Goldman School of Dental Medicine

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Boston University
Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
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Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Latin: Universitas Bostoniensis
Established 1958, Founded 1963[1]
Type Private
Provost Karen H. Antman
Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter
Academic staff 250[1]
Admin. staff 325[1]
Students 767[1]
Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
Website http://dentalschool.bu.edu/

The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is the dental school at Boston University. Its curriculum is noted for the Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Program, which gives students practical experience at a dental practice as part of clinical training. GSDM is also noted for its student and faculty research and is ranked highly in the nation. The School has about 800 students in predoctoral and postdoctoral programs.

The School can trace its origins to 1958 when the Boston University Medical School started a Department of Stomatology to provide postdoctoral education in dentistry. At that time, the institution was the only one in the country devoted solely to specialty education in dentistry. In 1963, it became Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry under the leadership of Dean Henry M. Goldman. In 1970, the School moved to 100 East Newton Street. In 1972, the School included a predoctoral program leading to a DMD degree.

In 1996, the School had outgrown its designation as a school of graduate dentistry and, accordingly, was renamed the “Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine” to better reflect the scope of the School’s education, research, patient care, and community missions.

In 2008, Dr. Jeffrey W. Hutter was named Dean of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Under his leadership, the School has embarked on an Applied Strategic Planning Process, which will transform the School into the premier academic dental institution promoting excellence in dental education, research, oral health care, and community service to improve the overall health of the global population.

The School's departments include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Health Policy & Health Services Research
  • Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontology & Oral Biology
  • Restorative Sciences/Biomaterials

Predoctoral degrees include:

  • BA/DMD
  • DMD
  • Advanced Standing DMD (for international students who have a dental degree from a country other than the United States or Canada)

Postdoctoral programs include:

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Implantology
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Biology
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontology
  • Prosthodontics

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://dentalschool.bu.edu/comm/fact-sheet.pdf

Coordinates: 42°20′11″N 71°04′13″W / 42.33636°N 71.07039°W / 42.33636; -71.07039