CTOR Co-Founder Appointed Chair of Orthodontics Department

September 2012 - Dr. Cristina Teixeira was appointed as Chair of NYUCD Department of Orthodontics after serving as the interim chair for one year.

Dr. Cristina Teixeira, associate professor of orthodontics and of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been appointed chair of the Department of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD).

The announcement was made by Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean, and Dr. Richard I. Vogel, executive vice dean of New York University College of Dentistry. “As interim chair, Dr. Teixeira has demonstrated leadership in research, teaching, and patient care,” said Dr. Bertolami.

Dr. Teixeira joined NYUCD in 2001, and has won NIH funding and other national and international recognition for research in bone and cartilage biology. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, served as a mentor to numerous postgraduate and predoctoral students, and presented her work at national and international conferences.

Dr. Teixeira is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she obtained a DMD degree, a certificate in orthodontics, a master’s in oral biology, and a PhD in developmental biology.