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NYU College of Dentistry Awarded $3.6 Million by NIH for Cavity Prevention Research in Rural New Hampshire


Study to Compare Cavity Prevention Techniques in School-based Dental Programs

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a research team at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) funding to study cavity prevention and cost effectiveness in school-based dental programs in New Hampshire.


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Drs. Niederman and Ruff Approved for $13 Million Research Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute


A research team at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has been approved for a $13.3 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study cavity prevention, quality of life, and school performance.

NYU Dentistry's Richard Niederman, DMD, and Ryan Richard Ruff, MPH, PhD, will lead the five-year study comparing the effectiveness of two cavity-prevention techniques — a "simple" treatment of topical silver and fluoride, and a "complex" treatment of traditional sealants and fluoride. The study will be conducted in elementary schools in the Bronx, an area with a scarcity of dental care providers and clinics.


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NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion Designated a WHO Collaborating Center


Designation provides the framework for novel approaches to oral health in the Americas and globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) as a WHO Collaborating Center for Quality –improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry (QED WHO CC). The WHO designation recognizes NYU Dentistry’s expertise and commitment to evidence-based dentistry, and makes it one of only 10 WHO Dentistry Collaborating Centers in the world.



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Dr. Anna Di Gregorio and Team Uncover Molecular Switches that Turn On Gene Expression During Spine Development


A new study by basic science researchers in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology sought to understand how gene expression is initiated in the notochord, the evolutionary and developmental precursor of the backbone. The notochord is an axial structure that provides support and patterning signals essential for development in all chordate embryos, including humans.

"A main challenge of modern biology is to understand how specific constellations of genes are switched on in different cells to give rise to distinct tissues," says lead author Dr. Anna Di Gregorio, associate professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU Dentistry. READ MORE >>>


Dr. Brian Schmidt

Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and UCLA Awarded $2.4M from NIH to Study Use of Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids for Oral Cancer Pain


Chronic pain affects more than 50 million adults in the U.S. Upwards of 9 out of 10 cancer patients suffer from pain, with oral cancer ranked consistently as one of the most painful cancers. This chronic pain management represents a major socioeconomic and clinical challenge because the side effects of existing treatments — mainly prescribing opioids — greatly limit their effectiveness, especially over time.

Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Igor Spigelman will focus on the therapeutic utility of recently developed synthetic cannabinoids which work to relieve the chronic inflammation and neuropathic pain symptoms of oral cancer without "getting high." READ MORE >>>


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NYU Study Links Life's Milestones to a Non-Circadian Biological Rhythm in Teeth


The circadian rhythm, or "daily biological clock," controls much of an organism’s regular pace of development, and this growth paradigm has been the focus of intense molecular, cellular, pharmacological, and behavioral, research for decades. But then, why do rats mature faster than humans?

"It is impossible to explain enormous variations in age at maturity and other developmental milestones just by looking at differences in this daily rhythm," said Dr. Timothy Bromage, professor of Biomaterials and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry. "This suggests that another biological timing mechanism is at work."  READ MORE >>>


NYU Dentistry Researchers Advance Understanding of Morphological Processes that Distinguish Faces of Neanderthals from those of Modern Humans


An international research team, led by Rodrigo Lacruz, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has just published a study describing for the first time the developmental processes that differentiate Neanderthal facial skeletons from those of modern humans. READ MORE >>>



Dr. Timothy Bromage Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Four New York University professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon the association’s members by their peers. READ MORE >>>



NYUCD-led Team Publishes First Paper to Describe and Demonstrate the Cellular Mechanism for Transporting Calcium in the Formation of Dental Enamel Cells


Dr. Lacruz and team advance understanding of the causes and potential solutions to genetic illness affecting enamel development. READ MORE >>>



Class of 2017 Scores 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Boards


The Class of 2017 has achieved a 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on Part I of the National Board Dental Examinations. This is a tremendous personal achievement for every individual in the class and is significantly above the national average. READ MORE >>>


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Dr. Amr Moursi Awarded a Five-Year, $1.7M Public Health Training Grant from HRSA to Enhance Curriculum and Improve Care for Underserved Children

August 3, 2015

"Preparing the Future" seeks to address the lack of available workforce for vulnerable and underserved pediatric populations through curriculum enhancement. READ MORE >>>

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Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Receives a $369,250 High Priority, Short-Term Project Award from NIDCR to Study Oral Cancer Pain

July 29, 2015

Drs. Yamano and Schmidt have developed a novel non-viral gene delivery method, and the proposed studies are designed to test whether this could be used to treat cancer pain effectively and safely. READ MORE >>>

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Dr. Eugenia E. Mejia Honored with Latina Fifty-Plus Trailblazer Award

June 24, 2015

Dr. Eugenia E. Mejia, assistant dean for admissions and enrollment management, was recently honored with a Latina Fifty-Plus Trailblazer Award at a ceremony in Manhattan that was covered by NBC-TV. READ MORE >>>


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NYU Dentistry Wins First Place at NYU All-University Games

The talented students of NYU Dentistry have won first place in the 17th Annual All-University Intramural Games. This is the first time that NYU Dentistry has earned this distinction. The trophy signifying the students' achievement is on display in the Student Services Suite on the lobby level of the new building at 433 First Avenue. READ MORE >>>

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New Issue of JADE Online Now: " 'Scoping Up' Dental Education to Address Scientific Uncertainty"

A new issue of NYU Dentistry's online-only, open-access magazine, the Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (JADE) is online now. READ MORE >>>

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Dr. John T. McDevitt Named Chairman, Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics

Dr. John T. McDevitt, a pioneer in the development of "programmable bio-nano-chip" technologies, has been named chairman of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics at New York University College of Dentistry. READ MORE >>>

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Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch to Receive Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator

December 10, 2014

Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch, vice dean for international initiatives and development, has been announced as the winner of the 2015 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator, part of the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). READ MORE >>>

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2014-2015 School Year Off to a Great Start

September 12, 2014

Incoming DDS, postdoctoral, dental hygiene, and master's degree students were welcomed to NYU Dentistry this fall with a spate of activities that featured remarks by NYU President John Sexton and College of Dentistry Dean Charles Bertolami, along with presentations on the Student Affairs Success Network, Community & Identity at NYU Dentistry, Student Health & and Wellness, New York City Bus Tours, Ethics & Professionalism, Money Management, and Service & Engagement in the Global Community, among others. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY >>>

Cochrane Oral Health Group Video Features NYU Dentistry Faculty

Faculty from throughout NYU Dentistry are featured in a new video celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cochrane Oral Health Group, part of the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent, not-for-profit consortium dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care. READ MORE >>>

NYU Dentistry's Maureen McAndrew Receives Prestigious Award from ADA

New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYU Dentistry's) Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive care and Senior Director of Professional Development, has been awarded the 2014 American Dental Association (ADA) Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education. READ MORE >>>


New Issue of Global Health Nexus Online Now


"Start Your Summer with a Smile": Sirius XM's Doctor Radio and NYU Dentistry Team Up for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Mark Wolff, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and associate dean for predoctoral clinical education, hosted a weeklong series on oral health on Doctor Radio, the popular Sirius XM radio station which broadcasts health and medical information produced by the NYU Langone Medical Center. READ MORE >>>


NYU College of Dentistry and University of California San Francisco Researchers Develop a Framework for Monitoring Oral Cancer Development, Progression and Recurrence

Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Donna Albertson and their team look at shifts in the composition of the oral microbiome, to potentially be promoters or causes of oral cancer. READ MORE >>>


Jubilant Candidates, Faculty, Families, and Friends Celebrate Graduation 2014

On May 28, 2014, the Class of 2014, including over 350 candidates for the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, the AAS and BS degrees in dental hygiene, Advanced Education Program certificates, MS degrees and certificates in clinical research, and the MS degree in biomaterials, saw their dreams come true as they received their degrees and certificates before an audience of approximately 3,000 people in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden. READ MORE >>>


NYU Raises Nearly $62K for Oral Cancer Research

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, oral cancer survivors and their families joined dental and nursing students, residents, and faculty of New York University Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing for New York City’s Ninth Annual Oral Cancer Walk to raise awareness of oral and pharyngeal cancer, a disease that kills over 8,000 American men and women each year. READ MORE >>>


Dr. David Johnsen, Dean, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Presents Talk at NYU Dentistry


Dr. Donna Albertson and Colleagues Win Newcomb Cleveland Prize

New York University College of Dentistry’s NYU Dentistry Dr. Donna Albertson, a tenured professor of oral and maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research (BCCR) faculty and the NYU Oral Cancer Center (NYU OCC) faculty, has been awarded the American Academy for the Advancement of Science’ 2013 Newcomb Cleveland Prize for her co-authorship of an article, "The Connectome of a Decision-Making Neural Network," which appeared in the journal Science 27 July 2012. READ MORE >>>


NYU Dentistry's Faster Braces Technology Featured on NY1 News

NY1 News interviewed Cristina Teixeira, DMD, PhD, and one of the patients referred to the NYU Dentistry Orthodontics Department for accelerated tooth movement treatment. READ MORE >>>


Dr. Deepak Saxena Discusses E-Cigarettes on the Leonard Lopate radio show on WNYC



Dr. Amr Moursi discusses thumb-sucking on ABC 7 News

In a story by Dr. Jay Adlersberg on ABC 7 News, Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD, discusses options to deter older children from thumbsucking, which can cause misalignment of the teeth and jaw if the behavior continues for a prolonged period of time. READ MORE >>>


Class of 2015 Scores 100% Pass Rate on Part I of National Board Examinations

I am delighted to share with you the news that the Class of 2015 has achieved a 100 percent first attempt pass rate on Part I of the National Board Dental Examinations. READ MORE >>>


Dr. Richard Niederman Named Chairman, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

Dr. Richard Niederman, a periodontist and an expert in evidence-based medicine and medical informatics, has been named chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion and a tenured professor of epidemiology and health promotion at NYU Dentistry. READ MORE >>>


Dr. Brian Schmidt named to the Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship for 2013-14

September 3, 2013 The Mayday Fund today announced the selection of six experts in pain management to be Fellows of The Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship. READ MORE >>>


Dr. Mark Wolff Hosts Four-Part SiriusXM Doctor Radio Series on Oral Health

Doctor Radio, the popular SiriusXM radio station which broadcasts health and medical information produced by the NYU Langone Medical Center, featured a four-part series on oral health hosted by Dr. Mark Wolff from May 28 - 31, 2013. READ MORE >>>


Research Days Feature Dr. William Maxiner and 31 Prize-Winning Students

NYU Dentistry's Annual Student Research Days, held on April 18 and 19, 2013, showcased outstanding work by NYU Dentistry students in the clinical, basic, and behavioral sciences. READ MORE >>>


Eighth Annual NYU-Led Oral Cancer Awareness Walk Raises More than $50,000 to Help Stamp Out Oral Cancer

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, oral cancer survivors and their families joined dental students from the NYU chapter of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA), residents, dental hygiene students, nursing students, faculty, and staff from the NYU Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing for the eighth annual NYC Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, which set out from the Kissena Park Velodrome in Queens for a four-mile walk, ending at Citi Field, home of the Mets. READ MORE >>>


Dr. Cristina Teixeira talks about faster braces on ABC 7 News

In a story by Dr. Jay Adlersberg on ABC 7 News, Cristina Teixeira, DMD, PhD, explains the procedure at NYU Dentistry that decreases the duration of time braces stay on an orthodontic patient's teeth. READ MORE >>>

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