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Joseph E. Bernat 

Department of Pediatric And Community Dentistry

Clinical Associate Professor/Program Director

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Dentistry

 

Education and Training:
  • MS, Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1983)
  • Cert, Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1975)
  • DDS, Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1973)
  • BA, Mathematics, State University College at Buffalo (1969)
Employment:
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1985-present)
  • Director of Postgraduate Education, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1985-present)
  • Faculty Practice, University Pediatric Dentistry (1977-present)
  • Attending In Pediatric Dentistry, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1975-present)
  • Associate Dean for Hospital and External Affairs, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1998–2013)
  • Clinical Service Director, Pediatric Dentistry, Kaleida Health (1998–2013)
  • Medical Director, Craniofacial Center of Western New York, Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1988–2013)
  • Chairman, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1985–2013)
  • Assistant Attending and Consultant in Pediatric Dentistry, Erie County Medical Center (1978–2005)
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1993–1998)
  • Chief of Service, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1985–1998)
  • Assistant Director of Dental Service, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1980–1985)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1977–1985)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1975–1977)
  • Pediatric Dentistry Private Practice (1975–1977)
  • Pediatric Dental Resident, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1973–1975)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy, Fellowship for Outstanding Service to Organized De (1992)
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children Award (1973)
  • American Academy of Endodontics Student Award (1973)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity Award

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • July 2006–June 2011
    UB Sealant Program for Buffalo and Niagara Falls School Children
    New York State Dpt. of Health
    Role: Contributor
    $250,000
  • October 2005–June 2006
    UB Dental Sealant Program for Underserved Children
    New York State Department of Health
    Role: Consultant
    $38,575
  • January 2004–September 2004
    Infant Dental Home Pilot Program
    American Dental Association
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,000
  • January 1997–December 1998
    Transitioning Article 28 Teaching Facilities to Managed Care
    NYSDOH
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • June 1989–August 1989
    Determining Size and Shape of the Human Nipple During Feeding
    Fisher-Price Toy Company
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:
  • Allen SC, Bernat JE, Perinpanayagam MK. Survey of Sedation Techniques Used Among Pediatric Dentists in New York State. N Y State Dent J. 2006; 72(5).
  • Certo MA, Bernat JE. Parents in the Operatory. Journal of the Alabama Dental Association. 1995; 79.
  • Certo MA, Bernat JE. Parents in the operatory. N Y State Dent J. 1995; 61(2).
  • Danziger I, Brodsky LS, Perry R, Nusbaum S, Bernat JE, Robinson LK. Nager‘s acrofacial dysostosis. Case report and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1990; 20(3).
  • Bernat JE. Child abuse and neglect: dentistry‘s role.. N Y State Dent J. 1989; 55(3).
  • Karp MP, Bernat JE, Cooney DR, Jewett TC. Dental disease masquerading as suppurative lesions of the neck.. J Pediatr Surg. 1982; 17(5).
  • Majewski RF, Snyder CW, Bernat JE. Dental emergencies presenting to a children‘s hospital.. ASDC J Dent Child. ; 55(5).
  • Purcell PD, Albino JE, Bernat JE. Effects of play therapy on preschool children during initial dental visits.. ASDC J Dent Child. ; 50(6).
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Bernat JE. General and Pediatric Dental Considerations in Patients with Craniofacial Deformities. Craniofacial Anomalies: An Interdisciplinary Approach. 1991.
  • Bernat JE. Oro-facial Injuries and Bite Mark Identification. Child Abuse and Neglect-A Medical Reference. 1981.
  • Bernat JE. Management of the Child Patient. Clark‘s Clinical Dentistry..
Abstracts:
  • Preece A, Certo MA, Bernat JE. Alcohol and drug use by two successive freshman dental classes. Pediatr Dent. 2010.
  • Halter D, Bernat JE, Certo MA. Effectiveness of dental school instruction on practice patterns. Pediatr Dent. 2008.
  • Smith J, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE. Alcohol and controlled substance use by dental students. Pediatr Dent. 2008.
  • Veater R, Bernat JE. Are fixed appliances effective for breaking thumb/digit sucking habits. Pediatr Dent. 2008.
  • Smith J, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE. Alcohol and controlled substance use by dental students. J Dent Educ. 2008; 72(2).
  • Albrecht T, Harris J, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE. Trend of Pediatric Patients at a Dental University, Hospital and Faculty-Practice Clinics. Pediatr Dent. 2007.
  • Iannessa C, Perinpanayagam MK, Certo MA, Bernat JE. Practice differences between dentists who participated in a pediatric dental minor in school. Pediatr Dent. 2007.
  • Radwan Y, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE, Certo MA. Comparison of posterior restorations in primary dentition by general and pediatric dentists in Western New York. Pediatr Dent. 2007.
  • Albrecht T, Perinpanayagam MK, Harris J, Bernat JE. Trend of Pediatric Patients at Dental University, Hospital and University-Based Faculty Practice. J Dent Educ. 2007; 71(1).
  • Radwan Y, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE, Certo MA. Comparison of Posterior Restorations in Primary Dentition by General and Pediatric Dentists in Western New York. J Dent Educ. 2007; 71(1).
  • Iannessa C, Perinpanayagam MK, Certo MA, Bernat JE. Practice Differences Between Dentists Who Participated in a Pediatric Dental Minor in School. J Dent Educ. 2007; 71(1).
  • Smith CJ, Dziak R, Bernat JE. Toxicity of Formocresol and Ferric Sulfate on Proliferating Osteoblasts. J Dent Res. 2006.
  • Pillion TE, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE. Trends of Finding and Retaining Pediatric Dental School Faculty. Pediatr Dent. 2006.
  • McDougal SA, Certo MA, Tran JT, Bernat JE, Perinpanayagam H. BMI-for-Age in Early Childhood Caries and Caries Free Children. Pediatr Dent. 2006.
  • Smith CS, Dziak R, Bernat JE. Toxicity of formocresol and ferric sulfate on proliferating osteoblasts. Pediatr Dent. 2006.
  • McDougal SA, Certo MA, Tran JT, Bernat JE, Perinpanayagam H. BMI-for-Age in Early Childhood Caries and Caries Free Children. J Dent Res. 2006; 85A.
  • Pillion TE, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE. Trends of Finding and Retaining Pediatric Dental School Faculty. J Dent Educ. 2006.
  • Bruns T, Bernat JE, Perinpanayagam H. Management of dental trauma and follow-up in a children's hospital. Pediatr Dent. 2005.
  • Allen SC, Perinpanayagam MK, Bernat JE, Choi J. Survey of Sedation Techniques Used Among Pediatric Dentists in the State of New York. Pediatr Dent. 2005; 27(2).
  • Pfaffenbach AC, Foster TA, Certo MA, Bernat JE, Perinpanayagam H. Comprehensive Treatment for Early Childhood Caries: Clinical Outcomes. J Dent Res. 2004.
  • Stansbury C, Gleason J, Brewer J, Munro J, Perinpanayagam M, Bernat J. Interdisciplinary Summer Externship Program: Rural Community Dental Experience in Warsaw, New York. J Dent Educ. 2004; 68(2).
  • ChinKit-Wells M, Perinpanayagam M, Bernat J, Creighton P. Community Dentistry Programs in Western New York: An Update. J Dent Educ. 2004; 68(2).
  • Bernat JE. Parents in the Operatory. Journal Alabama Dental Association. 1995; 79(3).
  • Certo MA, Bernat JE, Creighton PR. Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Operatory. J Dent Res. 1992; 71.
  • Bernat JE. Testimony of Teeth - A book review. JDE. 1990; 54(4).
  • Weiss P, Bernat JE. Oro-Facial Injuries in Physically and Sexually Abused Children. J Dent Res. 1989; 66.
  • Bernat JE. Pediatric Dentistry in the Hospital Environment. Children‘s Hospital Journal. 1988.
  • Bernat JE, Heinzerling H, Creighton PR. A Review of 400 Pediatric Dental General Anesthesia Cases. J Dent Res. 1988; 65.
  • Quirk MM, Bernat JE, Bleichfeld B, Davis EL. Parental behaviors related to development of pediatric advanced dental decay.. J Dent Res. 1988; 67(Spec).
  • Purcell P, Albino J, Bernat JE. Effects of Play Therapy in Pre-School Children. J Dent Child. 1984; 51.
  • Bernat JE, Garverick C. Shyness as a Predictor of Dental Behavior. J Dent Res. 1982; 59.
  • Purcell P, Albino J, Bernat JE. Effects of Play Therapy in Pre-School Children. J Dent Res. 1982; 59.
  • Cianciola L, Bernat JE, Park B, Genco RJ. Periodontal Disease in Juvenile Diabetics. J Dent Res. 1979; 58.
  • Churchill Livingstone Publishers, Joseph Bernat. Child Abuse and Negelct- A Medical Reference, Second Edition. Dental Trauma and Bite Mark Evaluation..
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Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Dental Schools
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children
  • American Association of Hospital Dentists
  • International Association of Dental Research
  • Dental Society of the State of New York
  • Eighth District Dental Society
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society
  • Western New York Association of Pediatric Dentists
  • Faculty Practice Group, SUNYAB
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • American Straight Wire Orthodontic Association
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
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Presentations:
  • "Child Abuse" Middle East Conference on Pediatric Dentistry, Kuwait Dental Society, Kuwait Society of Pediatric Dentistry (2010)
  • "Child Abuse in Kuwait" External Review, Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University, Kuwait University, Faculty of Dentistry (2010)
  • "Behavior Management in the Child Patient" Middle East Conference on Pediatric Dentistry, Kuwait Dental Society, Kuwait Pediatric Dentistry (2006)
  • "Child Abuse for the Dental Hygienist" Erie Community College, Erie Community College (2005)
  • "Child Abuse for the Dental Hygienist" Erie Community College, Erie Community College (2005)
  • "Child Abuse for the Dental Hygienist" Erie Community College, Erie Community College (2004)
  • "Child Abuse for the Dental Hygienist" Erie Community College, Erie Community College (2003)
  • "Child Abuse" Greater Niagara Frontier Dental Meeting (1993)
  • "Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Operatory" American Society of Dentists for Children (1993)
  • "Forensic Dentistry" Fifth Annual National Conference on Child Abuse (1993)
  • "Managing the Child's Behavior in the Dental Environment" Chautaqua Dental Congress (1993)
  • "Child Abuse for the Dental Assistant" WNY Dental Assistant's Group (1993)
  • "Child Abuse Identification and Reporting for the Dental Profession" Eighth District Dental Society (1993)
  • "Oro-facial Injuries in Child Abuse" NYS Recovery Room Nurses Association Meeting (1992)
  • "Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Operatory" American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (1992)
  • "Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Operatory" American Association of Dental Research (1992)
  • "Child Abuse" Greater Niagara Frontier Dental Meeting (1991)
  • "Esthetic Considerations in Pediatric Dentistry" James English Symposium (1991)
  • "Child Abuse" Corning County Dental Society (1991)
  • "Child Abuse" Saratoga Springs, NYS Dental Meeting (1991)
  • "Child Abuse" Elmira County Dental Society (1991)
  • "Child Abuse" Saratoga Springs Hygienist Association (1991)
  • "Child Abuse" Lakeside Dental Meeting (1990)
  • "Child Abuse" Greater Niagara Frontier Meeting (1990)
  • "Child Abuse" Erie Canal Dental Meeting (1990)
  • "Child Abuse" Eighth District Dental Society (1990)
  • "Child Abuse for the Auxiliary" SUNY at Buffalo, Educational Opportunity Center (1990)
  • "Child Abuse for the Dental Hygienist" Erie Community College (1990)
  • "General and Pediatric Dental Considerations" Symposium on Craniofacial Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Approach, SUNY at Buffalo (1990)
  • "Helpful Dental Hints for the Pediatrician" Sisters of Charity Hospital, Grand Rounds (1989)
  • "Child Abuse and the Developmentally Disabled" SUNY at Buffalo First Annual Symposium on the Developmentally Disabled (1989)
  • "Importance of Deciduous Teeth" WKBW-TV Medical Series (1988)
  • "A Review of 400 Pediatric Dental General Anesthesia Cases" International Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting (1988)
  • "Pediatric Dentistry" South Buffalo Mercy Hospital, Grand Rounds (1987)
  • "Current Therapies in Pediatric Dentistry" SUNYAB School of Pharmacy, Continuing Education Program (1987)
  • "Oral Lesions in Child Abuse" National Conference on Child Abuse (1987)
  • "Current Concepts in Pediatric Dentistry" Chautaqua Dental Congress (1986)
  • "Update in Pediatric Dentistry" Eighth District Dental Society Auxiliaries (1985)
  • "Child Abuse" Monroe County Dental Society Annual Meeting (1985)
  • "Child Abuse" Niagara County Dental Meeting (1984)
  • "Bite Marks in Child Abuse" Grand Rounds Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1984)
  • "Pediatric Dentistry Update" Lecture Day, Buffalo Area Academy General Dentistry (1984)
  • "Pedaitric Dentistry Update - Child Abuse for the Clinician" Pedodontic Lectures on Clinical Practice, Joseph Fariola Lecture Series (1984)
  • "Pedodontic Update" Lectures and Clinical Practice for Ontario Dentists, SUNYAB Continuing Education Series (1983)
  • "Child Abuse" Cattaraugus County Dental Society (1982)
  • "Pedodontic Update" Lectures and Clinical Practice for Ontario Dentists, SUNYAB Continuing Education Series (1982)
  • "Child Abuse" Rochester Area Appolonian Dental Guild (1982)
  • "Shyness as a Predictor of Dental Operatory Behavior" International Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting (1982)
  • "Child Abuse" Eighth District Dental Assistants Continuing Education (1981)
  • "An Update of Pedodontics" Seventh District Monroe County Dental Society (1981)
  • "Periodontal Disease and Juvenile Diabetes" American Academy of Pedodontics Annual Meeting (1981)
  • "Dentistry for Your Child" Westminster Presbyterian Church Adult Program (1981)
  • "An Update and Review of Pedodontics" Continuing Education Course for Mexican Pedodontists, International University Dental School (1980)
  • "Dentistry for Your Child" Westminster Presbyterian Church Adult Program (1980)
  • "The Doctor is In" WKBW-TV Education Program (1980)
  • "Pedodontic Restorative Techniques" Joseph Fariola Clinical Invitational Lecture, Fifth District Dental Society Continuing Education Program (1979)
  • "Dentistry for Your Child" Westminster Presbyterian Church Adult Program (1979)
  • "The Doctor is In" WKBW-TV Education Program (1979)
  • "Use of Nitrous Oxide Analgesia in Children" SUNYAB Dental Alumni Meeting (1978)
  • "Dentistry for Your Child" Westminster Presbyterian Church Adult Program (1978)
  • "Dentistry for Your Child" Westminster Presbyterian Church Adult Program (1977)
  • "Dentistry for Your Child" Westminster Presbyterian Church Adult Program (1976)
  • "Deciduous Anterior Restorative Techniques" Ontario Dental Society Annual Meeting (1975)
  • "Nutrition and Milk Bottle Caries" Lake Regional Medical Society Annual Meeting, Continuing Education Program (1975)
  • "Traumatic Injuries in Children" SUNYAB Dental Alumni Meeting, SUNY at Buffalo (1974)
  • "Does Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Cause Ear Disease in the Child?" Medical Grand Rounds, Children's Hospital of Buffalo
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Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Chair (2005–2006)
  • School of Dental Medicine Search Committee; Member (2005)
  • University of Kuwait, Faculty of Dentistry, External Examiner; One of seven international dentists invited to be an external examiner for the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Kuwait. Performed curriculum review and examined students for understanding and competency.; Examiner (2010)
  • Give Kids a Smile Day; Volunteer (2003–present)
  • New York State Ad Hoc Committee; Guidelines for Office Based Ambulatory Surgery; Member (2002–2005)
  • Kaleida Health Ad Hoc Committee; Site Selection of Children‘s Hospital; Committee Member (2001–2002)
  • Consultant, Project on Pediatric Education for the General Practitioner; California Dental Association; Member (2000–2003)
  • Council on Postgraduate Education; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; Chair (2000–2002)
  • Pediatric Service Line Advisory Committee, Kaleida Health; Committee Member (1999–2003)
  • Bylaws Committee, Kaleida Health; Committee Member (1999–2002)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; Council On Postdoctoral Education; Chair (1998–2000)
  • Kaleida Health, Medical/Dental Staff Executive Committee; Committee Member (1998–present)
  • Erie County Board of Health; Member (1998–2003)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Education Council; Member (1998–2001)
  • Missionary Medical Trip; Organized and participated in missionary medical trip to the Robert Reid Cabral Children's Hospital, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with the Craniofacial Center of Western New York. Co-sponsored by the Children's Hospital, Sisters Hospital and the State University of New York at Buffalo. The team provided surgical treatment to nine patients and evaluated almost 100 clinical patients in their genetics department. Clinical teaching and lectures were also given.; Organizing Committee Member (1998)
  • NYSDOH Committee for Office Based Surgery Standard of Care; Committee Member (1997–2000)
  • Excessive Salivation Management Team, Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Member (1992–1999)
  • National Board of Dental Examiners, Test Construction Committee, Pediatric; Member (1992–1997)
  • Conscious Sedation Guidelines Advisory Committee; Dental Society of the State of New York; Committee Member (1989–1993)
  • Child Abuse Curriculum Development and Advisory Committee; Dental Society of the State of New York; Committee Member (1989–1992)
  • Operating Room Oversight Committee, Children‘s Hospital; Committee Member (1989–1992)
  • Steering Committee, University Affiliated Programs University-Hospital Acad; Committee Member (1989–1992)
  • Block Time Utilization Subcommittee, Children‘s Hospital; Committee Member (1988–1998)
  • Child Abuse Advocacy Team; Children‘s Hospital; Member (1988–1995)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Council; Member (1988–1990)
  • Committee on Hospital Guidelines, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; Chairman (1988–1990)
  • National Board of Examiners, Pediatric Dentistry Test Construcion Committee; Component B; Member (1987–1992)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Committee, Children‘s Hospital; Member (1986–1998)
  • Professional Health Committee, Children's Hospital; Chair (1986–1995)
  • Surgical Care Committee, Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo; Committee Member (1986–1993)
  • Surgery Budget Committee, Children‘s Hospital; Committee Member (1986–1989)
  • Faculty Practice Governing Board; SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine; Board Member (1986–present)
  • Library Committee, Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo; Committee Member (1985–1999)
  • Council of Clinical Managers, Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo; Member (1985–1995)
  • Medical Records Committee, Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo; Committee Member (1985–1989)
  • Buffalo Section AADR; Member (1985–1988)
  • Youth and Young Adult Curriculum Committee, Westminster Presbyterian Church; Member (1985–1988)
  • Consultant and Specialty Examiner in Pediatric Dentistry; Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Pediatric Specialty Examination; Board Member (1985–present)
  • Executive Committee Children's Hospital of Buffalo Medical/Dental Staff; Committee Member (1985–present)
  • Consultant in Dentistry, Hemophilia Center of Western New York; Member (1984–1995)
  • Deacon, Westminster Presbyterian Church; Member (1984–1990)
  • Childen‘s Curriculum Committee Westminster Presbyterian Church Early Childh; Member (1984–1987)
  • Buffalo Section AADR; President (1984–1985)
  • Niagara County Head Start Screening Examinations; Member (1981–1998)
  • Health Advisory Committee for Niagara County Head Start; Committee Member (1981–1995)
  • Dentistry for the Handicapped Committee, Eighth District Dental Society; Committee Member (1978–1988)
  • Advisory Board, Westminster Nursery School and Finance Committee; Chairman (1978–1983)
  • Institutional Review Board, Children's Hospital Of Buffalo; Board Member (1977–1981)
  • Ambulatory Care Committee, Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Committee Member (1976–1979)
  • Membership Committee, Westminster Presbyterian Church; Member (1976–1979)

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UB School of Dental Medicine
114 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8006
Phone: (716) 829-3717
Fax: (716) 829-3895
Email: bernat@buffalo.edu


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