Browsing: School of Dental Medicine

Imagine if dentists could find clear signs of tooth decay long before dental lesions turn into cavities and without using X-rays. A new device cleared for commercialization this month by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a potential tool for dentists to do just that. Developed and patented by researchers in the Division of Translational Oral Biology in the Department of Oral biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and licensed to Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., the Electronic Cavity Detection (ECD) System uses electrical conductance to diagnose and monitor enamel lesions on the biting surfaces of…

Lorne Golub, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology & Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been named a recipient of the 2018 William J. Gies Award for Vision, Innovation and Achievement.  The prestigious Gies Awards, named after legendary dentist and biochemist William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. Dr. Golub was honored in the category of “Innovation – Dental Educator.” Golub is an innovator in the development of medicines to promote oral health and to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, has been…

As the practice of dentistry goes high-tech, Stony Brook University means to stay on the cutting edge. The University’s School of Dental Medicine has been selected as one of five schools nationally to pilot a Digital Dentistry Curriculum developed by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Digital dentistry has been in practice for more than 15 years. However, this is the first time a curriculum has been developed nationally to train future dentists in a uniform way on the uses of digital dentistry in practice. The Digital Dentistry Curriculum will be incorporated into the school’s training during the fall and…