GSDM Dean’s Advisory Board member Dr. Mina Paul SPH 96 is expanding her involvement with Boston University with her latest role as a member of the Boston University Alumni Council (BUAC). Paul will attend her first official meeting of the BUAC in October 2023.
Paul has had a wide range of experiences with BU – ranging from her own studies at SPH and Questrom School of Business to her daughter’s experience as a student at Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies – Paul said she has been impressed with how much value she has been able to contribute to the university as an alumna. She said she is eager to bring her perspectives to the BUAC to support BU and GSDM’s continued growth.
Emma Paolella DMD 25 and Melanie Thomas DMD AS 24 grappled with that question in their submissions for the 2023 Ozar-Hasegawa Dental Ethics Award competition sponsored by the American Society for Dental Ethics and the American College of Dentists — so successfully, as it turns out, that they were named this year’s sole two winners.
The already-high standard of care in the GSDM predoctoral urgent care department is on the rise thanks to the installation of a microscope in May 2023.
Dr. Ana Keohane DMD 16, director of predoctoral urgent care and clinical associate professor of the department of general dentistry, said adding a microscope to the urgent care department will give predoctoral students the opportunity to learn how to treat endodontic emergencies efficiently and effectively using the most up-to-date technology and procedures.
Students in the Doctor of Dental Medicine Class of 2027 and the Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing Class of 2025 were formally welcomed to the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine during the Professional Ceremony on July 28 on Talbot Green. The Professional Ceremony was the culminating event in a week of informative and inspiring matriculation activities.
GSDM Center for Behavioral Sciences Research Director Dr. Belinda Borrelli and her team are entering the fourth year of a five-year grant exploring whether a video shown through a virtual reality headset delivered while the patient is getting their teeth cleaned and paired with a customized text message program, are effective at encouraging smoking cessation. Currently, Borrelli’s team has recruited more than 288 patients in this randomized clinical trial in both the GSDM patient treatment center and at Tufts School of Dental Medicine.
After winning a 2023 Hispanic, Excellence, Contribution, Heralding, Oral-Health Scholarship (H.E.C.H.O.S) Award from the Journal of the Hispanic Dental Association for best group article, GSDM faculty Dr. Gladys Carrasco and Dr. Ana Keohane both said they hope their award-winning article “A New Treatment Approach Utilizing CAD/CAM Restorations for Endo-Treated Permanent Anterior and Posterior Teeth in Pediatric Patients” will inspire other pediatric dentists to think creatively in their work and potentially use similar treatments methods.
The Boston University Global Days of Service is a widely anticipated annual university-wide month of community service opportunities that encourages students, residents, faculty, staff, and alumni to give back to their local, national, and international communities.
From preparing home-delivered meals to donating blood, the GSDM community participated in numerous events during the 2023 Global Days of Service.
Members of the GSDM Doctor of Dental Medicine Class of 2025 and the Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing Class of 2024 received their white coats during the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony, which marked the half-way point in their dental-school education and celebrated their entrance into the Patient Treatment Centers.
For the incoming Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine DMD Class of 2027 and DMD AS Class of 2025, Predoctoral Matriculation Week is their introduction to all things GSDM. During the week’s culminating event – the Professional Ceremony – students will be ushered into their GSDM dental school journey.
GSDM Communications attended a variety of events during Predoctoral Matriculation Week to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a brand new GSDM student.
On Friday, July 7, the DMD Class of 2025 and the DMD Advanced Standing Class of 2024 will celebrate the students’ entrance into the Patient Treatment Center at GSDM’s annual White Coat Ceremony.
We spoke with recently graduated DMD AS 23 students, DMD 24 students, faculty, and staff about the advice they want to give to the members of the DMD Class of 2025 and the DMD AS Class of 2024 as they enter this new era of their GSDM experience.