Cyril Meyerowitz, D.D.S., M.S.

Cyril Meyerowitz, D.D.S., M.S.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 683
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-5688
Fax: (585) 256-3154

Professional Bio

Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz is Director of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health and Professor and Chair of Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He received his dental degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1973 and completed a 2-year Postdoctoral General Dentistry Program and an MS in Oral Biology in 1979 at the University of Rochester. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He has served as a Commissioner on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) and Chair of the Commission's Postdoctoral General Dentistry Review Committee.

He served on the ADA Council for Education and Licensure for 4 years, chairing the council for a year. He has chaired numerous ad hoc task forces for the ADA. He was a member of the American Dental Education Association's Commission for Change and Innovation in Dental Education and chaired the Section on Postdoctoral General Dentistry. He is currently chair of the New York State Academic Centers. His clinical and research interests have focused on cariology, salivary dysfunction, hospital dentistry, treatment of medically compromised patients and dental education. He has published and lectured extensively in these areas.

Research Bio

Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz is the professor and chair of the Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as the director of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center.



He received his dental degree from the University of Witwatersrand School of Dentistry (South Africa) in 1973, and an MS degree in Dental Research from the University of Rochester in 1979. He completed a residency in general dentistry at Eastman Dental Center/The Genesee Hospital/Strong Memorial Hospital and was a Clinical and Research Fellow at Eastman Dental Center/University of Rochester. He has been chair of the department of dentistry for over 20 years and was instrumental in the merger of Eastman Dental Center with the University of Rochester in 1998. In 1999 he became director of Eastman. He led the institution through the merger and the establishment of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in 2009. Throughout his career he has been involved in dental education and research, serving nationally on the Commission on Dental Accreditation, the Commission for Change and Innovation of the American Dental Education Association and as chair of the Council of Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association. He is currently chair of the New York State Academic Dental Centers, a collaboration of New York's five (5) academic dental institutions. Dr Meyerowitz' research has been translational in nature focusing on salivary dysfunction and its relationship to dental caries and the relationship of systemic diseases to oral health. He has also had an interest in educational research and in training clinical researchers. He has received NIH and commercial funding for his work, and has been the principal investigator on NIH clinical research training grant awards. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and contributed numerous chapters to text books. Dr. Meyerowitz has presented to health care, educational and governmental bodies at the local, state, national and international level, and has been honored by internationally recognized professional and academic organizations. He leads an institution that has consistently maintained a ranking in the top 10 NIDCR funded dental institutions for decades; it is currently ranked 3rd. His leadership and vision in the merger of Eastman Dental Center and the establishment the Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been exemplary. This institution, dedicated to the integration of research education and community service, has positioned dentistry at the University of Rochester for the future and is a model for other institutions. His interest and passion for mentoring young dental academics has produced fine young investigators and educators, a lasting hallmark of his substantial contributions to the profession and to research.

Awards & Honors (Local)

2012 Health Care Achievement Award Honoree | Rochester Business Journal | Rochester, New York 2012
Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD) 1995
Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy 1994
Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) 1992
Recipient of the Amalgamated Dental Company Gold Medal for teh Most Distinguished Final Year Graduate 1973
Recipient of the Lester Brown Medal for the Most Outstanding Graduate In Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery 1973
Recipient of the Orthodontic Bronze Medal of the Dental Association of South Africa for the Graduate Most Distinguished in Ortho 1973
Recipient of the Middleton Shaw prize for the Best Student Research Paper at the Student Conference of the Odontological Society 1973
Chairman of Student Dental Council 1972 - 1973
Chairman of Student Community Dental Organization (WITSCO) 1971 - 1972

Recent Journal Articles

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2009 Jun
Petrosky M, Colaruotolo LA, Billings RJ, Meyerowitz C. "The integration of social work into a postgraduate dental training program: a fifteen-year perspective." Journal of dental education. 2009 Jun; 73(6):656-64.
2008 Jan
Elad S, Thierer T, Bitan M, Shapira MY, Meyerowitz C. "A decision analysis: the dental management of patients prior to hematology cytotoxic therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation." Oral oncology. 2008 Jan; 44(1):37-42. Epub 2007 Feb 16.
2008 Jan
Elad S, Meyerowitz C, Shapira MY, Glick M, Bitan M, Amir G. "Oral posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder: an uncommon site for an uncommon disorder." Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics. 2008 Jan; 105(1):59-64.
2007
Hendricson WD, Anderson E, Andrieu SC, Chadwick DG, Cole JR, George MC, Glickman GN, Glover JF, Goldberg JS, Haden NK, Kalkwarf KL, Meyerowitz C, Neumann LM, Pyle M, Tedesco LA, Valachovic RW, Weaver RG, Winder RL, Young SK. "Does faculty development enhance teaching effectiveness?" Journal of dental education. 2007 71(12):1513-33.
2006 Sep
Pyle M, Andrieu SC, Chadwick DG, Chmar JE, Cole JR, George MC, Glickman GN, Glover JF, Goldberg JS, Haden NK, Hendricson WD, Meyerowitz C, Neumann L, Tedesco LA, Valachovic RW, Weaver RG, Winder RL, Young SK, Kalkwarf KL, . "The case for change in dental education." Journal of dental education. 2006 Sep; 70(9):921-4.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Dentistry (SMD) - Primary

Education

MS | Dentistry, All Other | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1979
D DS | Dentistry | S Africa-U Witwatersrand Med Sch1973

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Dentistry at University of Rochester, Dept. of Biochemistry07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976
Residency in Dentistry at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1973 - 06/30/1975