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A sampling of recent Media coverage

ABC7 Eyewitness News broadcast an interview with Dr. Mark Wolff, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education and Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, about a study he headed that found a connection between drinking white wine and teeth staining. The story was broadcast during NYUCD's annual free public health screening program conducted in partnership with ABC7, which also promoted the screenings with public service announcements and live coverage.

ABC7 broadcast a story about a new treatment developed by Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, that reverses osteonecrosis of the jaw.

Fox 5 TV interviewed Dr. Wolff about finding affordable dental care at dental schools. NY1 News, The New York Post, Univision Channel 41, and Parade Magazine also featured interviews with Dr. Wolff about obtaining affordable dental care at dental schools during a difficult economy. In addition, WPIX-TV featured an interview with Dr. Andrew Schenkel, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Group Practice Director, for a story about obtaining affordable dental care at dental schools.

Fox 5 TV interviewed Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, for a Medical News Special story on children's dental health.

The Journal of the Danish Dental Association interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education and Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, about dental education in the U.S. AM New York interviewed Dr. Wolff about whether dental offices that provide spa services are becoming a trend.

NYUPhysician featured Dr. Page Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, in an article entitled "The Transcendent Microbiome."

Health magazine quoted Dr. Michael Apa, Instructor in Cariology and Comprehensive Care, in an article about smile makeovers.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on a special event at PS 73 in New York City featuring NYU's dental and nursing vans together for the first time to provide care to youngsters. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was on hand to welcome the vans.

National Public Radio also broadcast an interview with Dr. Wolff about the white wine study, which was reported by scores of broadcast, print, and online news outlets and blogs around the world, including CNN and CNN Health.com; the Discovery Health Channel, the Daily Mail, Mail Online, and Daily Telegraph (UK), WebMD; The India Times; the Napa Valley Register, Xinhuanet (China); VietnamNet; Medical News Today; Health.com; WNBC-TV News 4, New York; WGN TV News, Chicago; and NBC 5 News, Dallas-Fort Worth. Dr. Wolff was also interviewed about the study for an article that will appear in an upcoming issue of Women's Health magazine.

Doctor Radio, a Sirius satellite radio channel sponsored by the NYU Langone Medical Center, interviewed Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, about children's oral health; Dr. Wolff about diseases of the mouth; Dr. Robert Glickman, Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, about treatment for TMD; and Dr. John R. Calamia, Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, about advances in aesthetic dentistry.

Allure magazine featured an interview with Dr. Wolff about the effectiveness of mouthwashes.

Drug Week cited an NYUCD research study led by Dr. John Ricci, Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, that provides new information about bone research. The study was also reported in Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week.

Martha Stewart Living Magazine interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, for an article about having oral health throughout life. Dr. Wolff was also interviewed by the Martha Stewart Sirius satellite radio program, "Whole Living," on the relative merits of conventional versus natural toothpastes.

Food Detectives, a television program broadcast by the Food Network, featured an interview with Dr. Wolff about tooth stains caused by consumption of tea, coffee, sports drinks, and wine.

Food Detectives, also featured an interview with Dr. Page Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, about the high sugar content in a surprisingly large number of foods.

CNN reported the results of a study led by Dr. Wolff showing a connection between consuming sports drinks and tooth erosion. The story was also reported by ABC7 in New York and Los Angles; Science Update, a nationally broadcast radio program produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and additional broadcast, print, and online news outlets and blogs worldwide, including Fox TV News, Houston; the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph (UK); and El Mundo, (Spain). Dr. Wolff was also interviewed about the study for articles that will appear in upcoming issues of Men's Journal; Parenting magazine; and VIVmag, an online magazine covering women's health.

The Journal of the California Dental Association reported on a study led by Dr. David N. Levy, Assistant Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, which found that the human body may harbor many more HIV viruses capable of replicating and contributing to the development of AIDS than previously thought; and on a study of twins led by Dr. Patricia Corby, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Walter Bretz, Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, which showed that flossing significantly decreases gum disease and cavity-causing bacteria.

Fox 5 TV broadcast an interview with Dr. Wolff about the effectiveness of various tooth-whitening products.

NY1 News broadcast an interview with Dr. Wolff about the pros and cons of Oraverse, a new drug that reverses the side effects of local anesthetics following dental procedures.

The New York State Dental Journal reported a $1 million grant awarded by the New York State Department of Health to Dr. Louis Terracio, Associate Dean for Research, for a study on the potential use of stem cells to regenerate facial muscles. The story was also reported by Dental Economics and on the Web site of Dental Town Magazine.

The New York State Dental Journal reported a National Geographic Society grant awarded to Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, to study tooth and bone development in African mountain gorillas, and a $3.23 million NIH grant awarded to Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry, to continue her osteoporosis research of innovative compounds that will be safe, affordable, and effective for the prevention and reversal of bone loss caused by osteoporosis.

The New York State Dental Journal reported on NYUCD's outreach mission to the upstate New York town of Hudson, to provide critically needed dental care for underserved children.

Access quoted Ms. Su-Yan L. Barrow, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, and Ms. Winnie Furnari, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, in an article about new oral hygiene products.

AGD Impact reported that the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awarded a $600,000 grant to an NYUCD research team led by Dr. Joseph Guttenplan, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, to study whether nutrients and antioxidants found in broccoli, grapes, and other naturally occurring compounds can prevent breast cancer.

Redbook quoted Dr. Eugene Hittelman, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, in an article about preventing anxiety in dental patients.

Pharma Business Week quoted Dr. Frank Celenza, Jr., Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics, in a story about the effectiveness of using dental implants for orthodontic treatment. The story also appeared in Dental Lab Products.

The New York Times interviewed Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, for an article about oral cancer detection methods.

In Style magazine quoted Dr. Donna E. Shelley, Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, in an article on quitting smoking.

Daily Mirror of Sri Lanka reported on a study led by Dr. Ananda Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the MS and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research, which found that pregnant women with periodontal disease are at an increased risk for developing gestational diabetes, even if they donít smoke or drink. The study results were also reported in India's national newspaper, The Hindu, and by the Chicago Chronicle. Dr. Dasanayake was also interviewed about the study for an article that will appear in an upcoming issue of the Medical Observer (Australia).

Health Central quoted Dr. Dasanayake in an article about treating periodontal disease during pregnancy.

The Huffington Post quoted Dr. Mark Wolff, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education and Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, in an article about fluoridated versus bottled water.