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Children’s Dentistry

AMR M. MOURSI, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry

EXPERTISE:
Children’s oral health; dental sealants; birth defects of the head and skull; oral health care for pregnant women.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry.” Blackwell Munsgaard (2008).

“Public-Private Collaboration to Improve Oral Health Status of Children Enrolled in Head Start in New York City.” New York State Dental Journal (2008).

“Pediatric Dentistry for the General Dentist.” New York State Dental Foundation Workshop (2008).

“Anti-TGF-beta2 Antibody Therapy Inhibits Postoperative Resynostosis in Craniosynostotic Rabbits.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2007).


JILL FERNANDEZ, RDH, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; Director of Pediatric Outreach Programs

EXPERTISE:
Disease prevention and health promotion for children.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Leading global pediatric outreach and prevention programs.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Nutrition and Oral Health Considerations in Children with Special Health Needs: Implications for Oral Health Care Providers.” Journal of Pediatric Dentistry (2010).

“The Use of Mobile Electronic Devices as an Educational Tool in Pediatric Community Outreach.” New York State Dental Journal (Accepted 2010—awaiting publication date).

“A Unique Role for Dental Faculty: Telephone Triage Training and Integration into a Health Department’s Emergency Response Planning.” American Journal of Disaster Medicine (2008).

“Public-Private Collaboration to Improve the Oral Health Status of Children Enrolled in Head Start in New York City.” New York State Dental Journal (2008).


NEAL HERMAN, DDS
Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

EXPERTISE:
Pediatric dentistry public health programs.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Senior policy advisor, Bureau of Oral Health, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Fellow, American Association of Hospital Dentists; Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry; Region II Head Start Consultant, US Department of Health and Human Services.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Public-Private Collaboration to Improve the Oral Health Status of Children Enrolled in Head Start in New York City.” New York State Dental Journal (2008).

“Proposed Educational Objectives for Hospital-based Dentists During Catastrophic Events and Disaster Response.” Journal of Dental Education (2006).

“Radiographic Oddities: Unusual Calcifications in the Dental Pulp.” New York State Dental Journal (2004).


NANCY DOUGHERTY, DMD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; Director, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry

EXPERTISE:
Oral health care for individuals with developmental disabilities.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“A Review of Cerebral Palsy for the Oral Health Professional.” Dental Clinics of North America (2009).

“Oral Self-Injurious Behaviors in Patients with Developmental Disabilities.” Dental Clinics of North America (2009).

“The Dental Patient with Special Needs: A Review of Indications for Treatment Under General Anesthesia.” Special Care Dentistry (2009).