Celebrating Our Community

February


Dr. Nicola Partridge Recognized with a Formal Resolution by the New Jersey General Assembly

Dr. Nicola Partridge
Dr. Nicola Partridge Recognized by NJ General Assemby

Dr. Nicola Partridge, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, was recognized last fall by the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey for her outstanding dedication and achievement within all the spheres of her life and work. The recognition came during the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women’s Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Awards Dinner. Dr. Partridge was awarded a formal Resolution lauding her meritorious record of service, leadership, and commitment. Read the full Resolution here.

 


   

Welcome New Employees

Joining Our Community Are:

  • Ian Alsopp as a senior PC support technician for Technology and Informatics Services.
  • Oraine Archibald as a sterilization technician for the central sterilization unit.
  • Jeremy Arroyo as an implant inventory assistant for the central dental lab.
  • Barry R. Blumenkopf as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Marija Cahoon as a clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene and dental assisting.
  • Ana Castro as a registered nurse for the health screening unit.
  • Yoonil Cha as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Guido Galletti as an adjunct instructor in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Jay S. Grossman as an adjunct assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Darren Huang as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of orthodontics.
  • Shirley Lin as a program administrator for the Department of Prosthodontics.
  • Christopher Lopez as an administrative aide for the Office Administrative Services.
  • Alex Maroutsis as a supply assistant for materials management.
  • Veronica Mensah as a sterilization technician for the central sterilization unit.
  • Foujan Nouri as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics.
  • Anthony Nurse-Dixon as a supply assistant for materials management.
  • Annelise Olivares as an administrative aide for the Office of Admissions.
  • Jose A. Ravelo as an adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Jayquan Riggins as a supply assistant for materials management.
  • Eddie Taheri-Tafreshi as a clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Kiara Whitney as an administrative aide for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

 


   

Congratulations to
  • Leila Jahangiri, Ira E. Klein Professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, on authoring the editorial, "Developing a Consensus: Abutment/Crown Design for Single-Tooth Implant Restoration" for the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry.
  • Ronald Kosinski, clinical director of the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities (OHCPD), on his presentation on the OHCPD at the UCSF Special Needs Dentistry Summit.
  • Amr Moursi, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on editing the textbook, Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry, 2nd edition with coeditor Amy Truesdale, clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry.
  • Martin C. Prager, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on coauthoring “Assessment of Digital Workflow in Predoctoral Education and Patient Care in North American Dental Schools” for the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Prager’s coauthor was Ms. Hannah Liss, Class of 2020.
  • André Ritter, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on editing the textbook, Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, 7th edition.
  • Silvia Spivakovsky, clinical associate professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, and Cristián Opzao, director of educational technology, on presenting "Using Qualtrics as an Efficient Assessment Tool in Competency-based Dental Education" at the 2020 Qualtrics Northeast Community Symposium on "Learning Innovation and Design, held at NYU Law School in January. 
  • Cristian Stefan, clinical professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on being a consulting editor for Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System, Volume 3.
  • Ilser Turkyilmaz, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, on authoring the editorial, "Challenges to Digital Dentistry in Dental Schools" for the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice.
  • Dean C. Vafiadis, adjunct clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on presenting a keynote address at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Dental Implant Conference.
     

   

Promoting Our Own
  • Richard Anchundia, formerly assistant director of admissions, has been promoted to director of DDS admissions.
  • Elyse Bloom, formerly assistant dean of communications and public affairs, has been promoted to associate dean of communications and public affairs.
  • Zhiming He, formerly associate research scientist in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has been promoted to research scientist.
  • Bin Hu, formerly associate research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials, has been promoted to research scientist. 
  • Maryna Levina, formerly director of faculty practice, has been promoted to senior director of faculty practice. 
  • Steven Lin, formerly application support manager for Clinical Information Management Systems, has been promoted to assistant director of application support
  • Corey Neskey, formerly IT security analyst, has been promoted to assistant director of cybersecurity analytics and operations.
  • Ryan St. Germain, formerly senior director of development and alumni affairs, has been promoted to executive director of development and alumni affairs.
  • Evonn Stapleton, formerly an administrative aide I for the Office of Administrative Services, has been promoted to an administrative aide II for the Office of Clinical Affairs.
  • Shruti Warhadpande, formerly a junior research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials, has been promoted to assistant research scientist.
     


White Coat Ceremony 2020: Dental and Dental Hygiene Students, Family, Faculty, and Friends Celebrate a Significant Milestone

White Coat Ceremony 2020: Dental and Dental Hygiene Students, Family, Faculty, and Friends Celebrate a Significant Milestone

The 2020 White Coat Ceremony was held on Monday, February 3, 2020, in the David Geffen Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Faculty, family, and friends joined in the annual celebration signifying students' entry into the clinical phase of their journey toward becoming dentists and dental hygienists. Last year’s celebration marked the first time that DDS and Dental Hygiene Program students received their white coats together. Another first was celebrated this year, as Advanced Standing Program students joined the celebration for the first time.

 


 

Ina Han, ’20, Receives Outstanding Student of the Year Award from American College of Dentists – NY Section

Ina Han ’20
Outstanding Student of the Year Award from American College of Dentists-NY Section

Ina Han, Class of 2020, was honored at the January 2020 annual meeting and banquet of the American College of Dentists-New York Section as the most academically outstanding student in her class. The American College of Dentists-New York Section also honored the academically highest ranking students in the Class of 2020 from the dental schools at Touro College, Stony Brook University, and Columbia University, all of whom received a cash stipend and a certificate in recognition of their achievements.

NYU Dentistry congratulates Ina on receiving this coveted academic distinction.
 

   


 

Dr. Kenneth Fleisher is Nominee for the 2020 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Kenneth Fleisher

The NYU Dentistry Distinguished Teaching Award Committee, chaired by Dr. Leila Jahangiri, Ira E. Klein Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, has nominated Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, clinical associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, for the high honor of receiving the 2020 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Distinguished Teaching Award, established in 1987, is presented annually to outstanding full-time faculty members in recognition that one of NYU's primary institutional priorities, along with research, is exceptional teaching inside and outside of the classroom setting.

The Distinguished Teaching Award highlights New York University's commitment to teaching excellence and is given annually to selected outstanding members of the faculty. Recipients are presented with a medal and a research stipend.

Dr. Fleisher’s teaching at all levels has been widely acclaimed for communicating his considerable expertise in understanding and treating a variety of oral and maxillofacial surgery conditions, and, in particular, the condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).

The winners will be announced in the spring.

   


 

16 Faculty Members from Dentistry Honored at Presidential Reception

16 from Dentistry Honored at Presidential Reception

Sixteen members of the College of Dentistry community were among the university-wide faculty honored at a reception hosted by NYU President Andrew Hamilton in recognition of having received prestigious awards, prizes, major grants, and other forms of special recognition for their scholarly and creative contributions in 2019.

The 16 honorees from NYU Dentistry were: Kim Attanasi, Lorel Burns, Ali Alper Comut, Winnie Furnari, Leila Jahangiri, James Keenan, Ross Kerr, Edmund Khoo, Wayne Kye, Fabiola Milord, Nicola Partridge, Seung-Hee Rhee, Maria P. Rodriguez-Cardenas, Ashok Soni, Analia Veitz-Keenan, and Donna Albertson.

View the entire list of honorees >>>
 

  


 

OKU Dinner of Academic Excellence

OKU Dinner of Academic Excellence

The Omega Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, held its annual Dinner of Academic Excellence at The Water Club on Tuesday, February 11. Members of the Classes of 2021 and 2020 who rank academically at the top of their respective classes were honored for their achievements. This year’s recipients of the Dr. Edward G. Kaufman Award for Academic Excellence were Seo Hyun Park, ’22, Jae Jun You, ’22, and Paniz Zarei, ’22.

View the program >>>

   


 

Mentorship Brunch Draws Record Numbers

Mentorship Brunch Draws Record Numbers

On Sunday, February 9, the Office of Development & Alumni Relations hosted the 4th annual NYU Dentistry Mentorship Brunch in collaboration with the NYU Dentistry Alumni Association and Student Government. Over 60 alumni and faculty mentors met with DDS and dental hygiene students to share their advice on different career paths in dentistry. Attendees also learned about the new Career Directory job portal available to alumni, students, and faculty. 
 


 

Dean's "Ring in the New Year" Celebration 2020

The Dean's 2020 "Ring in the New Year" celebration was held on Friday, January 31, at Dave & Buster's.

Dean's "Ring in the New Year" Celebration 2020

    


 

January

Janny Lim, '20, Wins ADA Foundation Tarrson Award

Janny Lim, '20, Wins ADA Foundation Tarrson Award

The ADA Foundation has awarded Janny Lim, ’20, its 2019 Dental School Student Community Leadership Tarrson Award in support of her research on “Determining and Improving Access to Pediatric Dental Care for Children of Vulnerable Pregnant Women.” The goal of the Tarrson Award is to recognize a volunteer community service project within the U.S. that is organized and/or conducted by a group of dental students enrolled in a predoctoral dental education program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The $11,418 award will support follow up on pregnant women participating in an interprofessional program established in 2018 between the Chief of Bellevue’s OBGYN Service and faculty at NYU Dentistry. The program, conceived and led by Dr. Stefanie Russell, associate professor of epidemiology & health promotion, and Ms. Lim’s faculty advisor, seeks to increase utilization of dental care among low-income pregnant women by increasing dental screening and referral, and by facilitating dental care itself during pregnancy. Since the program started, as many as 18 pregnant women are scheduled each week to receive oral health screening by NYU dental students, and, if needed, they are referred to NYU Dentistry for care.

NYU Dentistry congratulates Ms. Lim on her outstanding achievement.
 



Bronx News 12 Features Story on NYU CariedAway

Bronx News 12 Features Story on NYU CariedAway

CariedAway is a school-based cavity prevention program led by the Dept. of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and funded through a $13.3 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). NYU CariedAway brings care to students during their school day, twice each year.

The story was featured on Bronx News 12. View the story »
 



Dr. Vera Tang Installed as New Alumni Association President

Dr. Vera Tang Installed as New Alumni Association President

From left: Alumni Association Vice President Bruce Brandolin, ’84; Past-President Dr. Amin Ayoub, '92; Dean Bertolami; Dr. Tang; Secretary Angela De Bartolo, ’87, and Treasurer Nojan Bakhtiari, ’11.

Dr. Vera Tang, DDS ’00, clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, was installed as the NYU Dentistry Alumni Association President on January 12, 2020, at a luncheon hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Dean Charles Bertolami brought greetings on behalf of the College, and presented an award to Dr. Amin Ayoub, DDS ‘92, in recognition of his service as Alumni Association President from 2018-2020. The event was attended by board members and guests, including newly elected members Jackie Dikansky, DDS ’15; Julian Isaacs, DDS ’11; Ron Saffar, DDS ’02; and Barbara Slaska, DDS ’89.
 


Saturday Academy Featured on WABC-TV's TIEMPO with Joe Torres

Saturday Academy Featured on WABC-TV's TIEMPO with Joe Torres

Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo, ’15, cofounder of Saturday Academy and clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and Vanessa Cortinas, ’20, one of this year’s Saturday Academy program leaders and president of the NYU chapter of HSDA, were recently interviewed by Tiempo host Joe Torres about Saturday Academy and diversity in dentistry.

View Part I of the story »

View Part II of the story »
 


Academy of Distinguished Educators Announces Winners of its Clinical & Educational Scholarship Showcase

Academy of Distinguished Educators Announces Winners of its Clinical & Educational Scholarship Showcase

The Academy of Distinguished Educators held its annual Clinical & Educational Scholarship Showcase on Wednesday and Thursday, January 15 and 16. The Showcase highlighted the breadth of clinical and educational scholarship being conducted by faculty at the College.

The Showcase seeks to:

  • Raise awareness of the outstanding patient treatment and teaching taking place at the College
  • Emphasize the role that faculty play in both the education of our students and the treatment of our patient population
  • Give faculty and students an opportunity to present examples of their work to the entire College community
  • Give faculty a venue for academic portfolio development with the goal of creating high levels of scholarly activity that will be submitted for publication

The winners of this year's Showcase are:

Clinical Scholarship

  • 1st Place
    Rose Amable
    Integrating Social Determinants of Health: A Community Based Learning Approach

  • 2nd Place
    Kenneth E. Fleisher
    Use of Intraoperative Biplanar Fluoroscopy for Minimally Invasive Retrieval of a Broken Dental Needle

Educational Scholarship 

  • 1st Place
    Mitchell J. Lipp
    Motivational Interviewing vs. Conventional Education on Oral Health

  • 2nd Place
    Joana Forsea
    The learning styles and preferred teaching-learning strategies of contemporary orthodontic PG students and residents.

Favorite

  • Jalal Bukhari
    A superficial soft tissue calcification detected by cone beam CT.
     


Saturday Academy Graduates Largest Class to Date

Saturday Academy Graduates Rising Stars

The Saturday Academy Class of 2019—42 high school students from 29 local schools—was honored on December 14, 2019, at a graduation ceremony held in Septodont Auditorium.

Family and friends of the graduates attended the ceremony, which also included remarks by DDS student volunteers, members of the graduating class, and faculty advisors Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo, ’15, Saturday Academy cofounder and clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Eugenia Mejia, assistant dean for admissions and enrollment management. Saturday Academy cofounder Dr. Lorel Burns, ’15, assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics, was unable to attend but sent congratulations that were read at the event. Following the ceremony, the graduates were honored at a luncheon reception.

"Saturday Academy is the best program I have attended because we truly are surrounded by people who look like us and who are living our dream," said one graduate.

The mission of the Saturday Academy is to increase diversity in the health care professions, especially dentistry, by introducing underrepresented high school students to the profession of dentistry, while simultaneously preparing them for the college application process.

Dr. Lorel Burns recently shared two items of note from the Academy:

  • A Saturday Academy alumna has been the first from the program to be accepted to dental school, and while she received multiple acceptances, she has chosen to attend NYU Dentistry, where she will begin her studies in fall 2020.
  • Saturday Academy has received a grant of $7,750 from the ADEAGies Foundation to support one year of alumni programming activities.
     

  

Chae Rin Yoon, '21, Awarded Research Grant by New York Academy of Dentistry

Chae Rin Yoon, ’21, Awarded Research Grant by New York Academy of Dentistry

Chae Rin Yoon, Class of 2021, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the New York Academy of Dentistry’s Summer Research Grant. Chae Rin’s project, "Application of Novel Bioinformatic Pipelines to Identify Genes Associated with Response to Treatment for Periodontitis," was selected from among more than 70 proposals submitted by Summer Research Experience and Honors in Research Program students.

Chae Rin and her faculty advisor, Dr. Bradley Aouizerat, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, will be recognized at the February 13, 2020, meeting of the Academy, where they will display a poster and discuss their project. 

 


  

NYU Dentistry Student Government Creates Holiday Joy for Homeless Children at PS 188

Holiday Joy for Homeless Children at PS 188

Recent articles in The New York Times have focused attention on the enormous struggles that homeless public schoolchildren face in trying to learn while living in shelters.

The articles portrayed the lives of children at PS 188, known as the Island School, where last year 47 percent of the students were homeless. Located on the Lower East Side, the Island School is one of the sites that the Pediatric Dentistry Outreach Program visits regularly to provide essential care for the school’s students.

In December, NYU Dentistry Student Government members, who participate in the outreach program as part of their D4 rotations, created a "Holiday Soiree" to raise funds for PS 188 and the families of the kids who attend school there. They received raffle donations from Aspen Dental, L’Artusi, Dental Hygiene Student Council, and Starbucks. The event was a success, raising $1,200, which was donated in full to PS 188.

In addition to Student Government, which was represented by Carolyn Chow, ’20, and Roujau Rayetparvar, ’20, the “Holiday Soiree” was sponsored by a number of dental student clubs, including CSDA, KSDA, SASDA, MSDA, and HSDA, with the latter donating part of their recently-awarded Nuestros Ninos grant money to help buy Christmas trees with ornaments for 25 families of PS 188 kids—the kids’ number one wish.

Kudos go to all the participating NYU Dentistry students and to Dr. Rose J. Amable, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, and to Dr. Ronaldo Hirata, clinical assistant professor of biomaterials, who dressed up as Santa Claus and took photos with the PS 188 students.

Read the New York Times articles

 


   

December


Vanessa Mancuso, ’20

Vanessa Mancuso, ’20, Selected To Receive 2019 Colgate-Palmolive/NMF Dental Leadership Program Scholarship

Kudos to Vanessa Mancuso, ’20, on being one of only two recipients of the 2019 Colgate-Palmolive/NMF Dental Leadership Program Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship recognizes underrepresented minority dental students who have demonstrated commitment to leadership and serving medically underserved communities. Ms. Mancuso is President of the NYU Dentistry chapter of the Hispanic Student Dental Association and a mentor for Saturday Academy. She and classmate Stephanie Aya, ’20, recently received first place for the Colgate-Palmolive Nuestros Niños Competition from the Hispanic Dental Association for their case study based on their work in the Bringing Smiles Dental Education Program.

   


   

Dental Hygiene Faculty Shine at NJ Dental Hygienists' Association Annual Meeting

Dental Hygiene Faculty Shine at NJ Dental Hygienists' Association Annual Meeting

From left: Ms. Aleksandra Czaplinska, Ms. Winnie Furnari, Dr. Kim Attanasi, Dr. Cheryl Westphal Theile, Ms. Rhoda Gladstone, and Ms. Shirley Birenz

The annual meeting of the NJ Dental Hygienists' Association was held on Nov. 2, 2019, in Princeton, and NYU dental hygiene faculty were well-represented. Dr. Kim Attanasi, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene, was installed as the NJDHA president for 2020; Aleksandra Czaplinska, adjunct clinical instructor of dental hygiene, was installed as treasurer; Shirley Birenz, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene, received an award for advancing the profession of dental hygiene; Winnie Furnari, adjunct professor of dental hygiene, received the 2019 Liz Chaney Liaison of the Year on behalf of the ADHA Institute for Oral Health; and Professor Emerita Cheryl Westphal Theile presented a scholarship in her name to a practicing dental hygienist who will be continuing their education.

  


  

SiriusXM Radio's Dental Health Show at GNYDM

SiriusXM Radio's Dental Health Show at GNYDM

From left: Drs. Moursi, Bongiorno, Ritter, and Levine

On Tuesday, December 3rd, SiriusXM Radio broadcast a special edition of The Dental Health Show at the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). The two-hour, nationally broadcast, program was hosted by Dr. Amr Moursi, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and cohosted by Dr. William Bongiorno, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

The show included highlights from the GNYDM and dental health information for consumers provided by leaders in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics, dental care for people with disabilities, periodontics, and implant dentistry. 

Topics and guests included "Making Sense Out of Early Orthodontics Treatment" and "Direct to Consumer Orthodontics" with Dr. Joana Forsea, clinical assistant professor of orthodontics at NYU Dentistry, and Dr. Mark J. Bronsky, an orthodontist in private practice and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics; "Pediatric Restorative Dentistry: What's New and Trendy" with Dr. Keven Donly, American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) president and professor and chair of the Department of Developmental Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Dr. John Rutkauskas, AAPD chief executive officer; "Trends in Prosthodontics" with Dr. Thomas Giugliano, clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics and assistant director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at NYU Dentistry; "Common Oral Surgery Issues" and "Advances in Implant Dentistry" with Dr. Marci Levine, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at NYU Dentistry; and "Dental Care for People with Disabilities" with Dr. André Ritter, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at NYU Dentistry; Mr. Neil Romano, chairman of the National Council on Disability (NCD); Mr. Stanley Bergman, chairman and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., and Dr. Roger Warren, adjunct clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry.

The special broadcast attracted an estimated 250,000 listeners.

  


  

A Visit from the ADHA President

A Visit from the ADHA President

On December 3, faculty and students in the Department of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting welcomed the 2019 American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) President, Matt Crespin. NYU Dentistry's dental hygiene program is the only program of its kind in New York State to receive this honor. President Crispin, who was visiting from Wisconsin, is the first man to serve as ADHA president.

  


  

November


NYU Dentistry's WHO Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry Works to Incorporate Oral Health Care into Universal Health Coverage

NYU Dentistry's WHO Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry

Dr. Habib Benzian, research professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and associate director for global health and policy at the College's World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry, participated in a WHO-led side-event in October 2019. The event preceded the 11th Asian Chief Dental Officers' Meeting and was attended by Chief Dental Officers of 22 Ministries of Health in southeast Asia and the Pacific. The topic was incorporating oral health care into universal health coverage.

"Chief Dental Officers are working within their respective Ministries of Health at a crucial junction between policy and implementation," said Dr. Benzian. "We believe that recognizing their role in facilitating the translation of global health priorities into tangible improvements for people is crucial and as a WHO Collaborating Center, we are fully engaging in this process."

Discussions centered around various country examples, including innovative taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages, integration of oral care into UHC benefit packages, workforce training and delivery models, and effective fluoridation policies.

A WHO Global Oral Health Report is scheduled for publication in May 2020, the first report of its kind since 2003. The meeting also provided an overview of the tentative content drafting process. Dr. Benzian is a member of the editorial committee for this major WHO report, which will highlight the need to extend access to essential oral health care to billions of people currently underserved or not served at all.

Dr. Benzian also participated in a WHO-sponsored Capacity Building Workshop to Develop the National Roadmap for Implementation of the Regional Oral Health Strategy in the African Region.

  


   

72 Dental Hygiene Students Present Research Posters

72 Dental Hygiene Students Present Research Posters

Students in the Dental Hygiene programs presented their research posters on Monday, November 11, in LL1-20 at 433 First Avenue. Twenty-eight posters were collaboratively presented by 72 total students. Each presentation was judged by three faculty members. The winning presentations will be presented at the ADHA national meeting and the College's annual Research Scholarship Expo.

  


   

Paper Coauthored by Austin Le, '20, Wins Substance Abuse's 2019 Best Manuscript Award

Austin Le, '20

A paper on the potential social harms associated with substance abuse, coauthored by Austin Le, '20, "Posting, Texting, and Related Social Risk Behaviors While High," has won the 2019 award for Best Manuscript by the journal Substance Abuse.

All articles published between October 2018 and September 2019 or online during that time were eligible for consideration. According to the journal, the "best" manuscripts are those that clearly articulate research or policies designed to advance the identification and treatment of substance use disorders and/or the training of addiction care providers.

Beginning in 2014, Substance Abuse journal has granted the award for Best Manuscript on an annual basis. Dr. Joseph Palamar, associate professor of population health at NYU School of Medicine, Austin Le — a research associate at NYU's Department of Population Health, as well as a fourth year dental student — and the third coauthor, Patricia Acosta, also of NYU's Department of Population Health, will receive a trophy as recognition of this award.
 


  

Welcome New Employees

Joining Our Community are

  • Tamisha Abrahams, as a dental assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Glenny Baez, as a dental hygienist for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Sidney Banson, as a patient service representative for clinic operations.
  • Agata Bien, as grants administrator for the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.
  • Grace Blacer, as director of accounts receivable for clinical revenue cycle and clinical support services.
  • Ariel Blanchard, as adjunct clinical instructor in oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology, and medicine.
  • Anna Blas, as a sterilization technician for the central sterilization unit.
  • Nicole Burris, as clinic manager for clinic operations.
  • Maryann Claxton, as a dental hygienist and subject assistant for the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
  • Rebecca Dadoun, as a registered nurse for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Hsi-Lin Spencer Feng, as adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Edwin Ferrer, as a dental assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Robert H. Fisher, as adjunct clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics.
  • Nathacha Gaudin, as a patient service representative for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Peter Gershenson, as clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Pamela Graboso, as a dental hygienist for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Kim-Phung T. Hoang, as adjunct clinical instructor in endodontics.
  • Dane D. Jensen, as assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Sherali Khurshid, as adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Yohan Kim, as adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Racquel Kosta, as a dental assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • David Minaya, as academic scheduling administrator for academic scheduling.
  • Marie Mora-Moreno, as clinical assistant professor of endodontics.
  • Lanay Nimmons, as a dental assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Julio Pena, as senior systems engineer for technology and informatics services.
  • Natasha Peters, as a sterilization technician for the central sterilization unit.
  • Whitney Peters, as clinic manager for the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.
  • Michelle Puello, as a dental assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Naima Qadir, as a dental hygienist for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Fantasia Robinson, as a dental assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • George J. Schmidt, as adjunct clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Terusa Shahzad, as a dental assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Aisha Syed, as a patient service representative for the Department of Prosthodontics.
  • Alex R. B. Thomsen, as assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology.
  • Anivelys Torrenegra, as a supply assistant for materials management.
  • Sameer Verma, as adjunct instructor in basic science and craniofacial biology.


Congratulations to
  • Terry-Ann Brown, on being appointed clinic manager for patient care services.
  • Ali Alper Comut, associate professor of prosthodontics, on being elected as president of the American College of Prosthodontists, New York section. 
  • Tsering Dolkar, on being appointed dental assistant for the Department of Endodontics.
  • Edgard El Chaar, director of the advanced education program in periodontics and clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on being a keynote speaker at the 11th International Congress of Implants Connected to Nature in Romania.
  • James Keenan, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology, and medicine, on being appointed to the 2019-2020 AGD Dental Education Council.
  • Edmund Khoo, clinical associate professor of orthodontics, on the successful launch of the ADEA Section on Orthodontics Student Travel Awards Program.
  • Wayne Kye, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on being re-elected to serve as chair of the New York State Board of Dentistry for the 2020 calendar year, and for being re-elected to serve as vice-chair of the East Caucus at the American Association of Dental Boards Annual Meeting.
  • Fabiola Milord, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being selected as the 2019 Scrubs and Stilettos Women's Dental Conference honoree.
  • Dhanmattie Naraine, on being appointed supply assistant for materials management.
  • Laura Serrano, on being appointed dental assistant for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Ashok Soni, associate professor of prosthodontics, on receiving the Sniffen Medal of Honor from the Ninth District Dental Society.


Promoting Our Own
  • Andrew Baez, formerly senior human resources assistant, has been promoted to faculty services administrator.
  • Denise Clement, formerly dental assistant, has been promoted to lead dental assistant for pediatric dentistry. 
  • Stanley Ejechi, formerly a sterilization technician, has been promoted to lead sterilization technician.
  • Gabriela Gonzalez, formerly administrative aide I, has been promoted to administrator of special projects for administrative services.
  • Christopher Johnson, formerly senior PC support technician, has been promoted to systems administrator for technology and informatics services.
  • Jeffrey Smith, formerly a patient services representative, has been promoted to dental insurance analyst.

  


  

HSDA Students and Faculty Advisors Win 1st Place in the Colgate-Palmolive Nuestros Niños Competition from the Hispanic Dental Association

HSDA Students and Faculty Advisors Win 1st Place

From left: Dr. Pezzullo, Ms. Aya, Ms. Mancuso, and Dr. Amable

Vanessa Mancuso, '20, president of the Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA), Stephanie Aya, '20, HSDA vice president, Dr. Rose Amable, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, received first place in the Colgate-Palmolive Nuestros Niños Competition from the Hispanic Dental Association. Their winning case study, Mesiodens: A Clinical Comprehensive Evaluation of Pediatric Patients in a School-based Dental Program, was based on the dental treatment provided at PS 188 as part of the Bringing Smiles Dental Education Program.

Ms. Mancuso and Ms. Aya will receive a $5,000 award and will be invited to present the case study with Drs. Amable and Pezzullo at the HDA Annual Conference at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on Saturday, November 30th. In addition, the NYU Dentistry chapter of the HSDA will receive a $500 award in recognition of the winning case study.

 


 

Dental Assisting Certificate Program Graduates Fourth Cohort of Students

Dental Assisting Certificate Program Graduates

On October 9, 2019, the College celebrated the graduation of the fourth cohort of students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program.

The graduates—six students admitted to this highly selective, six-month, tuition-free program—were all recruited from the College’s patient population, based on referrals from students, faculty, and staff.

The program's goal is to provide highly motivated, un- or underemployed individuals who are eager to gain viable job skills—but may not have had the opportunity to do so before now—with the education and training necessary to embark on a career as a chairside dental assistant. The program includes all core courses in short modules taught by faculty from the Department of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting alongside clinical faculty and DDS students in the Group Practices and specialty care clinics.

Following the ceremony, the graduates and their families were honored at a gala reception.



 

11th Strategic Planning Plenary Event Draws Over 250 Faculty, Students, and Staff

Fall 2019 Strategic Planning Plenary Council

The College held its 11th Strategic Planning Plenary event on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in the Kimmel Center's Rosenthal Pavilion, drawing over 250 faculty members, students, and staff for an open discussion on the direction in which the NYU Dentistry community would like to move.

The afternoon opened up with remarks by NYU President Andrew Hamilton, followed by Dean Charles N. Bertolami's welcome. Dr. Michael O'Connor, executive vice dean for administration, development, finance, clinical, and student services, provided an update on strategic initiatives at the College and invited comments from the participants. As in previous sessions, open discussion from the participants addressed "What's not working at the College," "What is working," and "What we need to do to improve as a College." The event concluded with a reception.

 


 

Department of Pediatric Dentistry Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Department of Pediatric Dentistry Celebrates 80th Anniversary

From October 12–13, NYU Dentistry's Department of Pediatrics hosted its 80th anniversary celebration, which included the William R. Lynch Pediatrics Alumni Symposium. Alumni, faculty, friends, and students attended CE lectures with special guests, including Special Olympics Special Smiles founder Dr. Stephen Perlman, DDS '72. Guests enjoyed tours of the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities, led by Dr. Ron Kosinski, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry and clinical director of the center, and Dr. Amr Moursi, chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

 


 

2019 Northeast Implant Symposium Draws More Than 300 Attendees

2019 Northeast Implant Symposium

The 2019 Northeast Implant Symposium, hosted by the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, was held at the College from October 25 to 26, drawing more than 300 attendees. The three-day event commemorated the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Symposium at NYU Dentistry. In addition to NYU, participating organizations included Columbia, Harvard, Temple, Tufts, Connecticut, Maryland, Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System, Montefiore, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Rutgers, and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate Dental School. Student projects were presented on Thursday and Friday and a post-symposium meeting and a presentation for students, “Charting Your Career Path Post-graduation,” concluded the event on Saturday.

North East Implant Symposium Event Program (PDF) >>>

 


 

NYU Dentistry Hosts 3rd Annual Shils Stars Dental Student Competition and D4 Student Wins Prize

NYU Dentistry Hosts 3rd Annual Shils Stars Dental Student Competition

On October 16, NYU Dentistry hosted the third annual Shils Stars Dental Student Competition and its 17th annual awards ceremony. The event was sponsored by the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneural Fund, a nonprofit organization devoted to innovation in health care.

The Shils Stars Dental Student Competition included submissions from US- and Canada-based dental students who pitched their ideas, innovations, and inventions to a panel of judges led by Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officers of Henry Schein, Inc.

Congratulations to Fareed Tareen, '20, who won the 4th place award for his innovation, "The Invisible Needle Syringe."

 


 

NYU Dentistry Alumni Association Convenes Panel for NYU Alumni Weekend

NYU Dentistry Alumni Association Convenes Panel for NYU Alumni Weekend

On Saturday, October 26, the NYU Dentistry Alumni Association participated in the NYU Alumni Weekend with a panel discussion, “Debunking Dental Myths.” Fabiola Milord, MPH ’13, DDS ’94, moderated the panel of alumni participants, which included Amin Ayoub, DDS ’92, Angela De Bartolo, DDS ’97, Lucretia DePaola-Cefola, DDS ’83, MS ’78, BA ’76, and Julian Isaacs, DDS ’11. The panelists fielded oral health questions posed by NYU alumni, students, and guests.

 


 

Fall Mentorship Series Welcomes Back Recent Alumni To Share Early Career Experiences

Fall Mentorship Series Welcomes Back Recent Alumni

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the NYU Dentistry Student Government and the Office of Development & Alumni Relations Recent Alumni Committee jointly hosted the Fall Mentorship Series, a panel discussion designed to provide career guidance for graduating students.

The panel was moderated by Nojan Bakhtiari, DDS, '11, and included: Edly Destine, DDS, '13; Jacqueline Dikansky, DDS, '15; Nicole Giacalone, AAS, '14; Kristine Hassan, DDS, '13; Julian Isaacs, DDS, '11; John Matthes, DDS, '13; and Dorrie Miller, AAS, '11, BS, '12.

 


 

DDS Student Government Hosts First Ever Wellness Week

DDS Student Government Hosts First Ever Wellness Week

DDS Student Government held their first ever Wellness Week in collaboration with Dental Mindfulness and Fitness Society (DMFS) and Women in Dentistry (WinD). The events were held from October 21 to 24 and included a mindfulness lunch and learn, a meditation session, a free Equinox Class, and a free yoga class.

 

October


Oral Cancer Walk Raises Over $30,000 to Support Research and New Patient Care Initiatives at the NYU Oral Cancer Center

2019 Annual Oral Cancer Walk

More than 500 people participated in the College’s annual Oral Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 6, 2019. The walk, which raised over $30,000, began at NYU Dentistry then made a loop around the East Village and ended with a family-themed reception on East 25th Street featuring donuts, pumpkin decorating, and free oral cancer screenings. The College plans to use the funds raised to support research and a wellness center to combat pre-surgery anxiety in patients. In addition to coverage of the event by The Villager and Washington Square News, WABC Radio's Katz’s Corner broadcast an interview with Dr. Brian Schmidt, director of the NYU Oral Cancer Center, about the importance of early detection and prevention of oral cancer.

 


 

Korean Student Dental Association and NYU Meyers College of Nursing Students Bring Health Services to Korean New Yorkers

Korean Student Dental Association and NYU Meyers College

On September 21, 2019, dental students from the College's Korean Student Dental Association (KSDA) and nursing students from NYU Meyers College of Nursing joined forces for a community outreach at the Dong Po Festival hosted by Korean Community Services of New York. Drs. Mary Kang and Wayne Kye from NYU Dentistry and Dr. Chin Park from NYU Meyers helped to foster the collaboration and provided onsite faculty supervision.

"The NYU Dentistry KSDA provided oral health screenings while the NYU Meyers students performed general health screenings and provided basic CPR lessons, creating an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of how oral and systemic health are related," said Dong Hyun Kim, '21, president of KSDA. The outreach was featured in the Korean New York Daily newspaper.
 

September


Doctor Radio's The Dental Health Show Focuses on the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities

Doctor Radio's The Dental Health Show

From left: Dr. Amr Moursi, Ms. Kristin Juelson, Dr. Nancy Dougherty, and Dr. Ronald Kosinski.


Doctor Radio's The Dental Health Show

From left: Dr. Amr Moursi, Dean Charles Bertolami, Executive Vice Dean Michael O'Connor, and Mr. Marco Damiani.

On Monday, September 23, Doctor Radio's The Dental Health Show on Sirius XM broadcast a special two-hour program hosted by Dr. Amr Moursi, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, focusing on what the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities (OHCPD) is doing to break down barriers to oral healthcare for people with disabilities. Guests included Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry; Dr. Michael P. O’Connor, executive vice dean for administration, development, clinical and student services; Mr. Marco Damiani, CEO of AHRC New York City; Dr. Ronald Kosinski, clinical director of the OHCPD; Kristin A. Juelson, nurse practitioner at the OHCPD; and Dr. Nancy Dougherty, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry at the OHCPD.

 


 

Faculty Council Teaching Awards Ceremony

Faculty Council Teaching Award Ceremony

From left: Dr. Wayne Kye, Dr. Paul Zhivago, Dr. Tara Byrd, Prof. Shirley Birenz, Dr. Vasiliki Karlis, and Dr. Cristián Stefan. Not pictured: Dr. Michelle Harutunian.


Each year, the College's Faculty Council recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring. The 2019 award recipients were: Ms. Shirley Birenz, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene; Dr. Tara Byrd, clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care; Dr. Michelle Harutunian, adjunct clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care; Dr. Vasiliki Karlis, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery; Dr. Wayne Kye, clinical associate professor of periodontology & implant dentistry; Dr. Cristián Stefan, clinical professor of basic science and craniofacial biology; Dr. Paul Zhivago, adjunct clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics. The winners received their awards at a ceremony held in Nagle Auditorium on Wednesday, September 25. The College congratulates these outstanding faculty who reaffirm the importance of teaching to the College and to advancing its mission of providing the best dental education for its students.
 


   

Dr. Lorel Burns

Dr. Lorel Burns Named 2019 Endodontic Educator Fellow

The Foundation for Endodontics has named Lorel E. Burns, DDS, MS, its 2019 Endodontic Educator Fellow. Dr. Burns, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics, was selected based on her passion for teaching and mentorship. As a dental student in 2012, Dr. Burns founded the NYU College of Dentistry Saturday Academy, a pipeline program for underrepresented minority high school students. The program has been presented nationally and has had outcome data accepted for publication in the Journal of Dental Education. NYU Dentistry is proud of Dr. Burns and excited to see her leadership and expertise recognized as an educator fellow, teacher, and mentor.

   

Welcome New Employees

Joining Our Community are

  • Dalal Alhajji, as clinical instructor in oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine.
  • Jalal Bukhari, as clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine.
  • Anaika Forbes, as adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene.
  • Pakhshan Ghaderi, as clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics.
  • Farhad Hakimi, as adjunct clinical associate professor of prosthodontics.
  • Richard Henry, as manager for the central sterilization unit.
  • Roshney Kaur, as a revenue cycle analyst.
  • Young Kwang Kim, as clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics.
  • Jason Kyles, as clinical instructor in oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine.
  • Michael Lieberman, as adjunct clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry.
  • Michael Margolin, as adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Stephanie Perkowski, as adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene.
  • Juliana Sagbay, as a dental assistant in the faculty practice.
  • Alan Sezer, as adjunct clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics.
  • Santvana Vyas, as clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics.

 

Congratulations to
  • Brandon Finnie, '22, on receiving an American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Student Research Fellowship.
  • Edmund Khoo, clinical assistant professor of orthodontics, on being named a guest examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics clinical examinations.
  • Stella Park, '21, on receiving an American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Student Research Fellowship.


Promoting Our Own
  • Sirlene Billera, formerly adjunct instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct assistant professor.
  • Lorel Burns, formerly instructor in endodontics has been promoted to assistant professor.
  • Sang-Choon Cho, formerly clinical assistant professor of periodontology & implant dentistry has been promoted to clinical associate professor.
  • Elena Damiano, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor.
  • Laurie Esposito, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor.
  • Ivianie Exinor, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor.
  • Nicholas Giannuzzi, formerly adjunct clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct clinical associate professor.
  • Michael Gulizio, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor.
  • Joshua Johnson, formerly adjunct instructor in basic science & craniofacial biology has been promoted to adjunct assistant professor.
  • Edmund Khoo, formerly clinical assistant professor of orthodontics has been promoted to clinical associate professor.
  • Sharon McLaughlin, formerly clinical instructor in dental hygiene has been promoted to clinical assistant professor.
  • Fabiola Milord, formerly clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to clinical assistant professor.
  • Winifred Montuori, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor.
  • Katayoon Noroozi-Leibowitz, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor.
  • Jaclyn Park, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor.
  • Ryan Ruff, formerly assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion has been promoted to associate professor.
  • Deepak Saxena, formerly associate professor of basic science & craniofacial biology has been promoted to professor.
  • Andrew Schenkel, formerly clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to clinical professor.
  • Alan Smolen, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care has been promoted to adjunct clinical assistant professor.

Joining the ranks of the full-time faculty

  • Habib Benzian, formerly adjunct professor of epidemiology and health promotion, has been appointed research professor.
  • Olga Gnatovych, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene, has been appointed clinical instructor.
  • Annette Huynh, formerly adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene, has been appointed clinical instructor.
  • Divya Khera, formerly adjunct clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry, has been appointed clinical assistant professor.
  • Richard Kosofsky, formerly adjunct clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, has been appointed clinical assistant professor.

 

August


Welcome New Employees
  • Jerry M. Brown, as adjunct clinical instructor for the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Jalal Bukhari, as clinical assistant professor for the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.
  • Katerina Georgantza, as clinical assistant professor for the Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.
  • Gwen Giannina, as adjunct clinical instructor for the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Mariha King, as an administrative aide II for Admissions.
  • Michael B. Lieberman, as adjunct clinical assistant professor for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Ellen Pikus-Katz, as adjunct clinical instructor for the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Cinthia Santana, as a dental assistant for the Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities.

 

Congratulations to
  • Natasha Elson, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Endodontics on presenting the keynote address at the International Dental Forum in London.
  • Lauren Feldman, clinical assistant professor and predoctoral director in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry on giving summer podcast recommendations which were listed in an NYU News article.
  • Alexander Ross Kerr, clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine on receiving the Diamond Pin Award from the American Academy of Oral Medicine.
  • William J. Maloney, clinical associate professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, whose article, "The Unfortunate and Painful Dental History of George Washington" was discussed in the Daily Mail London.
  • Seung-Hee Rhee, clinical associate professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care on receiving the Faculty Advisor of the Year Award from the Academy of General Dentistry and on being elected regional director of the NYS Academy of General Dentistry.
  • Analia Veitz-Keenan, clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine on receiving the 2019 EBD Accomplished Faculty Award from the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD).
     

July


"Start Your Summer with a Smile" Marks 10th Anniversary on Sirius XM

“Start Your Summer with a Smile” Marks 10th Anniversary on Sirius XM

For the 10th consecutive year, Sirius XM radio broadcast its weeklong series, "Start Your Summer with a Smile." This year’s series, hosted by Dr. Amr Moursi, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, was broadcast from July 15 – 19, 2019. The live, call-in show featured a range of topics and experts, including oral surgery, with Dr. Marci Levine, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery; pediatric dentistry, with Dr. Lauren Feldman, clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry and director of the predoctoral program in pediatric dentistry; prosthodontics with Dr. Leila Jahangiri, Ira E. Klein Professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics; periodontics, with Dr. Edgard El Chaar, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry and director of the postgraduate program in periodontics; and orthodontics, with Dr. Mark Bronsky, an orthodontist in private practice in Manhattan. Each show attracted an estimated 250,000 listeners.