Summer 2003 Table of Contents     

Celebrating Our Community


Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz


Dr.Herbert Frommer (second from right)


Dr. Ivy Peltz


Dr. Harold I. Sussman
Dr. Michael C. Alfano, Dean of NYUCD, on authoring an article entitled “Titanium and Terrorism: The Role of the Implant Dentist,” for the International Magazine of Oral Implantology.

Dr. StephenJ. Chu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled “Light Dynamic Properties of a Synthetic, Low-Fusing, Quartz Glass-Ceramic Material,” for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director, Public Health and Health Promotion, on serving as Scientific Chair of the Hispanic Dental Association’s 2002 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Denise J. Estafan, Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science and of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, on coauthoring an abstract entitled “Integrating CAD/CAM Technology Into the Dental School Esthetics Curriculum,” which was presented at the ADEA annual meeting. Her coauthor was Claudine Agosta, Class of 2004.

Professor Jill B. Fernandez-Wilson, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on presenting a session entitled “Growing Up Caries-Free—The Early Years” and “Disparities Among Hispanic Children” during the national Hispanic Dental Association’s annual meeting in San Diego.

Dr. Donald B. Giddon, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled “Investigation of Previously Reported Mucosal Swellings After Injection With Citanest® Forte,” for Anesthesia Progress.

Dr. Herbert Frommer, (second from right) Professor of Diagnostic Science and Urgent Care and Director of Radiology, on the dedication of “The Herb Frommer,” a rowing shell presented by the Frommer Family and Friends to NYU Crew in honor of Dr. Frommer’s birthday.

Dr. Anderson T. Huang, ’90, Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics, on being awarded Fellowship in the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Harald A.B. Linke, Professor Emeritus of Basic Science (Microbiology), on coauthoring an article entitled “Black Tea Extract and Dental Caries Formation in Hamsters,” for the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. Dr. Linke’s coauthor was Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Linke also coauthored an article entitled “Microbial Composition of Whole Saliva and Caries Experience in Minority Populations,” for Dental Clinics of North America. His coauthors included Dr. LeGeros; Dr. Esther O. Kuyinu, ’94, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Bolaji O. Ogundare, ’98, Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. Mohammed M. Imam, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and Dr. Shahzad M. Khan, Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics.

Dr. Ivy Peltz, ’83, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, on coauthoring an article entitled “Bleaching: Lightening the Dental School Curriculum,” which was presented at the ADEA annual meeting. Her coauthors included Dr. Eric S. Studley, ’85, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science; Dr. Ralph P. Cunningham, ’72, Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science; and Dr. Alan H. Rattet, ’61, Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science.

Dr. Jeanine Stabulas, Instructor in Diagnostics and Urgent Care, on authoring “Vertical Bitewings: The Other Option” for the Journal of Practical Hygiene.

Dr. Harold I. Sussman, (at left) ’42, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics, and his wife Jackie, on producing a set of storybooks and videotapes entitled “A Smile for Samarra Comes to Your School,” which are designed to increase the oral hygiene understanding and skills of New York City special education schoolchildren. Funding for the project was made possible through a grant from the ADA Health Foundation’s Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health, with support from Proctor and Gamble and Unilever.