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Nicole N. Scheff, PhD.

NYU Dentistry’s Nicole Scheff Receives NIH Grant to Study Interaction of Sensory Nerves and Oral Cancer

07/02/2018

Research Could Spur Development of Novel Oral Cancer Therapeutic Strategies That Target Sensory Neurons

Nicole N. Scheff, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, director of NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and NYU Oral Cancer Center at NYU Dentistry, has received a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). This grant, funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), supports exceptional postdoctoral researchers during their transition to independent research careers.

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Start Your Summer with a Smile on Doctor Radio

On the Air

Sirius XM's Doctor Radio Broadcasts 8th Consecutive Year of "Start Your Summer with a Smile"

06/19/2018

Doctor Radio on Sirius XM broadcast its eighth consecutive weeklong series on oral health, "Start Your Summer with a Smile" from June 11-15, 2018.

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Dr. Juhee Jeong

Dr. Juhee Jeong Studying Genetics of Birth Defects with $1.9 Million NIDCR Grant

06/18/2018

Juhee Jeong, PhD, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at NYU College of Dentistry, has received funding from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to study birth defects affecting the skull. The five-year, $1.9 million grant (5R01DE026798-02) runs from April 2017 through January 2022.

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Evgeny Pavlov, PhD

International Team of Scientists, Including NYU Dentistry's Evgeny Pavlov, Shed Light on Parkinson's Disease Biology

06/18/2018

Parkinson's disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disease in which nerve cells in the brain gradually die. For years, researchers have known that Parkinson's disease is associated with a build-up of alpha-synuclein protein inside brain cells.

Alpha-synuclein has a normal function, but when it starts to misfold and clump together, it causes nerve cells to die. How these alpha-synuclein protein clumps cause nerve cells to die has been a mystery.

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Dr. Xin Li Receives NIH Grant to Study Age-Related Bone Loss

Dr. Xin Li Receives NIH Grant to Study Age-Related Bone Loss

06/04/2018

The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Xin Li, PhD, a $435,875 grant to study—and potentially prevent—bone loss related to aging.

Osteoporosis and age-related fractures have become major public health issues in
the US, with more than 1.5 million age-related osteoporotic fractures occurring annually. However, the mechanism of how aging-related changes in cellular metabolism lead to compromised bone health is still elusive.

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Graduation 2018

Graduation 2018:
A Celebration of Academic Achievement and Service to Others

05/24/2018

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.

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Easy Access Dental Care to Kids in Foster Care

NYU College of Dentistry Partnering with NYC Administration for Children's Services to Provide On-site, Easy Access Dental Care to Kids in Foster Care

05/2/2018

The Administration for Children's Services (ACS) is partnering with NYU College of Dentistry to provide dental screenings to children in foster care onsite at the Nicholas Scoppetta Children's Center via a mobile dental care program.

As part of this partnership, NYU College of Dentistry will offer weekly, 30-minute educational sessions on oral health at the Children's Center, followed by screenings and restorative treatment (fillings). Children requiring additional treatment will be referred to and seen on expedited appointments at NYU College of Dentistry. As the partnership progresses, the goal is to provide similar dental services for the rest of ACS' programs through NYU where appropriate.

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Study authors Ryan Richard Ruff (left) and Richard Niederman (right)

NYU Dentistry Study Identifies Effective School-Based Cavity Prevention Program

04/16/2018

Both Programs Compared Prevented Cavities, But One Combining Techniques Linked with Less Decay

School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children's cavities – but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay?

A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health, suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay.

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NYU Dentistry's Deepak Saxena, PhD, and Xin Li, PhD

NYU Dentistry Receives $2.2 Million to Study Periodontal Disease and Bone Loss in People with Diabetes

04/2/2018

NIH-Funded Research Will Have Implications for Protecting Bone and Preventing Fractures

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to explore the biological mechanisms that contribute to poor oral health and related bone loss among people with diabetes. The grant (R01DE027074), which began April 1, provides $2.2 million over five years.

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Dr. Yi Ye, assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Yi Ye Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Oral Cancer Pain

03/29/2018

Dr. Yi Ye, assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and associate director of clinical research operations at Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate the link between Schwann cells and oral cancer pain.

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Gut Bacteria Determine Speed of Tumor Growth in Pancreatic Cancer

Gut Bacteria Determine Speed of Tumor Growth in Pancreatic Cancer

03/22/2018

Antibiotics May Increase Effectiveness of Immunotherapy Against Deadly Cancer 

The population of bacteria in the pancreas increases more than a thousand fold in patients with pancreatic cancer, and becomes dominated by species that prevent the immune system from attacking tumor cells.

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NYU Researchers Adapt HIV Test

NYU Researchers Adapt HIV Test in Developing Rapid Diagnostic Test for Zika Virus 

02/22/2018

Zika Test Uses Saliva to Detect Both Nucleic Acids and Antibodies of the Virus 

Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc. (Ithaca, NY), are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.

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Wikipedia Editing Project

02/15/2018

An Opportunity for Students and Faculty to Improve Dental Information on Wikipedia

Students and faculty are invited to participate in a "Wikipedia Editing Project" at the College on February 21, from 4 pm to 6 pm, in room 825 of the Schwartz building. The project aims to improve the poor quality of dental information available on Wikipedia by training students to edit Wikipedia using high quality evidence and encouraging faculty to serve as mentors/experts.

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Dental Van

NYU Dentistry Launches Mobile Dental Care at Queens' P.S. 134 with NYC Council Member I. Daneek Miller

01/24/2018

New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) is expanding its mobile dental care program 'Smiling Faces, Going Places' - which brings free oral health education, screening, and services to New York City schoolchildren and seniors - to P.S. 134 in Queens (P.S. 134Q).

New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s Delta Beta Zeta chapter will join NYU Dentistry faculty and students to launch the mobile dental care program at P.S. 134Q on Thursday, January 25 at 9:30 am.

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Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett

NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Proteases and Pain Signaling Related to Oral Cancer

01/23/2018

$3.7 Million Grant Funds Collaboration to Understand Oral Cancer Pain, Ultimately Develop New Therapies

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, of Columbia University's Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology, a $3.7 million, five-year grant to study proteases and neuronal signaling responsible for oral cancer pain.

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MCP-1

NYU Dentistry Study Finds Evidence That a Protein, MCP-1, May Determine Bone Loss Responses to Parathyroid Hormone

12/06/17

Findings Could Have Implications for Systemic as Well as Bone Conditions

In a new study published in November in Scientific Reports, New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) researchers investigating the catabolic effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in hyperparathyroidism (HPT) showed, for the first time, that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is required for catabolic responses to PTH. HTP is a condition in which an abnormally high concentration of PTH in the blood accelerates bone loss.

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Increased Oral Pathogens

Increased Oral Pathogens and Decreased Bacterial Diversity Predict Precancerous Lesions of Stomach Cancer

11/27/17

NYU Dentistry Study Points to Controlling Periodontal Disease for Possible Cancer Prevention

Elevated pathogen colonization and a lack of bacterial diversity in the mouth were identified in people with precancerous lesions that could precede stomach cancer, finds a new study led by New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and New York University School of Medicine.

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Ryan Ruff and Richard Niederman

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

10/26/17

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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Amr M. Moursi

NYU Dentistry Receives $2.8 Million as Part of Multi-Center Study to Stop the Progression of Cavities in Children

10/10/17

NIH-Funded Study to Test Cavity-Fighting Liquid at Three Clinical Sites

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.

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Yu Zhang

Yu Zhang Awarded Nearly $3.7 Million by NIH’s National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

9/29/2017

Research Will Develop Strong Yet Natural-Looking Materials for Restorative Dentistry

New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) researchers have received two R01 grants from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, totaling nearly $3.7 million.

The grants will support research to develop improved materials for restorative dentistry that are both resilient and aesthetically pleasing. Yu Zhang, PhD, associate professor of biomaterials at NYU Dentistry, will lead the two projects.

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Study Pinpoints Role of Proteins

NYU Dentistry Study Pinpoints Role of Proteins That Produce Pearls

9/22/2017

Pearls' Tough Structures Hold Clues for Creating Hardy Materials, With Possibilities from Dentistry to Aerospace

Pearls are among nature's most beautiful creations, and have been treasured for countless centuries. Beneath one's iridescent surface lies a tough and resilient structure made of intricately arranged tiles of calcium carbonate organized by a crew of proteins that guide its formation and repair.

While it is known that pearls are made of calcium carbonate with an organic matrix core, the role of the proteins modulating the organization of these crystals has, until recently, been unclear.

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Richard Niederman

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

9/20/2017

Study to Focus On Bronx School-Based Cavity Prevention Dental Programs 

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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Lauren Feldman

NYU Dentistry’s Lauren Feldman Receives Nearly $1M HRSA Career Development Award

9/7/2017

Aim is to increase student and faculty engagement in interprofessional collaborative care 

Lauren Feldman, DMD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), has received a five-year, nearly $1 million Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The award will enable Dr. Feldman to develop a formal curriculum that will refine pediatric interprofessional education at NYU Dentistry, the most comprehensive oral healthcare center in the U.S.

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Bluestone Research

NYU Bluestone Center Researchers Discover That Skin Color Affects Skin Sensitivity to Heat and Mechanical Stimuli

9/5/2017

Finding may have implications for clinical treatment of pain

Researchers at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) have identified a novel molecular mechanism which explains why dark-skinned and light-skinned people respond differently to heat and mechanical stimulation.

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Drs. Albertson and Schmidt

NYU Dental Researchers Awarded NIH Grant for Microbiome Research to Identify Biomarkers for Tongue Cancer

8/1/2017

Researchers at NYU Dentistry's Bluestone Center for Clinical Research have been awarded a two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop biomarkers for tongue cancer, a subset of oral cancers that often are deadly.

"We are investigating the tongue microbiome, which is the bacterial community on the tongue," said Donna Albertson, PhD, grant co-principal investigator, a professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU Dentistry, and an investigator at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.

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Dr. Nicole Scheff

Dr. Nicole Scheff Receives $120,000-Plus NIDCR F32 Grant to Investigate the Biology of Sex Differences in Oral Cancer Pain

7/7/2017

Dr. Nicole Scheff, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, has received a two-year, $120,000-plus F32 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The grant was awarded to Dr. Scheff to investigate whether immune cells in the oral cancer environment contribute to sex differences in oral cancer pain.

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Dr. Xin Li

Dr. Xin Li and Team Identify Promising Target to Protect Bone in Patients with Diabetes

7/7/2017

Researchers at the College have described a new target that may open the door to developing therapies for preventing bone fractures in people with type 2 diabetes. In a study published in Nature Communications, the investigators report that hyperglycemic mice (or mice with type 2 diabetes) have a 24-fold higher accumulation of succinate, an intermediate metabolite, in the metabolic pathways of their bone marrow stromal cells.

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Asgeir Sigurdsson

Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson Named Inaugural Presley Elmer Ellsworth Professor of Endodontics

6/19/2017
Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson, associate professor and chair of the Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, has been named the inaugural Presley Elmer Ellsworth Professor of Endodontics.

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Pendola Jain

Researchers Study Sea Urchins for Clues to Better Dental Composite Structures  

6/7/2017
Researchers from NYU Dentistry are investigating a protein found inside the spicules of a sea urchin embryo to understand what makes these proteins such efficient ‘brick organizers’.

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Erin Brent

Erin Brent Promoted to Associate Dean for Financial & Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives

6/7/2017
Ms. Erin Brent, formerly assistant dean for financial planning, budget, and strategic initiatives, has been promoted to associate dean for financial & academic planning and strategic initiatives, effective June 1, 2017.

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Olivier Nicolay

Dr. Olivier Nicolay Appointed Chair of the Department of Orthodontics

6/7/2017
Dr. Olivier Nicolay, clinical associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Orthodontics, has been appointed chair of the Department of Orthodontics, effective June 1, 2017.

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Kimberly MacGregor

Dr. Kimberly MacGregor Named 2017 Litvak Fellowship Recipient

5/23/2017
Dr. Kimberly MacGregor, a second-year postgraduate student in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.

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Mitchell Lipp

NYU Dentistry/ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program Celebrates Exceptional First Year

5/9/2017
The NYU Dentistry/ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) establishes mentoring relationships between dental students and faculty members. The program began as a selective national program and grew to become a much larger program coordinated by ADEA, and organized and administered within individual dental schools. 2016-2017 was NYU Dentistry's first year and what a year it was!

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Bringing Smiles

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is "Bringing Smiles" to New York City Schoolchildren

4/28/2017
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry’s new Bringing Smiles outreach program, under the direction of Clinical Associate Professor Jill B. Fernandez, now provides comprehensive oral health care in New York City Public Schools, a first for the department, whose outreach initiatives previously have focused on health education and preventive services.

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Jessica Hilburg

Jessica Hilburg Appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

4/7/2017
Dr. Jessica Hilburg has been appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, effective April 1, 2017.

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Elena Cunningham

Dr. Elena P. Cunningham Earns NYU's Highest Teaching Honor

3/28/2017
Dr. Elena P. Cunningham, clinical associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been selected by an all-University committee as a recipient of the 2016-2017 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Cunningham is one of only six faculty members University-wide to receive the award this year.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Opening of the Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Suite at NYU College of Dentistry

3/21/2017

Clinical suite features a fully integrated computer network with best–practice case management software; a fully equipped, state-of-the art surgical suite with 37 new treatment units; intraoral digital X-ray stations; state-of-the-art endodontic motors; ultrasonic units; intraoral sensors; and a Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) scanner, utilizing state-of-the-art scanning technology to produce 3D images of teeth, soft tissue, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan.

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Students in Public Health Dentistry

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

3/3/2017
More than 100 dental, dental hygiene, and pre-dental students and faculty participated in the Students in Public Health Dentistry Conference, "Advocacy: Every Dentist's Chance to Change the World," held at the NYU College of Dentistry on February 26, 2017.
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NYU

NYU Dentistry and NYU Stern School of Business Jointly Offer a New DDS/MBA Dual Degree Option

2/23/2017

In response to an increasing demand on dentists to manage both patient care and the business of dentistry, NYU Dentistry and the NYU Stern School of Business have created a dual degree DDS/Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Students can complete both degrees within five years with a flexible format that balances coursework with clinical practice. READ MORE >>>
 


Dr. Despina Sitara

Dr. Despina Sitara Awarded $1.4 Million Grant to Determine How Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Affects Severe Anemia

2/8/2017

The Department of Defense has awarded Dr. Despina Sitara, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at the NYU College of Dentistry, a three-year, $1.4 million grant to study how an excess of the bone secreted hormone Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 (FGF-23) causes severe anemia. The research aims to understand the role that FGF-23 plays in anemia associated with chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease and discover new therapy targets. READ MORE >>>

 


DDS/Online Advanced Certificate in Public Health

NYU Colleges of Dentistry & Global Public Health Jointly Offer DDS/Online Advanced Certificate in Public Health Option

2/3/2017

The program, one of very few in the U.S., gives dental students the opportunity to gain added expertise in core public health concepts, enhancing their ability to deliver effective public health solutions. READ MORE >>>

 


World Health Organization

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

1/9/2017

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. READ MORE >>>

 

    


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