Faculty Information

David L. Glotzer, DDS

Clinical Professor
General Dentistry & Comprehensive Care
Floor 6 137 East 25th Street
Fax: 212-998-9761
E-mail: david.glotzer@nyu.edu


1954 BA, New York University
1958 DDS, New York University

Military Service

Colonel, AUS-ret.
Highest Decoration, Legion of Merit

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. Glotzer has been involved in two major areas of interest at the College. One is the paradigm shift in the approach to Caries from a surgical to a medical approach and to the understanding that caries is a bacterial infection caused by specific bacteria, and is a reversible multifactoral process.

The second is an initiative to define a role for dentists in a public health surge response to a major disaster situation. This includes being on the Dean's Committee for Catastrophe Response, involved in curriculum changes, developing an emergency management plan, seeking additional training opportunities and participation in a DHS grant with the School of Medicine.

Dr. Glotzer is a Mentor to new students and serves on the Committee on Academic Review and Standards at the College.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.


Glotzer D, Allen K. Teaching Cariology in the Preclinical Laboratory Using the Polymer Bur and Carious Typodont Teeth. J Dent Educ 2004;68:223-24.

Glotzer D, Rekow D, Psoter W, More F. Introducing a Senior Course on Catastrophe Preparedness into the Curriculum. J Dent Educ 2005;69:no.1

Pub Med Articles

JADA, Glotzer, et al, Emergency Preparedness in the Private Dental Office, November 2004

NYSDJ, Glotzer, et al, Preparing for a Terrorist Event, a Scenario- Driven Approach, July 2004

JDE, More, Phelan, Glotzer, et al, Pre-doctoral Curriculum for Catastrophe Preparedness, August 2004