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Faculty Information

Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD

Professor and Chairman
Pediatric Dentistry
Room 969W Weissman, 421 First Avenue
Phone: 212-998-9435
Fax: 212-995-4364
E-mail: moursi@nyu.edu

EDUCATION

PhD, Craniofacial Biology, University of California San Francisco
Residency, Pediatric Dentistry, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
DDS, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

HONORS/CREDENTIALS

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Omega Chapter, NYU College of Dentistry
  • Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS / PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

Amr M. Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and on the Medical Staff at the New York University Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.

Dr. Moursi completed his D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and then a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology from the University of California at San Francisco. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

For the AAPD, Dr. Moursi currently serves on the Executive Committee, as a Fellow of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, Director of the Comprehensive Review Course, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dentistry for Children, and also as a National Spokesperson. He has received the Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award, and been selected for the AAPD Leadership and Advanced Leadership Institutes.

He has previously served the AAPD as Academic Trustee-at-large on the Board of Trustees, AAPD representative to the Commission on Dental Accreditation Pediatric Dentistry Workgroup, Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Regional Consultant on the Medicaid and CHIP Advisory Committee, Chair of the Global Interactions Task Force, Member of the Nominations Committee and President of the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

In his other service activities Dr. Moursi serves as an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and as a consultant to both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health. He is also a contributor for the 2020 US Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. He is a former member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also served as a Consultant and Pediatric Dentistry Review Committee member for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Moursi has also served as an expert witness for the New York and New Jersey Attorney Generals' offices and for the Office of the inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Moursi's research focuses on early childhood oral health. He has served as Principal Investigator on a number of federally-funded projects including grants from CMMI, HRSA and NIH. He is the author or co-author of over 100 published articles, book chapters and policy briefs. He is also Editor of the textbook "Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry" (Wiley-Blackwell). Dr. Moursi has been an invited speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences and universities with presentations on variety of topics including Behavior Guidance, Early Childhood Oral Health, and Oral Health for Patients with Special Needs.

Dr. Moursi is Host of the Dental Health Show on Doctor Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio. He and his department have been featured on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, CBS News, CNN Headline News, Inside Edition, and on local New York City television and radio news programs, as well as several New York City newspapers.

In addition, Dr. Moursi has led teams of NYU faculty and students to provide pediatric dental training, education and care to underserved areas around the world including Tanzania, Nicaragua, Alaska, northern Maine and upstate New York. He also maintains a private practice in New York City.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Books and Chapters

Moursi AM, Editor, Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry. Second Edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell; 2020.

Moursi AM, Truesdale A, Phonon C. Cardiovascular Considerations in the Pediatric Dental Patient. In: Nowak AJ, Casamassimo PS, editors. The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. 5th Ed. Chicago: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; 2019.

2012 Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry (Text book and study guide), A. M. Moursi, Editor, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, England, 2012.

2012 A. M. Moursi and A. Truesdale, 2012, Cardiovascular Considerations in the Pediatric Dental Patient. In: The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, 4th Edition. Nowak, A.J., Casamassimo, P.S. (eds), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Chicago.

Journal Articles

Differential regulation of Ca2+ influx by ORAI channels mediates enamel mineralization. Miriam Eckstein, Martin Vaeth, Francisco J. Aulestia, Veronica Costiniti, Serena N. Kassam, Timothy G. Bromage, Pal Pedersen, Thomas Issekutz, Amr M. Moursi, Stefan Feske, Rodrigo S. Lacruz, Science Signaling, In Press.

The Impact of an Interprofessional Pediatric Oral Health Clerkship on Advancing Interprofessional Education Outcomes. Hartnett, Haber, Catapano, Dougherty, Chinn, Moursi, Kashani, Osman, Journal of Dental Education, In Press.

Mooney, Mark P; Shand, Jocelyn M; Burrows, Anne; Smith, Timothy D; Caccamese, John F; Cooper, Gregory M; Cray, James J; Gilbert, James; Costello, Bernard J; Losee, Joseph E; Moursi, Amr M; Siegel, Michael I. 'Rescue of Premature Coronal Suture Fusion with TGF-Beta2 Neutralizing Antibody in Rabbits with Delayed-Onset Synostosis'. Cleft palate-craniofacial journal. 2018 55(6):844-855 (# 3190062)

Feldman, Lauren M; Fernandez, Jill B; Sasson, Lisa; Chinn, Courtney; Moursi, Amr. 'Integrating dietetic nutrition interns in a predoctoral pediatric dentistry curriculum' IN: RSE : Research Scholarship Expo [S.l. : NYU College of Dentistry], 2018 p.051-051 (# 3157112)

Kaye, Jillian; Feldman, Lauren; Corielli, Emanuela; Moursi, Amr. 'Integrating a Registered Dietitian into a Pediatric Dental Practice' IN: RSE : Research Scholarship Expo [S.l. : NYU College of Dentistry], 2018 p.051-052 (# 3157102)

Gender Differences in Dental Anxiety and Medical Fear in Croatian Adolescents. Katanec T, Singh S, Majstorovic M, Klaric, I, Herman NG, Moursi AM. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2018 Apr 26. doi: 10.17796/1053-4628-42.3.3.

Hallas D, Fernandez J, Herman N, Moursi AM. Identification of Pediatric Oral Health Core Competencies through Interprofessional Education and Practice, Journal of Nursing Research & Practice. 2015. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/360523.

Gilbert J, Karski M, Smith TD, Burrows AM, Norbutt C, Siegel, M I; Costello, B J; Cray, J J Jr; Losee, J E; Moursi, A M; Cooper, G M; Mooney, M P. Transforming Growth Factor-beta3 Therapy Delays Postoperative Re-ossification and Improves Craniofacial Growth in Craniosynostotic Rabbits. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. Published online ahead of print, 2015, 19 Jun. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1597/14-298.

Majstorovic M, Morse DE, Do D, Lim LL, Herman NG, Moursi AM. Indicators of Dental Anxiety in Children Just Prior to Treatment. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 39(1):12-17, 2014.

Katanec T, Singh S, Majstorovic M, Klaric I, Herman NG, Moursi AM. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN DENTAL ANXIETY AND MEDICAL FEAR IN CROATIAN ADOLESCENTS, Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, in press.

2015 Hallas D, Fernandez J, Herman N, Moursi AM. Identification of Pediatric Oral Health Core Competencies through Interprofessional Education and Practice, Journal of Nursing Research & Practice.

Majstorovic M, Morse DE, Do D, Lim LL, Herman NG, Moursi AM. Indicators of Dental Anxiety in Children Just Prior to Treatment. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 39(1):12-17, 2014.

2012 Larsen C, Daronch M, Moursi AM. Fluoride Therapy in Pediatric Dental Patients. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, June, 10(6): 19-22.

2012 Maile Kim, Kate Siegler, Jill Fernandez, Jeannie Tamariz, Theresa Caragine, Marcia Daronch, Amr M Moursi. Identification and long term stability of DNA captured on a dental impression wafer, Pediatric Dentistry, Volume 34, Number 5, September/October 2012 , pp. 373-377(5).

2011 Fernandez, J., Sadana, C., Eisenberg, E., Daronch, M. and Moursi, AM. The Use of Mobile Electronic Devices as an educational tool in pediatric community outreach. New York State Dental Journal, The New York State Dental Journal, November 2011, 77:6, pg 32-35.

2010 Moursi AM, Zee L, Jones C, Fernandez JB, Daronch M. Nutrition and Oral Health Considerations in Children with Special Health Needs: Implications for Oral Health Care Providers, Pediatric Dentistry, Jul/Aug 2010 (V 32/No 4) pages 333-342.

2008 Fernandez JB, Herman NG, Rosenberg LR, Moursi AM. A Public-Private Collaboration to Improve Oral Health Status of Children enrolled in Head Start in New York City, New York State Dental Journal, June/July 74:4, pg 32-34.