Celebrating Our Community: 2018 Archives

 

DECEMBER

Dr. Lawrence Brecht and Dr. Amr Moursi at the Greater New York Dental Meeting

GNYDM Features Special Doctor Radio Show Hosted by Drs. Amr Moursi and Lawrence Brecht

Dr. Amr Moursi, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and Dr. Lawrence Brecht, adjunct clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, who alternate as hosts of The Dental Health Show on SiriusXM’s call-in Doctor Radio channel (110) every other Monday, cohosted a special Dental Health Show recorded at the 2018 GNYDM on November 27, and broadcast on December 3.

The show consisted of four segments, as follows:

  • Segment One: Pediatric Dentistry featuring Dr. Joe Castellano, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) president, and Dr. John Rutkauskas, AAPD CEO;
  • Segment Two: Orthodontics featuring Dr. Mark Bronsky, an orthodontist in private practice in New York;
  • Segment Three: OMFS & Cosmetic Dentistry featuring Dr. Marci Levine, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, and Dr. Igor Chikunov, clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics;
  • Segment Four: Dr. Courtney Chinn, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry; Lisa Sasson, professor of nutrition at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; and Dr. Patty Braun, of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
     

   

Dr. Jeremy Chau and Dr. Edmund Khoo

Dr. Jeremy Chau Wins Third Place Prize in 2018 Invisalign University Challenge

Dr. Jeremy Chau, (PG-Ortho 2019) has won the prestigious third place prize in the 2018 Invisalign University Challenge in the Class III Category.

The Invisalign University Challenge is a patient case presentation open to all postgraduate orthodontic programs in North America, in which residents submit their case write ups, including before and after records of their patients. The cases are then judged by a blinded selected panel. It is highly competitive and only the cases which had the best results and outcomes are ranked in the top three.

Dr. Chau’s prize-winning case was featured at the 2018 Invisalign Summit and published in the Invisalign Gallery Book. Dr. Chau was mentored and supervised by Dr. Edmond Khoo, clinical assistant professor of orthodontics.
 


   

November


A First, A Second, and a Third Place Award: NYU Dentistry Students Shine at GNYDM

From left: Marco Bergamini (Oral Surgery Fellow), Dimitry Klass (DDS '19), Dr. Thomas Wiedemann, clinical assistant professor of oral & maxillofacial surgery; Juliana Gomez Farias (DDS '19).


A First, A Second, and a Third Place Award: NYU Dentistry Students Shine at GNYDM

NYU dental students and a student organization garnered prestigious awards at the 2018 Greater New York Dental Meeting.

The first place award for student research went to Dimitry Klass, '19, and third place was won by Marco Bergamini, a student in the Program in Oral Surgery for International Dentists, and Juliana Gomez Farias, '19. All three students were mentored by Dr. Thomas G. Wiedemann, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

In addition, the College’s Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) chapter -- led by student chapter president Vanessa Mancuso Cortinas, '20 -- won the second place award in the Orgullo Competition, sponsored by the Hispanic Dental Association and Oral B, in which student chapters from all the dental schools across the country are invited to make a video using Crest and Oral B products. NYU’s video dealt with cultural competency and oral health instruction among Hispanic senior citizens. Vanessa served as executive producer and starred in the video. Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, serves as the chapter’s faculty advisor.

We congratulate all of these outstanding students and their mentors on their impressive achievements.
 



 

Fall 2018 Strategic Planning Plenary Council

Fall 2018 Strategic Planning Plenary Council Draws 250-Plus Students, Faculty, and Staff

The fall 2018 Strategic Planning Plenary Council held on October 27 in the Kimmel Center's Rosenthal Pavilion drew more than 250 students, faculty and staff from across the College for a series of presentations and open discussion of the College’s path forward.

Following welcoming remarks by Dean Bertolami, Executive Vice Dean Michael P. O’Connor presented an overview of the new NYU Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities. He was joined by Drs. Jessica Hilburg, associate dean for clinical affairs, and Ron Kosinski, clinical director of the new Center.

Next came a presentation by Dr. Andrea Schreiber, senior associate dean for education, on the curriculum review process now underway.

The series concluded with an interactive presentation on the Council on Humanitarianism and Culture Change led by Council members, followed by a lightning round of rapid-fire questions and comments by Plenary Council participants.
 



NYU Dentistry and Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program Partner to Provide Free Care for Elderly Survivors

For the past six months, NYU Dentistry, in partnership with Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity and Henry Schein Cares, has been providing essential dental care at no cost to Holocaust survivors through the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program.

Among the 100,000 Holocaust survivors living in the U.S. today, approximately one third live in poverty, making it all but impossible to access the care and support they need. Survivors often have special oral health needs, as many experienced prolonged nutritional deprivation and received little or no dental care throughout their childhoods, compromising their lifelong oral health. By increasing Holocaust survivors’ access to oral care, this program is meeting a critical need and significantly enhancing the overall health and quality of life of this underserved population. The program provides care to the most economically vulnerable Holocaust survivors as well as individuals of any faith who are survivors of Nazi persecution.

Through this program, Henry Schein donates the dental supply kits used by participating dentists, while participating dental labs donate crowns, dentures, and other appliances necessary for patient care. NYU Dentistry contributes the professional expertise of its faculty and students to provide pro bono care. The NYU program, now in its initial stage, has provided care for a small number of survivors but that is expected to grow as additional eligible patients are identified through members of the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies and other local organizations.

 



Dental Hygiene Students Present Research Posters

Dental Hygiene Students Present Research Posters

As part of the Principles of Dental Hygiene III curriculum and initiated with a literature review, students in the Dental Hygiene programs presented their research posters on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in LL1-20 at 433 First Avenue. Approximately 30 posters were presented, and 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.

 


 

Drs. Elena Chachik and Toni Sami Win 1st and 3rd Place Prizes at ACP Meeting

Drs. Elena Chachik and Toni Sami Win 1st and 3rd Place Prizes at ACP Meeting
Drs. Elena Chachik and Toni Sami Win 1st and 3rd Place Prizes at ACP Meeting

Two students in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics won first and third place prizes at the annual meeting of the American College of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Elena Chachik won the first place prize in the case presentation section for her project, "Digitally-guided technique for crown lengthening in an Amelogenesis Imperfecta Patient: A fabrication technique." Her table clinic showcased the use of Z-brush software that is used in the movie industry for the fabrication of a printed crown-lengthening guide. Dr. Chachik was mentored by Dr. Farhad Vahidi, associate professor of prosthodontics, and Dr. Paul Zhivago, adjunct clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics. Dr. Zhivago helped the department to implement the software this fall.

Dr. Toni Sami won the third place prize for his project, "The accuracy of four intraoral scanners." His table clinic compared the accuracy of various scanners using the FARO Edge HD Arm, which is considered to be the world's most innovative 3D measurement system. Dr. Sami was mentored by Dr. Gary Goldstein, professor emeritus of prosthodontics.

 


 

Gene Park, '20, Receives Hinman Outstanding Student Research Award

Gene Park, '20, Receives Hinman Outstanding Student Research Award

Gene Park, Class of 2020, received the Most Outstanding Presentation in Clinical Research Award at the 2018 Hinman Student Research Symposium for his project titled "A Bone Histological Study: The Effect of Macrometer, Micrometer, and Nanometer Surface Texturing on Osseointegration." Gene's faculty mentors were Dr. Paulo Coelho, Linkow Professor of Biomaterials, and Dr. Lukasz Witek, assistant professor of biomaterials and director of the Craniomaxillofacial Orthopedic Biomaterials Regenerative Applications Lab.

The Symposium also featured a presentation by Emilie R. Grodman, Class of 2021, titled "Effects of Probiotics on Type 2 Diabetes MKR Mice Gut Microbiome." Emilie was mentored by Dr. Deepak Saxena, associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology.

The Hinman Symposium, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, is a national meeting that features oral and poster presentations of research studies by dental students and graduate trainees from dental schools across North America.

 

October 2018


NYU ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program Enters Third Year

NYU ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program Enters Third Year

The ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) has entered its third year at the College. The program was founded with the goal of providing pre- and postdoctoral students who may be considering entering an academic career with the opportunity to gain structured mentoring and insight into what that involves. The program consists of faculty (mentor) and student (fellow) pairs who work in collaboration on a research or teaching project. Dr. Jeffrey Stewart, senior vice president for interprofessional and global collaboration at ADEA, has called the NYU ADCFP participation "outstanding."

To learn more about the program, please contact NYU Dentistry ADCFP Coordinators Dr. Mitchell Lipp or Dr. Edmund Khoo

The fellows and mentors for the 2018–2019 academic year are:

Fellow/Mentor: Daman Anand/Lauren Feldman; Tajmina Akter/Stuart Hirsch; Beverly Chen/Edmund Khoo; Kiyoung Cho/Mitchell Lipp; Kate Chung/Olivier Nicolay; Jinyoung (Katelyn) Jung Kim/ Katayoon Noroozi-Leibowitz; Jong Kil Kim/ Mitchell Lipp; Lyndon Tran/Mitchell Lipp; Tatiya Ungphakorn/ Mary Kang; Anna Wong/Edmund Khoo; Michael Chang/Lucretia Depaola-Cefola.

 


Student/Faculty Outreach Team Participates in Nigerian Independence Day Parade Health Fair

Nigerian Independence Day Parade Health Fair

From left: George Vattes '20, Melissa Marin '19, Dr. Esther Kuyinu, Catherine Nguyen '19, Oludamilola Ademidun '20, Yuxiang Lian '19

On Saturday October 6, 2018, NYU Dentistry students and faculty participated in a dental outreach at the Nigerian Independence Day Parade Health Fair in Dag Hammarskjold Park in Manhattan. A record number -- more than 100 children and adults -- received free dental screenings at the event, which marked the College's 5th consecutive year of participation.

The parade was sponsored by The Organization for the Advancement of Nigeria (OAN). It is the largest celebration of Nigerian Independence Day outside of Nigeria, with tens of thousands of people participating each year. The Health Fair is organized by the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) and facilitated by Dr. Esther Kuyinu, immediate past chair of the New Jersey Chapter of ANPA. Physicians, dentists, nurses, medical residents, and dental students collaborated in providing blood pressure, blood sugar, and oral health screenings, along with health promotion education, to the celebrants.

Participating dental students included Oludamilola Ademidun '20, Bhavani Achunala '19, Yuxiang Lian '19, Melissa Marin, '19, Catherine Nguyen '19, Tuan A Nguyen '18, Perpetua Okoh '20, Ivana Petrovic '20, Khalida Stanazai '19 and George Vattes '20.
Dr. Winifred Montuori, Dr. Elena Damiano and Dr. Esther Kuyinu provided faculty supervision.

Nigerian Independence Day Parade Health Fair

From left: Dr. Winifred Montuori, Perpetua Okoh '20, Ivana Petrovic '20, Khalida Stanazai '19 and Bhavani Achunala '19.



Hanna Liss,’20, Wins Second Place Prize at 6th China-ASEAN Forum on Dentistry

Hanna Liss,’20, Wins Second Place Prize

Hanna Liss, Class of 2020, was recognized with the second place prize at the 2018 China-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Forum on Dentistry, for her presentation titled "3D Printing of Orofacial Structures: A Model for 21st Century Reconstructive Surgery." She competed in the host city of Nanning, China, against 23 other dental students from China, the 11 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), and the US.
 


Dental Assisting Certificate Program Graduates Second Cohort of Students

Dental Assisting Certificate Program Graduates Second Cohort of Students

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the College celebrated the graduation of the second cohort of students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program.

The program graduates – five students admitted last October to this highly selective, six-month, tuition-free pilot program – are all minority men and women who were recruited from the College's patient pool 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 expert faculty from the College's Office of Allied Dental Programs 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.


September 2018


Incoming Students Welcomed at Orientation 2018

Incoming Students Welcomed at Orientation 2018

Three hundred and eighty-one DDS students and 68 dental hygiene students were welcomed to the College during the week of August 20. Highlights of the orientation program included remarks by Dean Charles N. Bertolami and NYU President Andrew Hamilton, along with a weeklong series of informational and social events designed to acquaint the new students with NYU Dentistry and the many educational and student life resources available to them.

 

July 2018


Summer Dental Experiences for High Schoolers

Summer Dental Experiences for High Schoolers

During July, the College hosted two mini programs for high school students interested in dentistry.

As part of the NYU Meyers College of Nursing's second annual Summer Immersion Program, which is designed to give urban teens an opportunity to explore careers in healthcare, the College hosted a Dental Career Day on July 12, 2018, which included presentations by students on careers in dentistry. Professor Jill B. Fernandez, who organized the program, said, "The Summer Immersion Program offers a unique opportunity for high school students to learn about various health professions paths. On dental day, the teens not only learned about dentistry, but also about the intersection of dentistry and other healthcare professions."

On July 12, the Office of Admissions hosted a program for students from the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at Rutgers University. Admissions Officer Emily Baio led a tour of the College, along with a counseling session for students interested in dentistry, and Michal Prado, '20, organized the clinical component of the program. Dr. Eugenia Mejia, assistant dean for admissions & enrollment management, said, “I met the group at the SHPEP tri state recruitment fair at Yale, and invited them to tour the College and learn more about our program. The feedback was extremely positive.”

 


 

NYU Dentistry Joins Oral Health Advocates at UN

NYU Dentistry Joins Oral Health Advocates at UN

A Prelude to September 2018 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs and Side Event at NYU

The College's World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry, was one of four oral health organizations at the UN’s July 5, 2018, Interactive Civil Society Hearing on NCDs (Noncommunicable diseases). The meeting was in preparation for the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs to be held in September 2018.

The Civil Society Hearing resulted in a first draft for the High-level NCDs' outcome declaration. Dr. Richard Niederman, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, represented NYU, which joined three other oral health organizations – the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the FDI World Dental Federation, and the American Dental Association (ADA) – in providing detailed comments and expert advice on the proposed outcome declaration to ensure oral health integration.

"Oral diseases, and particularly dental caries, are the most common conditions of mankind. It is therefore critical that they are recognized as a global, preventable, public health epidemic," said Dr. Niederman.

NYU Dentistry will host an official side event on NCDs and Oral Health, which will address the business case for NCDs and oral health equity improvement, during the September High-level UN Meeting. More information on the side event will be available soon.

For more information, please visit:

 



Students and Faculty Volunteer at Special Olympics

On June 3, 2018, DDS students, postdoctoral pediatric dentistry students, and faculty volunteered their time and talents at the annual New York Metro Special Olympics held at Queens High School for Teaching in Jamaica, Queens, where they provided free oral health screenings and health promotion information to 93 athletes with special needs. The 18 participating DDS students were members of the Special Needs Dentistry Club and of the Pediatric Dentistry Club. Pediatric dentistry and dental hygiene faculty were on hand to supervise the event.

Students and Faculty Volunteer at Special Olympics

 

June 2018


Welcome New Employees
  • Dr. Jesse C. Doscher as part-time Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Dr. Kamolthip Songtrakul as full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dr. I.N. & Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics.

 

Congratulations to
  • Andrea Beall, adjunct clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene, on coauthoring an article titled "Collaborative Interprofessional Education Models" for Access, the magazine of the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Professor Beall’s coauthor was Lisa Stefanou, clinical associate professor of dental hygiene.
  • Donna Catapano-Martinez, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene, on coauthoring "Improving Oral Health with Polyphenols" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.
  • Jill B. Fernandez, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, on being inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, Delta Beta Chapter, of the NYU College of Global Public Health.
  • Winnie Furnari, adjunct professor of dental hygiene, on coauthoring "A Cursory Review of Forensic Dentistry" for RDH Magazine; on coauthoring an article titled "Patients' Willingness to Participate in Rapid HIV Testing: A Pilot Study in Three New York City Dental Hygiene Clinics" for the Journal of Dental Hygiene; on receiving an American Academy of Forensic Sciences Fellowship; on being elected president-elect of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene (AADH) for 2017-2018; and on being appointed to the following AADH Committees: the AADH Annual Meeting Committee; the Minutes Review Committee; the AADH Times Review Committee; and the Finance Committee..
  • Rosemary Hays, clinical associate professor of dental hygiene, on coauthoring an article titled "Assessment for Need of a Master's in Dental Hygiene Program" for Access, the magazine of the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Professor Hays' coauthors included Eva M. Lupovici, adjunct clinical professor of dental hygiene; Kellie R. Kennedy, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene; Lisa Stefanou, clinical associate professor of dental hygiene; Andrea Beall, adjunct clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene; and Megan Murphy, student retention and academic advising administrator for dental hygiene programs.
  • Ronaldo Hirata, clinical assistant professor of biomaterials, on coauthoring an article titled "Effect of Sonic Resin Composite Delivery on Void Formation Assessed by Micro-computed Tomography" for Operative Dentistry. Dr. Hirata's coauthors included Malvin N. Janal, senior research scientist and adjunct associate professor of epidemiology and health promotion; and Paulo G. Coelho, professor of biomaterials and Leonard I. Linkow Associate Professor of Implant Dentistry.
  • James R. Keenan, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on receiving the 2018 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) Award presented by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) on June 9, 2018, at the AGD2018 Scientific Session in New Orleans; on being named to the board of directors of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation; on being appointed a trustee of the New York Academy of General Dentistry (NYSAGD); and on being appointed chair of the Dental Education Committee of the NYSAGD.
  • Ross Kerr, clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on being interviewed by SELF for an article titled "Why Do the Corners of My Mouth Crack – and How Do I Fix It?"
  • Edmund Khoo, clinical assistant professor of orthodontics, on receiving the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award recognizing outstanding junior faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and service, and a commitment to dental education; and on presenting "Barriers Pursuing Academia After Graduation: How Can We Help?" at the Society of Orthodontic Educators Symposium, part of the American Association of Orthodontists 118th Annual Session.
  • Yon H. Lai, adjunct clinical professor of orthodontics, on being elected president of the New York State Society of Orthodontists (NYSSO); and on being appointed chair of the Match Grant Program of the American Association of Orthodontists Political Action Committee (AAOPAC).
  • Yihong Li, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on being nominated for the March-madness inspired biomedical research competition STAT Madness 2018 as a result of her research assessing the association between periodontal pathogen colonization and the potential risk of developing precancerous lesions that may predict stomach cancer.
  • William J. Maloney, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on presenting an award-winning table clinic presentation titled "The Resurgence of the Use of Heroin and the Role of the Dentist in the Opioid Crisis" at the 106th Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting held from March 22–24, 2018; on authoring "The Oral and Dental Significance of Treacher-Collins Syndrome" for the April 2018 issue of Dentista y Paciente; on being appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dentistry and Orofacial Surgery; on being elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine Section on History of Medicine and Public Health; and on being appointed to the editorial board of Dental Research: An International Journal (DRIJ).
  • Nicola C. Partridge, professor and chair of basic science and craniofacial biology, on coauthoring an article titled "The Deletion of Hdac4 in Mouse Osteoblasts Influences Both Catabolic and Anabolic Effects in Bone" for the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR). Dr. Partridge's coauthors included Teruyo Nakatani, adjunct assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology; and Joshua Johnson, adjunct instructor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and administrator for the department's anatomical teaching collection.
  • Cheryline Pezzullo, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on receiving the 2018 American Dental Education Association/Academy for Academic Leadership (ADEA/AAL) Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarship for Professional Development on March 19, 2018, at the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. Dr. Pezzullo will attend a four-day ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders in July 2018.
  • Victoria H. Raveis, research professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and co-director of the NYU Aging Incubator, on serving on a panel titled "Being and Aging" at NYU's 4th Annual Ethics, Compliance, and Risk Symposium, Intersections on the Road to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Dianne L. Sefo, clinical instructor in dental hygiene, on coauthoring an article titled "Multimedia Technologies Used in Pre-clinical Dental Hygiene" for Access, the magazine of the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Professor Sefo’s coauthors included Shirley Birenz, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene; Sarah Kang, clinical instructor in dental hygiene; and Judith Kreismann, retired clinical associate professor of dental hygiene.
  • Leslie F. Smithey, assistant dean for quality assurance and risk management and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on being elected a fellow of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute.
  • Patricia Vargas, department manager for orthodontics, on receiving an MS in management and technology from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
  • Staci A. Violante, adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene, on authoring "The Third Molar Extraction Conundrum" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.
  • Mark S. Wolff, professor and chair of cariology and comprehensive care and senior associate dean for development, on presenting a keynote address at the 2018 Philippine Anti-cavity Campaign; on chairing the "Project Accessible Oral Health: Enhancing the Wellness of People with Disabilities" Planning Committee; and on being quoted by SELF in articles titled "Dentists Explain 8 Ways to Make Your Next Appointment A Little Bit Easier," "Five Cavity Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore," and "Five Reasons Your Teeth Are So Agonizingly Sensitive."

 

Promoting Our Own
  • Ashley Liu, formerly a patient service representative (PSR), has been promoted to Dental Insurance Analyst.

 

May 2018


Graduation 2018

Graduation, May 24, 2018


Commencement, May 16, 2018

On May 24, 2018, the Class of 2018, including more than 400 candidates for the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, AAS and BS degrees in dental hygiene, MS degrees in biomaterials and in clinical research, and advanced education program certificates saw their dreams come true as they received their degrees and certificates before an audience of over 4,500 people in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. New this year: Six graduates of the inaugural class of the Dental Assisting Certificate Program were also recognized. Learn more about Graduation 2018 >>> 

 



Dental Hygiene Awards and Pinning Ceremony
Held May 9th

The Dental Hygiene Programs' 2018 Awards and Pinning Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 9, in Septodont Auditorium. Eighty-two BS and AAS degree students in dental hygiene were honored at the annual event, where they received pins presented by faculty of the College. View the Dental Hygiene Awards and Pinning Ceremony program (PDF) >>>

Dental Hygiene Awards and Pinning Ceremony

  


 

Eight OMS Faculty Named "Super Doctors" in New York Times Magazine Supplement

Eight OMS Faculty Named "Super Doctors" in New York

Eight Department of Oral and Maxillofacial (OMS) faculty members were recognized as "Super Doctors" in the New York Times Magazine's May 13, 2018, "New York Super Doctors" supplement. They are: Dr. Lena Al-Sabban, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Kenneth E. Fleisher, clinical associate professor; Dr. Robert S. Glickman, professor and chair; Dr. David L. Hirsch, adjunct clinical assistant professor; Dr. Vasiliki Karlis, associate professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. Marci H. Levine, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Eduardo D. Rodriguez, adjunct professor; and Dr. Shahin Shahgoli, adjunct clinical assistant professor.

Congratulations to all our OMS "Super Doctors"!

 


 

Dean's Boardwalk Barbeque Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

More than 850 students, faculty, staff, and administrators attended the Dean's Boardwalk Barbeque on May 11, 2018, at Riverpark Restaurant. The event was sponsored by the Council on Humanitarianism & Culture Change, and included barbeque, boardwalk games, music, and dancing.

Dean's Boardwalk Barbeque

  



Dean's Student Awards

Celebrating Outstanding Achievement by DDS Class of 2018, Peer Tutors, Peer Mentors, Admissions Ambassadors, and Teaching Assistants

Dean's Student Awards

Sixty-two Class of 2018 DDS students received Dean's Student Awards on May 4, 2018, in recognition of their outstanding academic and public health achievements. In addition, a Dean's Student Award went to one member of the DDS Class of 2019, and more than 400 peer mentors, peer tutors, admissions ambassadors, and teaching assistants were recognized at the awards ceremony held in Septodont Hall. View the 2018 Dean’s Student Awards program (PDF) >>>

 



Annual Service Awards Ceremony Recognizes 128 Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

Annual Service Awards Ceremony

NYU Dentistry hosted its annual Service Awards Ceremony on April 30, 2018, in the Alfano Commons. The ceremony recognized 128 faculty, staff, and administrators celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of continuous service at the College. View the 2018 Service Awards program (PDF) >>>

 



President's Service Awards

Serena Simone, '18, Raveena Singh, '18, and NYU Dentistry Student Council Recognized for Exceptional Service 

President's Service Awards
President's Service Awards

Serena Simone, '18, Raveena Singh, '18, and the NYU Dentistry Student Council, were honored at the 2018 NYU President's Service Awards for outstanding service to the University and to the broader community. Ms. Simone was recognized as an individual recipient in the Community Service and Civic Engagement Award category for her commitment to implementing both global and local outreach programs in Nepal and in the Bronx. Ms. Singh, NYU Dentistry Student Council president, was recognized in the Individual Award Recipient category for her passion for leadership and generous contributions to the dental student body. The NYU College of Dentistry Student Council was recognized in the Leadership and Campus Programming Award category for its efforts to increase community, camaraderie, and support among students.

 



Welcome New Employees

 

Congratulations to
  • Shirley Birenz, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene, on being appointed to the Public Relations Committee of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene for 2017–2018.
  • John R. Calamia, professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being appointed to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) University Relations Committee and Awards and Recognition Committee for 2017–2018; and on being named to the board of directors of the AACD for 2018.
  • David L. Glotzer, clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on presenting a Continuing Education Unit course titled "All Hazard (Bioterrorism) Preparedness for the Dental Team" at the Nassau County Dental Society 2018 General Meeting.
  • Marjan Moghadam, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, on receiving Honorable Mention in the NYU 2017–2018 Distinguished Teaching Award Competition.
  • Smruti Pushalkar, research scientist and adjunct assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on receiving a $15,000 grant from the New York University Research Challenge Fund (URCF) for her research on "Host-mycobiome Interactions and Its Role in Oral Carcinogenesis."
  • Raid Sadda, clinical associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, on receiving a certificate of recognition presented by St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx) on April 22, 2018; and on coauthoring a book chapter titled "Treatment of Maxillofacial Gunshot Wound Injuries" for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd edition, volume 2.
  • Despina Sitara, associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on receiving a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Travel Award in 2017 for her poster titled "Inhibition of FGF-23 Signaling Rescues Renal Anemia."
  • Jeannie Stabulas-Savage, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on authoring Frommer’s Radiology for the Dental Professional, 10th Edition.
  • Tatiya Ungphakorn, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics '16, on receiving Honorable Mention in the 2018 Resident Case Display Program, sponsored by the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics at the American Association of Orthodontists 118th Annual Session in Washington, DC. Dr. Unghpakorn's faculty advisor was Edmund Khoo, clinical assistant professor of orthodontics.
  • Sayamol Voraragsa, adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on coauthoring an article titled "Conservative Management of Dental Caries Using Silver Nitrate and Atraumatic Restorative Treatment in Remote Rural Setting: A Reduction to Practice" for the New York State Dental Journal. Dr. Varagsusa's coauthors included Ralph P. Cunningham, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care; Noel Brown, Class of 1988; and Page W. Caufield, retired professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Yu Zhang, associate professor of biomaterials, on receiving a 2017 American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Fellowship; and on being elected president-elect of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Dental Materials Group.
     
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The following students on receiving awards at the 2018 American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Poster Competition in Chicago: 

  • Alla Cheban, Class of 2018 (NYU Honorable Esthetic Achievement Poster Students Award);
  • David Finkelstein, Class of 2018 (1st place – Clinical Case Undergraduate Poster Competition);
  • Mehrnaz Golmakani, Class of 2018 (3rd place – Clinical Case Undergraduate Poster Competition);
  • Raveena Singh, Class of 2018 (4th place – Clinical Case Undergraduate Poster Competition);
  • Chee Han Teo, Advanced Program for International Dentists in Esthetic Dentistry '18 (1st place – Clinical Case Postgraduate Poster Competition);
  • Bhavna Gangwal, Advanced Program for International Dentists in Esthetic Dentistry '18 (2nd place – Clinical Case Postgraduate Poster Competition);
  • Beatriz Zavaleta Mendoza, Advanced Program for International Dentists in Esthetic Dentistry '18 (3rd place – Clinical Case Postgraduate Poster Competition);
  • Nantawan Kolakarnprasert, Master of Science in Biomaterials '18, Advanced Program for International Dentists in Esthetic Dentistry '16 (1st place – Material Science Postgraduate Poster Competition).

Alumnus Vincent J. Calamia, Class of 2011, also placed first in the Clinical Case Junior Faculty Poster Competition.

 

Promoting Our Own
  • Lily Liang, formerly a patient service representative (PSR), has been promoted to lead PSR for the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. 

 

April 2018


Peer Review Board Members Honored at Dean's Luncheon

Dean Bertolami hosted a luncheon on April 18, 2018, 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 Members Honored at Dean's Luncheon

From left: Mr. Andrew Chang, '21; Mr. Mihai Urichianu, '18; Mr. Joseph Geiger, '19; Mr. William Pepe, '19; Ms. Kelly Mastrovito, '19; Ms. Sijia Xu, '21; Ms. Ilona Nockles, '18; and Mr. Christopher Peppel, '18. Not shown: Ms. Laya Bahrani, '20; and Ms. Sarah M Hanna, '20.
 



Students, Faculty, and Alumni Conduct 11th Outreach to Machias, Maine 

Students, Faculty, and Alumni Conduct 11th Outreach to Machias, Maine

The NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach team conducted its 11th outreach to Machias, Maine, from April 8–14, 2018. Thirty-five pre- and postdoctoral dental students, dental hygiene students, faculty, staff, and alumni participated in the outreach to rural Washington County, providing comprehensive oral health care and instruction to approximately 650 children and adults in the Lee Pellon Center. The weeklong outreach was made possible by the generous support of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, the Washington County Children’s Program, Colgate-Palmolive, and Septodont. 
 



International Programs Celebrate 15 Years at the Collegio dei Docenti in Rome

15 Years at the Collegio dei Docenti in Rome

From April 12–14, 2018, the College's International Programs participated in the annual meeting of all Italian dental schools, the Collegio dei Docenti Universitari di Discipline Odontoostomatologiche, in Rome, Italy. This year marked the International Programs’ 15th anniversary at the Collegio. Highlights of the event included opening remarks by Dr. Cheryl Healton, Dean of NYU’s College of Global Public Health; a full day of clinical presentations by alumni and by Dr. Peter M. Loomer, clinical professor and chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, who spoke about peri-implantitis; and a recruitment booth in the expo area. Over 45 International Programs alumni from all over Europe and Israel attended the event.
 



Greening Committee Organizes "Day in the Dirt" Gardening Project in Central Park

Day in The Dirt

The NYU Dentistry Greening Committee kicked off National Volunteer Week 2018 with a "Day in the Dirt" gardening project on Sunday, April 15, in Central Park. Kudos to the following student volunteers who participated in the project, from left: Saipranay Guntaka, '21; Carly T. Alanouf, '19; Brittany Wall, '20; Anthony Lee, '19; Kimia Pouyafar, '20; and Jonathan Malakan, '20.
 



New Dental Assisting Certificate Program Graduates First Class 

Dacp Graduation

On April 3, 2018, the College celebrated the graduation of the inaugural class of a new Dental Assisting Certificate Program.

The first cohort of graduates – six students admitted last October to this highly selective, six-month, tuition-free pilot program – are all minority men and women who were recruited from the College's patient pool 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 expert faculty from the College's Office of Allied Dental Programs alongside clinical faculty and DDS students in the Group Practices and specialty care clinics. The program consists of two, six-month, semesters annually.

All the graduates have achieved competence in understanding OSHA regulations and have been trained in the appropriate clinical and basic sciences, an electronic health record, digital and film radiology, and communications and patient management skills.

In her opening remarks, Dr. Cheryl Westphal Theile, associate dean for allied dental programs, spoke about the great pride and confidence that all of the program faculty have in the graduates' potential to demonstrate clinical excellence, compassion, and commitment to their patients and to the dental assisting profession.

In congratulating the graduates, Dean Bertolami noted that they were all well-trained, highly marketable, and poised for a career in a stable, high-demand market. And he added, "As we celebrate your achievements, we also thank your families and friends for their support of your academic goals, and we give you our promise to do everything we can to help you succeed as you begin your new lives as dental assistants."

A highlight of the graduation ceremony was the participation of Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, member of New York City Council District 2, which includes the College of Dentistry. Councilwoman Rivera said that, as a person of color, she was elated by the achievements of this graduating class, and she pledged to be available to assist them in any way she could as they begin their careers.

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

 



Dr. Amr M. Moursi to Host Monthly Doctor Radio Show on SiriusXM

Dr. Amr M. Moursi

Dr. Amr M. Moursi, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, will join Dr. Lawrence E. Brecht as host of "The Dental Health Show" on SiriusXM Doctor Radio. The program, which airs biweekly on Mondays at 3:00 pm EST, features news and advances in dentistry, and brings the latest in research and dental treatment to listeners nationwide. Dr. Moursi will host the hour-long show live on the first Monday of each month, starting on May 7 at 3:00 pm EST. The show will include discussions on pediatric dentistry, preventive care, and treatment options, and feature expert guests from around the country. To listen to the program, subscribe to SiriusXM and tune in to Doctor Radio (channel 110) on the first Monday of the month. You can also listen via the SiriusXM app or online at www.SiriusXM.com/streaming.

8th Strategic Planning Plenary Event Brings Together Faculty, Students, and Staff in Open Forum

8th Strategic Planning Plenary Event

The College held its 8th Strategic Planning Plenary Council on Monday, April 2, 2018, in the Kimmel Center's Rosenthal Pavilion, bringing together nearly 250 faculty, students, and staff for an open discussion on the direction in which the NYU Dentistry community would like the College to move.

Highlights of the half-day session included remarks from Dean Bertolami, a report by Dr. Michael P. O'Connor, executive vice dean for administration, finance, clinical and student services, on current strategic initiatives underway, and a lightning round to address "What's not working at the College," "What is working," and "What we need to do to improve as a College."



Gallatin Arts Festival Exhibits Work by MS in Biomaterials Student Cristóbal Rivera Martínez

Dr. Cristóbal Rivera Martínez, a student in the MS in Biomaterials Program, presented his photography collection titled "Microcosmos" at the Gallatin Arts Festival, hosted by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, from April 9-13, 2018. The image, depicting the longitudinal sections of various teeth, was captured by Dr. Rivera Martinez through a microscope in Dr. Timothy Bromage's lab. "Microcosmos" features the combined work of Dr. Rivera Martinez and his colleague Javiera Valle.

Gallatin Arts Festival Exhibits

Second Annual Dean's Honors Day Celebrates Outstanding Achievements by Faculty, Administrators, and Staff During the 2017 Calendar Year

Dean's Honors Day program

On Sunday, April 8, Dean Bertolami hosted the 2nd annual Dean's Honors Day – A Celebration of Excellence – to recognize outstanding professional distinction earned by faculty, administrators, and staff during the 2017 calendar year. The event, which drew nearly 250 honorees and guests, included a jazz brunch and awards ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street. "Recipients of Dean's Honors Day awards," said Dean Bertolami, "have demonstrated exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, service to the profession, innovation, and administration, both intra- and extramurally."

View the 2018 Dean’s Honors Day program (PDF) >>>
 



 

Welcome New Employees

Joining Our Community are:

  • Jillian R. Kaye as adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.
  • Julianna Reitz as grants administrator for the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.


Congratulations to
  • William M. Baum, adjunct instructor in the Department of Prosthodontics, on authoring "The Keystone of Success: Dental Technicians and the Restorative Dental Team on Implant Cases" for the September 2017 issue of Inside Dental Technology.
  • Habib Benzian, adjunct professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on organizing and co-chairing four featured presentations – "Leveraging Sustainable Development Goals to Reduce Oral Health Inequalities," "Oral Health Recommendations in 'Disease Control Priorities' (World Bank, 2017)," "Fluoride Toothpaste as a Public Health Tool: Strengthening Global Impact," and "Fit For School: Improving Determinants of Child Development" – at the 11th International Association for Dental Research (IADR) World Congress on Preventive Dentistry held in New Delhi, India, from October 3-6, 2017.
  • William W. Bongiorno, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on co-chairing the Essays and Scientific Poster Session Committee of the 2017 Greater New York Dental Meeting; and on being appointed a trustee of the NYSDA Second District Dental Society.
  • Debra H. Cohn, adjunct clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics, and Igor Gerzon, adjunct clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics, on being appointed 2017 council members of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.
  • Panagiotis Emmanouilidis, clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics, on being appointed scientific chair of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry 2017 Dental Implant Symposium, "Innovations and Current Concepts in Implant Dentistry;" and on presenting "Is the Socket Shield Technique A Viable Alternative Option for Immediate Implant Placement in the Aesthetic Zone?" at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) World Congress XXXV held in Vancouver, Canada, in August 2017.
  • Ziad Jalbout, adjunct clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on presenting "Sequencing the Treatment in Implant Dentistry: When to Combine and When to Delay Procedures for Best Long-term Clinical Outcome" at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) World Congress XXXV held in Vancouver, Canada, in August 2017.
  • Austin Le, Class of 2020, on coauthoring a study on the prevalence of opioid use among electronic dance music partygoers.
  • Howard I.A. Lieb, adjunct clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being appointed a trustee of the NYSDA Second District Dental Society; on being appointed an associate editor of the Second District Dental Society Bulletin; and on being appointed a member of the advisory committee of the 2017 Greater New York Dental Meeting.
  • Marcela Romero Reyes, adjunct assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on co-presenting a symposium titled "TMD and Headache Co-morbidity: A Bedside to Bench Perspective" at the March 2017 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session in San Francisco, California.
  • Deepak Saxena, associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on being selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to serve on two Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences (MOSS) Integrated Review Groups – "Dental Microbiology and Oral Biology" and "Small Business Special Emphasis Panel: Orthopedic, Skeletal Muscle and Oral Sciences" – in 2017; on being appointed a member of the Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences (ODCS) Study Section of the NIH/NIDCR Center for Scientific Review; on being appointed a member of the 2017 International Grant Review Panel of the Swiss Cancer League; and on being invited to serve on the Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products, Science and Regulatory Policy, Steering Committee of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR).
  • Gail E. Schupak, adjunct clinical assistant professor of orthodontics, on co-chairing the Seminars and Workshops Committee of the 2017 Greater New York Dental Meeting; and on being appointed international secretary of the Alpha Omega (AO) International Dental Fraternity.

 

March 2018


Global Student Outreach Team Provides Care for Third Consecutive Year in Chalchicomula de Sesma, Mexico

Chalchicomula de Sesma, Mexico

Thirty-six pre- and postdoctoral dental students, dental hygiene students, international programs students, faculty, staff, and alumni traveled to the municipality of Chalchicomula de Sesma, Mexico, from March 10–18, 2018, to provide dental care for schoolchildren and adults living in the city of San Juan Arcos Ojo de Agua.

The College's third outreach to San Juan Arcos Ojo de Agua was conducted through a continued partnership with the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP). Led by Dr. Ruth Aguilera Rocha, dental surgeon and professor of pediatric dentistry at UPAEP, faculty have been applying silver diamine fluoride to the schoolchildren's affected primary teeth quarterly since 2016. In addition, UPAEP has implemented a classroom-based tooth brushing program as a means of sustaining the prevention model established by the global outreach team.  
 


 

NYU ADEA ADCFP Update:
Fun, Energy, and Vision at 2018 ADEA Annual Session

adcfp

by Mitchell Lipp, DDS, NYU ADEA ADCFP Coordinator and Mentor

The NYU cohort of the ADEA Academic Career Fellowship Program (ADCFP) made quite a splash at the ADEA annual session in Orlando, Florida, last week. Student fellows and faculty mentors were actively involved throughout the meeting, presenting posters of capstone projects, highlighting research investigations, and demonstrating a learning-based card game that may be a game changer in terms of how dental students are taught and learn. Also at the meeting, ADCFP participants from throughout the nation were recognized at a special reception where they received certificates. The NYU group attended a private, celebratory dinner at the Frontera Cocina in nearby Disney Springs. Faculty and students bonded, sharing perspectives, gaining insight, and getting to know each other better by seeing a human side not always apparent in the classroom or clinic.

The ADCFP program involves faculty-student pairs who are committed to meeting regularly and developing a capstone project, such as a poster. The intent of the program is to give students greater insight into academic careers in dental education and for faculty members to develop a mentoring relationship with a student. It's a rewarding experience that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. Students interested in participating in next year's program should approach a faculty member they would like to work with and begin the conversation. For more information, please contact Dr. Mitchell Lipp at mitchell.lipp@nyu.edu.

Congratulations to the following 2018 ADEA Annual Session poster and TechExpo presenters:

  • Beverly Chen // Mentor: Edmund Khoo
    "What D4 Students Think Are Important in PG Candidates" 
  • Kiyoung Cho, Andrew Hopkins // Mentor: Mitchell Lipp
    "Written Feedback and Colors: Effects on Students' Confidence and Performance" 
  • Dayoon Lee, Nicole Liu // Mentor: Edmund Khoo
    "Assessment of Perceived Orthodontic Treatment Planning Skills Among Predoctoral
  • Ivan Lo, Lyndon Tran // Mentor: Mitchell Lipp
    "Assessing Student Engagement in 'Dealodontics' – A Card Game for Learning"

Added kudos to the following participants in the 2017–2018 NYU ADEA ADCFP:


 

AADR Student Research Fellows Announced at 47th Annual AADR Meeting & Exhibition

Congratulations to Ms. Emilie Grodman, '21, and Mr. Titus Son, '20, on being elected student research fellows of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Ms. Grodman, mentored by Dr. Deepak Saxena, was recognized for her poster titled "Effect of Probiotics on Type 2 Diabetes and Glucose Tolerance." Mr. Son, mentored by Dr. Yu Zhang, was recognized for his poster titled "A Simplified Pre-cracking Method for Fracture Toughness Determination."

 



Kathryn Rothas, '19, Appointed to 2018-19 ASDA National Leadership Board

Kathryn Rothas

Congratulations to Kathryn Rothas, Class of 2019, on being appointed a council on membership associate for the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) for 2018-19. Ms. Rothas was selected for this national leadership position from a competitive pool of applicants. She will play an integral role in achieving the association's goals for the coming year. 



 

Office of Admissions Salutes Students Who Volunteered at DDS Open House

Approximately 150 prospective students and parents attended the College’s DDS Open House on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The event – co-hosted by the NYU Dentistry Office of Admissions, Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA), and Student National Dental Association (SNDA) – featured a Q&A panel of current students, faculty and alumni; information sessions on the dental school application process led by Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management Dr. Eugenia Mejia; and the opportunity for prospective students to take impressions under the guidance of Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo, clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care, and Dr. Lorel Burns, instructor in endodontics. Dr. Mejia would like to extend a special thank you to Director of Admissions Neyda Lopez and to the following DDS students, for their help in making the Open House a success:

Esmeralda Amador, '20
Mina Anis, '20
Sarha Avendano, '19

Silvia Castro, '20
Giannina Conde, '21
Stephen Pou, '19

Angie Ramirez-Cruz, '19
Rebecca Renlus, '20
Kidane Tewolde, '20

 

Student Volunteers at March 10 DDS Open House


DDS and Dental Hygiene Students Take Silver in NYU All-University Games for Second Consecutive Year

NYU held its 20th annual All-University Games on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Chelsea Piers Sports Center, with NYU Dentistry finishing second overall. The annual tournament, part of NYU's official spirit week known as Violet 100, is open to the entire University community and includes friendly competition among students, faculty, and staff from the various colleges in a series of intramural athletic events.

DDS and Dental Hygiene Students Take Silver in NYU All-University Games for Second Consecutive Year


Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Join Us in Celebrating the College's Dental Assistants:
March 4-10, 2018

We salute the following dental assistants for their service to the College, the profession, and the public:

Elo Adakah
Catherine A. Chalarca-Gilsoto
Jehad W. Alali
Deborah Diana Alleyne
Sonia Ally
Diane Barclay
Jennifer Batista
Douglas James Cascio
Angela Maria Casola
Katerina Cespedes
Nelshar M. Cespedes
Ana G. Chanalata
Tanaya DeVonne Santiago
Tsering Dolkar
Deborah Duran
Sabine Josama
Ojeen Lakissian

Joanna Nimani
Kerryann Richards
Victoria Rivera
Altagracia Rodriguez
Julissa Rodriguez Gil Martinez
Jackelin Saa
Jacqueline Santiago
Vanessa Sejourne
Alejandrina Echavarria
Jessica Eisenhauer
Evelyn Feliz
Sharon M. Ferdinand
Tania M. Figueroa
Coliss Gibbs 
Derylaine R. Giddings
Charmaine Gill-Breland
Coleen Josephine

Glasgow Coleman
Deborah Granger
William A. Hart
Betty Elizabeth High
Edda Higuita
Sandra Imbert
Anne Jayne
Laura Serrano
Rozafa Shanja
Jennifer Small
Shannon Spaulding
Sakina Strong
Esther Tillery
Ashley VanZilen
Orlando Vega
Yomayra Villa
James Francis Washington
 

Added kudos to Deborah Diana Alleyne, Sharon M. Ferdinand, and Coliss Gibbs for serving as mentors to the College's first cohort of Dental Assisting Certificate Program (DACP) students, along with Linda Baez, patient service representative, Ivan Cornejo, clinic manager, and Queen Walker, group practice academic coordinator.

We look forward to welcoming our inaugural class of DACP students to the profession and congratulate them on their upcoming graduation:

Emy Bernardez
Jose Colon
Samantha Cools
Sahday Palmer
Anaya Peartree
Lourdes Perez 

Celebrating the College's Dental Assistants


Dean's Suite Colleagues Bring Holiday Joy to a Family in Need

Operation Santa

Early last December, two letters addressed to Operation Santa, but bearing the College's mailing address, arrived at the desk of Evonn Stapleton, the Dean's Suite receptionist. Evonn quickly realized that the letters should have gone to the James A. Farley Post Office Building in midtown and she told several of her colleagues about the mix-up. Isha Rodriguez, administrative aide II in the Office of the Associate Dean for Clinical Administration and Revenue Cycle Management, went to the post office website for information about Operation Santa and learned that the program enables postal employees, private citizens, and charitable groups to help fulfill the holiday dreams of needy children by going to the post office to "adopt" a letter.

Operation Santa

Since both letters had the same last name and the same return address, Isha set to work to identify the family through online searches and found them on Facebook. She then contacted the mom and informed her that she and a group of co-workers wanted to "adopt" her children's letters and asked her permission to do so, which she gladly gave. Notably, in their letters to Santa the children – four boys -- expressed a desire for clothing and sneakers, rather than toys. 

Tenth floor colleagues Pia Cromwell, department administrator in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, Dr. Leslie Smithey, assistant dean for quality assurance and risk management, Evonn, and Isha created a Google participation document with the boys’ sizes and details of their requests. As word of the "10th Floor Operation Santa" spread, others eagerly joined in to bring holiday cheer to this family, including Irene D. Olshan, director of clinical services administration, Gabriela (Gabi) Gonzalez, administrative aide I in the Office of Finance, Administration, Clinical, and Student Services, Sarah Torosyan, administrative aide I in the Office of the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Rosita Marzan, a patient advocate, Monique Ribeiro, a former assistant to Senior Associate Dean for Education Andrea Schreiber during the accreditation process and currently a temporary employee in the Office of Academic Affairs and Research, and Dr. Michael O'Connor, executive vice dean for administration, finance, clinical, and student services.

The group of coworkers went shopping and when all the gifts were collected and sorted, they were put into four individual gift bags for each of the four children. The gifts were delivered to their home in Cabrini Heights just before Christmas. The mom, accompanied by two of her sons, welcomed and thanked the group. The boys expressed their sincerest appreciation and wished everyone a Happy Holiday; their smiles served as proof that NYU Dentistry's "10th Floor Operation Santa" was a success.
 



Welcome New Employees

Joining Our Community are:

  • Paul S. Apfel as adjunct clinical instructor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Renee Briggs as senior clinic manager in the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.
  • Ozge Erdogan as clinical instructor in the Dr. I.N. & Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics.
  • Chaen Fong as a senior systems administrator for Technology and Informatics Services (TIS).
  • Gina Glassberg as adjunct clinical instructor in dental hygiene.
  • Clyde Kelly Jackson as a telephone service center manager.
  • Rebecca Lukowski-Stone as a program administrator for global outreach programs.


Congratulations to
  • Kenneth Aschheim, adjunct clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being interviewed by ADA News for an article titled "ID'ing Human Remains with Dental Records Subject to Technical Report: Report, Developed in Part by ADA, Defines Best Practices for the Field of Forensic Odontology;" on being appointed chair of the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products "Dental Terminology" subcommittee and "Terminology for Forensic Oro-Dental Data" working group; and on receiving the Distinguished Individual Service Award presented by the Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for his work as chair of the NIST Odontology Subcommittee.
  • Lawrence E. Brecht, adjunct clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, on being appointed a 2017 council member of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.
  • Mijin Choi, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics and director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, on being appointed immediate past president of the New York Section of the American College of Prosthodontists; on being appointed co-director of the Prosthodontics Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR); and on reviewing four articles for the Journal of Prosthodontics in 2017: "Effect of Alkaline Peroxides on the Surface of Cobalt Chrome Alloy: An In Vitro Study;" "Evaluation of the Accuracy of Conventional and Digital Impression Techniques;" "Prosthetic Rehabilitation After Mandibular Ameloblastoma Resection: A Case Report;" and "Comparative Evaluation of Efficacy of Gingival Retraction Using Chemical and Mechanical Methods: An In-Vivo Study".
  • Stephen J. Chu, adjunct clinical professor of prosthodontics, on being appointed a 2017 council member of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics; on being appointed to the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry; and on presenting a guest lecture titled "Prosthodontic Strategies in Peri-implant Soft Tissue Preservation around Implant Placed into Extraction Sockets in the Esthetic Zone" at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry 2017 Dental Implant Symposium.
  • Yasmi O. Crystal, adjunct clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, on coauthoring a book chapter titled "The United States of America" for A Compendium on Oral Health of Children around the World: Early Childhood Caries; on being appointed chair of the Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Committee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD); on coauthoring the AAPD-EBD clinical practice guideline, "Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Dental Caries Management in Children and Adolescents, Including Those with Special Health Care Needs;" and on coauthoring "Parental Perceptions and Acceptance of Silver Diamine Fluoride Staining" for the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Crystal’s coauthors included Malvin N. Janal, senior research scientist and adjunct associate professor of epidemiology and health promotion; and Richard Niederman, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
  • Ananda P. Dasanayake, professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on being invited to serve on three National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientific review panels and on three National Institute of Dental and Cranial Research (NIDCR) special grants review committees; and on presenting the keynote address at the Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Dentistry 2017 Research Day.
  • Yvonne de Paiva Buischi, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on receiving an American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation Institute for Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions Fellowship; on being appointed to the International Member Working Group of the AAP Membership Advisory Committee; on being featured in the Henry Schein Cares Helping Health Happen® blog post titled "Daraja Academy Empowers Girls to Own Their Health, Education, and Future;" on coauthoring "Periodontal Disease as a Risk Factor for Acute Myocardial Infarction" for EC Dental Science; on coauthoring "Osteoporosis, Tooth Loss and Periodontis in Brazilian Postmenopausal Women" for EC Gynaecology; and on coauthoring "Factors Associated with Dental Caries, Periodontis and Intra-oral Lesions in Individuals with HIV/AIDS" for AIDS Care.
  • Jennifer L. Gibbs, assistant professor of endodontics, on being appointed a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics; and on co-presenting a symposium titled "Clinical Outcomes of Regenerative-based Endodontic and Apexification Procedures" at the March 2017 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session in San Francisco, California.
  • Ashley C. Grill, adjunct clinical associate professor of dental hygiene, on being appointed president of the Dental Hygienists' Association of the State of New York (DHASNY) for 2017; and on being appointed chair of the awards committee and the nominating task force committee of the DHASNY.
  • Maged F. Iskaros, adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on coauthoring an article titled "Does B-Tricalcium Phosphate Work as a Bone Regenerative Material?" for Dentista y Paciente. Dr. Iskaros' coauthors included Joel Silver, associate clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care; Jeffrey S. Blye, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care; and Maria P. Rodriguez Cardenas, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.

 

Promoting Our Own
  • Yae Seul "Jenny" Park, formerly a program administrator of global outreach programs, has been promoted to research administrator for global outreach programs.

 


February 2018


NYU Dental and Medical School Students Partner to Celebrate Black History Month and NYU MLK Week

On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Student National Dental Association and the Black and Latino Student Association at the NYU School of Medicine hosted "Black Doctors: A Look at Our History and Hopes for the Future," a talk with Paul Gates, DDS, MBA. Dr. Gates shared stories of adversity from his time in the dental profession and challenged the future dentists and physicians to close the disparities gap still present in health care for patients of color.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, dental and medical students joined forces again on behalf of the University-wide Day of Service. Spearheaded by Aliha Nasrullah, Dentistry, '21, one group traveled to Baychester Middle School in the Bronx to volunteer with the non-profit Publicolor — a group that aims to improve education for young people by promoting an imaginative use of color in school buildings — to give the halls and classrooms a new coat of paint. Another group worked with Grand Central Neighborhood Soup Kitchen to serve lunch and dinner to the hungry in Manhattan.

Special thanks for coordinating the events go to Rebecca D. Renelus, '20, Kidane M. Tewolde, '20, Dr. Eugenia Mejia, assistant dean for admissions and enrollment management, Dr. Lorel Burns, '15, instructor in the Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, and Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo, '15, clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

NYU Dental and Medical School Students Partner to Celebrate Black History Month and NYU MLK Week


 

NYU Dental Faculty Rank 3rd Nationally in Number of Articles Published in JDE in 2017

NYU dental faculty had the third largest number of articles published in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE) in 2017, with a total of 6 articles. Only the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (8 articles) and the University of Michigan (7) were ahead of us. We congratulate our faculty on raising the College's scholarly profile in this significant way.

 



Global Student Outreach Team Provides Care in Cambodia

Global Student Outreach Team Provides Care in Cambodia

The NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from January 19-28, 2018, to provide classroom-based oral health instruction and comprehensive care to children at the Hun Neang Boeung Trabek Khang Tbong Primary School. The team consisted of 7 DDS students, 6 faculty members who are also alumni, 3 additional alumni who were acting as faculty on this trip, and 3 administrators.

The inaugural outreach was made possible through a partnership with the University of Puthisastra (UP), a local private university which provides atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) and preventive care as well as sealant and silver diamine fluoride applications throughout the school year via its Healthy Kids program. UP will be responsible for collecting each child's oral health data and tracking outcomes at the children's school.


 



Dean Charles N. Bertolami's "Ring in the New Year" Celebration 2018

The Dean's 2018 "Ring in the New Year" celebration was held on Friday, January 26, at Riverpark.

"Ring in the New Year" Celebration 2018



 

Welcome New Employees

Joining Our Community is:

 


 

 

Congratulations to
  • Donna G. Albertson, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, on receiving the 2017 Outstanding Investigator Award presented by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for her work on four NCI Special Emphasis Panels: "Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies" (member); "NCI R03 and Clinical and Translational R21: Sep-7" (chair); "Revision Applications for Biological Comparisons in Patient-derived Models of Cancer" (chair); and "Cancer Target Discovery and Development Network (U01)" (member).
  • Timothy Bromage, professor of biomaterials, on being interviewed by AAAS Science Update for a segment titled "Wisdom Teeth."
  • Philip Buccigrossi, adjunct clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care, on being appointed a trustee of the NYSDA Second District Dental Society.
  • Eric Cheng, Class of 2017, on coauthoring an article titled "Dental, Dental Hygiene, and Advanced Dental Students' Use, Knowledge, and Beliefs Regarding Tobacco Products" for the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Cheng's coauthors included Andrew I. Spielman, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of basic science and craniofacial biology.
  • Paulo G. Coelho, professor of biomaterials and Leonard I. Linkow Associate Professor of Implant Dentistry, on presenting a symposium titled "Peri-Implant Tissue Healing/Maintenance in Systemically Compromised Scenarios" at the March 2017 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session in San Francisco, California; and on coauthoring an article titled "Three Dimensionally Printed Bioactive Ceramic Scaffold Osseoconduction across Critical-sized Mandibular Defects" for the Journal of Surgical Research. Dr. Coelho's coauthors included Christopher D. Lopez, a junior research scientist in the Department of Biomaterials; and Lukasz Witek, assistant research scientist and adjunct instructor in the Department of Biomaterials.
  • Nancy J. Dougherty, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, on authoring an article titled "At What Age Can Kids Start Brushing Their Own Teeth?" for WFMJ21.
  • Sivan Finkel, adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on coauthoring an article titled "Layperson's Perception of Axial Midline Angulation in Asymmetric Faces" for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
  • Stuart J. Froum, adjunct clinical professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on being quoted in the Dental Economics article "Past, Present, and Future of Narrow Diameter Implants;" and on coauthoring an article titled "Long-term Retrospective Evaluation of Success of Narrow-Diameter Implants in Esthetic Areas: A Consecutive Case Series with 3 to 14 Years Follow-up" for the International Journal of Periodontics Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Froum's coauthors included Sang-Choon Cho, clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry; François Fisselier, International Prosthodontics '10, International Implant Dentistry '12, Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics '15; and Ye Shi, International Implant Dentistry '16, International Implant Dentistry Fellow '17.
  • Robert S. Glickman, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on presenting a state mandated "Pain Management, Palliative Care, and Addiction Education/Training for Prescribers" course sponsored by the NY Second District Dental Society; and on being interviewed by SELF for an article titled "Five Causes of Jaw Pain That You Need to Know."
  • Jessica Hilburg, associate dean for clinical affairs and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on being appointed an ADEA Women's Liaison Officer; and on being quoted by Tom's Guide in an article titled "Quip Electric Toothbrush Review: More Subscription than Innovation."
  • Leila Jahangiri, clinical professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, on being appointed a 2017 council member of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.
  • Ross Kerr, clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on being interviewed by SELF for an article titled "Why Trying to Cure Canker Sores With Alum May Not Be Worth It."
  • Mary E. Northridge, associate professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on being selected by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to serve on a Special Emphasis Panel for NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence; on editing a joint issue of Frontiers in Public Health and Frontiers in Medicine on the topic of "Methods and Applications in Implementation Science;" on coauthoring a guest editorial titled "Public Health's Aspirational Identity: Who Do We Want to Be?" for the American Journal of Public Health; and on coauthoring an article titled "‘You Get Beautiful Teeth Down There': Racial/Ethnic Minority Older Adults' Perspectives on Care at Dental School Clinics" for the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Northridge's coauthors included Andrew B. Schenkel, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care; Shirley Birenz, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene; Sara S. Metcalf, associate professor of epidemiology and health promotion; and Mark S. Wolff, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and senior associate dean for development.
  • Olivier Nicolay, clinical associate professor and chair of orthodontics, on being quoted by CNN Money in an article titled "The Hottest Stock of the Year: Invisalign."
  • Mea A. Weinberg, clinical professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on coauthoring an article titled "Abuse Potential of Gabapentin in Dentistry" for General Dentistry; and on coauthoring an article titled "The Furcation Defect Dilemma: Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment" for The New York State Dental Journal. Dr. Weinberg’s coauthors included Stuart L. Segelnick, adjunct clinical professor of periodontology and implant dentistry; Asgeir Sigurdsson, associate professor and chair of the Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics; and Joseph Zelig, DDS '02, Advanced Education Program in Periodontics '05, Advanced Education Program in Endodontics '17.
  • Mark S. Wolff, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and senior associate dean for development, on being quoted by SELF in several articles titled "What to Expect Before, During, and After Wisdom Teeth Removal," "Seven Signs You Need to Listen to Your Mom and Drink More Water," and "How to Heal the Roof of Your Mouth After You’ve Burned It;" on authoring a chapter titled "Non-Fluoride Remineralization Therapies" for Prevention Across the Lifespan: A Review of Evidence-based Interventions for Common Oral Conditions; on presenting a keynote address titled "Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life" at the American Academy of Cariology (AAC) Inaugural Meeting on October 18, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia; and on being referenced by BBC Future in an article titled "Why Having White Teeth Doesn't Mean They Are Healthy."

 



 

Promoting Our Own
  • Robin Elliott, formerly a clinic manager for oral surgery, has been promoted to assistant director of patient-centered care services.
  • Ronald Kosinski, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, director of pediatric sedation and anesthesia, and a diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, on being appointed clinical director of the Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities.
  • Andrea S. Schreiber, formerly associate dean for graduate and postgraduate programs, has been promoted to senior associate dean for education, responsible for overseeing the College's DDS program, postgraduate dental specialty programs, and master's degree programs.
  • Leslie F. Smithey, formerly senior director for quality assurance and patient care, has been promoted to assistant dean for quality assurance and risk management.
  • Cheryl M. Westphal Theile, formerly assistant dean for allied health programs, has been promoted to associate dean for allied dental programs.
  • Mark S. Wolff, formerly associate dean for development, has been promoted to senior associate dean for development.
  • Yuet Ming Yuen-Ologan, formerly assistant director of patient-centered care services, has been promoted to senior director for central sterilization and supply management.

 

 

January 2018


White Coat Ceremonies Held for DDS Class of 2020 and Dental Hygiene Programs

DDS Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony

The DDS Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony was held on January 16, 2018, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Faculty, family, and friends joined in the annual celebration signifying students' entry into the clinical care phase of their journey toward becoming dentists. 

White Coat Ceremony 2020


 

Dental Hygiene White Coat Ceremony 2018

The Dental Hygiene Programs’ White Coat Ceremony was held on January 18, 2018, in Nagle Lecture Hall. A total of 82 BS and AAS degree students in dental hygiene were honored at the annual event, which recognizes students' entry into the clinic and their commitment to providing quality patient care.

Dental Hygiene White Coat Ceremony


 

 

Welcome New Employees

Joining Our Community are:

  • David Asad as adjunct clinical instructor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Lisa Duddy as adjunct assistant professor of dental hygiene.
  • Rikki M. Esterson as adjunct clinical instructor of prosthodontics.
  • Shweta A. Gandhi as adjunct clinical instructor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Michael Mazzone as a senior IT specialist for Technology and Informatics Services (TIS).
  • Evan Perler as adjunct clinical instructor of prosthodontics.

 



 

Congratulations to
  • Amanda André, Class of 2018, on coauthoring an article titled "Quality of Life Among Dental Students: A Survey Study" for the Journal of Dental Education. Ms. André's coauthors included Maureen McAndrew, clinical professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and senior director of professional development.
  • Ronaldo Hirata, clinical assistant professor of biomaterials, on authoring the book titled "Shortcuts in Esthetic Dentistry."
  • Bharat Joshi, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, on being named to the 2018 Board of Governors of the NYSDA Ninth District Dental Society; and on being appointed vice chair of the Member Benefits Committee and co-vice chair of the Professional Education Committee of the same organization.
  • Wayne Kye, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on being appointed editor emeritus of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists Bulletin; and on being elected vice chair-elect of the New York State Board of Dentistry.
  • Laurie R. Fleisher, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care and of endodontics, on being appointed councilor of the ADEA Section on Endodontics; on being appointed a member of the ADA Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) Test Construction Committee for the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE); on being appointed a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics; on being appointed to the editorial boards of both Dental Research: An International Journal (DRIJ) and the International Journal of Experimental Dental Science; and on coauthoring an article titled "Lost in the Arctic" for NYSDA News. Dr. Fleisher's coauthor was William J. Maloney, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care.
  • Gary R. Goldstein, professor of prosthodontics, on coauthoring two articles for The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry titled "Evidence-based Prosthodontics: 25 Years Later" and "Defining the Ascending Ramus: A Search." Dr. Goldstein’s coauthors included Santvana Vyas, Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics '19.
  • Amr M. Moursi, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on being featured in a December 20, 2017, Sirius XM Doctor Radio segment about pediatric dentistry.
  • Elliott Moskowitz, adjunct clinical professor of orthodontics, on authoring a guest editorial titled "Commentary: Air-rotor Stripping - John J. Sheridan, DDS, January 1985" for the 50th anniversary issue of Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.
  • Daniel Malamud, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on being quoted by Newsweek in an article titled "This Super-sensitive HIV Test Could Use Spit to Diagnose People."
  • Mazen Natour, clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on being quoted in an article by SELF titled "What the Color, Size, Shape, and Feel of Your Gums Say about Your Health."
  • Karen G. Raphael, professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on being quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer in an article titled "Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox Might Help."
  • Andrew I. Spielman, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on coauthoring "Person-centered Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Dental Institutions and Programs" for the Journal of Dental Education.
  • Nicholas Vernice, a clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on being featured in the Garden City News article "GC Dentist Assists Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico."
  • Lukasz Witek, assistant research scientist and adjunct instructor in the Department of Biomaterials, on coauthoring an article titled "The Technique for 3D Printing Patient-specific Models for Auricular Reconstruction" for the Journal of Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Witek's coauthors included Hannah Liss, Class of 2020; Samuel Raffaelli, Class of 2019; Aiza Humayun, Class of 2020; and Paulo G. Coelho, professor of biomaterials and Leonard I. Linkow Associate Professor of Implant Dentistry.