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NYU College of Dentistry Announces New Faculty Appointments

Dr. Patricia Corby and Dr. Walter A. Bretz
New York University College of Dentistry has appointed Dr. Walter A. Bretz, an authority on the role of genetics in oral disease, as an Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. Dr. Bretz holds both a masterís degree and a PhD in oral epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, a DDS from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Dentistry in Brazil, a Certificate in Cariology and Dental Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and a Certificate in Oral Microbiology from the University of Michigan Schools of Dentistry and Medicine. He previously served as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bretz has assembled 1,100 pairs of twins -- the largest number ever for oral health research -- to study possible genetic causes of caries.

Dr. Patricia Corby, an expert on oral microbial genetics research, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and Assistant Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. Dr. Corby holds a DDS degree from Fundacao Tricordiana de Educacao in Minas Gerais, Brazil, an MS degree in biomedical informatics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and a certificate in molecular biology/microbial genetics from the Forsyth Institute. She also completed specialty training in periodontics and in implants at Universidade Instituto de Ciencias da Saude de Universidade Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She previously served as an Assistant Professor of Dental Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and as a Research Associate in Oral and Developmental Biology at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine.

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