Nexus - Spring 1999 Issue     

Applause! Applause! Faculty, Student, and Staff News


Congratulations to

Dr. Katte Anilesh, clinical assistant professor of CCAPA, on becoming a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Lawrence E. Brecht, '85, clinical associate professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (prosthodontics), on completing a term as president of the American College of Prosthodontics -- New York Section.
Dr. Edward P. Epstein, clinical professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillofacial surgery), on his appointment as professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and postgraduate anatomy at the Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Bert D. Gaster, '50, associate professor of CCAPA and restorative and prosthodontic sciences (prosthodontics) and module director, on receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award of the NYUCD Alumni Association.
Nancy Jun, Class of 2001, on receiving the New York Volunteer Recognition Award for her participation in the Colgate-Palmolive "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" inner-city oral health improvement program.
Dr. Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher, professor of basic sciences (cell biology) on receiving the 1998 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award given by New York University in recognition of teaching excellence.
Ilsa Klinghoffer, administrative director of the Community Outreach division of the Office of Clinical Affairs, on receiving an NYU Community Service Project Grant for "Senior Smile Day," an annual NYUCD event.
Dr. Denise C. Murphy, clinical associate professor of CCAPA and editor of Ergonomics and the Dental Care Worker, on being invited to sit on a national task force sponsored by the NIOSH/CDC (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control) to study "Musculoskeletal Injuries and Disorders."
Dr. Alfred H. Schwartz, '47, clinical associate professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillofacial surgery), on his induction into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.
Vera Tang, Class of 2000, on receiving the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Award of Excellence. Added kudos to Vera on her appointment as Region 2 Trustee of the ASDA and as the ASDA representative to the Board of Governors of the Dental Society of the State of New York.
Dr. Heleni Vastardis, assistant professor of basic sciences (oral medicine and pathology) and growth and developmental sciences (orthodontics), on receiving the Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for her project entitled "Molecular Genetic Studies of Hypodontia."
Cheryl Westphal on her promotion to assistant dean for allied health programs. A clinical associate professor of dental hygiene and director of the Dental Hygiene Program, Cheryl was formerly assistant to the dean for allied health.

On the Publishing Front
Dr. Stanley J. Antonoff, '57, clinical professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (prosthodontics) and director of the Learning Disability Program, on coauthoring a pamphlet entitled Justice for All for the International Dyslexia Association.
Dr. Ronald Craig, associate professor and acting chairman of periodontics, has authored an article entitled "Cementum Versus Bone: An Experimental Perspective" for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America and "A Chemically Modified Tetracycline Inhibits Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Depression of Skin Collagen Synthesis and Steady-State Type I Procollagen mRNA" for Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta (BBA).
Catagy Erakin, Class of 1999, past president of the NYU Turkish Student Association and vice president of the Student Research Group, on coauthoring an abstract entitled "Microleakage of Class V Restorations for Two Componer Systems."
Dr. Denise J. Estafan, assistant professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (prosthodontics), on coauthoring an article entitled "Clinical Effectiveness of a Class V Flowable Composite Resin System" for Compendium. Dr. Estafan's coauthors were Dr. Allan Schulman, professor and associate head of restorative and prosthodontic sciences, and Dr. John Calamia, professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (operative dentistry).
Dr. Alvin I. Orlian, '53, clinical professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillofacial surgery) has authored an article entitled "Multiple Bilateral Sialoliths of the Submandibular Ducts" for The New York State Dental Journal. His coauthors included Dr. Jeff Golub, clinical assistant professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (dental materials science).
Dr. Warren I. Scherer, '63, associate professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (operative dentistry), has coauthored articles entitled "Bleaching Non-Vital Teeth" (with Dr. Jerrold Gultz, assistant professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences [operative dentistry] and Dr. James Kaim, professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences and director of operative dentistry) for Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice and "Clinical Efficacy of an Herbal Toothpaste" (with Dr. Denise J. Estafan, assistant professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences [prosthodontics], and Dr. Gultz and Dr. Kaim) for The Journal of Clinical Dentistry.
Dr. Stuart Super, associate professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillofacial surgery) and director of the Dr. Stuart and Tibby Super Center for Dento-Facial Deformities and Corrective Jaw Surgery, recently authored a chapter entitled "Treatment of the Malformed Face with Orthognathic Surgery" for an Italian textbook.

On the Lecture Circuit
Dr. Patrick O. Bamgboye, '98, assistant research scientist, on presenting a lecture entitled "Factors Associated with Destructive Periodontal Disease in African-, Asiatic-, and Hispanic-Americans in New York City" at the Regional Research Centers on Minority Oral Health Conference sponsored by the NIDCR.
Jill Fernandez-Wilson, clinical assistant professor of growth and developmental sciences (pediatric dentistry) and director of Pediatric Outreach, spoke at the annual meeting of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry on "A Pediatric Oral Health Care Component of a Managed Care Program." She is also implementing a demonstration project funded by the Gerber Foundation to train nondental health professionals to promote infant oral health education.
Dr. Herbert H. Frommer, professor of basic sciences (oral medicine and pathology) and director of radiology, spoke on "Digital Radiography" at the 1998 Greater New York Dental Meeting. Dr. Frommer also spoke on "Differential Diagnosis of Bone Lesions" at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in March 1999.
Dr. Neal G. Herman, '72, clinical associate professor of growth and developmental science (pediatric dentistry), recently spoke about "Oral Disease Trends and Oral Health Care for Children in the United States" at the University of Copenhagen School of Dentistry and on "What's New in Pediatric Dentistry?" at the 53rd Indian Dental Association Conference in Bangalore. Dr. Herman also gave the keynote address at the 20th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry in Bombay.
Eva M. Lupovici, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene and director of the Dental Hygiene Clinic, spoke on "Dental Hygiene Treatment of Patients with Dental Implants" at the 14th International Symposium on Dental Hygiene.
Dr. Moses P. Snead, clinical associate professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillofacial surgery), was honored at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Colgate-Palmolive "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" program for his commitment to improving the oral health of children in their communities.
Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, associate professor of basic sciences (oral medicine and pathology) and acting head of the Division of Basic Sciences, presented several international lectures during the past year: "The Peripheral Mechanisms of Bitter Taste" in Sienna, Italy, and "Bitter Taste of Caffeine Is CGMP-Mediated" in Rehovot, Israel, and Homburg, Germany. Dr. Spielman also spoke about preventing bad breath on the Morning Show with Spike and Sarah, a popular radio program broadcast throughout the Detroit area. Recent publications include an article entitled "Gustducin and Its Role in Taste" and "What's in a Name?" for The Journal of Dental Research; "Identification and Immunohistochemical Localization of Protein Precursors to Human Axillary Odors in Apocrine Glands and Secretions" for Archives of Dermatology; and "Chemosensory Function and Dysfunction" for Critical Review of Oral Biology in Medicine.