Dental Education News: 
April 2019
Eastman Institute For Oral Health, University of Rochester: "You Changed My Life Completely," Patient Says

When 20-year-old Michael Crymes told his parents he wanted braces, they never thought they would have to travel to another city to find an orthodontist who would treat him. That's because Michael has Cerebral Palsy (CP), a disorder that affects body movement, muscle control and coordination, caused by damage to the developing brain. Read more.

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine: Too Lazy to Brush and Floss? Research Team Will Motivate You With Online Counseling

Brush your teeth twice per day and floss regularly are habits most people know of, but despite the pleas of dentists nationwide, few follow through on this advice. Now, dentists are considering a new approach to improve oral health practices among the public: motivational interviewing.  Read more.

Education & Training
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College: Students Launch Campaign to Promote Ethical Standards

Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) students have launched a new campaign to promote service excellence and ethical standards in patient care interactions. Titled "TCDM PROUD," the program was created and designed by students from the school's Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA), a national, student driven organization that was established to promote and support students' lifelong commitment to ethical behavior.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: Dental Assisting Certificate Program Graduates Third Cohort of Students

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the College celebrated the graduation of the third cohort of students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program.The program graduates - six students admitted to this highly selective, six-month, tuition-free pilot program - are all minority students who were recruited from the College's patient pool based on referrals from students, faculty, and staff.   Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine:
In Six Days, Dental Professor Launched First Clinic in Iraq to Treat Families Displaced After ISIS Attacks

Othman Shibly did not plan to perform any dental work during his first visit to Iraqi Kurdistan. However, a six-day trip to assess the needs of a Yezidi displacement camp led the University at Buffalo professor to launch the camp's first dental clinic.  The new dental clinic, established in the Khanke Internally Displaced Population Camp in Duhok, Iraq, will provide the area's nearly 16,000 women and children with their first oral health care in five years .   Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Team Provides Dental Care at Pop-up Clinic in Tennessee

In partnership with Remote Area Medical, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine students and faculty traveled to Cookeville, Tennessee, to provide oral health care services to hundreds in need. Outside of a temporary pop-up clinic at a Cookeville, Tennessee high school, patients had been sleeping in cars and waiting upwards of 24-hours for medical, dental, and vision care. Read more.

Awards & Grants
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Chapter Receives Two Awards at American Student Dental Association's Annual Session

The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine chapter of the American Student Dental Association was recognized on the organization's national stage for their leadership and media accomplishments. Seventeen students of the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) headed to Pittsburgh, PA for the organization's 49th Annual Session. Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: Dr. Hossein Bassir Awarded Grant to Investigate Advanced Hydrogel-Based Technology to Promote Bone Tissue Regeneration

Hossein Bassir, DDS, DMSc, of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine has received funding from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation for the development of scaffold technology in support of the regeneration of bone tissue. Despite the development of several treatment modalities to achieve bone regeneration in the oral cavity, the procedures requiring it have remained technically challenging with a considerable variability of success.   Read more.
Other News
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Offers Virtual Healing in the Dental Chair

Nobody loves going to the dentist. 60 percent of people report dental anxiety and the rest could probably think of better ways to spend the afternoon.  To make the experience a little better, Columbia University dental professor Shantanu Lal, DDS, introduced Virtual Reality (VR) headsets to the dental office through a new course at CDM.   Read more.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College: The Role of Dental Anesthesiology

The very presence of Raquel Rozdolski, D.M.D., a dentist anesthesiologist, on the faculty of TCDM is a sign that the newest dental school in the country is doing things a bit differently. March 2019 was a historic moment for Dr. Rozdolski and dentist anesthesiologist across the country, when dental anesthesiology became the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.   Read more.

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