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I am a professor emeritus at New York University, with a background that includes extensive research, scientific writing and biology. I also am an international consultant in health education, particularly in developing education on new science for health professionals and consumers. I am a past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, former head of the NYU Division of Oral Biology and I represent the World Dental Federation at the United Nations. I travel around the world to provide health education to professionals and consumers.

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Having retired from New York Universit, where I directed the pediatric dentistry training program, a walk-in dental clinic and research on oral biology, I formalized my professional and consumer health education initiative in the form of Health Education Enterprises. This entity consults and provides information on new science pertaining to oral and general health, particularly leading edge concepts that can be employed in the health professions to improve the public's health. As such, I am an expert in communicating new science and its usefulness to professional and lay audiences alike. I also had a pediatric dentistry practice in New York City for nearly 30 years.


I am affiliated with the American Dental Association, the World Dental Federation, the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry among other formal organizations. My experience has included a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and work at the Forsythe Dental Research Center


lpha Omegan USA, Nowa Stomatologia Poland, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, The Journal of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry USA, News Bulletin Japan, Journal of Marmara University Dental Faculty Turkey, Italian Journal of Paediatric Dentistry Italy, Asian Dentist Singapore, The Journal of the Israel Dental Association Israel, ROBRAC Brazil, Italian Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Italy, FDI World, STOMA Portugal, Pediatric Dentistry The Philippines, Modern Stomatology Bulgaria, Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry India


I obtained a doctor of dental science (DDS) degree, a master of science degree and am a board certified pediatric dentist.

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Recent Answers from Stephen J. Moss

2016-08-11 Floss Tools:

James,   This is not my area of expertise.  The only thing I can tell you about your difficult task is dont worry too much if you only clean the teeth 3 or 4 times a week.  Flossing helps but it is not

2016-05-09 after upper right wisdom teeth extraction:

Dear Vijay,   The taste phenomena you describe is annoying but not dangerous in any way.  I can only guess at the cause.  My guess is that adjacent or near to the tooth that was removed, you may have a

2016-05-06 12 year old molars:

Dear Sarah,   hope I can help a little bit to make you comfortable.  If you swish hard with warm water that has just a little salt in it for 2 to 3 minutes every time you are sore in the upper teeth that

2016-04-08 Antibiotics to avoid Root Canal?:

Dear Mary,   I understand your concerns.  Regretfully the questions you ask me are not in my area of expertise.  My specialty is Dentistry fro Children.  I suggest you continue to follow this up , but


Dear Kalyan,   It is difficult for me to imagine root canal treatment for a permanent tooth in a child 6 years of age.  At 6 years of age the roots of the permanent teeth are not completely formed making


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