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Michael Bral, B.D.S., M.S.
Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
Floor 3W Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4603



1965 Premed Certificate,Acton College, London
1970 Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of London
1973 Fellowship in Oral Surgery, Royal College of Surgeon of England
1975 M.S., Advanced Education Periodontics, NYUCD
1976 Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine
1984 Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology


Research Interests / Professional Overview:


Dr. Bral has been a member of the faculty at NYUCD since 1975. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Periodontics (1978-1994) and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics (1989-1998). He continues his teaching and research activities at New York University and as Visiting Professor at several academic institutions such as Universities of Boston, Monterrey, Buenos Aires and Nice while maintaining a private practice in New York City limited to Periodontics, Oral Medicine and Implantology.


Representative Publications:

"Keratinizing Potential of Human Crevicular Epithelium," (with S.S. Stahl), J Periodontol., 48:381-87, 1977.

"Effects of Proximal Contacts and Marginal Ridge Relationships on Food Impaction," (with S.S. Stahl) J Dental Research, 61:348, 1982.

"The Aging Skeleton," Gerodontology, Vol. 2(2): 77, 1983.

"The Non-Keratinocyte Cell Population of Periodontal Pocket Epithelium (with B. Rifkin, A. Klechner, H. Tal) J Dent Research, 64:362, 1985.

"Identification and Distribution of Langerhans Cells in Human Periodontal Pocket Epithelium," (with B. Rifkin, A. Klechner) J Dent Research, 65:267, 1986.

"Antimicrobial Agents in the Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases," (with C.N. Brownstein) Dental Clinics of North America, 32:217-241, 1988.

"Periodontal Considerations in Provisional Restorations," Dental Clinics of North America, 33:457-477, 1989.

"Effects of Treatment on Cyclosporine and Nifedipine Induced Gingival Enlargement: Clinical and Histologic Results" (with Dr. E. Santi). Int J Periodontol and Rest Dent, Vol. 18(1): 80-85, 1998.

"Tetracyclines and its Analogues: A Therapeutic Paradigm in Periodontal Diseases," (with Dr. M Weinberg). Crit Rev Oral Biol Med, 9(3): 322-332, 1998..

"Laboratory Animal Models in Periodontology" (with Dr. M. Weinberg). J Clin Periodontol, 26: 335-340, 1999.