Archives: Clinical & Educational Scholarship Showcase

The Clinical & Educational Scholarship Showcase (The Showcase) is a program sponsored by the Academy of Distinguished Educators for the purpose of highlighting the breadth of scholarly clinical and educational research being conducted by the faculty at NYU Dentistry. The specific goals of this program are:

  • To promote the outstanding patient treatment and teaching being performed at NYU Dentistry
  • To emphasize the role that faculty play in both the education of our students and the treatment of our patient population
  • To give faculty and students an opportunity to present examples of their work to the University community
  • To give faculty a venue for academic portfolio development with the goal of creating high levels of scholarly activity that will be submitted for publication.

2022 Clinical & Educational Scholarship Showcase

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2022 NYU Dentistry Academy of Distinguished Educators Showcase on Wednesday, March 9, Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11, 2022. We hope you will join us this week as we share ideas across departments and celebrate the creativity of our faculty.

Presentations will be 5–7 minutes long and hosted via Zoom (links to attend each session are provided below).


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Showcase Day 1 Presentation (PDF)

Welcoming Remarks

Faculty Presentations

Lead Author Poster Title

Ellen Lee

Impact of COVID-19 on Dental School Club Activities

Lucretia DePaola-Cefola

The Impact of the Pandemic on Oral Health

Marija Cahoon

Racial Microaggressions in Higher Education

Kenneth E. Fleisher

Reconstruction of Atrophic Mandibular Fractures Via A Customized, Intraoral Approach

Niloufar Amintavakoli

Radiographic Appearances of A Malignant Lesion in Mandible That Are Often Overlooked During Screening

Daniel Krichavets

Evaluating Student Perceptions of Oral Examinations: A Systematic Review

Andrew B. Schenkel

Brooklyn Patient Care Pilot Program: Implementation of A Novel, Mentor-Protégé Model of Pre-Doctoral Dental Education

Debra M. Ferraiolo

Assessing Student Readiness for Clinical Practice

Alexander J. Schloss

Didactic Teaching of Personalized Medicine and Assessment of Student Competency

Natalia Elson

Oral Manifestations in Patients with COVID-19

Lisa Lopez

Teaching Styles in The Anatomy Labs

Johanna Warshaw

Helping Students Succeed on The Integrated National Board Dental Exam

Lillian Moran

Facilitating Faculty Collaboration and Integration of Didactic and Clinical Curriculum



5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Showcase Day 2 Presentation (PDF)

Dean Bertolami's Remarks

Faculty Presentations

Lead Author Poster Title

Andrea Beall

Interprofessional Competencies Among Dental Hygiene Students and Registered Dental Hygienists

Kim Attanasi

A Novel Approach to Special Needs Continuing Education

Dianne Sefo

Novel 12-Month Accelerated Dental Hygiene Program for Internationally Trained Dentists

Mitchell Lipp

Conditions Affecting Competency-Based Assessment in Predoctoral Orthodontics

Kesar Shah / Becca Sirota

The Impact of Cold-Calling on Dental Student Preparation and Anxiety

Angela De Bartolo

 Enhancing a Patient-centered Care Philosophy Integrated Case Presentation -- A Vehicle for Clinical Assessment, Evidence-based Dentistry, and Competency

Marci Levine

Anticoagulation in Clinical Practice

Silvia Spivakovsky

Disease Prevalence and Most Common Medications Among the NYU Dentistry Patient Population

Peter Mychajliw

Multiplatform Patient-centered Collaborative Team Approach to Lifelong Learning

Marjan Moghadam

Fabrication of a Mandibular Overdenture Utilizing the Patient’s Existing Locator Attachments

Paul R. Baker

Fourth-year Dental Students' Perceptions of Self-Directed Learning Readiness & Strategies to Enhance Clinical Learning

Stefanie Russell

Interprofessional Prenatal Oral Health Program Among Vulnerable Pregnant Women



12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Keynote Address:

"Insights on the Effects of the Pandemic by PG-Y1 Program Directors"


  • Dr. Aaron Brandwein, Program Director of Post Graduate in Oral Surgery, New York Presbyterian, Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Dr. Beatrice Maritim, General Practice Residency (GPR) Program Director, VA Hospital, Brooklyn
  • Dr. Evanthia Anadioti, Director of Advanced Education in Prosthodontics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Steven Gounardes, Director General Practice Residency (GPR) Program Director, Woodhull Hospital

Moderated by:

  • Dr. Mary Kang, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

CE credit will be granted for each session attended, including the Keynote Address.

2021 Clinical & Educational Scholarship Showcase

This year, the Academy of Distinguished Educators is highlighting the manner in which faculty adapted their teaching in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Come join us! It will be a rare opportunity to share ideas across departments as well as to celebrate the creativity of our faculty. Presentations will be 5-10 minutes long and hosted via Zoom (links to attend each session are provided below).  


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Zoom Recording >>>

Introduction by Dean Bertolami


Lead Author Poster Title
Lisa Lopez
Student & Faculty Perceptions of Dental Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Kim Attanasi Incorporating OSCE’s into Dental Materials
Silvia Spivakovsky The Challenge of Learning Radiographic Skills during COVID Times
Lead Author
Poster Title
Marci Levine Adapting Curriculum to the Integrated National Dental Board Examination
Mitchell Lipp Rethinking Instruction and Assessment of Competency in the Post COVID Era
Angela De Bartolo Integrated Case Presentation
Clinical Assessment and Evidence Based Dentistry of Patient Care While Enhancing Learning and Comraderies Between D3 and D4 Students
Jason Kyles From Clinic to Zoom: Taking a Clinical Course Remote



12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Zoom Recording >>>


Lead Author Poster Title
Victoria Benvenuto
Dental Hygiene Clinic Simulations in Response to COVID-19
Nancy Fink Adopting an Interdisciplinary Clinical Approach with Older Adults on Zoom
Joshua Johnson
The Use of Plastinations to Teach Anatomy in the Time of COVID-19
John Strange
Hybrid Teaching for Preclinical Operative Dentistry and Dental Anatomy
Arthi Kumar D4 Honors in Oral Medicine and the Adaptation to Remote Learning
Lead Author Poster Title
Maria Rodriguez Cardenas
Virtual Student Inter-professional Education Indirectly Promotes Telehealth Instruction
Ellen Lee Impact of Covid-19 on Different Teaching Methods



12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Zoom Recording >>>


Lead Author
Poster Title
Laurie Fleisher
Recreating the Clinical Competency in the Zoom World
Ken Fleisher
Remote Teaching Clinical Strategies in Dental Education
Thomas Giugliano
A Digital Method of Teaching Artificial Teeth Arrangement
Elena Cunningham A Course with No New Information: What is the point?
Lead Author
Poster Title
Youssef Youssef
Fabiola Milord

The Flipped Clinic Model for Multidisciplinary Practice of Dentistry

Cheryline Pezzullo

Transition to Virtual Pipeline Programming Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic



12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Zoom Recording >>>

Keynote Speaker: Natalya Pasklinsky
Topic: Virtual reality, Gaming and Telehealth Integration into Nursing Simulation



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