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Sep 13, 2022

Listen in with Dr. Moursi as he enlightens us with the many exciting things he sees in our future.   There is a lot going on at the AAPD, and much of it is directly pertinent to our practices and especially our patients.  Amr shares his vision for inspiring new leaders, improving health outcomes with technology, and much more.


Amr M. Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and on the Medical Staff at the New York University Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.

Dr. Moursi completed his D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and then a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology from the University of California at San Francisco.  He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Moursi is also recipient of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Distinguished Alumni Award.

For the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Dr. Moursi currently serves on the Executive Committee as the President-Elect, as a Fellow of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Director of the Comprehensive Review Course, and also as a National Spokesperson.  He has received the Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award, and has been selected for both the AAPD Leadership, and the Advanced Leadership Institutes.

He has previously served the AAPD as Academic Trustee-at-large on the Board of Trustees, Regional Consultant on the Medicaid and CHIP Advisory Committee, Chair of the Global Interactions Task Force, Member of the Nominations Committee and President of the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

In his other service activities Dr. Moursi serves as an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and as a consultant to both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health.  He is a former member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He also served as a Consultant and Pediatric Dentistry Review Committee member for the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  Dr. Moursi has also served as an expert witness for the New York and New Jersey Attorney Generals’ offices and for the Office of the inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Moursi’s research focuses on early childhood oral health and the integration of oral health in primary care. He has served as Principal Investigator on a number of federally-funded projects including grants from CMMI, HRSA and NIH.  Including, a current NIH-funded multi-center clinical trial evaluating caries arrest using Silver Diamine Fluoride in pre-school children. He is the author or co-author of over 100 published articles, book chapters and policy briefs.  Including serving as a contributor to the 2021 NIDCR Report Oral Health in America.  He is also Editor of the textbook Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry (2nd Edition, Wiley).  Dr. Moursi has been an invited speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences and universities with presentations on variety of topics including Behavior Guidance, Early Childhood Oral Health, and Oral Health for Patients with Special Needs.

Dr. Moursi is Host of the Dental Health Show on Doctor Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, and he and his department have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Inside Edition, and on local New York City television and radio news programs, as well as several New York City newspapers.

In addition, Dr. Moursi has led teams of NYU faculty and students to provide pediatric dental training, education and care to underserved areas around the world including Tanzania,
Nicaragua, Alaska, northern Maine and upstate New York.  He also maintains a private practice in New York City.