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Someone to Talk To Office of Mental Health offers online support groups for people struggling with COVID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6


Michael Herrmann Named NYSDA Interim Executive Director THE NEW YORK STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION Board of Trustees has selected Michael Herrmann to serve as NYSDA Interim Executive Director following the death of Executive Director Dr. Mark J. Feldman. Mr. Herrmann joined the Association in 1990 as assistant executive director of finance & administration and has extensive association management and financial management experience. In 1995, he was named executive director of the New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also president of NYSDA Support Services,

Does Size Play Role in Oral Health? UB researchers study possible relationship between obesity and development of periodontal disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Have Van will Travel Columbia University puts Mobile Dental Center back on road to bring treatment to patients without access to care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Dear Capitol Club Colleagues ON BEHALF of the EDPAC Board of Directors, I want to recognize our Capitol Club contributors and thank them for their generous contributions to the 2021 EDPAC Capitol Club. It is because of their support that dentists have a strong voice in Albany, heard by both the governor and the Legislature. It is gratifying to know that we can count on them to ensure that our presence remains solid and the profession is able to withstand the many challenges it faces today and in the future. The list of 2021 Capitol Club members (as of December 9) appears beginning on page 4 of this issue of the NYSDA News. Again, thank you for all your support. Sincerely,

Inc., the business services subsidiary of the Association. Mr. Herrmann has a BBA in Accounting from Siena College and an MBA in Finance & Information Systems from Pace University. A search for a permanent executive director is underway.

Michael R. Breault, DDS EDPAC Chairman

Three Ways to Keep Your Third-Party Vendors from Becoming Your Biggest Cybercrime Liability


Robert McDermott

ow many cyberattack attempts were aimed at your practice today? That’s probably not a question you get asked very often. It’s also probably something you don’t think about very often. In case you’re curious, in one of the first-of-its-kind studies, the University of Maryland tracked that hackers successfully (not just attempt to) attack an internet-connected computer every 39 seconds!

Cybercriminals are always targeting businesses of all sizes and types. And you’ve most likely heard that their malicious intent is increasingly focused on the healthcare sector. Whether you are a single practitioner, a small group office or a large DSO, you—and your vendor relationships—are at risk. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


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A Year-End Salute to our EDPAC Boosters AS WE CLOSE OUT 2021, NYSDA says thank you to all of its members and supporters who made an extra, voluntary contribution to the Empire Dental Political Action Committee (EDPAC) as of Dec. 9. Each has earned a place at the Liberty Level (contribution of $500 or more), on the EDPAC Honor Roll ($250 or more), and/or in the EDPAC Capitol Club ($100 or more). Their names are listed below.

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UB Study Explores Relationship Between Obesity and Periodontal Disease


hronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that holds teeth in place, according to new University at Buffalo research that sought to improve understanding of the connection between obesity and periodontal disease.

The study, completed in an animal model and published in October in the Journal of Dental Research, found that excessive inflammation resulting from obesity raises the number of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), a group of immune cells that increase during illness to regulate immune function. MDSCs, which originate in the bone marrow, develop into a range of different cell types, including osteoclasts (a cell that breaks down bone tissue). Bone loss is a major symptom of periodontal disease and may, ultimately, lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease affects more than 47% of adults 30 years and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Although there is a clear relationship between the degree of obesity and periodontal disease, the mechanisms that underpin the links between these conditions were not completely understood,” says Keith Kirkwood, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor of oral biology in the UB School of Dental Medicine. The graphic demonstrates how MDSC expansion during obesity to become bone destroying osteo-

“This research promotes the concept clasts during gum disease is tied to increased bone loss around teeth. that MDSC expansion during obesity to Photo: Keith Kirkwood. become osteoclasts during periodontitis is tied to increased alveolar bone destruction. Taken together, this data supports the view that obesity raises the risk of periodontal bone loss,” says Kyuhwan Kwack, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate in the UB Department of Oral Biology. The study examined two groups of mice fed vastly different diets over the course of 16 weeks: one group a low-fat diet that derived 10% of energy from fat, the other group a high-fat diet that drew 45% of energy from fat. The investigation found that the high-fat diet group experienced obesity, more inflammation and a greater increase of MDSCs in the bone marrow and spleen compared to the low-fat diet group. The high-fat diet group also developed a significantly larger number of osteoclasts and lost more alveolar bone. Also, the expression of 27 genes tied to osteoclast formation were significantly elevated in the group fed a high-fat diet.

The findings may shed more light on the mechanisms behind other chronic inflammatory, bone-related diseases that develop concurrently with obesity, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, says Dr. Kirkwood. z




Academy of General Dentistry Speaker is Former NYSDA Speaker ROBERT M. PESKIN, D.D.S., of Garden City, Long Island (Nassau County), was installed as speaker of the Academy of General Dentistry House of Delegates at the AGD Annual Meeting in November in Chicago. Dr. Peskin previously served as speaker of the NYSDA House from 2009 to 2015, the first person to hold that position. In 2016, he received NYSDA’s Distinguished Service Award for the leading role he played in reorganizing the Association’s governance to it current House of Delegates structure. Dr. Peskin, a certified parliamentarian, also served as speaker of the house of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and was recently re-elected vice president of the American Institute of Parliamentarians. A graduate of the University at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Peskin completed general practice and dental anesthesiology residencies at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He maintains a private dental practice on Long Island devoted primarily to the treatment of the anxious, apprehen-

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sive and special needs patient. And he is clinical associate professor in the Division of Hospital Dentistry, Stony Brook. He is a fellow of the AGD, American Association of Hospital Dentists, American and International colleges of Dentists, and Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is 2010 recipient of the New York State PFA Distinguished Service Award. He is a delegate to the NYSDA House and a member of the NYSDA Council on Dental Education and Licensure. z

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Cybercrime continued from page 2 Notice the key phrase in that previous sentence: “and your vendor relationships.” Third-party business associates are critical to your practice and your patient care. The value of these relationships isn’t in question. The main question is whether you, and they, understand the security of their services, actual requirements of HIPAA compliance and how those impact your overall security and revenue. According to a recent cybersecurity report published by Critical Insight, criminals are looking at the entire “ecosystem of vendors” linked to healthcare. Third-party vendors are seen as easier targets due to a number of potential safety and security weaknesses. Vendor vulnerabilities might range from unsecure update processes to restrictive permission controls preventing them from detecting threats. And then there are the more common email phishing attacks. When it comes to preventing attacks, both the business and the business associates are accountable. The Harvard Business Review did a study with managers and software developers. The study found that, even though both parties expected and understood the importance of cybersecurity, neither was proactive in taking steps toward warding off cyber threats. STEP ONE: RENEW YOUR SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE COMMITMENT.

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in place for data storage and backup? Answering these questions as best you can will give you a big picture look at the business fundamentals of your practice. STEP TWO: FIND OUT IF YOUR VENDORS ARE ‘WALKING THE WALK’ WITH SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE.

Use the information you gained during your practice forensics to approach each vendor for a current cybersecurity conversation. With each vendor, don’t hesitate to ask specifics about their products and services and expect answers that satisfy your curiosity. If the claim is HIPAA-compliant email, insist that they walk you through every step of what makes it fully compliant and secure. For your internet, regular email, data backup and IT management, understand your business associate’s cyber protocols.

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CDM purchased the new vehicle with a grant from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California. A bright blue bus, emblazoned with photos of smiling children, the new Mobile Dental Center reflects CDM’s rejuvenated DentCare program, which runs the mobile clinic and other initiatives to improve access to oral health in the community. CDM faculty, hygienists and trainees have completed more than 150,000 patient care visits through the DentCare program since its inception in 1996. DentCare suspended most operations in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and moved to telehealth services for some of the hardest-to-reach populations, such as homebound patients in the Northern Manhattan area. This fall the program resumed its wider net services. In addition to offering care in the mobile clinic, DentCare provides local seniors with health screenings, workshops and referrals through an initiative called ElderSmile. Several new programs to deliver cross-disciplinary healthcare to the young and the vulnerable elderly are in development by the DentCare team in collaboration with Columbia’s nursing and medical schools, New YorkPresbyterian’s Ambulatory Care Network and the faith-based organization ArchCare. To integrate care effectively, CDM has added a new role to the DentCare team: the community dental health coordinator, a position established through a second grant from Delta Dental and in partnership with the New York State Dental Association. The coordinator facilitates connections among patients, providers, community health centers, and other social service agencies to better support patients with a range of health needs; directly performs certain oral health services; and works to strengthen DentCare’s relationships with an array of community partners. z





Primary Care Clinicians Urged To Apply Fluoride Varnish to Children’s Teeth

he U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has come out in favor of applying fluoride varnish on the teeth of children younger than 5 years to help prevent cavities. The task force, an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, is recommending that primary care clinicians apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of all children beginning when their teeth first start coming in and that they prescribe oral fluoride supplementation for children 6 months and older whose water supply doesn’t contain enough fluoride. The task force determined that there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against primary care clinicians regularly screening for cavities with an exam in children younger than 5 years old. z

Buffalo Grad Named to Top Post at NIDCR THE NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR of the National Institute Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine who is licensed to practice in New York State. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, D.D.S., Ph.D., has joined NIDCR after 21 years at the University of North Carolina schools of dentistry and medicine, where she was a professor, attending at the UNC Hospital dental clinic and researcher. The focus of Dr. Webster-Cyriaque’s research has been HIV, particularly its impact on oral health. In addition to her research, Dr. Webster-Cyriaque has held leadership roles with the Oral HIV/AIDS Research Alliance, the National Dental Association Foundation, the American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research and the International Association for Dental Research. Dr. Webster-Cyriaque earned her Ph.D. in microbiology/immunology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1998, her D.D.S. from SUNY Buffalo in 1992, and her B.A. in biology and interdisciplinary social science from SUNY Buffalo in 1988. z




Two Receive Appointments to State Board for Dentistry


ecent appointments to the New York State Board for Dentistry include an upstate and downstate dentist.

Stanley W. Smith, D.D.S., of New Rochelle, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who practices in Bronx, was appointed to a five-year term, commencing on Sept. 1 and running through Aug. 31, 2026. Richard Reisman, D.M.D., an oral and maxillofacial surgeon of Queensbury who practices at Hudson Headwaters Health Center in Warrensburg, received a five-year term as an extended member of the board, to serve on licensure disciplinary and/or licensure restoration and moral character panels. His term runs from Nov. 1 through Oct. 31, 2026. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry and received a certificate in OMS from Howard University Hospital. Dr. Reisman is a graduate of Harvard University and completed his OMS training at Mt. Sinai. z


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