Dental Education News: 
January 2020
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Opens Cutting-Edge Center for Digital Dentistry Education, Treatment and Research

With the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine officially opened the doors to its Center for Implant and Digital Technology (CIDT). The Center will serve as state-of-the-art space for digital dentistry-focused education, patient care, and research. "The Center not only enhances patient care," remarked Stony Brook University Interim President Michael Bernstein at the December 5th opening event. "It also invites invaluable training opportunities for the next generation of dental medicine leaders."   Read more.
Eastman Institute For Oral Health, University of Rochester's Role Continues With National Practice Based Research Network

Eastman Institute for Oral Health alumni, faculty and hygienists are participating in a national research network that's producing an unprecedented knowledge base and will lead to improved patient care faster than ever before. The National Dental Practice Based Research Network has been so successful that it was recently awarded $22.4 million for another seven years (2019-2026) by the National Institute Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of National Institutes of Health.   Read more.
Education & Training
NYU College of Dentistry: New issue of JADE asks "Can Educational Technology Transform Learning Outcomes?"

A new issue of NYU Dentistry's online, open-access magazine, the Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (JADE), is online now. JADE is the publications component of the NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators. JADE invites experts in their fields to face off on the thorny issues confronting higher education as it endeavors to foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional education.   Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Partners with New York State to Improve Oral Health Care for Special Needs Communities

On November 8, Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) partnered with the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to host Overcoming Obstacles to Oral Health, a train-the-trainer continuing education event. An initiative of the Task Force on Special Dentistry, the event was designed to equip oral health professionals, caregivers, community organizations and others with tools to help improve the oral health status of individuals with developmental or developmental disabilities, therefore helping them to fully integrate into the medical system .   Read more.
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Dentist Spent Christmas in Lebanon Providing Free Care to Refugees

This Christmas, University at Buffalo professor Othman Shibly traveled to Lebanon to provide dental care to nearly 2,000 child refugees. Following the weeklong mission, his fifth trip this year to Lebanon and Kurdistan, Shibly will have treated more than 11,000 patients, nearly all women and children - a feat it takes the average dentist 10 years to accomplish.   Read more.
NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Nadège Gouignard Awarded NIDCR Grant to Study Enzyme Involved in Development of Nervous System and Skull

Nadège Gouignard, PhD, assistant research scientist in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry, has received a grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to study the role of the enzyme MMP28 in the formation of the neural crest, a structure that gives rise to the skull and most of the peripheral nervous system. The two-year, $435,875 grant began December 15, 2019.   Read more.

Faculty News
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine: Genco Posthumously Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Microbiology, has been posthumously named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Program recognizes academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.   Read more.
NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Nicola Partridge Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Nicola Partridge, a professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at NYU College of Dentistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peersRead more.

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