Global Health Nexus, Fall 2000

New Divisional Structure Announced

What kind of dentist does the NYU College of Dentistry want to produce?

That was the key question underlying the recent decision to create a new academic administrative structure at the College. According to Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs Richard I. Vogel, “our goal is the creation of an infrastructure which better integrates the curriculum and which will enable us to educate a clinician who is capable of problem-solving and of accessing, assessing, and utilizing information.” The new structure is as follows:

I. Division of Diagnostics, Infectious Disease, and Health Promotion: Richard I. Vogel, Acting Head

Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry
James Kaim, Chair

Department of Periodontics
Robert M. Davidson, Chair

Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics
Paul A. Rosenberg, Chair

Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Linda R. Rosenberg, Chair

Department of Diagnostic Science and Urgent Care
David A Sirois, Acting Chair

Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion
Ralph V. Katz, Chair

II. Division of Reconstructive and Comprehensive Care: Francis V. Panno, Head

Dr. Louis Blatterfein Department of Prosthodontics
Francis V. Panno, Chair

Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics
Chair to be named

Dr. Arthur Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry
Dennis P. Tarnow, Chair

Department of General Dentistry and Management Science
Chair to be named

III. Division of Biological Science, Medicine, and Surgery: Andrew I. Spielman, Head

Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology
Chair to be named

Dr. Anthony S. Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Robert Glickman, Chair

Department of Orthodontics
Edward McNulty, Acting Chair

Department of Hospital Dentistry
Chair to be named

Department of Oral Pathology
Joan Phelan, Chair

Department of Oral Medicine
David A. Sirois, Chair

According to Dean Vogel, “The new divisional structure is based on a firm commitment to the development of dentist-scientists capable of critical thinking and continuous self-education. Working within this structure, the faculty will develop a curriculum that focuses on the competencies needed by the entry-level dentist, emphasizes biomedical sciences, and incorporates activities in educating toward each competency that develop critical thinking, lifelong learning skills, and continuing professional education. This approach will provide an excellent education and will allow NYU Dentistry to meet the requirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation, whose next visit is scheduled for 2003.”