Dr. Richard Niederman is professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at New York University College of Dentistry, and Co-Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry (QED).
He graduated magna cum laude in 1976 from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he also received his periodontal specialty training. He received certificate training in Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University in 1996.
He is the founding USA editor of the journal Evidence-Based Dentistry; co-author of the book Evidence-based Dentistry, and author of more than 100 peer reviewed scientific articles.
NIH, PCORI, CMS, and foundations support his current work in urban New York and rural New Hampshire, and his prior work in urban Boston, and rural Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, and Maine. He has also collaborated on programs in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.
His work, over the last 15 years, focuses on creation, dissemination and implementation of community-based caries prevention programs. This now has evolved to a program of SAFE Dentistry (Safe Aerosol Free Emergent Dentistry). These bring primary and secondary preventive care to people, rather than people to care.