Dental Education News: 
October 2018
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine: Decades-Long Partnership Led to Multimillion-Dollar Dental Products 

For nearly 40 years, the School of Dental Medicine and the Sunstar Group, which produces GUM brand products, have partnered on a fellowship training program that sends Sunstar scientists more than 6,000 miles from Japan to Buffalo to conduct research under UB faculty member Robert Genco, lauded by the Journal of Dental Research as the "father of oral science."   Read more.

Columbia College of Dental Medicine Receives National Honor for Diversity Efforts

The College of Dental Medicine was selected as a recipient of the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions HEED Awards. The honor recognizes the school's work creating a diverse, inclusive environment. This was the first year the award was given in the health professions category.   Read more.

Student News
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College ASDA Chapter Wins District Chapter of the Year

On September 8th, members of Touro College of Dental Medicine's ASDA chapter attended the annual District 2 Meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York, where they received the District Chapter of the Year Award. ASDA, or the American Student Dental Association, is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of dental students.   Read more.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Striking Photos Highlight Poverty; Earn Awards for CDM Students

Dental students Juliana Lim and Roger Chu, both Class of 2021, placed first and second in a photo essay contest last month, presented by Columbia's Program in Population and Global Health. Their photos documented extreme poverty in Nairobi, Kenya, seen while the students were in Nairobi offering oral health training at a local clinic. Chu and Lim worked for eight weeks under the mentorship of Kavita Ahluwalia, DDS, MPH, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (Community Health) at CUIMC, and Millicent Ooko of Kenya.   Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine: Western New York Seniors to Receive Free Dental Screenings and Education

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will provide Western New York seniors with free oral health screenings and an educational workshop through Oral Health America's Wisdom Tooth Project. The program will provide dental care and education to seniors, a vulnerable population among whom an estimated 70 percent lack or have limited dental insurance and an equal percentage have periodontal disease, according to Oral Health America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Read more.

Eastman Institute For Oral Health, University of Rochester: Dr. Xiao Researching the Role of Yeast in Tooth Decay

Jin Xiao, DDS, PhD, an EIOH assistant professor, has received $856,669 to study the association between yeast and the onset of Early Childhood Caries. This career development award funded by NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Disorders will investigate the prevalence of yeast in the mouth of infants who are a high risk of Severe Early Childhood caries and their mothers, the association between oral yeast and onset of early childhood caries and the interactions between oral yeast and S. mutans in early life.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: Dr. Shoshana Yakar Awarded $2.27 Million to Examine Age-Related Changes in Bone

The National Institute of Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to unravel the distinct and overlapping effects of normal aging and the age-related decrease in growth hormone on bone health. The grant provides nearly $2.27 million over five years .   Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Receives $319,000 Grant to Develop Noninvasive Methods for Assessment of Periodontal Disease and Dental Resorption

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) has received a two-year $319,000 research grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of a noninvasive method to detect and monitor periodontal disease and dental root resorption. The project is led by SDM's Dr. Wellington J Rody, Jr., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: Dr. Rodrigo Lacruz Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Tooth Enamel Formation

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry to identify the role of mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, and redox in enamel formation. The grant provides more than $1.4 million over four years.   Read more.

Faculty News
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: DM Mourns Loss of Dr. Marlene Klyvert-Moss

The College of Dental Medicine is saddened to report that Marlene Klyvert-Moss, EdD, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, after a long illness. Dr. Klyvert-Moss, a member of the Columbia community for many decades, was beloved by students and colleagues alike for her commitment to education, unwavering pursuit of excellence, and the warm determination that infused her work. She most recently served as special lecturer and senior advisor to the Office of Diversity Affairs at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.   Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Leadership Advocates in DC

On Tuesday, September 18, Dr. Ann Nasti, Associate Dean for Clinical Education at Stony Brook University's School of Dental Medicine, joined colleagues from around the nation to take part in the American Dental Education Association's 2018 Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.   Read more.

NYU Colleges of Dentistry, Global Public Health, and Nursing to Cosponsor E-Cigarette Conference on Friday, October 19

E-Cigarettes are making international headlines and remain a controversial topic in both the public health community and the public at large. Do they hold the potential to save millions of lives if smokers switch from combustible cigarettes? Or do they pose a dangerous threat, reversing hard fought, historic declines in youth smoking? Join us for this special event to hear Mitch Zeller, Director of the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, and other domestic and global experts discuss the role of e-cigarettes in ending the tobacco epidemic.   Read more.

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