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Leila Jahangiri, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.M.Sc
Clinical Professor
Room 1621N Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4686



D.M.D., Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Certificate in Prosthodontics, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
M.M.Sc., Oral Biology, Harvard University


Research Interests / Professional Overview:

Dr. Leila Jahangiri completed her B.D.S. From King's College, University of London (UK) and D.M.D. training, Certificate in Prosthodontics, and Masters of Medical Sciences degrees (M.M.Sc.) from Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she was the recipient of Joseph L. Henry Award for "Overall Achievement in Clinical and Research Training and Contribution to the School".  Having taught undergraduates and residents in dentistry and Prosthodontics at Harvard, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and New York University College of Dentistry, her expertise is in innovative curriculum development and teaching effectiveness.  She is currently the Chair, Department of Prosthodontics at NYU. Her clinical areas of expertise include extensive crown and bridge reconstructions, implant prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, and removable prostheses. She has been an active clinician, researcher and teacher since 1991.

Her mission as an educator is to teach the latest proven techniques and materials to the predoctoral students and assure an extensive clinical experience for the postgraduate residents. As a teacher, she has an expertise in curriculum development including Problem Based Learning and electronic curriculum development.   Dr. Jahangiri's scholarship remains focused on Teaching Effectiveness strategies particularly related to classroom and clinical teaching.  At a time where teaching is "not a lost art but the regard for it is a lost tradition" (Jacques Barzun), the department has made significant strides to develop its faculty in utilizing multiple teaching strategies for effective education.  Research on teaching effectiveness has become a scholarly focus of many faculty in the department of Prosthodontics.  A myriad of techniques are utilized to enhance self-directed learning, improve instruction, institute peer and self evaluations.  The faculty in the department of Prosthodontics are commited to educational excellence.   

Dr. Jahangiri has established an extensive pre doctoral implant curriculum at New York University.  This integrated curriculum is embedded within the core of several courses and allows the undergraduate students to gain first hand experience with implant treatment modality, serving their patients with the latest technology.  The program has received national and international recognition and the department holds unique Global Training Initiative Workshops to help dental schools faculty from around the world to achieve their curriculum goal in training the new generation in Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Leila Jahangiri is responsible for the oversight of the predoctoral and postgraduate Prosthodontics curriculum. She gives many lectures to the undergraduates and postgraduates, is actively involved in clinical supervision, and mentors students and faculty in research. She has served as a consultant, member, or chaired many dental, medical, Prosthodontic educational committees.  Additionally, Dr. Jahangiri is an active member and fellow of numerous organizations, including an active position as an Advisory board member of the Institute for Professional Development, Associated Medical Schools of New York


Representative Publications:


Jahangiri L, Mucciolo T.  A Guide to Better Teaching: Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012

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Jahangiri L
, Moghadam M, Choi M, Ferguson M.  Clinical Cases in Prosthodontics, Wiley-Blackwell 2010 (English), 2012 (Spanish)

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Das K, Katz R, Jahangiri L.  Standard of care for the edentulous mandible: A Delphi survey of U.S. academic prosthodontists. JADA, August 2012.

Moghadam M, Dias R, Kuyinu E, Ferguson MB, Mucciolo T, Jahangiri L.  Predoctoral fixed implant patient satisfaction outcome and challenges of a clinical implant competency. Journal of dental education 76(4):437-42, Apr 2012

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo T.  Toward a model of institutional scholarship in health professions education. Journal of dental education. 75(12):1569-76, Dec 2011.  

Jahangiri L, Pigliacelli S, Kerr AR.  Severe and rapid erosion of dental enamel from swimming: A clinical report. Journal of prosthetic dentistry. 106(4):219-23, Oct 2011. Vanchit J, Papageorge M,  

Jahangiri L, Wheater M, Cappelli D, Frazer R, Sohn W. Recruitment, development, and retention of dental faculty in a changing environment.  Journal of dental education. 2011 Jan;75(1):82-9. 

Jahangiri L , Mucciolo T, Presentation Skills Assessment Tools. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from:

Moghadam M, Moghadam BK, Jahangiri L.  14 Chapters of Preclinical Manual of Complete DentureMedEd Portal, MedEdPORTAL; 2009

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Jahangiri L, Choi M.  An integrated predoctoral implant curriculum: implementation & outcomes.  J Dent Educ. 2008 Nov;72(11):1304-17.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo TW, Choi M, Spielman AI.  Assessment of teaching effectiveness in U.S. Dental schools and the value of triangulation. J Dent Educ. 2008 Jun;72(6):707-18.

Jahangiri L, Mucciolo TW.  Characterstics of effective classroom teachers as identified by students and professionals, a qualitative study.  J Dent Educ. 2008 Apr;72(4):484-93

Turner M, Jahangiri L, Ship J.  Hyposalivation, xerostomia and the complete denture: A Review.  J Am Dent Assoc. 2008 Feb;139(2):146-50.

Jahangiri L, Agosta C, Estafan D 
Evaluation of the marginal seal of CEREC 3D restorations using two different luting agents. Gen Dent. 2007 Mar-Apr;55(2):117-20.

Jahangiri L, Luu L,Estafan D
A multidisciplinary approach for treating congenitally transposed canines: A clinical report.
J Prosthet Dent. 2006 Jun;95(6):413-6. (Cover Article)

Jahangiri L, Estafan D
A method of verifying and improving internal fit of all-ceramic restorations.
J Prosthet Dent. 2006 Jan;95(1):82-3

Jahangiri L, Hessamfar R, Ricci J
Partial generation of periodontal ligament on endosseous dental implants in dogs.
Clin Oral Implants Res. 2005 Aug;16(4):396-401

Jahangiri L, Wahlers C, Matheson PB,  Hittleman E
Assessment of sensitivity / specificity of clinical evaluations of seal of castings compared to stereomicroscopy. J Prosthet Dent. 2005 Feb;93(2):138-42.

Jahangiri L, Feng J
A technique for retrofitting a post and core to a crown. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, August 2002;88:234-235

Jahangiri L, Jandinski JJ, Flinton RJ
Stafne's bone cavity and its utilization in complete denture retention. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, March 2002;87:245-7

Jahangiri L, Reinhardt SB, Matheson PB, Mehra RV
To assess the relationship between tooth color and skin tone value.  Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Feb 2002;87:149-52

Jahangiri L, Jang, SK.  Onlay partial denture technique for assessment of adequate occlusal vertical dimension.  Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Jan 2002;87:1-4 (Cover Article)

Jahangiri L, Mascarenhas P, Kitzis D.
A technique for boxing impressions for fabrication of altered casts.  Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, May 2001;85:519-20

Jahangiri L, Devlin H, Ting H, Nishimura I.
Current perspectives in residual ridge remodeling and its clinical implications.  A Review.  Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1998,80:224-37

Jahangiri L, Kim A, Nishimura I.
Effect of ovariectomy on the local residual ridge remodeling.  Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1997;77:435-43