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Happy National Tooth Fairy Day: BU Alum and Children’s Book Author Created National Holiday Honoring Children’s Dental Health Month

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! After publishing the children’s book “Mabel the Tooth Fairy and How She Got Her Job” in 2003, BU alum Katie Davis COM 81 wanted to promote her book in a way both honored the lore of the Tooth Fairy and created awareness for children’s dental health. This led to her creating the national holiday of Tooth Fairy Day for February 28. More

Student Spotlight: Seven GSDM Students Awarded Grand Prize in 2023 American Dental Association Student Ethics Video Contest

A team of GSDM DMD/DMD AS students won the grand prize in the 2023 American Dental Association’s Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs’ Student Ethics Video Contest with their video “Undercover Dental Justice" which depicts a high-stakes sting operation that catches an unethical dentist in the act. This was the first grand prize win in this contest in GSDM history. More

GSDM New Pre-Matriculation Enrichment Program Unites Underrepresented First-Year DMD Students

For first time, incoming first-year GSDM DMD students from underrepresented groups were given the opportunity to learn academic, professional, and personal development strategies a week prior to the start of their dental education in GSDM’s new Pre-Matriculation Enrichment Program (PEP). More

Don’t Scrap, Just Swap: Boston University Medical Campus First Children’s Clothing Swap Promotes Sustainability and Community

Erica Stocks, GSDM director of student affairs, created Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) first ever children’s clothing swap as a sustainable and affordable initiative aimed at supporting BUMC families, notably pregnant and parenting students/residents, by providing a platform to exchange gently used children's clothing. The initiative was sponsored by GSDM, Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine (CAMED), School of Public Health (SPH), and BU Sustainability. More

“Behind the Scenes” of Yankee Dental Congress with Stacey McNamee, GSDM Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

GSDM Communications is launching a “Behind the Scenes” series that will take a look at various members of the GSDM community who go above and beyond to bring GSDM events and experiences to fruition. For the first installment, we spoke with Stacey McNamee, GSDM director of alumni relations & annual giving, about how she prepares for GSDM’s involvement in the Yankee Dental Congress. More

GSDM Student Affairs Celebrates First-Generation Students

The GSDM First-Generation Celebration, hosted by GSDM Student Affairs on Thursday, November 9, recognized first-generation students with snacks and coffee throughout the day. Erica Stocks, GSDM Student Affairs director said these tokens of appreciation sent a powerful message of admiration. During the celebration, GSDM Communications asked five first-year first-generation students about what it means to be a first-generation student. More