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David L Glotzer, D.D.S.
Clinical Professor
Cariology and Comprehensive Care
Room 1603 Va-Ny Harbor Healthcare System, 423 East 23 Street, 16 North
Fax: 212-998-9761



1954 B.A., New York University
1958 D.D.S., New York University

Military Service:

Colonel, AUS-ret.
Highest Decoration, Legion of Merit


Research Interests / Professional Overview:

Dr. Glotzer has been involved in two major areas of interest at the College. One is the paradigm shift in the approach to Caries from a surgical to a medical approach and to the understanding that caries is a bacterial infection caused by specific bacteria, and is a reversible multifactoral process.

The second is an initiative to define a role for dentists in a public health surge response to a major disaster situation. This includes being on the Dean's Committee for Catastrophe Response, involved in curriculum changes, developing an emergency management plan, seeking additional training opportunities and participation in a DHS grant with the School of Medicine.

Dr. Glotzer is a Mentor to new students and serves on the Committee on Academic Review and Standards at the College.


Representative Publications:


Glotzer D, Allen K. Teaching Cariology in the Preclinical Laboratory Using the Polymer Bur and Carious Typodont Teeth. J Dent Educ 2004;68:223-24.

Glotzer D, Rekow D, Psoter W, More F. Introducing a Senior Course on Catastrophe Preparedness into the Curriculum. J Dent Educ 2005;69:no.1

Pub Med Articles:

JADA, Glotzer, et al, Emergency Preparedness in the Private Dental Office, November 2004

NYSDJ, Glotzer, et al, Preparing for a Terrorist Event, a Scenario- Driven Approach, July 2004

JDE, More, Phelan, Glotzer, et al, Pre-doctoral Curriculum for Catastrophe Preparedness, August 2004