Category: Alumni

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 […]

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 […]

GSDM shines bright at 2022 Yankee Dental Congress

Even an impending blizzard couldn’t stop members of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s (GSDM) community from shining bright during this year’s Yankee Dental Congress, which was help in person from January 27-29 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, GSDM did not host an alumni […]

GSDM celebrates Alumni Weekend on Talbot Green

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 […]

GSDM students receive national ethics award in 2020 and 2021

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 […]

GSDM alumni and faculty author publications  

As it turns out, members of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community aren’t just oral health professionals—they’re also wordsmiths! Some alumni and faculty recently wrote and edited publications covering a wide variety of topics. Read on for more information about the newest books and publications to hit the shelves.   Geriatric Dental Medicine Joseph Calabrese DMD 91 AEGD […]

GSDM alumna pens dental-themed children’s book 

What do Mo the Mirror, Sanjay the Scaler, Polly the Polisher, and Ellie the Tooth Explorer have in common? They’re all characters in a children’s book, “Tooth Troopers,” written by Emily Foldes DMD 17 to help familiarize young patients with the instruments used during a routine dental check-up. “I’m a general dentist, but I see […]

GSDM alumna sees potential in saliva tests for COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take shape in February 2020, Débora Heller PhD 16, a researcher based in Brazil who specializes in saliva, knew it was time to get to work. “I called all of my students and said, ‘Look, we need to help out,’” said Heller, an assistant professor at the Universidade Cruzeiro […]