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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.
Researchers Modify Drug to Enter Cells and Treat Pain
Altering the chemical properties of an anti-nausea drug enables it to enter an interior compartment of the cell and provide long-lasting pain relief, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry’s Pain Research Center.
Perfection! Class of 2023 Scores 100% INBDE Pass Rate
For the past several years, our dedicated faculty and staff have been harnessing the science of learning in unique preparation for the Class of 2023 to take the INBDE, which is designed to provide information to U.S. dental boards seeking to determine whether licensure candidates have the necessary level of clinical skills to practice entry-level dentistry safely.
Dr. Rodrigo Lacruz Receives Funding to Study Tooth Enamel in Genetic Diseases like Down Syndrome
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded funding to researchers at NYU College of Dentistry to study the role of mitochondria, the power plants of cells, in the formation of tooth enamel.
NYU Pain Research Center Presents Inaugural Symposium: Signaling the Future of Pain Research and Treatment
The inaugural symposium of the NYU Pain Research Center, held on March 7, 2023 at the NYU Kimmel Center, featured research presentations by prominent American and Canadian pain scientists.