Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:02
New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) received a gift from Dentsply International of over $450,000 to promote research in implant dentistry. Dentsply International, the company behind such major dental brand names as Caulk, Cavitron, Delton, Dycal, Jeltrate, Lucitone, Midwest, Nupro, Rinn, and Trubyte, is the largest professional dental products company in the world. Dentsply’s gift will be used to further the mission of NYUCD’s implant program, first dental school in the US to teach implant dentistry to predoctoral students.
“The NYU College of Dentistry’s reputation as a national and international leader in implant dentistry rests on the clinical research we conduct, research that is made possible by the generosity of major benefactors,” said NYUCD Dean Charles N. Bertolami. “We are extremely grateful for the gift to NYUCD from Dentsply International, to advance NYUCD’s clinical research mission in implant dentistry.”
Added Dr. Stuart Hirsch, Vice Dean for International Initiatives and Development and Interim Chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, “Clinical research benefits everyone. First and foremost, research provides new knowledge that ultimately translates into improved patient care. Then there are benefits for faculty, who are supported in their clinical research in an area that they love. For our students, who have the opportunity to work in a controlled environment and to perform implant procedures with experienced faculty, the benefits are immeasurable.”
“Over the years, NYUCD has been extremely fortunate in its corporate partners,” said Dean Bertolami, who noted major gifts from other implant companies, including Nobel Biocare and Straumann USA, to improve implant research and education.
“We could not ask for a more distinguished addition to the ranks of corporate supporters of implant dentistry research at NYUCD than Dentsply International,” said Dean Bertolami.
About Dentsply International: (http://www.dentsply.com/) For over a century, Dentsply International has been committed to providing the dental community with innovative, high quality, cost effective dental products. From our humble beginnings in 1899, the Company has grown to become the largest professional dental products company in the world. From our facilities in 38 nations on six continents, the Company distributes its dental products in over 120 countries under some of the most well established brand names in the dental industry. Worldwide, the profession now depends upon DENTSPLY for innovative new products that advance the practice of dentistry
About NYUCD: (http://www.nyu.edu/dental) Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school.