Category: Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Another View: Dental hygienist bill does not address Maine’s oral health needs

June 18th, 2013 in 2013, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Jonathan Shenkin, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

Portland Press Herald
By Jonathan Shenkin, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Maine dentists continue to correct misleading information disseminated by a number of interest groups, including the Pew Charitable Trusts, seeking to pass a bill to create a new dental provider type allowed to drill, fill and extract teeth and dispense medications without a dentist on site…

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Ask Well: Replacing a Dental Crown

May 10th, 2013 in 2013, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dan Nathanson, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Gold crowns do not need to be replaced simply because they are decades old…

Expert quote:

“The additional loss of tooth structure by the drilling is negligible and inconsequential, versus no treatment.”

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Cleaning up the facts about Maine dental care

May 2nd, 2013 in 2013, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Jonathan Shenkin, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

Bangor Daily News
By Jonathan Shenkin, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Let’s begin our discussion on oral health care with good news: As of 2011, third graders in Maine have the second lowest rate of untreated tooth decay in the nation, according to state data submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Expands Elective Externship Program to Two University Sites in China

April 8th, 2013 in 2013, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2013

Contact: Mary Becotte:  617-638-5147, becottem@bu.edu

Boston—Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) will expand its Global Elective Externship program during the 2013–14 academic year to include an exchange program with two institutions in China: Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Stomatology (SJUSS), located in Shanghai, and the Fourth Military Medical University School of Stomatology (FMMUSS), located in Xi’an. GSDM students and residents will have the opportunity to do one- or two-week rotations in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery under supervision by SJUSS and FMMUSS faculty. In return, GSDM will accept students and scholars from SJUSS and FMMUSS for clinical observation and/or research experience in various specialties at GSDM.

In his Strategy for a Global University, Boston University President Robert A. Brown states, “I believe that the future success and impact of Boston University as a great private research university will be interwoven with our presence as a truly global university in the 21st century.” Through these new exchange programs with FMMUSS and SJUSS, GSDM plans to extend its international dental externship program initiatives and to help fulfill the mission President Brown writes about. GSDM Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter said, “It is an honor and privilege to contribute to the global profile of this great University.”

The two-week externship training program at GSDM has already provided fourth-year DMD students at GSDM the chance to travel to Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ukraine, and Jamaica for rotations. These rotations allow opportunities for the continued growth of the students’ clinical and critical thinking skills in treating diverse patient populations, along with the development of their cultural competencies. The externship locations in China will provide the added opportunity of observing and assisting in clinical practice in a hospital setting.

GSDM provides exemplary Advanced Specialty Education Programs in the recognized specialty areas of Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics. Students and residents from SJUSS and FMMUSS will benefit from observing world renowned leaders in dental specialties and patient treatment in technologically advanced settings, along with research being conducted in Biomaterials & Restorative Sciences, Health Policies & Health Services, Molecular & Cell Biology, and Oral Biology.

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Maine dentists support bill to improve children’s oral health

March 14th, 2013 in 2013, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Jonathan Shenkin, Newsmakers 0 comments

Maine Insights
Jonathan Shenkin, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Maine dentists today spoke in support of Senator Geoffrey Gratwick’s legislation to encourage daily oral health for Maine children…

Expert quote:

“Reinforcing tooth brushing at an early age will build healthy behaviors that will continue for a lifetime.”

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Bill Sees Role For Dental Practitioners In Mass.

March 10th, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers 0 comments

Associated Press
Paula Friedman, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Dental hygienists with advanced training could perform certain procedures now reserved for dentists, including routine fillings and tooth extractions, under a bill that supporters believe would improve access to oral health care for low-income Massachusetts residents and underprivileged children…

Expert quote:

“It clearly is a major change in the practice paradigm in oral health. I have real concerns about safety of the public from someone who has only had 18 months of postsecondary education. The reality is that many people feel four years of dental school is not enough to teach people what they need to know.”

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Kids on food stamps don’t eat any healthier: study

March 7th, 2013 in 2013, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Hershel Jick, Jonathan Shenkin, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

Reuters
Jonathan Shenkin, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Children whose families are on food stamps are just as likely to be overweight and obese as other low-income youth, a new study suggests…

Expert quote:

“The true intent of the program was to provide as much optimal nutrition as possible to the people who are in the program.”

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For the sake of your heart, clean your teeth

February 14th, 2013 in 2013, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Sok-Ja Janket 0 comments

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Sok-Ja Janket, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Perhaps, you have heard that conditions like high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, being overweight, being physically inactive, and having a family history of early heart disease exposes one to the risk of having a heart attack…

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

December 18th, 2012 in Goldman School of Dental Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

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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A polyunsaturated oil mouth rinse may lower risk of gum disease

October 3rd, 2012 in 2012, Elizabeth Krall Kaye, Examiner.com, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Elizabeth Krall Kaye, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Does your dentist treat your gum disease with dietary fatty acid supplements such as fish oil yet?…

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