Portrait of Dr. Jessica C. Williams

Resident Spotlight: Dr. Jessica C. Williams DPH 23

Dr. Jessica C. Williams DPH 23 fell in love with dentistry when she volunteered at a community dental clinic during college – indeed, she fell in love with the idea of using dentistry to improve people’s lives. So when she recently received the Dr. Bessie E. Delaney Scholarship from the National Dental Association Foundation, it was especially meaningful, she said, as Dr. Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delaney, the only black woman to graduate in her dental school class at Columbia University in... More

Dr. Joseph Calabrese recognized with Title IX award

Dr. Joseph Calabrese DMD 91 AEGD 92 GERI 94, associate dean of students and clinical professor of General Dentistry, wears many hats at GSDM. But one of his most important, and potentially least heralded, roles is the school’s Deputy Title IX coordinator. Dr. Calabrese’s work in this area was recognized recently when he was awarded the University’s first-ever Title IX Team Member-Exceptional Resources award by the Equal Opportunity Office. This award celebrates the characteristics and qualities that it takes to be... More

GSDM welcomes back alums for 2022 Alumni Weekend

Almost 100 GSDM alumni turned out on a recent Friday night for the school’s first Alumni Weekend reception since 2019. The event featured a new location – the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport – and a new dean: Dean Cataldo W. Leone, who was named the school’s fourth permanent dean in November 2021. “Alumni Weekend is always a wonderful opportunity for everyone to reconnect with classmates, colleagues, faculty, and staff. It’s a time to reminisce about shared memories and experiences, More

More than 200 students celebrated at annual White Coat Ceremony

More than 200 GSDM students donned their white coats for the first time on Friday, July 8, in front of cheering friends and family during the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony marks the half-way point in students’ dental school experience and celebrates their entrance into the school’s Patient Treatment Centers. Students from the school’s Doctor of Dental Medicine Class of 2024 and Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing Class of 2023 participated in this year’s ceremony. “You have reached the... More

New students welcomed to GSDM during annual Professional Ceremony

More than 200 students were officially welcomed into the field of dentistry – and to the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine – during the school’s annual Professional Ceremony, held on July 29 on Talbot Green. The Professional Ceremony marks a student’s entry into dental school and signifies their commitment to promoting the integrity of the profession and to serving the needs of those who require oral healthcare. Several hundred people attended this year’s ceremony, which was the culminating event... More

GSDM and Nobel Biocare announce philanthropic partnership

Nobel Biocare and Boston University on Thursday agreed to a 10-year philanthropic partnership, effective July 1, 2022. Through this partnership, Nobel Biocare will provide $4 million ($400,000 per year) in products as an in-kind educational grant to the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) over the next decade. Students and residents at GSDM will have an opportunity to place and restore implants using this grant. Through this partnership, students and residents will receive dental implant components, regenerative products, More

Patient Seminar Series: Pemphigus and Pemphigoid

Imagine that you’ve just started the adventure of a lifetime, moving across the world to Australia and living a healthy life full of yoga, good food, and walks on the beach. Then, one day at brunch, you realize that your mouth feel different: You can lift a flap of your gums with your tongue. “It was as if my tongue were a knife and my gums were like butter, and I could just slice the gum off, and I could bury... More

GSDM graduates at 2022 Commencement

GSDM celebrates first in-person commencement in three years

For the first time in three years, GSDM graduates were able to walk across the stage at the BU Track & Tennis Center and receive their diplomas and certificates in person to cheers and applause from the audience. The event capped a week of in-person events celebrating the Class of 2022, a welcome return to something approaching normalcy after two years of restrictions required by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a lingering shadow cast by COVID-19 – masks were strongly recommended but... More

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DMD students selected to present their research at two national research events

By Julie EliasApril 27th, 2022in Research, School News

Victoria Chang and Nick Dulock, both DMD 23, were selected to present their research at two national research events, the culmination of three years of hard work. The duo shared their research into virtual implant placement in the lower canine region at the 2022 AAOCDR conference in late April, and competed in Dentsply Sirona’s Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) on April 16. They also presented their research during the poster presentations at GSDM’s Science Day in... More

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DMD student wins American Dental Association essay contest

By Julie EliasApril 26th, 2022in Community, People, School News

When Christine Kim DMD 24, returned home after a late night working in the lab recently, she opened her inbox to find some welcome news—that she had won first place in the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Health Literacy Essay Contest.   “It was really exciting,” Kim said of the news. “I was having a rough week….and then I got the email and was like, ‘is this a dream?’”   “It was an up and down week at dental school,” she added. “I feel like... More