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Dr. Fernando Neves Hugo Named Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion
Fernando Neves Hugo, DDS, MSc, PhD, a dentist and internationally known dental public health researcher and educator, has been named chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), effective April 1, 2024.
NYU Dentistry Creates BS in Dental Hygiene with Concentration in Dental Science
NYU College of Dentistry is introducing a bachelor of science (BS) in dental hygiene with a new concentration in dental science, preparing students for careers as healthcare providers and providing a pathway for those interested in applying to dental school.
NYU Dentistry Names Honors Program in Aesthetic Dentistry for Alumnus Dr. Michael Apa
NYU College of Dentistry is naming its DDS honors program in aesthetic dentistry for alumnus Michael Apa, DDS (‘03), a leader in aesthetic dentistry and one of the first graduates of the program that will now bear his name.
Researchers identify a small molecule that inhibits four types of pain in preclinical studies
A compound—one of 27 million screened in a library of potential new drugs—reversed four types of chronic pain in animal studies, according to new research led by NYU College of Dentistry’s Pain Research Center and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Welcoming Veterans to NYU Dentistry—From All Five Boroughs
Veterans from all five boroughs have something to smile about this Veterans Day.
The Bronx VA has joined NYU College of Dentistry’s Veterans Oral Care Access Resource (VOCARE), part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VETSmile program.
NYU Dentistry Advances Aesthetic Dentistry Programs with Alumnus Michael Apa
In the 20 years since his graduation from NYU, Dr. Apa has helped to transform the evolving field of aesthetic dentistry and distinguished himself as one of its leaders. Now, Dr. Apa is “making the most” of his achievements by investing in the dentists of tomorrow and enhancing the College’s programs in aesthetic dentistry.
NYU Dentistry to Host UN Side Event on Oral Health & Universal Coverage—Sept. 20
NYU Dentistry's World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry will host a Sept. 20 event on oral health & universal health coverage on the occasion of the 2nd United Nations High-level Meeting on universal health coverage (Sept. 21) in New York.
“Gates of Heaven” Calcium Channel Drives Oral Cancer Pain and Growth
An essential protein that acts as a gatekeeper for calcium entering cells promotes the growth of oral cancer and generates pain, according to a new study published in Science Signaling led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.
Dr. Rodrigo Lacruz Receives Additional Funding to Study Biology of Oral Health in Down Syndrome
Rodrigo Lacruz, PhD, MSc, has received a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) & the National Institutes of Health’s INCLUDE project to study salivary gland & tooth enamel formation on a molecular level in those with Down syndrome.
Gene Therapy Treats Chronic Pain by Dialing Down Sodium
Researchers at NYU College of Dentistry’s Pain Research Center have developed a gene therapy that treats chronic pain by indirectly regulating a specific sodium ion channel, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Drs. Habib Benzian and Richard Niederman Honored by IADR
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) honored Habib Benzian, DDS, MScDPH, PhD, and Richard Niederman, DMD, with awards for their achievements in global oral health, presented during the opening ceremonies of the 101st General Session of the IADR that took place on June 21, 2023, in Bogotá, Colombia.