The New York State Dental Foundation unveiled its new bioterrorism course,
“Taking Action: Preparing the Dental Team Against Bioterrorism,” on November
7, 2003, at NYUCD. The course carries three mandatory continuing education
credits. The course was developed for the foundation by NYUCD experts
in the field of terrorism preparedness. It will be presented throughout
New York State beginning in early 2004.
The objective of the course is to empower the dental team to recognize
warning signs of an attack, the appropriate response to an attack, and
the clinical symptoms of potential agents. NYUCD faculty who have signed
on to teach the course include Dr. Rekow, Dr. More, Dr. Boylan, Dr. Phelan,
Dr. Robbins, and Dr. Psoter, along with Dr. Ryan McCafferty, a 2003 graduate
of the MS Program in Clinical Research and a first-year resident in the
Advanced Education Program in Endodontics.