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International Research Collaborations

Update on International Alliances
In the past two years, more than three dozen NYUCD faculty members have led collaborations with overseas colleagues. Below is a list of activities provided by faculty in four categories: Education (lecture engagements), Research, Faculty and Student Exchange Programs, and Faculty and Student Outreach Programs.

I. Education
International Collaborator Country Lecture Topic NYUCD Faculty
Brenner Institute, Vienna Austria Interactive self-ligation Mladen Kuftinec
Barbados Dental Association Barbados Infection control Su-yan Barrow
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation   Current dental technology and materials  
Ministry of Health - Dental Division   Radiology review for dental auxiliaries  
Peking University School of Stomatology China Early childhood caries Nutrition, diet, and dental caries Yihong Li
Peking University School of Stomatology China Maternal attributes influence the acquisition of cariogenic bacteria in infants. Yihong Li
University of Zagreb
University of Rijeka
Croatia Orthodontics curriculum development Mladen Kuftinec
School of Oral Health Care, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen Denmark NYUCD dental hygiene curriculum Su-yan Barrow
Cairo University Dental School Egypt Smile design
Technology for fabricating tooth colored inlays, onlays, and crowns
Denise Estafan
University of Heidelberg Germany The diagnosis and treatment of skeletal transverse discrepancies
Nitric oxide metabolism regulation of chondrocyte maturation and apoptosis
Cristina Teixeira
University of Athens   Endodontics Paul Rosenberg
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University of Athens
  Prosthodontics Farhad Vahidi
Gary Goldstein
University of Nijmagen Holland Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
Academic Centre for Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program, University of Professional Eduction, Amsterdam   Current dental technology and materials;
NYUCD dental hygiene curriculum
Su-yan Barrow
International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Maastricht   Mandibular reconstruction prostheses Ken Kurtz
Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists   New advances in tissue engineering for craniofacial repair Dianne Rekow
School of Dental Medicine, University of Tel Aviv Israel Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
Unione Nazionale Igienisti Dentali (UNID)
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma Tor Vergata
Italy The dental hygiene profession in the USA;
Dental public health preventive programs in the USA;
NYUCD dental hygiene curriculum
Su-yan Barrow
University of Modena Medical & Dental School   Hard tissue biology Raquel LeGeros
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma La Sapienza   Biological consequences of clinical intervention Ken Kurtz
Group for Implant Research, Rome, in conjunction with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey   Advanced techniques and biological aspects in implantology John Ricci
Clinica Odontoiatrica, Universita di Milano, Universita Degli Studi Di Roma Tor Vergata   Orthodontics/Implants
Cariology
Frank Celenza
James Kaim
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma La Sapienza
Clinica Odontoiatrica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  Orthodontics
Implants
Ken Kurtz
International Society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation, Okinawa Japan Salvaging existing anatomical retention and rapid duplication of an existing nasal prosthesis. Mladen Kuftinec
Nicolas Elian
Sang-choon Cho
Kyungpook University
Seoul National University
Dongkook University
Yonsei University
Korea Implants Nicolas Elian
Sang-choon Cho
Stuart Hirsch
Marrakech and Casablanca Dental Schools Morocco Periodontics, Implants Farhad Vahidi
Kambiz Mohajer
Hassan II University of Dentistry   Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
Frank Celenza
Makati Dental Society, Manila Philippines Current concepts in advanced prosthodontic rehabilitation Ken Kurtz
Universidad de Lisboa, Faculty de Medicine Dentaria Portugal Clinical dentistry
Biological consequences of clinical interventions

Implants
Cariology
Anthony Vernillo
Ken Kurtz

Nicolas Elian
Page Caufield
Facultad de Ciencias da Saude da Universidade Fernando Pessoa   Biological consequences of clinical interventions
Implants
Cariology
Ken Kurtz
Nicolas Elian
Page Caufield
Ordem dos Medicos Dentistas   Cariology Page Caufield
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico Rational approach to bioterrorism Dianne Rekow
King Saud University
King Faisal Specialists Hospital
Saudi Arabia Implants Nicolas Elian
Stuart Hirsch
King Faud Military Hospital
Ministry of Health and Higher Education
     
University of Belgrade Serbia Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
University of Slovakia Slovakia Orthodontics Mladen Kuftinec
Universitat Internacional de Catlunya Spain Dental Caries: an infectious and transmissible infection Page Caufield
Biannual European Endodontic
Association Meeting in Barcelona
  Pain prevention strategies Paul Rosenberg
Universidad Europea Cees de Madrid   Implants Nicolas Elian
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Universitat Barcelona
Universidad Europea Cees de Madrid
  Biomaterials Christian Stappert
University pf Stellenbosch
University of Witwaterstrand
South Africa Prevention of HIV infection Anthony Vernillo
Bangkok University
Thammasat University
Thailand Hard tissue biology Racquel LeGeros
Mahidol University   Endodontics Paul Rosenberg
Staurt Hirsch
University of Newcastle United Kingdom Gerontology  
University of Newcastle United Kingdom Gerontology  

II. Research
International Collaborator Country Lecture Topic NYUCD Faculty
University of Buenos Aires Argentina Oral cancer among Hispanics Gustavo Cruz
Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, Sydney Australia Development and testing of the laserLok(tm) implant John Ricci
Almaty University of Technology, Sydney   Bone substitute materials Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Ministry of Health Bahamas Bahamas national oral health survey Walter Psoter
University of Sao Paulo, Bauru Brazil Engineering tissue response in scaffolds for bone regeneration Dianne Rekow
University of Sao Paulo, Bauru   Performance of all-ceramic crowns;
Polymer burs for selective caries removal
Van Thompson
Composites at Lake Louise Canada Performance of all-ceramic crowns;
Composite materials
Dianne Rekow
Van Thompson
Sichaun University West China School of Stomatology China Caries risk assessment: Efficacy of two novel diagnostic tests Yihong Li
Page Caufield
School of Stomatology, Shanghai Second Medical University   Screening and functional analysis of a therapeutic target gene for oral squamous cell carcinoma Fang-An Chen
Ministry of Health Research Agency Costa Rica Epidemiology Walter Psoter
University of Bordeaux II France The role of BCL-2 family proteins in apoptosis Kathleen Kinnally
Faculte de Chirurgoe Dentaire Nantes   Calcium phosphate cement Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Haitan Health Foundation Haiti The effect of early childhood malnutrition on dental caries and tooth development Walter Psoter
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
Kind Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  Smokeless tobacco oral pathology prevention and awareness networks (STOP PAAN) Ross Kerr
Tata Institute of Fundamental Studies   Oral cancer screening Ananda
Amristar Institure of Medical Sciences     Dasanayake School
University of Belfast Ireland Use of ozone to treat dental caries  
Hebrew University Israel Mechanism of lingering taste Andrew Spielman
Weizmann Institute of Science   Nuclean magnetic resonance spectrometry John Evans
University of Chieti School of Dentistry Italy Evaluation of calcium sulfate bone repair materials in animal models John Ricci
Okayama University Graduate School for Medicine and Dentistry Japan Induction of cementogenesis on endodontic material using an enamal matrix derived protein preparation (EmdoainŽ) Ron Craig
Nagasaki University of Dentistry   Composite bond strengths Ken Kurtz
Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine   Colormetric analysis of porcelain fused to gold-coated titanium Ken Kurtz
Nihon University of Dental School   Implant surface modification Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Tsukuba   Osteoporosis Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Tsukuba Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Kobe   Amorphous calcium phosphate Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Ministry of Science & Education, Almaty Kazahkstan Amorphous calcium phosphate Racquel LeGeros
John LeGeros
Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto Portugal Nitric oxide metabolism in the epiphyseal growth plate Christina Teixeira
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico Periodontal disease and prematurity
Risk factors for oral epithelial dysplasia in Puerto Rico
Dental survey of cancer-related KOP
Oral health status of elderly Puerto Ricans
Oral health care in pregnany women
The effect of mentoring ontenure and vice versa
Ananda Dasanayke, Douglas Morse, Gustavo Cruz
Ralph Katz
Universidad de Extremadura Spain Dissection of the protein import channels of mitochondria Kathleen Kinnally
    Mitochondrial apoptosis induced channel  
University of Peradeniya, Faculty of Dental Sciences
Base Hospital, Matale
Sri Lanka Periodontal disease and prematurity
Oral cancer screening
Ananda Dasanayake
Biora AB Malmo Sweden and the Karoliinska Institute, Huddings Sweden Induction of cementogenesis on endodontic material using an enamel matrix derived protein preparation (EmdoainŽ) Ron Craig
King's College United Kingdom Oral Cancer Screening Ananda Dasanayake
Leeds Dental Institute/University of Leeds
School of Dentistry. England
  Smokeless tobacco and oral pathology in South Asian immigrants Gustavo Cruz
NIDCR-funded collaboration with Ivoclar (Lichtenstein), Nobel Biocare (Sweden), 3M ESPE AG (Germany), Vita Zhanfabrik (Germany); National Institute of Standards and Technology, Princeton University, University of Maryland, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; and Refractron (New York); Lichtenstein, Sweden, Germany, U.S. Damage initiation and propagation in ceramics Dianne Rekow
Van Thompson

III. Faculty and Student Exchange
International Collaborator Country Lecture Topic NYUCD Faculty
Federal University of Parana Brazil DDS/PhD candidates trained in NYUCD laboratory Kathleen Kinnally
Peking University School of Stomatology China Peking faculty members trained in molecular epidemiology of oral diseases at NYUCD
NYUCD students visited dental clinics in Peking
Yihong Li
Si-Chuang University of Technology
Wuhan University of Technology
Wuhan University of Technology
  Dr. LeGeros served as a Visiting Professor Racquel LeGeros
School of Oral Health Care, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen Denmark NYUCD hosted Danish dental hygiene students for a six-week international dental hygiene clinic program Su-yan Barrow
Kyushu University Dental School, Fukuoka Japan Dr. LeGeros served as a Visiting Professor Racquel LeGeros
University of Extremadura
University of Acoruna
Spain Students trained in NYUCD laboratory; Dr. Kinnally visited Spain Kathleen Kinnally
Serrano Pharmaceutical Switzerland NYUCD laboratory training Kathleen Kinnally

IV. Global Student Outreach
International Collaborator Country Topic NYUCD Faculty
Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education of Grenada Grenada Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program and National Oral Health Survey Stuart Hirsch
Ministry of Health of Honduras Honduras Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program Stuart Hirsch
Ministry of Health of Nicaragua Nicaragua Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program and Determining Linkages between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Stuart Hirsch
Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program Stuart Hirsch

V. NYU College of Dentistry Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program
Location Collaboration Program
Bluefields, Nicaragua NYUCD, NYUCN, and Ministry of Health of Nicaragua Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program and Treatment of Periodontal Disease and Diabetes
Copan Ruinas, Honduras NYUCD and Ministry of Health of Honduras Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program
Fort Yukon, Venetie, Minto, and Galena, Alaska NYUCD, Rasmuson Foundation, and the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments (CATG) Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program
Grenada NYUCD and Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education of Grenada Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program and National Oral Health Survey
Hudson, New York NYUCD, State of New York Department of Health, Columbia Opportunities, Inc., Columbia Memorial Hospital, and The Healthcare Consortium Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program
Machias, Maine NYUCD, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Northeast Delta Dental, Washington County Children's Program (WCCP), Caring Hands of Maine Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic NYUCD and Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic Sustainable Oral Health and Prevention Program