Spring 2005 Table of Contents
     
Applause, Applause
Celebrating Our Community
 

American Board of Endodontics Secretary Dr. Bill Schindler welcomes new Diplomate Dr. H. Lee Adamo.

 

 

 
Dr. Peter Babick

 

 


Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz

 

 


Dr. David L. Glotzer

 

 


Dr. Edward B. Goldin

 

 


Dr. Leila Jahangiri

 

 


Dr. Maureen McAndrew

 

 


Dr. Dougles E. Morse

 


Dr. Ivy D. Peltz

 


Dr. Robert S. Schoor

 


Ms. Janice Telford

 


Dr. Michael D. Turner

 


Ms. Diva Puerta, '06, Vice President of the NYUCD Hispanic Student Dental Association, and Dr. Hugo Acosta-Garcia, a second-year postgraduate prosthodontics specialty program student, do the merengue at the spring talent show.

 


Patrick Dermesropian (left), President of the Armenian Student Dental Association and Pouria Maleki, Secretary of the Persian Student Dental Association, display their cultural pride at Diversity Night, an annual event hosted by NYUCD's Student Council.

Diversity Night provides a forum for participants from over a dozen student cultural organizations to share their customs and traditions. Hispanic, Armenian, Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Persian, Italian, and Hellenic student association members participated in the event.

Congratulations to:

Dr. H. Lee Adamo, Clinical Associate Professor of Endodontics, on becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Dr. Michael C. Alfano
, Dean of NYUCD, on presenting the keynote address, "Reform of Dental Education," at a joint meeting of the Council of Sections and Faculties of ADEA; on his selection by AADR to present testimony to Congress in support of increased funding for NIDCR; on his election as President of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association; and on being named Chair of the Administrative Board of the ADEA Council of Deans. Dean Alfano was also appointed to the Advisory Board to NOVA Southeastern College of Dentistry, the ADEA Commission for Change and Innovation in Dental Education, the Association of Academic Health Centers Advisory Committee on Health Professions Workforce Shortages, and the ADA Foundation's Planning Committee for the National Campaign for Dental Education. In addition, with Dr. Dianne Rekow, Chair of NYUCD's Bioterrorism and Catastrophe Response Task Force, Dean Alfano copresented a full-day course to the Valley Forge Dental Society on "Catastrophe Preparedness."

Dr. Rashmi V. Ambewadikar
, '05, on authoring an article entitled "Cosmetic Dentists Take Over Manhattan," for Mouth.

Dr. Peter Babick, '91 DDS and Advanced Education Program in Endodontics, '96, Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics, on becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Added kudos to Dr. Babick on presenting a lecture entitled "Wake Up and Smell the Prognosis: Maximizing Endodontic Treatment Success," at a meeting of the New York County Dental Society.

Dr. Erica E. Barba, '05, on authoring an article entitled "Lessons From an International Dental Outreach," for Woman Dentist Journal.

Dr. Gerald M. Barrack, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "Recent Advances in Etched Cast Restorations," for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Mitchell J. Bloom, '97, Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics and of Implant Dentistry, on receiving a special citation for his contributions to the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Timothy G. Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, on the use of his three-dimensional micrograph of a mouse embryo for the cover of Microscopy and Analysis.

Dr. John R. Calamia, Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled "Etched Porcelain Laminate Restorations: A 20-Year Retrospective -- Part I," for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Stephen J. Chu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring a book entitled Fundamentals of Color: Shade Matching and Communication in Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Ronald G. Craig, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Periodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Effect of Enamel Matrix Proteins on the Phenotype Expression of Periodontal Ligament Cells Cultured on Dental Materials," for the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Dr. Craig's coauthors included Dr. Miho Inoue, Visiting Research Scientist; Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Leonard I. Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry and Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics; Dr. Claudia Hoffman, Postgraduate Program in Periodontics, '03; Dr. Kara Diamond, PG/Perio '03; and Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, '70, Professor and Chairman of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics. Dr. Craig also coauthored an article entitled "Effect of Enamel Matrix Proteins on the Periodontal Connective Tissue -- Material Interface After Wound Healing" for the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, with Dr. Sathya Kallur, Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics and of Implant Dentistry; Dr. Inoue; Dr. LeGeros; and Dr. Rosenberg.

Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of Public Health & Health Promotion, on receiving the University of Puerto Rico's Outstanding Alumni Award.

Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Research, on coauthoring an article entitled "Periodontal Disease and Prematurity Among Non-Smoking Sri Lankan Women," for the Journal of Dental Research.

Dr. Ashraf Estafan, DDS '00 and Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics, '04, on coauthoring an article entitled "In Vivo Correlation of Noncarious Cervical Lesions and Occlusal Wear," for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Estafan's coauthors included Dr. Peter C. Furnari, Jr., '63, Clinical Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science; Dr. Gary R. Goldstein, '69, Professor of Prosthodontics; and Dr. Eugene L. Hittelman, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Ms. Jill B. Fernandez-Wilson, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on receiving a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Unit Commendation for oral health services provided to remote Native Alaskan villagers; and on presenting a "Train the Trainer" program to oral health providers for the Special Olympics New York.

Dr. Kenneth E. Fleisher, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on coauthoring an article entitled "Severe Corneal Edema After Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction: Report of a Case," for the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Fleisher's coauthors included Dr. David L. Hirsch, '99, a Teaching Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Robert S. Glickman, Professor and Chair of the Dr. Anthony S. Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Stuart J. Froum, '70, Clinical Professor of Implant Dentistry, on receiving the Ralph V. McKinney Jr. Annual Award in Basic and Clinical Research presented by Implant Dentistry, the journal of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Chandurpal P. Gehani, Clinical Associate Professor of Endodontics and Executive Director of the Indian Dental Association U.S.A., on being quoted in an NYSDA News article about diversity in the dental profession.

Dr. Donald B. Giddon, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and former Dean of NYUCD, on presenting a lecture at the New York Rotary Club promoting the use of "oral physicians" in recognition of their expanding role in health care.

Dr. David L. Glotzer, '58, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Emergency Preparedness in the Private Dental Office," for the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Glotzer's coauthors included Dr. Walter J. Psoter, '79, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, and Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Orthodontics and Chair of NYUCD's Bioterrorism and Catastrophe Response Task Force.

Dr. Edward B. Goldin, Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics,'04, on coauthoring an article entitled "Marginal Fit of Leucite-Glass Pressable Ceramic Restorations and Ceramic Pressed-to-Metal Restorations," for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Goldin's coauthors included Dr. Norman W. Boyd III, PG/Prosthodontics, '04; Dr. Gary R. Goldstein, '69, Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Eugene L. Hittelman, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; and Dr. Van P. Thompson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Dr. Anderson T. Huang, DDS '90 and Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics, '95, Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "Management of Tongue Disposition for Post-Orthodontic Patients," for the Italian Journal of Orthodontics.

Dr. Leila Jahangiri, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Dr. Louis Blatterfein Department of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Venture into Dentures" for Dental Economics and Registered Dental Hygienist with Dr. Ashok Soni, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Dr. Louis Blatterfein Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Jahangiri also coauthored an article entitled "Assessment of Sensitivity and Specificity of Clinical Evaluation of Cast Restoration Marginal Accuracy Compared to Stereomicroscopy," for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Her coauthors included Dr. Eugene L. Hittelman, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Barbara B. Jurim, '05, on receiving an award for outstanding performance and professionalism from the New York Section of the American College of Dentists. The award is presented to the top graduating senior at each of the New York-area dental schools.

Dr. Ronald Katz, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, on coauthoring an article entitled "Activation of Platelet-Rich Plasma Using Thrombin Receptor Agonist Peptide," for the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. A. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of Special Patient Care and Hospital Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled "Early Detection Foils a Silent Killer," for Consumer Reports on Health.

Mr. Jason J. Kim, Instructor in General Dentistry and Management Science, on coauthoring an article entitled "Restorative Space Management: Treatment Planning and Clinical Considerations for Insufficient Space," for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry. Mr. Kim's coauthors included Dr. Stephen J. Chu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry, and Dr. George Cisneros, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics.

Dr. Maureen McAndrew, '83, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on earning a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York, and on receiving Baruch's Mary and Abraham Beame graduate scholarship for academic achievement for the past three years. Dr. McAndrew also coauthored an article entitled "NYU Initiative Aims at Compassionate Education" for NYSDA News, which described how NYUCD students apply academic skills to real-life situations in a "service learning" program at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. Her coauthor was Dr. Jan M. Levy, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science.

Dr. Craig M. Misch, Clinical Associate Professor of Implant Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled "Immediate Loading of Definitive Implants in the Edentulous Mandible Using a Fixed Provisional Prosthesis: The Denture Conversion Technique," for the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Douglas E. Morse, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Sociodemographic Risk Indicators for Depressive Symptoms Among Persons with Oral Cancer or Oral Epithelial Dysplasia," for the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Morse's coauthors included Dr. Walter J. Psoter, '79, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Elliott M. Moskowitz, '72, Clinical Professor of Orthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "Consultations in the 'Real World,'" for the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Denise C. Murphy
, Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on authoring an article entitled "Dental School Preparedness for Catastrophe" for NUTRIX, the publication of the Greater New York Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

Mr. Eric L. Niver, '07, for being selected to receive the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Award of Excellence in recognition of his extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership in furthering organized dentistry.

Dr. Ivy D. Peltz, '83, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on receiving a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York, and on graduating from the ADEA Leadership Institute. Dr. Peltz also coauthored "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. Ralph P. Cunningham, '72, Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science; Dr. Denise J. Estafan, Associate Professor and Director of Aesthetics in the Department of General Dentistry and Management Science; and Dr. Maureen McAndrew, '83, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science.

Dr. Joan A. Phelan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Pathology, on coauthoring an article entitled "Dental Caries in HIV-Seropositive Women," for the Journal of Dental Research. Dr. Phelan's coauthors included Dr. Evelyn A. Nelson, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science and of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Miriam R. Robbins, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, on presenting an oral health workshop as part of the Gay Mens' Health Crisis "Ask the Doctor" series.

Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, Professor and Chair of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, on being re-elected as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics.

Dr. Robert S. Schoor, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, on his appointment to New York City Community Board 6.

Dr. Yehoshua Shapira, a Visiting Professor of Orthodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Unusual Intraosseous Transmigration of a Palatally Impacted Canine," for the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Shapira's coauthor was Dr. Mladen M. Kuftinec, Professor of Orthodontics and Director of the International Program in Orthodontics.

Dr. Jonathan A. Ship, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Oral Medicine, Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on being elected President of the American Board of Oral Medicine and on authoring an editorial entitled "Oral Health in the Elderly-- What's Missing?" for Oral Surgery, Medicine & Pathology.

Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, '72, Professor and Chair of the Dr. Arthur Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry, on receiving the inaugural Morton L. Perel Annual Award for Dental Implant Educators presented by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Ms. Janice Telford, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, on earning a Master's degree in Education from NYU's Steinhardt School of Education.

Dr. Michael D. Turner, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on coauthoring an article entitled "Use of Recombinant Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitor in Hereditary Angioedema: A Case Report and Review of the Management of the Disorder," for the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics, on authoring an article entitled "Guide to Fluoride Use," for U.S. Pharmacist.

Dr. Howard A. Weiner, '75, Clinical Associate Professor of Endodontics, on becoming President of the Nassau County Dental Society.