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NYUCD in the News
A sampling of recent Media coverage
 














































The New York Times reported on a study by Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, which found a link between pregnancy and tooth loss. The story was also reported by NBC, CBS, Fox, and CW network television news programs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Dallas; and by The New York State Dental Journal, Reuters, New York Post, Journal of the California Dental Association, RDH Registered Dental Hygienist, The Express (UK), Toronto Globe and Mail, and Dentistry Today.

USA Today quoted Dr. Mark Wolff for a story about the efficacy of OTC tooth whitening products. The story was also carried by Allure magazine and the Livingston County (MI) Daily Press. Shape magazine also interviewed Dr. Wolff for a story about whether or not OTC tooth whitening products eat away at dental enamel.

BusinessWeek interviewed Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Development, for a story on "dental tourism" - Americans going abroad for high-quality, low-cost dental care.

Inside Edition interviewed Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, for a story about the controversy surrounding the age of Chinese gymnasts at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The New York Times also interviewed Dr. Moursi on this subject.

NBC News mentioned NYUCD in a report about finding affordable dental care at dental schools.

NBC News also featured NYUCD Clinical Assistant Professor William Maloney in a report on his research into the causes of Babe Ruth's death. WCBS Radio, Cancer Weekly, Sporting News,, and numerous other media outlets also reported the story.

WCBS Radio interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, for a story about finding affordable dental care at dental schools. AM New York also interviewed Dr. Wolff on this topic. Woman's Day interviewed Dr. Wolff about mercury amalgam use.

Fox 5 TV featured an interview with Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, on over-the-counter tooth whiteners.

The Independent, a newspaper in upstate New York, reported on NYUCD's first outreach to Hudson, New York, in Columbia County. (See related story) The only other community that NYU dental students travel to in the US is in Kasigluk, Alaska.

Doctor Radio, a Sirius satellite radio channel sponsored by the NYU Langone Medical Center, featured a series of interviews with NYUCD expert faculty. Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and Dr. Neal Herman, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, provided advice for parents about children's oral health; Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, spoke about the oral health of pregnant women; Dr. Stuart Hirsch, Associate Dean for International Programs and Development, spoke about general oral health care, oral cancer, and the link between oral and systemic health; Dr. Robert Glickman, Professor and Chair of the Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, spoke about advances in oral surgery; and Dr. Donna Shelley, Director of Interdisciplinary Research and Practice, spoke about smoking cessation.

Boston Business Journal featured Dr. Frank Celenza, formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics, for a story entitled "Dental Implants Effective for Orthodontic Treatment."

Applied Radiology Online featured Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in a story on the use of MRIs in treating temporomandibular joint disorders.

Dentistry Today reported on a study led by Dr. David Levy, Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, which found that the human body may harbor many more HIV viruses capable of replicating and contributing to the development of AIDS than previously thought. The story was also reported by Health & Medicine Week, ScienceDaily.com, FirstScience.com, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News,, Journal of the California Dental Association, and the New York State Dental Journal. (See related story)

Medical News Today reported on a study led by Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the MS and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research, which found evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes. The story was also reported by NewsRx.com; Health & Medicine Week; Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week; and Pharma Business Week.

National Geographic reported on a discovery by Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, of a biological clock linking tooth growth to other metabolic processes. The story was also reported by the Toronto Globe & Mail, in the online science bulletin of The American Museum of Natural History, and by Medical News Today and Physorg.com.

New York Observer interviewed Dr. Vasiliki Karlis, Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on bruxism.

Access reported on the third annual Oral Cancer Walk, which was led by students from NYUCD/NYUCN.

Scientific Blogging News reported on research by Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and others, on how knowledge of skin's "odor profile" may lead to early and noninvasive skin cancer detection and diagnosis. The report was also carried by EurekaAlert, MedCompare, Health News Digest, and Science Daily.

Pharma Business Week reported on a study led by Dr. Patricia Corby, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry and Assistant Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on treatment outcomes of dental flossing in twins. The study was also reported in Obesity, Fitness and Wellness Week. (See related story)

Clinical Laboratory News quoted Dr. Daniel Malamud, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program, in an article about saliva diagnostics.

Alaska News reported on an NYUCD outreach mission last February to the remote Alaskan village of Kasigluk.

Dental Products Report featured an interview with Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, on minimally invasive surgery.

TopNews Health reported on a study led by Dr. Angela Kamer, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, linking immune response to Alzheimer's. (See related story)

NOVA interviewed Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, for a PBS documentary, "Alien From Earth," about a key chapter in the human evolutionary story. The Planet Human, a Discovery Channel program about microbes in the human body, interviewed Dr. Page Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, for a story on oral bacteria.

Southern Medical Journal reported on a study by Dr. Ralph Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, which found that Black Americans are equally as willing as white Americans to participate in biomedical research studies.

Food Sleuths/ Food Network TV, interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, for a story about foods that stain teeth.