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MARCH 2017



DDS and Dental Hygiene Students Place Second Overall in 19th Annual All-University Games

The College placed second overall in NYU's 19th annual All-University Games held February 21, 2017, at Chelsea Piers Sports Center. The annual tournament, part of the University's official spirit week known as Violet 100, is open to students, faculty, and staff across NYU, and includes friendly competition in a series of intramural athletic events such as volleyball and ping pong, two categories in which Dentistry's own Jurassic Plaque team placed first.

Team Jurassic Plaque

 

Second Annual Public Health Dentistry Conference Draws More than 100 Students and Faculty from Across the Globe 

More than 100 dental, dental hygiene, and pre-dental students and faculty from NYU, Penn, Columbia, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, Hostos Hygiene, Hunter, the University of Ecuador-Quito, University of Jordan, San Antonio, Rutgers, Tufts, Michigan, and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and College of Global Public Health, participated in the Students in Public Health Dentistry Conference, "Advocacy: Every Dentist's Chance to Change the World," held at NYU Dentistry on February 26, 2017. The event featured keynote presentations by Renee Joskow, DDS, MPH, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service and senior dental advisor, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Mr. John Kemp, president and CEO of the Viscardi Center for children and adults with disabilities, along with group breakout sessions on topics including chairside advocacy, insurance, and personalized care/cultural sensitivity. The event was sponsored by the NYU Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

SPHD 2017


 

DDS Students Jenny Jeon and Andrew Kary Score Prizes at HackNYU 2017

Kudos to Jenny Jeon,'17, on receiving a prize for "Memo Rooms," a project within the Education Technology Track, and Andrew Kary,'17, on receiving a prize for "Tactile Textures," a project within the Assistive Technology Track, at NYU's 2017 Hackathon held from February 17-19, at the Tandon School of Engineering. "Memo Rooms" draws on the natural human ability to remember three-dimensional spaces in order to help its users study. By constructing a "memory palace," a digital world where students can post note cards and lecture slides, the app lets you hack your brain and learn materials as though you had a photographic memory. "Tactile Textures" solves a problem many dental students face: the lack of touch during pre-clinical simulations. The product records vibrations and plays them back along with video in order to provide a more realistic simulation for students. HackNYU 2017 featured more than 80 projects submitted by students from throughout the University.  

HackNYU 2017

 

February 2017



Peer Review Board Members Honored at Dean's Luncheon

Dean Bertolami hosted a luncheon on February 13, 2017, to welcome new members of the Peer Review Board on Ethics and Professionalism (PRB), and to thank the entire Board for their service. The members of the PRB are responsible for ensuring compliance with the NYU Dentistry Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Peer Review Board 2017

From left: Mr. Kendrick Park, '17 (PRB Rep.), Mr. Mihai Urichianu, '18 (PRB Rep.), Mr. Anthony Lee, '19 (PRB Rep.), Ms. Sarah M. Hanna, '20 (PRB Rep.), Mr. Vandeep Bagga, '17 (Student Council President; PRB Chair), Mr. Anil Sishta, '19 (PRB Rep.), Ms. Ilona Zbirun, '18 (PRB Rep.), Mr. Christopher Peppel, '18 (PRB Rep.), and Ms. Mallika Murali, '17 (PRB Rep.). Not shown: Ms. Laya Bahrani, '20.


 

Steven Erbeck, '20, Appointed to 2017-18 ASDA National Leadership Board

Steven Erbeck, '20

Congratulations to Steven Erbeck, Class of 2020, on being appointed to the position of legislative coordinator for the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) for 2017-18. Mr. Erbeck was selected for this national leadership position from a competitive pool of applicants, and will play an integral role in achieving the association's goals for the coming year.  


 

DDS Students and Faculty Bring Dental Care to Sunrise Adult Day Health Care Center in Brooklyn

Second- and third-year DDS students, supervised by Dr. Fabiola Milord, clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care, provided oral health education and free dental and oral cancer screenings at Sunrise Adult Day Health Care Center in Brooklyn on February 13, 2017. The outreach was organized with help from the NYU Dentistry chapter of the Russian American Dental Association (RADA), which provided translation services for Russian-speaking patients.

RADA at Sunrise Brooklyn

 

NYU Dentistry Celebrates Give Kids a Smile Day

Forty-eight DDS students representing three campus clubs — the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Club, Special Needs Society, and Generation Smiles — partnered with the New York County Dental Society for the 2017 Give Kids a Smile NYC Day. The Department of Pediatric Dentistry organized the full-day event, which was held at three public schools in underserved areas of Manhattan on Friday, February 3.

Give Kids a Smile NYC, the Society's largest community-focused event, brings together dentists, dental staff, dental students, and other volunteers to provide dental screenings and education to children, their parents, and teachers, in a fun and festive environment. The event also provides an opportunity to build connections and raise the profile of the profession. More than 1,000 children were screened and referred for follow-up care, if needed.

Give Kids a Smile Day 2017

Scar Vita, 2017 Copyright, Photography New York County Dental Society


   

Welcome New Employees

Joining our community is:

 


Congratulations to
  • The following faculty on being appointed to the editorial board of the International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health: Gary S. Berkowitz, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care; Iryna Branets, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Sang-Choon Cho, clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry; Mijin Choi, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics and director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics; Natalia Elson, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Denise Estafan, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care; and Angela R. Kamer, associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry.
  • Giuseppe Cicero, a third-year postdoctoral student in the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, on being featured in an article in The Huffington Post titled "Young, Creative, Ambitious - Pushing the Limits of Dentistry in New York City with Italy in His Heart."
  • Marina Da Rosa Kaizer, assistant research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials, on coauthoring an article titled "The Effect of Brushing and Aging on the Staining and Smoothness of Resin Composites" for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
  • Angela M. De Bartolo, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being appointed a member of the Second District Dental Society Oral Health Committee.
  • Denise Estafan, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, Benjamin Godder, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, Martina Majstorovic, adjunct associate professor of pediatric dentistry, and Ira D. Zinner, clinical professor of prosthodontics, on being appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care Medicine. Added kudos to Dr. Estafan on being appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Dentistry.
  • John S. Evans, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on being appointed a member of the Nanopatterned Organic Matrices in Biological Silica Mineralization (NANOMEE) Study Section of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • Kenneth E. Fleisher, clinical associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, on coediting the AOCMF journal titled "Antiresorptive Drug-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ARONJ) - Guide to Research." Contributing authors, along with Dr. Fleisher, included Niloufar Amintavakoli and K.C. Chan, both clinical assistant professors in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.
  • Stuart J. Froum, adjunct clinical professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on being quoted in the American Academy of Periodontology article, "Basic Care for Periodontal Disease May Not Be Enough for Patients with Diabetes," regarding the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
  • Winnie Furnari, clinical professor of dental hygiene, on being appointed chair of the Community Service Grant Review Committee of the American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute of Oral Health.
  • Gary R. Goldstein, professor of prosthodontics, on presenting the keynote address, "Why Do We Do the Things We Do: Centric Relation," at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Prosthodontics, and on authoring a chapter titled "The State of the Evidence in Implant Prosthodontics" for Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols.

 


Promoting Our Own
  • Matthew Cisneros, formerly a multimedia technician in Technology and Informatics Services (TIS), has been promoted to an applications specialist in TIS, effective March 1, 2017.

 


 

January 2017



AADR National Student Research Group Award Goes to NYU Dentistry for "Most New AADR Student Members" in 2016 and 2017 

With 34 new student members combined in 2016 and 2017 – more than any other dental school – NYU Dentistry will be recognized with the AADR National Student Research Group Award on March 23, at the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG) Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, part of the 2017 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition in San Francisco.


 

DDS Students and Faculty Partner with LIU Nursing to Bring Dental Care to Xavier Mission in NYC

Seven DDS students, under the supervision of faculty members Dr. Leonard I. Flug and Dr. Allan S. Grayson, partnered with the Long Island University School of Health Professions and Nursing on January 29, 2017, for an inaugural outreach to Xavier Mission in New York City. The outreach, organized with help from the Muslim Student Dental Association, provided free dental screenings and oral health instruction to patients in need.

MDA at Xavior Mission

 

Charity Ride at SoulCycle Raises Funds for the NYU Oral Cancer Center

An Oral Cancer Walk charity ride was held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 19th Street SoulCycle in NYC. More than 50 students, faculty, staff, and friends participated in the event, which raised nearly $1,400 to benefit the NYU Oral Cancer Center. Due to popular demand, plans for an additional charity ride at Flywheel Sports are in the works. Stay tuned for information on upcoming Oral Cancer Walk charity rides, and details about registering for the April 23rd Oral Cancer Walk.

SoulCycle Charity Ride

 

Dean Charles N. Bertolami's "Ring in the New Year" Celebration 2017
 

Ring in the New Year 2017



DDS Class of 2019 and Dental Hygiene Programs Hold White Coat Ceremonies

The DDS Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony was held on January 17, 2017, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Faculty, family, and friends joined in the annual celebration signifying students’ transition to the clinical phase of their journey toward becoming dentists. Family members were also invited to attend a White Coat Symposium and Open House the following day.

Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony



Dental Hygiene White Coat Ceremony 2017


The Dental Hygiene Program’s White Coat Ceremony was held on January 20, 2017, in Nagle Lecture Hall. Eighty-five BS and AAS degree students in dental hygiene were honored at the annual event, which recognizes students’ transition to the clinic and their commitment to providing quality patient care.

 


   

Welcome New Employees

Joining our community is:

  • Samantha Jaser as assistant director of international admissions and recruitment for the Programs for International Dentists.
  • Hannah Nayun Kim as a patient service representative.
  • Denise A. Trochesset as clinical professor and associate chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.
  • Sara Ivette Valentin as a patient service representative.

 


Congratulations to
  • William R. Abrams, adjunct professor and senior research scientist in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, on being selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve on a Special Emphasis Panel reviewing applications for the R21 exploratory/developmental research grant titled "Rapid Assessment of Zika Virus Complications." Added kudos to Dr. Abrams on being appointed an academic editor for PLOS ONE.
  • Donna G. Albertson, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, on receiving the 2016 Outstanding Investigator Award presented by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for her work as chair of four NCI Special Emphasis Panels.
  • Bradley E. Aouizerat, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and deputy director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on being appointed a member of the Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences (NRCS) Study Section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review.
  • Habib Benzian, adjunct professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on writing a chapter, "Promoting Oral Health through Programs in Middle Childhood and Adolescence," for the third edition of Disease Control Priorities.
  • William W. Bongiorno, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, Natalia Elson, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and Denise Estafan, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care. Added kudos to Dr. Bongiorno on being appointed incoming chair of the Second District Dental Society Greater New York Dental Meeting Organizational Committee and a member of the Second District Dental Society Membership and Communications Committee.
  • Lawrence E. Brecht, adjunct clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, Gary R. Goldstein, professor of prosthodontics, and Leila Jahangiri, clinical professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, on being appointed to the editorial review board of The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
  • Timothy Bromage, professor of biomaterials, on being featured in Quanta Magazine in "Teeth May Reveal a Multi-Day Biological Clock," and on co-presenting a keynote lecture titled "Does the Biology of Facial Growth Have Any Impact on Your Clinical Results for Your Family of Patients?" at the 2016 International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Courtney Chinn, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, on being appointed a member of the Northeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry Council on Governmental Affairs.
  • George J. Cisneros, professor of orthodontics, on serving as guest editor of the September 2016 issue of Seminar in Orthodontics, and on being elected president of the Northeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Ananda P. Dasanayake, professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on being invited to serve on three National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) sections: Establishing Behavioral and Social Measures for Causal Pathway Research in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Review; and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Review.

 


Promoting Our Own
  • Rita Rani, formerly a supply assistant, has been promoted to patient service representative for oral surgery.
  • Ana Quinche, formerly a lead dental assistant, has been promoted to dental hygienist for orthodontics.
  • Suzette Muwwakil, formerly a central sterilization unit technician, has been promoted to supply assistant.

 


 

December 2016



Cambodian Schools Adopt NYU Dentistry's School-based Oral Health Model 

The Global Outreach team traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from December 6 - 15, 2016, to establish a school-based oral health prevention program in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Dentistry and A Call To Share Singapore. NYU Dentistry faculty and administrators trained NUS faculty on outcomes tracking and implementation of classroom-based preventive measures. Based on the Smile Grenada program, which provided oral health education and prevention to more than 26,000 children from 2011 to 2013, the program will promote caries prevention and oral health awareness among children, teachers, and parents in two underserved schools.

Outreach to Cambodia

 

Special Olympic Athletes Gear Up for Winter Games With Help from PG Pediatric and DDS Students

On December 10, 2016, Drs. Ivory Ward and Steven Dias, students in the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, accompanied a group of 15 DDS students to the Jacob Javits Center, where they provided oral health education and screenings and made mouth guards for more than 60 athletes participating in the Winter Special Olympic games.

Winter Special Olympic Games

 

NYU Dentistry/ADEA Gies Academic Dental Career Fellowship Program Off to A Great Start

NYU Dentistry/ADEA Gies ADCFP

The ADEA Gies Academic Dental Career Fellowship Program (ADCFP) was introduced in spring 2016 to foster camaraderie and view teaching and learning in a broader context of scholarship, inquiry, and discovery. "In its first year," says program coordinator Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp, "10 faculty mentors and student fellows have pursued individualized action plans and are stepping out in all sorts of ways." They include:

  • Clara T. Lee, '19 (mentor - Dr. Ralph V. Katz), who was selected to present an International and American Association for Dental Research (IADR) abstract, "Mistrust in Health Care Practitioners vs. Mistrust in Medical Researchers and Potential for Impact on Health Care and Survival: Blacks vs. Whites" in March 2017 at the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR in San Francisco.
  • Kiyoung Cho, '19 (mentor - Dr. Lipp), who was selected to present a poster titled "What Can Uber and Airbnb Teach Us About Dental Education?" at the ADEA Chair of the Board of Directors Symposium, "Challenges Facing Dental Education: Phase 1 Findings from the 'Gies Report for the 21st Century,'" on March 20 at the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Long Beach, California.
  • The following NYU ADEA ADCFP students, who were selected to present posters at the March 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition:

 

"Smile Grenada" Outreach Program Spotlighted in Scientific American

A special Scientific American supplement, produced in collaboration with Colgate, "The Future of Oral Health, Global Challenges, and New Technologies," featured an article on NYU Dentistry’s multiyear assessment and intervention program, "Smile Grenada." » In addition, Scientific American and Colgate hosted a salon-type event, "How Global Challenge, Advances and New Technologies Will Shape the Future of Oral Health," on November 28, 2016, to showcase the innovation and innovators driving oral health today and tomorrow. Speakers included Dr. Michael C. Alfano, president, Santa Fe Group; professor, dean, and executive vice president emeritus, NYU; Dr. Marko Vujicic, chief economist and vice president, Health Policy Institute, American Dental Association; Sharon Guynup, editorial director, The Future of Oral Health, Scientific American Custom Media; Ian M. Cook, CEO, Colgate-Palmolive; and moderator Jeremy Abbate, vice president and publishing director, Scientific American. The event also recognized the "Smile Grenada" program.

Smile Grenada Scientific American

 

Welcome New Employees

Joining our community as of December 7 are:

  • Nelson Acosta as a junior research scientist in the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
  • Onyedikachi Aligbe as a junior research scientist in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.
  • David Ascher as a junior research scientist in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Nyasha Babb as an administrative aide in the central sterilization unit.
  • Katerina Cespedes as a dental assistant in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Elyssa Chen as an associate research scientist in the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
  • Marina Da Rosa Kaizer as an assistant research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials.
  • Carlos Domingues as a junior research scientist in the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
  • Xiaoxi "Chelsea" Gu as a grants administrator in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Babak Hamidi as clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry.
  • Jessica Harlow as a junior research scientist in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Christopher Lopez as a junior research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials.
  • Tina Luedecke as an associate research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials.
  • Charlotte Mary Marcotte-Toale as a junior research scientist in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. 
  • Yae Seul "Jenny" Park as a program administrator for Global Outreach Programs.
  • Diana Pierre as a human resources generalist in the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Services.
  • Natalie Marie Plana as a junior research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials.
  • Joseph Savino as an admissions representative for Allied Health Programs and Dental Hygiene.
  • Shruti A. Warhadpande as a junior research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials.

 


Congratulations to
  • Michael Bral, professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on being featured in a SiriusXM Doctor Radio segment about healthy aging on December 5, 2016.
  • Habib Benzian, adjunct professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on presenting the keynote address at the Ninth Global Conference on Health Promotion: "Health Promotion in the Sustainable Development Goals," held in Shanghai, China, November 21-24, 2016.
  • Ronald G. Craig, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, and Angela R. Kamer, associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on serving as coeditors of the book A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Effects of Periodontal Diseases, published by Springer.
  • Winnie Furnari, clinical professor of dental hygiene, on being elected president-elect of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene.
  • Gary R. Goldstein, professor of prosthodontics, on being named a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme; and on coauthoring an article titled "A Survey to Determine Agreement Regarding the Definition of Centric Relation" for The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. His coauthors included Mijin Choi, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics and director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, and Malvin N. Janal, senior research scientist and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Ashley C. Grill, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene, on being quoted in the Healthline article titled "Does Dental Sealant Protection Outweigh Potential Risks?"
  • Ismael Khouly, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, on coauthoring: "'Cytology-on-a-chip' Based Sensors for Monitoring of Potentially Malignant Oral Lesions" for Oral Oncology; "Human Histologic and Radiographic Evidence of Bone Formation in a Previously Infected Maxillary Sinus Graft Following Debridement Without Regrafting: A Case Report" for The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry; and "Maxillary Sinus Grafting with Biphasic Bone Ceramic or Autogenous Bone: Clinical, Histologic, and Histomorphometric Results From a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial" for Implant Dentistry. His coauthors include Timothy Abram, a visiting scholar in the Department of Biomaterials; Nicolaos Christodoulides, a research collaborator in the Department of Biomaterials; Ross Kerr, clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine; Joan A. Phelan, professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine; Patricia M. Corby, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry; John T. McDevitt, professor and chair of the Department of Biomaterials; Stuart J. Froum, adjunct clinical professor of periodontology and implant dentistry; Edgard S. Elchaar, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry; and Sang-Choon Cho, clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry.
  • Clara Lee, clinical instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, on authoring monthly columns for two Japanese newspapers, Daily Sun NY and Weekly Biz. The columns aim to make oral health and dentistry appealing to people who might otherwise fear going to the dentist.
  • Mary Jane Butac Livingston, adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene, on authoring an article titled "Sealing the Gaps: How Prevention Makes Profit" for Dentaltown.
  • Craig Misch, adjunct clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on authoring an article titled "The Lazarus Bone Graft: Revitalizing Allogeneic Bone Blocks" for Dentistry Today.
  • Vishnu S.R. Reddy, Class of 2019, Nicky M. Tovar, Class of 2019, Paulo G. Coelho, associate professor of biomaterials, and Lukasz Witek, assistant research scientist and adjunct instructor in the Department of Biomaterials, on coauthoring an article entitled "Ticagrelor Regulates Osteoblast and Osteoclast Function and Promotes Bone Formation in Vivo Via an Adenosine-Dependent Mechanism" for The FASEB Journal.
  • Todd A. Ross, adjunct clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being quoted in the New York Post article "Lip Service: Open Wide! Looking at Your Mouth Can Uncover Serious Hidden Health Issues."
  • Stuart L. Segelnick, adjunct clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, and Mea A. Weinberg, clinical professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on coauthoring two courses, "Basic Pharmacology: Part I – Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Principles" and "Basic Pharmacology: Part II – Pharmacotherapeutic Issues, Drug Regulations, and Prescription Writing," for dentalcare.com; and on coauthoring an article titled "Periodontal Management of a Patient Undergoing Liver Transplantation" for The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry.
  • Mark Wolff, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and associate dean for predoctoral clinical education and for development, on being quoted in: Family Circle regarding the benefits of flossing; Health Magazine on overcoming dental phobia and anxiety; Men's Health about the ways in which doctors avoid getting sick; and Time Magazine on nine things a smile reveals about one's health.

 


Promoting Our Own
  • John D. McIntosh Promoted to Associate Dean for Clinical Administration and Revenue Cycle Management 

Executive Vice Dean for Finance & Administration Dr. Michael P. O’Connor has announced that John D. McIntosh has been promoted to associate dean for clinical administration and revenue cycle management, effective December 1, 2016.

John joined the College of Dentistry approximately five years ago as the senior director for clinical revenue cycle and financial operations. Since his arrival, John has assumed the leadership of all of the College’s non-clinical, patient-centered activities, including insurance strategy and management, supply management, central sterilization, the central dental labs, concierge, and telephone call center, and has developed policies and procedures to ensure clinical finance compliance. In addition, he has been a key partner, together with Mark Wolff and Ken Fauerbach, in the successful roll out of the business aspects of the EHR project.

The College of Dentistry community congratulates John on this extremely well-deserved promotion. Please take the opportunity to congratulate John in person when you see him.

  • Shellie Fizer, formerly a program administrator for the Linhart Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Program, has been promoted to assistant director of CDE marketing and recruitment.
  • Cristian Opazo, formerly senior instructional technologist for Academic Affairs and Research, has been promoted to director of educational technology.

 


 

November 2016



2016 Student Appreciation Day

On November 21, 2016, the Office of Student Affairs & Academic Support Services sponsored a full day appreciation program for all students. Activities included a prize wheel give-away, a hot chocolate social, a photo booth, and free massages.

2016 Student Appreciation Day


 

 

15th Annual Implant Alumni Symposium

One hundred and fifty implant program alumni, pre- and postdoctoral dental students, international programs students, master of science degree candidates, and faculty attended the College’s 15th Annual Implant Alumni Symposium held on November 4, 2016. This year's symposium, which was co-hosted by the Office for International Programs and the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, included alumni from 35 countries.

15th Annual Implant Alumni Symposium


 

 

NYU Dentistry Welcomes 20 D4 Students from Norway’s University of Bergen

The College welcomed 20 fourth-year dental students from the University of Bergen in Norway on November 3, and 4, 2016. The two-day visit, sponsored by the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, included an overview of the College, campus tours led by members of the Classes of 2017 and 2018, presentations on integrated learning and patient-centered care, and participation in the 15th Annual Implant Alumni Symposium presented by the Office for International Programs and the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry. 

University of Bergen in Norway

 

Welcome New Employees

Joining our community as of November 4 are:

  • Francisco Abreu as a patient service representative.
  • Sonia Ally as a dental assistant in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Robert Arrasate as an audio/visual technician in the Office of Technology and Informatics Services (TIS).
  • Jennifer Batista as a dental assistant in the Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program.
  • Svetlana Bogomolskaya as a patient service representative.
  • Catherine Brown-Marlowe as a development associate.
  • Douglas Cascio as a dental assistant in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Nelshar Marie Cespedes as a dental assistant in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Clara Lee as a clinical instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.
  • Lauren M. Feldman as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Robert W. Frare as a clinical instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.
  • Alana Grambush as an administrative aide in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Denise Guerrero as an assistant research scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Steven Kohlberg as a clinical manager for the Dental Faculty Practices.
  • Sophia Lee as a patient service representative.
  • Diana Martinez as a patient service representative in the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
  • Jacqueline Santiago as a dental assistant.
  • Tanaya Santiago as a dental assistant in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Laura Serrano as a dental assistant in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Rozafa Shanja as a dental assistant in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Samantha Shrager as a junior research scientist in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Leila Soltani as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.
  • Shannon Spaulding as a dental assistant in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Ashley Marie VanZilen as a dental assistant in the Dental Faculty Practices.

 

 


Congratulations to
  • Denise Estafan, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being quoted in the Reader's Digest article "Nine Tips That Will Save Your Teeth From Coffee Stains," and on being featured in an editorial titled "Dr. Denise Estafan: Spreading Knowledge," in SciForschen, an open access publisher of academic journals in science and technology.
  • Robert Glickman, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on being quoted in the fall 2016 NYU Alumni Magazine article titled "Science from A to Z."
  • Ross Kerr, clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, David Sirois, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, and Richard McGowan, adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on contributing nine articles to the World Workshop on Oral Medicine VI (WWOM VI), including "A Systematic Review of the Treatment of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid" and "A Systematic Review of the Treatment of Mucocutaneous Pemphigus Vulgaris," both published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology (OOOO). Added kudos to Dr. Kerr on being selected to serve on the steering committee for the WWOM VI.
  • Rodrigo S. Lacruz, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, and Miriam Eckstein, assistant research scientist in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, on coauthoring an article titled "Store-Operated Ca2+ Entry Regulates Ca2+-activated Chloride Channels and Eccrine Sweat Gland Function" for The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
  • William J. Maloney, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, and Laurie R. Fleisher, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care and of endodontics, on coauthoring an article titled "Zane Grey: Dentist-Writer Brought the American West Alive" for NYSDA News.
  • Maureen McAndrew, clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care, Leila Jahangiri, clinical professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, and Thomas W. Mucciolo, adjunct assistant professor of prosthodontics, on coauthoring an article titled "Characteristics of Effective Simulation (Preclinical) Teachers as Identified by Dental Students: A Qualitative Study," for the Journal of Dental Education. Added kudos to Dr. McAndrew on authoring a guest editorial titled "Faculty Calibration: Much Ado About Something" for the same publication.
  • Stefanie Russell, clinical associate professor of epidemiology and health promotion, and Frederick G. More, professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on coauthoring an article titled "Addressing Health Disparities Via Coordination of Care & Interprofessional Education: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health and Oral Health Care" for Dental Clinics of North America.
  • Ivy Peltz and Eric Studley, both clinical associate professors of cariology and comprehensive care, on coauthoring three articles: 1) "Express Gratitude, Improve Your Well-Being" for AGD Impact; 2) "Things We Wish We Had Known After Dental School" for New Dentist Now, a blog by the American Dental Association; 3) "Personal Accounts on Why You Need Insurance" for Mouthing Off: The Blog of the American Student Dental Association. Added kudos to Dr. Peltz on authoring an article titled "Finding Your Center With Yoga and Ergonomics" for AGD Impact.
  • Andrew B. Schenkel, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, Ivy Peltz, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, and Analia Veitz-Keenan, clinical associate professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, and director of evidence-based dentistry in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article titled "Dental Cavity Liners for Class I and Class II Resin-based Composite Restorations" for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • Brian Schmidt, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and director of the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and the NYU Oral Cancer Center, on being quoted in the Men's Health "Ask Men's Health" column on a possible link between frequent use of alcohol-based mouthwash and the risk for oral cancer.
  • Burton S. Wasserman, adjunct clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on serving as editor of the July 2016 issue of Dental Clinics of North America, entitled "Special Care Dentistry."
  • Mark Wolff, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and associate dean for predoctoral clinical education and for development, on being quoted in the Men's Health article "Five Tips to Help You Stay Focused."
  • The following faculty on being featured on Doctor Radio on SiriusXM in September, October, and November 2016:
    • Robert Glickman, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on when and where to seek treatment for dental emergencies on the road;
    • Amr M. Moursi, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on a range of pediatric dentistry issues;
    • Glenn Rochlen, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on general and aesthetic dentistry;
    • Vera Tang, clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on periodontal disease.

 

 


Promoting Our Own
  • Robert M. Bagoff, formerly an adjunct clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, has been promoted to adjunct clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Elizabeth Best, formerly an outreach program administrator, has been promoted to grants administrator.
  • Stephen J. Chu, formerly an adjunct clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, has been promoted to adjunct clinical professor of prosthodontics.
  • Simone Duarte, formerly clinical assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been promoted to clinical associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology.
  • Debra K. Fischoff, formerly adjunct clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, has been promoted to clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.
  • Winnie Furnari, formerly a clinical associate professor in dental hygiene, has been promoted to clinical professor in dental hygiene.
  • Nuray Ozu, formerly an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Maria P. Rodriguez Cardenas, formerly a clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, has been promoted to clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Fern S. Shulman-Dembner, formerly an adjunct clinical assistant professor in dental hygiene, has been promoted to adjunct clinical associate professor in dental hygiene.
  • Seiichi Yamano, formerly assistant professor of prosthodontics, has been promoted to associate professor of prosthodontics.  

 

 


 

October 2016



NYU Dentistry/ADEA Gies Academic Dental Career Fellowship Program Dinner Seminar

The ADEA Gies Academic Dental Career Fellowship Program (ADCFP) at NYU College of Dentistry hosted its first dinner seminar on October 17, 2016, for a group of 10 faculty mentors and student fellows. The program is designed to foster camaraderie and to view teaching and learning in a broader context of scholarship, inquiry, and discovery. Dr. Ralph Katz, a mentor, and fellow Clara T. Lee, '19, led the discussion, which was based on a biography of Charles Darwin, The Power of Place. Both pre- and postdoctoral dental students are invited to join the ADEA Gies Academic Dental Career Fellowship Program. For more information, contact Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp, or visit the ADEA program page.

October 2016 NYU Dentistry-ADEA Gies Academic Dental Career Fellowship Program Dinner Seminar


 

 

Welcome New Employees

Joining our community this academic year, as of October 1, are:

  • Eunwhui "Inny" Kim has been appointed program coordinator for student affairs and academic support services.
  • David Arghavani has been appointed clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Aditi Bhattacharya has been appointed assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Raquel DeLeon has been appointed a human resources generalist in the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Services.
  • Heather Anne Derriman has been appointed a human resources generalist in the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Services.
  • Chandra C. Iyer has been appointed a clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Peter John has been appointed department administrator in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.
  • Jenny Kupershtokh has been appointed a dental insurance analyst in the Department of Clinical Revenue Cycle and Clinical Support Services.
  • Vanessa Matthews has been appointed executive assistant to the vice dean for international initiatives and for student affairs.
  • Chrystalla Orthodoxou has been appointed clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Sharoya J. Sales has been appointed associate director of financial aid and support services.
  • Zachary Slavutsky has been appointed a dental insurance analyst for the Department of Clinical Revenue Cycle and Clinical Support Services.
  • Ilser Turkyilmaz has been appointed clinical associate professor of prosthodontics.

 


Congratulations to

Promoting Our Own
  • Guy Akiva, formerly a senior systems engineer in Technology and Informatics Services (TIS), has been promoted to director of systems and infrastructure in TIS.
  • Maya Ardon, formerly associate director of student life and leadership initiatives, has been promoted to director of student affairs.
  • Leonard Berkowitz, formerly a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, has been promoted to clinical instructor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Tara Byrd, formerly an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, has been promoted to clinical instructor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Harold Jennings, formerly an adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene, has been promoted to clinical instructor in dental hygiene.
  • Xin Li, formerly an assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been promoted to associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology.
  • Sharon McLaughlin, formerly adjunct clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene, has been promoted to clinical instructor in dental hygiene.
  • Kim Misevis, formerly director of the College of Dentistry’s Programs for International Dentists, has been promoted to senior director of the Programs for International Dentists.
  • Amr Moursi, formerly associate professor of pediatric dentistry, has been promoted to professor of pediatric dentistry.
  • Maria Rusinak, formerly a patient service representative, has been promoted to executive assistant in the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
  • Jonathan Serbin, formerly a human resources generalist, has been promoted to human resources manager in the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Services.
  • Ajitesh "AJ" Tiwari, formerly a systems administrator in Technology and Informatics Services (TIS), has been promoted to senior systems administrator in TIS.
  • David E. Vazemiller, formerly adjunct clinical assistant professor of endodontics, has been promoted to clinical assistant professor of endodontics.

 


 

September 2016



Fall for Healthy Smiles! Back-to-School Brush-a-Thon

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 26 children from P.S. 142 joined the NYU Pediatric Dentistry team, Oral Health America (OHA) representatives, and NYS Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh to learn an important lesson about keeping their smiles healthy and bright. All youngsters simultaneously brushed their teeth for two minutes at 11:30 am – the correct amount of time everyone should brush. The program provided a great opportunity to create good brushing habits at an early age and to kick start a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. LEARN MORE >>>

Fall for Healthy Smiles Brush-a-Thon


 

2016 NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators Induction Ceremony

Academy Inductees 2016


 

 

July 2016



NYU Dentistry/Colgate-Palmolive Student Leadership Retreat 

NYU Dentistry/Colgate-Palmolive Student Leadership Retreat 2016


 

 

June 2016



PG Programs Welcome Reception

Postgraduate Programs Welcome Reception


 

 

Dental Hygiene Programs Present at Technology-Enhanced Education Expo

NYU Spring 2016 Technology-Enhanced Education Expo


 

 

May 2016



NYU Dentistry Graduation 2016

More than 400 candidates for the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, AAS and BS degrees in dental hygiene, MS degrees in clinical research and in biomaterials, and Advanced Education Program certificates saw their dreams come true as they received their degrees and certificates before an audience of approximately 4,000 people in The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 26.

NYUCD Graduation 2016


 

2016 Dean's Awards Ceremony

2016 Dean's Awards Ceremony


 

 

April 2016



2016 Service Awards Ceremony

2016 Service Awards Ceremony


 

 

2016 Oral Cancer Walk

2016 Oral Cancer Walk


 

 

January 2016



Class of 2018 White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2018 White Coat Ceremony


 

 

April 2015



2015 Service Awards Ceremony

2015 service awards ceremony


 

 

September 2014



2014-2015 School Year Off to A Great Start

welcome week


 

 

July 2014



NYU Dentistry/Colgate-Palmolive Student Leadership Retreat

Leadership Awards 2014


 

 

May 2014



2014 Service Awards Ceremony

Service Awards 2014


    


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