Dental Education News: 
June 2018
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Celebrates First White Coat Ceremony

On June 3rd, the 105 students of the inaugural class of Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at New York Medical College received their white coats and pledged to focus on service to the community and diverse patient populations in keeping with the mission of the school.   Read more.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: Practice, Perfected -  Data Analytics Inform Best Practices

Every dentist practices slightly differently. But do minor variations lead to different results? Data from a new Columbia dental clinic is helping students tackle this question and more.  Read more.

Oral Health Care Access
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: The PACE Center for Health and Wellness Honored for Services to Vulnerable Communities

The Partnership to Advance Collaborative Education (PACE) is an interprofessional wellness center that focuses on meeting the health promotion and disease prevention needs of adults on Long Island. Located in Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Dental Care Center, the PACE team includes a nurse practitioner and dental and social work professionals from Stony Brook University Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Social Welfare.   Read more.

Eastman Institute For Oral Health, University of Rochester: Getting Braces is Way More Than a Family Affair

Because their oldest son Logan had significant overlapping teeth, as well as being blind and having Asperger's Syndrome, Jim and Linda Merrill were referred to Eastman Dental for his complex orthodontia treatment and special needs. Their daughter, Megan, had a gap in her front teeth and wanted braces, so the timing was right to take them both to Eastman Dental at the same time.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: NYU Dentistry's Dr. Xin Li Receives NIH Grant to Study Age-Related Bone Loss

Osteoporosis and age-related fractures have become major public health issues in the US, with more than 1.5 million age-related osteoporotic fractures occurring annually. However, the mechanism of how aging-related changes in cellular metabolism lead to compromised bone health is still elusive.    Read more.

New Scholarships
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: New Scholarship Fund Takes a Bite Out of Education Costs for Dental Students at Stony Brook

With a gift of $500,000, the Dr. Bernard Malberg Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund will make education more accessible for dental students at Stony Brook, establishing a partial scholarship for one student each year.   Read more.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: $1 Million Gift Establishes Scholarship in Prosthodontics at CDM and Fellowship at Barnard

Dr. Howard P'17 and Ina Drew P'17 made a $1 million joint gift to Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) and Barnard College in celebration of their children's educational experiences. Their son, Alexander Drew, DMD, MS, received his master of science in prosthodontics from CDM in 2017, and their daughter, Sarah Drew Peterman, graduated from Barnard in 2013.   Read more.

Faculty News
NYU College of Dentistry: Eight NYU Dentistry OMS Faculty Named "SuperDoctors" in New York Times Magazine Supplement

Eight Department of Oral and Maxillofacial (OMS) faculty members were recognized as " Super Doctors " in the New York Times Magazine's May 13, 2018, "New York Super Doctors" supplement .   Read more.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: Dr. Charles Larsen Appointed to Sub-Committee of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Charles D. Larsen, DMD, MS, Director, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, has been appointed to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Oral Clinical Examination (OCE) sub-committee to create new vignettes for the board examination process. He is 1 of 18 pediatric dentists nationally to be invited to be on this OCE sub-committee.   Read more.

Other News
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College: Beta Mu, New Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon at Touro College of Dental Medicine Celebrates its Inception and First Induction of 10 Newest Members

Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental society, was founded in 1914 at Northwestern University Dental School for the purpose of encouraging scholarship and advancing the ethical standards of the dental profession.  Touro College of Dental Medicine's chapter of OKU, Beta Mu, is one of more than 50 active chapters in the United States and Canada.  Read more.

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