Category: Community

DMD student wins American Dental Association essay contest

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 […]

SASDA hosts sock drive for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless

When Uma Meenakshinathan DMD 22 started her externship at the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), she noticed that individuals were arriving after big winter storms with amputated toes and feet. “I met a gentleman who lost both his feet because of diabetes-related complications that started off from frostbite,” she said. “That was just […]

DMD AS students raise funds with charity polo match

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) […]

GSDM community gives back virtually during 2021 Global Days of Service  

From card-writing campaigns to collecting donations, members of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) found creative ways to participate in this year’s Global Days of Service despite the limitations created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In total, 69 individuals from Boston University Medical Campus contributed approximately 193 hours of service […]

GSDM students give back to local community  

While volunteering in-person is not currently an option, students at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) have still found creative ways to give back to the local community.  From October 2020 to February 2021, over 40 students took part in “virtual volunteering” at several Boston-area organizations, doing everything from donating […]

GSDM recognizes Class of 2020 student leadership virtually

For the first time ever, members of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) community celebrated their student leaders and teaching assistants…virtually. Each year, GSDM typically hosts a luncheon to recognize fourth-year DMD students and second-year DMD AS students who have served as teaching assistants (TA) or in leadership positions for student organizations […]

Roberta Flynn recipient of 2019 Kristen Donovan Award

When Roberta Flynn, dental assistant in the department of Periodontology, was announced as the winner of the 2019 Kristen Donovan Award during the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Faculty and Staff meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2019, she was greeted with a standing ovation—one that made her cry. Her first steps, however, […]