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Congratulations to...
 


Dr. Arthur Ashman




Ms. Madiha Bhatti




Ms. Annie Cella




Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake




Dr. Renata Dias




Dr. Michael B. Ferguson




Dr. Kenneth Fleisher








Dr. Gary Goldstein




Ms. Cara Gustman




Dr. Vasiliki Karlis




Dr. Ross Kerr




Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp




Dr. Martine R. Mandracchia




Dr. Brendan O'Connor




Dr. Ivy D. Peltz




Ms. Theresa Rinaldi




Dr. Miriam Robbins




Ms. Jane Rosenthal




Dr. Deepak Saxena




Dr. Andrew Schenkel




Dr. Stuart Segelnick




Dr. Andrew I. Spielman




Ms. Lisa Stefanou




Dr. Cristina Teixeira




Dr. Anthony Vernillo




Dr. Mark Wolff




Dr. R.G. "Wick" Alexander, Clinical Professor of Ortho-dontics, on authoring an article entitled "Space Closure in Patients With Missing Mandibular Incisors" for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.

Dr. Kenneth Allen, '73, Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring an article entitled "The Effect of Chewing Gum on Learning as Measured by Test Performance" for Nutrition Bulletin, with Dr. Ralph Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Arthur Ashman, Clinical Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on receiving the Isaiah Lew Award, a lifetime achievement in research award, presented by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Gary S. Berkowitz, '76, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on becoming a Group Practice Director.

Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean, on presenting the Mermelstein Lecture on Ethics at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.

Ms. Madiha Bhatti, on joining NYUCD as Student Affairs Administrator. Ms. Bhatti will be responsible for overseeing NYUCD's student clubs and organizations and promoting student leadership skills and diversity initiatives.

Ms. Annie Cella, a licensed clinical social worker, on joining the Clinical Affairs team as a Social Worker and Patient Advocate.

Dr. Stephen J. Chu, Clinical Associate Professor of Perio-dontology & Implant Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled "Range and Mean Discordance of Individual Tooth Width of the Mandibular Anterior Dentition" for PPAD Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Patricia Corby, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry and Assistant Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on coauthoring an article entitled "Treatment Outcomes of Dental Flossing in Twins: Molecular Analysis of the Interproximal Microflora" for the Journal of Periodontology.

Dr. Frederick A. Curro, Clinical Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and member of the PEARL Executive Management Team, on authoring an article entitled "Gum Chewing as an Adjunct to Use of Medications" for the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on being selected to serve as a member of the Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, NIH.

Dr. Renata Dias, of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on being appointed a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Dr. Elise Eisenberg, '84, Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of Informatics & Digital Support Services, on being appointed to represent ADEA on the steering committee for an academics informatics proposal being developed by the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Ms. Jill B. Fernandez, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "A Unique Role for Dental School Faculty: Telephone Triage Training and Integration into a Health Department's Emergency Response Planning" for the American Journal of Disaster Medicine, with Dr. David L. Glotzer, '58, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Walter J. Psoter, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Michael B. Ferguson, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, on being named Codirector of predoctoral fixed prosthodontics clinics, and on authoring a review article entitled "All Eyes Are on the New Flashlite Magna LED Curing Light" for Inside Dentistry.

Dr. Stefan Fickl, of Munich, Germany, on being appointed a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Dr. Gene S. Fisch, Research Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Syndromes and Epistemology II: Is Autism a Polygenic Disorder?" for the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

Ms. Shellie D. Fizer, on being promoted to Program Administrator of the Continuing Dental Education Program.

Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, on coauthoring an article entitled "MRI of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders" for Applied Radiology Online; and on coauthoring an article entitled "Tetracycline-Guided Debridement and Cone Beam Computed Tomography for the Treatment of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Technical Note" for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with Dr. Shailesh Kottal, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine; Dr. Joan Phelan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine; Dr. Robert G. Norman, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; and Dr. Robert S. Glickman, Professor and Chair of the Mecca Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Ms. Sonia Forbes, on being promoted to Administrator in the Department of Prosthodontics.

Ms. Winnie Furnari, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene and a member of the NYUCD Council on Ethics and Professionalism, on being elected to the American Dental Hygienists' Association Committee on Ethics.

Dr. David L. Glotzer, '58, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring an article entitled "Bioterrorism Update - Information for the Dentist" for the Academy of General Dentistry Online Library. Dr. Glotzer's coauthors included Dr. Walter J. Psoter, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, and Dr. Robert J. Boylan, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology. Added kudos to Dr. Glotzer for coauthoring "A Modest Proposal: Helping to Meet the Surge Environment in a Disaster," a chapter in Emergency Medicine Research Advances published by Nova. Dr. Glotzer's coauthors included Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology; Dr. Benjamin Godder, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; Dr. Miriam Robbins, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine; and Dr. Psoter.

Dr. Gary Goldstein, '69, Professor of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Clinical Recommendations for Avoiding and Managing Surgical Complications Associated With Implant Dentistry: A Review," for the Journal of Peridontology, with Dr. John Cavallaro, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. George Romanos, Clinical Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry; and Dr. Dennis Tarnow, '72, Professor and Chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry. Added kudos to Dr. Goldstein for coauthoring "Immediate Complete Denture for Lichen Planus Site" for Dental Abstracts. Dr. Goldstein's coauthors included Dr. Michael Bral, Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.

Ms. Cara Gustman, on being promoted to International Programs Administrator in the Office of International Programs.

Dr. David Hirsch, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on being inducted into the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Leila Jahangiri, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring articles entitled "A Model for an Integrated Predoctoral Implant Curriculum: Implementation and Outcomes" for the Journal of Dental Education, with Dr. Mijin Choi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prostho-dontics, and "Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness in US Dental Schools and the Value of Triangulation" for the Journal of Dental Education, with Dr. Thomas Mucciolo, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Choi; and Dr. Andrew Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Vasiliki Karlis, Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery, on being inducted into the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Ralph Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring the following articles: "The Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Its Impact on Willingness to Participate in Biomedical Research Studies" for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and "Willingness to Participate in Cancer Screenings: Blacks vs. Whites vs. Puerto Rican Hispanics" for Cancer Control, with Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and Director of the Oral Mucosal Disease Service, on coauthoring an article entitled "Adjunctive Techniques for Oral Cancer Examination and Lesion Diagnosis" for the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp, '87, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "An 'Objectified' Competency-Based Course in the Management of Malocclusion and Skeletal Problems" for the Journal of Dental Education.

Ms. Kerry Longobardi, on joining NYUCD as a Human Resources Generalist in the Office of Human Resources & Faculty Services.

Dr. William J. Maloney, '92, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on coauthoring with Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, an article entitled "A Comprehensive Analysis of the Head and Neck Cancer of Babe Ruth" for the Journal of the American Dental Association, and "Implementation of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Physical Classification System in Periodontal Practice" for the Journal of Periodontology. Added congratulations to Dr. Maloney on receiving a Certificate of Recognition presented by the ADA and the Journal of Evidence-based Dentistry.

Dr. Martine R. Mandracchia, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on becoming a Group Practice Director.

Mr. Kent M. Mark, on joining NYUCD as Web Manager in the Office of Dental Informatics.

Dr. Marjan Moghadam, '02, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, on being appointed Codirector of predoctoral fixed prosthodontics clinics.

Dr. Douglas Morse, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Detection of Very Early Oral Cancers in Puerto Rico" for the American Journal of Public Health, with Dr. Walter Psoter, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, and Dr. Gustavo Cruz, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on presenting the 2008 OKU Distinguished Lecture at NYUCD on "The Age of Innocence and Early Intervention: Oral Health Care for Our Youngest Patients."

Ms. Topaz Murray, on being appointed an Assistant Clinic Manager in the Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Brendan O'Connor, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on being profiled by the Irish Voice.

Dr. Ivy D. Peltz, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on becoming a candidate in the PhD program in Higher Education Administration at the NYU Stein-hardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

Dr. Joan Phelan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on copresenting a lecture at the Summit on Oral Health Care, HIV and AIDS entitled "HIV, Smoking and Oral Lesions," with Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and Director of the Oral Mucosal Disease Service.

Dr. Walter J. Psoter, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "National Emergency Response Programs for Dental Health Care Professionals" for the Journal of the American Dental Association, with Dr. Robert J. Boylan, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology; Dr. Douglas E. Morse, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; and Dr. David L. Glotzer, '58, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Seung-Hee Rhee, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on being appointed Editor of the Journal of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry.

Ms. Theresa Rinaldi, on being promoted to Alumni Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

Dr. Miriam Robbins, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on completing a yearlong fellowship as part of ADEA's Leadership Institute; on becoming a Diplomate of the Board of Special Care Dentistry; and on receiving a D3 Student Appreciation Award.

Ms. Jane Rosenthal, Assistant Director for Student Retention & Academic Advising, on being invited to speak about the great success of NYUCD's student retention program at conferences in Ireland and Toronto in 2009 and at three conferences at the 2009 ADEA meeting.

Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Exploring Potential Pathways Between Parity and Tooth Loss Among American Women" for the American Journal of Public Health, and on coauthoring an article entitled "Beliefs of Women's Risk as Research Subjects and Relationship to Knowledge of DES and Thalidomide: Differences by Sex and by Race/Ethnicity" for the Journal of Women's Health, with Dr. Ralph Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Deepak Saxena, Adjunct Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on coauthoring an article entitled "Genetic Classification of Severe Early Childhood Caries by Use of Subtracted DNA Fragments from Streptococcus Mutans" for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, with Dr. Page W. Caufield, Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Andrew Schenkel, '82, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Group Practice Director, on receiving his MS in Biomaterials Science from NYU.

Dr. Donna Shelley, Director of Interdisciplinary Practice and Research, on the electronic publication of her work, "Increasing Access to Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Treatment: Effectiveness of a Free Nicotine Patch Program Among Chinese Immigrants" in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Dr. Robert Schoor, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodon-tology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Gingival Enlargement as a Manifestation of Tuberous Sclerosis: Case Report and Periodontal Management" for The Journal of Periodontology, with Dr. Veena Nanda, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodon-tology & Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Joan Phelan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine.

Dr. Stuart Segelnick, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Recognizing Doxycycline-Induced Esophageal Ulcers in Dental Practice" for the Journal of the American Dental Association, with Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Howard Silbersher, '63, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on being featured in an ADA News article about dentists who perform community outreach.

Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, on becoming a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Christian Stappert, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on authoring articles entitled "Effect of Mouth-Motion Fatigue and Thermal Cycling on the Marginal Accuracy of Partial Coverage Restorations Made of Various Dental Materials" for Dental Materials; "Masticatory Fatigue, Fracture Resistance, and Marginal Discrepancy of Ceramic Partial Crowns With and Without Coverage of Compromised Cusps" for the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry; "Marginal Accuracy of Press-Ceramic Veneers Influenced by Preparation Design and Fatigue" for the American Journal of Dentistry; "Tooth Structure Preservation by Extended Veneer Restorations" for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry; and "Marginal Accuracy of Pressed Ceramic Full Veneers with Different Preparation Techniques Before and After Simulated Jaw Movement" for Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed. Dr. Stappert also coauthored articles entitled "Midterm Results of a 5-Year Prospective Clinical Investigation of Extended Ceramic Veneers" for Dental Materials, and "Effect of Water Storage Time and Composite Cement Thickness on Fatigue: A Glass-Ceramic Trilayer System" for the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, with Dr. Nelson Silva, Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; and Dr. Van Thompson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Ms. Lisa Stefanou, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "Brown Bag It for Better Product Recommendations" for RDH magazine.

Dr. Cristina Teixeira, Associate Professor of Orthodontics and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on being elected Director of the Craniofacial Biology Group of the International Association for Dental Research; on presenting a lecture entitled "Engineering Bone that Grows" for the Rising Stars Speakers Program at the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists; and on copresenting lectures entitled "Engineering Growing Bone," "Osteogenic Effect of High Frequency, Low Magnitude Forces on Alveolar Bone," and "Role of Inflammation on the Rate of Bone Remodeling and Tooth Movement" at the Fourth Biennial Conference on Orthodontic Advances in Science and Technology, with Dr. Mani Alikhani, Assistant Professor of Orthodontics; Dr. Jade Tran, '06; and Dr Edmund Khoo, a Research Fellow in Orthodontics.

Dr. Michael Turner, Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on being inducted into the American College of Surgeons.

Ms. Janet Tuthill, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "The Safety of Sealants: Understanding the Risk of Bisphenol-A that Appears in Some Dental Composites Resins and Pit and Fissure Sealants" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Ms. Garbriela M. Vaca, on being appointed a Human Resources Administrator in the Office of Human Resources & Faculty Services.

Dr. Anthony Vernillo, Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on authoring articles entitled "Neuroethics is not Hyperbole" and "Preventive Ethics and Rural Healthcare: Addressing Issues on a Systems Level" for the American Journal of Bioethics.

Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Migraine: Its Recognition and Treatment" for U.S. Pharmacist, with Dr. William J. Maloney, '92, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Mr. Cory Welch, on joining NYUCD as Special Events Coordinator in the Office of International Programs.

Dr. Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, on coauthoring an article entitled "Subantimicrobial-Dose Doxycycline Modulates Gingival Crevicular Fluid Biomarkers of Periodontitis in Postmenopausal Osteopenic Women" for the Journal of Periodontology. Added kudos to Dr. Wolff on recent international presentations as follows: "The Dental Biofilm in Caries and Managing the Dental Biofilm" at the Association of Brazilian Preventive Dentistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil; "Clinical Research and Technology Transfer in an Age of Evidence-based Dentistry" at Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines; and "Caries Management from a Public Health and Practitioner's Perspective" at the Southeast Asian International Association for Dental Research, in Manila, Philippines.

Dr. Miles Yacker, '02, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled "Dental Health Watch" for the Five Towns Jewish Times.