Spring 2005 Table of Contents
NYUCD In the News
The following is a sampling of recent media coverage of NYUCD:

The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, for an article on NYUCD's decision to renew its contract with Vital Source Technologies.

Time magazine featured an article on NYUCD Visiting Professor Dr. Gunther von Hagens' "Body Worlds" Exhibit at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The exhibit, now at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago through September 5, was also featured in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. In addition, Dr. von Hagens, inventor of plastination-- a process that produces amazingly durable anatomical specimens by replacing water and lipids in tissue with reactive polymers-- was featured on the History Channel. Dr. von Hagens is helping NYUCD faculty to develop the first non-dissection anatomy curriculum to use plastinated specimens exclusively.

U.S. News and World Report interviewed Dr. Steven Chu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry, on the pros and cons of over-the-counter tooth whiteners.

The Los Angeles Times reported the findings of a study linking caries bacteria and preterm low birth weight led by Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Research. The story also ran in Newsday, WebMD, and Discovery Health; on the Web sites of Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, CNNMoney, Excite, IVillage, Health News Digest, and Med Page Today; and in Science Daily, Health Day, HealthScout, Registered Dental Hygienist, Nursing Homes Long Term Care Management, Baby Center, Modern Mom, Building Better Health, News-Medical.net (Australia), Medical News Today and Derby Evening Telegraph (UK), and HON News (Switzerland).

ABC 7 Eyewitness News meteorologist Sam Champion interviewed Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Chairman of the Oral Cancer Consortium, during a live broadcast in April to promote the annual Oral Cancer Consortium free screening day.

Reuters reported results of a study conducted by Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion Dr. Stefanie Russell, who found that women who had more children were more likely to have missing teeth, periodontal disease, and untreated cavities. The news also appeared in Science Daily, WebMD, Women's Financial Network Online, Industry Watch, Lycos Finance, Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management, and ICMA Retirement Corporation Vantage Link.

WebMD interviewed Dr. Warren Scherer, Professor and Chairman of the Department of General Dentistry and Management Science, for a story on what to do if you have a weekend dental emergency. Dr. Scherer was also interviewed by Woman's World for a story on how to maintain a healthy smile.

ADA News reported on the new alliance between NYU's Division of Nursing and the College of Dentistry.

ADA News also reported that the NIH awarded a $26.7 million grant to NYUCD to establish a regional "practice-based" research network based in dentists' offices. The news also appeared in Crain's New York Health Pulse.

ADA News ran an additional story on NYUCD as the first dental school in the United States to implement a mandatory four-year curriculum in terrorism preparedness.

Consumer Reports on Health published an article on the importance of early detection of oral cancer by Dr. A. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of Special Patient Care and Hospital Dentistry.

Woman's Day ("Jaw Pain: Could You Have TMJ?") and Town & Country Weddings ("Jawbreaker") featured articles on Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine Dr. Michael L. Gelb's work in the area of temporomandibular joint disorder.

Health & Medicine Week reported on FDA approval of the LaserLok™ implant developed by Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics Dr. John Ricci.

Gotham featured Dr. Irwin Smigel, '50, Dr. Larry Rosenthal, '72, and Dr. Marc Lowenberg, '72, in an article on aesthetic dentistry.

Current Health 2 ran an article about a study led by Dr. Kenneth L. Allen, Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, which found that CDs and chewing gum may help students master dental anatomy.

CBS MarketWatch reported that NYUCD signed a six-year contract renewal with Vital Source Technologies, which provides NYUCD's mandatory digital curriculum.

Haitian Times reported on the Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental van unit's visit to Flatbush, Brooklyn, for a children's health fair.

Natural Health quoted Dr. Andrew Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, in an article on preventing bad breath.

The Schenectady, New York, Sunday Gazette quoted Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Research, in an article on the importance of oral health care for pregnant women.

CBS Weekend, Anderson Cooper 360, and Fox 5 TV all broadcast interviews with Dr. Michael Gelb, Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine, about his new approaches to treating snoring and sleep apnea.