BU Groundbreaking Event for its Goldman School of Dental Medicine
NEC Member Boston University recently marked the beginning of its planned expansion and renovation of its School of Dental Medicine with a groundbreaking ceremony.
Jeffrey W. Hutter, Dean of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, hosted the event to kick off the school’s three-year $112 million renovation and expansion that will add 48,000 square feet, including a seven-story addition for administrative, instruction, and preclinical spaces as well as a two-story addition with a 140-seat auditorium. The plan, which grew out of a strategic planning process that began in 2009, also calls for a modern patient treatment center with 10 group practices as well as a new patient entrance on the corner of East Newton and Albany Streets with a new reception area. The exterior of the building will also be renovated with contemporary sheathing and glass to let in natural light. Classes will continue as scheduled and patients will be seen without interruption throughout the construction.
“Our vision was to become the premier academic dental institution providing excellence across dental education, research, oral health care, and community service to the global population,” said Dean Hutter. Also present at the groundbreaking ceremony were Robert A. Brown, University President; Karen Antman, Dean of the School of Medicine and provost of the Medical Campus; David Lustbader, Chair of the SDM Dean’s Advisory Board and a major contributor to the building’s renovation; and Marty Martinez, Chief of Health and Human Services for the City of Boston.
The New England Council congratulates Boston University for the exciting expansion of its School of Dental Medicine and looks forward to seeing the completed project. Read more on Boston University’s website and in the Boston Herald.