Grants and Philanthropy
Major Gift from Dentsply International Keeps NYUCD in the Vanguard of Implant Dentistry Research

Mr. Bret Wise, Chairman, CEO, and President of Dentsply International

"NYUCD's reputation as a national and international leader in implant dentistry rests on the clinical research we conduct, research that is made possible by the generosity of major benefactors," said Dean Bertolami. "We are extremely grateful for a recent gift to NYUCD from Dentsply International, the world's largest manufacturer of dental products, of nearly half a million dollars to advance NYUCD's clinical research mission in implant dentistry."

Added Dr. Stuart Hirsch, Vice Dean for International Initiatives & Development and Interim Chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, "Clinical research benefits everyone. First and foremost, research provides new knowledge that ultimately translates into improved patient care. Then there are benefits for faculty, who are supported in their clinical research in an area that they love. For our students, who have the opportunity to work in a controlled environment and to perform implant procedures with experienced faculty, the benefits are immeasurable."

"Over the years, NYUCD has been extremely fortunate in its corporate partners," said Dean Bertolami, who noted major gifts from other implant companies, including Nobel Biocare and Straumann USA, to improve implant research and education.

"We could not ask for a more distinguished addition to the ranks of corporate supporters of implant dentistry research at NYUCD than Dentsply International," said Dean Bertolami.