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Birth Defects

IGOR CHIKUNOV, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics

EXPERTISE:
Treatment of patients with congenital and acquired defects of the head and neck.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Postgraduate training in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthodontics at the NYU College of Dentistry and in maxillofacial prosthodontics and dental oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Implant-Retained Partial Overdenture with Resilient Attachments.” Journal of Prosthodontics (2008).


VASILIKI KARLIS, DMD, MD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

EXPERTISE:
Surgical repair of pediatric cleft lip and palate.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Organizer of outreach missions to repair cleft lip and palate in underserved populations in Mexico and Colombia.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Defying the Odds: Pediatric Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment.” Global Health Nexus (2007).


MARCI H. LEVINE, DMD, MD
Clinical Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU College of Dentistry; attending surgeon at the NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center

EXPERTISE:
A skilled surgeon specializing in the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities, such as underbites, overbites and asymmetries of the jaws, and the management of temporomandibular joint disease (TMD/TMJ); practitioner in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including treatment planning and placing of dental implants, surgically extracting wisdom teeth, and using intravenous conscious sedation for oral surgery patients.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
DMD degree cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; MD degree from the Harvard Medical School; completed a six-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an advanced fellowship in the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities at Lenox Hill Hospital; a candidate for board certification and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York County Dental Society.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Modification of a Distraction Device: A Technical Note.” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2008).

“Sexual Dimorphism and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).” Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America (2007).

“Factors Associated with Inferior Alveolar Nerve Position.” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2007).


HILLARY BRODER, MEd, PhD
Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

EXPERTISE:
Communication in health care; community outreach to diverse patient groups; quality of life; psychosocial aspects in orthodontic/cleft / craniofacial care.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Former Acting Chair of the Department of Community Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Dental School; former Hunterdon Professor in Community Health at UMDNJ.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Assessing the Impact of Oral Health on the Life Quality of Children: Implications for Research and Practice.” Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2004).

“Children’s Oral Health-Related Quality of Life.” Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2007).

“Questionnaire Development: Face Validity and Item Impact Testing of the Child Oral Health Impact Profile.” Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2007).

“Reliability and Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Child Oral Health Impact Profile (COHIP Child’s Version).” Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2007).