Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry faculty, postgraduate students, and residents participated in the 59th Birnberg Research Program on April 13 and 14, 2016, as mentors and/or co-authors of abstracts. Please click here for a description of the program - http://dental.columbia.edu/page/research-day-0, and click here for photos of the event - http://dental.columbia.edu/page/birnberg-research-day-poster-presentations-2016.
Christina Chao, DDS, 3rd year postgraduate orthodontics student
Jing Chen, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center and Director, Postdoctoral Program in Orthodontics
Steven Chussid, DDS, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, Chair, Section of Growth and Development, and Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Evan Cyrkin, DDS, 2nd year pediatric dentistry resident
Alexandra Delfiner, DDS, 2nd year pediatric dentistry resident
Mildred Embree, DMD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine
Keren Etzion, DDS, 2nd year pediatric dentistry resident
Rona Kushnir, DDS, 2nd year pediatric dentistry resident
Shantanu Lal, BDS, DDS, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center and Director, Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Program
Kimberli Leal, DDS, 2nd year pediatric dentistry resident and Chief Resident
Imad Maleeh, DDS, 2nd year postgraduate orthodontics student
Aaron Myers, DDS, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Serhiy Pylawka, MS, Staff Associate
Sunil Wadhwa, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center and Director, Division of Orthodontics
Manshan Xu, MD, PhD, Associate Research Scientist
Richard K. Yoon, DDS, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center and Director, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry Program
Please join Dr. Sunil Wadhwa '96 Director, Division of Orthodontics and Dr. Jing Chen, Director Orthodontics Postdoctoral Program at the Orthodontic Alumni Reception held during the AAO Annual Session on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Bayhill 17, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Come mingle with fellow alumni, faculty & postgraduate students. Spouses and guests are welcome. Register at: http://dental.columbia.edu/page/alumni-events. We look forward to seeing you! For questions, please contact Melissa Welsh, Alumni Director at 212-305-6881, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Saturday, April 30 is the Orthodontics Alumni Reception at American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Meeting, Orlando from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pediatric Dental Residents participated in "Give Kids A Smile Day," the American Dental Association-sponsored event which promotes oral health awareness and treatment to children in underserved areas around the country. At four public schools in Washington Heights and Inwood, 730 children received oral health instruction and 299 children received dental exams.
Dr. Claudia Cruz, a 2nd year PG ortho student and 2014 graduate of the CDM DPH program, was inducted into the International College of Dentists (ICD) as an International Fellow during the Greater New York Dental Meeting in December. All Colombian nationals, the new Fellows have formed a task force to provide humanitarian care and to support the ICD in Colombia. At the GNY Meeting, Dr. Cruz organized a course for Spanish speaking dentists, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Modern Dentistry," presented with other CDM faculty and residents.
3rd year PG ortho students Dr. Keith Goldman, Dr. Manish Patel, and Dr. Christina Chao demonstrated notable performance in craniofacial biology and were awarded the Henry Nahoum, DDS’43 Scholarship for Chief Residents.
Dr. Ilana Stollow, a 2015 graduate of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program, is a recipient of the 2015 American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Dr. Stollow’s score on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry's May 2015 Qualifying Examination was in the top 3% of all candidates completing the exam.
Save the Date: Columbia University Orthodontic Alumni Spring Meeting Friday, April 1, 2016 9:30am-4:30pm New York City Topics and Speakers: Clinical Approaches to TMD & Treating Sleep Apnea with Appliance Therapy: Steven Syrop, DDS & Jennifer Bassiur, DDS, Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Oral, Facial & Head Pain Surgical Approaches to TMD and Sleep Apnea: Michael Perrino, DDS, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. For further information contact: Melissa Welsh Alumni & CE Director.
Dr. Lois Jackson, graduate of the DDS and Pediatric Dentistry Residency Programs and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award for her dedication to CDM at the 2015 Class Reunion Day on April 17, 2015. Please click here for photos of Class Reunion Day - http://dental.columbia.edu/page/class-reunion-day-2015-0?utm_source=CDM+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b7a2499f08-Newsletter_April_20155_4_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_07ba6fdfb9-b7a2499f08-40610405&ct=t%28Newsletter_April_20155_4_2015%29.
Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry faculty, postgraduate students, and residents participated in the 58th Birnberg Research Program on April 8th and 9th, 2015. Please click here for a description of the program and photos - http://dental.columbia.edu/page/58th-annual-birnberg-research-program-student-honorees?utm_source=CDM+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b7a2499f08-Newsletter_April_20155_4_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_07ba6fdfb9-b7a2499f08-40610405&ct=t%28Newsletter_April_20155_4_2015%29.
Honorees included –
2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident Dr. Marisa Pereira, who received Honorable Mention for Best Postdoctoral Research Poster Presentation - Public Health for her poster, "What is the Influence of Passive Music Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Middle Childhood Patients?". Her mentor was Dr. Richard K. Yoon, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) and Director, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry Program
First Place Award in the 2015 Hinman Student Research Symposium - Basic Science, to DDS student John Nathan for his presentation, “Endothelial Cells Promote TMJ Progenitor Cell Fate Toward Osteogenic Linease”. John was mentored by Dr. Mildred Embree, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine in the Division of Orthodontics.
Honorable Mention in the 2015 Hinman Student Research Symposium - Basic Science, to DDS student Alina O’Brien for her presentation, “Histological Analysis of ACL Fibrocartilage in Estrogen Receptor-Beta Deficient Mice”. Alina was mentored by Dr. Sunil Wadhwa, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine in the Division of Orthodontics and Director, Division of Orthodontics.
Congratulations to Dr. Shantanu Lal, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of the Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Program. His "Provost Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery Proposal" received funding from the Provost’s Office of Columbia University. There was strong competition across the University, and only eighteen proposals were awarded funding. In addition to a cash award, he will have access to the resources of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) including content development, instructional design, media production, systems integration, assessment, and project management.
The Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Reception during the AAPD Annual Session will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm in the Jefferson A Room, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. Spouses/guests are welcome. Please respond to the alumni office at 212-342-2964 or email@example.com. You can also register online at: www.dental.columbia.edu/page/alumni-events.
The Orthodontic Alumni Reception during the AAO Annual Session will be Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the Moscone Center, West Building, Level 2, 800 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Spouses/guests are welcome. Please respond to the alumni office at 212-342-2964 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online at: www.dental.columbia.edu/page/alumni-events.
Congratulations to the new 7/1/15 - 6/30/16 Pediatric Dentistry Chief Resident, Dr. Kimberli Leal. Dr. Leal is a 2014 graduate of CDM. Best wishes and much success to outgoing Chief Resident, Dr. Hans Hsu.
Dr. Steven Chussid, Chair of Section of Growth & Development and Director of Pediatric Dentistry, participated in a service mission to the Dominican Republic from March 21-March 29, 2015. The service mission was in La Roman. The team treated primarily students at an all-boys school in mobile units belonging to Columbia University, set up in a clinic on the school's property.
The Dr. Thomas Cangialosi Annual Orthodontic Alumni Meeting will be held on Friday, 4/24/15 from 8:15am to 4:30pm in the Columbia University Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. The Speaker is Dr. Richard McLaughlin, whose presentation is, “Overview of Systemized & Effective Orthodontic Care”. This is the link to register - https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/COU/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=186149.
Dr. Kim Whippy, a 2014 graduate of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program, is a recipient of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Dr. Whippy’s score on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry's May 2014 Qualifying Examination was in the top 3% of all candidates completing the exam.
Dr. Alexis Cohen, a 2ndyear pediatric dentistry resident, is one of two winners of the winter cycle American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Resident Recognition Award. The award recognizes pediatric dental residents doing innovative and interesting activities in the field of patient care, research, teaching/education, and/or community service. Originality of activities, evidence of time commitment and significance of service to others were the main factors considered when nominations were reviewed.
In recognition of her achievement, she will receive a $200 check, be featured on the AAPD website and in Pediatric Dentistry Today (PDT), and be presented with a certificate during the awards ceremony at the AAPD Annual Session in Seattle May 21 – 24, 2015. Congratulations!
See a great show for a great cause! Dr. Anthony Clapcich (Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University) and his band The Prescriptions will be playing with Grammy-nominated artist Lisa Loeb at the world famous BB King’s Blues Club on Saturday March 28, 2015. The goal is to raise money for his nephew’s 501(c)(3) organization, The Michael Clapcich Fund for CblC Research. Tax-deductible tickets are $50, and VIP tables for 4 are available including the best seats in the house, T-shirts, free drinks, and dessert for only $1,500. See complete details of the concert on The Fund’s Upcoming Events page - http://michaelsfund.org/upcomingevents.html. You may purchase tickets on the Fund’s Donations page (http://michaelsfund.org/donationscontact.html), as well as on the BB King website. Buy tickets on the Fund’s website to get a tax document indicating a donation to a 501(c)(3), avoid extra fees, and arrange to sit with friends, family, and co-workers. Help to support important research as well as a colleague. A spectacular night of music, drinks, and fun is in store! Doors open at 6PM and the show starts at 8PM.
Dr. Shantanu Lal, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) is presenting a Pediatric Dentistry Technology Symposium 4 credit CE course on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 9am to 1pm at Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium, 622 West 168th Street, New York, NY. The course is in association with the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists. His topic is "Emerging Concepts, Technology, and Products in Pediatric Dentistry". Technology will be used with more frequency in the dental health field. The registration fee is $225 for CDM Alumni, and NYSAPD members receive a 10% discount with membership number. This is the link for more information and to register - http://dental.columbia.edu/page/pediatric-dentistry-technology-symposium-2015.
Dr. Steven Chussid, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) who is also Chair of the Section of Growth & Development and Director of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, was interviewed in WebMD Magazine. The subject is taking care of one’s teeth during the holiday season. This is a link to the website - http://www.webmd.com/magazine/. The particular article in which he is interviewed is on page 17 of the November/December 2014 issue.
Guest Lecture on Friday, 10/31/14 from 8:30am to 4pm in VC9-215 for all orthodontic postgraduate students and faculty. Giorgio Fiorelli, MD, DDS, will lecture on the "Rationale of Orthodontic Treatment Planning & Mechanics Design". The seminar will help the orthodontist to realize a solution for difficult cases in adult patients where standard orthodontic appliance are often ineffective, and to resolve other problems such as midline and deep bite contemporaneous correction, asymmetrical arch expansion, buccal displacement of lower incisors by translation, molar uprighting and intrusion, intrusion and others.
Dr. Fiorelli is faculty of the Orthodontic Department, University of Siena (Italy) and he is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Fiorelli is a renowned expert in Biomechanics. The seminar will help attendees to understand when and why a standard edgewise appliance is limited as well as improve ability to modify an appliance according to the specific needs of the patient.
Dr. Grace Kim, a 2nd Year Postgraduate Orthodontics student, participated in the Student Scholar Presentations during the October 29, 2014 Columbia Visiting Professor Program: Contemporary Issues in Dentistry, featuring Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kim's presentation was, "Personalized Medicine: What Does it Mean for Healthcare Professionals?". Dr. Kim's faculty mentor is Jing Chen, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) and Director, Postdoctoral Orthodontics Program.
Welcome to the 7/1/14 postdoctoral students/residents.
Orthodontics: Dr. Victor Chiang, Dr. Mildred C. Embree, Dr. Heather Kunen, Dr. Imad Maleeh, Dr. Todor Stavrev, Dr. Megan A. Wong, Dr. Fabia Younus
Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Evan Cyrkin, Dr. Kimberli de Brito Leal, Dr. Alexandra S. Delfiner, Dr. Keren Etzion, Dr. Rona Kushnir
Congratulations to the postdoctoral/residency 2014 graduating classes.
Orthodontics: Dr. Junginn Choi, Dr. Eric Frank, Dr. June Harewood, Dr. Daniel Hulme, Dr. Sam Polan, Dr. Ilona Polur Rossignol, Dr. Noel Sint
Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Emmanuel Acheampong, Dr. Cecilia Kolstad, Dr. Aaron Myers, Dr. Lisa Van Eyndhoven, Dr. Kim Whippy
Congratulations to Dr. Shantanu Lal, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of the Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Program. Provost John Coatsworth announced that the Columbia University President’s Global Innovation Fund has awarded the IFAP Global Health Program a grant in support of its CUMC 4-School (College of Dental Medicine, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, and School of Nursing) application entitled the “Children’s Global Oral Health Initiative: An Adaptable Interdisciplinary Model for Chronic Health Care Management and Health Promotion.” There were 53 proposals, of which 13 were funded.
Dr. Lal will serve as co- principal investigator with Stephen W. Nicholas, M.D. of P&S. Co-investigators will include faculty from all 4 schools, including Dr. Carol Kunzel of CDM. This project will support telehealth projects over the next three years in Nairobi, Kenya (focus on children with HIV/AIDS); Beijing, China (focus on cancer detection and smoking cessation); and Amman, Jordan (focus on children with obesity, diabetes, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease). The project sites, which will support scholarly activities for multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and students, will work cooperatively with the Columbia Global Center in each respective city.
Dr. Lal, who conducted a “proof of concept” exercise in Nairobi this past January, will be returning next month with a team of faculty and students to begin shaping the first phase of this important project.
Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry faculty, postgraduate students, and residents participated in the 57th Birnberg Research Program on April 2nd and 3rd, 2014, as mentors and/or co-authors of abstracts. Please click here for a description of the program - http://dental.columbia.edu/page/research-day-0, and click here for photos of the events - https://www.flickr.com/photos/cu_cdm/sets/72157643416989444/.
Dr. Emmanuel Acheampong, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Jing Chen, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) and Director, Postdoctoral Program in Orthodontics
Dr. Steven Chussid, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC), Chair, Section of Growth and Development, and Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Cecilia Kolstad, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Shantanu Lal, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) and Director, Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Program
Dr. Aaron G. Myers, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Ilona Polur Rossignol, 3rd year Postgraduate Orthodontic Student
Dr. Lisa H. Van Eyndhoven, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Sunil Wadhwa, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine and Director, Division of Orthodontics
Dr. Kimberly Whippy, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Manshan Xu, Associate Research Scientist, Division of Orthodontics
Dr. Richard K. Yoon, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) and Director, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry Program
All Alumni - please remember to update your contact information when it changes so we can stay in touch with you. This is a link to update your contact information - http://dental.columbia.edu/alumni/contactinfo.html. For "Class", please enter both your year of CDM graduation (if applicable) and your year of postgraduate program graduation. For example, CDM 2010, Ortho 2013 or CDM 2010, Peds 2012.
Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Reception will be held during the AAPD Annual Session on Saturday, May 24, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. To register, go to http://dental.columbia.edu/page/alumni-events.
Orthodontic Alumni Reception will be held during the AAO Annual Session on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. To register, go to http://dental.columbia.edu/page/alumni-events.
Dr. Kelly Walk, a 2013 graduate of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program, is a recipient of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Dr. Walk's score on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry's May 2013 Qualifying Examination was in the top 3% of all candidates completing the exam.
Dr. Aditya Chhibber, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) in the Division of Orthodontics, recently became Board Certified and had three of his cases selected for the American Board of Orthodontists case display.
March 20, 2014 - Young Alumni/Resident Networking event from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
March 7, 2014 - All Ortho Alumni and friends, please plan to join us at Columbia University Club, 15 West 43rd St, New York City, for the Thomas J. Cangialosi Annual Orthodontic Alumni Spring Meeting on Friday, March 7th . The exciting program will focus on "Two Modalities for Correcting Class II Malocclusions". Please click the link to register -
Dr. Shamik Desai, a 2nd year Post Graduate Orthodontics student, is the recipient of the Olav Alvares Award for Best Article Published in the Journal of Dental Education in 2013 by a Junior Scholar. His article, written with other authors when he was a student at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, is “Perceptions and Practices of U.S. Dental Schools Regarding Curriculum Integrated Format and Traditional Format Licensure Exams”. This is a link to the article - http://www.jdentaled.org/content/77/8/1052.full.
Dr. Kim Whippy, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident, recently completed a global health mission to Guatemala. Please click here to to download a PDF file presentation of the trip.
Dr. Erica Pitera, a 1st year pediatric dentistry resident, recently appeared on the Dr. Oz Show where she showcased her molar shaped cupcakes! Please follow the link for more information and also to view the segment - http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2013/12/19/cupcakes-cavities/.
January 27, 2014 - match results for residency program in pediatric dentistry.
December 4, 2013 - match results for postgraduate program in orthodontics.
September 18, 2013 - Rally for Medical Research Hill Day
To register and make your voice heard in Washington, please click here: http://rallyformedicalresearch.org/Pages/Hill-Day-Signup.aspx
From Ross A. Frommer, Associate Dean for Government & Community Affairs (212) 305-4967
I invite you to participate in the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day. On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, a broad coalition of medical research advocates will gather in Washington to urge Congress to make funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority. This advocacy day follows up on the April rally at which thousands of patients, clinicians, and researchers came together to make their voices heard in support of the NIH. Several dozen Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) faculty, staff, students, and friends participated in the rally.
You are no doubt aware that this is a very difficult time for biomedical research in the United States. Sequestration has already cut NIH extramural funding by 5.7% and the situation could worsen next year. We have to make sure that Congress and others understand how devastating these cuts are and what they will mean for our nation's health, economy, and status as a world leader in research.
Hill Day participants will team up with other advocates to meet with Members of Congress and key staff. Rally organizers will put together the teams and arrange the meetings. To participate, you simply need to register at the link below. Those attending also are invited to a reception for advocates the evening before and a training session and briefing the morning of the rally. You will be done in time to get back to the New York City area Wednesday night.
There is no cost to participate in the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day; however, you are responsible for your own travel costs. If there is a large enough group from CUMC, we can look into coordinating transportation. Please note that this could be considered lobbying so you may not use government grant funds to pay these costs.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information. Thank you.