Global Health Nexus, Winter 2004

NYU Dentistry in the News

Extreme Makeovers, an ABC-TV program, featured an aesthetic dentistry makeover, at right, performed by Dr. Brian Chadroff, Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics and of Implant Dentistry.

The New York Times published a photo of Dean Alfano serving on the F.D.A. advisory panel concerning the “morning after” pill.

NY1 News featured the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry in a story entitled “Dentistry Goes High Tech.”

Reuters Health Information reported on a study by Dr. Jane A. McCutcheon, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, that describes how compounds in cigarettes allow cancer to slip past the body’s immune system.

The ADA News carried a story about NYU Dentistry’s new combined BA-DDS degree program in collaboration with Tuskegee University. The story was also reported by the Bulletin of Dental Education, The New York State Dental Journal, Black Issues in Higher Education, Tuskegee News, the Nashville Pride, and the Winston-Salem Chronicle.

Women’s Health Advisor featured comments by Dr. Christian R. Carter, a Clinical Fellow in Periodontics, on the dentist’s role in spotting the earliest signs of osteoporosis.

The New York State Dental Journal published a special issue entitled “More Than Willing and Able: Dentists at the Ready to Respond When Called,” which featured an editorial by Dean Alfano (“Terrorism Preparedness for Flag, Family, and Future”), and an article coauthored by Dr. Walter J. Psoter,Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, Dr. Douglas E. Morse, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, and Dr. Dianne Rekow, Director of Translational Research and Chairperson of NYU Dentistry’s Bioterrorism and Catastrophe Response Task Force (“Enhancing Medical and Public Health Capabilities in Times of Crisis”).

El Diario-La Prensa interviewed Dr. Gustavo Cruz, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of Public Health and Health Promotion, about tobacco cessation techniques.

Biophotonics International quoted Dr. David Ahearn, a Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on a new stereoscopic imaging device that will provide dentists and surgeons with the sort of depth perception previously available only through the binocular eyepieces of a standard microscope.

New York Magazine featured Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Class of 1972 and principal benefactor of the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry, in an article entitled “Best Beauty Docs.” Also featured in the article was NYU Dentistry alumnus Dr. Irwin Smigel for whom NYU Dentistry’s Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry is named. Dr. Rosenthal was also featured in a Crain’s New York Business story entitled “Service for a Smile” on job seekers investing in brighter smiles, in a Good Housekeeping Magazine story entitled “How to Score a Perfect Smile,” also carried in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Staten Island Advance, and in an O, The Oprah Magazine story entitled “The Pearly Gates.”

Dental Practice quoted Dean Alfano in an editorial on the NIH’s 2001 Consensus Development Conference on the Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life. The same issue of Dental Practice quoted Dr. Ralph Katz, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on the importance of looking for “counter information” in assessing published studies. Illinois Dental News and CDS Review both reported on NYU Dentistry’s Bioterrorism and Catastrophe Response Task Force initiatives.

Hoover’s Online carried a story entitled “NYU Integrates Invisalign® Into Dental School Curriculum.”

The Wetherfield Post reported on NYU Dentistry's participation in biodontics training in an article entitled “Biodontics Promotes Biotechnology from Scientists to Dental Practitioners.”

The New York Sun quoted Executive Associate Dean for AdministrationSteven Donofrio on legislation that would allow Medicaid recipients enrolled in private HMOs to seek care from academic dental centers regardless of whether those centers are part of their HMO’s network of providers. The Sun also quoted Ms. Rita Startup, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Programs, in an article entitled “Breaking Out the Ball Gowns, Black Ties & Checkbooks.”

Crain’s Health Pulse carried an item on the April 2003, U.S. Army-sponsored course for health professionals on handling chemical, radiological, and biological attacks, which was held at NYU Dentistry.

A Fort Worth Texas Star-Telegram story, “Dental Implants: Bringing the Carefree Back Into Your Smile,” featured comments by Dr. Graziano Giglio,Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics.

AGDImpact featured comments by Dean Alfano and Dr. Dianne Rekow at the March 2003 conference cosponsored by the ADA and the Department of Health and Human Services on “Dentistry’s Role in Bioterrorism and Other Catastrophic Events.” The story, entitled “Homeland Security,” described Dean Alfano as “the point man in mobilizing dentists for the cause.” The ADA Newsalso reported on NYU Dentistry’s participation in the conference.

Brutus, a lifestyle magazine published in Japanese in Tokyo and New York, highlighted the availability of affordable aesthetic dentistry care at theRosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry.

Newsday quoted Dean Alfano on demographic and health trends in an article describing Henry Schein, Inc.’s growth (“No Gap on Success”). The story was also carried on CNNMoney (World Wide Web Edition).

RDH-Dental Hygienist quoted Dean Alfano on the results of a nationwide poll that found that 77 percent of Americans view their oral health as very important to their overall health.

New York Resident carried an interview with Dr. Eugene Hittelman,Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on helping patients deal with dental phobias.

A New York Post story quoted Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, on preventing bad breath in a story entitled “Mouthing Off Without Making Scents.”

The Daily News published a photo of NYU Dentistry alumnus and U.S. Army Lieutenant Yahya Radwan, ’02, providing oral health care in Baghdad in May 2003.

The Journal of the American Dental Association published the NYU Dentistry-compiled “Bioterrorism and Catastrophe Response: A Quick-Reference Guide to Resources,” which was also publicized on the ADA News Web site.

Ebony Magazine featured NYU Dentistry student Alicia Samuels, Class of 2007, in an article entitled “Getting Into the Swim of Things.”