Alumni Spotlight: Advice for the Class of 2024  

The lives of every graduate in the GSDM Class of 2024 graduate are about to change, as they prepare to embark on an emerging dental career. The graduates are joining an extensive alumni network of exceptional clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are spread across 63 countries and 49 states. We asked GSDM alumni to give motivating advice to the latest GSDM graduates about life after dental school.

Alumni Spotlight: The “Mother Teresa” of Dentistry – Teresa Grygo DMD 86

Teresa Grygo DMD 86 was honored at the 2023 GSDM Alumni Weekend reception with this year’s distinguished alumni award. After 37 years of dental practice, Grygo has worked in private practice, corporate dentistry, and public health, but she said working with patients affected by homelessness has been the most rewarding. She said she accepted the award on behalf of all her patients, as those affected by homelessness tend to be “invisible,” and this was her way of making them seen.

GSDM Dean’s Advisory Board Member Joins Alumni Council

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.

GSDM community was all smiles during 2023 Yankee Dental Congress 

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community was thrilled to be attending the Yankee Dental Congress from January 26-28 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, with three days full of reuniting with former classmates and faculty in the alumni lounge, celebrating each other’s successes, and mingling at the alumni reception.