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Congratulations to…


Dr. Mani Alikhani




Ms. Alma L. Correia




The chart room staff




Dr. Jenni Hjerppe




Dr. Leila Jahangiri




Dr. Neelam Jhawar




Ms. Elly Koskorelos




Dr. Marci Levine




From left: Dr. Nelson da Silva and Mr. John Matthes, '12




Dr. Leandro M. Martins




Dr. Francis V. Panno




Dr. Miriam R. Robbins




Ms. Johanna Rosman




Dr. David Sirois




Ms. Laura J. Sleeper




Dr. Cheryl Westphal-Theile




Dr. Mani Alikhani, assistant professor of orthodontics and co-director of the NYUCD Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research (CTOR), on co-organizing a workshop on accelerated orthodontic tooth movement at the American Association of Orthodontists 2011 annual meeting.

Ms. Andrea L. Beall, instructor in dental hygiene, on presenting a poster entitled "Oral Health Literacy Pilot Program Initiative" at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association, with Dr. Cheryl Westphal-Theile, assistant dean for allied health programs, and Ms. Lisa Stefanou, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene.

Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYUCD, on presenting a keynote address entitled "Why Our Ethics Curricula Don't Work" at the Ethical Issues in Dentistry Symposium cospon-sored by the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Timothy Bromage, adjunct professor of bio-materials and biomimetics and of basic science and craniofacial biology, on coauthoring an article entitled "Molar Macrowear Reveals Neanderthal Eco-Geographic Dietary Variation," for PLoS One.

Dr. John Calamia, professor of cariology and comprehensive care and director of esthetics, on serving as chief editor of Dental Clinics of North America, Cosmetics and Esthetics for the Modern Dental Practice: Update 2011. Dr. Calamia's coeditors are Dr. Mark Wolff, associate dean for predoctoral clinical education and professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Richard D. Trushkowsky, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care. Added kudos to Dr. Calamia on his election to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,

Dr. Paulo Coelho, assistant professor of biomaterials and biomimetics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Characterization of Five Different Implant Surfaces and Their Effect on Osseo-integration: A Study in Dogs," for the Journal of Periodontology.

Ms. Alma L. Correia, '13, on receiving a LeGrand Newman Scholarship from the Northeast Regional Chapter of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, and on being named Student of the Month for February 2011 by the NYUCD Student Council.

Dr. Frederick A. Curro, clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on coauthoring an article entitled "Risk Factors for Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: A Case Control Study from the CONDOR Dental PBRN," for the Journal of Dental Research.

The Chart Room Staff, on being named Staff of the Month for March 2011 by the NYUCD Student Council.

Dr. Stuart Froum, '70, clinical professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Risk Assessment Before Extraction for Immediate Implant Placement in the Posterior Mandible: A Computerized Tomographic Scan Study," for the Journal of Periodontology, with Dr. Sang-Choon Cho, clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry.

Ms. Winnie Furnari, assistant professor of dental hygiene, on authoring articles entitled "The Core Values of Beneficence and Veracity" for Access, and "Oral Health Professional Alert: Elder Abuse Concern in the United States and Canada," for the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, and on serving as committee secretary of the American Dental Association Joint Working Group on Forensic Odontology Informatics.

Ms. Poonam Gat, '12, on coordinating an oral health education and screening program for special needs children and youth in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.

Ms. Kristine Hassan, '13, on being named Student of the Month for March 2011 by the NYUCD Student Council.

Ms. Rosemary Hays, clinical associate professor of dental hygiene, on presenting a poster entitled "A Model Program: Interdisciplinary/ Interprofessional Approach to Access to Oral Health Care for Older Adults," at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), with Ms. Lisa Stefanou, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene; and Ms. Eva Lupovici, clinical professor of dental hygiene. Added kudos to Professor Hays on presenting posters entitled "Association Between Body Mass Index and Tooth Loss" and "Periodonto-pathogenic Bacterial Coloniza-tion in Individuals with Gastrointestinal Precancer," with Dr. Patricia Corby, assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry and associate director of the Bluestone Center, and Dr. Yihong Li, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, at the 2011 annual meeting of the American and International Associations for Dental Research; and on coauthoring an article entitled "Partner with Your Patients: How to Keep the Remineralization/ emineralization Process in Balance," for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Ms. Lisa M. Haystrand, on being appointed research administrator in the Office of International Initiatives and Development.

Dr. Jenni Hjerppe, formerly a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, on being selected as a finalist for the International Association for Dental Research Arthur Frechette Award for New Investigators in Prosthodontics. Dr. Hjerppe was mentored by Dr. Nelson da Silva, assistant professor of prosthodontics.

Dr. Wei-Hsi Hong, teaching fellow in orthodontics and a member of the NYUCD Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research (CTOR), on presenting a poster entitled "Expression of Inflammatory Markers in Response to Different Magnitude of Orthodontic Forces" at the American Association of Orthodontists 2011 annual meeting.

Dr. Leila Jahangiri, clinical associate professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Dental Faculty in a Changing Environment" for the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Neelam Jhawar, '11, on being named Student of the Month for January 2011 by the NYUCD Student Council.

Dr. Kenneth Judy, '68, clinical professor of periodon-tology and implant dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Trends in Implant Dentistry" for Dental Economics.

Dr. Ralph Katz, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Defining Oral Neglect in Institutionalized Elderly: A Consensus Definition for the Protection of Vulnerable Elderly People," for the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Ross Kerr, associate professor of oral and maxillo-facial pathology, radiology and medicine, on coauthoring a series of articles for Oral Diseases: Proceedings of the Fifth World Workshop on Oral Medicine—Systematic Reviews and Position Papers on Future Directions for International Specialty Training, Practice and Research. The articles were entitled: "A Systematic Review of Medical Interventions for Oral Submucous Fibrosis and Future Research Opportunities," "Local Drug Delivery for Oral Mucosal Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities," and "An International Survey in Postgraduate Training in Oral Medicine."

Dr. Sophia Khan, '07, instructor in cariology and comprehensive care, on winning a Service Award from the Xi Psi Phi fraternity.

Dr. Edmund Khoo, PG Orthodontics '11, and a member of the NYUCD Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research (CTOR), on presenting a poster entitled "Expression of Osteogenic Markers in Response to High Frequency, Low Magnitude Forces on Alveolar Bone," at the American Association of Orthodontists 2011 annual meeting.

Ms. Elly Koskorelos, on being appointed alumni outreach administrator in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry and professor and associate chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Effect of Fluoride-substituted Apatite on In Vivo Bone Formation" for the Journal of Biomaterials Applications, and on being awarded the Philippines Development Foundation USA Award of Excellence in Science and Engineering.

Dr. Marci Levine, clinical instructor in oral and maxillo-facial surgery, on being elected secretary of the First District Dental Society.

Dr. Terry Lin, PG Prosthodontics '11, on being selected to receive an American College of Prosthodontists Research Fellowship Award for an abstract entitled "The Effect of Bioactive Collagen Membrane Carrying PDGF for Bone Regeneration."

Ms. Eva Lupovici, clinical professor of dental hygiene, on presenting a poster entitled "Impact of Economic Changes on Trends in Dental Hygiene Education" at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), with Ms. Judith Kreismann, clinical associate professor of dental hygiene; Ms. Lisa Stefanou, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene; and Dr. Cheryl Westphal-Theile, assistant dean for allied health programs.

Dr. William J. Maloney, '92, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on authoring articles entitled "Babe Ruth's Battle with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and the Dentist's Role in its Diagnosis and Treatment" and "The Significance of Metham-phetamine Usage for Dental Practice," both for Dentista y Paciente, the latter article coauthored by Dr. Maura Maloney, '92; "Significance of Cannabis Use in Dental Practice," for The New York State Dental Journal; "Occam's Razor and Hickam's Dictum: The Transformation of a Theoretical Discussion into a Modern and Revolutionary Tool in Oral Diagnostics," and "Vitruvian Man: Leonardo da Vinci's Interpretation of the Golden Proportion and Its Application to Modern Dentistry," with Mr. Jake Fried, '12, for WebMedCentral. Added kudos to Dr. Maloney on being appointed a dental consultant for WebMedCentral, and on his appointment to the editorial board of the Mexican dental journal Dentista y Paciente.

Dr. Leandro M. Martins, formerly a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, on being selected as a finalist for the International Association for Dental Research Arthur Frechette Award for New Investigators in Prosthodontics. Dr. Martins was mentored by Dr. Nelson da Silva, assistant professor of prosthodontics.

Mr. John Matthes, '12, on winning the New York Academy of Dentistry Award for his poster presentation entitled "Marginal Microscopic Analysis of CAD/ CAM All Ceramic Crowns," with Dr. Nelson da Silva, assistant professor of prosthodontics, and Dr. Mark Wolff, associate dean for predoctoral clinical educa-tion and professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Jose M. Navarro, MS in Biomaterials, '10, on being selected as a finalist for the Research Competition Award of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Navarro was mentored by Dr. Nelson da Silva, assistant professor of prosthodontiocs.

Dr. Francis V. Panno, professor emeritus of prostho-dontics, on receiving the 2010 Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics Achievement Award in recognition of lifelong contributions to the dental profession and the specialty of prosthodontics.

Dr. Eric Ploumis, associate professor of orthodontics, on being interviewed for an article on 3D cone beam computed tomography scanning in Dental Economics.

Dr. Karen Raphael, professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on authoring an article entitled "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Moderates the Relation Between Documented Childhood Victimization and Pain 30 Years Later" for Pain; and on presenting a lecture entitled "Bruxism and Orofacial Pain: A Critical Reappraisal" at Aarhus University School of Dentistry in Denmark.

Dr. Markos Raptis, PG Orthodontics '11, and a member of the NYUCD Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research (CTOR), on presenting a poster entitled "Accelerated Tooth Movement: from Rats to Humans" at the American Association of Orthodontists 2011 annual meeting.

Dr. Victoria Raveis, research professor of cariology and comprehensive care and director of the Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging and the Community, on coauthoring an article entitled "Managing Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Care: A National Survey of Policies in US Medical Schools," for Academic Medicine, and for the following presentations: "ART CART: Saving the Legacy of Aging Artists" at the Aging in America 2011 Annual Conference of the American Society of Aging and at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Experience of the Association for Gerontological Society of America; "Family Caregiving Transitions: Addressing the Care Needs of Older Adults During the Cancer Survivorship Period" and "Involving Aging Artists in Interdisciplinary Academic Training and Service Programs: Lessons Learned," at the Gerontological Society of America, 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting; and "Underserved Individuals with Conditions Other Than Cancer Who Require Palliative Care: HIV/AIDS in the US," at the 18th International Congress on Palliative Care.

Dr. Dianne Rekow, professor and former chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and provost of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, on being installed as the 88th President of the International Association for Dental Research.

Dr. Miriam R. Robbins, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on being named Faculty of the Month for January 2011 by the NYUCD Student Council; and on coauthoring an article entitled "Global Perceptions and Misconceptions about Dental Treatment During Pregnancy Among Health Care Providers," for the Journal of Dental Education, with Dr. Stefanie Russell, assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion.

Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, professor and chair of the Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, presented lectures to residents and faculty of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and Boston University School of Dental Medicine at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and to residents and faculty at the University of Gainesville, Florida, School of Dental Medicine. The topic was "Endodontic Pain: Biologic Causes and Preventive Strategies."

Ms. Johanna Rosman, academic program coordinator for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on earning a BS degree in nursing from the NYU College of Nursing.

Dr. Stefanie Russell, assistant professor of epidemi-ology and health promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Is Motherhood Bad for Oral Health? Parity and Dental Disease: Recommendations for Research, Clinical Practice, and Policy," for the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Brian Schmidt, professor of oral and maxillo-facial surgery and director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on being selected as the Norman Rowe lecturer for the 2011 national meeting of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Stuart L. Segelnick, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on coauthoring articles entitled "Doxycycline-Induced Dizziness in Dental Patients" for The New York State Dental Journal and "Management of Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding" for US Pharmacist, with Dr. Mea Weinberg, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, and on coauthoring an article entitled "New York State Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists' Views on Pre-Sinus Lift Referral" for the Journal of Periodontology, with Dr. Michael T. Cote, PG Periodontics '12, and Dr. Robert Schoor, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry and director of the Postgraduate Program in Periodontics. Added kudos to Dr. Segelnick on his installation as president of the Second District Dental Society; on becoming a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists; and on receiving the Bernard P. Tillis Award for Excellence in Dental Writing for an article entitled "Hard to Say Goodbye," which appeared in the SDDS Bulletin.

Dr. David Sirois, associate professor of oral and maxillo-facial pathology, radiology and medicine and associate dean for graduate programs, on coauthoring an article entitled "Persistent Orofacial Muscle Pain" for Oral Diseases: Proceedings of the Fifth World Workshop on Oral Medicine: Systematic Reviews and Position Papers on Future Directions for International Specialty Training, Practice and Research.

Dr. Silvia Spivakovsky, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on being named Faculty of the Month for February 2011 by the NYUCD Student Council.

Dr. Donna Shelley, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and director of interdisciplinary research and practice, on coauthoring an article entitled "Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Public Health Dental Clinics in New York City" for the Journal of Dental Education, with Dr. Tuo-Yeng Tseng, a junior research scientist in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; Ms. Madeleine Lloyd, practice director of the NYU Nursing Faculty Practice; and Dr. Mark Wolff, associate dean for predoctoral clinical education and professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; and on coauthoring an article entitled "Ethnic Disparities in Self-Reported Oral Health Status and Access to Care Among Older Adults in NYC" for the Journal of Urban Health, with Dr. Stefanie Russell, assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion.

Ms. Laura J. Sleeper, assistant director of clinic operations for postgraduate education, on coauthoring an article entitled "Tips for Chairside Hypersensitivity Treatment" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, with Ms. Lisa Stefanou, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene.

Ms. Rebecca Stauffer, on being appointed administrator for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.

Dr. Cristina Teixeira, associate professor of orthodontics and of basic science and craniofacial biology, interim chair of the Department of Orthodontics, and co-director of the NYUCD Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research (CTOR), on co-organizing a workshop on accelerated orthodontic tooth movement at the American Association of Orthodontists 2011 annual meeting.

Ms. Janet Tuthill, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene, on authoring articles entitled "Heroin Addiction and Our Adolescent Patients" for Access and "A New Generation of Risk Assessment" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on authoring a guest editorial entitled "The Affordable Care Act and Evidence-Based Care" for The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Anthony Vernillo, professor of oral and maxillo-facial pathology, radiology and medicine, on authoring an article entitled "Routine Opt-out HIV Testing in Dental Healthcare—Its Implementation and the Advancement of Public Health" for the American Journal of Bioethics, and on presenting lectures entitled "Property and Privacy Paradigms of 'Marketable Spit': An Ethical and Legal Counterpart to Blood?" at the Ethical Issues in Dentistry Symposium of the Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering, and "Oral Diagnostics and Bioethics" at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School of the National Naval Medical Center.

Dr. Rodrigo Viecilli, assistant professor of orthodontics, on being invited to speak at the 2011 annual meeting of the Spanish Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Cheryl Westphal-Theile, assistant dean for allied health programs and director of the dental hygiene program, on earning a Doctor of Education degree from Fielding Graduate University, School of Educational Leadership and Change. Her dissertation was entitled "Cultural Competence and the Delivery of Dental Hygiene Services: A Program Evaluation of Curriculum Effectiveness."

Dr. Mark Wolff, associate dean for predoctoral clinical education and professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on presenting a lecture at the 2011 Caries Management by Risk Assessment Conference sponsored by the California Dental Association Foundation.

Xi Psi Phi Beta chapter of NYUCD on receiving the national fraternity's 2011 Best Chapter Award.

Dr. Seiichi Yamano, assistant professor of prosthodontics, on receiving the American College of Prosthodontists' Young Prosthodontist Innovator Award for a research project entitled "Novel Gene-Enhanced Bone Tissue Engineering Use of 3-D Printed Scaffolds."