Faculty Information

Charles N. Bertolami, DDS, DMedSc

Herman Robert Fox Dean
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
421 First Avenue, 10th floor, New York, NY 10010
E-mail: charles.bertolami@nyu.edu


DMedSc, Harvard University 1979
DDS, summa cum laude, The Ohio State University 1974


  • Dean, NYU College of Dentistry: 2007-present
  • Dean, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry: 1995-2007
  • Appointed Chair, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA: 1989
  • Faculty, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine: 1983-1989
  • Faculty, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Connecticut: 1980-1983
  • Chief Resident, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital: 1979-1980
  • President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR): 2002-2003
  • Named President-Elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA): 2007-2008
  • Two-term member of the Overseers Visiting Committee for the Faculty of Medicine and Dental Medicine, Harvard.
  • Distinguished Alumnus, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry: 1996
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Harvard School of Dental Medicine: 2000
  • Percy T. Phillips Visiting Professor, Columbia University: 2002
  • Vincent A. Barr Visiting Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Recipient of Paul Goldhaber Award of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine: 2003
  • Co-chair (with Joseph Martin), NIDCR Blue Ribbon Panel on Research Training and Career Development: 2000)
  • Co-chair (with Peter Johnson), NIH Workshop on Biomimetics, Tissue Engineering, and Biomaterials: 1998
  • Chair, American Association of Dental Schools (AADS) Committee on Future Faculty: 1998-1999
  • Member of several editorial boards, including the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD)
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD)
  • Frequently invited speaker for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) addressing deans and development officers on fundraising in higher education.

Research Interests/Professional Overview

Orofacial tissue repair; biochemistry of hyaluronic acid; use of sodium hyaluronate in treatment of temporomandibular disorders; and professional ethics.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.