Spring 2006 Table of Contents
     
NYUCD in the News
 




























ABC-7 Eyewitness News promoted NYUCD's first Oral Cancer Walk and the annual Oral Cancer Consortium free screenings in April with multiple features on oral cancer awareness and prevention, including interviews with NYUCD students and faculty, public service announcements and patient-care stories.

ABC-7 Eyewitness News also interviewed Dr. Kenneth Magid, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and Dr. John Calamia, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, for a story on re-contouring periodontal tissue to improve a person's appearance.

NBC TV network affiliates in Houston, San Antonio, Detroit, Charlotte, and 26 other cities reported Dr. Racquel LeGeros's discovery that a calcium phosphate-based supplement significantly improves bone strength and thickness without the side effects of many current osteoporosis drug treatments. Dr. LeGeros is the Leonard I. Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry and Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Forbes reported on FDA approval of a time-release calcium-sulphate bone regeneration product developed by Dr. John Ricci, Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics. The story also appeared in Medical Industry Week.

Forbes also reported on a Phase III clinical trial of a mouth rinse for oral cancer detection being conducted at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. The story also appeared in Dentistry Today, Drug Week, Yahoo Finance, and MarketWatch.

Newsday quoted Dr. Page Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, in a story about tooth-decay fighting research on compounds that mimic the remineralizing benefits of saliva.

Inside Dentistry has featured NYUCD in every issue since its launch last fall, including Dean Alfano's contributions to a cover story entitled "The Crisis in Dental Education"; an interview with Dean Alfano on recent educational, research, and patient care developments at NYUCD; Dr. Timothy G. Bromage's views on the sincerity of the smile as a function of the evolutionary history of facial expressions, and Dr. Eugene Hittelman on the psychological aspects of smile makeovers.

New York Resident interviewed Dr. Parviz Edalat, Associate Professor of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and Director of the Honors Program in Periodontics, for an article on the transmission of caries-causing bacteria through kissing.

Chicago Dental Society Review reported that Dr. John Evans, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Chemistry, acquired a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Atlantic City Press 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.

Washington Parent quoted Dr. Neal G. Herman, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, in an article on how parents can prevent caries in infants and young children. Parenting New Hampshire, Charlotte Parent and Southwest Florida Parent & Child also carried the story.

ADA News reported that NYUCD had donated 45 dental chairs to the Jimma University School of Dentistry in Ethiopia.

Congressional Quarterly covered a hearing on funding for dental education, research, and treatment at which Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, testified.

Biotech Week announced FDA approval for a new bone augmentation product developed at NYUCD.

New York State Dental Journal reported on the mergers that created the Dr. Arthur Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and on the appointments of Dr. Dennis P.Tarnow and Dr. Mark S. Wolff as the chairs, respectively, of those departments. The story also appeared in Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry.

New York State Dental Journal also reported that Dr. Amr Moursi had been named Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and that Dr. Dianne Rekow had been appointed Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.

New York State Dental Journal also reported the $5 million gift that NYUCD received from Nobel Biocare to improve implant education and design. The story also appeared in Dental Products Report.

Capital News 9 TV reported on a visit by the Smiling Faces, Going Places van to the Van Rensselaer Elementary School in Albany, New York.

Metro New York featured an article on the Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental van and an announcement of the Oral Cancer Walk.

Web MD quoted Dr. Steven David, Clinical Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, in a story on people addicted to tooth whitening.

Egyptian National TV broadcast an interview with Dr. Denise Estafan, Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on oral cancer awareness and smoking cessation.

Best Life magazine interviewed Dr. Miriam R. Robbins, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, for a story on the best all-around toothpaste.

Western Mail, a Wales UK newsletter, quoted Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the MS Program in Clinical Research, on studies linking gum disease to an increased risk of both heart disease and premature birth.

Time Out New York Kids quoted Dr. Linda Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, in an article on oral health care for young children.

Natural Pharmacy reported that research was being conducted at NYUCD on preventing gingivitis and improving overall gum health with oral rinses that contain botanical ingredients.