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Professor Jill Fernandez, left, and Professor Donna Hallas at the annual meeting of the NYS Nurse Practitioners Association.




































Ms. Vera Banks,

Instructor in Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "The Sealant Story: A look at the Evolution of the Dental Sealant," for Dimensions.

Dr. Eric W. Baker,

Adjunct Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on editing an anatomy textbook, The Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Medicine, which will be published in 2010.

Dr. Gerald Barrack,

Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, on receiving the 2009 Achievement Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Charles N. Bertolami,

Herman Robert Fox Dean of the College of Dentistry, shown with Dean P. J. Byrne of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), on Dean Bertolami's induction into the RCSI. NYUCD is conducting a collaborative three-year Advanced Education Program in Oral Surgery for International Dentists. Additional kudos to Dean Bertolami on presenting the Mirmelstein Lecture on Ethics, "People Behaving Badly: 'What' vs. 'Want,'" at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.

Dr. John Cavallaro, Jr., '85,

Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Clinical Methodologies for Achieving Primary Dental Implant Stability: The Effects of Alveolar Bone Density," for the Journal of the American Dental Association, with Dr. Gary Greenstein, '72, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Elise Eisenberg, '84,

Senior Director of Informatics, on presenting a lecture entitled "Mac OS Server State of the Union" at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference; and on participating in panels on how NYUCD uses Podcast producer and iTunes U at AcademicX 2009 - Beyond the LMS: Innovations in Higher Education & Scholarship, a conference cosponsored by Apple and maclearning.org, and in an ADEA-sponsored Commission on "Change and Innovation in Dental Education."

Dr. Michael Ghalili,

Clinical Professor of Prostho-dontics and Director of the International Program in Aesthetic Dentistry, on copresenting the keynote address at the 17th World Congress of Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr. Donald B. Giddon,

Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Expanded Health Care Involvement for Dentists," for The Berkshire Eagle.

Dr. David Glotzer, '58,

Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on being appointed by the ADA Board of Trustees to serve as a consultant to the Council on Dental Practice on bioterrorism preparedness.

Ms. Nicole Greco,

Instructor in Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "The Oral Implications of Celiac Disease," for Dimensions.

Dr. Donna Hallas, Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, on copresenting a seminar entitled "Nurse Practitioner Interventions to Reduce the Incidence of Childhood Caries" at the annual meeting of the New York State Nurse Practitioners Association, in collaboration with Ms. Jill B. Fernandez, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of Pediatric Outreach Programs.

Ms. Rosemary Hays,

Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, on coauthoring an article entitled "Benefits of Fluoride at Any Age," for the Journal of Practical Hygiene.

Dr. Ralph V. Katz,

Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on being appointed to the Advisory Committee of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care.

Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros,

Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics and Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry, on authoring book chapters entitled "Calcium Phosphate-Based Osteoinductive Materials," for Chemical Reviews; "Hydroxya-patite" and "Tricalciumphos-phate/Hydroxyapatite Biphasic Calcium Phosphates," for Handbook of Bioceramics and Their Applications; "Calcium-Phosphate Glass" and "Magnesium- and Zinc-Substituted beta-Tricalcium Phosphate Materials," for Progress in Bioceramics; and "Bioactive Materials in Endodontics," for Expert Review of Medical Devices. Dr. LeGeros also coauthored the following articles: "Inhibitory Effect of Zn2+ in Zinc-Contain-ing -Tricalcium Phosphate on Resorbing Activity of Mature Osteoclasts," and "Fabrication of Cancellous Bone Type Carbonate Apatite Foam by Hydrothermal Conversion of ?-Tricalcium Phosphate in Carbonate Solutions," for the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research; "Efficacy of a New Injectable Calcium-Phosphate Ceramic Suspension on Improving Bone Properties of Ovariectomized Rats," for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; "Calcium-Phosphate Mineralized GBR Membranes: Preparation and Properties," and "Effect of Sintering Process on Micro-porosity and Bone Ingrowth on Biphasic Calcium-Phosphate Ceramics," for Key Engineering Materials; "Qualitative Study of the New Bone Formation Surrounding the Ti Implant by FT-IR and Polarizing Microscope" and "Comparison of Bone Mineral Density and Area of Newly Formed Bone Around Ti-15%Zr-4%Nb-4%Ta Alloy and Ti-6%Al-4%V Alloy Implants," for the Journal of Hard Tissue Biology.

Dr. Arnold I. Liebman,

Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on presenting a lecture entitled "Cosmetic Dentures" to the Sheepshead Study Group, and a lecture on "Dental Care for the Elderly and the Mouth-Body Connection" to the faculty and fellows of the Geriatrics Grand Rounds at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. William Maloney, '92,

Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring articles entitled "Progeria Syndrome: Its Presentation in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Story, 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' and Its Oral Manifestations," for the Journal of Dental Research; "The Need for Implementation of Evidence-Based Dentistry in Daily Dental Practice," for The Bulletin of the Ninth District Dental Association; "Horace Wells and His Significant Contributions to the Discovery of Anesthesia," with coauthor Dr. Maura Maloney, '92, for the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Douglas Morse,

Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Assessing Caries Increments in Elderly Patients With and Without Dementia," for the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Amr M. Moursi,

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on representing NYUCD at the 100 Million Smiles Celebration sponsored by the Colgate-Palmolive Company and its national education program, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures, to mark reaching its goal, stated in 2002, of reaching out to 00 million children by the year 2010 with free dental screenings, treatment referrals, and oral health education. Added kudos to Dr. Moursi on being quoted in the Appeal-Democrat, a Marysville, CA-based newspaper, on the likelihood of children's dental care being included in national health reform.

Dr. Nicola Partridge,

Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on co-authoring an article entitled "Runx2 Recruits p300 to Mediate Parathyroid Hormone's Effects on Histone Acetylation and Transcriptional Activation of the Matrix Metalloproteinase-13 Gene," for Molecular Endocrinology.

Ms. Lenka Pena (left), and Ms. Sonya Frecon, both Dental Hygiene Program Class of 2010, on winning second place in the Table Clinic Competition at the 2009 Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg,

Professor and Chair of the Quartararo Department of Endodontics, on presenting lectures entitled "Pain: Biologic, Clinical, and Pharmacologic Considerations," at the University of Cagliari in Sardinia; and "Endodontic Pain: Genetic, Gender, and Anxiety," at the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

Dr. Stuart Segelnick,

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "The Periodontist's Role in Obtaining Clearance Prior to Patients Undergoing a Kidney Transplant," for The Journal of Periodontology, with Dr. Mea Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Andrew I. Spielman,

Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, on being selected to receive the prestigious ADEA/ Colgate-Palmolive Excellence in Teaching Award of the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Spielman will be recognized at the 2010 ADEA Annual Session in Washington, DC, during the Opening Plenary Session. Added kudos to Dr. Spielman on coauthoring an article entitled "Sour Ageusia in Two Individuals Implicates Ion Channels of the ASIC and PKD Families in Human Sour Taste Perception at the Anterior Tongue," for PLoS ONE.

Dr. Shiela Strauss,

Associate Professor of Nursing and Co-Director of the Statistics and Data Management Core for the NYU Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing, on coauthoring articles entitled "The Potential Use of Gingival Crevicular Blood for Measuring Glucose to Screen for Diabetes: An Examination Based on Characteristics of the Blood Collection Site," for the Journal of Periodontology, with Ms. Alla Wheeler, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, and Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; and "The Dental Office Visit as a Potential Opportunity for Diabetes Screening: An Analysis Using NHANES 20032004 Data" for the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, with Ms. Wheeler, Dr. Russell, and Dr. Robert Norman, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Grace Yi-Ying Su,

Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on presenting a lecture entitled "Keys to Success in Esthetic Dentistry," to the 13th China International Exhibition & Symposium on Dental Equipment, Technology and Products, and on being invited to give a presentation about NYUCD's Advanced Programs for International Dentists to students and faculty at Huashan Hospital and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Dr. Harold I. Sussman,

PG Perio Program, '68,on presenting a lecture entitled "Three Types of Apical Implant Pathology" to the postgraduate periodontal faculty and residents at the Haifa University College of Dentistry in Israel. Dr. Sussman also coauthored a chapter, "Medically Compromised Hospitalized Patients - Need for Special Considerations When Treating Diabetics," for a new textbook on mini dental implants.

Dr. Louis Terracio,

Associate Dean for Research, on winning the Stem Cell Awareness Day Image Contest for his micrograph of a skeletal prosthesis made of skeletal muscle-derived stem cells. Dr. Terracio's winning stem cell image was included in New York State Governor David Paterson's proclamation of September 23, 2009, as Stem Cell Awareness Day in New York State, and appears in a slide show on the Web site, www.stemcell.ny.gov/about_stem_cell_awareness.html , and will be incorporated into a 2010 NYSTEM calendar available for downloading from the Web site.

Dr. Anthony Vernillo,

Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on authoring articles entitled "Placebos in Clinical Practice and the Power of Suggestion," and "Blood Is a Precious Resource - Does It Really Matter Who Donates It?" both for the American Journal of Bioethics.

Dr. Mea Weinberg,

Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled "How Is the Quality of Generic Drugs Evaluated?" for U.S. Pharmacist.

Dr. Howard A. Weiner, '75,

Clinical Associate Professor of Endodontics, on being elected a Nassau County representative to the New York State Dental Association House of Delegates.

Ms. Dawn Weldon,

Class of 2010, on being appointed a clinic representative to the New York State Dental Association.

Professor Cheryl M. Westphal,

Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs, on coauthoring an article entitled "College of Dentistry/College of Nursing Partnership for Access." Professor Westphal's coauthors were Ms. Winnie Furnari, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, and Dr. Judith Haber, the Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the NYU College of Nursing.

Dr. Mark S. Wolff,

Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, on authoring an article entitled "Dentin Hypersensitivity, the Biofilm and Remineralization: What Is the Connection?" for Advances in Dental Research.

Dr. Yu Zhang,

Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, on authoring an articled entitled "Graded Structures for Damage Resistant and Aesthetic All-Ceramic Restorations," for Dental Materials; and on coauthoring an article entitled "Optimization of Ceramic Strength Using Elastic Gradients," for Acta Materialia.