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

Dentistry

Clinical Interests

General Dentistry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7177

Office: (585) 275-4935

Fax: (585) 273-1237

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz is Director for the Northeast Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) 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

Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz is the Director for the Northeast Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN).

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1973
D DS | S Africa-U Witwatersrand Med Sch
Dentistry

1979
MS | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Dentistry, All Other

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976
Fellowship in General Dentistry Residency at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1973 - 06/30/1975
Residency in General Dentistry Residency at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2012
2012 Health Care Achievement Award Honoree
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal
Location: Rochester, New York

2012
New York State Dental Foundation Excellence in Research Award
Sponsor: New York State Dental Foundation
Location: New York

2012
New York State 7th District Dental Society Merit Award
Sponsor: New York State Dental Foundation
Location: Rochester, NY

1995
Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD)

1994
Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy

1992
Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)

1973
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

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/11/2017
Makhija SK, Robinson ME, Bader JD, Shugars DA, Litaker MS, Im HR, Rindal DB, Pihlstrom DJ, Meyerowitz C, Gordan VV, Buchberg MK, Gilbert GH, . "Dentists' Decision Strategies for Suspicious Occlusal Caries Lesions in a National Dental PBRN Study." Journal of dentistry.. 2017 Nov 11; Epub 2017 Nov 11.

11/2017
McCracken MS, Litaker MS, George AJ, Durand S, Malekpour S, Marshall DG, Meyerowitz C, Carter L, Gordan VV, Gilbert GH, . "Impression evaluation and laboratory use for single-unit crowns: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network." The Journal of the American Dental Association.. 2017 Nov 0; 148(11):788-796.e4. Epub 2017 Aug 16.

10/17/2017
Makhija SK, Shugars DA, Gilbert GH, Litaker MS, Bader JD, Schaffer R, Gordan VV, Rindal DB, Pihlstrom DJ, Mungia R, Meyerowitz C, . "Surface characteristics and lesion depth and activity of suspicious occlusal carious lesions: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network." The Journal of the American Dental Association.. 2017 Oct 17; Epub 2017 Oct 17.

Books & Chapters

2014
Chapter Title: :Late Oral Adverse Effects of Cancer Treatments
Book Title: Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
Author List: Elad S, Meyerowitz C
Edited By: Rubin, Constine, Marks
Published By: Springer2014

2005
Chapter Title: Dental Clinics of North America Geriatric Dentistry
Book Title: Dental Caries in Older Adults
Author List: Saunders, R., Meyerowitz, C.
Published By: Saunders2005

2004
Chapter Title: In Buchsel PC and Henke-Yarbro C eds Oncology Nursing in the Ambulatory Setting: Issues and Models of Care
Book Title: Oral and Dental Management for Cancer Patients
Author List: Elad, S., Epstein, J.B., Meyerowitz, C., Peterson, D.E., Schubert, M.M.
Published By: Jones and Bartlett Publishers2004 in Sudbury, MA

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