Faculty Information

Lorel E. Burns, DDS, MS

Assistant Professor
345 E. 24th Street, Suite 4W, New York, NY 10010
E-mail: lorel.burns@nyu.edu
Phone: 212-998-9332


  • MS, Clinical Investigation, Concentration in Comparative Effectiveness Research, NYU School of Medicine
  • Certificate, Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • DDS, NYU College of Dentistry
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Honors / Credentials

  • Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
  • Associate, New York University Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management
  • Harold Amos Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2021-2024
  • Making a Difference Award, New York University, 2020
  • Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award, American Association of Endodontists, 2019
  • President’s Service Award, New York University, 2013

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. Burns’ research interests include:

  • Endodontic treatment outcomes
  • Clinician decision-making
  • Dental care affordability
  • Dental Education

Dr. Burns is the co-founder and now co-faculty mentor of NYU College of Dentistry Saturday Academy. Founded in 2012, Saturday Academy is a pipeline program with the two-fold mission of introducing underrepresented minority and low-income high school students to the dental profession as well as helping them navigate the college application process.  

Dr. Burns is also the faculty mentor of the NYU Dentistry chapter of the Student National Dental Association.

Current Funding

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harold Amos Faculty Development Program 2021-2024: Access to and Utilization of Regenerative Endodontics Procedures and Pulp Therapy in a Pediatric Population
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 2019-2024: K01 DE028591 Root Canal Therapy in Children: Analysis of Disparities and Value
  • American Dental Education Association, ADEAGies Foundation (2020-2021): New York University College of Dentistry, Saturday Academy: Lengthening the Pipeline for Program Alumni

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.