DMD AS students raise funds with charity polo match

By Shannon BroderickDecember 1st, 2021in Community, School News

Over a cup of coffee one winter evening in 2020, Mohammed Baseer Ahmed, Nitin Joshi and Ravneet Kaur found themselves discussing ways to give back to the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). The three students, all of whom are members of the Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing (DMD AS) Class of 2022, wanted to contribute to the larger GSDM community and its patients. “Almost all of us understand, have first or secondhand experience of what... More

Sam Drazin shares experience with Treacher Collin’s Syndrome as part of the Patient Seminar Series

By Shannon BroderickDecember 1st, 2021in School News

When Sam Drazin was five years old, he underwent five outer-ear reconstruction surgeries—but according to him, one of the most memorable parts of the experience of the procedure was not the surgery itself, but what happened afterwards. The surgeon wrapped Drazin’s stuffed bear’s ear to match Drazin’s bandage—an act that Drazin remembers to this day. “It probably took them five minutes, but in that moment it meant a lot to me, as a young child having these surgeries, and it’s something... More

We want to see you!

Ok, we see you! Well, we want to see you. Hey students, staff, and faculty here in GSDM land: we want to see your events. If you are attending events, symposia, lectures, celebrations, or anything you think the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging community should know about, let us know! Add events to our calendar or send us an email. Posting to IG (Or Insta for us elder millennials)? Use the #GSDMDEIB hashtag!


Helpful tips to study for the DAT from Love, Dominique

We love us some Love, Dominique! For those who have studied for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), you already know that studying for this exam can be daunting. You are not alone! Meet Dominique, a predental student and Fulbright scholar, and their blog Love, Dominique.  We were blown away by their post on How to Study for the DAT (23AA) and we think you might be too! What do you think? Do you have any tips you would pass on to yourself in... More


Tommie Chavis II DMD 23 elected as an At-Large Board Member to the Society of American Indian Dentists

Please join us in celebrating Tommie Chavis II DMD 23, who has been elected as an At-Large Board Member to the Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID)! SAID supports the unique concerns of American Indian dentists. Their website states that they are national, non-profit organization of oral health professionals and students dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the American Indian/Alaskan Native community and providing advocacy for the American Indian/Alaskan Native dental professionals across the US. Chavis, a third-year predoctoral... More


A Letter from Dr. Dunham

Dear Friends, We are proud to announce the creation of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Office at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. With the creation of this office, we will have a central location to foster and develop our amazing community while working towards initiatives that will invest in our future and in ourselves. All of us here at GSDM have a breadth of experience in which we can grow and learn from one another. We welcome... More


GSDM Employees Recognized at 2021 Service Recognition Luncheon

By Shannon BroderickNovember 1st, 2021

Thirty-four Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) employees were recognized for their service to the School and the University during the University’s annual Service Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, October 22, 2021.    The luncheon, which honors employees who have reached major milestones in their careers at Boston University, was held at Metcalf Hall in the George Sherman Union on Boston University’s Charles River Campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event honored employees who reached these milestones in 2020 and 2021. Twenty-five GSDM staff or... More

GSDM celebrates Alumni Weekend on Talbot Green

By Shannon BroderickNovember 1st, 2021in Alumni, School News

After months of Zoom meetings and virtual events, members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community had the opportunity to greet each other face to face during this year’s Alumni Weekend celebration.    Approximately 65 people attended this year’s reception, which took place Saturday, October 2 in a new location, under a tent on Talbot Green on the Boston University Medical Campus. In addition to catching up with their classmates and sampling seasonally inspired refreshments, attendees had the opportunity to tour the dental school and explore... More

GSDM students receive national ethics award in 2020 and 2021

By Shannon BroderickNovember 1st, 2021in Alumni, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students have received the Ozar-Hasegawa Ethics Award two years running, with Victoria Chang DMD 23 winning the award in 2020 and Luljeta Isedisha DMD AS 21 winning in 2021.   “Over the years, I have encouraged students to make a submission for this contest,” Catherine Sarkis, acting assistant dean of Admissions and clinical associate professor of Health Policy & Health Services Research, said. “It's been a pleasure to see our talented GSDM students [Chang... More

DMD AS student receives grant to continue oral health promotion work in Iowa

By Shannon BroderickSeptember 23rd, 2021in People, School News

Before moving to Boston to start the Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing program (DMD AS) at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), Olayinka Adekugbe DMD AS 22 completed a dental public health residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City—where she found that many African immigrants and refugees enrolled in Medicaid and living in Iowa were unaware that there was a dental wellness plan included in their health insurance.   “Quite a number of them... More