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Charles N. Bertolami
Herman Robert Fox Dean
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Room 1017W Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4080



DDS degree, summa cum laude, The Ohio State University (1974). DMedSc degree, Harvard (1979); residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as chief resident 1979-80. Teaching posts in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Connecticut (1980-1983), and Harvard (1983-1989). Appointed chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery at UCLA in 1989. Dean, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry (1995-2007); named Dean, New York University College of Dentistry, 2007.


Research Interests / Professional Overview:

President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) (2002-03). Named President-Elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) (2007-08). Two-term member of the Overseers= Visiting Committee for the Faculty of Medicine and Dental Medicine, Harvard. Distinguished Alumnus, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry (1996); Distinguished Alumnus, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2000). Percy T. Phillips Visiting Professor, Columbia University (2002); Vincent A. Barr Visiting Professor, University of Kentucky; recipient of Paul Goldhaber Award of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2003). Co-chair (with Joseph Martin) NIDCR Blue Ribbon Panel on Research Training and Career Development (2000); co-chair (with Peter Johnson) NIH Workshop on Biomimetics, Tissue Engineering, and Biomaterials (1998). Chair, American Association of Dental Schools (AADS) Committee on Future Faculty, 1998-99. Member of several editorial boards, including the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD), and Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD). Frequently invited speaker for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) addressing deans and development officers on fundraising in higher education.

Orofacial tissue repair; biochemistry of hyaluronic acid; use of sodium hyaluronate in treatment of temporomandibular disorders; and professional ethics.