Fall/Winter 2005 Table of Contents
     
NYUCD in the News
 

 
The following is a sampling of recent media coverage of NYUCD:

The New York Times Science section carried a story on NYUCD’s mandatory Emergency Preparedness Training curriculum entitled "Dentists Prepare to be on Front Line of Civil Defense." The story featured an interview with Dr. Dianne Rekow, Chair of NYUCD’s Bioterrorism and Catastrophe Response Task Force.

The New York Times Science section also reported results of a study led by Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, which suggested that some infants delivered by C-section may be at higher risk for developing cavities later in life. More than 100 other media outlets nationwide also reported results of the study, including Reuters, NBC-TV national affiliates, The Detroit Free Press, WFLD-TV and WMAQ-TV, Chicago; WCCO-TV, Minneapolis/St. Paul; and KWGN-TV, Denver.

NBC’s Today Show interviewed Dr. Kenneth L. Allen, Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, about a study he led that found that chewing gum and CDs may help students master dental anatomy. The Toledo Blade also reported on the study.

ABC7 Eyewitness News broadcast a series on oral health during the 2005 NYU, ABC7, Colgate Free Screening in September. The series included interviews with Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Professor and Chair of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry, on the benefits of single tooth implants; Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on the importance of oral health care for expectant mothers and their newborns and on dental IDs for children; and Dr. Daniel Malamud, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program, on using saliva as a diagnostic technique.

ABC7 Eyewitness News also broadcast a story on the merits of over-the-counter teeth-whitening products relative to whitening treatment in a dentist’s office. The story featured Dr. Denise Estafan, Director of Aesthetics and Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Reuters quoted Dr. Robert Glickman, Professor and Chair of the Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in an article on the health risks faced by young adults who have not had their third molars removed.

ABC7 Eyewitness News broadcast an interview with Dr. Glickman on the urgent need to treat pediatric tooth infections with swelling. The story was picked up by numerous other wire services and print outlets in the U.S. and overseas.

CBS Evening News interviewed NYUCD Visiting Professor Dr. Gunther von Hagens about his "Body Worlds" Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit was also featured in the Chicago Tribune Magazine, which noted that NYUCD is using Dr. von Hagens’ non-dissection, plastinated anatomy specimens to teach anatomy.

U.S. News & World Report featured Dr. Stephen Chu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, in an article on tooth whitening.

Consumers Digest interviewed Dean Alfano about recent implant technology for a feature article entitled "Major Advances in Dentistry." The article also included comments from Dr. Denise Estafan, Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Director of Aesthetics, on the CEREC (Ceramic Reconstruction) machine.

Forbes quoted Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, in an article entitled "Teeth While You Wait," about a new minimally invasive procedure developed by Nobel Biocare called "Teeth in an Hour," which allows dentists to replace several or all of a patient’s teeth in about an hour.

Forbes also reported that NYUCD is the first dental school in the U.S. to incorporate Epocrates and personal digital assistants (PDAs) into its curriculum. Marketwatch was among the other media outlets covering the story.

Discover Magazine interviewed Dr. Daniel Malamud, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program, on the biology of saliva and its use as a diagnostic technique. ScienCentral News, a partner of Discover, also interviewed Dr. Malamud on the subject and plans to air the interview on ABC-TV affiliates nationwide.

New York State Dental Journal reported that NYUCD received a $26.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a regional "practice-based" research network in dentists’ offices over the next seven years. Registered Dental Hygienist and Medical News Today also carried stories on the award.

New York State Dental Journal also reported the presentation of the NYU Irwin Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry to Dr. Gordon Christensen, founder and director of Practical Clinical Courses.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on NYUCD Visiting Professor Gunther von Hagens’ "Body Worlds" Exhibit at the Franklin Institute.

New York Jewish Week quoted Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, in an article about Tactile Technologies, an Israeli company developing disposable probes, scanning software, and robotic guides for instruments used in dental implant surgery.

Woman’s World quoted Dr. Warren Scherer, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, in an article on oral health tips.

The Jersey Journal reported on an annual trip overseas by NYUCD students and faculty to provide dental care to Jamaica’s underserved communities.

AGD Impact featured the LaserLok™ implant developed by Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics Dr. John Ricci. The story also appeared in Dental Products Report.

A Lancet Oncology article on xerostomia in cancer patients featured comments from Dr. Jonathan Ship, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.

Good Housekeeping quoted Dr. Robert Davidson, Associate Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, in a story on what to look for in selecting a toothbrush.

ADA News reported that NYU’s Division of Nursing has become a new College of Nursing within NYUCD. The story also appeared in Nursing Education Perspectives and the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association.

Singtao Daily Newspaper, a Chinese-language newspaper in New York, interviewed Dr. Fang-An Chen, Adjunct Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on his work in the area of immunotherapy.

Journal of the American Dental Association carried a story on NYUCD researchers’ finding of a link between C-section delivery and a higher risk of cavities in newborns.

ABC TV network affiliates in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, and Austin featured an interview with Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, on X ray fluorescence technology.

View, a quarterly news magazine published by TIAA-CREF, ran a feature-length interview with Dr. Terry Fulmer, Dean of the College of Nursing, on protecting yourself and your loved ones from elder mistreatment.

Health and Medicine Week reported results of a study led by Dr. Joan Phelan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, which found that antiretroviral therapy doesn’t increase risk of dental caries in HIV-positive women. Biotech Week also reported Dr. Phelan’s findings.

New York Daily News reported the establishment of the Barbara M. Clark New York State Legislative Scholarship, which aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in dentistry.

New York Daily News also reported on a visit by the Smiling Faces, Going Places dental van to a school in Astoria, Queens. The Queens Gazette and Nursing Homes Long Term Care Management also reported the van’s visit.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the MS Program in Clinical Research, about a study he led that found a link between caries bacteria and preterm low birth-weight babies. Reports on the study also appeared in a dozen other media outlets, including Elle, AGD Impact, Family Practice News, Preemie Magazine and OB GYN News.

Fine Living cable television network interviewed Dr. Ron Craig, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, on the relationship between gingivitis and heart disease for its "Wall Street Journal Weekend" program.

Self interviewed Professor Cheryl Westphal, Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs, for an article on how to select a toothbrush.

New York Resident interviewed Dr. Denise Estafan, Director of Aesthetics, for an article on advances in aesthetic dentistry.

WOR Radio interviewed Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on the topic, "Can bottled water cause cavities?"

Health & Medicine Week announced the alliance between NYUCD and Epocrates, Inc., a medical information company.

American Baby Magazine reported the findings of a study by Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion Stefanie Russell that showed a link between pregnancy and tooth loss.