Neal Demby, DMD, MPH is an emeritus board member of the National Network for Oral Health Access. He is the senior vice president for Dental Medicine at NYU Langone Health in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the NYU Lutheran Family Health Center Network. He also holds faculty appointments at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is currently Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Health and Medical Center and the NYU School of Medicine as well as the NYU College of Dentistry.
Dr. Demby has devoted his career to improving oral health of vulnerable populations. Beginning with just a single general dentistry practice resident in 1974, the NYU Langone Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Residency Program has grown into a national resource for community-oriented oral health practitioners. Dr. Demby has established a network of community-based dental residency programs that make up the first internationally accredited program approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. It is the largest postgraduate dent l program in the United States and the world, with over 400 dentists in 7 residency programs serving an estimated 1 million individuals each year in nearly 340 community centers. These dentists are trained in 29 states and internationally in advanced education in general dentistry, general practice residency, pediatric dentistry, dental public health, endodontics, orthodontics, and dental anesthesiology.
Dr. Demby earned a BA in sociology and art history from Rutgers University, a DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and an MPH from Columbia University. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry.