Dental Education News: 
February 2019
NYSADC Calls On State to Pass Laws, Create Programs to Address Shortage of Dentists In New York State, Keep New Yorkers Healthy 

New York State Academic Dental Centers (NYSADC) is calling on the state legislature to address the shortage of dental school faculty by creating a new loan forgiveness program, reauthorizing the Restricted Dental Faculty Licensure program and expanding Doctors Across New York to include dentists.   Read more.

NYSADC Visits Albany to Advocate for Policies

On February 5, New York dental school deans and NYSADC staff went to Albany for Dental Lobby Day to speak to elected officials about measures to address the dental faculty shortage.   Read more.

Dental Education and Training
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Hosts First Residency Fair

Touro College of Dental Medicine hosted its first Residency Fair on Friday, January 25th, providing opportunities for its inaugural class to meet with over 25 residency programs from throughout the tri-state region.  Students had the opportunity to explore residency programs in all areas of dental medicine including pediatrics, orthodontics, periodontics, and general dentistry, and ask questions in a casual and open environment .   Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Completes Second Annual Outreach Mission to the Dominican Republic

Nearly 300 patients, primarily children from the schools of FundaciĆ³n Mission International Rescue (MIR) and related orphanages, were provided with comprehensive dental care during a week-long outreach mission in La Romana, a poverty-stricken area of the Dominican Republic. The clinic, established by World of Smiles Inc., is a six-chair dental clinic located on the site of FundaciĆ³n MIR.   Read more.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Kicks Off School-Based Oral Health Education Initiative

In late January, Touro College of Dental Medicine students along with their Pediatrics faculty delivered oral health seminars to nearly 400 young children in the Elmsford Union Free School District.   As the nation's newest dental school, this was TCDM's first school visit among many planned for the Hudson Valley region, with a focus on improving oral health education for our youngest and most vulnerable population.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: New Study Finds Patients with Facial Pain Report Most Benefit from Self-Care Techniques

While oral appliances such as splints and bite guards are the most common treatment for facial pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMD), patients rate them as less helpful than self-care treatments, such as jaw exercises or warm compresses, finds a new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.   Read more.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Could Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Prevent Miscarriages?

Compounds found in fish oil prevent pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, neonatal death, and stillbirth, in mice when the complications are caused by a common oral bacteria, according to research published today in the journal JCI Insight. Read more.

Student News
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Students Win 2018 ADA Ethics Video Contest

Touro College of Dental Medicine students Sabrina Mellusi and Jessica Li, of the class of 2020, took first prize in the American Dental Association's 2018 Dental Student Ethics Video Contest, for their satirical video depicting ethical practices gone wrong in a dental setting .   Read more.

Faculty News
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: Dr. Israel Kleinberg, Renowned Researcher and Inventor in the Field of Oral Biology, Retires After 45 Years

After 45 years of service within our community, Dr. Isral Kleinberg, DDS, PhD, DSc, has retired. Dr. Kleinberg's stellar legacy as one of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's founding faculty members and chairs will remain with us for many years to comeA prolific and nationally renowned scientist, researcher, inventor, and educator, Dr. Kleinberg's career has spanned an impressive 67 years, beginning upon receipt of his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Durham.  Read more.

Eastman Institute For Oral Health, University of Rochester: Dr. David Levy is the 2019 Award of Merit Recipient

Evaluation criteria for the award includes character and stature as an individual, professional competency, advanced professional attainments, degrees, post-graduate research, affiliations, etc; service to the dental community and the community at large; military service and honors related to the same; other interests, accomplishments, and skills. The recipient must have been a member of the Seventh District Dental Society for a minimum of 10 years and of the American Dental Association for a minimum of 20 years.  Read more.

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