Dr. Richard Niederman, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and co-director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Quality-Improvement, Evidence-Based Dentistry (QED), will receive the 2018 ADA/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award at the annual ADA meeting in Honolulu in October. The award is presented to educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implementing and advancing Evidence-Based Dentistry. Dr. Niederman is the founding USA editor of the journal, Evidence-Based Dentistry, and the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
The award carries with it a stipend of $1,000, which Dr. Niederman is donating to the NYU Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities. The new Center will be a state-of-the-art surgical center occupying the entire 8,000-square-foot 8th floor of the Weissman Building. The Center will provide an important alternative – a dental "home" -- for a large and vulnerable segment of our population whose only option for oral healthcare, in many cases, is limited to a hospital operating room (routinely after a six-month wait). Construction of the new facility is underway, with an anticipated opening in January 2019.