Jahangiri, Appointed Chairperson of Prosthodontics
M. Lin, Appointed professor of Endodontics and Director of the Advanced
Education Program in Endodontics
H. Wiggin, Appointed Senior Director of Clinical Operations
Leila Jahangiri, an authority on bioengineered prosthetics and
the development of periodontal ligament on dental implants, has
been named Chairperson of the Louis Blatterfein Department of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Jahangiri’s previous positions included Assistant Professor
of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Medicine
and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School (UMDNJ), Codirector of
Prosthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Clinical
Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics at NYUCD.
earned both her D.M.D. degree and an M.S. degree in Oral Biology
from Harvard University. She also holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery
degree from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry
in London. The recipient of the Arthur R. Frechette Award in Prosthodontics
from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Dr.
Jahangiri is currently investigating the development of periodontal
ligament on endosseous dental implants by orthodontic tooth movements
and innovations such as prosthetics made from human tooth cells.
M. Lin has joined NYUCD as a Professor of Endodontics and Director
of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics. He was previously
a Professor of Endodontics and Chairman of the Section on Endodontics
at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry.
Dr. Lin holds
a B.D.S. degree from the Chung Shan Medical College School of Dentistry
in Taiwan, a D.M.D. degree from UMDNJ, and a Ph.D. degree in pathology
from the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Dr. Lin, who has
published widely on endodontic successes and failures, is currently
investigating microorganisms associated with endodontic treatment
failure and the formation and treatment of periapical lesions.
new Senior Director of Clinical Operations, Jack H. Wiggin,
is a Certified Public Accountant with over 17 years experience managing
large dental practices. In his newly created position, he is responsible
for ensuring the smooth operation of NYUCD’s clinics, which
handle over 250,000 patient visits a year—more than any other
dental school. His priorities include developing procedures for
delivering consistent, efficient patient care and overseeing budgeting,
staff development, patient recruitment, retention and registration,
and medical record-keeping.
was previously the COO of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Dental Associates,
Ltd., America’s largest single-owner dental practice, with
over 800 employees. During his tenure, annual revenues more than