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NYUCD in the News
 














































A sampling of recent Media coverage

CBS News interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, and Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, for a national story about finding affordable dental care at dental schools.

The New York Times quoted Dr. Robert Glickman, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, in an article about the use of antianxiety drugs and sleeping pills to sedate dental patients.

The New York Times quoted Dr. Michael Gelb, Clinical Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, in an article about bruxism. The article also appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun.

NOVA interviewed Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, about whether fossils of diminutive individuals discovered over the past several years on the Indonesian island of Flores represent a new human species. According to Dr. Bromage, a paleoanthropologist, the fossils should be classified as a new genus related to humans. The interview will be broadcast in 2009.

Fox 5 News featured a story about NYUCD’s “Scratch & Sniff” smoking prevention program for preteens. The story subsequently appeared on Fox TV Network stations in 25 other cities, including Dallas, Boston, and Atlanta. WABC-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News also broadcast a story on the “Scratch & Sniff” smoking prevention program for preteens, as did NY1 News.

NY1 News broadcast a story about the dentistry-nursing partnership at NYUCD. The story highlighted the experience of a dental patient who was referred to the NYUCD Nursing Faculty Practice for treatment for high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Anchorage Daily News reported the visit of an NYUCD outreach team to a remote area in the Yukon to provide critically needed dental care
(see related story on p. 74.)

The Martha Stewart Show featured an interview with Dr. Gerald P. Curatola, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, about preventing periodontal disease.

“Ten Years Younger,” a program on The Learning Channel, featured an interview with Dr. Michael Ghalili, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, on “smile makeovers” using ultrathin “no-prep” veneers.

The Reelz Channel, a cable and satellite TV movie network, broadcast an interview with Dr. Page Caufield, Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, about how Hollywood depicts emergency response to a bioterrorist attack.

NHK Japanese Public Television interviewed Dr. David Glotzer, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, for a report on the role of dentists in emergency preparedness.

Livescience.com reported on the discovery by Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, of a biological clock linking tooth growth to other metabolic processes. Dr. Bromage was also interviewed about his finding by The Veterinarian magazine and by the Russian newspaper Vedomosti.

Scientific American reported on a study led by Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the MS and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research, which found evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes. The study was also reported by DiabetesDaily.com, Orgyn.com, and the Chicago Dental Society News.

The New York State Dental Journal reported on a $1.5 million New York State grant to NYU that includes support for research by NYUCD faculty members on the use of stem cells to repair or replace oral and head and neck structures.

The New York State Dental Journal reported that NYUCD awarded the 2007 Robert N. Eskow Implant Dentistry Award to Dr. Jan Lindhe.

Dental Lab Products Report quoted Dr. Louise Rose, Adjunct Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Stuart J. Froum, Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, in an article about innovations in implant dentistry.

The New York Daily News carried an announcement about the 3rd Annual NYC Oral Cancer Walk organized by SNDA and cosponsored by NYUCD.

Health & Medicine Week reported on a study led by Dr. Gene S. Fisch, Research Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, about cognitive-behavioral development in children and adolescents with genetic disorders; and on new research on “Interactions Between Chronic Renal Disease and Periodontal Disease” led by Dr. Ron Craig, Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology.

Health & Medicine Week also reported on research by Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Basic Sciences & Craniofacial Biology, into the history of the publication of the most important 18th century dental text: Le Chirurgien Dentiste; and on new research conducted by Dr. Walter J. Psoter and colleagues in the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on the “Effect of childhood malnutrition on salivary flow and pH–new findings in protein-energy malnutrition.”

The Chief Complaint, a Sirius satellite radio program sponsored by the NYU School of Medicine, broadcast an interview with Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, who spoke on indications for implants, bisphosphonates, and the implant patient; what to expect at a periodontal visit; and the oral-systemic connection.

All Things Greek, a Hellenic public radio station in New York, featured an interview on oral health with Dr. Dean C. Vafiadis, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.

Equity News reported on “Broadway Smiles,” a program cosponsored by NYUCD and the Actors Fund that provides aesthetic dental procedures to professional performers at reduced or no cost.

ADA NEWS reported on “Operation Dental Success,” an outreach program developed by Dr. Marcus Johnson, Class of 2008, to encourage disadvantaged youngsters in New York City public schools to consider careers in dentistry.

The New York State Dental Journal reported on a $1.2 million NIH grant awarded to Dr. Yu Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, to reformulate zirconia as a fracture-resistant glass-ceramic composite.

The New York State Dental Journal reported that NYUCD and the NYU School of Medicine are sharing a $3.1 million NIH award with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to study the underlying causes of temporomandibular disorders.

The New York State Dental Journal reported on NYUCD’s dedication of the Paul and Maxine Rosenberg Education Wing.

Newsday quoted Dr. Pankaj Singh, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, in a story about the link between oral and systemic health.

New York State Dental Association News carried a feature article on NYU’s formal, collaborative program to train DDS students and nurse practitioners to work together to provide care for the whole patient.

Woman’s Day quoted Ms. Alla J. Wheeler, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, in an article about selecting the right toothbrush.

Obesity, Fitness and Wellness Week reported on a study led by Dr. Douglas E. Morse, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on oral cancer risk factors.

Elle Magazine cited Dr. Steven Butensky, a Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, in its annual “Genius Awards” roundup. Dr. Butensky was cited for excellence in aesthetic dentistry.

Baton Rouge Parents Magazine quoted Dr. Neal G. Herman, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, in an article about how to keep children caries-free.

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) reported the appointment of Dr. Cosmo V. DeSteno as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. The appointment was also reported in the New York State Dental Association News. The New York State Dental Association News also reported the presentation of the inaugural ADEA Gies Award for Vision by a Dental Educator to former Dean Michael C. Alfano.

The Journal of the American Dental Association mentioned the PEARL Network, an NIDCR-funded dental practice–based clinical research network administered by NYUCD, in an editorial about the role of dentists in research.

Cooking Simple magazine interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, for a story on how “healthful” foods containing citric acid can stain teeth.

The Cincinnati Enquirer featured oral health tips from Dr. Elisa Mello, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, in an article about kissing. The story was also published in the Modesto Bee.

Nursing Spectrum reported that NYUCN and NYUCD researchers received a $346,569 grant from the National Institute of Aging to study elder abuse.