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Leila Jahangiri, BDS, DMD, MMSC

Leila Jahangiri, BDS, DMD, MMSc

Clinical Professor, Chairperson
Prosthodontics
345 East 24th Street, Room 415 S
Phone: 212-998-9279
Fax: 212-995-4686
E-mail: lj14@nyu.edu

Education

DMD, Dentistry, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1997
Specialty Certificate, Prosthodontics, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1995
MMSc, Masters of Medical Sciences - Molecular Biology, Harvard University, 1995
BDS, Dentistry, King's College University of London, 1991

Honors/Credentials

  • 1990 Class Prize in Prosthodontics, King’s College School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, UK
  • 1994 First Prize, Presentation Competition. Massachusetts Section of the American College of Prosthodontics. Subject: Pre-prosthetic Ridge Augmentation.
  • 1995 Joseph L. Henry Commencement Prize, Harvard School of Dental Medicine "For Excellence and Overall Achievement in Clinical and Research Training and Contribution to the School".
  • 1996 First Prize, Arthur R. Frechette Award in Prosthodontics, International Association of Dental Research (IADR)
  • 2004 Elected Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
  • 2007 Student Council Appreciation Award "In Recognition of Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Students of NYU College of Dentistry"
  • 2010 ADEA Leadership Institute class of 2010
  • 2014 New York University, Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2015 New York University College of Dentistry, Honorary Fellow, Academy of Distinguished Educators

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. Leila Jahangiri completed her B.D.S. from King's College, University of London (UK) and D.M.D. training, Certificate in Prosthodontics, and Masters of Medical Sciences degrees (M.M.Sc.) from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she was the recipient of Joseph L. Henry Award for "Overall Achievement in Clinical and Research Training and Contribution to the School."  Having taught undergraduates and residents in dentistry and Prosthodontics at Harvard, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and New York University College of Dentistry, her expertise is in innovative curriculum development and teaching effectiveness. She is the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at NYU (since 2002). Her clinical areas of expertise include extensive crown and bridge reconstructions, implant prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, and removable prostheses. She has been an active clinician, researcher and teacher since 1991. Dr. Jahangiri is the recipient of the New York University’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2014) and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (NYU-Dentistry 2015).

Her mission as an educator is to teach the latest proven techniques and materials to the predoctoral students and assure an extensive clinical experience for the postgraduate residents. As a teacher, she has an expertise in curriculum development including Problem Based Learning (PBL) and electronic curriculum development.  Dr. Jahangiri's scholarship remains focused on Teaching Effectiveness strategies particularly related to classroom and clinical teaching. The department has made significant strides to develop its faculty in utilizing multiple teaching strategies for effective education. Research on teaching effectiveness has become a scholarly focus of many faculty in the department of Prosthodontics. A myriad of techniques are utilized to enhance self-directed learning, improve instruction, and institute peer and self evaluations. The faculty in the department of Prosthodontics are commited to educational excellence. A Guide To Better Teaching (2012) co-authored with Tom Mucciolo is used as a core text in three business schools, several dental/medical schools, and corporations.

Dr. Jahangiri has established an extensive predoctoral implant curriculum at New York University. This integrated curriculum is embedded within the core of several courses and allows the undergraduate student to gain first hand experience with implant treatment modality, while serving patients with the latest technology. The program has received national and international recognition and the department conducts unique Global Training Initiative Workshops to help dental schools from around the world to achieve their curriculum goals in training the new generation in Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Jahangiri is responsible for the oversight of the predoctoral and postgraduate Prosthodontics curriculum. She gives many lectures to the undergraduates and postgraduates, is actively involved in clinical supervision, and mentors students and faculty in research. She has served as a consultant, member, or chaired many dental, medical, Prosthodontic educational committees. Additionally, Dr. Jahangiri is an active member and fellow of numerous organizations. She has Chaired the Education Committee of the American College of Prosthodontics and has been an Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Professional Development, Associated Medical Schools of New York.

Currently, Dr. Jahangiri serves as an NYU Senator (representing the College of Dentistry) and also serves on the council of senate.  

Current Funding

2005 to present: Nobel Biocare - Educational Gift ($15 million)

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Books

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo T. A Guide to Better Teaching: Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012. Available from Amazon

Jahangiri L, Moghadam M, Choi M, Ferguson M. Clinical Cases in Prosthodontics, Wiley-Blackwell 2010 (English), available in 4 languages. Available from Amazon

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Journal articles

Malta Barbosa J, Tovar N, A Tuesta P, Hirata R, Guimaraes N, Romanini J, Moghadam M, Coelho P, Jahangiri L. Scan-layered reconstructions: A pilot study of a nondestructive dental histoanatomical analysis method and digital workflow to create restorations driven by natural dentin and enamel morphology. J Esthetic Restorative Dentistry 2017:29(4):256-263.

McAndrew M, Mucciolo T, Jahangiri L. Characteristics of Effective Simulation (Preclinical) Teachers as Identified by Dental Students: A Qualitative Study. J Dent Educ 2016:80(11):1282-1293.

Jahangiri L, Choi M, Moghadam M, Jawad S. Interventions for missing teeth: Removable prostheses for the edentulous mandible. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 2015(2)

Moghadam M, Jahangiri L. Electronic laboratory quality assurance program: A method of enhancing the prosthodontic curriculum and addressing accreditation standards. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2015 Aug;114(2):254-9.

Jahangiri L. Implant dentistry in predoctoral education: where are we? J Dent Educ 2015 Mar;79(3):239-40.

Dias R, Moghadam M, Kuyinu E, Jahangiri L. Patient satisfaction survey of mandibular two-implant supported overdentures in a predoctoral program. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 110(2):76-81, Aug 2013.

McAndrew M, Mucciolo T, Mozafar A, Jahangiri L. Characteristics of effective clinical teachers as identified by dental students, a qualitative study. European Journal of Dental Education 17(1):10-8. Feb 2013.

Comut A, Acharya V, Jahangiri L. Use of forced eruption to enhance a pontic site in the anterior maxilla. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 108(5):273-8, Nov 2012.

Das K, Katz R, Jahangiri L. Standard of care for the edentulous mandible: A Delphi survey of U.S. academic prosthodontists. JADA, August 2012.

Moghadam M, Dias R, Kuyinu E, Ferguson MB, Mucciolo T, Jahangiri L. Predoctoral fixed implant patient satisfaction outcome and challenges of a clinical implant competency. J Dent Educ 76(4):437-42, Apr 2012.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo T. Toward a model of institutional scholarship in health professions education. J Dent Educ 75(12):1569-76, Dec 2011.

Jahangiri L, Pigliacelli S, Kerr AR. Severe and rapid erosion of dental enamel from swimming: A clinical report. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 106(4):219-23, Oct 2011.

Vanchit J, Papageorge M, Jahangiri L, Wheater M, Cappelli D, Frazer R, Sohn W. Recruitment, development, and retention of dental faculty in a changing environment. J Dent Educ 2011 Jan;75(1):82-9.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo T, Presentation Skills Assessment Tools. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from MedEdPortal

Moghadam M, Moghadam BK, Jahangiri L. 14 Chapters of Preclinical Manual of Complete DentureMedEd Portal, MedEdPORTAL; 2009 Available from MedEdPortal

Jahangiri L, Choi M. An integrated predoctoral implant curriculum: implementation & outcomes. J Dent Educ 2008 Nov;72(11):1304-17.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo TW, Choi M, Spielman AI. Assessment of teaching effectiveness in U.S. Dental schools and the value of triangulation. J Dent Educ 2008 Jun;72(6):707-18.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo TW. Characterstics of effective classroom teachers as identified by students and professionals, a qualitative study. J Dent Educ 2008 Apr;72(4):484-93.

Turner M, Jahangiri L, Ship J. Hyposalivation, xerostomia and the complete denture: A Review. JADA 2008 Feb;139(2):146-50.

Jahangiri L, Agosta C, Estafan D. Evaluation of the marginal seal of CEREC 3D restorations using two different luting agents. Gen Dent 2007 Mar-Apr;55(2):117-20.

Jahangiri L, Luu L,Estafan D. Multidisciplinary approach for treating congenitally transposed canines: A clinical report. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2006 Jun;95(6):413-6. (Cover Article)

Jahangiri L, Estafan D. Method of verifying and improving internal fit of all-ceramic restorations. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2006 Jan;95(1):82-3.

Jahangiri L, Hessamfar R, Ricci J. Partial generation of periodontal ligament on endosseous dental implants in dogs. Clin Oral Implants Res 2005 Aug;16(4):396-401.

Jahangiri L, Wahlers C, Matheson PB, Hittleman E. Assessment of sensitivity / specificity of clinical evaluations of seal of castings compared to stereomicroscopy. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2005 Feb;93(2):138-42.

Jahangiri L, Feng J. A technique for retrofitting a post and core to a crown. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry August 2002;88:234-235.

Jahangiri L, Jandinski JJ, Flinton RJ. Stafne's bone cavity and its utilization in complete denture retention. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry March 2002;87:245-7.

Jahangiri L, Reinhardt SB, Matheson PB, Mehra RV. To assess the relationship between tooth color and skin tone value. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Feb 2002;87:149-52.

Jahangiri L, Jang, SK. Onlay partial denture technique for assessment of adequate occlusal vertical dimension. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Jan 2002;87:1-4 (Cover Article).

Jahangiri L, Mascarenhas P, Kitzis D. A technique for boxing impressions for fabrication of altered casts. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry May 2001;85:519-20.

Jahangiri L, Devlin H, Ting H, Nishimura I. Current perspectives in residual ridge remodeling and its clinical implications. A Review. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1998,80:224-37.

Jahangiri L, Kim A, Nishimura I. Effect of ovariectomy on the local residual ridge remodeling. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1997;77:435-43.