In the past few years, more than three dozen NYU Dentistry faculty members have led collaborations with overseas colleagues. Below is a list of activities provided by faculty members.
Collaborators: Drs. Hans Tanke and Paul Corstens
Organization: Leiden University Medical School, Leiden, Netherlands
Research topic: Ongoing project developing microfluidic devices for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Collaborators: Linqi Zhang and Haiteng Deng
Organizations: Peking University and Tsinghua University, both in Beijing, China
Research topic: Proteomic studies of salivary proteins.
Collaborators: Drs. Antonio Mata, Joao Gocalves, Joana Marques
Organization: University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Research topic: Laboratory and clinical studies on HIV-2, a close relative of HIV-1 prevalent in Portugal
Collaborator: Dr. Sungano Mharakurwa
Organization: Malaria Institute at Macha, Macha, Zambia and Zanzibar
Research topic: Development of a point-of-care diagnostic for Malaria.
Collaborator: Steve Millington
Organization: OptiGene, LTD, Horsham, United Kingdom
Research topic: Working on a device for isothermal amplification of RNA and DNA to be used for HIV and Plasmodium detection.
Collaborator: Marco Aurelio Paschoal (UniCEUMA, Brazil)
Organization: University of Maranhão Academic Center UniCEUMA / FAPEMA – Maranhão State, Brazil
Research topic: Photodynamic Antimicrobial Chemotherapy of Erythrosine on Streptococcus mutans biofilms
In this international collaboration we will be studying the antibiofilm effects of Erythrosine combined with light.
Collaborators: Iriana Zanin, and Lidiany Rodrigues (UFC, Ceara State, Brazil)
Organization: Fortaleza Campus and Sobral Campus, Federal University of Ceara, Ceara State, Brazil
Research topic: The effects of a tissue-tolerable plasma against a natural oral biofilm formed in situ
Collaborator: Carlos Vergani (UNESP, Araraquara, SP State, Brazil)
Organization: Araraquara Campus, State University of Sao Paulo, SP State, Brazil
Research topic: The effects of a tissue-tolerable plasma against Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms
In this international collaboration we will be studying the effects of a tissue tolerable plasma (TTP) on C. albicans and S. aureus, mono and dual-species biofilms, in addition to the citotoxicity of TTP on reconstituted oral epithelium.
Collaborator: Dr. Irena Sailer, Chair, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Occlusion
Organization: School of Dental Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Research topic: Fractograhic Studies of Clinically Retrieved All-Ceramic and Metal-Ceramic Restorations
The major goal of this project is to identify the causes of fracture of clinically retrieved all-ceramic and metal-ceramic restorations. Our findings should help the manufacturers, clinicians, and laboratory technicians to minimize the incidence of restoration breakage.
Collaborator: Herzl Chai, PhD
Organization: School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University
Research topic: Graded Zirconia Structures for Resistance to Chipping, Delamination, and Fatigue
The major goal of this project is to develop an esthetic, strong, and easy-to-cement glass/zirconia/glass functionally graded material for less invasive all-ceramic posterior crowns and bridges, foreshadowing possibilities for orthopedic and other engineering applications. The main focus is on clinical application of glass/zirconia/glass graded structures.
Collaborators: Drs. Van Thompson (King’s College, London) and Petra Guess (Klinik für Zahnärztliche Prothetik, Department für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde)
Organizations: Guy's Tower - Dental, London, and Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Research topic: Fatigue of Dental Ceramics
The major goal of this project is to use a fracture mechanics approach to investigate the load-bearing capacity of thin ceramic restorations for the minimally invasive treatment.
Collaborators: Camilo Anauatenetto, Marcela Carrilho, FAbio nascimento, Niraldo Paulino
Organization: Universidade Anhanguera, São Paulo, Brazil
Research topic: Propolis Antimicrobial Properties
This project aims at unravelling the antimicrobial properties of propolis bee extracts on oro-pharyngeal infections.
Collaborators: Emmanuel Dias, Anamaria Camargo, Ana Teresa Vasconcellos
Organizations: Hospital do Cancer AC Camargo, São Paulo, Brazil, LNCC, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Research topic: Oral Microbiome in Thyroid Cancer
This project looks at the role of the oral and pharyngeal microbiome on thyroid cancer
Collaborators: Drs. Shuguo Zheng, Men Qin, Feng Chen, Jinyou Bian
Organization: School of Stomatology, Peking University
Research Topic: Maternal Attributes to early childhood caries in Chinese children
Collaborators: Drs. Zhi Chen and Mingwen Fan
Organization: School of Stomatology, Wuhan University
Research Topic: Faculty and PhD students exchange program
Collaborators: Dr. Gaoxia, Liu
Organization: Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and
Research Topic: Diversity of oral microbiota and antimicrobial peptides in children with severe early childhood caries
Collaborators: Drs. Panuwan Chantawannakul and Prakaimuk Saraithong
Organization: Faculty of Science, Ching Mai University
Research Topic: Bacterial community structure in the midguts of giant Asian honey bee and dwarf Asian honey bee in Thailand
Collaborators: Drs. Komkham Pattanaporn and Jolanta Aleksejuniene (UBC) Drs. Sakornrat Khongkhunthian and Pannipa Laohapensang(CMU)
Organization: Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, Ching Mai University
Research Topic: Mode of delivery, mutans streptococci colonization, and early childhood caries in Thai children