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Celebrating Our Community
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Dr. Michael Bral




Dr. Giuseppe Cardaropoli




Dr. Elena Cunningham,




Dr. David L. Glotzer




Dr. Ralph V. Katz




Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros




Dr. Mitchell Lipp




Dr. Mitchell S. Pines








Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYUCD, on being elected President-elect of the American Dental Education Association; on authoring an article entitled “Creating the Dental School Faculty of the Future: A Guide for the Perplexed,”for the Journal of Dental Education; and on presenting the 2007 Dr. Cyril R. and Evelyn F. Mirmelstein Lecture, “Doing Well-Doing Good; A Preamble to Ethics in Practice”at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dean Bertolami has also been named the recipient of the Research Recognition Award of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation.

Dr. Michael Bral, ’76, Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled “Management of a Patient with Severe Erosive Lichen Planus in Need of an Immediate Complete Denture: A Clinical Report,”for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, with Dr. Gary R. Goldstein, Professor of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Leigh R. Busch, PG in Endodontics Program, ’75, Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics, on being promoted to Director of the Predoctoral Program in Endodontics. In that capacity, Dr. Busch is responsible for the education of the largest predoctoral endodontics class in the United States.

Dr. John R. Calamia, Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on receiving both the 2007 Educator of the Year Award and the Faculty Award of Excellence presented by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; on becoming Senior Editor of Successful Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry for the Modern Dental Practice; and on coauthoring a chapter in that textbook entitled “Porcelain Laminate Veneers: Reasons for 25 Years of Success,”with Dr. Christine Calamia, ’07.

Dr. Giuseppe Cardaropoli, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on being appointed to the editorial boards of the International Journal of Maxillofacial Implants and the journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research; on becoming a member of the research committee of the Academy of Osseointegration; and on authoring articles entitled “Peri-Implant Hard and Soft Tissue Integration to Dental Implants Made of Titanium and Gold,”for Clinical Oral Implants Research; “Immediate Placement of Implants into Impacted Maxillary Canine Extraction Sockets,”for the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry; and “Microbiological Effect of the Use of an Ultrasonic Device and Iodine Irrigation in Patients with Severe Chronic Periodontal Disease: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Study,”for Acta Odontologica Scandinavica.

Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Global Oral Health Concentration Leader for the NYU Master’s Program in Global Public Health, on authoring an article entitled “The Cultural and Social Context of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Risk and Control Among Hispanics in New York,” for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Dr. Elena Cunningham, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on coauthoring an article entitled “Integrating Information About Location and Value of Resources by White-faced Saki Monkeys,” for Animal Cognition.

Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Research, on authoring an article entitled “Challenges Faced by Minority Children in Obtaining Dental Care,” for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Dr. Gary Davidowitz, ’78, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring an article entitled “Minor Tooth Movement for Crowded Mandibular Teeth,” for Dentistry Today.

Dr. Michael B. Ferguson, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled “Impressive: Fast, Efficient Implant Impression with Precision VPS and Perfectrays,” for Dental Products Report, with Dr. Mijin Choi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics; and on coauthoring “Recreating an Esthetic Smile: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” for the Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Kenneth E. Fleisher, Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on coauthoring “Current Trends in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” for the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; and on presenting a lecture entitled “Dental Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)” at the 2007 annual meeting of the New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation.

Dr. David L. Glotzer, ’58, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on coauthoring an article entitled “All Hazards Training: Incorporating a Catastrophe Preparedness Mindset into the Dental School Curriculum and Professional Practice,” for Dental Clinics of North America, with Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor and Chair of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and Special Advisor to the President and the Provost on Engineering at NYU; Dr. Frederick G. More, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and of Pediatric Dentistry; Dr. Benjamin Godder, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; and Dr. Walter Psoter, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion. In addition, Dr. Glotzer and Dr. Luis Fujimoto, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, have been appointed to the Advisory Board/Leadership Council of the Medical Reserve Corps of New York City.

Dr. Gary Greenstein, ’72, Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled “The Relationship Between Biologic Concepts and Fabrication of Surgical Guides for Dental Implant Placement,” for Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, with Dr. John Cavallaro, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Joseph B. Guttenplan, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on coauthoring one of the five most cited articles in bioorganic and inorganic chemistry in 2006. The article, “Mutagenic Activity of 4-Hydroxyestradiol, but Not 2-Hydroxyestradiol, in BB Rat2 Embryonic Cells, and the Mutational Spectrum of 4-Hydroxyestradiol,” was published in Chemical Research in Toxicology. Dr. Guttenplan’s coauthors included Dr. Peter G. Sacks, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology. Additional articles coauthored by Dr. Guttenplan include “Comparative Mutational Profiles of the Environmental Mammary Carcinogen 6-Nitrochrysene and Its Metabolites in a lacI Mammary Epithelial Cell Line,” for Carcinogenesis; and “Effects of 1,4 Phenylenebis (Methylene) Selenocyanate on Mutagensis and p53 Protein Expression in the Tongue of lacI Rats Treated with 4-Nitroquinoline-N-Oxide,” for Mutation Research. Dr. Guttenplan also copresented a workshop entitled “Mutagenic Activity of Carcinogens”at the XIII International Charles Heidelberger Symposium.

Dr. Neal G. Herman, ’72, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on being profiled in the “Saluting Success”section of the New York State Dental Foundation Web site, which recognizes individuals whose contributions to the dental profession and patient care far exceed duty and expectations.

Dr. Ralph V. Katz, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled “Willingness of Minorities to Participate in Biomedical Studies: Confirmatory Findings from a Follow-up Study Using the Tuskegee Legacy Project Questionnaire,” for the Journal of the National Medical Association, with Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Professor and Associate Chair of Biomaterials & Biomimetics and Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring articles entitled “Antibacterial Effect of Zinc Phosphate Mineralized Guided Bone Regeneration Membranes,” for Implant Dentistry; “Physico-Chemical-Mechanical and in vitro Biological Properties of Calcium Phosphate Cements with Doped Amorphous Calcium Phosphates,” for Biomaterials; “In situ Characterization of Degradation Behavior of Plasma-Sprayed Coatings on Orthopedic and Dental Implants,”for Advanced Science Technology, with Dr. John P. LeGeros, Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics; “Fluoride Supplement Affects Bone Mineralization in Young Rats,” for the Journal of Hard Tissue Biology; “Calcium Phosphate Biomaterials: An Update,” for the International Journal of Oral Medical Sciences, with Dr. John P. LeGeros; “Dissolution Rate of Zinc-Containing b-Tricalcium Phosphate Ceramics,” for Biomedical Materials; and “Performance for Bone Ingrowths of Biphasic Calcium Phosphate Ceramic Versus Bovine Bone Substitute,” for Key Engineering.

Dr. Mitchell Lipp, ’87, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, on authoring an article entitled “Shedding Even More Light on an Orthodontic Appliance,” for The New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Oded Nahlieli, Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on authoring an article entitled “Endoscopic Intraoral Plating of Orbital Floor Fractures,” for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Nahlieli’s coauthors included Dr. Michael D. Turner, Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Richard Nejat, ’97, Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled “Controlling the Intraoral Environment Before and After Implant Therapy,” for Registered Dental Hygienist, with Dr. Daniel Nejat, PG Periodontology Program ’06.

Dr. Ivy Peltz, ’83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on being accepted into the NYU Steinhardt School of Education PhD program in Higher and Postsecondary Education, which she began in fall 2007, and on serving as the NYUCD Mentor Coordinator for the Mentoring Initiative of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Dennis W. Peng, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on coauthoring an article entitled “Ploidy Analysis on Brush Biopsy Samples,” for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, with Dr. David A. Sirois, Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs; Dr. Peter G. Sacks, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; and Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine.

Dr. Mitchell S. Pines, ’75, Clinical Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, on receiving the American Dental Association’s 2007 Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Award, which recognizes innovation in improving the oral health of the public.

Dr. Seung-Hee Rhee, ’96, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on representing New York State as a member of the House of Delegates at the 2007 annual meeting of the Academy of General Dentistry; and on serving as chair of the Women Dentists Committee of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Georgios Romanos, Clinical Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled “Lasers in Periodontics: A Review of the Literature,”for the Journal of Periodontology.

Robert J. Rueda, ’09, on winning an 80GB iPod in a lottery sponsored by the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. Mr. Rueda, shown with Dr. Michael Newman, Editor, Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, and Dr. Ralph V. Katz.

Dr. Christian F. J. Stappert, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled “All-Ceramic Partial Coverage Restorations on Natural Molars; Masticatory Fatigue Loading and Fracture Resistance,” for the American Journal of Dentistry.

Dr. Van P. Thompson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, on coauthoring an article entitled “Attitudes and Expectations of Treating Deep Caries: A PEARL Network Survey,”for General Dentistry, with Dr. Page W. Caufield, Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; Dr. Frederick Curro, Clinical Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and Director of Pharmacology for the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research; and Dr. Jonathan A. Ship, Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.

Dr. Michael D. Turner, Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on coauthoring a monograph entitled “Dry Mouth and Its Effects on the Oral Health of Elderly People,” for the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Turner’s coauthor was Dr. Jonathan A. Ship, Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, & Medicine and Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.

Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled “Oral Health and Elder Care,” for U.S. Pharmacist, with Dr. William J. Maloney, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Mark S. Wolff, Professor and Chair of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, on receiving a recognition award from the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry for outstanding contributions to the field of dentistry in prevention and cariology; and on coauthoring an article entitled “A 100-Year Journey from GV Black to Minimal Surgical Intervention,” for Compendium, with Dr. Kenneth Allen, Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, and Dr. James Kaim, Professor and Associate Chair of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.