Summer 2011 Table of Contents              





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

Access to Care
What Just Happened?
- Dr. Charles N. Bertolami

Breaking Down Barriers to Oral Health for All Americans: The Role of Workforce
- Dr. Raymond F. Gist

Improving the Oral Health of the Underserved: You Can’t Cure What You Misdiagnose
- Dr. Carter Brown

Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner (ADHP): Background and Forecast
- Ms. Ann Battrell

A Professional Imperative: Caring for the Oral Health of America's Children
- Dr. David A. Nash

California Dental Association Commissions Study by Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake on "Are Dental Procedures Performed by Auxiliaries Safe and of Comparable Quality? A Systematic Review"

The Role of Dental Schools in Expanding Access to Oral Health Care
- Ms. Lauren Meyers, Ms. Rachel Hill, Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch

Research in Focus
Bone Research at NYUCD: An Update

New Research Holds Promise for Gene Engineering and Therapy

PAIN Magazine Features Dr. Brian Schmidt's Research on Its Cover

A PEARL Network Interview with Dean Bertolami Asks: "Can Practice-based Research Broaden the Impact of Dental Education?"

Dr. Timothy Bromage Introduces Human Paleobiomics, a New Direction in Evolution Research

Spaghetti and Science Society Gives Students a Taste for Critical Thinking

ADEA and AADR Honor NYUCD Students and Faculty

Research Days Feature Dr. Jane A. Weintraub and 21 Prize-Winning Students

Recruiting the Best
Recruiting the BEST

Promoting Our Own
Promoting our Own

NYUCD Extends a Warm Welcome to Its Newest Part-time Faculty

Congratulations to Recently Promoted Part-time Faculty

International Partners in Health
NYUCD-Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program Provides Free Care, Conducts Research in Bluefields, Nicaragua

Grenada Outreach Update: The Public Health Approach to Reducing the Decay Rate of a Nation's Children

Second Annual NYS Global Health Forum Held at NYUCD

Focus on International Faculty
Dr. Igor Chikunov's Road to Becoming a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Visiting Scholars Add Luster to Their CVs and to NYUCD's International Reputation

Grants and Philanthropy
NYU Nursing-Dental Research Team Receives CTSI Grant to Assess Effectiveness of A1C Diabetes Screening Technique Using Blood from Periodontal Patients

Dr. Michael Atar: Choosing NYUCD for Pediatric Dentistry Research Collaboration and Philanthropy

AAPD Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children's Access to Care Grant Awarded to NYUCD

NIH Grant Awarded to NYUCD to Promote Oral Cancer Examinations in Puerto Rico

Dr. Carlos Castro Is 2011 Litvak Fellowship Recipient

Dr. Stuart and Tibby Super Orthognathic Surgery Conference Suite Named

NYUCD in the News
NYUCD in the News: A Sampling of Recent Media Coverage

News from the Colleges
Groundbreaking Surgery Merges Passion, Computer Technology, and Teamwork
- Barbara Kancelbaum

New Building for the College of Nursing, College of Dentistry, and NYU-Poly's Institute of Bioengineering to Rise at 433 First Avenue

Dr. Terry Fulmer Steps Down as Dean of the College of Nursing

Dr. George J. Cisneros Leaves Chairmanship of the Department of Orthodontics

Third Annual Dean's Colloquium Pairs Pulitzer Prize–Winning Book Critic Michael Dirda and NYUCD's Dr. Mark Wolff

NYU College of Nursing Establishes Educational Diabetes Care Program for Older Adults
- Christopher James

Harvard's Dr. Leonard Kaban Is Academy of Distinguished Educators Guest Lecturer

NYUCD Becomes First Dental School to Provide Interdisciplinary Training in Early Childhood Caries Prevention

Public Officials Welcome Smiling Faces, Going Places Van

NYUCD Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., Week with a Black History Month Oral Health Day

Diversity Is Theme as NYC High School Students Visit NYUCD

GKAS at NYUCD Spotlighted on WABC-TV

6th Annual NYC Oral Cancer Walk Held on April 16

President's Penthouse Is Site of 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Graduate Program in Clinical Research

"Bonding, Ceramics, and CAD/CAM Technology" Is Focus of 2011 Aesthetics Symposium

Dr. Stephen J. Moss Honored

Dental Hygiene Program Open House Draws Record Number of Attendees

Dental Students Launch "What It Means to Me" Lecture Series

Celebrating Our Community
Graduation 2011: A Day of Dreams Come True

Nursing's Dr. Judith Haber Awarded NYU's Highest Teaching Honor

NYUCD's Ken Fauerbach Awarded NYU's Highest Administrative Honor

Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz's Third Act: From NYUCD to Oral Healthcare Policymaking in DC
- Stephanie Susnjara

NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators Presents Clinical and Educational Scholarship Showcase

It Happened a Century Ago
- Dr. Andrew I. Spielman

Robert Range, '12, DDS Program: A Forest-for-the-Trees Kind of Guy
- Stephanie Susnjara

Joanna Kozloska, '12, Dental Hygiene Program: A Passion for Educating Others Equals a Career in Dental Hygiene
- Stephanie Susnjara

Timothy Shi, '12, NYU College of Nursing: Nurturing as Key to Leadership
- Stephanie Susnjara

Annual Student Council Appreciation Awards Honor Faculty and Staff

Smiling Faces, Going Places Administrator Constance Turner Honored by NYC Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera and NYC Councilman Leroy Comrie

NYUCD Students Honored at Commencement Celebrations

Susan Abraham's Work on Permanent Display at the Andres Institute of Art in Brookline, New Hampshire

NYUCD Community Voices Debuts: First Newsletter Designed Specifically for NYUCD Employees

Staff Stars Honors Its Second Graduating Class

Service Recognition Awards Presented

NYUCD Students Raise Funds for Japan Earthquake Relief

Congratulations to…
Congratulations to…

Focus on Alumni
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg, '78, AKA "Inspector Gadget," Talks About Marketing His Dental Practice on Facebook

Dr. Martha J. Somerman, '75, Named Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Save the Date

Alumni in the Spotlight

In Remembrance
In Remembrance