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Faculty Experts Media Guide

The faculty at NYU College of Dentistry comprises a dynamic group of experts, many of whom frequently serve as media sources. In this online guide, all areas of expertise are listed by subject and NYU College of Dentistry experts in the various subject areas are listed under each subject heading. A Subject Index follows with more detail.

To be put in touch with a faculty expert, please contact:

Elyse Bloom
Assistant Dean for Communications and Public Affairs
(212) 998-9910

 

AIDS/HIV

Daniel Malamud
David N. Levy
Joan A. Phelan

Alzheimer’s Disease

Periodontal Disease
Angela R. Kamer
Rima Bachiman Sehl

Bioethics

Anthony Vernillo
Frederick G. More

Biofilms

Simone Duarte

Biomaterials

Yu Zhang
Paulo Coelho
John Ricci

Birth Defects

(Cleft Lip and Palate)

Igor Chikunov
Vasiliki Karlis
Marci H. Levine
Hillary Broder

Bone Replacement

Nicola C. Partridge
John L. Ricci
Seiichi Yamano

Braces (Orthodontics)

Cristina Teixeira
Mani Alikhani
Olivier Nicolay
George J. Cisneros

Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

David Sirois
Cosmo DeSteno

Burning Mouth Syndrome

David Sirois

Catastrophe Response

(Role of Dentists)
David L. Glotzer
Winnie Furnari

Cavities (Caries)

Treatment and Prevention
Mark Wolff
Kenneth Allen

Genetic Factors
Walter A. Bretz
Page W. Caufield
Yihong Li

Cell Death (Apoptosis)

Kathleen Kinnally

Children’s Dentistry

Amr M. Moursi
Jill Fernandez
Neal Herman
Nancy Dougherty

Consumer Issues

Mark Wolff

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening, Veneers,
Smile Makeovers

Mark Wolff
John R. Calamia
Denise J. Estafan
Michael B. Ferguson
Gerald M. Klaczany
Ivy D. Peltz

Dental Deformities

(See Birth Defects:
Cleft Lip and Palate)

Dental Hygiene

Cheryl M. Westphal Theile
Rosemary Hays
Winnie Furnari

Dental Phobias

Mark Wolff

Dentures

Gary R. Goldstein

Digital Curriculum in Dental Education

Andrew I. Spielman
Elise S. Eisenberg

Drug Abuse and Oral Health

Walter A. Bretz

Geriatric Dentistry

Rima Bachiman Sehl
Victoria H. Raveis

Global Public Health

Stuart M. Hirsch

Gum Disease

(See Periodontitis)

Halitosis

Andrew I. Spielman

 

Health Policy and Management

Michael P. O'Connor
Mary Northridge

History of Medicine and Dentistry

Andrew I. Spielman

History of NYU College of Dentistry

Andrew I. Spielman

Human Evolution, Growth,
Development, and Life History

Timothy G. Bromage
Page W. Caufield
Elena Cunningham

Infection Control

Joan A. Phelan

Implant Dentistry

Steven Engebretson
Leila Jahangiri
Cosmo DeSteno
Igor Chikunov

Infectious Diseases

Daniel Malamud
Deepak Saxena

Maxillofacial Prosthetic Reconstruction

Igor Chikunov  

Oral Cancer

Research, Management and Care
Brian Schmidt

Causes, Early Detection
Ross Kerr

Reconstructive Surgery
David L. Hirsch
John G. Dolan

Pathophysiology: How Precancerous
Cells Become Malignant

Joseph Guttenplan
Peter G. Sacks

Oral-Facial Pain Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

Robert S. Glickman
Marci H. Levine
Cosmo DeSteno
David Sirois
Karen G. Raphael
Marcela Romero Reyes

Oral-Mucosal Lesions

David Sirois

Orthodontics (See Braces)

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Kenneth E. Fleisher

Periodontitis (Gum Disease):
Links to Diabetes and Other Systemic Diseases

Steven Engebretson
Ananda Dasanayake
Ron G. Craig
Angela Kamer

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Stefanie L. Russell
Ananda Dasanayake

Professional Ethics

Charles N. Bertolami

Psychosocial Issues

Amy M. Smith Slep
Richard Heyman
Victoria H. Raveis
Hillary Broder
Karen Raphael

Public Health

Victoria Raveis
Mary Northridge
Michael O'Connor
Ralph V. Katz

Root Canal (Endodontics)

Asgeir Sigurddson
Paul A. Rosenberg

Salivary Diagnostics

Daniel Malamud

Salivary Gland Disease

Michael D. Turner
David L. Hirsch

Sleep Apnea

Kenneth E. Fleisher

Smoking Cessation

Mark Wolff

Taste and Smell Disorders

Andrew I. Spielman

Tissue Engineering

Louis Terracio
Cristina Teixeira

Women’s Oral Health

Joan A. Phelan


SUBJECT INDEX

DANIEL MALAMUD, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Director, HIV and AIDS Research Program

  • EXPERTISE:
    Salivary diagnostics; HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Principal investigator on a five-year, $6.2 million NIH grant awarded in 2007 for research to define the interactions between host defense molecules and bacteria in HIV infection and subsequent antiretroviral therapy; principal investigator on a five-year, $9 million NIH grant awarded in 2006 to study oral fluid-based diagnostics.

DAVID N. LEVY, PhD
Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    How HIV infection becomes AIDS.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    An authority on the molecular biology of HIV; recipient of an Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Scholar Award; holds several patents for technology developed to test compounds that may inhibit HIV; in a 2008 study, produced evidence of cooperation between viruses, creating a new mode for HIV replication.

JOAN A. PHELAN, DDS
Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

  • EXPERTISE:
    Impact of HIV/AIDS on women's oral health.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology; co-author of the textbook, Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, 4th ed. W.B. Saunders, 2004.

ANGELA R. KAMER, DMD, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Establishing a link between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontal (gum) disease.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease; paper presented at the 2008 Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease, "Periodontal Bacterial Antibodies May Help Discriminate Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Normal Patients – A Pilot Study."

RIMA BACHIMAN SEHL, DDS, MPA
Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Geriatric dentistry, preventive dentistry, and health promotion
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    President, Greater New York Chapter, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry.

ANTHONY VERNILLO, DDS, PhD, MBE (Bioethics)
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine; Affiliated Faculty Member, Center for Bioethics, New York University

  • EXPERTISE:
    Bioethics in oral diagnostics.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Serves on the medical ethics committees at the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital in New York and the Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia; teaches in the second-year ethics course at the NYU School of Medicine.

FREDERICK G. MORE, DDS, MS (pediatric dentistry)
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

  • EXPERTISE:
    Bioethics concerning child health policy, care, and well-being; research involving human subjects; multiculturalism; the influence and role of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in health care.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Pediatric dentist; former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NYU College of Dentistry; responsibility for curriculum in bioethics, NYU College of Dentistry; Global MPH course in bioethics, New York University; undergraduate course in bioethics, New York University; Chair, Institutional Review Board, NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine.

SIMONE DUARTE, DDS, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Focus is on the understanding and control of biofilms (aggregates of microorganisms in which cells adhere to each other or to a surface), using natural agents and other novel therapies that may be used for prevention and treatment of infectious diseases associated with biofilms, such as dental caries.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Dr. Duarte’s laboratory studies the morphological and structural characterization of the biofilm matrix, using Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM) and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM), quantifying the structural properties by analyzing the CLSM images using COMSTAT software. Rather than assessing their biological or biochemical influence, ESEM and CLSM offer direct insight into these agents’ influence on the biofilm matrix’s morphological and structural properties

IGOR CHIKUNOV, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Treatment of patients with congenital and acquired defects of the head and neck.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Postgraduate training in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics at the NYU College of Dentistry and in maxillofacial prosthodontics and dental oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

VASILIKI KARLIS, DMD, MD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Surgical repair of pediatric cleft lip and palate.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Organizer of outreach missions to repair cleft lip and palate in underserved populations in Mexico and Colombia.

MARCI H. LEVINE, DMD, MD
Clinical Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU College of Dentistry; attending surgeon at the NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center

  • EXPERTISE:
    A skilled surgeon specializing in the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities, such as underbites, overbites and asymmetries of the jaws, and the management of temporomandibular joint disease (TMD/TMJ); practitioner in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including treatment planning and placing of dental implants, surgically extracting wisdom teeth, and using intravenous conscious sedation for oral surgery patients.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    DMD degree cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; MD degree from the Harvard Medical School; completed a six-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an advanced fellowship in the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities at Lenox Hill Hospital; a candidate for board certification and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York County Dental Society.

HILLARY BRODER, MEd, PhD
Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Communication in health care; community outreach to diverse patient groups; quality of life; psychosocial aspects in orthodontic/cleft / craniofacial care.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former Acting Chair of the Department of Community Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Dental School; former Hunterdon Professor in Community Health at UMDNJ.

NICOLA C. PARTRIDGE, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    The role of parathyroid hormone in bone and mineralized research; electromagnetic pulse fields that stimulate bone, which can lead to new therapies for treating fractures that don’t heal and to improvements in orthopedics.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    A national and international authority in the area of cell biology and an expert in bone and mineral research. Prior to joining the NYU College of Dentistry, she had served since 2000 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she also held an appointment as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery.

JOHN L. RICCI, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Tissue-engineered bone replacement; tissue-engineered dental implants.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Recipient, NYU College of Dentistry’s Dean’s Faculty Research Award: Use of Enamel Matrix Proteins to Induce a Cementum Seal After Endodontic Therapy. A bioengineering expert, Dr. Ricci has published and lectured widely on modifying and texturing implant surfaces to increase their adhesion to bone tissue; current research focuses on mechanisms to substantially reduce bone regeneration time in the oral cavity and elsewhere in the body

SEIICHI YAMANO, DDS, PhD, DMD, MMSc
Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Bone tissue engineering using gene therapy, an approach that may find utility as a more predictable and affordable treatment for bone regeneration in a variety of clinical settings.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    As a research fellow at the NIH, focused on gene therapeutics for oral diseases, including Sjögren’s syndrome, especially possible involvement of unknown retroviruses; at the NIH, also involved with projects in tissue regeneration of salivary glands

GEORGE J. CISNEROS, DMD, MMSc
Professor of Orthodontics; Chair of the Department of Orthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Invisalign (invisible braces); computer imaging in orthodontics.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Chair, Council on Orthodontic Education for the American Association (AAO) of Orthodontists; Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics; recipient of the American Association of Orthodontists’ (AAO) Milo Hellman Research Award

OLIVIER NICOLAY, DDS. MMSc
Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics; Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics; Associate Chair, Department of Orthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Orthognathic surgery and lingual orthodontics.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Program Director, Columbia University Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, 1984–1989; Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics.

CRISTINA TEIXEIRA, DMD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Tissue-engineered cartilage.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Recipient, NIH grant to study how to manipulate the spread of nitric oxide, a powerful gas that signals temporary cartilage cell to grow bone.

MANI ALIKHANI, DDS, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Innovative approaches to accelerate tooth remodeling and shorten the length of orthodontic treatment time, including the use of osteoperforation, or the creation of tiny holes through the cortical surface of the bone without the need for gingival flap therapy.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Completed a research fellowship in biomedical engineering at Stony Brook University; with his colleague Dr. Cristina Teixeira, holds two patents, one for their osteoperforation technique and another for a device that uses high frequency mechanical stimulation to generate bone around teeth—FDA approval is pending.

DAVID SIROIS, DMD, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Diagnosing and treating chronic facial pain; burning mouth syndrome; dry mouth; oral-mucosal lesions; temporomandibular disorders; trigeminal neuralgia
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, NYU College of Dentistry; co-organizer regional conferences entitled “End the Pain,” focusing on chronic facial pain, in collaboration with the Trigeminal Association of America

COSMO V. DESTENO, DMD, PhD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Implant dentistry; prosthodontics; temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former COO, New Jersey Dental School-Center for Dental and Oral Health and Dental Implant Center; former Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Associate Dean for Extramural Affairs; and Vice Dean, all at New Jersey Dental School; Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation and of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics

DAVID SIROIS, DMD, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Diagnosing and treating chronic facial pain; burning mouth syndrome; dry mouth; oral-mucosal lesions; temporomandibular disorders; trigeminal neuralgia
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, NYU College of Dentistry; co-organizer regional conferences entitled “End the Pain,” focusing on chronic facial pain, in collaboration with the Trigeminal Association of America

DAVID L. GLOTZER, DDS
Clinical Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Dentistry’s role in bioterrorism preparedness.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Dental representative to the New York City Medical Reserve Corps Advisory Board.

WINNIE FURNARI, RDH, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

  • EXPERTISE:
    Forensic dentistry; biosecurity/catastrophe preparedness.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Active member and present and former officer of numerous professional organizations.

MARK WOLFF, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education

  • EXPERTISE:
    Caries treatment and prevention.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, NYU College of Dentistry; expertise in a full range of consumer/new technology issues

KENNETH ALLEN, DDS, MBA
Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Caries (cavity) formation and prevention.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Full-time clinical dental educator and researcher.

WALTER A. BRETZ, DDS, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    The link between genes and cavities; drug abuse; and oral health.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Authority on the role of genetics in oral disease; former Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine; assembled 1,100 pairs of twins—the largest ever for oral health research—to study possible causes of caries (cavities).

PAGE W. CAUFIELD, DDS, PhD
Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Evolution of humans and their oral bacteria from a common ancestor; mother-to-child transmission of caries (cavities); severe childhood caries
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Editorial board member, Journal of Dental Research; member, American Dental Association Expert Panel on Dental Sealants; Honorary Professor, West China College of Stomatology; former Clinical Scholar and Fellow, Harvard School of Medicine; former Research Fellow, Forsyth Research Center; former Professor of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Principal investigator on a five-year, $1.83 million grant awarded in 2008 by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for research to help identify those at risk for severe early childhood caries

YIHONG LI, DDS, MPH, DrPH
Associate Professor of Basic Sciences and Craniofacial Biology; Director, International Research Collaboration

  • EXPERTISE:
    Mother-to-child transmission of bacteria associated with caries (cavities).
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Residency, Beijing Medical University of Stomatology, Beijing, China; Director, International Research, NYU College of Dentistry.

KATHLEEN KINNALLY, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Cell death (apoptosis); manipulating cell death to prevent cancer and heart attacks; an expert in the electrophysiology of mitochondrial membranes, Dr. Kinnally studies programmed cell death, a pivotal area in understanding basic mechanisms in cancer and heart attacks.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Principal investigator on a four-year, $1.4 million NIH grant for research on the inner workings of cell death.

AMR M. MOURSI, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry

  • EXPERTISE:
    Children’s oral health; dental sealants; birth defects of the head and skull; oral health care for pregnant women.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

JILL FERNANDEZ, RDH, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; Director of Pediatric Outreach Programs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Disease prevention and health promotion for children.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Leading global pediatric outreach and prevention programs.

NEAL HERMAN, DDS
Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

  • EXPERTISE:
    Pediatric dentistry public health programs.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Senior policy advisor, Bureau of Oral Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Fellow, American Association of Hospital Dentists; Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry; Region II Head Start Consultant, US Department of Health and Human Services.

NANCY DOUGHERTY, DMD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; Director, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry

  • EXPERTISE:
    Oral health care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry.

MARK WOLFF, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education

  • EXPERTISE:
    Caries treatment and prevention.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, NYU College of Dentistry; expertise in a full range of consumer/new technology issues

JOHN R. CALAMIA, DMD
Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Esthetic dentistry; smile makeovers; porcelain veneers.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Taught restorative dentistry full time for the past 30 years at the NYU College of Dentistry; maintains a private practice in New York City; recognized as a co-developer of the etched porcelain veneer; past Chairman of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s University Advisory Council.

DENISE J. ESTAFAN, DDS, MS
Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Co-Director, Aesthetics, Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays; tooth whitening; smile makeovers.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    National and international lecturer on dental materials relating to restorative dentistry and CAD/CAM technology.

MICHAEL B. FERGUSON, DMD
Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Diagnosis, treatment planning, and restorative dentistry; tooth whitening and esthetic dentistry.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association

GERALD M. KLACZANY, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Aesthetic dentistry.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Principal investigator on several plaque studies

IVY D. PELTZ, DDS, MSEd
Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Educational research; tooth whitening.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Doctoral candidate, higher education, New York University; principal investigator, tooth whitening study funded by Discus Dental, Inc., 2003

MARK WOLFF, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education

  • EXPERTISE:
    Caries treatment and prevention.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, NYU College of Dentistry; expertise in a full range of consumer/new technology issues

CHERYL M. WESTPHAL THEILE, RDH EdD
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene; Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Culturally competent care and health beliefs.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Fellow, American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute; active in mentoring for the ADEA Allied Dental Directors Leadership conferences; Past President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

ROSEMARY HAYS, RDH, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

  • EXPERTISE:
    Dental hygiene.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Assistant Director of Admissions, NYU Dental Hygiene Program; member, Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society; American Dental Hygienists’ Association; American Dental Education Association.

WINNIE FURNARI, RDH, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

  • EXPERTISE:
    Forensic dentistry; biosecurity/catastrophe preparedness.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Active member and present and former officer of numerous professional organizations.

MARK WOLFF, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education

  • EXPERTISE:
    Caries treatment and prevention.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, NYU College of Dentistry; expertise in a full range of consumer/new technology issues

GARY R. GOLDSTEIN, DDS
Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Reconstructive dentistry; dentures; implants; aesthetics; evidence-based dentistry.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Editor, International Journal of Prosthodontics, and member of the Editorial Review Board, Journal of Prosthodontics; Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics.

ELISE S. EISENBERG, DDS, MA
Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion; Senior Director of Dental Informatics

  • EXPERTISE:
    The digital curriculum in dental education.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Fellow, American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute

ANDREW I. SPIELMAN, DMD, MS, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Taste and smell disorders; preventing bad breath (halitosis); the digital curriculum in dental education; smoking prevention for preteens.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NYU College of Dentistry; American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Vital Source Technology Educator Award

WALTER A. BRETZ, DDS, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    The link between genes and cavities; drug abuse; and oral health.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Authority on the role of genetics in oral disease; former Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine; assembled 1,100 pairs of twins—the largest ever for oral health research—to study possible causes of caries (cavities).

RIMA BACHIMAN SEHL, DDS, MPA
Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Geriatric dentistry, preventive dentistry, and health promotion
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    President, Greater New York Chapter, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry.

VICTORIA H. RAVEIS, PhD
Research Professor in Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Health promotion for vulnerable and medically underserved communities.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former director, Aging and the Community Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; former Co-Director, Mailman School’s Center for the Psychosocial Study of Health and Illness; medical sociologist and social gerontologist; experienced NIH behavioral health sciences researcher

STUART M. HIRSCH, DDS
Associate Dean for Development and International Affairs; Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Interim Chair, Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

  • EXPERTISE:
    Global public health; dentistry for international students.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, NYU College of Dentistry.

ANDREW I. SPIELMAN, DMD, MS, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Taste and smell disorders; preventing bad breath (halitosis); the digital curriculum in dental education; smoking prevention for preteens.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NYU College of Dentistry; American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Vital Source Technology Educator Award

MICHAEL P. O’CONNOR, EdD, MPA
Vice Dean for Administration and Finance; Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

  • EXPERTISE:
    Organizational development; employment law; ethics in healthcare delivery; contract negotiations; conflict resolution; higher education finance and administration; leadership; mentoring; and academic public health.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Arbitrator, Health and Hospitals Corporation, City of New York; Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Organizational and Professional Development and Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Budget and Finance and CFO at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Prior to joining NYU, served for over 20 years as Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

MARY NORTHRIDGE, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

  • EXPERTISE:
    Oral public health and oral public health policy.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Formerly a Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Public Health


ANDREW I. SPIELMAN, DMD, MS, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Taste and smell disorders; preventing bad breath (halitosis); the digital curriculum in dental education; smoking prevention for preteens; history of medicine and dentistry
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NYU College of Dentistry; American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Vital Source Technology Educator Award

ANDREW I. SPIELMAN, DMD, MS, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Taste and smell disorders; preventing bad breath (halitosis); the digital curriculum in dental education; smoking prevention for preteens; history of NYU College of Dentistry
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NYU College of Dentistry; American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Vital Source Technology Educator Award

TIMOTHY G. BROMAGE, PhD
Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Ancestral origins of human tooth and bone development, and microanatomy of ancestral human "Lucy"; biological rhythms linking tooth growth to other metabolic processes.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Recipient, Max Planck Research Award, the highest international honor bestowed in the natural sciences; Director, Hard Tissue Research Unit, NYU College of Dentistry; former Professor, Department of Anthropology and Thomas Hunter Honors Program, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY); former Professor of Anthropology, Biology, and Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate School

PAGE W. CAUFIELD, DDS, PhD
Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Evolution of humans and their oral bacteria from a common ancestor; mother-to-child transmission of caries (cavities); severe childhood caries
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Editorial board member, Journal of Dental Research; member, American Dental Association Expert Panel on Dental Sealants; Honorary Professor, West China College of Stomatology; former Clinical Scholar and Fellow, Harvard School of Medicine; former Research Fellow, Forsyth Research Center; former Professor of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Principal investigator on a five-year, $1.83 million grant awarded in 2008 by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for research to help identify those at risk for severe early childhood caries

ELENA CUNNINGHAM, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Primate cognition; mental mapping of food resources in the wild and in captivity.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Funded by the National Geographic Society; paper presented at the 23rd Conference of the International primatological Society in Kyoto, Japan, on “From Random Walks to Travel Routes: Understanding Patterns of Primate Movement."

PETER MYCHAJLIW, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    New York State Department of Health Approved Infection Control Trainer for Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, Dental Hygiene, and Allied Health Professionals.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Has lectured widely for over 15 years in areas including dental implants, hospital dentistry, dental materials, and infection control/OSHA requirements for dentistry

LEILA JAHANGIRI, DMD, MMSc
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Dental implants and dentures.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

COSMO V. DESTENO, DMD, PhD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Implant dentistry; prosthodontics; temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former COO, New Jersey Dental School-Center for Dental and Oral Health and Dental Implant Center; former Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Associate Dean for Extramural Affairs; and Vice Dean, all at New Jersey Dental School; Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation and of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics

IGOR CHIKUNOV, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Treatment of patients with congenital and acquired defects of the head and neck.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Postgraduate training in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics at the NYU College of Dentistry and in maxillofacial prosthodontics and dental oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

DEEPAK SAXENA, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Classifying bacterial strains involved in human health and disease.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Using squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), Dr. Saxena is trying to develop “unique bacterial signatures” and identify various bacteria that are predominantly presenting SCC and ONJ. Dr. Saxena’s research was recently awarded a $264,000 NIH grant to identify bacteria residing in the human oral cavity.

IGOR CHIKUNOV, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Treatment of patients with congenital and acquired defects of the head and neck.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Postgraduate training in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics at the NYU College of Dentistry and in maxillofacial prosthodontics and dental oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

ROSS KERR, DDS, MSD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

  • EXPERTISE:
    Oral cancer: causes, early detection, and treatment; tobacco use and oral cancer.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former Director, Oral Cancer Consortium of New York and New Jersey.

BRIAN SCHMIDT, DDS, MD, PhD
Director, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research; Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Symptom management and care of oral cancer patients.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology Fellowship; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program; and Vice Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, all at the University of California, San Francisco.

DAVID L. HIRSCH, DDS, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Salivary gland cancer; oral cancer reconstructive surgery.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Director of Fellowship Program in Oral and Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction, Bellevue Hospital Center.

JOHN G. DOLAN, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Facial construction following surgical resection.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Winner, National Collegiate Inventors Competition Graduate Division Award, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, for a device to quantify the effectiveness of analgesics in animal models of head and neck cancer.

JOSEPH GUTTENPLAN, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Carcinogenesis (the process by which normal cells become cancer cells); mutagenesis (the process by which genetic information changes); cancer prevention; DNA damage.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Member, editorial boards of Mutation Research and Nutrition and Cancer; Session Co-Chair at 2010 Meeting for the American Association for Cancer Research; invited speaker at the 2008 Charles Heidelberger Symposium at the NYU Langone Medical Center; member, scientific advisory group to the 2006 World Trade Association Panel on Hormone-Treated Beef.

PETER G. SACKS, PhD
Professor of Basic Sciences and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    How precancerous cells become malignant.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Principal investigator on a five-year, $1 million-plus NIH grant awarded in 2002 for research on the characteristics of precancerous lesions in the mouth that allow them to outgrow normal cells and become malignant.

ROBERT S. GLICKMAN, DMD
Professor and Chair, Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Surgery for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Vice Chair, Internal Review Board, NYU School of Medicine.

MARCI H. LEVINE, DMD, MD
Clinical Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU College of Dentistry; attending surgeon at the NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center

  • EXPERTISE:
    A skilled surgeon specializing in the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities, such as underbites, overbites and asymmetries of the jaws, and the management of temporomandibular joint disease (TMD/TMJ); practitioner in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including treatment planning and placing of dental implants, surgically extracting wisdom teeth, and using intravenous conscious sedation for oral surgery patients.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    DMD degree cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; MD degree from the Harvard Medical School; completed a six-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an advanced fellowship in the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities at Lenox Hill Hospital; a candidate for board certification and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York County Dental Society.

COSMO V. DESTENO, DMD, PhD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Prosthodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Implant dentistry; prosthodontics; temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former COO, New Jersey Dental School-Center for Dental and Oral Health and Dental Implant Center; former Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Associate Dean for Extramural Affairs; and Vice Dean, all at New Jersey Dental School; Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation and of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics

DAVID SIROIS, DMD, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Diagnosing and treating chronic facial pain; burning mouth syndrome; dry mouth; oral-mucosal lesions; temporomandibular disorders; trigeminal neuralgia
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, NYU College of Dentistry; co-organizer regional conferences entitled “End the Pain,” focusing on chronic facial pain, in collaboration with the Trigeminal Association of America

KAREN G. RAPHAEL, MA, MS, PhD
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

  • EXPERTISE:
    Psychosocial and psychiatric factors in musculoskeletal pain, including temporomandibular disorders and fibromyalgia; bruxism; epidemiology of orofacial pain.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Trained as a psychologist and epidemiologist; internationally respected authority on orofacial pain and psychosocial factors in pain; NIH-funded investigator for more than 25 years; prolific scientist and author, contributing to more than 65 publications in the biomedical literature.

MARCELA ROMERO REYES, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

  • EXPERTISE: Orofacial pain; headache research.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurosciences in the Headache Research and Treatment Program of the University of California at Los Angeles; recipient of the inaugural Thomas E. Heftler Migraine Research Award, presented by the Migraine Research Foundation and the American Headache Society for her innovative proposal to investigate whether a treatment for migraine headaches can also be used to manage oral facial pain disorders.

DAVID SIROIS, DMD, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Diagnosing and treating chronic facial pain; burning mouth syndrome; dry mouth; oral-mucosal lesions; temporomandibular disorders; trigeminal neuralgia
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, NYU College of Dentistry; co-organizer regional conferences entitled “End the Pain,” focusing on chronic facial pain, in collaboration with the Trigeminal Association of America

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KENNETH E. FLEISHER, DDS
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Treatments for sleep apnea and osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; recipient, NYU Goddard Faculty Fellowship Award (2004).

ANANDA DASANAYAKE, BDS, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

  • EXPERTISE:
    Links between periodontal (gum) disease and preterm low birth-weight babies, and periodontal disease and gestational diabetes.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Director of the NYU MS and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research; a principal in the NYU Oral Epidemiology Training Program funded by NIH, which aims to develop and train oral epidemiologists at NYU in collaboration with Yale University and Columbia University.

RON G. CRAIG, DMD, PhD
Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Links between periodontal (gum) disease and diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Member, NYU PEARL (Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning) Network Management Team. The Management Team oversees a $26.7 million award from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded to the NYU College of Dentistry in 2005 to establish a regional practice-based, clinical research network.

ANGELA R. KAMER, DMD, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

  • EXPERTISE:
    Establishing a link between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontal (gum) disease.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease; paper presented at the 2008 Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease, “Periodontal Bacterial Antibodies May Help Discriminate Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Normal Patients – A Pilot Study.”

STEFANIE L. RUSSELL, DDS, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion and of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

  • EXPERTISE:
    Oral health care for pregnant women; link between pregnancy and tooth loss.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Course director for Review of Clinical Trial Protocols for the MS in Clinical Research Program; former Director of the Summer Research Program for incoming dental and nursing students, NYU College of Dentistry.

ANANDA DASANAYAKE, BDS, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

  • EXPERTISE:
    Links between periodontal (gum) disease and preterm low birth-weight babies, and periodontal disease and gestational diabetes.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Director of the NYU MS and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research; a principal in the NYU Oral Epidemiology Training Program funded by NIH, which aims to develop and train oral epidemiologists at NYU in collaboration with Yale University and Columbia University.

CHARLES N. BERTOLAMI, DDS, DMedSc
Herman Robert Fox Dean; Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Professional ethics; orofacial tissue repair; wound healing.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former Dean and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry; President, American Association for Dental Research (AADR) (2002-03); President, American Dental Education Association (ADEA) (2008-09); Co-Chair, Macy Foundation-supported ADEA-American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) panel on Curriculum and Clinical Training in Oral Health for Physicians and Dentists; Co-Chair, NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Research Training and Development.

VICTORIA H. RAVEIS, PhD
Research Professor in Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Health promotion for vulnerable and medically underserved communities.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former director, Aging and the Community Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; former Co-Director, Mailman School’s Center for the Psychosocial Study of Health and Illness; medical sociologist and social gerontologist; experienced NIH behavioral health sciences researcher

HILLARY BRODER, MEd, PhD
Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Communication in health care; community outreach to diverse patient groups; quality of life; psychosocial aspects in orthodontic/cleft / craniofacial care.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former Acting Chair of the Department of Community Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Dental School; former Hunterdon Professor in Community Health at UMDNJ.

KAREN G. RAPHAEL, MA, MS, PhD
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

  • EXPERTISE:
    Psychosocial and psychiatric factors in musculoskeletal pain, including temporomandibular disorders and fibromyalgia; bruxism; epidemiology of orofacial pain.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Trained as a psychologist and epidemiologist; internationally respected authority on orofacial pain and psychosocial factors in pain; NIH-funded investigator for more than 25 years; prolific scientist and author, contributing to more than 65 publications in the biomedical literature.

VICTORIA H. RAVEIS, PhD
Research Professor in Cariology and Comprehensive Care

  • EXPERTISE:
    Health promotion for vulnerable and medically underserved communities.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Former director, Aging and the Community Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; former Co-Director, Mailman School’s Center for the Psychosocial Study of Health and Illness; medical sociologist and social gerontologist; experienced NIH behavioral health sciences researcher

MARY NORTHRIDGE, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

  • EXPERTISE:
    Oral public health and oral public health policy.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Formerly a Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Public Health

MICHAEL P. O’CONNOR, EdD, MPA
Vice Dean for Administration and Finance; Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion

  • EXPERTISE:
    Organizational development; employment law; ethics in healthcare delivery; contract negotiations; conflict resolution; higher education finance and administration; leadership; mentoring; and academic public health.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Arbitrator, Health and Hospitals Corporation, City of New York; Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Organizational and Professional Development and Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Budget and Finance and CFO at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Prior to joining NYU, served for over 20 years as Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

PAUL A. ROSENBERG, DDS
Professor and Chair, Quartararo Department of Endodontics

  • EXPERTISE:
    Causes, prevention, and treatment of endodontic pain.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Professor and Chair, Quartararo Department of Endodontics; Director, American Board of Endodontics (2002-2008).

DANIEL MALAMUD, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Director, HIV and AIDS Research Program

  • EXPERTISE:
    Salivary diagnostics; HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Principal investigator on a five-year, $6.2 million NIH grant awarded in 2007 for research to define the interactions between host defense molecules and bacteria in HIV infection and subsequent antiretroviral therapy; principal investigator on a five-year, $9 million NIH grant awarded in 2006 to study oral fluid-based diagnostics.

MICHAEL D. TURNER, DDS, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Minimally invasive surgery for salivary gland disorder; translational research.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland; NIH funding.

DAVID L. HIRSCH, DDS, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Salivary gland cancer; oral cancer reconstructive surgery.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Director of Fellowship Program in Oral and Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction, Bellevue Hospital Center.

KENNETH E. FLEISHER, DDS
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • EXPERTISE:
    Treatments for sleep apnea and osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; recipient, NYU Goddard Faculty Fellowship Award (2004).

MARK WOLFF, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education

  • EXPERTISE:
    Caries treatment and prevention.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, NYU College of Dentistry; expertise in a full range of consumer/new technology issues

ANDREW I. SPIELMAN, DMD, MS, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • EXPERTISE:
    Taste and smell disorders; preventing bad breath (halitosis); the digital curriculum in dental education; smoking prevention for preteens.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NYU College of Dentistry; American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Vital Source Technology Educator Award

LOUIS TERRACIO, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Vice Dean for Research

  • EXPERTISE:
    Biomedical uses of tissue engineering of skeletal muscle. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Principal or co-principal investigator on over $15 million in NIH grants, including a study of the potential use of stem cells to regenerate facial muscles to enable people with traumatic injuries to speak, eat, and smile again.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Principal or co-principal investigator on over $15 million in NIH grants, including a study of the potential use of stem cells to regenerate facial muscles to enable people with traumatic injuries to speak, eat, and smile again.  

CRISTINA TEIXEIRA, DMD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

  • EXPERTISE: Tissue-engineered cartilage.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Recipient, NIH grant to study how to manipulate the spread of nitric oxide, a powerful gas that signals temporary cartilage cell to grow bone

JOAN A. PHELAN, DDS
Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

  • EXPERTISE:
    Impact of HIV/AIDS on women's oral health.
  • PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
    Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology; co-author of the textbook, Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, 4th ed. W.B. Saunders, 2004.