Dental Education News: 
September 2020
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College: State-of-the-Art Digital Dentistry Lab Coming Soon to Touro College of Dental Medicine

Right now, it's just four walls and an empty space, but this fall Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) will open the doors to its new, state-of-the-art digital dentistry lab on the 3rd floor of its 19 Skyline Drive facility. In addition to housing 3D printers, intraoral scanners and other advanced digital tools currently employed at the school, the digital lab will feature the latest in CAD/CAM technology, including MillBox by CIMsystem, an innovative dental CAM solution that simplifies nesting and toolpath creation, and DGShape dental mills designed to cut crowns, bridges and more at high speeds, allowing for TCDM to design and manufacture restorations on site and have the ability to do same-day dentistry. Read more.
NYU College of Dentistry Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Study Low-Grade Inflammation in Aging

The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to explore age-related, chronic low-grade inflammation and changes in the gut microbiome. The grant, which began August 15, provides $2.4 million over five years. Read more.
Medical Education & Training
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Class of 2024 Welcomed in Virtual Ceremony

At Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine (CDM), the White Coat Ceremony is one of the highlights of orientation week. It marks the start of dental training and formally welcomes incoming students to CDM and the profession of dentistry. This year, CDM's Class of 2024 and their families gathered online on Aug. 12 for a digital edition of the ceremony. Read more.
Oral Health Care Access
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine van Providing no Cost Care in Buffalo Through October

The University at Buffalo S-Miles to Go dental van will provide no cost dental care to people of all ages in the Western New York community through Oct. 30. The program is provided through a partnership between the UB School of Dental Medicine, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Delta Dental, Seneca-Babcock Community Association, Westminster Community Charter School and Buffalo Promise Neighborhood. Read more.
Faculty News
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Professor Marcia Simon Receives SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

Marcia Simon, Ph.D., Professor and Director for Graduate Studies in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University's School of Dental Medicine, received a 2019-2020 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. The distinction recognizes Dr. Simon's record of sustained, superior service to a wide range of diverse constituents, as well as her contributions to her profession, the Stony Brook University campus, SUNY, and the broader community. Read more.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Life Science Accelerator Grants Awarded to two CDM Faculty

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine faculty members Yiping Han, PhD, and Fatemeh "Flora" Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, have been awarded Columbia Life Science Accelerator grants in support of translational research. The program's grantees-14 teams in all, spanning a variety of life sciences disciplines-will receive funding to advance their research products toward clinical application or commercialization. Read more.
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine: Patricia Diaz Named Director of UB's Microbiome Center

Patricia Diaz, DDS, PhD, Professor of Empire Innovation in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been named the new director of the UB Microbiome Center. The UB Microbiome Center brings together faculty, students and resources to achieve a deeper understanding of the microbiome's role in health and disease, and to identify methods for intervention. Read more.
Eastman Institute For Oral Health, University of Rochester: Dr. Carlo Ercoli Named Educator of the Year by American College of Prosthodontists

Anyone who has ever met Carlo Ercoli knows how much he loves to talk, especially when it's something he's passionate about -mainly his family, his students, and his profession. But when Dr. Nadim Baba, Immediate Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists called to tell him he was unanimously named Educator of the Year, Dr. Ercoli was literally speechless. Read more.
NYU College of Dentistry to Host "AHEAD: Achieving Health Equity through Access for all With Disabilities" Virtual Symposium, Friday, October 2, 2020

The AHEAD symposium, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, will bring together experts in the areas of health care advocacy, access, and funding at the state and federal levels for people with disabilities. A particular focus will be on the need to carve out a fair and sustainable funding policy predicated on value to the state. Other key areas of discussion will focus on the family/provider relationship, the impact of COVID-19 on the disabilities community, and the importance of public-private partnerships in advancing access to care both locally and nationally. Read more.
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