The Art of Observation Through the Observation of Art: GSDM First-Year Students Connect Dentistry and Art with Visual Thinking Strategies at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

For more than a decade, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine has partnered with the legendary Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to provide its first-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing (DMD AS) students an immersive museum tour to challenge their observational and critical thinking skills.

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.

“Behind the Scenes” of Commencement: How Afsheen Lakhani DMD 06 AEGD 07, Director of Group Practices and Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry, Prepares as Commencement Announcer

For the third installment of our ongoing “Behind the Scenes” series, we spoke with Afsheen Lakhani DMD 06 AEGD 07, GSDM director of group practices and clinical associate professor of general dentistry, about her journey to becoming our commencement announcer and how she is preparing to read every name from the GSDM graduating Class of 2024 and announce them live to a crowd of loved ones during this year’s Commencement ceremony.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Boston University Medical Campus Anatomy Donor Memorial Service Returns as an Annual End-of-Year Tribute

The 2024 Boston University Medical Campus Anatomy Donor Memorial Service, “Garden of Gratitude,” took place on Friday, May 3, in Hiebert Lounge. This was the first BUMC anatomy donor memorial service since 2019. For Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine students, body dissection is a critical part of their anatomy education, making the memorial service an emotional rite of passage.

Dentistry Across Continents: GSDM DMD Students Expand Cultural and Clinical Knowledge during 2023 International Externship Exchange Program Trips

The GSDM International Externship Exchange Program offers fourth year DMD students an opportunity to travel and learn directly from partnering dental schools. While each exchange program trip is different, all participating students gain global perspectives on healthcare systems and patient needs from clinical seminars and observing/assisting in clinical procedures. The 2023 exchange program students share their candid experiences.