Dr. Andrew Sweeny
D.M.D.

Dr Sweeny is a general dentist born and raised in Williston, Vermont. He attended the University of Vermont, where he received a B.A. in Biology. After working for a year as a lab technician at UVM studying muscle physiology, he moved to Boston to attend Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. While in school he was able to treat patients from all over the greater Boston area, including a 10-week externship with Boston’s Healthcare for the Homeless program. He believes that dentistry is best done when a comprehensive treatment plan is tailored to be fit a patient’s needs; this is best accomplished with compassion, expertise, and good communication between patient and provider. When not working he enjoys watching Boston sports, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

Education

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), Boston, MA

Doctor of Dental Medicine, May 2017

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Bachelor of Arts, major in Biology, May 2012

Minors in Chemistry and Spanish

Professional Experience

GSDM Clinic – Implant Placement Nov 2016/Jan 2017

Student Dentist

  • Treatment planned and placed digitally guided single endosteal implants #30 and #19 in one of my school patients.

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, Boston, MA Oct 2016 – Dec 2016

Dental Extern

  • Worked as primary operator treating homeless patients; composite/amalgam restorations, removable prosthodontics, extractions.
  • Volunteered at women’s health fair giving screening exams to local homeless women.

GSDM Clinic – OD/Emergency Rotation, Boston, MA Oct 2016

Student Dentist

  • Provided exams, referrals, and pulpectomies to emergency patients.

GSDM Clinic – Oral Surgery Rotation, Boston, MA Aug 2016

Student Dentist

  • Provided pre-extraction consults and simple extractions to GSDM oral surgery patients.

Orchard Gardens/SBCHS – Pediatric Rotation, Boston, MA Jul 2016

Student Dentist

  • Worked as primary provider for pediatric patients at both South Boston Community Health Center, and Orchard Gardens K-8 School.

Willard St. Family Dental, Burlington, VT May 2014 – Jul 2014

Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Dental Extern

  • Observed and assisted in restorative, endodontic, and fixed and removable prosthetic procedures, including bridges, crowns, both complete and partial dentures, and root canal treatment.

Research Sept 2010 – Jun 2013

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Research Technician in UVM’s Muscular Physiology Department

  • Studied the functional effects of disease states on single skeletal muscle fibers, including knee osteoarthritis in humans and colon cancer in mice.
  • Taught microscope protocol to other technicians in the department.

Publications

Callahan, D. M., Miller, M. S., Sweeny, A. P., Tourville, T. W., Slauterbeck, J. R., Savage,

P. D., Maugan, D. W., Ades, P. A., Beynnon, B. D. and Toth, M. J. “Muscle disuse alters skeletal muscle contractile function at the molecular and cellular levels in older adult humans in a sex-specific manner.” Journal of Physiology 592 (2014): 4555–4573.

Toth, M. J., Miller, M.S., Callahan, D.M., Sweeny, A.P., Nunez, I., Grunberg, S.M., Der-

Torossian, H., Couch, M.E., and Dittus. K. “Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Skeletal Muscle Weakness in Human Cancer: Reduced Myosin-actin Cross-bridge Formation and Kinetics.” Journal of Applied Physiology 114.7 (2013): 858-68

Languages

English – Native

Spanish – Conversational/Intermediate

Technology

– Salud, MiPacs, Cerec, Gallileos

Certifications

– CPR, Invisalign