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NYU College of Dentistry Appointments and Promotions

New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) has announced the appointment of H. Kendall Beacham as assistant dean for continuing dental education (CDE). Mr. Beacham, formerly director of CDE, administers what is perhaps the world's largest CDE program, with over 4,000 students from more than 20 countries. He is also responsible for overseeing the development of a sophisticated distance learning program in CDE's new home in the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry, a $6 million facility dedicated to aesthetic dentistry education, research, and patient care that opened in November.


Dr. Warren I. Scherer has been appointed chairman of the Department of General Dentistry and Management Science. Dr. Scherer had been serving as acting chairman of the department since its inception three years ago. A priority for Dr. Scherer is to encourage student integrity, professionalism, and critical thinking, and to promote proficiency in all aspects of comprehensive care, including health promotion. The department has been structured to enable students to prepare for any state's licensing requirements -- a key benefit, since NYUCD students come from all 50 states.

Dr. Leila Jahangiri, an authority on bioengineered prosthetics and the development of periodontal ligament on dental implants, has been named chairperson of the Louis Blatterfein Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Jahangiri's previous positions included assistant professor of prosthodontics and biomaterials at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School (UMDNJ), codirector of prosthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics at NYUCD.

Dr. Louis M. Lin, formerly with UCLA, has been appointed professor of endodontics and director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics. Dr. Lin, an authority on endodontic successes and failures, was previously a professor of endodontics and chairman of the Section on Endodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry, and a professor of endodontics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School (UMDNJ).

Dr. Evelyn M. Nelson, an authority on health disparities and on pediatric oral health, has been named assistant professor of general dentistry and management science and of epidemiology & health promotion. Dr. Nelson previously was a clinical assistant professor of general dentistry and hospital dentistry at UMDNJ.

Dr. David Glotzer has been appointed coordinator of cariology and operative dentistry. Since 1993 he has been a clinical associate professor of cariology and operative dentistry. Dr. Glotzer directs the second-year preclinical operative dentistry course and oversees care in the cariology and operative dentistry clinic.

Dr. Maureen McAndrewhas been appointed educational coordinator of general dentistry and management science. She has been a clinical assistant professor of general dentistry and management science 1995.

Dr. Veena Nanda has been appointed educational coordinator for the Department of Periodontics. She has been serving as a clinical associate professor of periodontics for the past two years.

Dr. Diana M. Galvis, Class of 2002, has been named an instructor in cariology and operative dentistry. Dr. Galvis, a passionate advocate of oral health care for the underserved, previously taught dental hygiene at NYUCD and UMDNJ.

Dr. Bolaji O. Ogundare, Class of 1998, has been appointed an instructor in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ogundare recently completed a residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Howard University, where he was chief resident. He also previously served as clinical research coordinator for the NYU Minority Oral Health Research Center.


Dr. Michael D. Turner, who holds both dental and medical degrees, has joined NYUCD as a clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He previously was a clinical instructor in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Kien Nguyen, Class of 1998, has been appointed a clinical instructor in general dentistry and management science. Dr. Nguyen is the author of The Unwanted, a best-selling memoir of his years growing up Amerasian and ostracized in communist Vietnam. A priority for Dr. Nguyen is expanded access to oral health care for underserved children.

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