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Faculty Information

Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD

Professor and Chairman
Pediatric Dentistry
Room 969W Weissman, 421 First Avenue
Phone: 212-998-9435
Fax: 212-995-4364


PhD, Craniofacial Biology, University of California San Francisco
Residency, Pediatric Dentistry, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
DDS, University of Michigan School of Dentistry


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Omega Chapter, NYU College of Dentistry
  • Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Dr. Amr M. Moursi is Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and an Attending Dentist at the New York University Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.

Dr. Moursi completed his D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh then a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology from the University of California at San Francisco. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and, a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the International College of Dentists.

For the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Moursi currently serves as the Academic Trustee on the Board of Trustees. He also serves as a Fellow of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dentistry for Children. He is also the Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and serves as a National Spokesperson. He was also formerly the Chair of the AAPD Global Interactions Task Force.

In his other service activities, Dr. Moursi serves as an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and as a consultant to both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health. He is a former member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also served as a Consultant and Pediatric Dentistry Review Committee member for the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dr. Moursi’s research focuses on early childhood oral health. He is the author or co-author of over 100 published articles, book chapters and policy briefs. He is also Editor of the textbook "Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry" (Wiley-Blackwell).

In addition, Dr. Moursi has led teams of dentists and students to provide pediatric dental training, education and care to underserved areas around the world including Tanzania, Nicaragua, Alaska, northern Maine and upstate New York. He also maintains a private practice in New York City.

Dr. Moursi and his department have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Inside Edition, Sirius Satellite Radio, New York’s ABC 7, Fox 5, CBS 2 and NY1 News, and several New York City newspapers and radio programs.


Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Books and Chapters

2012 Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry (Text book and study guide), A. M. Moursi, Editor, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, England, 2012.

2012 A. M. Moursi and A. Truesdale, 2012, Cardiovascular Considerations in the Pediatric Dental Patient. In: The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, 4th Edition. Nowak, A.J., Casamassimo, P.S. (eds), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Chicago.

Journal Articles

Katanec T, Singh S, Majstorovic M, Klaric I, Herman NG, Moursi AM. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN DENTAL ANXIETY AND MEDICAL FEAR IN CROATIAN ADOLESCENTS, Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, in press.

2015 Hallas D, Fernandez J, Herman N, Moursi AM. Identification of Pediatric Oral Health Core Competencies through Interprofessional Education and Practice, Journal of Nursing Research & Practice.

Majstorovic M, Morse DE, Do D, Lim LL, Herman NG, Moursi AM. Indicators of Dental Anxiety in Children Just Prior to Treatment. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 39(1):12-17, 2014.

2012 Larsen C, Daronch M, Moursi AM. Fluoride Therapy in Pediatric Dental Patients. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, June, 10(6): 19-22.

2012 Maile Kim, Kate Siegler, Jill Fernandez, Jeannie Tamariz, Theresa Caragine, Marcia Daronch, Amr M Moursi. Identification and long term stability of DNA captured on a dental impression wafer, Pediatric Dentistry, Volume 34, Number 5, September/October 2012 , pp. 373-377(5).

2011 Fernandez, J., Sadana, C., Eisenberg, E., Daronch, M. and Moursi, AM. The Use of Mobile Electronic Devices as an educational tool in pediatric community outreach. New York State Dental Journal, The New York State Dental Journal, November 2011, 77:6, pg 32-35.

2010 Moursi AM, Zee L, Jones C, Fernandez JB, Daronch M. Nutrition and Oral Health Considerations in Children with Special Health Needs: Implications for Oral Health Care Providers, Pediatric Dentistry, Jul/Aug 2010 (V 32/No 4) pages 333-342.

2008 Fernandez JB, Herman NG, Rosenberg LR, Moursi AM. A Public-Private Collaboration to Improve Oral Health Status of Children enrolled in Head Start in New York City, New York State Dental Journal, June/July 74:4, pg 32-34.