Last Name

Paula Friedman, DDS

TitleEmeritus Professor
InstitutionBoston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentGeneral Dentistry
Address72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4741
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4285-3744
Other Positions
TitleCourtesy Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise in geriatric dentistry. Research interests focus on health services and specifically on increasing access to oral health care for underserved populations. Activities include conducting oral health screenings for community-based, independently living elders; facilitating oral health in-home consultations for frail, home-bound elders; and assessing levels of satisfaction with services received by student dental plan members. Research interests also include studying barriers to oral health services as perceived by underserved populations.

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  1. Friedman PK, Kaufman LB, Karpas SL. Oral health disparity in older adults: dental decay and tooth loss. Dent Clin North Am. 2014 Oct; 58(4):757-70. PMID: 25201540.
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  2. Kaufman LB, Setiono TK, Doros G, Andersen S, Silliman RA, Friedman PK, Perls TT. An oral health study of centenarians and children of centenarians. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jun; 62(6):1168-73. PMID: 24889721.
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  3. Friedman PK. Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine: 50th anniversary. J Mass Dent Soc. 2013; 62(1):16-7. PMID: 24494264.
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  4. Friedman PK. The evolution of a new (unofficial) specialty: dental Geriatrician. Spec Care Dentist. 2011 Jan-Feb; 31(1):7. PMID: 21235608.
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  5. Friedman PK, Isfeld D. Xerostomia: the "invisible" oral health condition. Todays FDA. 2010 Jan-Feb; 22(1):61-3. PMID: 20344911.
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  6. Friedman PK, Isfeld D. Xerostomia: the "invisible" oral health condition. J Mass Dent Soc. 2008; 57(3):42-4. PMID: 19146117.
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  7. Shahidi A, Casado Y, Friedman PK. Taking dentistry to the geriatric patient: a home visit model. J Mass Dent Soc. 2008; 57(3):46-8. PMID: 19146118.
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  8. Friedman PK, Li D. Management of elderly diabetic patients. J Mass Dent Soc. 2008; 57(3):24-7. PMID: 19146112.
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  9. Friedman PK. Dentistry and quality of life: an interdependent dynamic. J Mass Dent Soc. 2008; 57(3):19. PMID: 19146110.
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  10. Friedman PK. Mentoring: leadership, learning, legacy. J Mass Dent Soc. 2006; 55(3):16-8. PMID: 17139915.
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  11. Friedman Paula K. A First-Hand Look at Medicine and Dentistry in China. Bulletin of Dental Education. 2005; (38).
  12. Friedman PK, Arena C, Atchison K, Beemsterboer PL, Farsai P, Giusti JB, Haden NK, Martin ME, Sanders CF, Sudzina MR, Tedesco LA, Williams JN, Zinser N, Valachovic RW, Mintz JS, Sandmeyer MS. Report of the ADEA President's Commission on Mentoring. J Dent Educ. 2004 Mar; 68(3):390-6. PMID: 15038641.
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  13. Friedman Paula K. A Message from ADEA President Paula K. Friedman “Careers in Dentistry – A View from Dental Education”. The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. 2004; 6(24).
  14. Friedman, Paula K. President’s Address. Journal of Dental Education. 2004; 7(68).
  15. Friedman, Paula K. President-Elect’s Address. Journal of Dental Education. 2003; 7(67):728.
  16. Friedman, Paula K. Strong Voices of Advocacy. Bulletin of Dental Education. 2003; 5(36):1.
  17. Friedman PK, Brecknock S. A comparison of dental and dental hygiene students' performance on "Facts of Aging" quiz. J Mass Dent Soc. 2003; 52(1):36-9. PMID: 12825567.
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  18. Friedman, Paula K. Women & Dentistry Reports. A Global Dialogue. 2003; 2(3):1.
  19. Friedman, Paula K. The Value of Mentoring. Bulletin of Dental Education. 2003; 9(26):1.
  20. Friedman PK. The EXCEL Program: strengthening diversity. J Dent Educ. 2001 May; 65(5):427-35. PMID: 11425247.
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  21. Calabrese JM, Friedman PK, Rose LM, Jones JA. Using the GOHAI to assess oral health status of frail homebound elders: reliability, sensitivity, and specificity. Spec Care Dentist. 1999 Sep-Oct; 19(5):214-9. PMID: 10765888.
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  22. Weaver RG, Gray CF, Friedman PK, Maguire K, Meckstroth RL, Redding SW, Retzlaff AE. Linking postdoctoral general dentistry programs with private practice settings. J Dent Educ. 1997 Mar; 61(3):305-11. PMID: 9085649.
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  23. Miner, M., Friedman, Paula K., Henshaw, M., Calabrese, J.C., Farsai, P. Teaching Geriatric Dentistry Through Case-based Interactive Strategies. The Gerontologist. 1997; 7(1):81-82.
  24. Paul M, Quinn K, Friedman PK. Study examines preventive practices for older patients. J Mass Dent Soc. 1996; 45(2):12-5. PMID: 9520682.
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  25. Friedman PK. Women's health: implications for health professional education. J Dent Educ. 1993 Oct; 57(10):759-61. PMID: 8408893.
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  26. Friedman, Paula K., & Bednarsh, H. Factors affecting the practice of dentistry, Community Dental Health. Mosby & Co. St. Louis, MO. 1993; 20-62.
  27. Friedman PK. Mentors: who are they? Where are they? Do we need them? J Dent Educ. 1992 Aug; 56(8):566-8. PMID: 1401460.
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  28. Friedman PK. A dental school sponsored, pre-paid dental plan for college students. J Dent Educ. 1992 Feb; 56(2):136-9. PMID: 1737867.
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  29. Friedman, Paula K. The future of tenure and promotion for dental school faculty - a view from the University. Journal of Dental Education. 1991; (55):691.
  30. Friedman Paula K. ADA survey illustrates the impact of aging population on today’s dental practice. Clinical Dental Briefings, Anthony W. Jong, editor. 1991; 5:6-7.
  31. Friedman PK, Jong AW, DeSouza MB, Burek M, Kranz S. An investigation of the effect of advertising on dental consumers. J Dent Pract Adm. 1988 Oct-Dec; 5(4):166-73. PMID: 3255787.
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  32. Friedman, Paula K. Factors affecting the practice of dentistry, Community Dental Health. Anthony Jong, editor. Mosby & Co. St. Louis, MO. 1988; 15-37.
  33. Friedman, Paula K. Safety of dental amalgam. JAMA. 1988; (206):15.
  34. Friedman PK. Implications of advertising in dentistry. J Dent Pract Adm. 1984 Jan-Mar; 1(1):21-4. PMID: 6594440.
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  35. Friedman, Paula K. Factors affecting the practice of dentistry”, Dental Public Health and Community Dentistry. Anthony Jong, editor. Mosby & Co. St. Louis, MO. 1981; 10-27.
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