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

Fox 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 NYUCD's Program for Survivors of Torture—the first program in the US designed to educate dental students to provide dental services for survivors of torture. The story was also reported by Yahoo News and AOL Video.

ABC7 NY broadcast interviews with Dr. Wolff on the safety of amalgams in dental restorations; on NYUCD's program to improve communication between patients and future dentists; on the benefits of chewing gum; and on technology designed to muffle noise from dental drills. The latter story was also reported by Discover and by KSFO Radio San Francisco.

ABC7 NY reported on the annual Give Kids a Smile day at NYUCD and on the visit of the NYU College of Dentistry Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental van to a public school in Brooklyn, New York.

The NYC News Service ran an interview with Dr. Ananda Dasanayake, professor of epidemiology and health promotion and director of the graduate programs in clinical research, on the links between periodontal disease and systemic disease.

The Huffington Post quoted Dr. Wolff about a study he headed that found a connection between drinking white wine and teeth staining.

The Arizona Republic reported on the awarding of five Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care grants, including one to NYUCD. The story was also reported by PR Newswire.

The Daily News and WebMD interviewed Dr. Wolff about dental phobias.

Fitness Magazine interviewed Dr. Wolff on various methods for sanitizing toothbrushes.

AARP Bulletin interviewed Dr. Wolff to ask the question, "Are Teeth Whiteners Worth the Cost? What Works, What Doesn't and What They Cost."

Drug Week published the findings of new apoptosis research from NYUCD.

KWQZ-TV6 broadcast a story entitled "At What Age Can Kids Start Brushing Their Own Teeth?" featuring Dr. Nancy Dougherty, clinical associate professor and director of NYUCD's Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry.

News 12 Bronx reported on the visit of NYUCD's Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental van to Public School 163.

Univision 41 interviewed Dr. Lucy Troncoso, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, for a story about oral cancer.

The Dr. Oz Show featured Dr. Gerald Curatola, '83, who demonstrated a dramatic dental make-over story.

Metro NY quoted Dr. Mark Wolff in an article about fluoride levels in the water supply. Doctor Radio, a Sirius satellite radio channel sponsored by the NYU Langone Medical Center, also interviewed Dr. Wolff about fluoride levels in New York City's water.

Metro NY interviewed Dr. Donna Shelley, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and director of interdisciplinary research and practice, on substance (especially tobacco) abuse.

The Wall Street Journal featured NYUCD's program to improve communication between patients and future dentists, and quoted Dr. David Hershkowitz, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, and Dr. Louis Siegelman, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, in a story about dental phobias. The New York Daily News also quoted Dr. Siegelman in a story about dental phobias.

Good Morning America interviewed Dr. Stefanie Russell, assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion on the prophylactic removal of wisdom teeth. Dr. Russell was also interviewed by iVillage about gingivitis during pregnancy.

Dentistry@Sydney, a blog published by the University of Sydney, Australia, Faculty of Dentistry, ran an item promoting Global Health Nexus magazine.

Hudson Register-Star reported on the NYUCD-Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program's visit in April 2011 to Hudson, New York.

Dental Tribune International ran a story on dentists from around the world attending International Implantology Week at NYUCD.

Yahoo News reported on a collaborative study between NYUCD and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU that found an effective way to combine two methods that scientists use as vehicles to carry DNA into cell nuclei. The news was also reported by DentistryIQ.com, DOCSEducation.com, HawaiiNews.com, Finanzas, HealthNewsDigest.com, and El Nuevo Herald Miami.

Health & Medicine Week reported on research on an all-ceramic core crown designed by Dr. Nelson da Silva, assistant professor of prosthodontics; on a study on gene expression in mineralization, conducted by Dr. Cristina Teixeira, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Orthodontics and associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology; on tobacco cessation programs directed by Dr. Donna Shelley, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and director of interdisciplinary research and practice; on immigrant and minority health research conducted by Dr. Shelley; on fracture prevention in all-ceramic restorations studied by Dr. Yu Zhang, assistant professor of biomaterials and biomimetics; and on a study on subcellular fractions conducted by Dr. Pablo Peixoto, associate research scientist in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.

ADA News reported on presentations by NYUCD faculty at the 2010 Symposium on Early Childhood Caries in American Indian and Alaska Native Children.

ADA News quoted Dr. Michael C. Alfano, executive vice president of NYU, former dean of NYUCD, and current professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at NYUCD, and Dr. David Glotzer, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, in an article about training dental students in emergency response.

Reuters Health reported on a study led by Dr. Brian Schmidt, professor of oral and maxilliofacial surgery and director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, that found that in comparison with other patients, those with oral cancer report significant levels of spontaneous pain and functional restriction from pain.

USA Today interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff about tooth whitening.

New York State Dental Association News reported that the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research awarded a two-year, $245,000 grant to an NYUCD research team led by Dr. Deepak Saxena, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, to identify bacteria associated with oral cancer.

CBS2 NY interviewed Dr. Amr Moursi, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, about fluoride levels in the water supply.

CBS2 NY broadcast an interview with Dr. David Tarrab, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, about amalgam dental restorations. The story was also reported by WRAL-TV, Raleigh-Durham.

Lab Management Today reported on an oral health assessment conducted in 2010 on behalf of the government of Grenada by the NYUCD-Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program.

Parent Paper quoted Dr. Karen Raphael, professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, in an article about temporomandibular joint disorder.

WCSH-TV, Portland, Maine, reported on the NYUCD-Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program's 2010 outreach to Machias, Maine. The news was also reported by The Bangor Daily News, The Machias Valley News Observer, The Downeast Coastal Press, The Quoddy Tides, and the Calais Advertiser.

Weekly Asahi, a popular Japanese news magazine, featured residents of the Implant Dentistry Fellowship Program in a story on differences between American and Japanese approaches to implant dentistry education.

Dentistry Today reported on a major gift to NYUCD from Dentsply International to advance NYUCD's implant dentistry initiatives.

Dentistry Today reported that NYUCD awarded the 2010 Irwin Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry to Dr. Seok-Kyun Kim, founder and president of the Korean Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dentistry Today reported on presentations made by NYUCD faculty and students at the 2011 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition.

National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed Executive Vice President of NYU and Former Dean and current Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYUCD, Dr. Michael C. Alfano, on the emergence of new dental schools in the United States.

Diabetes Health reported that NYU's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) awarded an NYU nursing-dental research team a one-year pilot grant to assess the feasibility of using gingival crevicular blood from periodontal patients to gauge hemoglobin A1C—a blood glucose measurement —as a means of diagnosing diabetes and identifying pre-diabetes. The news was also reported by NewsUpdate.com, Diabetes News Feed, Nurse.com, NewsRX, Journal of Molecular Biology NEWS-Line, Scientific Computing, and Diabetes Daily.

Newsday quoted Dr. Susan Gail Tierney, clinical associate professor of orthodontics, in an article about orthodontic treatment for adults.

Ladies' Home Journal quoted Dr. Mark Wolff in an article about managing healthcare costs.

The New York State Dental Journal reported on a study led by Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry and associate chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, that identified a promising new approach for treating tooth hypersensitivity.

The New York State Dental Journal reported that the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) awarded a joint, five-year $1.25 million dollar grant to Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, professor of oral and maxilliofacial surgery and director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, and Dr. Markus Hardt, a protein chemist at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute, for a study of the molecular mechanisms of oral cancer pain.

The New York State Dental Journal also reported that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a multimillion dollar grant to the Venter Institute in collaboration with Dr. Walter Bretz, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, for a study to predict caries risk.

The New York State Dental Journal quoted Dr. Donna Shelley, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and director of interdisciplinary research and practice, in an article about advertisements for smoking cessation programs.

WebMD interviewed Dr. Denise Estafan, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and director of esthetic dentistry, for an article about tooth bleaching.

Futurity carried a story entitled "Pool Water May Strip Tooth Enamel," which featured a discussion with Dr. Leila Jahangiri, associate professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, who observed at firsthand the effects of improper pH levels on a patient's teeth. The Toronto Star, QR77 Radio in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Biosopace also carried the story.

Doctor Radio interviewed Dr. Morey Gendler, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on oral health tips for seniors; Dr. Robert Glickman, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery about TMJ and bruxism; Dr. Brian Schmidt, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on advances in oncology; Dr. Amr Moursi, associate professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on fluoride levels in New York City drinking water; Dr. Ananda Dasanayake, professor of epidemiology and health promotion and director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Research, on new advances in dentistry; Dr. Rima Bachiman Sehl, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on dental care as we age; and Dr. Joan Phelan, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine on dental X-ray safety.

The New York Daily News carried a calendar item on the 2011 Oral Cancer Walk, cosponsored by NYUCD.

The Times of India interviewed Dr. Bapanaiah Penugonda, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and group practice director; Mr. Jimit Khakhar, ‘12; and Mr. Dharam Tayal, ‘12, for a story about students from India at NYUCD.

Health magazine interviewed Dr. Angela Kamer, associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, about a study she led that found new evidence to support a link between gingival inflammation and Alzheimer's disease. Redbook also interviewed Dr. Kamer about the study.

The ADEA Bulletin of Dental Education profiled Edly Destine, DDS Program Class of 2014, and Rosa Maria Salvo, Dental Hygiene Program Class of 2012.

NewsRX reported on a study about a smoking cessation program for Chinese immigrants living in New York led by Dr. Donna Shelley, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and director of interdisciplinary research and practice.