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Congratulations to...


Mr. Haim Aseriel




Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, right




Ms. Elizabeth Best, left




Dr. Leigh Busch




Dr. Carlos Castro-Perdomo, right




Dr. Nicolas Elian




Dr. Jonathan Ferencz




Ms. Winnie Furnari




Mr. Jarett John Gilbert




Dr. Manju Gopinathan




From left, Drs. Choi, Ferguson, Jahangiri, Moghadam.




Ms. Gayle Leitman




Dr. Kenneth Kurtz




Dr. Lily Lim




Dr. Terry Lin




Dr. Maureen McAndrew




Dr. Amr Moursi




Dr. Peter Mychajliw




Dr. Michael O'Connor




Dr. Karen Raphael




Dr. Arnold Ray




Dr. Stefanie Russell




Dr. Stuart L. Segelnick




Dr. Donna Shelley




Dr. Cristina Teixeira




Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan




Dr. Anthony Vernillo




Dr. Chi Viet




Dr. Yu Zhang




Mr. Haim Aseriel, a first-year DDS program student, on receiving a Student Council Student of the Month Recognition Award.

Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYUCD, on receiving the American Dental Association's 2010 Distinguished Service Award, the highest award conferred by the ADA Board of Trustees. The award was presented by Immediate Past President Ronald Tankersley at the annual ADA meeting in October in recognition of his years of service and dedication to the dental profession and the praise he has earned over the years for teachings on ethics in education. Added kudos to Dean Bertolami on being named Chairman of the NYU Dean's Council.

Mr. Eric Baker, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on editing Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Medicine.

Ms. Elizabeth Best, Outreach Program Administrator, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on presenting a poster entitled "Public-Private Collaboration to Improve Oral Health Status of Children Enrolled in Head Start in an Urban City" at the Head Start National Research Conference, with Ms. Jill Fernandez, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; Dr. Neal Herman, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; Dr. Marcia Daronch, Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry; and Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on having his micrograph of a cluster of L-cystine crystals featured on the cover of Science.

Dr. Leigh Busch, Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics, on receiving a Student Council Faculty of the Month Recognition Award.

Dr. Carlos Castro-Perdomo, a second-year student in the Advanced Education Program in Prostho-dontics, on being awarded Second Place by the New York Section of the American College of Prosthodontics. His project, entitled "Impact of Facial Asymmetries on the Plane of Occlusion: A Simple Solution to Correct!" was mentored by Dr. Farhad Vahidi, below left, Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Igor Chikunov, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, on being appointed Co-Director of Removable Clinics in the Department of Prosthodontics.

Ms. Alexis Cohen, Class of 2012, on being featured in the ADEA Bulletin of Dental Education Online in a special-emphasis student issue for her volunteerism and commitment to community service.

Dr. Gustavo Cruz, Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Determinants of Oral Health Utilization Among Diverse Groups of Immigrants in New York City" for the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Cruz's coauthors included Mr. Christian R. Salazar, a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; Mr. Rajiv Karloopia, Class of 2011; and Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Linkow Professor of Implant Dentistry and Co-Chair of the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics.

Dr. Cosmo V. DeSteno, Clinical Professor of Prostho-dontics and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, on being awarded both the Founders Award and the Past-President Award of the American College of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Nicolas Elian, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on being appointed an advisor to Fibrocell Science, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of autologous cell therapies for aesthetic, medical, and scientific applications.

Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, on chairing the Scientific Committee of the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium held in New York City in July 2010, and on being awarded the Distinguished Lecturer Award of the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP) at its 2010 annual meeting for his contributions in the areas of science, publication, and education and his devotion as a dental educator.

Ms. Jill Fernandez, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on presenting lectures entitled "Utilizing Auxiliaries in a Model Infant Oral Health Program for Your Office" and "Infant Oral Health Care for the Dental Auxiliary" at the biennial conference of the Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia. In addition, Professor Fernandez; Dr. Neal Herman, '72, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; and Dr. Lily Lim, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, were all interviewed for an article on "The Goals of Treatment for Primary Teeth," which was published in the Dental Tribune.

Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on presenting a lecture entitled "Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Implications in Breast Cancer" at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium.

Dr. Herbert Frommer, Professor Emeritus of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on coauthoring the ninth edition of the Radiology Textbook and Study Guide with Dr. Jeanine J. Stabulas-Savage, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine.

Dr. Stuart Froum, '70, Clinical Professor of Perio-dontology & Implant Dentistry and Director of Clinical Research in the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on being installed as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Perio-dontology, and on being elected President of the Academy of Periodontology for 2014. Additional congratulations to Dr. Froum for editing Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment; on being invited to participate in the Academy of Osseointegra-tion's Summit Consensus Conference; and on his appointment as Chair of the Academy of Osseointegration's 25th anniversary meeting.

Ms. Winnie Furnari, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "Ethics: The Core Values of Confidentiality and Justice and Fairness" for Access.

Mr. Jarett John Gilbert on being appointed Special Events Coordinator in the Office of International Programs.

Dr. David L. Glotzer, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on being re-elected as a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice for Preparedness.

Dr. Benjamin Godder, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on being appointed to the Board of the Russian American Dental Association.

Dr. Manju Gopinathan, Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics, on receiving a Student Council Faculty of the Month Recognition Award.

Dr. Gary R. Goldstein, '69, Professor of Prosthodontics, on authoring the following articles: "Thirty-five Years of Teaching: What Have I Learned?" for the Journal of Prosthodontics; "Why Do Orofacial Movement Disorders Cause Me to Brux?" for the International Journal of Prosthodontics; and coauthoring "The Management of a Completely Edentulous Patient with Tardive Dyskinesia," also for the International Journal of Prosthodontics; and on receiving the Distinguished Educator Award presented by the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.

Ms. Beata Golebiewska, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "The Key to Safety" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Barry Grayson, Clinical Professor of Orthodontics, on being featured in an article in the NYU Physician on new approaches to fully repair cleft lip and palate.

Dr. Gary Greenstein, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, coauthoring an article in Dentistry Today entitled "Clinical Pearls for Surgical Implant Dentistry: Part 2," with Dr. John S. Cavallaro, Jr., Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, and Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, former Professor and Chair of the Ashman Department of Perio-dontology & Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Neal Herman, '72, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on presenting lectures entitled "Therapeutic Management of Early Childhood Caries" and "Gingival and Periodontal Disease in Children and Adolescents" at the biennial conference of the Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia.

Dr. Leila Jahangiri, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Prostho-dontics, on coauthoring Clinical Cases in Prosthodontics with Dr. Mijin Choi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Michael Ferguson, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics; and Dr. Marjan Moghadam, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics.

Ms. Judith Kreismann, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygeine, on presenting posters entitled "Personality Styles of Dental Hygiene Educators, Graduates, and First- Year Dental Hygiene Students" and "Five-Year Trends in Dental Hygiene Education in the US" at the International Federation of Dental Hygienists meeting, with Ms. Eva Lupovici, Clinical Professor of Dental Hygiene; Ms. Lisa Stefanou, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene; Professor Cheryl Westphal, Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs; and Ms. Rosemary Hays, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Kenneth Kurtz, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, on being named Research Chair of the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP).

Ms. Gayle Leitman on being appointed a Program Administrator in the Office of International Programs.

Dr. Lily Lim, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on presenting lectures entitled "Sports Dentistry" and "The ABC's of Early Childhood Caries-an NYU Perspective" at the biennial conference of the Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia.

Dr. Terry Lin, a third-year student in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, was awarded First Place in the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics Poster Competition for his project entitled "A Novel Bioactive Collagen Membrane Carrying PDGF for Tissue Engineering." Dr. Lin's poster was also awarded First Place by the New York Section of the American College of Prosthodontics. Dr. Seiichi Yamano, Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, was Dr. Lin's advisor and mentor on the project.

Dr. William Maloney, '92, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring an article entitled "The Integral Role of the Dentist in Treating Individuals with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome" for WebMedCentral; on being appointed Associate Editor of Surgical Techniques Development; and on being quoted in a Progeria Research Foundation News article on aging. Additional kudos to Dr. Maloney for authoring articles entitled "The Dental Diagnostic Challenges Posed by Munchausen's Syndrome and Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy" for Dentista Y Paciente; "Bell's Palsy: The Answer to the Riddle of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa?" for the Journal of Dental Research; and "Urea Cycle Disorders" and "The Death of Cleopatra: A Medical Analysis of the Theory of Suicide by Naja Haje," both for WebMedCentral.

Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Director of Clinical Faculty Education, on earning a Certificate in Training, Instruction and Enterprise Learning from NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies; and on authoring articles entitled "Use of an Action Learning Model to Create a Dental Faculty Development Program," "Community-Based Dental Education and the Importance of Faculty Development," "The Practicum in Clinical Teaching: A New Program at NYUCD," and "Class ACTS: The Advanced Clinical Teaching Scholars Program at NYUCD," all for the Journal of Dental Education. Dr. McAndrew also authored articles entitled "Use of Botulinum Toxin in Dentistry" for The New York State Dental Journal; "Use of Botu-linum Toxin for Bruxism" for the World Dental Reporter; and "The Role of Glucocorticoids in Dentistry" for the Journal of Dental Research. Added kudos to Dr. McAndrew for presenting a lecture entitled "Creating an Objective Structured Teaching Exam (OSTE) to Assess a Dental Faculty Development Program" at the annual meeting of the Association of Dental Educators of Europe; and for copresenting lectures entitled "How'm I doin'?: Using 360 Evaluations to Assess Faculty Performance" at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association, with Dr. Ivy Peltz, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; and "Class ACTS: Assessment and Development of a Clinical Faculty Development Program" at the NYU School of Medicine, with Mr. William Eidtson, Director of the Faculty-Staff Development Program.

Mr. Ross Morgan, Class of 2011, won third place in the dental student category for his presentation at the national meeting of the American College of Prosthodontics entitled "Scan the Cast or Scan the Tooth," which focused on CAD/CAM technology. Mr. Morgan's project mentor was Dr. Kenneth Kurtz, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Amr Moursi, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled "Nutrition and Oral Health Considerations in Children with Special Health Care Needs" for the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Peter Mychajliw, '97, on presenting a lecture entitled "Infection Control Concepts for the Dental Profession 2011" at the Greater Long Island Dental Meeting.

Dr. Michael O'Connor, Vice Dean for Finance & Administration and Clinical Professor of Epidemiology &Health Promotion, on being inducted as a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and on serving as a facilitator at the American Legacy Foundation annual Board meeting.

Dr. Pablo Peixoto, Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on coauthoring, with Dr. Kathleen Kinnally, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, an article entitled "MAC Function Triggers a Bax/Bak Dependent Bystander Effect" for The American Journal of Pathology, and on the selection of a figure from that article for the cover of the January 2011 issue.

Dr. Karen Raphael, Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on presenting the keynote address, "Links Between Bruxism and Pain" at the International Bruxism Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr. Victoria H. Raveis, Research Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Director of the Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging, and the Community, on authoring articles entitled "‘I'm Not Going to Die from the AIDS': Resilience in Aging with HIV Disease" for The Gerontologist Advance Access; "‘It Should Have Been Happening to Me': The Psychosocial Issues Older Caregiving Mothers Experience" for the Journal of Family Social Work; and "Health Advocacy Organizations and the Pharmaceutical Industry: An Analysis of Disclosure Practices in a Sentinel Case" for the American Journal of Public Health; and on having her methodological contribution acknowledged by The New York Times for an article entitled "Medical Industry Ties Often Undisclosed in Journals."

Dr. Arnold Ray, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Educational Coordinator, on receiving a Student Council Faculty of the Month Recognition Award.

Dr. Sleiman Razzouk, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article with Dr. Cristina Teixeira, Associate Professor of Orthodontics, entitled "New Perspectives in Bone Remodeling Assessment" for The New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemology & Health Promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Parity & Untreated Dental Caries in US Women" for the Journal of Dental Research. In addition, an article coauthored by Dr. Russell and Dr. Walter Psoter, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, entitled "Childhood and Periodontal Disease in the Permanent Dentition of Haitian Adolescents Aged 12–19 Years: A Retrospective Cohort Study," was published in PubMed, an online service of the US National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Stuart L. Segelnick, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Peridontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring a case report entitled "Doxycycline-induced Dizziness in Dental Patient" for The New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Donna Shelley, Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Director of Interdisciplinary Research & Practice, on authoring an article entitled "Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Public Health Dental Clinics in New York City" for the Journal of Dental Education with Dr. Mark Wolff, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, and Ms. Madeleine Lloyd, Clinical Director of the NYU College of Nursing Faculty Practice and Clinical Instructor in Nursing; and on authoring "Ethnic Disparities in Self-Reported Oral Health Status and Access to Care Among Older Adults in NYC," which has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Urban Health.

Dr. Christian F. J. Stappert, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Proximal Contact Areas of the Maxillary Anterior Dentition" for the International Journal of Prosthodontics, with former Professor of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. Stephen Chu, Clinical Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry; on coauthoring an article entitled "Reliability and Fatigue Damage Modes of Zirconia and Titanium Abutsments" for the International Journal of Prosthodontics, with Dr. Mitchell Pines, Clinical Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, and Dr. Nelson Silva, Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics; on his election as Director of the IADR Prosthodontics Research Group for 2010–2013; and on becoming a new member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Grace Yi-Ying Su, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on graduating from the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership.

Mr. Leon Su, Class of 2011, on receiving a Student Council Student of the Month Recognition Award.

Dr. Harold Sussman, Advanced Education Program in Periodontics Class of 1968 and Clinical Professor of Perio-dontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring, with Dr. Robert Schoor, Director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, an article entitled "Type III – Apical Implant Pathology" for the Journal of Implants and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Sussman also presented a lecture on implant dentistry at a scientific session of the Greater New York Dental Meeting; a half-day "hands-on" course at the First District Dental Society; a CDE course at the Dental Study Club of New York Hospital Queens; and, in Chicago, a two-hour presentation at the Special Care Dental Conference entitled "Using the SIG Device to Accurately Place Mini Dental Implants for Overdenture Retention in Medically Compromised Patients."

Dr. Cristina Teixeira, Associate Professor of Orthodontics and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, on being spotlighted on the NIDCR Web site in a story entitled "Award Helps Orthodontist Find Balance, Pursue Research Career."

Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on her appointment as President of the IADR/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Network.

Dr. Anthony Vernillo, Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on chairing the International Dental Ethics and Law Society (IDEALS) Conference, at which he led a discussion entitled "Property and Privacy Paradigms of ‘Marketable Spit': An Ethical and Legal Counterpart to Blood?"; on authoring an article on that topic for the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association; on authoring an article entitled "An Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Program for Neuroscience: Heuristics and the Lay Public" for the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience; and on receiving a Student Council Faculty Member of the Month Recognition Award.

Dr. Dana Vieru, Instructor in Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on presenting the following international lectures: "LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) in Bone Growth in Periodontal Disease" in Helsinki, Finland; "Bone Growth and LLLT" in Bergen, Norway; "Periodontal Bone Biostimulation and LLT" in Florence, Italy; and "LLT and Its Effect on Bone Growth in the Young Periodontal Patient" in Bucharest, Romania.

Dr. Chi Viet, a first-year resident in the Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on receiving the 2010 Henry M. Thornton/SCADA Fellowship Award presented by Oral Health America.

Dr. Yu Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, on authoring articles entitled "Graded Structures for All-Ceramic Restorations" and "Graded Zirconia Glass for Resistance to Veneer Fracture" for the Journal of Dental Research; and "Improving the Resistance to Sliding Contact Damage of Zirconia Using Elastic Gradients" for the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Dr. Ira D. Zinner, '63, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring "Solutions to Complications of Implant Dentistry" for General Dentistry. Dr. Zinner's coauthors included Dr. Stanley Markovits, '54, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, and Mr. Patrick Reid, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics. Drs. Zinner and Markovitz and Mr. Reid were also coauthors on an article entitled "A Profession in Crisis" for The New York State Dental Journal. Additional coauthors from NYUCD included Dr. Yale E. Schnader, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics; Mr. Paul Federico, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; and Mr. William Baum, Instructor in Prosthodontics.