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Dr. Irwin D. Mandel: Pioneer of Preventive Dentistry Dies at 89

Pioneer in Preventive Dentistry

Professor Irwin D. Mandel (1922-2011)

Dentist and pioneering researching in the biochemistry of saliva, Dr. Iwrin Daniel Mandel, professor emiritus at Columbia University, died on May 26 in Montclair, N.J. at the age of 89.

Born in Brooklyn in 1922, Dr. Mandel received his degree in dentistry from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.  Much of today’s philosophy of modern dentistry towards preventive measures in decreasing rates of decay and periodontal disease are based on Dr. Mandel’s research into preventive protocols for dental home care and  the chemistry of saliva and the changes in salivary makeup that take place with different oral diseases. It was also Dr. Mandel’s ground breaking work that linked acidity levels in saliva to the promotion of decay. He became one of the first scientists whose pioneering research on protective proteins found in saliva, lay the foundation for what today is known as the ‘innate immune system’, preformed protein elements found throughout the body, much like the immune system and its antibodies,  that can kill bacteria.