Global Health Nexus, Winter 2004

The New York State Dental Foundation Unveils New Bioterrorism Course at NYU Dentistry

The New York State Dental Foundation unveiled its new bioterrorism course, “Taking Action: Preparing the Dental Team Against Bioterrorism,” on November 7, 2003, at NYU Dentistry. The course carries three mandatory continuing education credits. The course was developed for the foundation by NYU Dentistry experts in the field of terrorism preparedness. It will be presented throughout New York State beginning in early 2004.

The objective of the course is to empower the dental team to recognize warning signs of an attack, the appropriate response to an attack, and the clinical symptoms of potential agents. NYU Dentistry faculty who have signed on to teach the course include Dr. Rekow, Dr. More, Dr. Boylan, Dr. Phelan, Dr. Robbins, and Dr. Psoter, along with Dr. Ryan McCafferty, a 2003 graduate of the MS Program in Clinical Research and a first-year resident in the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics.