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"Dentistry combines science, art, finesse, and communication," says Yumna Piracha, DDS'18. "It's my way of using my knowledge and skill to better serve the community."
Dennis Mitchell, DDS, was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the most pre-eminent voice for diversity in higher education in the United States.
Columbia is leading the way toward personalized dentistry, using digital technology and information science to stretch the boundaries of dental research and education.
Frequent users of cannabis—including marijuana and hashish—are more likely to have gum disease, Columbia University dental researchers have found.
- December 21, 2016
The oral health of children on Medicaid lags behind their privately insured peers, even though they receive the same amount of dental care.
- November 3, 2016
Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications.
- October 10, 2016
Researchers from Columbia College of Dental Medicine have identified stem cells in the jaw bone that can make new cartilage and repair damaged joints.
- October 4, 2016
Researchers have identified 41 master regulator genes that may cause gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.
- September 23, 2015
Columbia's dental school has received another Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award recognizing the school's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- August 17, 2015
A Mailman School of Public Health study looked at the role of dentists in screening for substance use disorders. While many view the dental visit as as an opportunity to identify drug misuse, others do not see it as part of their professional role.
- April 3, 2015
Thanks to the decades-long work of Dennis Mitchell and others, the College of Dental Medicine has led efforts to bring underrepresented minorities into the dental profession.