy over the years, has recently made a $100,000 pledge to GSDM as part of the ongoing Campaign for Boston University: Choose to be Great.

Mission of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will be the premier academic dental institution promoting excellence in dental education, research, oral health care, and community service to improve the overall health of the global population.

We will provide outstanding service to a diverse group of students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni, and healthcare professionals within our facilities, our community, and the world.

We will shape the future of the profession through scholarship, creating and disseminating new knowledge, developing and using innovative technologies and educational methodologies, and by promoting critical thinking and lifelong learning.

We will do so in an ethical, supportive environment, consistent with our core values of respect, truth, responsibility, fairness, compassion; and our operational values of excellence, service and effective communication in synergy with the strategic plan of Boston University.

We will support this mission using responsible financial policies and philanthropy.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research.  With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.  BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission.  In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

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