Dental Education News: 
December 2017
Columbia Celebrates New Center for Precision Dental Medicine

The College of Dental Medicine welcomed 150 donors, alumni, local leaders, and other members of the community on December 5 to dedicate the Center for Precision Dental Medicine, a new addition to the College designed to help transform the field of dentistry.   Read more.

Touro College of Dental Medicine Opens New State-of-the-Art Dental Health Facility

A brand new 32,000-square-foot oral health facility opened in Hawthorne, N.Y., Dr. Alan Kadish, President and CEO of the Touro College and University System, and Dr. Mark Hasten, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, announced November 28, 2017.  The facility will be known as Touro Dental Health, the educational training facility of the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TouroCDM) at New York Medical College.    Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
NYU Dentistry: CNN Hero of the Year Maggie Doyne Joins the NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program in Nepal 

The NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program recently traveled to Nepal to provide care for children at two sites: 1) the Kathmandu Srongtsen Bhrikuti Boarding High School (November 2-12), which it has visited for the past 5 years in partnership with the Tibet Fund and the Seven Summits Foundation, and 2) a new location, the Kopila Valley School in Surkhet (October 28-November 7), approximately 600km west of Kathmandu, near the Indian border, where a second team was hosted by two new partner organizations, the BlinkNow Foundation, founded by American philanthropist Maggie Doyne, who was named a CNN Hero of the Year in 2015, and the Kopila Valley School and Children's Home.  Read more.

NYU Dentistry Study Points to Controlling Periodontal Disease for Possible Cancer Prevention

Elevated pathogen colonization and a lack of bacterial diversity in the mouth were identified in people with precancerous lesions that could precede stomach cancer, finds a new study led by New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and New York University School of Medicine.  Read more.

NYU Dentistry Study Finds Evidence That a Protein, MCP-1, May Determine Bone Loss Responses to Parathyroid Hormone

In a new study published in November in Scientific Reports, New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) researchers investigating the catabolic effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in hyperparathyroidism (HPT) showed, for the first time, that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is required for catabolic responses to PTH. HTP is a condition in which an abnormally high concentration of PTH in the blood accelerates bone loss.  Read more.

Student News
Touro College of Dental Medicine Students Attend The Greater New York Dental Meeting

Students from Touro College of Dental Medicine attended The Greater New York Dental Meeting in November 2017  at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center. The meeting is attended by members of the New York County and Second District Dental Societies and is the largest dental meeting in the U.S.

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