Dental Education News: 
February 2018
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Dennis Mitchell Elected to National Diversity Leadership Role

Dennis Mitchell, DDS, MPH , was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education , the most pre-eminent voice for diversity in higher education in the U.S., as announced on Feb. 5.   Read more.

NYU  College  of Dentistry's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Proteases and Pain Signaling Related to Oral Cancer

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, of Columbia University's Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology, a $3.7 million, five-year grant to study proteases and neuronal signaling responsible for oral cancer pain .   Read more.

Education & Training
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Seeing Beyond the Mouth

A new program that resulted from a collaboration between CDM and Columbia's School of Social Work was launched last year to identify and help address psychological barriers that prevent patients from getting adequate and consistent oral health care.   Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
NYU College of Dentistry Launches Mobile Dental Care at Queens' P.S. 134 with NYC Council Member I. Daneek Miller

New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) is expanding its mobile dental care program 'Smiling Faces, Going Places' - which brings free oral health education, screening, and services to New York City schoolchildren and seniors - to P.S.134 in Queens (P.S.134Q) .   Read more.

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is Delivering More Than Healthy Smiles This February

Give Kids A Smile Day to focus on total health, offer new services that include hearing loss screenings, healthy eating guidance and Medicaid enrollment support.   Read more.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Chang Lee Seeks Novel Solutions for TMJ Disorder

A persistent ache in the jaw. Difficulty opening the mouth. A popping sound when the mouth is opened too wide. Dentists know well that these are some of the many symptoms associated with dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint, commonly known as TMJ or lockjaw.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: February 2018 JADA Cover Story Features Study by NYU Dentistry and NYU Langone Plastic Surgery Clinicians

The feature story explores the study of dental considerations and the role of prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics in facial transplantation.   Read more.

Student News
Touro College of Dental Medicine at  New York Medical College : Student Competition Winners Announced

Students of Drs Alexander Hall and Stanley Freeman competed with each other to see who could produce the best maxillary full upper denture setup. The competition was graded by the students themselves. And the winners are...   Read more.

Faculty News
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: Club CAD Welcomes Paul Vigario, CEO of Surf CT and Digital Smile Design

Can designing a new, beautiful smile be as simple as applying an app filter? According to Paul Vigario, CEO of Surf CT and Digital Smile Design (DSD), it's possible.   Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: Breakfast With the Deans

One Tuesday morning in January presented a unique opportunity to business and community leaders: a conversational breakfast with three deans from prominent Long Island schools.   Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Goes Red for National Wear Red Day

In support of Go Red for Women, members of the School of Dental Medicine student body, faculty and staff gathered together in red attire on February 2nd, National Wear Red Day.   Read more.

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