Who We Are

Dr. Yvonne De Paiva Buischi

Dr. Yvonne Buischi is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Buischi has obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Sao Paulo, a periodontics specialty certificate from the University of Campinas, and Doctorate of Science degree in Oral Biochemistry (University of Sao Paulo). She is a former Associate Professor at the Preventive Dental Health Center, Karlstad, Sweden and Interim Director to The World Health Organization (WHO) Oral Health Program, Geneva. Dr. Buischi has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, authored 4 books and contributions to at least 9 book chapters, as well as delivered over 220 presentations in international meetings. Dr. Buischi's research interests include among others, global health, behavioral changes in oral health through educational evidence-based interventions and the link between general and oral health.

Dr. Peter Loomer

Dr. Peter Loomer is Professor and Dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Loomer also served as the founding Director of the NYU Center for Global Oral Health, and is affiliated faculty in the New York University College of Global Public Health. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he obtained his BSc, DDS, PhD (Biochemistry) and dentistry specialty training in Periodontics. Dr. Loomer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Fellow of the American College of Dentists and New York Academy of Medicine. Over the past 25 years, he has studied the microbiology of periodontal diseases, more recently focusing on the influence alternate tobacco forms on the oral microbiome. Dr. Loomer is an expert in health professions curriculum, which has been a major focus of his international research program. His work in global oral health is focused on improving the healthcare workforce and improving the oral health of underserved populations in developing nations with an emphasis on East and West Africa, India, and the countries Arabian gulf. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Medical Research Council of Canada and others.