Faculty Information

William J. Maloney, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor
General Dentistry & Comprehensive Care
137 E. 25th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail: wjm10@nyu.edu


Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Writing - Harvard Medical School 2021
DDS, NYU 1992
BS, Biology, Siena College 1989

Honors / Credentials

  • American College of Prosthodontists Award
  • Student National Dental Association Faculty Appreciation Award
  • American Dental Association Certificate of Recognition for Service in a Foreign Country
  • Certificate of Recognition from The Floating Hospital of NYC (2017)
  • Fellow of The Academy of Dentistry International
  • Named as one of the top 6 most notable residents in the Lower Hudson Valley in 2014 by The Journal News
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Healthcare International
  • America's Top Dentists Award
  • Certificate of Recognition presented by the Crestwood Historical Society
  • Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine
  • Award of Excellence from The Floating Hospital (NYC)
  • Dean's Honors (2017, 2018)
  • Table Clinician Plaque: The Thomas J. Hinman Dental Meeting; Atlanta, Georgia (2018) 

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr. William J. Maloney has been a member of the faculty at NYU College of Dentistry since 2000. He also practices dentistry in New York City. He is the past Chairman of the dental practice committee for the Ninth District Dental Association of the State of New York.

Dr. Maloney is the author of over 323 professional publications and has lectured at various locations including including the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. His work has been featured by many media outlets including the Sporting News magazine, NBC News (NYC), the Washington Post, and the Detroit Free Press. Dr. Maloney currently serves on the executive committee of History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Maloney received on-screen credit for his appearance in "Universal Babe," which premiered at the New York Times building in 2012. In the film, Dr. Maloney discusses nasopharyngeal carcinoma — the disease which took the life of baseball icon Babe Ruth. Dr. Maloney is the author of six books, including Safari: Looking into the Eye of the Leopard, which has been called by one reviewer "a beautiful book that not only examines the self, but the country side of Africa."

He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dentistry and Orofacial Surgery and is a member of New York City's famed Explorers Club.

Research Interests

  • History of dentistry and medicine
  • Innovative cariology theories and techniques
  • Oral and head & neck anatomy
  • Oral/dental manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Oral/dental significance of illicit and prescription drug abuse and misuse

Dr. Maloney is especially dedicated to the promotion of awareness and research of progeroid-related syndromes such as Hutchinson-Gifford progeria syndrome.

View Dr. Maloney's bibliography.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Maloney WJ. Endorfinas, encefalinas y dinorfinas el papel de los opiodes endogenos en el control del dolor en el cuerpo humano [Endorphins, enkephalins and dynorphins: the role of endogenous opioids in pain management in the human body]. Dentista y Paciente 2018; 120:12-18.

Maloney WJ. Subcutaneous air emphysema in dentistry. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research 2018: 6(1).

Maloney WJ. La Importancia oral y dental del sindrome de Treacher Collins [The Oral and dental significance of Treacher-Collins Syndrome]. Dentista y Paciente 2018;116:12-19.

Maloney WJ. Dr. Amos Westcott: Inventor, businessman, politician and first president of NY State Dental Association. NYSDA News 2018;3(2):1,5,16.

Maloney WJ. Addiction and the use of illicit drugs- the oral and dental effects. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research 2018;5(1).

Silver J, Maloney W. Lesion de nervio lingual en el onnsitorio dental [Lingual nerve injury in the dental office]. Dentista y Paciente 2015 (85):28-33.

Maloney WJ. Stafne's bone cavity: a case report of a classical presentation. Journal of the Indiana Dent Assoc 2009-2010 Winter;88(4):17-18.

Maloney WJ. Significance of cannabis use to dental practice. NY State Dent J 2011 Apr;77(3):36-39.

Maloney WJ. A Periodontal case report by Dr. S.L. Clemens. Journal of Dental Research 2010 Jul;89(7):67.

Maloney WJ. Dental revelations from the teeth of King Richard III. NYSDA News 2015:28(3):1,16.

Maloney WJ, Raymond G, Hershkowitz D, Rochlen G. An analysis of the hemophilia of the royal families of Europe, its startling implications and dentistry's role in treating the hemophiliac patient. NYSDA J 2015:81(2):38-41.

Maloney WJ. Dr. Sanford Barnum's gift of the rubber dam. NYSDA News 2015 29(2):1,3.

Maloney WJ, Fleisher LR. Zane Grey. NYSDA News 2016:29(3):1-2.

Maloney WJ. A Christmas Carol - the lost message of Charles Dickens' fictional character Tiny Tim: A timeless commentary of child healthcare. Dentist y Paciente 2012;12(12):22-28.

Maloney WJ, Raymond G. Paul Revere: founding father and America's first forensic dentist. NYSDA News 2013;26(4):1-2

Maloney WJ, Resillez-Urioste F, Maloney M. The Hypertension of President Franklin Roosevelt: The president as casualty of war. NY State Dent J. 2012;78(6):37-40

Maloney WJ. Manifestaciones orales y dentales de la enfermedad de Lyme y su tratamiento dental [Oral and dental manifestations of Lyme disease and its dental management]. Dentista y Paciente 2014;8:26-32.

Maloney WJ. An Overview of angular cheilitis. Bulletin of Ninth District Dental Society 2001;85:16-17

Maloney WJ. Manifestations and etiology of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Bulletin of the Ninth District Dental Society. 2002:85(2):76-77.

Maloney WJ. An Overview of the signs and symptoms of Anthrax. Bulletin of the Ninth District Dental Society. 2002;86(1):33.

Maloney WJ. Colgate home fluoride therapies. Bulletin of the Ninth District Dental Society. 2002;86(3).

Maloney WJ, Fried J. Manifestaciones displasia ectoderma sus importancia y craneofaciales y la importancia en la practica odontologica [Ectodermal dysplasia: Its dental and craniofacial manifestations and significance in dental practice] Dentista y Paciente 2012;12(9):22-31.

Weinberg MA, Maloney WJ. Malaria: treatment and prevention. U.S. Pharmacist 2006;31(8)

Maloney WJ. Manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of pemphigus vulgaris. Bulletin of the Ninth District Dental Society. 2001; 85(1):31-32

Maloney WJ, Raymond G. Tojo's encrypted denture. NYSDA News 2013;26(2):1-2

Podell S, Maloney WJ, Emerick CR. Una nueva mirada ad diastema maxilar de la linea media [A New look at the maxillary midline diastema]. Dentista y Paciente 2013;13(2):18-25

Fleisher L, Maloney WJ. El estudio de cariolgia de Vipeholm [The Vipeholm Cariology Study] Dentista y Paciente 2017;8:22-26

Maloney WJ, Fleisher L. A Nocturnal visit to the dentist: was President Eisenhower's nighttime visit to the dentist really a cover for something else? NYSDA News. 2017;30:1,5

Maloney WJ, Fleisher LR. The Oral and dental significance of heroin and its resurgence in New York State. New York State Dental Journal. 2016;82(5):52-54

Maloney W. Overseas dentistry. NYSDA News. 2005;18(2):7

Silver J, Hershkowitz D, Rochlen G, Maloney WJ. Una revision del tabaco y el alcohol como factores de riesgo para el cancer oral [A Review of tobacco and alcohol use as risk factors for oral cancer]. Dentista y Paciente 2012:13(6):28-32.

Maloney WJ. An overview of hand, foot and mouth disease. Bulletin of the Ninth District Dental Society. 2001;85(3):16-17.

Raymond G, Maloney WJ. Una nueva potencialmente mortal de la administracion de tabaco en atletas varones de preparatoria [A Novel and potentially life threatening route of administration of tobacco in male high school athletes]. Dentista y Paciente 2014;15(10):10-16

Maloney WJ, Rochlen G, Hershkowitz D, Gendler M, Podell S, Kampf E. El poem syphillis sive morbis gallicus y las raices etimalogicas de la sifilis [The epic poem 'Syphilis sive morbus Gallicos' and the etymological roots of syphilis]. Dentista y Paciente. 2013;14(3):26-31

Maloney WJ. Dab Alert. NY State Dent J. 2016;82(2):8

Interviewing and Counseling patients with known or suspected substance use disorders- dealing with drug-seeking patients. Chapter by Raymond GF, Maloney WJ. In: The ADA practical guide to substance use disorders and safe prescribing by O'Neil, Michael [Ed]. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 2015

Maloney WJ, Raymond G. The mysteries of the Black Death unlocked from dental pulp tissues. NYSDA News; 2014:27(3)

Maloney WJ, Maloney MP. President Calvin Coolidge's asthma and modern management of asthma patients in the dental setting. NY State Dent J. 2012;78(2):38-41

Maloney WJ. Significance of cannabis use to dental practice. Todays FDA. 2012;24(1)

Maloney WJ, Maloney M. Los desafios que se presentan en el diagnostico dental debido al sindrome de Munchausen y al sindrome de Munchausen por poderes [The dental diagnostic challenges posed by Munchausen's syndrome and Munchausen's syndrome by proxy]. Dentista y Paciente 2010; 10:18-25.

Maloney WJ. Surreptitious surgery on Long Island Sound: the oral cancer surgeries of President Grover Cleveland. NY State Dental Journal. 2010;76(1):42-45.

Silver J, Hershkowitz D, Maloney WJ, Kampf E. El enemigo final del general Ulysses S. Grant: carcinoma de celulas escamosas [General Ulysses S. Grant's final foe: squamous cell carcinoma]. Dentista y Paciente 2012;11:32-36

Maloney WJ, Weinberg MA. Implementation of the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system in periodontal practice. Journal of Periodontology 2008; 79(7):1124-1126.

Maloney WJ. The Salem witch trials: first use of bitemark evidence in court. NYSDA News. 2014. 27(1):1-2.

Maloney WJ, Rosen B. A Simple and predictable crown and bridge impression technique. Inscriptions: Journal of the Arizona State Dental Association 2004.19(1):30-32.

Maloney WJ. Amalgam separator requirement in New York State dental offices. Bulletin of the Ninth District Dental Society 2006;90(3):34.

Podell SW, Maloney WJ, Emerick CR. Filling in the gap. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society 2013;62(1):48.

Maloney WJ. NYU College of Dentistry send students on mission to Maine. NYSDA News 2013:276(3):6.

Vernice N, Maloney WJ. La epidemia a nivel mundial del consumo de la heroina y la importancia dental de suconsumo [The worldwide epidemic of heroin use and the dental significance of its use]. Dentista y Paciente 2017;16-24.

Maloney WJ Raymond G. Paul Revere. Journal of Oklahoma Dental Association 2014:105(4):11.

Maloney WJ. Babe's lessons of dentistry, history and humanitarianism. Journal of the Ninth District Dental Association. 2008;93(1):18-19.

Maloney WJ, Maloney MP. La importancia del uso de la metafetamina en la practica dental- parte uno [The importance of the use of methamphetamines in dental practice- part one]. Dentista y Paciente 2011;12(6):34-38.

Maloney WJ. Oral health, heart health. JADA 2009;140(10):1218.

Maloney WJ. Bell's palsy: the answer to the riddle of leonardo da viinci's 'Mona Lisa'. Journal of Dental Research 2011;90(5):580-582.

Maloney WJ. The Need for implementation of evidence-based dentistry in daily dental practice. Journal of the Ninth District Dental Association, 2009:34-39.

Maloney WJ. Significance of cannabis use to dental practice. Journal of the Michigan Dental Association. 2011;93(11):44-48.

Maloney WJ. Mas se ha de estimas un diente que un diamente: personejas del mundo de la literatura visitan el dentista- primero parte [A tooth is worth a treasure: characters from the world of literature visit the dentist- part1]. Dentista y Paciente 2010;11:26-33.

Maloney WJ. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome in F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story 'The curious case of Benjamin Button' and its oral manifestations. Journal of Dental Research 2009:88(10):873-876.

Maloney W. Babe's lessons of dentistry, history and humanitarianism. NYSDA News 2009;22(2).

Maloney WJ, Maloney MP. Pierre Fauchard: the father of modern dentistry. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society 2009;58(2):28-29

Maloney WJ. La batalla de Babe Ruth con el carcinoma nasofaringo y el papel del dentista en su diagnostico y tratamiento [Babe ruth's battle with nasopharyngeal carcinoma and the dentist's role in its diagnosis and treatment]. Dentista y Paciente 2011;12:8-16.

Maloney WJ, Weinberg MA. A Comprehensive analysis of Babe Ruth's head and neck cancer. JADA 2008;139(7):926-932.

Maloney WJ. Un pionero en la educacion sobre el la diabetes y sus manifestaciones orales y dentales [H.G. Wells: a diabetes education pioneer and the oral and dental manifestations of diabetes]. Dentista y Paciente 2012;13:8-17.

Maloney WJ. Ben Salomon, DDS: Hero of the battle of Saipan. NYSDA News 2014:27(4).

Maloney WJ. Per-Ingvar Branemark: el padre de la implantalogia dental moderna [ Per-Ingvar branemark: the father of modern dental implantology. Implantalogia 2014:1 9Edicion Especial):70-75.

Maloney WJ, Raymond GS. Common substances and medications of abuse. Chapter by Maloney WJ and Raymond GS. In: The ADA Practical guide to substance use disorders and safe prescribing by O'Neil, Micheal [Ed]. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2015.

Maloney WJ. An Analysis of the near-fatal wound suffered by Benedict Arnold at Saratoga. Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, 2017.

Maloney WJ, Fleisher L. A bear-sized sweet tooth. NYSDA News 2016;29:1,2.

Maloney WJ, Raymond G. Una exploracion moderna de una teoria cartesiani: los multiples beneficios orales y dentales de la melatonina pineal [A modern exploration of a Cartesian theory: the multiple oral and dental benefits of the pineal neurohormone melatonin]. Dentista y Paciente 2014;15(2):38-49.

Rochlen G, Maloney WJ. La batalla de Sigmund Freud contra el cancer oral [Sigmund Freud's battle with oral cancer]. Dentista y Paciente 2013;14(8).

Fleisher L, Maloney W. Lost in the Arctic. NYSDA News 2017; 30(4):1-3.

Maloney W, Raymond G. The Significance of ecstasy use to dental practice. Journal of the Michigan Dental Association 2015:46-48.

Maloney WJ, Raymond G, Hershkowitz D, Rochlen G. Oral and dental manifestations of celiac disease. NY State Dental J 20145;80(4):45-48.

Maloney WJ. Manifestaciones bucales del uso de la heroina y su significado en la practica dental [The oral manifestations of heroinuse and its significance in dental practice]. Dentista y Paciente 2012;13(4):7-17.

Weinberg MA, Maloney WJ, Gopinathan G. Migraine: Its recognition and treatment. U.S. Pharmacist 2008;33(1):32-37.

Maloney WJ, Maloney MP. La importancia del uso de la metanfetmina en la practica dental: parte dos [The importance of the use of meethamphetamines in dental practice: part two]. Dentista y Paciente 2011;12(7):36-42.

Maloney WJ, Maloney MP. Horace Wells and his significant contributions to the discovery of anesthesis. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society 2009;58(3):18-19.

Maloney WJ, Maloney M. Dr. Frederick McKay: Father of communal fluoridation. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society 2009;58(1):32-33.

Maloney W. Efficient, high quality. British Dental Journal 2009;207:409.

Maloney WJ. Mas se ha de estimar un diente que un diamante: persenajes del mundo de la literatura visitan el dentista-segunda parte [A tooth is worth a treasure: characters from the world of literature visit the dentist- part 2]. Dentista y Paciente 2010;12:23-29

Weinberg MA, Maloney WJ. Oral health and elder care. U.S. Pharmacist. 2007:32(6):29-33.

Weinberg MA, Maloney WJ. Treatment of common oral lesions. U.S. Pharmacist. 2007;32(3):82-88.

Winberg MA, Maloney WJ. Periodontal changes in females. U.S. Pharmacist 2007;32(9):54-56.

Maloney WJ. From ashes to scientific advancement: a belle epoque blaze results in the first forensic odontology text. NYSDA News 2015:28(1):4

Maloney WJ, Fleisher L. Dentistry, religion and grape juice. NYSDA News. 2016;29(4):1-2

Maloney WJ. Teeth sharpening in the Belgian congo and the tragic history of Ota Benga. NYSDA News 2015;28(4):1-2

Maloney WJ, Berkowitz L. Paget's Disease through the looking glass. Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society; October 2015;6492):47-48