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NYUCD/NYUCN Make Major Impact at ADEA and IADR/AADR Meetings

Dean Bertolami cuts the ribbon at the opening session of the 2009 ADEA meeting.

NYUCD/NYUCN posters and presentations dominated both the 2009 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) annual meeting and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/American Association for Dental Research (AADR) annual meeting.

With 51 posters and presentations by students, faculty, and administrators, NYUCD had the largest presence of any institution at the ADEA meeting in forums including the Faculty Development Workshop, Technology Expo, and programs sponsored by special interest groups in cariology, development, and alumni affairs. To view the complete list of NYUCD/NYUCN presentations, please go to

NYUCD also had a major presence-its largest ever-at the combined general session of the IADR/AADR, with a total of 69 presentations, including 37 presentations by dental students on subjects ranging from bone grafting to composite restoration, and a presentation by an NYUCN student on the periodontal visit as a potential site for diabetes screening. To view the complete list of presentations, please go to

"No institution came close to matching NYUCD/NYUCN in terms of quantity, quality, and range of presentations, causing more than a few of the other dental school deans present to ask me how such an extraordinary achievement was possible," said Dean Bertolami. "I told them that our secret was the 'NYU hydraulic effect,' meaning that the sheer size and quality of the academic community that collectively constitutes the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing at NYU assure that NYU's contribution to research, education, and practice can be inordinately large, dominating virtually any academic or clinical domain it enters. In short, when we come together, we become a powerhouse."