Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty

Dentistry New Faculty 2017-2018

Rose Amable

Rose Amable

Rose J. Amable is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry. She holds a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from Marymount College at Fordham University, and a DDS degree and Advanced Education certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry. In addition, Amable completed the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) Program for Dental School Faculty, which prepares participants to become effective teachers.

Amable has coauthored articles for several scientific publications, including the Journal of Addiction Medicine, PLOS Medicine, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, and the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

Paul Baker

Paul Baker is Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received a B.S. degree in Biology from Roger Williams College and a DDS degree from NYU Dentistry.

Baker has coauthored articles, chapters, and abstracts for numerous scientific publications, including Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, and the “Atlas of Minor Oral Surgery.”

Prior to joining NYU, Baker worked in private practice and as an Assistant Attending for the Brooklyn Hospital Center Department of Dentistry & Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery.  

Liliana Ortiz Camacho

Liliana Ortiz Camacho

Liliana Ortiz Camacho is Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics. She received a DDS degree from the Universidad del Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and an Advanced Certificate in Prosthodontics from NYU Dentistry, where she completed a clinical assistant fellowship in prosthodontics.

Ortiz’s research focuses on dental implants and the management of amelogenesis imperfecta – abnormalities in enamel development – in adolescents. She has presented her findings at the American College of Prosthodontists Annual Session and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics Annual Scientific Session.

Prior to joining NYU, Ortiz was a Teaching Assistant in the NYU Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics.

Donna Catapano

Donna Catapano

Donna Catapano is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene. She received an A.S. degree in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College, an A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from Farmingdale State College, SUNY, a B.S. degree in Biology from SUNY Old Westbury, an M.A. degree in Biology from Hofstra University, and a D.H.Sc. degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Catapano’s research focuses on a wide range of topics, including laser periodontal therapy, periodontal disease and its affiliation with cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease, and forensic dentistry. She has coauthored articles for Access Magazine, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, the Dental Tribune, and Proofs Magazine.

Prior to joining NYU, Catapano was Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene. In addition, she worked in private practice and taught online and regular courses in dental hygiene and the health sciences to students at Georgia Highlands College and Briarcliffe College.

Davide Cuocolo

Davide Cuocolo

Davide Cuocolo is Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics. He received a DDS degree from the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, and an Advanced Certificate in Endodontics from NYU Dentistry, where he also completed Advanced Programs for International Dentists in Comprehensive Dentistry and in Endodontics.

Cuocolo’s research focuses on the removal rate of separated rotary files in molars and the cleaning efficacy around and beyond separated rotary files using the GentleWave System, a patented Multisonic Ultracleaning technology designed to quickly, easily, and safely clean the root canal system. His findings have been published in the Journal of Endodontics.

Prior to joining NYU, Cuocolo was in private practice in Italy.

Panagiotis Emmanouilidis

Panagiotis Emmanouilidis

Panagiotis Emmanouilidis is Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics. He received a DDS degree from Hellenic Republic Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, an Advanced Certificate in Prosthodontics from NYU College of Dentistry, and certificates in implant dentistry and in esthetic dentistry from the Advanced Programs for International Dentists at NYU College of Dentistry.

Emmanouilidis oauthored “The Socket-shield Technique: A Proof-of-Principle Report” for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, and has presented keynote addresses on topics including the socket-shield technique, esthetic and functional challenges of implant- and tooth-supported restorations, and principles of esthetic dentistry and restorative ceramic materials at NYU College of Dentistry, the Missouri chapter of the American College of Prosthodontists, and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.

Prior to joining NYU, Emmanouilidis was Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative and Clinical Sciences and Director of the Dr. Charles Dunlap Innovation Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Michelle F. Goldstein

Michelle F. Goldstein

Michelle F. Goldstein is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry. She received a B.S. in Biology from Brandeis University, a DMD degree from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and an Advanced Education certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry.

Goldstein has participated in five clinical outreaches with the NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program, providing oral health education and care to underserved communities in Grenada, Nepal, Maine, and upstate New York.

Prior to her current position, Goldstein was Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry.

Arthi Kumar

Arthi Kumar

Arthi M. Kumar is Clinical Instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, and a DDS degree from the University of Toronto.

Kumar has co-authored articles for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology (OOOO).

Prior to joining NYU, Kumar was Adjunct Clinical Instructor both in Dental Hygiene and in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at NYU College of Dentistry.  

Angelita Leon

Angelita Leon

Angelita Leon is Clinical Instructor of Dental Hygiene. She received an AAS degree in Dental Hygiene, a B.S. degree in Dental Health Education, and an M.S. degree in Clinical Research from NYU Dentistry.

Leon has coauthored articles and book chapters on topics including implant treatment options, implant procedures and maintenance, and surgical support services. Her research focuses on the diagnosis of peri-implantitis in patients with implants for four years or more.

Prior to joining NYU, Leon was Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Dental Hygiene and Implant Manager for Materials Management at NYU Dentistry.  

Maryse Manasse

Maryse Manasse

Maryse Manasse is Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of Saint Elizabeth and both a DMD degree and Advanced Education certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

Manasse has coauthored articles for the Journal of Oral Biology, Implant Dentistry, and Dental Materials, and has presented abstracts and posters at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, American Prosthodontic Society Annual Meeting, Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting, and more.

Prior to her current position, Manasse was Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry.

Cheryline Pezzullo

Cheryline Pezzullo

Cheryline Pezzullo is Clinical Instructor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. She received a B.S. in biology and bociety from the Cornell University College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and a DDS from NYU College of Dentistry.

Prior to her current position, Pezzullo worked in private practice and as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.  

Dena Sapanaro

Dena Sapanaro

Dena Sapanaro is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry. She received a B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University, an M.S. in Biology from Montclair State University, a DDS degree and an Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry, and a certificate in dental anesthesia from the University of Pittsburgh.

Sapanaro’s research focuses on the use of general anesthesia in pediatric dentistry. She presented her award-winning poster titled “General Anesthesia Utilization Trends by Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist" at the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ASDA) Annual Session in February 2017.

Prior to joining NYU Dentistry, Sapanaro was a Course Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, where she presented on the path and management of medical emergencies.

Grace Yi-Ying Su

Grace Yi-Ying Su

Grace Yi-Ying Su is Clinical Instructor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. She received a B.S. degree in Dentistry from Taipei Medical University College of Oral Medicine in Taiwan and a DDS degree from NYU College of Dentistry.

Su is active in providing oral health care and education in Chinese American communities. She is former president of the Chinese American Dental Association (CADA) and an active member of CADA’s outreach committee and student advisor committee. She has volunteered on outreaches to the New York Chinatown Senior Citizens’ Center and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCDBA) Chinese Community Center in New York.

Prior to her current position, Su was Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at NYU College of Dentistry.

Wenbo Yan

Wenbo Yan

Wenbo Yan is Clinical Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology. He received a B.S. degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Peking University in Beijing, China, and a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from Rutgers University.

Yan’s research focuses on analyzing tissue/cell proliferation in pancreatic cancer. He has coauthored more than a dozen articles in this area and on diabetic bone health, biophosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, prostate cancer, and more for peer-reviewed journals including PLOS ONE, the International Journal of Oral Sciences, and Diabetes.

Prior to joining NYU, Yan was Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at Nyack College and a lecturer in human anatomy and physiology (diagnostic medical sonography) at SUNY Empire State College.

Chengwu Yang

Chengwu Yang

Chengwu Yang is Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion. He received a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from The Medical University of South Carolina, an M.S. degree in Medical Statistics from Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in Guangzhou, China, and an M.D. degree with a minor in Health Statistics from Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, China.

Yang’s research interests include developing programs that will improve the reporting of suspected child abuse in Maine, preparing medical and physician assistants for careers in education and healthcare, and more. He has coauthored over 50 articles, abstracts, and manuscripts; has served as an ad hoc reviewer for nearly 20 scientific journals, including PLOS ONE, the Journal of Palliative Medicine, and Family Medicine; and serves on the editorial boards of Muscle & Nerve, the International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, and Medicine.

Prior to joining NYU, Yang was Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and a Measurement Specialist in the Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.