Dental Education News: 
September 2018
Eastman Institute For Oral Health, University of Rochester: Dr. Hsu to Continue Stem Cell Research With $2.5 Million Grant

Wei Hsu, Ph.D., dean's professor of Biomedical Genetics in the Center for Oral Biology and a scientist with the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center, received a $2.5 million, five year grant to continue his groundbreaking work involving the role of stem cells in tissue regeneration and reconstructive surgical repair.   Read more.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "MaxFac" Clinic: Restoration of Faces, Voices, Dignity

Patients with severe maxillofacial defects caused by trauma, cancer, or other diseases and those who can no longer speak due to neuromuscular disease can turn to maxillofacial prosthodontist Candice Zemnick, DMD, to restore their faces and voices.  Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Provided Free Back-to-School Smiles to 150+ Children

During a time of year when back to school lists are full of school supplies and to-do items, one important task often remains unchecked: a visit to the dentist. Unfortunately, for many parents of young children, oral health care is out of reach.   Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Leads 16th Outreach Mission to Remote Villages of Madagascar

This summer, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's team of 12 students and instructors set off on a journey that consisted of three days of travel to reach two small villages in the Republic of Madagascar. The communities are remote, located approximately 300 miles south of Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital, leaving residents with little to no access to oral health education and care.   Read more.

Student News
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Welcomes New Students With White Coat Ceremony

Columbia's incoming class celebrated a milestone when they tried on crisp new white coats emblazoned with their names in the 2018 White Coat Ceremony. This August 13 event marked the Class of 2022's official welcome to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and kicked off a week of orientation.   Read more.

Touro College of Dental Medicine Student Honored for Community Service

Benjamin Droney, a third year dental student from Touro College of Dental Medicine, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Dental Trade Alliance Foundation and Benco Dental Scholarship.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: $2.4M DoD Grant Awarded to NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett to Investigate Drugs That Inhibit Receptors in Pain-Sensing Nerves

he Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology at Columbia University, a joint $2.4 million, three-year grant to study how receptors inside nerve cells generate chronic (long-lasting) pain.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: Austin Le is Lead Author on Study of Oral Health Implications of Increased Cannabis Use Among Older Adults

Austin Le, Class of 2020 and research associate in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health, is the lead author on a new paper published online on August 22, 2018, in the Journal of Substance Abuse. Mr. Le's coauthor, Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor in the NYU Langone Health Department of Population Health.   Read more.

Faculty News
Eastman Institute For Oral Health, University of Rochester Dr. Jack Caton Had Major Role in World Workshop

Jack Caton , DDS, MS, professor and chair, Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Periodontics Department, served as a co-chair for the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. After three years of planning and intensive literature reviews, more than 150 top experts in periodontal science, education and clinical care from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas met to discuss and reach consensus on the classification and diagnosis of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Richard Niederman to Receive ADA/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award 

Dr. Richard Niederman, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and co-director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Quality-Improvement, Evidence-Based Dentistry (QED), will receive the 2018 ADA/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award at the annual ADA meeting in Honolulu in October.   Read more.

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