Faculty Information

Leila Jahangiri, BDS, DMD, MMSc

Ira E. Klein Professor and Chair
345 East 24th Street, Room 420 S
Phone: 212-998-9279
E-mail: lj14@nyu.edu


DMD, Dentistry, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1997
Specialty Certificate, Prosthodontics, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1995
MMSc, Masters of Medical Sciences - Molecular Biology, Harvard University, 1995
BDS, Dentistry, King's College University of London, 1991

Honors / Credentials

  • 1990  Class Prize in Prosthodontics, King’s College School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, UK
  • 1994  First Prize, Presentation Competition. Massachusetts Section of the American College of Prosthodontics. Subject: Pre-prosthetic Ridge Augmentation.
  • 1995  Joseph L. Henry Commencement Prize, Harvard School of Dental Medicine "For Excellence and Overall Achievement in Clinical and Research Training and Contribution to the School".
  • 1996  First Prize, Arthur R. Frechette Award in Prosthodontics, International Association of Dental Research (IADR)
  • 2004  Elected Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
  • 2007  Student Council Appreciation Award "In Recognition of Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Students of NYU College of Dentistry"
  • 2010  ADEA Leadership Institute class of 2010
  • 2014  New York University, Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2015  New York University College of Dentistry, Honorary Fellow, Academy of Distinguished Educators
  • 2019  American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Distinguished Service Award
  • 2022  Edward Kleinert Service Award, Inaugural recipient for service to the university senate
  • 2022  Distinguished Alumni Award, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2022  American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Educator of the Year Award

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. Leila Jahangiri completed her B.D.S. from King's College, University of London (UK) and D.M.D. training, Certificate in Prosthodontics, and Masters of Medical Sciences degrees (M.M.Sc.) from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she was the recipient of Joseph L. Henry Award for "Overall Achievement in Clinical and Research Training and Contribution to the School."  Having taught undergraduates and postgraduates in dentistry and Prosthodontics at Harvard, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers), and New York University College of Dentistry, her expertise is in innovative curriculum development and teaching effectiveness. She is the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at NYU (since 2002). Her clinical areas of expertise include extensive crown and bridge reconstructions, implant prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, and removable prostheses. She has been an active clinician, researcher and teacher since 1991. Dr. Jahangiri is the recipient of the New York University’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2014) and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine's Distinguished Alumni Award (2022).

Her mission as an educator is to teach the latest proven techniques and materials to the predoctoral students and assure an extensive clinical experience for the postgraduate residents. As a teacher, she has an expertise in curriculum development including Problem Based Learning (PBL) and electronic curriculum development. Dr. Jahangiri's scholarship remains focused on Teaching Effectiveness strategies particularly related to classroom, clinical, and simulation teaching. A Guide to Better Teaching (2012), co-authored with Tom Mucciolo, is used as a core text in three business schools, several dental/medical schools, and corporations.  

Dr. Jahangiri pioneered an extensive predoctoral implant curriculum, among the first of its kind, in 2005 at New York University College of Dentistry. This integrated curriculum is embedded within the core of several courses and allows dental students to gain first-hand experience with implant treatment modality, while serving patients with the latest technology. The program has received national and international recognition and the department has conducted unique Global Training Initiative Workshops to help dental schools from around the world to achieve their curriculum goals in training the new generation in Implant Dentistry. Currently, NYU is the first dental school to offer dental students the opportunity to place implants using YOMI robotics.

In alignment with the mission of teaching “the latest proven techniques,” the department has embarked on Digital Dentistry, including conservative and extensive reconstructions, complete and partial prostheses, implant planning, and smile design. The department’s goal is to prepare the predoctoral and postgraduate students for an ever-changing world of technology and to provide fundamental knowledge of work-flow and integration into a modern dental practice. 3D-design platforms, such as Z-Brush, that are highly adaptable and go well-beyond dentistry are used to provide core foundational knowledge and create innovative patient solutions.

The department has made significant strides to develop its faculty in utilizing multiple teaching strategies for effective education including electronic Objective Structured Clinical Examination (e-OSCE). The department’s expertise was showcased during the Covid-19 pandemic where the faculty were determined to continue the rigor of dental education by embracing technology, innovation, and partnership with highly regarded external organizations. Our adaptability led us to expand the learning opportunities for our students and faculty by securing and organizing the provision of electric dental handpieces for student’s additional at-home simulation practice, creating a digital method of teaching artificial teeth arrangement, discussing cases using 3D image-sharing platforms, offering remote small-group mentoring of students by faculty, and augmenting student’s clinical experiences through partnerships with Spear Education and ITI Academy. Dr. Jahangiri supports the faculty's commitment to educational excellence in the department of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Jahangiri is also responsible for the oversight of the predoctoral and postgraduate Prosthodontics curriculum. She gives many lectures to the undergraduates and postgraduates, is actively involved in clinical supervision, and mentors students and faculty in research. She has served as a consultant, member, or chaired many dental, medical, and Prosthodontic educational committees. Additionally, Dr. Jahangiri is an active member and fellow of numerous organizations. She has Chaired the Education Committee of the American College of Prosthodontics and has been an Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Professional Development, Associated Medical Schools of New York.

Dr. Jahangiri served a maximum term limit of 6 years (2016-2022) as an NYU Senator (representing the College of Dentistry) and was also elected to serve on the Steering Committee Council of the Senate (2020-2022).

Major Funding

2005 to 2019: Nobel Biocare - Educational Gift ($15 million)

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.


Jahangiri L, Mucciolo T. A Guide to Better Teaching: Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012. Available from: https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Better-Teaching-Evaluation-University/dp/1442208929/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1477511377&sr=8-8&keywords=A+Guide+to+better+teaching

Jahangiri L, Moghadam M, Choi M, Ferguson M. Clinical Cases in Prosthodontics, Wiley-Blackwell 2010 (English), available in 4 languages. Available from: https://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Cases-Prosthodontics-Leila-Jahangiri/dp/0813816645/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477511470&sr=8-1&keywords=clinical+cases+in+prosthodontics  


Journal articles

Giugliano T, Chikunov I, Zhivago P, Jahangiri L. A Digital Method of Teaching Artificial Teeth Arrangement. J Dent Educ. 2020 Jul 15:10.1002 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jdd.12325

Jahangiri L, Akiva G, Lakhia S, Turkyilmaz I. Understanding the complexities of digital dentistry integration in high-volume dental institution. Br Dent J 229, 166–168 (2020)

Gracis S, Llobell A, Bichacho N, Jahangiri L, Ferencz JL. The Influence of Implant Neck Features and Abutment Diameter on Hard and Soft Tissues Around Single Implants Placed in Healed Ridges: Clinical Criteria for Selection. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2020 Jan/Feb;40(1):39-48

Jahangiri, L. Editorial- Developing a Consensus: Abutment/Crown Design for Single-Tooth Implant Restorations. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2020 Jan/Feb;40(1):7

Chu SJ, Kan JY, Lee EA, Lin GH, Jahangiri L, Nevins M, Wang HL.Restorative Emergence Profile for Single-Tooth Implants in Healthy Periodontal Patients: Clinical Guidelines and Decision-Making Strategies. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2019 Jan/Feb;40(1):19-29

Ortiz L, Pereira A, Jahangiri L, Choi M. Management of amelogenesis imperfecta in adolescent patients: Clinical report. J Prosthodont. 2019; 28(6):607-612.

Turkyilmaz I, Hariri NH, Jahangiri L. Student's perception of the impact of e-learning on dental education. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2019; 20(5):616-621.

Heitz-Mayfield LJ, Aaboe M, Araujo M, Carrión JB, Cavalcanti R, Cionca N, Cochran D, Darby I, Funakoshi E, Gierthmuehlen PC, Hashim D, Jahangiri L, Kwon Y, Lambert F, Layton DM, Lorenzana ER, McKenna G, Mombelli A, Müller F, Roccuzzo M, Salvi GE, Schimmel M, Srinivasan M, Tomasi C, Yeo A. Group 4 ITI Consensus Report: Risks and biologic complications associated with implant dentistry. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2018; 29(Suppl 16):351-358.

Malta Barbosa J, Tovar N, A Tuesta P, Hirata R, Guimaraes N, Romanini J, Moghadam M, Coelho P, Jahangiri L. Scan-layered reconstructions: A pilot study of a nondestructive dental histoanatomical analysis method and digital workflow to create restorations driven by natural dentin and enamel morphology. J Esthetic Restorative Dentistry 2017; 29(4):256-263.

McAndrew M, Mucciolo T, Jahangiri L. Characteristics of Effective Simulation (Preclinical) Teachers as Identified by Dental Students: A Qualitative Study. J Dent Educ 2016; 80(11):1282-1293.

Jahangiri L, Choi M, Moghadam M, Jawad S. Interventions for missing teeth: Removable prostheses for the edentulous mandible. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 2015(2)

Moghadam M, Jahangiri L. Electronic laboratory quality assurance program: A method of enhancing the prosthodontic curriculum and addressing accreditation standards. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2015 Aug; 114(2):254-9.

Jahangiri L. Implant dentistry in predoctoral education: where are we? J Dent Educ 2015 Mar; 79(3):239-40.

Dias R, Moghadam M, Kuyinu E, Jahangiri L. Patient satisfaction survey of mandibular two-implant supported overdentures in a predoctoral program. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry  2013 Aug; 110(2):76-81.

McAndrew M, Mucciolo T, Mozafar A, Jahangiri L. Characteristics of effective clinical teachers as identified by dental students, a qualitative study. European Journal of Dental Education 2013 Feb; 17(1):10-8.

Comut A, Acharya V, Jahangiri L. Use of forced eruption to enhance a pontic site in the anterior maxilla. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2012 Nov; 108(5):273-8.

Das K, Katz R, Jahangiri L. Standard of care for the edentulous mandible: A Delphi survey of U.S. academic prosthodontists. JADA. 2012 Aug.

Moghadam M, Dias R, Kuyinu E, Ferguson MB, Mucciolo T, Jahangiri L. Predoctoral fixed implant patient satisfaction outcome and challenges of a clinical implant competency. J Dent Educ 2012 Apr; 76(4):437-42.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo T. Toward a model of institutional scholarship in health professions education. J Dent Educ 2011 Dec; 75(12):1569-76.

Jahangiri L, Pigliacelli S, Kerr AR. Severe and rapid erosion of dental enamel from swimming: A clinical report. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2011 Oct; 106(4):219-23.

Vanchit J, Papageorge M, Jahangiri L, Wheater M, Cappelli D, Frazer R, Sohn W. Recruitment, development, and retention of dental faculty in a changing environment. J Dent Educ 2011 Jan; 75(1):82-9.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo T, Presentation Skills Assessment Tools. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from MedEdPortal.

Moghadam M, Moghadam BK, Jahangiri L. 14 Chapters of Preclinical Manual of Complete DentureMedEd Portal, MedEdPORTAL; 2009 Available from MedEdPortal.

Jahangiri L, Choi M. An integrated predoctoral implant curriculum: implementation & outcomes. J Dent Educ. 2008 Nov; 72(11):1304-17.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo TW, Choi M, Spielman AI. Assessment of teaching effectiveness in U.S. Dental schools and the value of triangulation. J Dent Educ. 2008 Jun; 72(6):707-18.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo TW. Characteristics of effective classroom teachers as identified by students and professionals, a qualitative study. J Dent Educ. 2008 Apr; 72(4):484-93.

Turner M, Jahangiri L, Ship J. Hyposalivation, xerostomia and the complete denture: A Review. JADA. 2008 Feb; 139(2):146-50.

Jahangiri L, Agosta C, Estafan D. Evaluation of the marginal seal of CEREC 3D restorations using two different luting agents. Gen Dent. 2007 Mar-Apr; 55(2):117-20.

Jahangiri L, Luu L,Estafan D. Multidisciplinary approach for treating congenitally transposed canines: A clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 2006 Jun; 95(6):413-6. (Cover Article)

Jahangiri L, Estafan D. Method of verifying and improving internal fit of all-ceramic restorations. J Prosthet Dent. 2006 Jan; 95(1):82-3.

Jahangiri L, Hessamfar R, Ricci J. Partial generation of periodontal ligament on endosseous dental implants in dogs. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2005 Aug; 16(4):396-401.

Jahangiri L, Wahlers C, Matheson PB, Hittleman E. Assessment of sensitivity / specificity of clinical evaluations of seal of castings compared to stereomicroscopy. J Prosthet Dent. 2005 Feb; 93(2):138-42.

Jahangiri L, Feng J. A technique for retrofitting a post and core to a crown. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Aug; 88:234-235.

Jahangiri L, Jandinski JJ, Flinton RJ. Stafne's bone cavity and its utilization in complete denture retention. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 March; 87:245-7.

Jahangiri L, Reinhardt SB, Matheson PB, Mehra RV. To assess the relationship between tooth color and skin tone value. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Feb; 87:149-52.

Jahangiri L, Jang, SK. Onlay partial denture technique for assessment of adequate occlusal vertical dimension. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Jan; 87:1-4 (Cover Article).

Jahangiri L, Mascarenhas P, Kitzis D. A technique for boxing impressions for fabrication of altered casts. J Prosthet Dent. 2001 May; 85:519-20.

Jahangiri L, Devlin H, Ting H, Nishimura I. Current perspectives in residual ridge remodeling and its clinical implications. A Review. J Prosthet Dent. 1998; 80:224-37.

Jahangiri L, Kim A, Nishimura I. Effect of ovariectomy on the local residual ridge remodeling. J Prosthet Dent. 1997; 77:435-43.