Ira B. Lamster

Ira B. Lamster served on the faculty of Columbia University from 1988 to 2017. He was Dean of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine from 2001 to 2012, and Senior Vice President of Columbia University Medical Center from 2006 to 2012. From 2012 to 2017 Dr. Lamster was a member of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Lamster is currently Dean Emeritus, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, a Clinical Professor at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and a member of the Santa Fe Group.

Dr. Lamster’s research efforts have focused on diagnostic testing and risk assessment for periodontal disease, the interrelationship of periodontal disease and systemic disease, the oral health care needs of older adults and the future of dental education and practice. Dr. Lamster is the author of more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters.

He is the Editor of “Improving Oral Health for the Elderly.” published by Springer in February 2008, and has edited two volumes of Dental Clinics of North America (January 2011, Contemporary Concepts in the Diagnosis of Oral Dental Disease; October 2012, Primary Health Care in the Dental Office). He is the Editor of Diabetes and Oral Health: An Interprofessional Approach published by Wiley Blackwell in 2014. From 2015 to 2021 he served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Dental Journal.

Last updated November 18, 2022