Fall/Winter 2005 Table of Contents
     
Celebrating Our Community
Congratulations to:
 

Ms. Christine Calamia, with her father, Dr. John R. Calamia, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.















Ms. Rashida Cheatham with Assemblywoman Clark at the right.















Mr. Harpreet Dhillon, at left, with Executive Associate Dean Richard Vogel.















Above right: Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg















Dr. Elliott M. Moskowitz















From left: Dr. Ivy D. Peltz and Dr. Kalman Einbender















Above center: Dr. Pradip R. Shetye















Dr. Jonathan A. Ship















Dr. Andrew I. Spielman















Dr. Cristina Teixeira
Dr. Michael C. Alfano, Dean of NYUCD, on receiving the 2005 Maes-MacInnes Award presented by the NYU College of Nursing, in recognition of "an outstanding contribution (the partnership between dentistry and nursing at NYU), which has made a singular impact on the nursing profession." In addition, Dean Alfano was quoted extensively on "The Crisis in Dental Education" in the inaugural issue of Inside Dentistry, and his portrait was featured on the cover of The Seattle Study Club Journal, which published a tribute to him, stating that "Dean Alfano epitomizes the strength, innovation and creativity needed in a Dean leading a dental school in the 21st century." Dean Alfano also chaired the Annual Meeting of the Council of Deans in November, where the theme of dental education reform was discussed; he gave the keynote address at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry faculty retreat; he lectured at the Annual Meeting of the Dental Trade Alliance; and he was recognized by the Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association as a leader in founding the Oral Cancer Consortium in 1999.

Dr. David J. Ahearn, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on authoring an article entitled "Creating the High Performance Dental Practice," for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Kenneth L. Allen, ’73, Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on coauthoring an article entitled "Removing Carious Dentin Using a Polymer Instrument Without Anesthesia Versus a Carbide Bur With Anesthesia," for the Journal of the American Dental Association. His coauthors included Dr. Teresita Salgado, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Van P. Thompson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Dr. Rashmi V. Ambewadikar, ’05, and Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, ’07, on being awarded the New York State Dental Association’s Student Leadership Award.

Ms. Su-Yan L. Barrow, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "The Digital Dental Office" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Added kudos to Professor Barrow on presenting a periodontal review course and clinical training program to the dental auxiliary of the Barbados Ministry of Health and on presenting two lectures at a meeting of the Dental Hygiene Association of Italy.

Ms. Christine Calamia, ‘07, on presenting a poster entitled "The Effects of Different Testing Rates on Microtensile Testing" at the ADA Annual Session in October as part of the ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Program.

Ms. Rashida Cheatham, ’09, on being selected as the first recipient of NYUCD’s Barbara M. Clark New York State Legislative Scholarship, which aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in dentistry.

Dr. Rosalynn Y. Crawford, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on being selected to join the 2005 ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership Class. The Institute is a three-part program designed to enhance leadership skills of dentists who belong to racial, ethnic and/or gender backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles. Dr. Crawford was one of 12 applicants selected from a national pool of 72.

Mr. Harpreet Dhillon, ’06, on receiving the Pierre Fauchard Academy Student Scholarship Award in recognition of leadership and accomplishment in dental school.

Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, ’84, Director of Dental Informatics and Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, has been named a Fellow by the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. ELAM is the only in-depth national program that prepares senior women faculty for leadership at academic health centers. The one-year ELAM curriculum combines traditional MBA training in issues and strategies pertinent to academic health management with personal and professional development focused on leadership, career advancement, communication, and the use of new information/learning technologies. Dr. Eisenberg is one of only 45 senior women faculty from U.S. medical and dental schools to be selected for the 2005-06 program.

Dr. Dionne Finlay, ’04, and Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, ‘06, on being quoted by the Jersey Journal in an article about the annual NYUCD outreach mission to Jamaica, which she helps to organize.

Dr. Herbert H. Frommer, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and Director of Radiology, on the publication of the eighth edition of Radiology for the Dental Professional, which he coauthored with Ms. Jeanine J. Stabulas-Savage, Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine.

Dr. Stuart J. Froum, ’70, Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "The Use of a Mineralized Allograft for Sinus Augmentation: An Interim Histological Case Report from a Prospective Clinical Study," for Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. His coauthors included Dr. Sang Choon Cho, ’03, and Advanced Program in Implant Dentistry for International Dentists, ’97, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry; Dr. Ziad Jalbout, ’03, Instructor in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry; Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, ’72, Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry; and Dr. Stephen S. Wallace, ’67, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Stanley Gersch, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, on being honored by the American Association of Orthodontists as one of the top 100 Invisalign providers in North America.

Dr. Donald B. Giddon, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on being honored with the naming of the Professor Donald B. Giddon Behavioral Science Research Area and Conference Room at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of International Research Collaboration, on coauthoring an article entitled "Mode of Delivery and Other Maternal Factors Influence the Acquisition of Streptococcus mutans in Infants" for the Journal of Dental Research. Her coauthors included Dr. Page W. Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the Master of Science Program in Clinical Research.

Dr. William J. Maloney, ’92, Instructor in Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on authoring an article entitled "Overseas Dentistry," for the New York State Dental Association News.

Mr. Glenn A. Marrus, Assistant Dean for Quality Assurance, on moderating a session on "Bioterrorism - Dentistry’s Response" at the 2005 annual meeting of the Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures.

Dr. Marjan Moghadam,’02, and Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, ’06, on coauthoring an article with Dr. Bijan Moghadam, Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, entitled "A Simplified Technique for Making an Interocclusal Record in Fixed Prosthodontics" for the New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Frederick G. More, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Collaboration Between Dietetics and Dentistry: Dietetic Internship in Pediatric Dentistry," for Topics in Clinical Nutrition. Dr. More’s coauthors included Ms. Emilie Godfrey, Administrator of the Oral Cancer RAAHP Center, and Dr. Rima Bachiman Sehl, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Elliott M. Moskowitz, ’72, Clinical Professor of Orthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "The Unilateral Posterior Functional Crossbite: An Opportunity to Restore Form and Function," for the New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Ana M. Munoz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "Correction of a Class II Deep Overbite Skeletal and Dental Asymmetric Malocclusion in an Adult Patient" for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Daniel Nejat, Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, ’06, on coauthoring an article entitled "Periodontal Inflammation: The Oral-Body Health Connection," for a continuing education course presented by the Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology. Dr. Richard Nejat, ’97, Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry, was a coauthor.

Dr. Ivy D. Peltz, ’83, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on becoming a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Peltz was sponsored for fellowship by Dr. Kalman Einbender. Dr. Peltz also presented a poster entitled "Comparative Study of Four At-Home Tooth Whitening Products" at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. The poster was coauthored by Dr. Eric S. Studley, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Dr. Evelyn A. Nelson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; Dr. Andrew B. Schenkel, Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry; Dr. Arnold Rosenstock, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; and Dr. Jay W. Schwarz, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Miriam R. Robbins, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, on presenting a lecture on "Oral Health Care for the HIV/AIDS Patient," at Housing Works, an organization that provides services to clients who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Tamar M. Roz, a continuing education student in the 2005-06 course, "Full-Mouth Rehabilitation: Conventional and Implant Prosthodontics," on coauthoring "Spontaneous Dissection of the Internal Carotid Artery Manifesting as Pain in an Endodontically treated Molar" for the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Deepak Saxena, Adjunct Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, on coauthoring an article entitled "Identification of Unique Bacterial Gene Segments from Streptococcus mutans with Potential Relevance to Dental Caries by Subtraction DNA Hybridization," for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Saxena’s coauthors were Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of International Research Collaboration, and Dr. Page W. Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Pradip R. Shetye, ‘07, on receiving the Joseph E. Johnson Award for Clinical Excellence in Orthodontics for his table clinic presentation, "Nasoalveolar Molding in Infants Born with Clefts of the Lip, Alveolus and Palate," at the 2005 annual session of the American Association of Orthodontists. The presentation’s coauthors included Dr. Barry Grayson, Clinical Professor of Orthodontics, and Dr. Lawrence E. Brecht, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Jonathan A. Ship, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on being quoted in a Lancet Oncology article on xerostomia in cancer patients. Dr. Ship was also featured in an ADAA News article on the NIH-funded Practice-Based Research Networks. Dr. Ship is the Chair of the NYU PEARL (Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning) Network, which was funded last April with a $26.7 million, seven-year grant from the NIDCR.

Dr. David A. Sirois, Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, on being appointed to the Dental Advisory Board of Zila Pharmaceuticals and on being elected President of the Board of Directors of the International Pemphigus Foundation. Dr. Sirois, who has been on the Foundation’s medical advisory board for the past four years, is one of only two dentists in leadership positions with this organization.

Dr. Michael Spink, a resident in the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on coauthoring an article entitled "Clinical Implications of Cyclo-oxygenase-2 Inhibitors for Acute Pain Dental Management: Benefits and Risks" for the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Spink’s coauthors included Dr. Saul Bahn, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Robert S. Glickman, Professor and Chairman of the Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, on coauthoring an article entitled "Dentistry, Nursing and Medicine: A Comparison of Core Competencies," for the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. Spielman’s coauthors included Dr. Terry Fulmer, Dean of the College of Nursing; Dr. Elise Eisenberg, Director of Dental Informatics; and Dr. Michael C. Alfano, Dean of NYUCD.

Dr. Silvia Spivakovsky, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, on authoring an article entitled "Diagnosis and Management of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis and Recurrent Oral Herpes" for the Journal of Practical Hygiene.

Dr. Christian F.J. Stappert, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Longevity and Failure Load of Ceramic Veneers with Different Preparation Designs After Exposure to Masticatory Simulation" for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, ’72, Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Interdental Papilla Length and the Perception of Aesthetics" for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry. His coauthors included Dr. George J. Cisneros, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics.

Dr. Cristina Teixeira, Assistant Professor of Orthodontics and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, on becoming a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics and on presenting a poster entitled "Nitric Oxide Synthases Regulate Maturation of Growth Plate Chondrocytes," at the Congress of the European Orthodontic Society. Added kudos to Dr. Teixeira on the inclusion of her timelapse video of cartilage cells undergoing apoptosis in the CD version of the book World of the Cell and on being featured in the newsletter of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontics.

Dr. Howard A. Weiner, Advanced Education Program in Endodontics, ’75, and Clinical Associate Professor of Endodontics, on his installation as President of the Nassau County Dental Society.