Fall 2004 Table of Contents
     
Celebrating Our Community
 


Dr. Kenneth L. Allen

 

 


Dr. Stephen J. Chu

 

 


Dr. Ronald G. Craig

 

 


Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz

 

 


Ms. Jill Fernandez-Wilson

 

 


Dr. David L. Glotzer

 

 


Ms. Angeilie Hyman

 

 


Dr. Tracy E. Kamens

 

 


Dr. Elliott Moskowitz

 

 


Ms. Lidia S. Simeonova

 

 


Dr. David A. Sirois

 

 


Dr. Farhad Vahidi

Congratulations to:

Dr. Kathleen L. Agoglia, ’87, Clinical Assistant Professor of Hospital Dentistry and a Major in the U.S. Army Dental Reserve, on participating in the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to perform forensic identification of U.S. military killed in Iraq.

Dr. Michael C. Alfano, Dean of NYUCD, on receiving the American Association for Dental Research’s Jack Hein Public Service Award, which recognizes NYUCD’s leadership in defining a role for dentistry in building national emergency preparedness, and the ADA Health Foundation’s Dr. Edward B. Shils Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the Public-Private Partnership, and on his election as an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

Dr. Kenneth L. Allen, ’73, Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on coauthoring an article entitled “An Overview of the CEREC 3D CAD/CAM System,” for General Dentistry. Dr. Allen’s coauthors are Dr. Andrew B. Schenkel, Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Denise J. Estafan, Associate Professor and Director of Aesthetics, Department of General Dentistry and Management Science and Biomaterials and Biomimetics, and Director of Aesthetics. Dr. Allen also coauthored an article entitled “Clinical Simulation and Foundation Skills: An Integrated Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching,” for the Journal of Dental Education, with Dr. Frederick G. More, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Milton A. Bell, ’51, Clinical Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on authoring The Career Game: An In Depth Guide to Achieve Career Goals, a book for high school and college students.

Dr. Brian Chadroff, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics and of Implant Dentistry, on receiving a special citation from the American Academy of Periodontology for outstanding work on a special project, the Implant Dentistry Study Club Kit.

Dr. Stephen J. Chu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry and Director of the Advanced Education and International Study Programs in Aesthetic Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled “Use of Reflectance Spectrophotometer in Evaluating Shade Change Resulting from Tooth-Whitening Products,” for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Chu also coauthored an article entitled “Short Tooth Syndrome: Diagnosis, Etiology, and Treatment Management,” for CDA: The Journal of the California Dental Association.

Dr. Ronald G. Craig, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Periodontics, on authoring an article entitled “Inflammation, Cardiovascular Disease and Destructive Periodontal Disease: The Evolving Role of the Dental Profession,” for The New York State Dental Journal. Dr. Craig also coauthored “Progression of Destructive Periodontal Diseases in Three Urban Minority Populations: Role of Clinical and Demographic Factors,” for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, with Dr. Julie K. Yip, ‘93, Assistant Professor of Periodontics; Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Leonard I. Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry and Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics; and Dr. Dindo Q. Mijares, Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of Public Health & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled “Effect of Acculturation on Objective Measures of Oral Health in Haitian Immigrants in New York City,” for the Journal of Dental Research. Dr. Cruz’s coauthors included Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Leonard I. Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry and Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Ms. Lorymar Cruz-Sanchez, Dental Hygiene Program Class of 2005 and a member of the Student American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA), represented all dental hygiene students from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania as a delegate to the SADHA national meeting in June 2004.

Dr. Ralph P. Cunningham, ’72, Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on coauthoring an article entitled “International Outreach Programs: Charity, Education, or Both?” for the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Cunningham’s coauthors included Dr. Ivy Peltz, ’83, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science; Dr. William J. Maloney, ’92, Instructor in General Dentistry and Management Science; and Dr. Eric Studley, ’85, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science. Dr. Peltz is also the coauthor of an article entitled “Beauty Is a Joy Forever: The Benefits of Teaching Aesthetic Dentistry in a State-of-the-Art Aesthetic Center,” for the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Peltz’s coauthors included Dr. Cunningham; Dr. Denise Estafan; and Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science.

Dr. Nancy J. Dougherty, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry.

Dr. Denise J. Estafan, Associate Professor and Director of Aesthetics in the Department of General Dentistry and Management Science and of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, on coauthoring an article entitled “Eliminating Microleakage from the Composite Resin System,” for General Dentistry.

Ms. Jill Fernandez-Wilson, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on coordinating NYUCD’s 11th consecutive participation in the Special Olympic Special Smiles (SOSS) Summer Metro Games in Riverbank State Park. A group of 78 volunteer students, residents, faculty, and alumni provided oral health screenings, education, and referrals to 274 athletes at the June 2004 event.

Ms. Winnie Furnari, Instructor in Dental Hygiene, will be among the 32 members of the New York City Medical Examiner’s Dental Identification Team who will be honored by the German Academy of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology in Mainz, Germany, in October 2004, for their contributions to forensic science through their work following the 2001 World Trade Center attacks. Also to be honored is Dr. James D. Hudson, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, and 17 NYUCD alumni: Dr. Kenneth Aschheim, ’81; Dr. Jeffrey R. Burkes, ’75; Dr. Kathleen Agoglia, ’87; Dr. Donald Aleksandravicius, ’77; Dr. Dorline Bosboom, ’81; Dr. Stephen Bove, ’75; Dr. Steven DeCrescenzo, ’83; Dr. John Demas, ’78; Dr. Henry Dondero, ’74; Dr. Howard Glazer, ’75; Dr. Mitchell Kirschbaum, ’74; Dr. Daniel Levitt, ’89; Dr. Richard Lewenson, ’72; Dr. Brian Margolis, ’88; Dr. Harvey Silverstein, ’75; Dr. Roy Sonkin, ’76; and Dr. Richard Weledniger, ’72.

Dr. David L. Glotzer, ’58, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, on coauthoring “Preparing for a Terrorist Event: A Scenario-Driven Approach,” for The New York State Dental Journal. Dr. Glotzer’s coauthors included Dr. Walter J. Psoter, ’79, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion; and Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Orthodontics and Director of Translational Research

Dr. Gary R. Goldstein, ’69, Professor of Prosthodontics, on being inducted as President of the American Prosthodontic Society and Vice President of the Academy of Prosthodontics, and on presenting the keynote address at the 2004 World Congress of Prosthodontics meeting in Delhi, India.

Dr. Neal G. Herman, ’72, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry, and on authoring an article entitled “Radiographic Oddities: Unusual Calcifications in the Dental Pulp,” for The New York State Dental Journal.

Ms. Angeilie Hyman, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Development and Alumni Programs, on being invited to present a paper entitled “Makeover Mania: The Makeover Reality Show and the Democratization of Beauty in the Media” at the 2004 Annual Conference of the New York State Communication Association.

Dr. Ziad Jalbout, Instructor in Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Gerard Tabourian, the 2003 Clinical Assistant Fellow in Implant Dentistry, on coediting a Glossary of Implant Dentistry, published jointly by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Dr. Arthur Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry, with the assistance of Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and Chairman of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Tracy E. Kamens, Director of the Faculty & Staff Development Center (FSDC), on earning her doctorate in education.

Dr. Harald A. B. Linke, Professor Emeritus of Basic Science (Microbiology), on coauthoring an article entitled “Microbiological Composition of Dental Plaque and Caries Experience in Minority Populations,” for the Deutsche Zahnarztliche Zeitschrift. Dr. Linke’s coauthors included: Dr. Esther O. Kuyinu ‘94, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Bolaji O. Ogundare, ’98, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. Mohammed M. Imam, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Leonard I. Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry and Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Ms. Eva M. Lupovici, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene and Director of the Dental Hygiene Clinic, on coauthoring an article entitled “Assessment of Postgraduate Periodontics and Dental Hygiene Programs Collaboration,” for the Journal of Dental Education. Professor Lupovici’s coauthors included Dr. Robert S. Schoor, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics; Ms. Cheryl M. Westphal, Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs and Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene; and Ms. Judith Kreismann, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Frederick G. More, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and of Pediatric Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled “Strategies for Student Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in Dental Schools, for the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Elliott Moskowitz, ’72, Clinical Professor of Orthodontics, on his appointment as Editor of The New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Denise C. Murphy, Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on coauthoring an article entitled “Impact of Underreporting on the Management of Occupational Bloodborne Exposures in a Dental Teaching Environment,” for the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Milton Palat, Associate Professor of Periodontics and Director of Predoctoral Periodontics, on presenting a lecture on periodontics and oral hygiene to members of the New York City Department of Design and Construction.

Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Orthodontics and Director of Translational Research, on authoring an article entitled “Informatics Challenges in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials,” for Advances in Dental Research.

Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, ’62, Professor and Chairman of the Quartararo Department of Endodontics and Associate Dean for Postgraduate Programs, on receiving the first annual Dr. George Feldman Award for Endodontic Excellence, presented by District II of the American Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Jonathan A. Ship, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Oral Medicine and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on his promotion to Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Ms. Lidia S. Simeonova, ’05, on being awarded an American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Student Research Fellowship, sponsored by Colgate, for her project entitled “Cell-cell Recognition and Sorting in an In vitro Multistage Carcinogenesis Model for Oral Cancer.”

Dr. David A. Sirois, Head of the Division of Reconstructive and Comprehensive Care and Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral Medicine, and Associate Professor and Acting Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Science and Urgent Care, on co-editing Nutrition and Oral Medicine, the first textbook of its kind (Humana Press, 2004). Dr. Sirois also coauthored an article entitled “Sensory Responses from Loading of Implants: A Pilot Study,” for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants.

Dr. Harold I. Sussman, ’42, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics, on receiving a patent for an implant guide arrangement, a device designed to enable dentists to place implants accurately and correctly in the jawbone.

Dr. Louis Terracio, Associate Dean for Research, on authoring an article entitled “Mechano-Electrical Properties of a Novel Collagen Tubular Scaffold Seeded with Neonatal Cardiomyocytes,” for Circulation.

Dr. Farhad Vahidi, Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, on his appointment as the Director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. Dr. Vahidi had been serving as Acting Director of the program for the past year.

Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics, on authoring articles entitled “Helping Patients Understand Oral Cancer” and “New Applications of Doxycycline Hyclate in Medicine and Dentistry,” for U.S. Pharmacist.