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NYU Is Major Presence at ADEA and AADR
 


NYUCD/NYUCN faculty and student posters and presentations made a major impact at the 2008 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR) annual meetings in Dallas. Additional highlights of the ADEA meeting were the installation of Herman Robert Fox Dean Charles N. Bertolami as President of ADEA and the presentation to former Dean Michael C. Alfano of the inaugural ADEA (Gies) Award for Vision by a Dental Educator (see stories on pp. 82 and 83).

ADEA

Dr. Kenneth L. Allen, ’73, Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, copresented “Technology -- A Valuable Tool for Faculty Standardization,” with Dr. James M. Kaim, ’70, Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; Dr. Mark S. Wolff, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education and Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; Dr. Andrew B. Schenkel, ’82, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; and Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, ’84, Director of Dental Informatics; “Differentiating Deep Enamel Lesions from Shallow Dentin Lesions Using Photographic Imaging,” with Dr. Kaim and Dr. Wolff; and “Seeking the Ideal Examination Methodology - The Need for Multiple Version Testing,” with Dr. Kaim and Dr. Wolff.

Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYUCD, who assumed office as President of ADEA, presented the 2008 Presidential Address to the ADEA House of Delegates. He also copresented “Open Courseware - It’s Time” and presented an address at a symposium on curricular reform based on his work as co-chair of a Macy Foundation panel examining linkages between dental and medical curricula.

Dr. Denise Estafan, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, copresented “Communicating with the Dental Laboratory: The Challenges of Digital Photography,” with Dr. Steven K. Mark, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; Dr. Martine R. Mandracchia, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; and Dr. Mark S. Wolff; “A Practical Method of Using Only 2 CEREC Units in Covering Clinics Serving 700 Students,” with Dr. Andrew B. Schenkel and Dr. Mark S. Wolff; and “Quality Assurance: Evaluating a Dental Laboratory,” with Dr. James Kaim and Dr. James Apltauer, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Dr. David L. Glotzer, ’58, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, presented “Why, When, and How to Introduce Catastrophe Preparedness Studies into the Dental School Curriculum.”

Dr. Tracy Ellen Kamens, Director of the Faculty-Staff Development Center, copresented “Development and Implementation of an Online Endodontics Program,” with Dr. Denise Foran, PG Endodontics ’06, Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics; and Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, Professor and Chair of the Quartararo Department of Endodontics.

Dr. Ralph V. Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, presented “Skills in Assessing the Professional Literature: Teacher Training Related to the Evidence-based Dentistry Curriculum.”

Ms. Judy Kreismann, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, copresented “Personal Styles of Graduates of a Dental Hygiene Program,” with Ms. Lisa Stefanou, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene; Ms. Eva M. Lupovici, Clinical Professor of Dental Hygiene; and Professor Cheryl M. Westphal, Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, and Director of the Dental Hygiene Program.

Dr. Jan M. Levy, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, copresented “New Ethical and Legal Issues Regarding Esthetic Treatment Planning,” with Dr. Denise Estafan; and “Domestic Violence: An Interactive Web Site Tutorial,” with Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Tracy Ellen Kamens.

Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, copresented “Aesthetics and Orthodontics: Breaking Through Discipline Boundaries,” with Dr. Denise Estafan; Dr. Mark S. Wolff; and Dr. George J. Cisneros, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics.

Ms. Eva M. Lupovici, Clinical Professor of Dental Hygiene, copresented “Dental Hygiene Students’ Personal Style and Preference to On-Line vs. Lecture Courses,” with Professor Judy Kreismann; Professor Lisa Stefanou; and Professor Cheryl M. Westphal.

Dr. Maureen McAndrew presented “A Meeting of the Minds and Hearts: Setting Expectations to Create Mutual Respect,” and copresented “Finding the Faculty of the Future: How to Recruit, Hire, Train, and Retain for Success,” with Dr. Tracy Ellen Kamens, and “Bring 'em Young! Instilling an Early Interest in Academia,” with Dr. Jan M. Levy.

Dr. Tan Nguyen, ’08, copresented “Standardization and Calibration of Faculty in a Course Featuring the Invisalign System,” with Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp.

Ms. Jane Rosenthal, Assistant Director of Student Retention and Academic Advising, presented “Reaching Out to and Retaining At-Risk Students in a Large DDS Program.”

Dr. Andrew B. Schenkel, ’82, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Group Practice Director, copresented “Unique Collaboration with Nurse Practitioners” with Ms. Madeleine Lloyd, Clinical Director of the NYU Nursing Faculty Practice; Dr. Francis V. Panno, Professor Emeritus of Prosthodontics; Dr. Terry Fulmer, Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor, NYUCN; Mr. Jack Wiggin, Assistant Dean for Clinical Systems and Patient Care (NYUCD); Dr. Judith Haber, Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and NYUCN Associate Dean for Graduate Programs; and Dr. Mark S. Wolff.

Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, presented “Vital Book as Part of NYUCD Education and Its Use in Oral Medicine,” and “Special Symposium: A Debate Exploring Emerging Challenges to Dental Education and Dentistry.”

Dr. Eric S. Studley, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, copresented “The Millennials Hit the Clinics: What Do We Do Now?” with Dr. Ralph P. Cunningham, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; Dr. Maureen McAndrew; and Dr. Ivy D. Peltz, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Michael D. Turner, Assistant Professor of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, presented “A Synergistic Model of Mentoring: Faculty Development and Future Academic Recruitment.”

Dr. Yu Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, copresented “Graded Structures for Damage Resistant All-Ceramic Restorations,” with Mr. Sebastian Velez, Archbishop Molloy High School, ’08.

AADR

Dr. Gary S. Berkowitz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, copresented “Postoperative Hypersensitivity in Class RB Restorations: A PEARL Study,” with Dr. Ronald. G. Craig, Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology; Dr. Frederick. A. Curro, Clinical Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, & Medicine; Dr. Jonathan. A. Ship, Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research; and Dr. Van P. Thompson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics.

Mr. Glenn Cañares, ’12, copresented “In Vitro Effects of OTC Bleaching on Enamel and Dentin Bonding,” with Dr. Mitchell S. Pines, Clinical Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics; and Dr. Mark S. Wolff.

Ms. Elizabeth Clark, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, copresented “Osteoconductive and Carrier-Filled 3D Scaffolds for Bone Repair and Replacement,” with Dr. John L. Ricci, Associate Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics.

Mr. Corey Corpodian, ’10, copresented “Effect of Disinfection on Bond Strength to Enamel and Dentin,” with Dr. James M. Kaim and Dr. Mark S. Wolff.

Dr. Frederick A. Curro copresented “Clinical Effects of Increasing Toothpaste Abrasivity on Tooth Hypersensitivity” with Ms. Rosemary D. Hays, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, copresented “Periodontal, Bacteriological, Immunological, and Inflammatory Parameters in the Same Subject,” with Dr. Ronald G. Craig and Dr. Angela Kamer.

Dr. Hareeti Gill, ’08, presented "Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Report on Incidental Findings.”

Dr. Rima Gluzman, MS in Clinical Research ’09, co-presented “Use of ‘Bogus Distractors’ in Questionnaire Design: a Methodological Analysis,” with Dr. Ralph Katz.

Dr. Petra Guess, Visiting Scholar in Biomaterials & Biomimetics, copresented “Effect of Surface Treatment on Damage and Reliability of Y-TZP” with Dr. Yu Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, and Dr. Van P. Thompson.

Dr. Seong Ho Han, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, presented “Evaluation of Cervical Vertebral Dimensions for Skeletal Maturity Assessment.”

Dr. Ralph V. Katz copresented “Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Validation Study on Impact,” with Dr. Stefanie L. Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Jae Won Kim, Associate Research Scientist in Biomaterials & Biomimetics, copresented “Effect of Inclination Angle on Fatigue of Veneered Zirconia Structure” with Dr. Van P. Thompson and Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology.

Mr. Jung Hyun Kim, ’11, copresented “Effect of Inhibitors of Oxidation on Lipid Peroxidation in Mice” with Dr. Jisen Dai, Associate Research Scientist in Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology; and Dr. Peter G. Sacks, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.

Mr. Krunal Rana, ’11, copresented “Application of Fluorescent Post-Labeling to Detect DNA Change” with Dr. Joseph B. Guttenplan, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology.

Dr. Dindo Mijares, Associate Research Scientist in Biomaterials & Biomimetics, copresented “Estrogen-Deficient Bone Loss Prevented by Calcium Phosphate-Based Compound (MZF-CaP),” with Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry; Dr. Fang Yao, Junior Research Scientist in Biomaterials & Biomimetics; Dr. Gary Catig, MS in Biomaterials & Biomimetics ’09; and Dr. John P. LeGeros, Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Dr. Jennifer L. Morrison, ’08, copresented “Protecting Root Surfaces from Demineralization Utilizing Dentin,” with Dr. Mark S. Wolff.

Dr. Tan L. Nguyen, ’08, copresented “Effect of Extracellular Matrix (ECM) on Motility of Oral Cells,” with Dr. Jisen Dai, Associate Research Scientist in Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology; Dr. Jane A. McCutcheon, Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology; and Dr. Peter G. Sacks.

Dr. Bapanaiah Penugonda, Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, copresented “Radiographic Evaluation of Densities of Different Root Canal Sealers,” with Dr. Eugene Hittelman, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Chandra Pham, ’08, presented “Assessment of Mandibular and Maxillary Transverse Growth Using Vertebral Changes.”

Dr. Andrew B. Schenkel copresented “Effect of Chemical Pretreatment of Teeth on Fissure Sealant Microleakage,” with Ms. Elizabeth A. Clark and Dr. Van P. Thompson.

Dr. Jonathan A. Ship, Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, presented “Practice-based Research: The PEARL Experience.”

Dr. Nelson R. Silva, Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, presented “Residual Stress Determination in Anatomically Correct All-Ceramic and Metalloceramic Crowns.”

Mr. Peter A. Sudack, ’11, copresented “Evaluation of the Sealing Capability of Different Dental Implant Systems,” with Dr. Paulo G. Coelho, Research Scientist in Biomaterials & Biomimetics.

Dr. Cristina C. Teixeira, Associate Professor of Orthodontics and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, presented “Role of NO/cGMP Pathway in Endochondral Bone Formation.”

Dr. Krassimira I. Tzvetkova, postdoctoral student in Epidemiology & Health Promotion, copresented “Beliefs Regarding Thoroughness of Cancer Screening Exams for Women,” with Dr. Stefanie Russell and Dr. Ralph V. Katz.

Mr. Andrew Yampolsky, ’11, copresented “Analysis of Human Tissue Response to Bone Graft Substitutes,” with Dr. John L. Ricci.

Dr. Fang Yao, Junior Research Scientist in Biomaterials & Biomimetics, copresented “Physico-Chemical Properties, In Vitro Bioactivity of Carbonate-Fluoride Substituted Apatite,” with Dr. John P. LeGeros and Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros.