Hebrew SeniorLife affiliates with dental school

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Hebrew SeniorLife and Boston University's Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine signed a new affiliation agreement that will include more training for aspiring dentists in geriatric dental medicine.

It marks the first time that GSDM will oversee clinical dental operations at Hebrew SeniorLife, which will provide more opportunities for dental students and more appointments for residents.

“This collaboration is a win-win for both GSDM students and the patients at HSL. It ensures that our seniors get exceptional dental care, and that GSDM students have the opportunity to learn important skills in Geriatric Dental Medicine,” said Helen Chen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at HSL.

Geriatric dentistry is not a recognized specialty, but it will allow dental students to learn more about senior patients. Services will be available to residents in long-term chronic care at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center on both the Dedham and Roslindale campuses.