Dental Education News: 
May 2019
NYU College of Dentistry: New York Times Features Patient Care at NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for People With Disabilities

Historically, pediatric dentists were taught how to treat patients with special needs, but general dentists weren't. That means a child with autism might get regular checkups, but not necessarily an adult. But the N.Y.U. College of Dentistry's Oral Health Center for People With Disabilities offers a new option for patients.   Read more.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Bana Al Haydar: Taking a Long Route to CDM

The two settings for Bana Al Haydar's clearest childhood memories stand in stark contrast: One was her mother's dental practice in Idlib, Syria, where Dr. Al Haydar grew up; the other was New York City, where she visited her father each summer. But Dr. Al Haydar's path had many turns before she started her periodontics residency at CDM last year.   Read more.

Education & Training
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: Alumni, Experts in Field Talk Career Paths with Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Students

With an ever-growing variety of career options available to dental school graduates, students are turning to those who have forged paths before them for guidance. Recently, a panel of four established professionals within different fields of dentistry met with students of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine to discuss their journeys following completion of their education. The event was organized by the Alpha Omega (AO) Club in conjunction with the Alumni Association and the Office of the Dean.  Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry's 'Saturday Academy' Engages Teens, Looks to Increase Diversity in Dentistry

Groups of high school students in New York City spend every other Saturday during the fall semester learning to make mouthguards, cleaning teeth and filling cavities on typodonts and taking impressions for dentures. The students' hands-on sneak peek into dentistry, dubbed the Saturday Academy, is a result of the brainstorming and work of Drs. Cheryline Pezzullo and Lorel Burns.   Read more.
Oral Health Care Access
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Team Provided Free Oral Cancer Screenings at Inaugural Southold Health Fair

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine supported an inaugural health fair within the Town of Southold on the northeastern tip of Suffolk County. Organized partnership with the Town of Southold, Eastern Long Island Hospital and Community Action Southold Town (CAST), the event offered health screenings and informational resources alongside fun activities for children and families.   Read more.
NYU College of Dentistry: Why Your Face Looks Different From a Chimp's: Q&A With NYU Dentistry's Dr. Rodrigo Lacruz

The face: it's personal, yet universal. It's how we recognize each other and communicate our emotions-and yet there's more to it than immediately meets the eye. Beneath the skin and muscles that form our smirks and scowls are 14 different bones that house parts of the digestive, respiratory, visual, and olfactory systems-enabling us to sniffle, chew, blink, and much more.  Read more.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: To Advance Dental Medicine, CDM Looks Beyond Dentistry at Annual Research Event

The most powerful innovations often develop outside the boundaries of any single academic field, which is why the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine puts special emphasis on interdisciplinary research. This year, the CDM 2019 Birnberg Research Day on April 10 and research  awards ceremony on April 29 cast a spotlight on that work .   Read more.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College: Pierre Fauchard Academy Awards Touro College of Dental Medicine Student

Each year, the Oral Health Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an honorary dental service organization, awards student scholarship awards to exemplary students across the nation. This year, Morgan Antanasio, Class of 2020, was selected to receive the Pierre Fauchard Academy Student Scholarship Award in recognition of her leadership and accomplishments in the advancement of the dental profession.   Read more.

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