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Szilvia Arany, D.M.D., Ph.D.

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Completed fellowships in oral medicine, dentoalveolar surgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Postdoctoral studies in Forensic Science and Biochemistry as a Japanese Government Scholar. MSBA degree in Medical Management. Conducted cell biology research using gene therapy at the Center for Oral Biology URMC. Assistant Professor at the Specialty Care Clinic, Department of Dentistry with clinical responsibilities and supervise care for special needs and older adults with complex medical-social-psychological issues. Providing comprehensive dental treatment (restorative, prosthetics) for patients and supervises GME dental residents during their 3-months rotations. Provided direct clinical supervision and teaching for 15 dental residents at the URMC Complex Care Center and over 70 dental AEGD and GME residents at the Specialty Care in the last four years. Teaching experience in research and clinical education including a geriatrics-oriented project for the 2021 URMC Dean’s Teaching Fellowship.The project is pioneering nationally by integrating the Age-Friendly Health System (AFHS) principles via flipped classroom e-learning structure into dental training. Long-term career plan to incorporate a novel concept of AFHS into the dental care of older adults. Based on the awarded 2020 URMC Geriatric Scholarship to initiate the 4Ms based (what matter, mentation, mobility, medication) age-friendly dental care in Specialty Care.

Professional Background

MSBA (Medical Management) Simon Business School, University of Rochester, NY, (2018)
General Practice Residency (GME at University of Rochester, 2016-2017)
Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Eastman Institute of Oral Health, University of Rochester, NY (2013-2016)
Ph.D. in Medical Science, Akita University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan (2004)
DMD Semmelweis University of Medicine, Hungary (1995)


Received training in general dentistry and in dento-alveolar surgery in Hungary, then completed PhD course in forensic dentistry in Japan. Post-doctoral research fellowship research on the fields of tooth regeneration and salivary gland biology. Laboratory skills include gene and protein expression analysis, microscope imaging techniques, performance of relevant in vivo procedures: salivary gland cannulation and retroductal injection technique (training at NIDCR), regeneration experiments (ductal ligation operation, in vivo irradiation), scaffold-progenitor implantation (training in Japan). Experience with 3 dimensional tissue engineering systems.
Research involved specific progenitor cell populations for salivary gland regeneration purposes using both in vitro and in vivo models, and a translational approach by siRNA applications for gene therapy into radiation-damaged salivary glands. Scientific goal: to combine basic and translational research developments into new, innovative treatment options for clinical trials.



DMD | Semmelweis University (Hungary)

PHD | Akita University (Japan)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Residency in Dentistry, General Practice at Eastman Dental Center

10/01/1996 - 03/30/1999
Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Semmelweis University-Ophthalmology

10/01/1995 - 09/30/1996
Internship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Semmelweis University-Ophthalmology

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2021 - 2023
2021-2023 Andrew W. Mellon Dean's Teaching Fellow
Sponsor: URMC Office for Faculty Development
Location: URMC

2020 - Present
2020 Geriatric Faculty Scholar
Sponsor: Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC)
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

Clinical Trials

Impact of Anticholinergic Medication on Salivary Function; Exploring Potential Genetic Markers for Dry Mouth

Lead Researcher: Szilvia Arany

The purpose of the study is to study dry mouth as the frequent side effect of certain medications. Dry mouth can lead to tooth decay and cavities, damage to the gums of your mouth, and problems with speaking and swallowing. There is not a lot known about how certain medications can affect oral health. This study will explore how genetic variations and certain medications play a role in the development of dry mouth. Inclusion criteria: age between 45 and 64 years; usage of at least one medication that could cause dry mouth

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Journal Articles

Gusmini MADS, De Sa AC, Feng C, Arany S. "Predictors of dental complications post-dental treatment in patients with sickle cell disease." Clinical and experimental dental research.. 2020 Nov 22; Epub 2020 Nov 22.

Tanaka A, Kellesarian SV, Arany S. "Xerostomia and patients' satisfaction with removable denture performance: systematic review." Quintessence international.. 2020 Oct 28; :2-11. Epub 2020 Oct 28.

Aure MH, Arany S, Ovitt CE. "Salivary Glands: Stem Cells, Self-duplication, or Both?" Journal of dental research.. 2015 Nov; 94(11):1502-7. Epub 2015 Aug 18.