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NYUCD in the News
NYUCD in the News: A Sampling of Recent Media Coverage


ADA News reported the awarding of the American Dental Association's 2010 Distinguished Service Award, the highest award presented by the ADA Board of Trustees, to Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYUCD.

ADA News also reported on a study led by Dr. Shiela Strauss, Associate Professor of Nursing and Co-Director of the Statistics & Data Management Core for NYUCD and NYUCN, which found that over 90 percent of people with gingival disease are at risk for diabetes, and that at least half could be screened in dental offices. The study was also reported in Fitness.

ADA News interviewed Dr. Ron Craig, Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, for a story on practice-based research networks. Dr. Craig is a member of NYUCD's PEARL Network Executive Management Team and Director of its Information Dissemination Core.

ADA News interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education and Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, for a story on non-fluoride caries prevention treatments.

Men's Health quoted Dr. Wolff in a story about veneers.

National Public Radio interviewed Dr. Wolff for a feature on no-drill dentistry.

New York Metro interviewed Dr. Wolff about an NYUCD program offering dental care for survivors of torture. Dr. Steven Resnick, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Co-Director of the program, was also featured in the article. The story was also reported by DrBicuspid.com.

Care and Health Daily interviewed Dr. Wolff for a story on flossing.

Proto a publication of Massachusetts General Hospital, featured the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research in an article on a study conducted at NYUCD in collaboration with the NYU School of Medicine on the use of a psychoactive agent to promote enhanced well-being for cancer patients.

AM New York quoted Dr. Mark Wolff in an article about finding affordable care at dental schools.

The American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease reported that NYUCD researchers have found new evidence to support a link between gingival inflammation and Alzheimer's disease. The news was also reported by The New York State Dental Journal, Dallas Morning News, Woman's World, More Magazine, and numerous other health news Web sites and blogs worldwide.

Success magazine featured second-year DDS student Alex Shalman in a story on personal achievement.

Bottom Line Health interviewed Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, for a story on the causes and prevention of bad breath.

Obesity, Fitness and Wellness Week reported on studies conducted at NYUCD on osteonecrosis of the jaw and implant-supported overdentures for the atrophic mandible.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Dr. Wolff for an article about enamel-saving toothpastes.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Dr. Donna Shelley, Associate Professor of Comprehensive Care, Director of Interdisciplinary Research & Practice and of the Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Program, for a story about the new $1.60 New York State tax on cigarettes and how this tax hike will affect New York's underground cigarette sales.

The New York State Dental Journal reported that a United Hospital Fund grant was awarded to NYUCD to improve seniors' access to oral health care. The news was also reported by Access, Dental Products Report, HighBeam Research, and Dentapress Young Dentistry.

The New York State Dental Journal also reported that an ADA Samuel D. Harris Grant for Children's Dental Health was awarded to NYUCD/NYUCN for an interdisciplinary oral health education program for parents of newborns.

Cancer Weekly reported on an NYUCD study that provides a new model for investigating the link between tobacco and oral cancer.

Cancer Weekly also reported on a study about oral cancer risk factors led by Dr. Douglas Morse, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Doctor Radio, a Sirius satellite radio channel sponsored by the NYU Langone Medical Center, interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education and Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on oral health for pregnant women, on the link between gingival disease and diabetes, and on cosmetic dentistry; Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral Pathology, Radiology, & Medicine, on dental and dermatologic issues; Dr. Rima Bachiman Sehl, Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on healthy aging; Dr. Vasiliki Karlis, Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on the relationship between orthopaedics and dentistry; and Dr. Miriam Robbins, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on dental infections and health.

GenomeWeb reported on a multimillion dollar NIH grant that pairs the Venter Institute and NYUCD on a study to predict caries risk. News of the study was also reported by NYSInnovation.com and DrBiscupid.com.

Health & Medicine Week reported on studies conducted at NYUCD on apoptosis; parity and untreated caries in US women; cytokine expression and accelerated tooth movement; the reliability of metalloceramic and zirconia-based ceramic crowns; and the use of phentolamine mesylate to evaluate mandibular nerve damage following implant placement.

Fearless Pregnancy magazine interviewed Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, for an article about maternal nutrition influencing a childís future oral health.

NewsRX featured Dr. Jonathan Ferencz, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, in a story entitled "Dentists Can Use iPads With MacPractice DDS, Tooth Charting, Digital Radiography and Electronic Records."

CNN featured the work of Dr. Ralph Katz, Professor & Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, in a story on new evidence that the US-government subjected unknowing human subjects to the syphilis virus.

Univision Channel 41 television broadcast an interview with Dr. Lucy Troncoso, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on the causes and prevention of bad breath. The interview also appeared on the Telefutura TV network.

WebMD interviewed Dr. Mark Wolff for a story on tooth-whitening options.

The Houston Chronicle reported that Dr. Nicolas Elian, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, was appointed an advisor to Fibrocell Science, Inc. The appointment was also reported by the Miami Chronicle and Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Bangor Daily News reported that NYUCD conducted its first outreach mission to Machias, Maine, in October 2010. News of the outreach was also reported by Down East Coastal Press, WABI-TV, WCSH-NBC, WLBZ-NBC, and the Machias Valley News-Observer.

MMR/Mass Market Retailers reported on a study led by Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, to assess the effectiveness of a mucoadhesive patch for the treatment of xerostomia.

The National Science Foundation Web site carried a story about a collaborative study by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and NYUCD that found that the foam used in helmets and other body armor can cause as much injury as a hard object when hit at high speeds. The news was also reported by ScientificComputing.com, and LiveScience.com.

The Hudson Register-Star reported on NYUCDís outreach missions to Hudson, New York.

Dental Tribune reported on an NYUCD study that identified a promising new approach for treating tooth hypersensitivity. The study findings were also reported by HealthNewsDigest.com and numerous other health news Web sites.

OralCancerNews.com reported that NYUCD received a $3.5 million gift to support the oral cancer research, treatment, and training initiatives of Dr. Brian Schmidt, Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.

The Bulletin of Dental Education profiled Dr. Nicole Holland, Class of 2010; and Ms. Alexis Cohen, Class of 2012.

New York State Dental Association News reported that NYUCD conducted a comprehensive national oral health survey for the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. The news was also reported by ADHA Access and HealthNewsDigest.com.

R&D magazine and Drug Week reported on a new approach for treating dry mouth developed at NYUCD and published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Fox News Health Blog featured a post by Dr. Gerald Curatola, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on oral health tips for young adults.