“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.
The oral health of children on Medicaid lags behind their privately insured peers, even though they receive the same amount of dental care.
Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications.