Dental Education News: 
March 2018
Board of Health Proposal Would Require Preschool Teachers, Daycare Staff to Help Kids Brush Teeth

Preschool teachers and daycare staff could soon be required to help brush children's teeth under a new proposal from the New York City Board of Health, reports Politico New York.  Read more.

Two NY Dental Schools Made the Top 10 NIH Funding Grants List

The National Institute of Dental and Cranofacial Research released a list of NIDCR funding grant recipients in 2017, and two New York Dental Schools made the top 10. Read more.

Education & Training
Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester: Eastman Expert Trains Providers at The Highlands

At their first dental in-service, nearly 60 nurses and aides at The Highlands in Brighton learned new information that will not only help improve care for the people they serve, but also for their own oral health. Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry Researchers Adapt HIV Test in Developing Rapid Diagnostic Test for Zika Virus

Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc. (Ithaca, NY), are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.   Read more.

Student News
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Congratulates Year IV Students on Match Day

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! On Match Day, the Class of 2018 received news of their matches within Advanced Education Programs and were later celebrated during a luncheon among SDM faculty and staff. Students matched into programs at 31 schools in 5 states.   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry: Dental and Medical Students at NYU Partner to Celebrate Black History Month

On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Student National Dental Association and the Black and Latino Student Association at the NYU School of Medicine hosted "Black Doctors: A Look at Our History and Hopes for the Future," a talk with Paul Gates, DDS, MBA.    Read more.

Faculty News
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine warmly welcomes new members of its community. Over the past year and a half, talented new faculty and staff have joined the Office of the Dean, the Office of Education, the Office of Administration and Finance, the Dental Care Center, and the Departments of General Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, and Prosthodontics!   Read more.

NYU College of Dentistry Faculty Rank 3rd Nationally in Number of Articles Published in JDE in 2017

NYU dental faculty had the third largest number of articles published in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE) in 2017, with a total of 6 articles. Only the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (8 articles) and the University of Michigan (7) were ahead of us. We congratulate our faculty on raising the College's scholarly profile in this significant way.   Read more.

Clinical News
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine: Dental Isolation Technology to Improve Dental Clinic Efficiency and Patient Care

In support of the SDM's dedication to providing its students and patients exposure to innovations in dental care, IsoliteĀ® Systems has generously donated its Isovac System devices to the SDM. The mouthpieces, central to the system, increase patient comfort and safety, and allow procedures to be accomplished faster leading to greater clinic efficiency.   Read more.

Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester: Oral Medicine Specialist was Key to Relieving Woman's Prolonged Pain

Dianne was referred to Dr. Sharon Elad, an oral medicine specialist with University of Rochester Medicine's Eastman Institute for Oral Health who diagnosed Dianne with Burning Mouth Syndrome, the term for chronic burning in the mouth without an obvious reason .   Read more.

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