Student Spotlight: Seven GSDM Students Awarded Grand Prize in 2023 American Dental Association Student Ethics Video Contest

A team of GSDM DMD/DMD AS students won the grand prize in the 2023 American Dental Association’s Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs’ Student Ethics Video Contest with their video “Undercover Dental Justice” which depicts a high-stakes sting operation that catches an unethical dentist in the act. This was the first grand prize win in this contest in GSDM history.

GSDM Student Affairs Celebrates First-Generation Students

The GSDM First-Generation Celebration, hosted by GSDM Student Affairs on Thursday, November 9, recognized first-generation students with snacks and coffee throughout the day. Erica Stocks, GSDM Student Affairs director said these tokens of appreciation sent a powerful message of admiration.

During the celebration, GSDM Communications asked five first-year first-generation students about what it means to be a first-generation student.

Research Spotlight: F31 Grant Recipient Examines Connection Between Preconception Periodontitis and Reproductive health

In 2022, Julia Bond SPH 24 received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31 grant) from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to examine the association between preconception periodontitis and reproductive health outcomes. Now, halfway through the grant, Bond said it has been a wonderful experience participating in high quality oral health research using self-reported observational data.

Community Highlight: GSDM “Tooth Twins”

What are the odds that three sets of twins ended up at the same dental school at the same time?

GSDM Communications spoke to three current GSDM student twin sets about their remarkable paths to dentistry and their experiences being dental peers–a phenomenon we’ve dubbed “Tooth Twins.”

Student Spotlight: Two Boston University Students’ Research Victories Highlight Oral Cancer

The International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (IADR) recently announced the 2023 winners of its Hatton Competition, crowning two Boston University students as first-place winners.

Kisa Iqbal ENDO 25 and Emily Fisher CAMED 27 received first place in the junior and senior categories, respectively, at the 2023 IADR Hatton Competition, which was held in Bogota, Colombia, in June 2023. Earlier in the year, Iqbal and Fisher had secured second-place wins in the same categories at the 2023 American Association for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) Hatton Competition in Portland, Oregon.