Barry H. Grayson, DDS
Barry Herbert Grayson DDS, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery (Craniofacial Orthodontics) completed his undergraduate and dental training at New York University in 1971. Postgraduate training in Orthodontics was completed in 1974 at Columbia University. In that same year he joined the Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico College of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics. From 1975 to 1978 he served as chairman of the Department of Orthodontics. During that time he chaired the Committee of Dental Research at the College of Dentistry. In 1978 he joined the Faculty of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry and the Faculty of The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the New York University Medical Center and School of Medicine. Since that time he has served as a member of the Craniofacial Anomalies Team and the Cleft Palate Team at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.
His principle areas of clinical practice and research have been cleft palate, craniofacial anomalies, and distraction osteogenesis. He introduced NasoAlveolar Molding in the late 1980s as a technique to reduce the severity of cleft facial deformity, prior to the initial surgical repair. This technique has since been adapted by many cleft teams around the world.
Publications of research funded under grants by the National Institute of Dental Research have appeared in the Cleft Palate Journal, American Journal of Orthodontics, The American Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.