Spring 2005 Table of Contents
     
Update on International Alliances
 

Yihong Li, DDS, MPH, PhD, Director of International Research Collaboration
In the past two years, more than three dozen NYUCD faculty members have led collaborations with overseas colleagues. Below is a list of activities provided by faculty in four categories: Education (lecture engagements), Research, Faculty and Student Exchange Programs, and Faculty and Student Outreach Programs.

Education
International Collaborator Country Lecture Topic NYUCD Faculty
Brenner Institute, Vienna Austria Interactive self-ligation Mladen Kuftinec

Barbados Dental Association

Barbados

Infection control

Su-yan Barrow
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation Current dental technology and materials
Ministry of Health -- Dental Division Radiology review for dental auxiliaries
Peking University School
of Stomatology
China Early childhood caries
Nutrition, diet, and dental caries
Yihong Li
University of Zagreb
University of Rijeka
 Croatia  Orthodontics curriculum development  Mladen Kuftinec
School of Oral Health Care, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen Denmark NYUCD dental hygiene curriculum Su-yan Barrow
Cairo University Dental School
 Egypt

 Smile design

Denise Estafan

Technology for fabricating tooth-colored inlays,
onlays, and crowns
Denise Estafan
Dental caries: an infectious and transmissible infection Page Caufield
University of Heidelberg Germany

The diagnosis and treatment of skeletal transverse
discrepancies

Cristina Teixeira
Nitric oxide metabolism regulation of chondrocyte maturation and apoptosis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University of Athens
Greece

Orthodontics

Mladen Kuftinec

University of Athens Endodontics Paul Rosenberg
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University of Athens
Prosthodontics Farhad Vahidi
Gary Goldstein

University of Nijmagen

Holland

Orthodontics

Mladen Kuftinec

Academic Centre for Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program, University of Professional Education, Amsterdam Current dental technology and materials; NYUCD dental hygiene curriculum Su-yan Barrow
International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Maastricht Mandibular reconstruction prostheses Ken Kurtz
Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists New advances in tissue engineering for craniofacial repair Dianne Rekow
School of Dental Medicine, University of Tel Aviv Israel  Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
Unione Nazionale Igienisti Dentali (UNID) Italy The dental hygiene profession in the USA
Dental public health preventive programs in the USA
NYUCD dental hygiene curriculum
Su-yan Barrow
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma Tor Vergata    
University of Modena Medical & Dental School Hard tissue biology Racquel LeGeros
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma La Sapienza Biological consequences of clinical intervention Ken Kurtz
Group for Implant Research, Rome, in conjunction with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Advanced techniques and biological aspects in implantology John Ricci
Clinica Odontoiatrica, Universita di Milano Orthodontics/Implants Frank Celenza
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma Tor Vergata Cariology James Kaim
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma La Sapienza Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
Clinica Odontoiatrica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Implants Nicolas Elian
Sang-Choon Cho
International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Okinawa Japan Salvaging existing anatomical retention and rapid duplication of an existing nasal prosthesis Ken Kurtz
Kyungpook University Korea Implants Nicolas Elian
Sang-Choon Cho
Stuart Hirsch
Seoul National University
Dongkook University
Yonsei University
Marrakech and Casablanca Dental Schools Morocco Periodontics/Implants Farhad Vahidi
Kambiz Mohajer
Hassan II University of Dentistry Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
Frank Celenza
Makati Dental Society, Manila Phillippines Current concepts in advanced prosthodontic rehabilitation Ken Kurtz
Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicine Dentaria Portugal Clinical Dentistry Anthony Vernillo
Biological consequences of clinical interventions Ken Kurtz
Implants Nicholas Elian
Cariology Page Caufield
Faculdade de Ciencias da Saude da Universidade Fernando Pessoa Biological consequences of clinical interventions Ken Kurtz
Implants Nicholas Elian
Cariology Page Caufield
Ordem dos Medicos Dentistas Cariology Page Caufield
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico Rational approach to bioterrorism Dianne Rekow
King Saud University Saudi Arabia Implants Nicolas Elian
Stuart Hirsch
King Faisal Specialist Hospital
King Saud Military Hospital
Ministry of Health and Higher Education
University of Belgrade Serbia Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
University of Slovakia Slovakia Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
Universidad Internacional de Catalunya Spain      Dental caries: An infectious and transmissible infection Page Caufield
The Biannual European Endodontic Association Meeting in Barcelona Pain prevention strategies Paul Rosenberg
Universidad Europea de Madrid  Implants Nicolas Elian
Universidad Internacional de Catalunya Biomaterials   Christian Stappert   
Universidad Barcelona
Universidad Europea de Madrid
University of Stellenbosch  South Africa Prevention of HIV infection Anthony Vernillo
University of Witwaterstrand
Bangkok University Thailand Hard tissue biology Racquel LeGeros
Thammasat University
Mahidol University Endodontics Paul Rosenberg
Stuart Hirsch
University of Newcastle United Kingdom Gerontology Jonathan Ship

Research
International Collaborator Country Research Projects NYUCD Faculty
University of Buenos Aires Argentina Oral cancer among Hispanics Gustavo Cruz
Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, Sydney Australia Development and testing of LaserLok™ implant  John Ricci
University of Technology, Sydney Bone substitute materials Racqel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Ministry of Health
Bahamas Bahamas national oral health survey Walter Psoter
University of São Paulo, Bauru Brazil Engineering tissue response in scaffolds for bone regeneration Dianne Rekow
Performance of all-ceramic crowns
Polymer burs for selective caries removal
Van Thompson
Composites at Lake Louise Canada Performance of all-ceramic crowns Dianne Rekow
Composite materials Van Thompson
Sichuan University West China, School of Stomatology China Caries risk assessment: Efficacy of two novel diagnostic tests Yihong Li
Page Caufield
Shanghai Second Medical University, School of Stomatology Screening and functional analysis of a therapeutic target gene for oral squamous cell carcinoma Fang-An Chen
Ministry of Health Research Agency Costa Rica Epidemiology Walter Psoter
University of Bordeaux II France The role of BLC-2 family proteins in apoptosis Kathleen Kinnally
Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Nantes Calcium phosphate cement Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Haitian Health Foundation Haiti The effect of early childhood malnutrition on dental caries and tooth development Walter Psoter
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College India Smokeless tobacco oral pathology prevention and awareness network (STOP PAAN)   Ross Kerr 
King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
Tata Institute of Fundamental Studies Oral cancer screening Ananda Dasanayake
Amristar Insitute of Medical Sciences
University of Belfast Ireland Use of ozone to treat dental caries Jonathan Ship
Hebrew University Israel Mechanism of lingering taste Andrew Spielman
Weizmann Institute of Science Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry John Evans
University of Chieti School of Dentistry Italy Evaluation of calcium sulfate bone repair materials in animal models John Ricci
Okayama University Graduate School for Medicine and Dentistry Japan Induction of cementogenesis on endodontic material using an enamel matrix derived protein preparation (Emdoain®)  Ron Craig
Nagasaki University of Dentistry Composite bond strengths Ken Kurtz
Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine Colormetric analysis of porcelain fused to gold-coated titanium Ken Kurtz
Nihon University Dental School Implant surface modification Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Tsukuba Osteoporosis Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Tsukuba Kobe University, Kobe Amorphous calcium phosphate Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Ministry of Science and Education, Almaty Kazakhstan Amorphous calcium phosphate Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto Portugal Nitric oxide metabolism in the epiphyseal growth plate Cristina Teixeira
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico Periodontal disease and prematurity Ananda Dasanayake
Risk factors for oral epithelial dysplasia in Puerto Rico Douglas Morse
Dental survey of oral cancer-related KOP Gustavo Cruz
Oral health status of elderly Puerto Ricans
Oral health care in pregnant women
The effect of mentoring on tenure and vice versa Ralph Katz
Universidad de Extremadura Spain Dissection of the protein import channels of mitochondria; Mitochondrial apoptosis-induced channel Kathleen Kinnally
University of Peradeniya, Faculty of Dental Sciences  Sri Lanka Periodontal disease and prematurity Ananda Dasanayake
Base Hospital, Matale Oral cancer screening
Biora AB Malmo and the Karolinska Institute, Huddinge Sweden Induction of cementogenesis on endodontic material using an enamel matrix derived protein preparation (Emdoain®) Ron Craig
King's College United Kingdom Oral cancer screening Ananda Dasanayake
Leeds Dental Institute/University of Leeds School of Dentistry, England Smokeless tobacco and oral pathology in South Asian immigrants Gustavo Cruz
NIDCR-funded collaboration with Ivoclar (Lichtenstein), Nobel Biocare (Sweden), 3M ESPE AG (Germany), Vita Zhanfabrik (Germany); National Institute of Standards and Technology, Princeton University; University of Maryland; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; and Refractron (New York) Lichtenstein, Sweden, Germany, U.S. Damage initiation and propagation in ceramics Dianne Rekow
Van Thompson

Faculty and Student Exchange
International Collaborator Country Exchange Activities NYUCD Faculty
Federal University of Parana Brazil DDS/PhD candidates trained in NYUCD laboratory Kathleen Kinnally
Peking University School of Stomalogy  China Peking faculty members trained in molecular epidemiology of oral diseases at NYUCD Yihong Li 
NYUCD students visited dental clinics in Peking
Si-Chuan University of Technology  Dr. LeGeros served as a Visiting Professor Racquel LeGeros
Wuhan University of Technology
School of Oral Health Care, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen Denmark NYUCD hosted Danish dental hygiene students for a six-week international dental hygiene clinic program Su-yan Barrow
Kyushu University Dental School, Fukuoka Japan Dr. LeGeros served as Visiting Professor Racquel LeGeros
Universidad de Extremadura Spain Students trained in NYUCD laboratory; Dr. Kinnally visited Spain Kathleen Kinnally
University of A Coruña
Serrano Pharmaceutical Switzerland NYUCD laboratory training Kathleen Kinnally

Faculty and Student Outreach Programs
International Collaborator Country Outreach Programs NYUCD Faculty
Department of Health of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Public health outreach Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher
Municipality of Ruinas Copan Dental College, San Pedro Sula Honduras Student/faculty oral health outreach program Neal Herman
Department of Health of Jamaica Jamaica Public health outreach Ralph Cunningham
The University of Stellenbosch School of Oral Health Sciences South Africa and Tanzania Dental outreach programs/treatment and education Anthony Vernillo
University of the Western Cape Miracle Corners of the World

Neither an Earthquake Nor Machine Gun Fire Interrupts Progress of University of Haiti/NYUCD Research Alliance

Despite being on shaky ground as the result of an earthquake (4.3 on the Richter Scale) and under fire from fairly constant machine gun firings, the University of Haiti/NYUCD research alliance forges ahead.

On May 1, Dr. Walter Psoter, '79, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, led a team of 13 researchers from the University of Haiti and NYUCD to the remote southern peninsula around Jeremie, Haiti, for the field data collection phase of a three-year, $1.7 million NIH grant to study the effects of early childhood malnutrition on diseases and development of the permanent dentition.

While the team endured both the earthquake and the machine gun fire during the first weeks of calibration in Port-au-Prince, they nevertheless made progress and flew to the remote field site in the Jeremie area on schedule on May 13. They will remain in the area for the next three months to continue their data collection project.