Spring 2008 Table of Contents
Spring 2008 Table of Contents







Message from the Herman Robert Fox Dean
Message from the Herman Robert Fox Dean

Educating Men and Women of Science
Transforming the Culture of Dental Schools
and Dental Education

Educating Master Clinicians: The Cornerstone of a Progressive Oral Health Workforce

Evidence-based Practice: A New Paradigm for Educating Health Professionals

Salivary Diagnostics: The Fundamentals and the Future

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills as a Component of Evidence-based Practice: A 30-Year Perspective

Learning by Discovery

Research in Focus
NYU Dental Researchers Find Evidence of Periodontal Disease Leading to Gestational Diabetes

NYUCD Moves Up to 4th Place in National Research Rankings

NYU Is Major Presence at ADEA and AADR

John Sexton Awarded Honorary AADR Membership

NYU Dental Professor Discovers Biological Clock Linking Tooth Growth to Other Metabolic Processes

Five Benefits of Conducting In-Office Clinical Research

Research Day 2008: UCLA Research Dean Shares Spotlight with Student Researchers

Recruiting the Best
Recruiting the Best

Promoting Our Own
Promoting Our Own

International Partners in Health
Fulbright Scholar Chooses NYUCD for Opportunity to Study with Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros

NYUCD Is Cosponsor of First International Conference on Novel Anticaries and Remineralizing Agents

NYUCD Celebrates 15 Years of International Outreach

NYUCD to Partner with University of Ghana Dental School

Turkish Professor is Visiting Research Scientist

International Dental Hygiene Exchange Program
Expands Global Impact

Focus on International Faculty
Dr. Nelson Silva: Finding His Niche at NYUCD

Dr. Angela Kamer: Exploring the Link Between Oral and Systemic Health

Grants and Philanthropy
Tarnow Wing Dedicated

Rosenberg Education Wing Dedicated

Dr. Larry Rosenthal: A One-Man Philanthropy Engine

NYUCD Receives Grant to Study 3-D Bone Tissue Scaffolds

NYU Receives $1.5 Million from New York State
for Stem Cell Research - Funding Includes
Support for Research at NYUCD

NIH Awards NYUCD $1.8 Million to Identify Risk
for Severe Early Childhood Caries

NYUCD, Sloan-Kettering Partner on ONJ Study

A Major Gift from Dr. Gary Ruth Establishes the Gary Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing

Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Program Grant
Moves to NYUCD

NYU Dental Professor Awarded National Geographic Society Grant to Study Animal Cognition in Madagascar

NYU College of Dentistry Awarded Subcontract on USC School of Dentistry Grant to Study How Tooth Enamel Develops

NYUCD in the News
NYUCD in the News

News from the College
Outreach to Alaska: NYUCD Team Goes Where No Dental Outreach Has Gone Before

Third Annual NYC Oral Cancer Walk: Harlem Institutions Join SNDA, NYUCD, and NYUCN in Walking to Stamp Out Oral Cancer

NYC Medical Reserve Corps Basic Disaster Life Support Training Held at NYUCD

Career Services Web Site Launched

NYUCD Cosponsors and Hosts “End the Pain”: Regional Conference Focuses on Chronic Facial Pain

Oral Design Symposium Draws 350 Participants From Around the World

Robert N. Eskow NYU Implant Dentistry Award Presented to Dr. Jan Lindhe

Technology Briefs
Computerized Patient Assignment System Matches Patients’ and Students’ Needs

Celebrating Our Community
Dean Bertolami Becomes ADEA President

Former Dean Michael C. Alfano Receives Inaugural
William J. Gies Award for Vision

Journal Features NYU Colleges of Nursing and Dentistry

“It’s Been A Wonderful Life”: Retirement Celebration Honors Dr. Francis V. Panno

NYUCD Students Receive Leadership and President’s Service Awards

NYUCD Salutes its Faculty With a Full Page in The New York Times

Service Recognition Awards Presented

Dr. Anthony S. Lambrakos is Litvak Fellowship Recipient

Thousands Cheer Class of '08, Larry Rosenthal, Blythe Danner, Gerald Deas

NYUCD Hosts ADEA Field Advocacy Workshop

NYUCD Hygienists Lend Support to
Oral Health Advocacy Day

Congratulations to...
Congratulations to...

Focus on Alumni
Harvard-trained Lawyer, Park Avenue Dentist, ADA Spokesperson: Dr. Ada Cooper Pursues Her Passion

NYU Dental Alum Offers Help for Medicaid Patients in Upstate New York

Congratulations to:

In Remembrance
Jonathan A. Ship: Profile in Courage

Dr. Harry Blechman, Former Dean

Memorial Service Pays Tribute to Dr. Donald Kitzis

Also Remembered