Global Health Nexus, Winter 2003

NYU Dentistry in the News

Crain’s Health Pulse featured the openings of both the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. The IADR/AADR Global Research Update also announced the openings of both the Bluestone Center and the Rosenthal Institute. The opening of the Bluestone Center was also reported by CenterWatch, a news publication for the clinical trials industry.

Dental News, a quarterly magazine distributed mainly in the Middle East and North Africa, devoted an entire issue to clinical research at NYU Dentistry. Among the contributors were Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and Chairman of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry; Dr. Robert Schoor, Associate Professor of Periodontics and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics; Dr. Neal Herman, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; Dr. Mladen Kuftinec, Professor of Orthodontics; and Dr. Adil Tajmouati, a 1997 graduate of the Advanced Study Program in Orthodontics for International Dentists.

The Daily Herald (Illinois) reported on the November 7, 2002, Oral Cancer Consortium-sponsored free screening program “led by the NYU College of Dentistry.”

ADA News  Dean Alfano was interviewed about NYU Dentistry’s participation in the nation’s first curriculum-integrated clinical licensure examination. Dean Alfano’s comments were also reported in The New York State Dental Journal.

Reuters International News Service  Dr. Louis Terracio, Associate Dean for Research, was quoted on the successful experiment conducted by researchers at The Forsyth Institute to grow living pig teeth in rats.

DentalTown Magazine, a monthly publication of clinical information and product news for the profession, featured a quote from Dr. Martin B. Goldstein, a participant in a CDE program held at NYU Dentistry in the 11th floor Clinical Simulation and Laboratory Technology Center describing the setting as “endodontic nirvana!

Lab Management Today reported the presentation of the Dr. Harry Strusser Memorial Award to Mr. Stanley Bergman, Chairman, President, and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., at the NYU Dentistry graduation ceremony in May 2002.

New York Amsterdam News The NYU Oral Cancer RAAHP Centerwas featured in a story entitled “Enuff Snuff . . . Don’t Give Me No Guff!” The story also appeared in the New York Carib News.

Self reported the results of a study conducted by Dr. Mea Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics, on the relative benefits of brushing with a manual toothbrush versus an electric model. (The electric model won.)

Town & Country  Dr. Michael L. Gelb, Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine, was featured in an article on temporomandibular joint disorders.

Proofs featured the role played Henry Schein, Inc., in responding quickly in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, including providing support for NYU Dentistry as it worked with the New York City Medical Examiner’s office in identifying victims and caring for recovery workers at Ground Zero.

Crain’s New York Business interviewed Dr. Stephen J. Chu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry, about the boom in business resulting from the popularity of cosmetic dentistry procedures.

The Los Angeles Times  Dr. Van P. Thompson, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Acting Chairman of the Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, was interviewed on new options for tooth repair.

The Boston Globe  Dr. Michael C. Alfano, Dean of NYU Dentistry, was interviewed on the importance of early detection of oral cancer. The story also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Asbury Park Press, the Las Vegas Review Journal, and the Anchorage Daily News.

The New York State Dental Journal featured stories on NYU Dentistry’s $17 million facilities renovation project and on the selection of Dr. K.W. Mopper to receive NYU’s Irwin Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry.

Time Out New York featured an interview with Dr. John Calamia, Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, on the effectiveness of over-the-counter teeth bleaching products.