Category: Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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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Boston University dentists’ invention picked by Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation: Center sees medical need and marketing potential

June 12th, 2012 in Goldman School of Dental Medicine, News Releases 0 comments

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

(Boston) – The Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation has selected Drs. Robert Gyurko and Serge Dibart’s idea for a novel piezoelectric knife design and implant to accommodate narrow ridges as one of two research projects to support this year.  This is the first time the Center, which collaborates withh BU, BMC, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital Boston, chose a research project fromm the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM).

The BU–Fraunhofer Alliance for Medical Devices, Instrumentation and Diagnostics expedites the time necessary for new technologies to get from research to patient use. The Center employs full-time engineers and applied scientists who turn design concepts in to medical instruments and devices. The finished designs attract ventuure funding, potential licensors, and government funding.

The GSDM  team proposed a flat implant system, using  flat piezoelectric knives (miniature bone saws vibrating at ultrasonic frequencies and sub-millimeter amplitudes) and flat titanium implants.  “This piezoelectric knife can create various shapes of non-round bone cuts, as opposed to current implant drills that only make cylindrical holes,” said Dr. Gyurko. “The flat profile implant would address the need of patients with narrow residual jawbone without compromising implant stability and longevity.”

In March 2012, Drs. Gyurko and Dibart responded to a Boston University Medical Campus request for proposals “with high potential clinical impact that are ready to move out of the basic research laboratory.” Gyurko and Dibart were invited to present a full proposal to The Alliance Advisory Board showing the medical need for and potential impact of the design. The group is now in talks about prototype development.

“This is a wonderful accomplishment and one that Dr. Dibart and his team should feel very proud ofachieving,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. “In addition, the project will bring well-deserved recognition toresearch at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.”

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The Truth about Teeth Whiteners

April 25th, 2012 in 2012, Gennaro Cataldo, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers 0 comments

BU Today
Gennaro Cataldo, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Americans reportedly drop $1.4 billion annually on nonprescription teeth whitening products to bleach away the effects of cigarettes, coffee, red wine, or just plain age. Certain medications, notably tetracycline, also discolor teeth, says Gennaro Cataldo, a Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine professor of general dentistry…

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Parenting Guru: Are you passing tooth decay to your kid?

April 17th, 2012 in 2012, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Jonathan Shenkin, Newsmakers 0 comments

SheKnows Parenting
Jonathan Shenkin, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

When your baby’s first tooth appears at about age 1, it’s exciting — but how do you care for it?..

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Dental X-rays linked to tumor risk

April 10th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers 0 comments

Boston Globe
Anita Gohel, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Frequent dental X-rays are associated with an increased risk of developing the most common, noncancerous brain tumors, according to a new study, a finding that researchers say should serve as a reminder that even dental X-rays may be harmful if ordered too often…

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Study links high fiber to healthy gums in older vets

February 24th, 2012 in 2012, Elizabeth Krall Kaye, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

Reuters
Elizabeth Krall Kaye, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

U.S. researchers who followed healthy male veterans for up to 24 years found that older men who ate more high-fiber fruits were less likely to show signs of gum disease…

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