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Faculty Information

Michell J Lipp, BA, DDS

Mitchell J. Lipp, BA, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor
Room 683W Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4241


Certificate, Orthodontics, NYU College of Dentistry 1987
DDS, NYU College of Dentistry 1985
BA, NYU, Washington Square and University College 1980


Dr. Lipp is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and OKU-Dental Honors Society.

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. Mitchell Lipp is Director of Predoctoral Orthodontics. In 2001, he developed the first competency-based course at our College, which continues to be a model for research and scholarship. In 2004, he implemented a pioneering integrated curriculum in clear aligner therapy. Dr. Lipp is a passionate advocate of new methods and ideas in teaching. He is currently involved in projects involving test enhanced learning, gamification, leadership, and narrative film-making in dental education. He is councilor of the ADEA Orthodontic Session, representative to ADEA CCI, a graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute, and Past Chair of the NYUCD Academy of Distinguished Educators. Dr. Lipp has presented nationally and published in peer reviewed journals.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Search PubMed for articles.

Walder JF, Freeman K, Lipp MJ, Nicolay OF, Cisneros GJ .Photographic and videographic assessment of the smile: Objective and subjective evaluations of posed and spontaneous smiles. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 144:793-801, 2013.

Johnsen DC, Lipp MJ, Finkelstein MW, Marshall TA, Cunningham-Ford MA. Guiding Dental Student Learning and Assessing Performance in Critical Thinking With Analysis of Emerging Strategies. Journal of Dental Education 76(12), 2012.

Lipp MJ. A Process for Developing Assessments and Instruction in Competency-Based Dental Education. Journal of Dental Education 74(5): 499-509, 2010.

Lipp MJ. An "Objectified" Competency-Based Course in the Management of Malocclusion and Skeletal Problems. Journal of Dental Education 72(5):543-552, 2008.

Lipp MJ. Temporomandibular Symptoms and Occlusion: A Review of the Literature and the Concept. Journal of the Colorado Dental Association 69 (3): 18-22, 1991.

Lipp MJ, Lubit EC. The Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome: Case Report of a Mother and Daughter. Cleft Palate Journal 27 (3): 311-316, 1990.

Lipp MJ, Lubit EC. An Impression Procedure for the Neonatal Patient with a Cleft Palate. Special Care in Dentistry 8 (5): 224-227, 1988.

Book Chapters and Monographs

Lipp MJ. Management of Malocclusion and Skeletal Problems Second edition. MetLife Quality Resource Guide July, 2012.

Lipp MJ. A Guide Toward Clinical Competence: Management of Malocclusion and Skeletal Problems for the Dentist. Chapter 24, Essentials for Orthodontic Practice EFOP Press, 2007 Editors: Riolo ML, Avery JK

Other Publications

Lipp MJ. Shedding Even More Light on an Invisible Marvel. Letter, The New York State Dental Journal 73(3): 8-9, 2007. Calamia J, Levine JB,

Lipp MJ. NYU College of Dentistry Smile Evaluation Form in, "A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Indirect Esthetic Treatment of Diastemata" Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry Dentalaegis, Series 1 Issue 3, 2007.