Fall 2004 Table of Contents
NYUCD in the News
A sampling of recent media coverage of NYUCD











ABC-7 Eyewitness News meteorologist Sam Champion interviewed Dr. Ross Kerr, Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of Special Patient Care and Hospital Dentistry, about a patient whose early stage oral cancer was identified during an oral cancer screening at NYUCD. The story was broadcast in conjunction with a series of ABC-7 announcements promoting the Oral Cancer Consortium’s annual free screening day at NYUCD and other area healthcare institutions.

ABC-7 also interviewed Dr. Andrew B. Schenkel, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry, about the Diagnodent® early caries detection system.

WNBC-TV Health and Science Editor Dr. Max Gomez interviewed Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Neal Herman about a partial denture made at NYUCD for an eight-year-old girl who was missing six of her baby teeth and was not developing her permanent teeth.

WNBC-TV also interviewed Dr. Robert S. Glickman, Professor and Chairman of the Dr. Anthony S. Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, about the dangers of tongue-splitting.

National Geographic Channel’s “Mummy Road Show” ran an acknowledgment of Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, citing his expertise in helping to determine that oral cancer may have contributed to the death of a 16th century monk – the mummy – whose remains were discovered in South America.

Telemundo broadcast an interview with Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of Public Health and Health Promotion, on the underrepresentation of Hispanics in dentistry.

FOX-TV interviewed Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion Dr. Stephanie Russell on tooth decay prevention.

The New Yorker reported Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science Dr. Kenneth L. Allen’s finding that chewing gum and CDs may help students master dental anatomy. The story also ran in The National Education Association’s publication, NEA Today, and in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Sun, and several other Canadian newspapers, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, and Edmonton Journal.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and Chairman of the Dr. Arthur Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry, in an article about poor aesthetic dental results.

Elle magazine featured Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. Larry Rosenthal, ‘72, in an article on aesthetic dentistry.

Woman’s World cited NYUCD in a story about fighting bad breath.

Dental Economics published an article describing NYUCD’s new partnership with The Levin Group, a leading U.S. practice management consulting firm (see related story). Registered Dental Hygienist also ran the story.

The Chicago Tribune quoted Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, in an article about the connection between dietary changes and human jaw evolution. The Sacramento Bee also ran the article.

Penthouse quoted Dr. Jeffrey Gurian, Clinical Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Science and Urgent Care, in an article about oral hygiene’s impact on sexual attractiveness.

HealthNewsDigest.com quoted Dr. Ngozi N. Etufugh, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in a feature on oral lichen planus. CNN Money also ran the story.

AGD Impact quoted Dean Alfano in an article describing how changes in dental education affect general dental practice.

ADA News reported on NYUCD’s commemoration of the 2004 Give Kids a Smile Day. The New York State Dental Journal also ran the story.

The New York State Dental Journal (NYSDJ) reported that Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, and Leonard I. Linkow, Professor of Implant Dentistry, received $2 million in NIH funding for osteopororis research. The NYSDJ also reported that Dr. John Evans, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYUCD and of Chemistry at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, has received three federal nanotechnology grants totaling $795,000.

The New York State Dental Journal also reported that NYUCD had received a $147,500 research infrastructure planning grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and had appointed Dr. Frederick A. Curro as Chief of Pharmacotherapeutic Research at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.

The New York Amsterdam News reported that NYUCD has established a four-year scholarship to increase minority representation in dentistry in the name of Gerald W. Deas, MD. The New York State Dental Journal also carried the story.

Black Issues in Higher Education and Latin Long Island reported that the NIDCR has awarded NYUCD a $100,000 grant to establish an intensive research training program for minority predoctoral dental students from NYU, Howard University, Tuskegee University, and the University of Puerto Rico.

Dallas-Forth Worth Doctor of Dentistry quoted Dean Alfano in an article about the importance of oral cancer screening and treatment.

The Villager ran a profile of Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Orthodontics and Director of Translational Research, which focused on her role in training dental and medical students, dentists, and other healthcare providers to play a role in national bioterrorism preparedness. The Villager also ran a story on street artist Tom Matt, who cited his painting of the exterior of NYUCD as one of his favorite pieces.