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Cosmetic Dentistry

JOHN R. CALAMIA, DMD
Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

EXPERTISE:
Esthetic dentistry; smile makeovers; porcelain veneers.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Taught restorative dentistry full time for the past 30 years at the NYU College of Dentistry; maintains a private practice in New York City; recognized as a co-developer of the etched porcelain veneer; past Chairman of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s University Advisory Council.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Successful Esthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry for the Modern Dental Practice.” Dental Clinics of North America (2007).

“Smile Design.” Greater New York Dental Meeting (2008).

“Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Reasons for 25 Years of Success.” Dental Clinics of North America (2007)

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DENISE J. ESTAFAN, DDS, MS
Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Co-Director, Aesthetics, Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

EXPERTISE:
Veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays; tooth whitening; smile makeovers.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
National and international lecturer on dental materials relating to restorative dentistry and CAD/CAM technology.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“A Multidisciplinary Esthetic Approach to Single Tooth Replacement and Diastema Closure.” Journal of General Dentistry (2008)

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“Treatment Planning in Esthetic Dentistry Requires Careful Listening to the Patient.” Journal of General Dentistry (2008).

“A Method of Verifying and Improving Internal Fit of All-Ceramic Restorations.” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (2006).

“Using Microabrasive Material to Remove Fluorosis Stains.” Journal of the American Dental Association (2004).


MICHAEL B. FERGUSON, DMD
Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics

EXPERTISE:
Diagnosis, treatment planning, and restorative dentistry; tooth whitening and esthetic dentistry.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Effectiveness of Dentist-Prescribed, Home Applied Tooth Whitening, a Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice (2000).

“Achieving Excellence in the Predoctoral Clinic: A Porcelain Veneer Case Report.” Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (2002).

“Benchmarking the Clinical Dental Literature on MEDLINE.” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (2002).


GERALD M. KLACZANY, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

EXPERTISE:
Aesthetic dentistry.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Principal investigator on several plaque studies

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IVY D. PELTZ, DDS, MSEd
Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

EXPERTISE:
Educational research; tooth whitening.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Doctoral candidate, higher education, New York University; principal investigator, tooth whitening study funded by Discus Dental, Inc., 2003

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“An Improved Smile: A Case Report.” Journal of the Pakistan Dental Association (2005).

“A Leap in Self-Esteem Due to an Improvement in Dental Aesthetics.” Journal of the Pakistan Dental Association (2005).

“A Comparative Study of Two CEREC Software Systems in Evaluating Manufacturing Time and Accuracy of Restorations.” General Dentistry (2005).


MARK WOLFF, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education

EXPERTISE:
Caries treatment and prevention.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, NYU College of Dentistry; expertise in a full range of consumer/new technology issues

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Caries Management by Risk Assessment: Implementation Guidelines.”
Journal of the California Dental Association (2007).

“Dental Caries: Old Disease, New Diagnosis, New Treatments.” Presentation to the Ninth District Dental Society of New York (2006).

“Over-the-Counter Products, Devices and Supplements: How Do They Get to the Marketplace?” Presentation to the Greater New York Dental Meeting (2005).