5-TV News interviewed Dr. Rima Bachiman Sehl,
Associate Professor and Associate Chairwoman, Department of Epidemiology
& Health Promotion, on when people should visit a dentist.
Fox 5-TV News showed a videoclip
of the Smiling Faces, Going Places van at City Hall to lobby
WNBC-TV Health and Science
Editor Dr. Max Gomez broadcast an
interview with Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and
Chairman of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry, on the effects
of bone resorption on dentures. The broadcast showed Dr. Tarnow performing
an implant procedure on a senior citizen with this condition, and
Dr. Tarnow made a powerful case for every patient with a lower denture
having at least two implants placed to preserve the bone so that the
denture can be retained for many years.
In a separate broadcast to promote the April 2003 free oral cancer
screening sponsored by the Oral Cancer Consortium, Dr. Gomez
interviewed Dr. Jonathan Ship, Professor of Oral
Medicine and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research,
on the risk factors for oral cancer and the importance of early detection.
The Discovery Channel videotaped
a corrective surgery procedure on a woman with an upper and lower
jaw deformity performed by Dr. Stuart Super, Director
of the Dr. Stuart and Tibby Super Center for Dento-Facial Deformities
and Corrective Jaw Surgery.
The Discovery Channelís Canadian
affiliate broadcast a program featuring Dr. Page Caufield,
Head of the Division of Diagnostics, Infectious Disease, and Health
Promotion, on how oral bacteria foster immunization in infants.
ABC7 Eyewitness News Medical
Reporter Dr. Jay Adlersberg interviewed Dr.
Andrew Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, about
trimethylaminuria, or TMA, a condition in which people emit a strong
body odor as the result of damage to an enzyme that normally gets
rid of the smelly byproducts of food breakdown.
ABC 7 interviewed Dr.
Anthony Vernillo, Professor of Oral Pathology, on the link
between oral health and diabetes, and Dr. David Sirois,
Head of the Division of Reconstructive and Comprehensive Care, on
the relationship between periodontal disease and preterm, low birth-weight
deliveries. Both stories were broadcast during the free oral health
screening week for New Yorkers cosponsored in April by NYUCD, ABC
7, and Colgate-Palmolive.