Dental Education News: 
January 2019
NYU College of Dentistry Salutes Dr. Chad Gehani, ADA's New President-Elect

Dr. Chad P. Gehani, adjunct clinical associate professor in the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontic, is the new president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Gehani was elected during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates at the 2018 annual meeting of the ADA in Honolulu. He will assume the role of president of the ADA in September 2019, when he will lead the 161,000-member organization.   Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
Touro College of Dental Medicine Announces Academic Affiliation With Westchester Institute for Human Development

Dental students will conduct weekly rotations in the dental department of Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), which provides oral health care to more than 4,000 adults and children with special needs each year throughout the Hudson Valley. As part of the program, students will assist WIHD's dental department in the provision of care at its facility on the New York Medical College campus as well travel in WIHD's mobile dental van to its multiple site locations throughout the region. Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Provided Free Dental Care to Those in Need in Rural Virginia 

In collaboration with Remote Area Medical, Stony Brook Medicine helped provide much-needed oral health care services to over 260 patients in Gloucester, Virginia at the Ware Academy. Read more.

Student News
Touro College of Dental Medicine Student Spotlight: Adam Gadbois

Most 14-year-old boys are interested in video games, sports and their burgeoning social lives, but then again most 14-year-olds are not Adam Gadbois, who enrolled at the University of Missouri at that age. Adam Gadbois tells us what is it like to start college at 14 years old and dental school at 19.   Read more.

Faculty News
Touro College of Dental Medicine Appoints First Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) has appointed Howard Israel, D.D.S., as the school's first Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. With over four decades in the dental profession, Dr. Israel previously served as Professor of Clinical Surgery and Director of Research at Weill-Cornell Medical College and Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.   Read more.

Other News
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Letitia James, New York's Attorney General-Elect, Visits College of Dental Medicine

In her final days before taking on her state-wide role, Letitia James, New York State Attorney Gen.-elect, visited the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) to hear about the school's work caring for its underserved neighbors.   Read more.

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