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fall vol 10
SDOS in the Digital Age...
Deans Advisory Council
Dr. Leslie Seldin 66, Chairman Dr. Lawrence Bailey Dr. Michael Barnett 67 Dr. Alexander Dell 59 Dr. Vicky Evangelidis 87 Dr. Joel Goldin Mr. Steven Kess Dr. George Kiriakopoulos 54 Dr. Kenneth Klimpel Mr. Marc Crawford Leavitt Dr. Gabriela Lee 87 Mr. Laurence Lerner Dr. James Lipton 71 Dr. Irwin Mandel 45 Dr. David Pitman, Perio 88 Mr. Dave Rubino Dr. Robert Singer Mr. Dwight Smith
Cover image provided by Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PHD see p. 6
fall 2004 vol 10
published annually by the Association of Dental Alumni
from the Dean
2004 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Dr. Sarina Reddy 93 President Dr. Lois Jackson 77, Peds 80 Vice-President Dr. Margot Jaffe 80, Peds 81, Ortho 85 Treasurer Dr. Paul Kamen 75 Secretary EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Dean Ira B. Lamster MANAGING EDITOR Patricia Farmer ASSOCIATE EDITORS Sarina Reddy 93 Melissa Welsh Zoila Noguerole ALUMNI ADVISER Michael Barnett 67 DESIGNER Graphyte Design LLC PHOTOGRAPHERS Carlos Ren Perez p. 6, 7 center, Doug McAndrew p. 5, 8 (all), 11 (all). 14, 15, 23 Joe Pineiro p. 35 Thanks to staff, alumni and students who shared their photographs for this issue of Primus.
from the Alumni President
SDOS AT WORK
Digital Dentistry at SDOS Oral Pathology SMEP/STEP 05 11 13
Timothy Turvey 71 Paula Friedman 74 Alumni Notes School News Obituaries Calendar + Continuing Education 18 19 20 24 28 29
DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2003-2004
Henry Nahoum 43 Richard Feinstein 56 Annual Donor Report 32 33 34
Primus Notable: James A. Lipton 71
inside back cover
FROM THE DEANS DESK
I am pleased to send you this first issue of Primus. Formerly called the Dental Examiner, Primus is the new name of the School of Dental and Oral Surgery alumni magazine and is part of an expanded line of communications between the School and our constituents.These include: Primus Notes, a newsletter first published in May of this year that will be sent to you each winter, spring and summer; Primus, published each fall; and e-Primus, an electronic newsletter, which is intended to appear monthly.This issue of Primus contains news and features about our faculty and alumni, as well as an overview of how the most recent technology in our field is being applied to dental education at SDOS. The subject of technology in the practice of dentistry was the focus of a symposium held at the School on April 2, 2004. Among the topics discussed at the symposium were electronic record-keeping, digital imaging, continuing education on the web, and the application of new diagnostic technologies for oral and dental disease. The introduction of new technology into the dental office offers enormously exciting possibilities.The paperless record will improve efficiency and, when combined with digital imaging, will reduce the burden of record storage in the office, improve the speed and efficiency of submission to third-party payers, and streamline the process of referral between practitioners. Nevertheless, transition to this new technology will not be easy. In addition to the actual expense of both hardware and software, and maintaining and implementing those systems, there will be a considerable learning curve for both practitioners and staff. Further, the introduction of this technology will occur gradually across the profession, and those involved at an early stage may find themselves restrained by the absence of a fully developed network. Nevertheless, these changes are inevitable in the future of our profession. The School of Dental and Oral Surgery has many responsibilities. In addition to educating the next generation of dentists and dental specialists, caring for patients, and adding to the knowledge base through research and discovery, the School must serve as a resource for the profession, with a focus on our alumni. I hope you will plan a visit here to participate in one of our continuing education courses and to become involved in our Alumni Association and School activities.
Ira B. Lamster, DDS, MMSc Dean, SDOS
FROM THE PRESIDENT
I am excited to be beginning my term as President of the Alumni Association during such a dynamic period for the School and its graduates. I look forward to a year in which alumni interest and participation will rise in response to the many ongoing scientific and educational achievements of our School. With support from Dean Lamster, the Alumni Association has already been busy expanding resources for our members by establishing regional study clubs in Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey. We have also reached out to members in Boston, Florida, and California with Alumni Association-sponsored evenings. Our efforts have resulted in many more alumni than ever before becoming involved with the Schools educational and social activities. We are also continuing to increase outreach through new events in Manhattan. They have included: an Alumni Evening at the Columbia Club, a Student and Alumni Mentor Reception at the West End Caf, a Young Alumni Reception at the Mica Bar, and a Welcome Back Dinner for the Class of 2003 at the Metropolitan Caf. Support for student activities and outreach to young alumni will continue to be our major areas of focus. We are collaborating with the Deans Advisory Council in its efforts to increase and strengthen alumni relations at SDOS. We will encourage recent graduates to maintain firm ties and continuing interaction with SDOS, while, at the same time, we seek renewed connections to alumni with whom we have lost touch.
Sarina Reddy, DDS 93 President Association of Dental Alumni
SDOS at Work
p. 05 Digital Dentistry p. 11 Oral Pathology p. 13 SMEP/STEP
IN THE OFFICE, IN THE LABORATORY, AND IN THE LECTURE HALL:
Digital Dentistr y Is Here
Dr. John Zimmerman, assistant dean for information resources, who coordinates informatics technologies at SDOS.
EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE INVENTED HAS BEEN INVENTED. US PATENT OFFICE COMMISSIONER CHARLES H. DUELL, 1899 When Commissioner Duell made this declaration with such absolute certainty, he wasin spite of being the ultimate Washington insider on the matterabsolutely wrong! The extraordinary inventions of the 20th and 21st centuries have exceeded all expectation, making the world a very different place than Commissioner Duell imagined a century ago. Even the quickest observation of Columbias School of Dental and Oral Surgery today proves the point. Digital technology provides support for almost every facet of the Schools daily conduct. Whether improving the accuracy and security of administrative records, facilitating learning and discovery in the lab and lecture hall, or raising student skill levels at chairside, technology plays a greater role than ever before in dental education and practices at Columbia.Technologys pervasive presence at the Dental School, and throughout dentistry, was reflected in a symposium, The Changing Face of Dentistry, given by the School in April 2004. Presentations from the days speakers covered all of the devices and systems already in place at SDOS, and offered insights on an impressive array of technology yet to come. In the early 1990s, the School solidified a growing leadership role in the promotion of innovative
teaching and research methods through the use of modern technology by recruiting John Zimmerman, DDS, to its faculty.
Dr. Zimmerman, a dentist, as well as an informatician, is the Schools coordinator for clinical, research, and educational informatics initiatives; it was he who put this years symposium together. In 1995, Dr. Zimmerman joined with colleagues at Columbias College of Physicians & Surgeons to establish the nations second Department of Medical Informatics at the Columbia University Medical Center. Columbias department remains one among a very small number of programs offering academic degrees in Informatics in the United States, and is the only one in New Yorks metropolitan area that is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Columbias Dental Informatics Fellowship program, directed by Dr. Zimmerman, began granting MA degrees in 1997. Participants study the impact of information technology on health and disease from the molecular level to that of whole populations, with a concentration in dentistry, following one of four tracks: BIOINFORMATICS the structure and function of cells and cell components; genomics; and proteomics. BIOIMAGING the structure and function of primus2004
Clustering of gene expression profiles from all patients in SDOSs pilot study on identification of subclasses in periodontal disease.
organs and tissues; imaging techniques; visualization; and physiologic modeling. CLINICAL INFORMATICS the delivery of patient care, nursing, and dentistry; electronic medical records; and systems to improve the quality of health care and reduce cost. POPULATION INFORMATICS the health of populations; systems to educate providers and patients; and medical research systems. Dr. Zimmerman is also the associate director of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) on the Medical Center campus. CCNMTL was founded in 1999 as a universitywide initiative to provide the most supportive environment possible for faculty who invest their time and energy in new media technologies for their courses. The titles of Dr. Zimmermans publications since arriving at Columbia reflect the breadth of technological services throughout the School. A description of the online heart simulator he helped to create to augment first-year medical and dental education, a discussion of how informatics can improve portability and accountability for health insurance, and views concerning the viability of digital radiographic imaging in dental practice are clear examples of computerizations strong involvement in every aspect of the School.
Correlation matrix for the 36 microarrays of gene expression in THERE ARE IN FACT TWO THINGS, SCIENCE gingival tissue samples used in AND OPINION; THE FORMER BEGETS the research. KNOWLEDGE, THE LATTER IGNORANCE. HIPPOCRATES
Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD, In 2003, a bioinformatic research project, using a director of the microarray study. sophisticated methodology called gene expression
profiling, was initiated at SDOS to explore the identification of new subclasses of periodontitis. It is believed to be the first study of gene expression in gingival tissues affected by periodontitis that has been undertaken with microarray technology, the latest method of examining messenger RNA coding for specific proteins as they relate to certain disease processes. Periodontitis was recently reclassified into two main categories, chronic and aggressive. Although he considers the new system an improvement over its predecessor, Panos N. Papapanou DDS, PhD, is not a phenomenologist; he thinks that the clinical signs and symptoms on which the new distinctions have been based are insufficient. Dr. Papapanou, who is chair of the section of oral and diagnostic sciences and director of the Division of Periodontics at SDOS, argues that only a pathobiology-based foundation can accurately define diseases and make the differences between disease subtypes indisputably clear. Dr. Papapanou chose microarray technology for his research because this advanced method is comprehensive and free of previous postulates for studying gene expression. Since Crick and Watsons discovery of the structure of DNA 50 years ago one of the great turning points in the history of sciencebiology, immunology, medicine and genetics have all been radically transformed. Microarrays, short DNA sequences spotted on the surface of a chip, are one of the legacies of that historic revelation and have revolutionized the study of gene expression. By determining which spots of DNA bind to probes made from messenger RNA extracted from a biological sample, scientists can obtain an instant snapshot of the activity of thousands of genes at one time.The technique has been employed to separate otherwise homogeneous can-
microscopic levels of observation ... centered around qualitative and quantitative analyses of size, shape and structure of skeletal elements, organs, or tissues such as dental tissues. Her work entails the use of digitized data, three-dimensional reconstruction, and other computer-aided investigation. She is also a member of one of the Medical Centers strategic planning committees, serving on the newly established Educational Resources Council. It is not surprising that she has taken a lead in encouraging SDOS students to use educational technology that is, she says, as familiar to the i-pod generation, as the computer games they have grown up with. Dr. Salentijns own use of computer techniques has made her aware of their potential ability to sharpen the knowledge and skills needed in the process of discovery. Students can be in touch with Dr. Salentijnor, indeed, with any course directorwhenever they choose, just as she can with them. Continuous and instant communication is achieved through computer interaction. Students are strongly urged to bring laptops or tablet PCs to classes, for taking notes and accessing web-based resources that can be used in the laboratories. Some types of equipTHE PRINCIPAL GOAL OF EDUCATION IS ment allow them to add audio from a lecture, or TO CREATE MEN WHO ARE CAPABLE OF to embellish their notes with graphics shown in DOING NEW THINGS, NOT SIMPLY OF class or seen through their microscopes in the lab. REPEATING WHAT OTHER GENERATIONS Students can also contribute personal discoveries HAVE DONE. JEAN PIAGET (1896-1980) to an image library where each of them has an SWISS COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGIST account.These entries can be annotated both by students and by Dr. Salentijn, and used to discuss Dr. Letty Moss-Salentijn, associate dean for acatheir work with her, or to check in on ideas that demic affairs at SDOS, is also faculty adviser for the may not have come up in class. In addition, stuColumbia Dental Review, the Schools annual journal dents can assess their learning progress with comof student clinical research. Dr. Salentijn is a scholar puterized self tests. Some faculty have also preand researcher who describes her own interests as pared videos for online consumption that demonbeing, at the microscopic-anatomical and light strate the techniques dental students must learn
cers into distinct groups and determine differences in their long-term prognosis; it has also been applied to studies on muscular dystrophy, Alzheimers disease, arthritis, and asthma. Dr. Papapanous study, which also assessed the composition of subgingival bacterial plaque with checkerboard hybridizations, and the levels of serum IgG antibodies with checkerboard immunoblotting, found no significant difference in gene expression between chronic and aggressive periodontitis. However, gene expression data clearly distinguished between two groups of patients, and these two groups also differed in their antibody response to some important periodontal pathogens.These results have proved the usefulness of gene expression profiling in identifying subclasses of periodontal disease that share a common pathobiology, and they may show the way to prospective treatments for varying forms of periodontitis. Based on his research outcomes, Dr. Papapanou has received new funding from the NIH for future studies on this subject.
SDOS students taking electronic notes.
Dr. Letty Moss-Salentijn, associate dean for academic affairs at SDOS and advocate for digital aids in education.
Creating a technologically sophisticated resource for study.
Dr. Chaim Wexler works with a student in the CEREC mode.
At the CEREC station, preparing a fitting.
Putting finishing touches on the CEREC-milled fitting.
allows the dentist to completely restore single teeth at the chairside in one visit and, often, in something under an hour. The CEREC unit at Columbia was consigned to SDOS by the manufacturer for use as an aid in education, and Columbia is one of the few dental schools that actually teaches students at the undergraduate level how to use this technology. Doing so requires the university to dedicate a teaching position to the task, which is held at SDOS by Dr. Chaim Wexler, assistant clinical professor and director of the area of concentration program in CAD/CAM dentistry.The School has budgeted these funds to support the technology and share in its development. Dr. Wexler spends two days a week with seniors and Advanced Education in General Dentistry students, who have chosen a PEOPLE ARE THE QUINTESSENTIAL clinic case and signed up to work on it with him in ELEMENT IN ALL TECHNOLOGY... ONCE WE CEREC mode. RECOGNIZE THE INESCAPABLE HUMAN While the technology is extraordinary, Dr. NEXUS OF ALL TECHNOLOGY, OUR Wexler makes it clear that dentists must use their ATTITUDE TOWARD THE RELIABILITY intuition, experience, and learning, in addition to the PROBLEM IS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED. computer-aided design, to perfect the final product. GARRETT HARDIN, ECOLOGIST AND The system does offer many indisputable advanMICROBIOLOGIST tages over the old method of making a rubber mold impression that must be sent to the lab to One of the most striking of the emerging teaching create the fitting, a procedure that can take up to technologies in use at SDOS is CEREC, the two or more weeks to complete. acronym standing for Ceramic Restorations.This According to Dr. Wexler, the technology is machine, which is based on computer-assisted expensive and cannot produce every prosthodondesign and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), is part of a tic device required. It also requires more developconstellation of computer-based information techment and more time to become widely accepted, nologies that are being introduced into the dental but will certainly make its way into the dental operatory.The other devices, including digital radiarmamentarium. So, while CEREC will probably not ography, digital intraoral video cameras, digital drive laboratories out of business, every dental stuvoice-text-image transfer, and periodontal probing dent will benefit from understanding how and devices, are almost entirely involved with diagnosis when to use it. and treatment planning, while CEREC is a tool for designing and creating restorations.This system for one of the professions specialties. Because the Center for New Media has created home pages for each course, with assignments made online, there is no ambiguity about expectations or responsibility for class work. Course directors also post each students grades online in a form that can be seen only by the individual for whom they are intended. Chat rooms set up among students are just one more example of extended free communication in this new environment. In the future, Dr. Salentijn says there will be flex tracks adapted to each individual students preferred learning style. She is planning two such tracks for her own course this year.
ANY TEACHER THAT CAN BE REPLACED BY A COMPUTER, DESERVES TO BE. DAVID THORNBURG, FUTURIST, AUTHOR AND CONSULTANT Simulation training received at a critical point in the development of dental students appears to be important for their maturation as good clinicians. Some dental schools, therefore, are currently emphasizing the evolution and improvement of preclinical simulation laboratories. One of the most advanced of these options is in use at SDOS. It is the computerized dental simulator unit, DentSim, which uses virtual reality to train students. Columbia was the second dental school in the United States to introduce this teaching technology, and is one of only a dozen schools of dentistry that provide such computerized training.The system, as described by the manufacturer, is made up of a patient mannequin, a set of dental instruments, infrared sensors, and an overhead infrared camera that produces a three-dimensional image of the patients mouth on the computer monitor.The virtual environment is enhanced with complete patient records, including x-rays, to accompany each case. All work on the unit is videorecorded so that students can stop, review what they have done, and have their work evaluated against the ideal, pre-programmed preparation.The system software also stores student practice sessions, allowing instructors to view them in their entirety.The School bought its first unit in 2000 and now has three upgraded models that are more compact and ergonomic.The improved software offers instruction in more procedures, and gives a closer approximation of the actual clinical environment.The cameras view and tracking system has been improved to take in a wider spectrum of
activity and to show a completed procedure in greater detail. CDS (computerized dental simulation) training at the School is directed by Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry Alice Urbankova. While Dr. Urbankova says that computer simulation works well with todays students because they have grown up in, and are familiar with, the cyber world, she also observes that they still have insufficient preparation for the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary in dentistry.Their outlook, she says, is two-dimensional and must be converted to a three-dimensional skill.To help determine the proper implementation of virtual reality in the dental curriculum, Dr. Urbankova and Dr. Richard Lichtenthal, chair of the Section of Adult Dentistry and director of the Division of Operative Dentistry, designed a series of evaluation studies on the educational impact of simulation technology in their teaching.They believe the main advantage of CDS training over more traditional instruction might be the systems easy-to-access, objective feedback. For students, this process differs fundamentally from asking for the opinion of their instructors, and sometimes finding that a human response may not always be available when needed. In general, the timing of directed and guided feedback during the initial stages of preclinical operative training appears to be strategically important. There has been little other research published on this subject, and SDOS is the leading institution investigating the educational benefits of this technology.Two of four studies published in the Journal of Dental Education in 2004, as well as one in review, carried out in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, showed that the main component of student progress came from the effect of self-evaluation.This is true because VRs graphical analyses teach students to analyze their work and to develop a pattern for
DentSims screen demonstrates a procedure.
The patient on which students train in DentSim mode.
Drs. Alice Urbankova, Richard Lichtenthal, and Vicky Evangelidis in front of a poster evaluating dental simulation training regarding student performance in operative dentistry.
Cephalometric tracings and x-rays produced with the Dolphin Imaging System by students in the Division of Orthodontics.
their future practice in a conventional laboratory. The researchers do not foresee DentSim as a substitute for human instruction or student/instructor interaction and communication, but as an adjunct to traditional methods that can enhance the preclinical education experience.
ANY SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC. ARTHUR C. CLARKE Director of the Division of Orthodontics Dr. Thomas Cangialosi has introduced one of the most comprehensive applications of technology at SDOS. Dr. Cangialosi has initiated the use of digital technology for gathering, storing, and analyzing patient radiographs, photographs, and study models in the postdoctoral orthodontic clinic.The Dolphin Imaging System, a special software program, enables students to trace and make measurements of their patients jaw structure on digital radiographs, directly on clinic computers. It can also assist in diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as helping with predictions for treatment outcome. This innovative program lets students download their images directly into the computer without the use of film, and to trace and measure cephalometric x-rays digitally, saving a great deal of time and effort. Prior to the use of this technology, all cephalometric radiographs had to be traced by hand, and measurements were made using a ruler and protractor, which was both time consuming and labor intensive. Initial studies of this new technology have indicated that the digital tracings produced with it may be more accurate as well. The Division has also discontinued the use of plaster study models and, instead, uses digital models produced by the Orthocad System for diagnosis
and treatment planning.The impressions taken with this computer technique are sent to the Orthocad laboratory, where they are scanned and may be downloaded from the internet within a few days. The software provided by the system allows students and faculty to manipulate their onscreen images so that they may be viewed from any angle, and to make measurements of such things as overbite, overjet, tooth size, crowding or spacing, as needed for final treatment evaluation.
It is clear from the examples of cutting-edge technology already in place at SDOS that dental education has entered the digital world, but there is a continuing flow of new instrumentation and procedural methods being made available to practicing dentists, with which dental students must become familiar. One, a scanning device, takes images of multiple slices through the mandible or maxilla that can be reconstructed in any plane and presented threedimensionally.The results draw a virtual road map for oral surgeons, giving precise measurements for bone thickness and showing the location of nerves, information critical to surgical success and not obtainable on ordinary dental x-rays. Other proposed instruments for the dental profession are linked by their designers to ideas originating with aerospace engineering. Among these are: an air abrasion instrument that can erode minor tooth decay, then shoot in a spray of sealant; a multispectral sensor that can detect oral cancer; and ergonomic dental chairs.These, and many other innovations, are all on the drawing board. The future of dentistry is here and SDOS is moving with the times.
A NEW RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT SDOS
The first widespread interest among dentists in the pathologic processes of oral diseases seems to have begun in mid-19th century, when reviews of such cases found their way into medical journals. Participants at dental meetings of the period were also encouraged to bring both their microscopes and microscopic slides of cases for discussion. By the time the American Dental Association was formed in 1860, one of its nine standing committees was the Committee on Dental Pathology and Surgery. Oral Pathologists are, however, a rare breed. Their training is long and intense, they must be at Columbia. His love for the detailed color and texture of 15th- and 16th-century Flemish paintings, however, translated easily into a later absorption with the microscopic morphology of scientific investigations that are his lifework.Today, he is fond of drawing an analogy between the two disciplines. Dr. Zegarelli undoubtedly inherited an interest in probing the causes, process, and effects of oral disease from his father, Edward Zegarelli, who was director of diagnosis and radiology in the Division of Stomatology before becoming Dean of the School from 1973 to 1978 (see p. 25).The younger Dr. Zegarelli
left: Dr. Angela Yoon, the Oral
Pathology Graduate Programs first enrollee, with Dr. Carla Pulse, assistant director of the program.
board certified to workand they number only 250 for the entire nation.The discipline is the most medically oriented of all dental practice, according to Dr. David Zegarelli, director of the Program in Oral Pathology and of its one-year-old Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency Program. Oral pathologists are also distinguished from their medical colleagues in two very important ways: they can perform biopsies, which most pathologists do not do, and then read them and discuss the results and treatment with their patients, which, again, most medical pathologists do not do. Dr. Zegarelli, who holds double academic appointments in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Dental School and in the Department of Pathology at the Medical School, where he is also a clinician in the Department of Dermatology, once considered a very different pursuit. He confesses to having been tempted by a career in art history during his undergraduate days
right: Dr. David Zegarelli, received his DDS from Columbia in 1969, then director of Oral Pathology and of went on to three more years in a pathology resiits graduate program. dency, and, in 1972, took up his post as Columbias only oral pathologist. He remained solely responsible for oral pathology at the School until 1993, when he was joined by Dr. Carla Pulse. Together, Drs. Zegarelli and Pulse have designed and implemented the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency Program, admitting their first candidate on July 1, 2004.The program is approved by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and qualifies the resident for the American Board of Oral Pathology examination. It consists of a 36-month, hospital-based residency, offering training similar to that of the medical general pathology residents. In addition to its education objectives, this program also teaches the resident to feel comfortable in the hospital environment, and to be competent and confident while interacting with medical colleagues. It also focuses on the acquisition
of capabilities that will lead participants to a career in hospital oral pathology and allow them to function effectively in the practice of clinical oral pathology.To achieve these goals, program participants are expected to:
Low-power photomicrograph of a well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue of a 48year-old female, social occasional drinker, and non-tobacco-consumer. Although many people in the US have stopped smoking in the past 30 years, the incidence of oral sqamous cell carcinoma has risen slightly. Thus, other factors regarding the genesis of this most common intraoral malignancy must be considered.
In addition to Dr. Zegarelli as director and Dr. Pulse as associate director, the programs professional staff is rounded out by Dr. Charles C. Marboe, MD, vice chair of the Department of Pathology and director, Pathology Residency Training Program, for the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Dr. Understand and correlate the gross and Kathleen OToole, MD, director of Surgical Patholmicroscopic characteristics of biopsy ogy at the medical school. specimens in order to form an accurate Dr. Pulse, a graduate of the University of Tendiagnosis of diseased tissue(s); nessees dental school, shares the workload of the Learn to write gross and microscopic Program in Oral Pathology with Dr. Zegarelli, seeing descriptions; patients, lecturing, andabove allspending time at Establish and maintain an oral pathology the microscope. She is very adept with the microbiopsy service scope, says Dr. Zegarelli, adding that he believes Dr. Diagnose and treat oral mucosal Pulse, like many pathologists, enjoys the solitude of diseases, including: vesiculobullous microscopic work. Both Dr. Pulse and Dr. Zegarelli diseases, the effects of medications on have ample opportunity to work in their labs, the oral mucosa, allergic reactions, because private dental practices from all over the infectious diseaseparticularly viral and United States send slides to Columbia for diagnosis. fungal, and premalignant and malignant Columbias excellent reputation in the field and the lesions; lack of oral pathologists in the nation have caused Learn the effects of systemic diseases on the demand for these services to rise. Dr. Zegarelli the oral tissues; believes that he and Dr. Pulse have examined Teach oral pathology to undergraduate approximately 130,000 cases of diseased oral tissue, dental students, dental residents and oral and their library, containing slides of the biopsies and maxillofacial surgery residents; they have diagnosed, makes up a wealth of useful Teach oral pathology to oral pathology teaching material. Oral pathologists, notes Dr. and general pathology residents; Zegarelli, must have a very comprehensive knowl Present routine and unusual case reports edge of disease, because even though most of their at hospital conferences and tumor patients are referred for information on diseases of boards; oral mucosa, the microscope can sometimes reveal Perform clinicopathologic research; and, another problem. Dr. Zegarelli says he must always Prepare manuscripts for publication on ask himself: Am I dealing with something that is a clinicopathologic research. nuisance (chronic) or a threat? Although he also loves the work of examining Dr. Angela Yoon, a Columbia University dental pathogens under the lens, Dr. Zegarelli describes school graduate, who holds a masters degree in himself as an extroverta people watcherwho public health and another in medical science from enjoys seeing patients and interacting with them Boston University, is the Programs first trainee. Her immensely. Because so much of his work can be enthusiasm for this discipline is strong. Dr.Yoon involved with various forms of oral cancer, many of believes that pathology gets to the bottom of the his patients may be extremely anxious, and Dr. problem, making it possible to discover the etiology Zegarelli finds that his ability to allay their fears can of a disease through reading cellular changes. Clinisometimes overshadow the importance of his skills cal analysis of disease can be, she says, problemin the precise science of his discipline. atic, because it is often dependent on anecdotes and symptoms, while pathology defines the disease process. Although likening oral pathology to dermatology of the mouth, Dr.Yoon says she finds oral pathology more interesting and varied than medical pathology.
SMEP/STEP INCREASING MINORITY
PARTICIPATION IN ORAL HEALTHC ARE
Richard Ansong entered the School of Dental and Oral Surgery this fall with the class of 2008. Born in Ghana, Richard left Africa for the United States five years ago with his parents and three brothers. All of them, he says, were determined to get educated. Mr. and Mrs. Ansong promised their children they would have the lives they wanted, but that they must get schooling to do so. As the oldest of the Ansong children, Richard was the first to pursue a degree, and graduated from Queens College this year. His college counselor, recognizing the young mans intelligence, told him you must use your potential, and suggested he apply to the Summer Medical Education Program (SMEP), administered by the College of Physicians & Surgeons Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at Columbia. An intensive, tuition-free, six-week residential program, SMEP provides highly qualified participants with academic preparation and advanced study-skills training in both the basic and clinical sciences.The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) established the program in 1988 in response to an acute disparity between the percentage of ethnic minorities in the American population relative to the number of minority physicians in the nation. SMEP was intended as a way to increase the number of minority studentsespecially African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and certain participants from disadvantaged backgrounds in areas where medical access is very lowwho graduate from medical schools in the United States.That original mission has now been expandedperhaps because of Richard Ansong. When Richard was accepted in the 2002 SMEP program at Columbia, he soon became intrigued by the science presented. He also discovered, however, that he alone among his 108 fellow students was strongly interested in one particular area of health care: Richard wanted to know more about dentistry. Oral medicine interests him, because, he says, it has been ignored. It is one aspect of health care, that he believes has been abandoned throughout the world. As proof, Richard points out that of every 100 medical professionals, only five are dentists. So, Richard Ansong asked the SMEP program directors at Columbia to let him do some of his summers work at the Dental School, and the request was granted. When his fellow students were participating in cardiology or neurology or orthopedic surgery rotations at P&S, Richard was also in the OR. But, he was watching with fascination as a team of dental surgeons worked for hours on the maxillofacial problems of a 160-pound, 12-year-old boy who still had all his baby teeth, a condition that was causing him to have seizures. Dental School faculty members, Dr. Dennis Mitchell and Dr. Marlene Klyvert, who have been instrumental in implementing many of the innovations with which SDOS encourages minority participation in dental programs, arranged for Richard to spend time with each of the oral health care specialties. After moving through the dental disciplines one-by-one, from endodontics to periodontics, Richard says he realized that dentistry isnt all
Richard Ansong 08, far right, with his parents and two brothers.
about cleaning and fillings. It was an insight that made him more than ever eager to become a dentist. So, when the time came for RWJF representatives to evaluate SMEP at Columbia, the young dental enthusiast spoke up about his solo experience at SDOS, describing how impressed he had been by the dental school faculty and the quality of their teaching. Whether Richard Ansongs zeal for dentistry provided the impetus or not, RWJF decided that the same disparities affecting medical health care were even more disparate in dental health. Their response was to introduce a dental pilot program in 2003 at two of the 11 SMEP schools, Washington University on the West Coast and Columbia University on the East Coast.The two were chosen because they are also sites for Pipeline, Profession and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education (Pipeline). Another RWJF-funded organization, Pipeline is helping to solve what the 2000 Surgeon Generals Report on Oral Health Care called a silent epidemic of oral disease affecting poor children, the elderly and many members of racial and ethnic minorities, by boosting underrepresented minority and low-income student enrollment numbers in dental schools. Allan Formicola, DDS, MS, former dean of the
School of Dental and Oral Surgery at Columbia, is one of two directors for Pipelines five-year, $1.5 million initiative, which also has its national headquarters at Columbia. Dr. Mitchell, an assistant dean at the School and well-known in upper Manhattan for his work in establishing the SDOS Community DentCare Network, which delivers dental care to the underserved, is a member of Pipelines National Liaison Committee, and also helped to initiate the SMEP dental pilot program at Columbia. The SMEP dental pilot program, now located in SDOSs new Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, with a total of 19 African-American, AsianPacific, and Hispanic students from undergraduate schools across the nation participating during the past two summers, has just celebrated its second graduation. When SMEP graduates were asked to explain what made them decide to pursue a career in dentistry, they cited a number of reasons, but most often replied that they were impressed by the enthusiasm dentists showed for their work. One student, originally in premed studies, changed career directions after shadowing two dentists, whose rapport with patients and general happiness were major selling points. Four SMEP students are now enrolled as DDS candidates at SDOS. Pipeline and SMEP are actually newcomers to
Dr. Dennis Mitchell, recently appointed to the post of assistant dean for diversity and multicultural affairs at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery.
the dental schools efforts in addressing the lack of diversity among those entering dentistry. For the past 18 years, the School has been mentoring secondary students in their journey toward higher education through its Science and Technology Entry Program, known as STEP. Columbias STEP program, which is directed by Dr. Klyvert, accepts students from both middle school and high school. STEP offers classes in math and science on Saturdays from October to May, and gives a one-month summer session as well. SMEP participants are taught and mentored by preceptors who are preparing to enter the dental profession. Following his summer in SMEP, Richard Ansong, received a STEP grant which allowed him to return to Columbia as a tutor in the program. He was especially happy to fulfill this role because one of his younger brothers was a STEP student at the same time that Richard was helping to teach there.The value of SDOSs precollege science program was recognized in 2003 when, with a group of similar New York State-funded programs, STEP received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The School of Dental and Oral Surgery has earned a national reputation for its commitment and contributions to overcoming the educational
discrepancies that prevent minority and lowincome populations from receiving oral health care that is on a par with the rest of the United States. Just as STEP provides an incentive for minority high school students to increase their proficiency in science, SMEP offers opportunities for college and postgraduate students from minority backgrounds to experience the requirements for advanced health care education.The Pipeline program then looks ahead to supporting universities in their recruitment of academics drawn from the increasingly diverse pool of medical and dental health care professionals made possible through the efforts of STEP and SMEP. Richard Ansong, DDS 08, may well be among those new recruits.
Dr. Marlene Klyvert, who directs the Science and Technology Entry Program at SDOS.
p. 18 Timothy A.Turvey 71 p. 19 Paula K. Friedman 75 p. 20 Alumni Notes p. 24 School News p. 28 Obituaries p. 29 Calendar
Alumni and School News
Celestine Fernandez 04, president of the Student Council, at the University Commencement Ceremony
Members of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) held their first summer community service event on June 1, entertaining and educating eight classes of first-graders at PS 128. Dental goodies were handed out to all 200 children who attended, according to Katayoun Yaraghi 05 (top right), SNDA Community Service Coordinator. Pediatric dental literature was provided by Eva Matos, administrative coordinator for Community Dentcare. Rinku Saini 05 (above), STEP education coordinator and student mentor, organized the event, with the enthusiastic participation of Toral Ghandhi 05 (the dino) and Yonni Schwartz 05 (right).
Timothy A.Turvey 71
A STUDY IN STABILITY
DR.TIMOTHY TURVEY 71 describes himself as a runner, hiker and gardener, but he is also a dedicated healer, who chairs the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and the UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Born and raised on Staten Island, Dr.Turvey took the ferry to Manhattan after graduating from high school and then kept on going to Pennsylvania, where he attended Villanova. In 1967, he decided to return to New York to earn his DDS at Columbia. Although partly drawn to the university because his brother studied at Columbia Law School, he was also impressed with the dental schools reputation. After completing his DDS at SDOS, Dr.Turvey left New York once morethis time for the South.There, he completed an internship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. By 1976, Dr.Turvey had joined the oral and maxillofacial faculty at UNC as an assistant professor. In the same year he became the co-director and co-founder of the UNC Dentofacial Program. Today, he remains the head of that program, supervises residents in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is a leading participant in the universitys Craniofacial Center. Dr.Turveys reputation for success in craniofacial surgery ranks high among his colleagues and with his patients. Recognized internationally for his contributions to craniofacial surgery for children, Dr. Turvey was one of the distinguished guests invited to participate in the first meeting of the Smile Train, an international charity organization dedicated to the eradication of cleft lip/cleft palate deformities. The meeting was held in China in 2000, with former president George Bush as its major speaker in support of the cause. Dr. Turveys focus on congenital craniofacial birth defects sometimes takes him to Brazil to help reconstruct faces of children with such deformities. More often, however, he and his team try to arrange for these children to come to the UNC Hospitals so that they can have the benefits of the more advanced surgical methods available in the United States. Dr. Turvey and his colleagues are, perhaps, best known as recipients of the longest continually funded grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The study, now in its 24th year, has compiled a data bank of almost 5,000 cases to examine the longterm stability of orthognathic surgery. The research, derived from data based on standardized reporting, is of great interest to surgeons and orthodontists for its ability to predict which procedures are most likely to succeed in correcting specific deformities, and to show reasons why some procedures should not be used. Dr. Turvey still keeps in close touch with SDOS, where, in 1990, he was chosen as the Schools first recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer Alumni Award.
Timothy Turvey 71, chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Paula K. Friedman 74
EXCELLING IN EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY
PAULA FRIEDMAN 74, MSD, MPH, has sometimes found herself achieving goals she had not originally planned to pursue, but has enjoyed every minute of each unexpected outcome. Dr. Friedman entered the University of Massachusetts, for instance, intending to become a behavioral psychologist. Realizing, however, that by going into dentistry she could combine biomedical science and working with people, she refocused: dentistry provided the flexibility necessary for family life. Still, she says, I find what I learned [in psychology] useful today. Dr. Friedman describes having a wonderful experience at SDOS, where she met her future husband, a student at P&S. Next, as the sole woman among seven residents selected for a oneyear residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, she says she gained invaluable professional insights. Although never envisioning a life in academe, once again, the young doctor surprised herself. Her residency program director, Dr. Charles Barr, advised her to discuss an opening at Fairleigh Dickinson if only for the professional experience of doing an interview. When offered the position, she accepted, but also established her own private practice. Boston University recruited her three years later, and Dr. Friedman did not hesitate. She is now celebrating 26 years at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she is a full professor, director of the Geriatric Dentistry Program, and associate dean for administration. Dr. Friedman, who finds the rewards of academic life unparalleled, also earned MSD and MPH degrees from the university. Of her many honors, Dr. Friedman counts the ADEAs Harry Bruce Legislative Fellowship for 2001 among those topping the list. It gave her three months in Washington, DC , learning to advocate before Congress for dental education and public policy, and to work with Congressional health staffers.Two years later, as president of the American Dental Education Association for 2003-2004, she put her national credentials to use, advocating for advancing primary care, geriatric dentistry, and mentoring supportespecially for minorities in the health professionsas well as maintaining Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding in dental schoolbased residency programs. Dr. Friedman often travels to speak on national advisory panels and serves on federal grant reviews. In September, she will lead a delegation of dental educators to China (Beijing, Xian, and Kunming) to exchange current knowledge and practices in dentistry and public health. And, because her three grown sons, two of whom are twins, are scattered from Shanghai to London to California, there will surely be even more traveling for this very busy doctor, administrator, teacherand mother.
Paula Friedman 74, ADEA president 2003-04, with Saleem Josephs 06 and Jessie Chang 05, who received the Listerine Preventive Dental Program Awards at the 2004 ADEA meeting.
Dean Ira Lamster with Dr. M. B. Gillman 24
M. B. GILLMAN 24, who recently celebrated his 102nd birthday, entertained Dean Ira Lamster at his Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home in February. In addition to his DDS from Columbia, Dr. Gillman holds a JD from Brooklyn Law School, where he graduated with the class of 1931. A practicing orthodontist in New Hyde Park, New York, for 50 years, Dr. Gillman was dedicated to community service and was instrumental in starting the New York State dental/medical health plan that was a precursor to the modern day HMO. He was a leading authority on dental malpractice and often acted as an expert witness in legal proceedings. Dr. Gillman, who has three children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, spends his days in Florida surrounded by his books, family and friends. STANLEY KENT 44 divides his time between Black Mountain, North Carolina, and Longboat Key, Florida, where he enjoys the cultural experiences offered in nearby Sarasota. He plays competitive tennis on three club teams for members aged 70+, 75+, and 80+. As its oldest resident combat zone WWII veteran, Dr. Kent was recently asked to raise the American flag for the dedication of a new flagpole in his compound. Dr. Kent conveys his best wishes to all of his classmates. DAVID MARSHALL, ORTHO 45, has appeared in Whos Who in the East, America and the World, the Dictionary of International Biography, and A Thousand Men of Achievement. He was honored by the International Biographical Center Institute and received the World Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Biological Institute. Dr. Marshall also received the Hefstoen Medical Award in Research at the 1973 American Medical Association Meeting. WILLIAM R. GOLTERMAN 55 retired last fall after 48 years of practicing in Great Kills, Staten Island. A crusader for his profession, Dr. Golterman fought successfully to gain fluoridation of the citys water supply in the 1950s. His efforts helped to initiate modern dental facilities at the Mission of Mount Loreto in Pleasant Plains, where he served more than 1200 children as director of dental services, and worked to make dentistry an integral part of Staten Island University Hos-
DEAR DEAN LAMSTER,
Recently, my dad, Joseph Markowitz 43 and I, class of 1979, received the book, 75 Years at the Medical Center.Thank you so much for getting that book out to Columbias alumni. My dad has been suffering from advanced Alzheimers disease. His short-term memory is gone; however, when we probe, his long-term memory can come alive.The time we spent going through that book together was a treasure. Life in a memory-loss lockdown unit of an assisted living home can be difficult at best.The pictures brought my dad back to his Columbia days. His visit with classmates and friends, including Bob Gottsegen, Jack Abelson, John Lucca, and Ed Zegarelli, made for the best day we have had in a very long time. Thank you so much for helping me to help him. Please keep up the great job you are doing. I look forward to seeing you and my classmates at my 25th year reunion this May.
SINCERELY, HOWARD S. MARKOWITZ 79
pital.With his wife, Dolores, he helped organize and establish a dental service in the Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center at Egbertville, where he was director of dental services and a member of its medical board. Dr. Golterman is a founder of the North Shore Dental Study Group and former president of the Richmond County Dental Society, which presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. He has seven children and one stepson. JAMES N. CLARK 64 has been a volunteer consultant and member of the Advisory Council at the New Jersey Department of Corrections since 1995. He has served on the Essex Vincinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns in the Judiciary since 1997, and been a member of the Board of Trustees of Ramapo College in New Jersey since 1981, where he was 1st vice president of the executive committee and chairman of the board. He is currently on the Board of Governors. HAROLD SUSSMAN 64 has received a patent for an implant guide device. His invention makes it possible for dentists to place fixtures accurately in the jawbone. Imtec, a dental implant company, has offered Dr. Sussman a licensing agreement to market the guidance system, which will be produced as the SIG Kit. Dr. Sussman, who is a clinical professor of periodontics at NYU College of Dentistry, has a home office in Scarsdale, where he has lived for the past 26 years. JOHN E. FEENEY 75 was honored in August 2003 at the Annual Meeting of the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped for his work in providing free dental care to patients with disabilities. Dr. Feeney accepted a Presidential Proclamation on behalf of the 775 New Jersey doctors who donate their time and expertise in this way. Dr. Feeney is president of the New Jersey Foundation of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, which leads the nation in the number of doctors and patients who are involved annually in such programs. CLAUDIA A. HOHN 79 has been devoting much of her time to breeding, raising and training Polish Arabian horses in Tampa, Florida. STEWART K. LAZOW 79 is currently professor, vice chairman, and Residency Program director in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Kings County Hospital, SUNY, Brooklyn.
above, left: A Young Alumni Reception was held at the Mica Bar on April 15. Pictured are: Ji Sir Park 01, Celestine Fernandez 04, Rinku Saini 05, and Jason Vives 03. left: Members of the Class of 2002 at the Young Alumni Reception: Gabriella Hricko, Michelle Kreiner, Stacey Tunney and Jonathan Mender. above, right: More than 30 alumni gathered at a reception held at the ADA Meeting in San Francisco in October. Pictured are: Ali Rezai 01, Vince Chiappone 03, and Dan Allen 04.
A Student & Alumni Mentor Reception was held at the West End Caf on April 29. Alumni mentors pictured: Al Thompson 60, Mayra Suero-Wade 88, and Charles Berman, Perio 57.
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Members of the Class of 1983 at the January Alumni Reception at the Boston Yankee Dental Congress. Pictured are Dan Zedeker, Ellen Karandisecky, Joe Williams and John Herzog
Also at the reception were Winston Kuo 93, Howard Markowitz 79 and Dean Ira Lamster.
FRANCIS E. NASSER, JR. 79 is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, having served over 23 years on active duty. A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Dr. Nasser was twice awarded the Legion of Merit, and received the Army Surgeon Generals A Designator for professional excellence. In 1996, he earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University. Dr. Nasser holds a Masters from the Academy of General Dentistry, he is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, and currently serves as chair of the Dental Education Council for the Academy of General Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Fall River, Massachusetts, and is a part-time clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Although married only recently, Dr. Nasser and his wife, Kathleen, first met at Columbia in 1976. Twenty-five years later, they met againand wedding bells rang! MARK S. OBERNESSER 84 practices periodontics and implantology in Akron, Ohio, where he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Carole, and their three children, who are nine, eleven and thirteen. GABRIELA LEE 87 was installed as secretary of the New York County Dental Society during January ceremonies at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Dr. Lee recently joined the School of Dental and Oral Surgery Deans Advisory Council. PENELOPE CHANG organized 96 the Third Annual Henry Chang, Jr. Memorial Golf Outing, held in May at the Golf Club at Mansion Ridge in Monroe, New York. Established in memory of her father, HENRY CHANG 74, a former faculty member at SDOS, the outing attracted more than 50 friends, colleagues and family members. Proceeds from the annual golf outing will support a scholarship fund at SDOS. JONATHAN SHENKIN 96 received the NIH Plain Language Award (Honorable Mention) for a paper on which he was the lead author, entitled Attitudes of pediatric dentists toward tobacco intervention for children and adolescents: a pilot survey, which appeared in the January-February 03 issue of Pediatric Dentistry.
Colleagues, friends, and family gathered at the Faculty Club in March to honor Steven Roser at his farewell reception: Louis Mandel, assistant dean for Extramural Hospital Programs; Steven Roser, former director, Division Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Hospital Dentistry; Dean Ira Lamster, and Sidney Eisig, director of the Division of Oral Surgery and chair, Section of Hospital Dentistry. Dean Lamster was the host for an alumni luncheon in February at Charleys Crab in Palm Beach.
Class of 1979: Francis Nassar, Lawrence Sullivan, Rhona Stanley 80, Emanuel Tennenbaum, Ann Lee, Robert Tracey, Natalie Amann, Stuart Lazow, Ronnie Myers (class representative).
CLASS REUNION DAY WAS HELD AT THE SCHOOL ON MAY 7.THE DAY INCLUDED FACULTY PRESENTATIONS, TOURS OF THE SCHOOL AND A RECEPTION HELD AT THE ARMORY TRACK & FIELD HALL OF FAME.
above: Class of 1989: Top: Mark Obernesser, Marshall Fleer (class representative), Greg Lituchy, Howard Bloom, David Lynn, Louis Menendez, Chaim Wexler, David Caponigro, James Murphy. Bottom: Denise Shapiro, Mali Hung, Zion Chen, Jacqueline Crane, Abbe Silverberg, Barry Viola, Robin Taubman, Clifford Hames, Daniel Klein, Stuart Kesner.
center: David Pitman, Perio 88, received a plaque of appreciation from Dean Lamster, honoring him for concluding his two-year term as president of the Alumni Association. right: Class of 1999: Sonia Kohli, David Wong, Maxine Vu.
Class of 1964: Allan Silverstein, Joseph Osipow, James Clark, Kenneth Siegel (class representative).
Class of 1939: Dean Ira Lamster made a special presentation to Harold Dattner who traveled from Florida with his wife for the reunion.
above: Class of 1954: Eugene Tedaldi (class representative), Anne-
Marie Tedaldi, James Parlapiano, Warren Nadel, Susie Nadel, Richard Messina, Evie Granger, Ronald Granger.
left: Class of 1974: Back row: Ira Spector, Jeffrey Altman, Orret Ogle,
Steven Haber, Bruce Kaplan, Allan Wasserman, Leonard Skope, Thomas DAgnes Middle: Al Kurpis, Nathan Shapiro, Stuart Epstein (class representative), Lucian Kahan, Martin Davis (class representative) Front: Samuel Cohen, Louiza Puskulian (class representative)
SDOS DENTAL CARE POLICY MAKERS GAIN ATTENTION IN HALLS OF CONGRESS In early June, DR. BURTON EDELSTEIN, chairman, Section of Social and Behavioral Sciences, SDOS, spent time in Washington working to improve federal policy for reducing disparities in dental care among underserved populations. Dr. Edelstein orchestrated a briefing for 65 bipartisan House Legislative Health Staff in Washington, an event covered in an ADA News front-page story. Columbia alumni, faculty and students in attendance included: LAWRENCE A.TABAK, 77, PHD, director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, MARCIA IRVING-RAY, assistant clinical professor in the Section of Social and Behavioral Sciences, board member, National Dental Association, and dental director, Harlem United Community AIDS Center, all of whom joined Dr. Edelstein as speakers. Columbia 2004 ADEA Fellow DENISE HOW 91, PERIO 93, associate professor of clinical dentistry in the Division of Periodontics, was in the audience. Six members of Congress acted as hosts for the briefing, which was attended by representatives of all the major national general dental groups. In the same period, the Childrens Dental Health Project (CDHP), an organization founded by Dr. Edelstein, arranged for National Basketball Association star Eric Williams of the Cleveland Cavaliers to visit the Department of Dentistry at Childrens Hospital National Medical Center. Williams has established the Boston-based Believe in Me Foundation to promote dental care for low-income kids, and is becoming a nationally recognized spokesperson for the importance of childrens dental care. Dr. Edelstein and his colleagues also worked with the ADA to ensure that the US Senate Bingaman/Cochran Childrens Dental Health Improvement Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Mike Simpson (RIdaho), who is a dentist, and John Dingell (D-Michigan). The Chicago Dental Society will present its Cushing Award for raising public awareness of oral health issues to Dr. Edelstein during the opening ceremonies of its 2005 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago in February. MACY FOUNDATION GRANT TO SDOS SUPPORTS DENTAL EDUCATION STUDY A three-year, $460,000 grant from The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to the Center for Community Health Partnerships at SDOS will provide resources for addressing potential changes in todays system of educating dental students. Because of declining public support and the need to incorporate new scientific and technical knowledge into the curriculum, dental education faces serious financial and educational challenges. Working with dental educators, practitioners, and the larger community, project participants will examine the viability of new models for dental education. DR. HOWARD BAILIT and DR. ALLAN FORMICOLA, former dean of the dental school, co-directors for the Center for Community Health Partnerships, will direct the study. SDOS STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL DENTAL HONORS MELODY AHDOOT 05 was selected to represent SDOS at the American Medical Student Association Foundations 2004 Primary Care Leadership Training
National Basketball Association star Eric Williams of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a young friend in the Department of Dentistry at Childrens Hospital National Medical Center.
Program in August in Seattle.The theme of this years program is Health Disparities and the Health Workforce. MARY BETH GIACONA 04, currently a resident in pediatric dentistry, was selected by the American Association of Women Dentists as the 2004 recipient of the Colgate-Palmolive Award.This award is presented to junior and senior dental students who have shown academic distinction and demonstrated excellence in research. MAGNON IVAN REYES 05 participated in an otolaryngology head and neck surgery clinical elective at the National Institutes of Health this past summer. Mr. Reyes is the first dental student ever accepted as a participant in this clinical elective. SDOS PEDIATRIC FACULTY HOLD NATIONAL POSTS Four faculty members from Columbia University Medical Centers School of Dental and Oral Surgery were named to top leadership positions at the Annual Session of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in San Francisco in May. STEVEN CHUSSID DDS, associate professor of clinical dentistry and division director of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, was appointed to represent District I for the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA) Oral Health Initiative.The Oral Health Initiative seeks to eliminate disparities in oral health status based on economics, and assure access to oral health services for low-income children. MARTIN DAVIS 74, associate dean for the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Pediatric Dental Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Formerly president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Dr. Davis has also been named the District I (Northeastern US) member of the AAPD Council on Predoctoral Affairs. JED M. BEST DDS was named a national adviser for Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Dr. Best is an associate clinical professor at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery. MARGOT H. JAFFE PEDS 80, ORTHO 85 was also appointed a national ABPD advisor. Dr. Jaffe, who is an assistant clinical professor at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, is serving on the ABPD Boards Growth and Development group. LOIS JACKSON 77, assistant clinical professor
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Letty Moss-Salentijn presented Professor David Zegarelli, director of oral pathology, with the Edward V. Zegarelli Teaching Award, which is named for his late father, who was Dean of the School.
Dr. Eugene Sekiguchi, ADA President, was guest speaker.
Pejmon Amini, 2004 class representative, presented remarks.
GRADUATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2004 WAS HELD ON MAY 20.
Professor Emeritus John Lucca 45 (seated second from right) watched his grandson, Justin Morris, graduate. He was joined by his daughter, grandson, and faculty members Lou Rubins and Mark Tenner (seated front left).
below: Sandra Burkett 97, assistant director of
primary care in the Division of Community Health at SDOS, appeared as a Young Lion in a photo of graduates of Columbias 15 schools from the Spring 2004 Columbia Magazine. The article highlighted prominent alumni living in New York.
The Student Council held a Spring Formal for all students and faculty at Tavern on the Green on April 17. Pictured are: Azadeh Mottekallem 07, Melody Ahdoot 05, Richard Fernandes 05, Cristina Georgescu 07 and Ali Sami 06.
of dentistry at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, has stepped down after completing three successful years as the District I Trustee for the HRSA. DR. MITCHELL APPOINTED DEAN TO HEAD MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS DENNIS A. MITCHELL, DDS, MPH, has been appointed assistant dean for diversity and multicultural affairs and director of community-based education within the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Dr. Mitchell will be responsible for identifying funding opportunities to support these programs, as well as for coordinating and managing the SDOS Underrepresented in Dentistry Program and the Minority Faculty Development Program. As director of the Harlem component of the Community DentCare Network at SDOS, he was instrumental in establishing a community-based dental service program that offers Harlem and Washington Heights residents increased access to quality dental services. He says, The disparity in levels of oral disease between people of color and the impoverished is severe. Ultimately, SDOS should be a part of the creation of dentistsof all raceswho can help to address the need for dental services in those communities. His new titles are effective July 1. BIRNBERG STUDENT RESEARCH DAY MARKS 50 YEARS OF PRESENTATIONS The dental school celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Birnberg Student Research Days on April 21st and 22nd.Twenty predoctoral and ten postdoctoral students presented their research to fellow students and faculty. The first-place award for predoctoral research was given to ELENI MICHAILIDIS 06, who presented her work on Fine Mapping of the Locus for Autosomal Recessive Hypodontia with Associated Dental Anomalies Maps to Chromosome 16q12.1. Eleni will represent the school at the 2004 ADA-Dentsply Student Research Competition. Second place went to JEFFERY LIN 06, for TGFbeta Regulates Mucosal CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T cells by Enhancing Migration, and DAVID WEBB 06 took third place for Understanding the Molecular Interactions of NaV1.8 Involved in Neuropathic Pain. DOROS PICOLOS, PERIO 04, won the postdoctoral research award for Infection Patterns in Chronic and Aggressive Periodontitis.
Assemblyman Herman D. Farrell (third from left, standing) and SDOS Dean Dr. Ira B. Lamster (sixth from left, standing) are shown with faculty, staff, dental students and children, participating in Give Kids a Smile Day at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Assemblyman Farrell presented Dr. Lamster with a proclamation noting SDOSs commitment to providing dental care for underserved families in northern Manhattan.
Angela Lee 06 on violin.
Theresa Fan 04 sings with a medical center A Capella group.
STUDENT PERFORMANCES WERE FEATURED AT THE PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY RECEPTION HELD IN FEBRUARY.
Sherrie Lai 05 and faculty member Mark Tenner 62 lead a piano sing-along.
The Birnberg Research Award was presented to Dr. Paul Robertson, dean emeritus and Washington Dental Service Distinguished Professor at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. Dr. Robertson is also the current President of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). He spoke on the Future of Clinical Dental Practice. CENTER FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH ENTERS HERBAL GUM CARE TRIAL The Center for Clinical Research has been awarded a contract by Herbal Synthesis Corporation to conduct a clinical trial on a novel herbal product that inhibits gingival inflammation. WILLIAM LEVINE 83, PERIO 85, a graduate of the dental school and its periodontics program, is the Chief Executive Officer of Herbal Synthesis Corporation, which is based in Israel. DR. RONNIE MYERS JOINS NY STATE BOARD SDOS Associate Dean RONNIE MYERS DDS has been appointed to the New York State Board of Dentistry, which advises the Board of Regents and the Education Department on all aspects of professional education, licensing, practice and discipline. Board members, who serve for five years, make a major contribution to professional regulation in the state.The appointment is made by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.
On May 4, 2004, Dean Ira Lamster was host for a reception at which he announced a new initiative in Geriatric Oral Health at SDOS. The occasion marked the leadership role of SDOS in meeting the oral health needs of the elderly, beginning with the publication of articles by five School faculty on topics covering education, research, clinical care and policy concerning these needs, in the May issue of The American Journal of Public Health. Seen here are Dean Lamster with Dr. Saul Kamen, age 88, now deceased, associate clinical professor of dentistry (see p. 28), Mary Northridge, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Public Health, and Kavita P. Ahluwalia, assistant professor of clinical dentistry.
The predoctoral clinical programs and the predoctoral preclinical laboratory programs are always in need of experienced general practitioners or specialists to teach, mentor, and supervise our DDS candidates. We have only a few requirements: 1. A regular commitment of one day per week; 2. Review and utilization of SDOS technique;
There is no experience for a predoctoral student that is better than a one3. Positive reinforcement; on-one discussion with a qualified practitioner. Indeed, these experiences 4. Active New York State License. can often change a students life. Moreover, there is no experience that is more satisfying for a practitioner than to be a mentor to a student. Help to give our students something that they cannot get from a book or CD. Call or e-mail Dr. Richard Lichtenthal at: 212-305-9898 email@example.com
Chair of the Section of Growth and Development and Director of the Division of Orthodontics Dr. Thomas J. Cangialosi has just completed a term as president of the American Board of Orthodontics. He was presented with a crystal globe on the occasion of the ABOs 75th anniversary by Dr. James Caveney, president of the American Association of Orthodontists, at the AAOs annual meeting in May 2004.
Muriel C. Harris Watt, Hyg 32 Harold Leegant 32 Herman Reich 35 Milton R. Ellis 37 Irving Reiser 38 Robert Mason 39. Dr. Masons daughter, Merilyn Mason Burr wrote the following: My father was proud to be a Columbia graduate. He was an active participant in alumni activities and maintained contact with several classmates. Not long ago he successfully located all but one of the surviving members of his class. He was very much interested in the growth and development of the dental school even though he could no longer travel to events in Manhattan. Raymond OConnell 40 Robert Reiss 40 Louis Drucker 42 Sol Hopengarten 43. Dr. Hopengartens son Fred, wrote the following: Sol was known as Hoppy to his friends and family. He established a solo practice in Bostonno receptionist, no hygienist, no secretary, no billing person- a true solo practice. He remained there for fifty-six years, until the age of 82, well after many would have retired. He said it got him out of the house and allowed him to continue the manual work of dentistry, which he truly enjoyed all of his life. My father truly enjoyed dentistry, and the ability to make people smile again. He left his practice only when his lymphoma made it impossible to continue. I know he would want me to thank the School of Dental and Oral Surgery for making a wonderful life possible. Boaz Shattan 43. Dr. Shattan joined the faculty at SDOS in 1954. In 1993 he was appointed Special Lecturer. William Lavori 44 Jean Lewis, Hyg 54, The D. Jean Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut, in honor of Jean Lewis who was a professor of dental hygiene there.The fund was set up to commemorate Jeans life and her many achievements at the College and in the community. Jean served as past president and past legislative chair of the Connecticut Dental Hygiene Association and was a delegate to the National Dental Hygiene Convention. She received the Mable C. McCarthy Award for her outstanding contribution to the profession of dental hygiene. Harold E. Marshon 56 Morton J. Stern, Oral Surgery 58. Dr. Stern was an associate clinical professor of dentistry at SDOS in the Division of Oral Surgery. He served on the faculty for over 40 years. Robert Sacks 62 Robert I. Kaplan, Perio 64 Jack H. Goetz 69, Perio 71
Farhad Naji 02 We are sad to report the unexpected death of SDOS graduate, Dr. Farhad Naji, who died in his sleep on August 5, 2004. Dr. Naji was a member of the joint oral and maxillofacial surgery and MD program at UC San Francisco.
Dr. Saul Kamen, associate clinical professor of dentistry and a member of the Section of Social and Behavioral Sciences at SDOS, passed away on August 23, 2004. Dr. Kamen was Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at the Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center for 30 years. Widely recognized for his contributions to pediatric and geriatric dentistry, Dr. Kamen was a special guest at the Schools May reception announcing its new mission to improve oral health care for the elderly (see p. 27). He is survived by his sons, Dr. Paul Kamen 75, a member of the SDOS periodontics faculty, Dr. Leonard Kamen, Jonathan Kamen, his daughter, Rebecca Jarmon, and seven grandchildren. Dr. Kamen lost his wife, Helen, recently, as well as a fourth son, Michael Kamen, the well-known composer.
Events Calendar & CE Courses
Tuesday, November 30 Wednesday, December 15 Friday, January 14 Friday, January 23 Friday, January 28 Wednesday, February 2 Friday, February 11 Saturday, March 5 Wednesday, March 16 Friday, April 1 Wednesday, April 13 Wednesday, April 13 Thursday, April 14 Thursday, May 5 Friday, May 6 Friday, May 13 Wednesday, May 18 Thursday, May 19 Friday, June 17 Alumni Reception at Greater New York Dental Meeting
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.The Marriott Marquis.
Effects Caused by Tobacco Products/Tobacco Cessation [3 Credits] CEREC in 3D
Practical Infection Control/ CPR Re-certification [3 Credits per session] Alumni Reception at Boston Yankee Dental Congress Incorporation of Implant Dentistry into the Established Dental Practice [3 Credits] Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry [3 Credits] Patricia McLean Symposium in Dental Hygiene [5 Credits] Orofacial Pain and TMD Disorders: Diagnostic & Treatment Considerations [4 Credits] Precision and Semi Precision Attachments: When? Where? Why? [3 Credits] The Root Surface: Diagnostic and Treatment Problems [6 Credits] Birnberg Research Program Poster Presentations Birnberg Research Program Lecture and Awards Presentation Benjamin Tenenbaum Lecture in Periodontics
SAVE THE DATE!
SDOS Class Reunion Day, for classes ending in 0 and 5, from 1935 to 2000. Application of Lasers in Dentistry
Columbia University Commencement SDOS Graduation Ceremony Gerontology and Geriatrics: Dentistry for an Aging Population
The Office of Continuing Education is pleased to offer four convenient and low-cost on-line courses, developed in association with Arc Mesa Educators.They are available on CD-ROM and at www.arcmesa.com\columbia. Infection Control in the Dental Office Tobacco Cessation for the Practitioner HIPAA Privacy Standard: Implications for Health Care Delivery Risk Management
[3 CE Credits] $60 [3 CE Credits] $60 [2 CE Credits] $45 [4 CE Credits] $75
For further information contact ArcMesa customer service at 1-800-597-6372. SDOS also offers self-study courses through a program with Dentistry Today magazine. 2 CE Credits can be earned each month at $20 per credit. For information, contact Dentistry Today at 973-882-4700.
For further information regarding these events and courses, please contact Melissa Welsh at 212-305-6881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDOS Development Report
p. 32 Henry Nahoum 43 p. 33 Richard Feinstein 56 p. 34 Donor Lists
Henry Nahoum 43
ACKNOWLEDGED AND HONORED
DR. HENRY NAHOUM 43 was born in New York Citys Spanish Harlem neighborhood, where his parents had settled after emigrating from the ancient city of Salonica in Greece. When he was eleven, the family moved to Brooklyn where he went to high school and then graduated from Brooklyn College in 1940. As a student at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Dr. Nahoum was not subject to the military draft of World War II, but he enlisted in the army as soon as he received his dental degree in 1943. He earned a commission as a 1st Lieutenant and served as a Dental Officer in a Combat Engineer Group, and with the 28th Infantry Division in Europe, where he earned two Battle Stars. Following his wartime service, Dr. Nahoum Although his extensive teaching and administrative responsibilities might have excused him from doing any writing, Dr. Nahoum published on a variety of subjects including: dental caries, periodontal disease, dental malformations and appliances. His research on pressure forming of thermal plastics to make appliances had a significant impact on the practice of dentistry.The result of his work simplified many existing procedures, such as making night guards or retainers. With it, he also initiated new methods for treating orthodontic patients. In 1959, Dr. Nahoum received a patent pending for his concept, which he then offered to Columbia University.The technology was later placed in the public domain. In April of this year, the School recognized Dr.
Amir Abolfathi, vice president, research & development, Align Technology; Dr. Thomas J. Cangialosi; and Dean Ira Lamster (right), with Dr. Henry Nahoum at the reception given in his honor in April.
Dr. Nahoum was recognized for his research, which led to developing pressure-formed oral appliances.
practiced general dentistry in the Bronx for 10 years and then trained in orthodontics at Columbia. During that period, he was invited to join the SDOS faculty, where he supervised the Postgraduate Orthodontic Clinic for 20 years and was acting chair of the orthodontic division for three years. He served on the Committee of Admissions for the School for 20 years and was chair of Admissions and Financial Aid for 10 years. Dr. Nahoum was also an Attending Dental Surgeon at the Presbyterian Hospital, where he helped to train residents in orthodontics and plastic and reconstructive surgery, and was a member of the cleft lip/cleft palate team. Dr. Nahoum is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Dentists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists. Nahoums contributions to teaching and research in Orthodontics at a lecture and dinner, where the establishment of the Henry I. Nahoum Invisalign Fund in Orthodontics at Columbia University, was announced.The Fund, which will be used for scholarship support for students and fellows in Orthodontics and for a prize for outstanding postdoctoral research, was initiated with a lead gift of $25,000 from Align Technology, Inc.The company wished to honor Dr. Nahoum for his pioneering work in the area of removable appliances, which laid the groundwork for Align Technologys products. After being appointed professor emeritus at Columbia in 1987, Dr. Nahoum moved to California where he became professor of orthodontics at Loma Linda University.
Richard Feinstein 56
REMEMBERING THE PAST: GIVING TO THE FUTURE
It was like starting all over again, says RICHARD FEINSTEIN 56 when he describes how he put his life together again after his home burned to the ground in the Malibu fires of 1996. And, start all over again he did, after taking a little time off to recover from the devastating loss. The result is magnificent, an exciting architectural dream of steel and glass and magnificent views, built on the same site as the house he lost.The new house is such a stunning success that it is featured this summer in the magazine of architectural design, TREND. Dr. Feinstein has built a career that is as well constructed and successful as his new home. He was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn College before earning his dental degree at Columbia. Shortly after receiving his DDS, Dr. Feinstein left for the West Coast to serve in the US Navy near San Francisco. In spite of his love for New York, to which he returns often, especially to visit with old SDOS classmates, Dr. Feinstein decided to stay on in California. After leaving the Navy, he completed a course in endodontics training at the UCSF. His next move was to Los Angeles to open a practice and join the dental faculty at UCLA, where he taught both radiology and endodontics for many years. Today, in addition to practicing endodontics in an office overlooking a panorama of planes in flight at the Los Angeles airport, Dr Feinstein likes, as he says, to do cutting edge research. He has invented a periodontal technique to promote growth in injured teeth by bonding a vertical fracture and then covering it with a teflon membrane for a year, during which the bone regenerates. It could be used for the sort of injury that might occur during a root canal procedure, or the insertion of a post in the jaw. He speaks fondly of his days at Columbia, emphasizing a deep appreciation for the quality of education I received there. He remembers especially the fine teaching provided by faculty members like Drs. John Lucca and Robert Herlands, who, he says, were among the most respected for their love of dentistry. The desire of his professors to achieve perfection has been a strong influence on Dr. Feinsteins work ever since. Gratitude for his experiences at Columbia has led Dr. Feinstein to include Columbia in his estate with a scholarship trust fund below, left: Dr. Feinsteins of $400 thousand. The initial award will be made to recently rebuilt home in Malibu. the most needy senior student among the top five in his or her class. As the fund accumulates value, below: Dr. Richard Feinstein in the number of scholarships will be increased. his California office, which overlooks the Los Angeles airport.
Columbia Universitys School of Dental and Oral Surgery (SDOS) traces its origins to 1852, the year in which the New York State legislature chartered the New York College of Dentistry, subsequently renamed the New York College of Dental and Oral Surgery. When the University accepted dentistry as an integral and important part of the health sciences and a true university discipline, Columbia created SDOS by absorbing the College and, later, creating mergers with other dental institutions from the area. The 1852 Societys name commemorates the earliest date connected with the history of the School and recognizes the Schools most honored benefactors. It is composed of SDOS alumni and friends who make gifts of $1,000 and more to SDOS during the fiscal year, of the Schools newest alumni, whose contributions for the year are from $250 to $499, and of those who have been graduates for between six and ten years, whose annual gifts are between $500 to $999. FOUNDERS COUNCIL ($10,000 AND ABOVE)
3i Implant Innovations, Inc. American Association of Orthodontists Foundation American Heart Association Align Technology, Incorporated American Legacy Foundation Alexander Dell, DDS 59 Dolphin Imaging Estate of Samuel Gruskin, DDS 34 Henry Schein, Inc. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation Robert Klatell Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc. Nobel Biocare USA, Inc. Procter & Gamble Company The Procter & Gamble Distributing Company Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc. Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Berdj Feredjian, DDS 79 David A. Klatell New York State Dental Foundation Lawrence Saper
AMBASSADORS ($2,500 - $4,999)
Anonymous Thomas J. Connolly, DDS 77, Perio 80 Denx America, Inc. Endodontics & Periodontics Assoc. P A Allan J. Formicola, DDS Robert A. Jaffin, DDS, Perio 76 Albert J. Kurpis, DDS 74 Michael Lynch & Susan Baker Foundation Henry I. Nahoum, DDS 43, Ortho 52 Orthodontic Alumni Society Alberto A. Ruiz, DMD, Endo 95 Maria C.Torres, DMD, Perio 95 Ennio L. Uccellani, DDS 48
BENEFACTORS ($1,000 - $2,499)
Robert H. Alexander, DDS 33, Ortho 41 Howell O. Archard Jr., DDS 55 Paul N. Baer, DDS 45, Ortho 55 Michael L. Barnett, DDS 67 Charles L. Berman, DDS, Perio 57 Paul S. Bilgore, Esq. Norman Wingate Boyd Jr., DDS 68 Daniel S. Budasoff, DDS 78 Peter H. Cain, DDS 73, Ortho 74 Vincent P. Capasso, DDS 79 Won Chaekal, DDS 92, Ortho 94 Amos C. Chang, DDS 86 Francis Hyunjin Chung, DDS 95 Jessica M. Chung, DDS 90, Ortho 93 Samuel D. Cohen, DDS 74 Colgate-Palmolive Company George M. Coulter, DDS 54 Anthony J. Curinga, DDS 66 Andrew S. Davis, DMD, Ortho 76 Martin J. Davis, DDS 74, Ped 75 Dr. Ralph C. Del Priore, Ortho 63 Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, Endo 76 Nicholas A. Di Salvo, DDS 45, Ortho 57 Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellso, DDS, MPH 87 Dr. David L. Forrest, Ortho 84 Beatrice Fuchs Nancy E. Fuchs Richard Fuchs, MD Robert B. Goldman, DDS 74, Ortho 75 Eugene L. Gottlieb, DDS 43 Robert Gottsegen, DDS 43, Perio 48
DEANS CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)
Anonymous ADA Foundation Arrow Electronics, Inc. Caesy Education Systems Louise B. & Edgar M. Cullman Foundation Edgar M. Cullman Datascope Corp. Dentistry Today, Incorporated
Albert Lester Granger, DDS, Endo 93 Carolyn F. Gray, Hygiene 73, 75 Dr. John T. Grbic Keith Hunter Hasday, DDS 85 Claudia A. Hohn, DDS 79, Hygiene 71 Alphonze J. Homicz, DDS 71 G-Hong Robert Hsu, DDS 97 Robert J. Isaacson, DDS 58, Ortho 62 Luis B. Izower, DDS 82 Lois A. Jackson, DDS 77, Ped 80 Dr.Viktoria I. K. Johnson, Ortho 73 Norman Kahn, DDS, PhD 58 Ralph S. Kaslick, DDS 59, Perio 62 Dr. Mitchell Kellert, Endo 79 Garrett Kirk Jr. The Jacques & Margot W. Kohn Foundation Ira B. Lamster, DDS, MMSc Tampa-Orlando-Pinellas Jewish Foundation, Inc. Lila Lawrence Susan Carmel Lehrman Dr. Marc S. Lemchen, Ortho 74 Ervin L. Levin, DDS 73 Harry M. Levine, DDS 36 Leah W. Linn Lawrence C. Littman, DDS, Ortho 72 C. Anthony Lopresti, DDS 80 John J. Lucca, DDS 47 Thomas J. Magnani, DDS 80 Ronald E. March Howard S. Markowitz, DDS 79 Medical Nutrition Inc. Malcolm E. Meistrell Jr., DDS, Ortho 67 Guy Metcalf Jr., DDS 75, Ped 76 Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
Grace Louise Miller Robert D. Miner, DDS 67 Virginia M. Mitchell, DDS 87 Dennis N. Morea, DDS 70 Francis E. Nasser Jr., DDS 79 New-Conn Orthodontic Study Group, Inc. New York Mets Peter J. Notaro, DDS 55, Endo 57 Stanley I. Okun, DDS, Ortho 59 Dr. Chester J. Palmieri, Ortho 87 Pfizer Foundation Joseph A. Pianpiano Jr., DDS 62 Dr. David P. Pitman, Perio 88 Ivin B. Prince, DDS 48 Anthony P. Randi, DDS 82, Prosth 87 Henry J. Rankow, DDS 72, Endo 75 Sarina Anita Reddy, DDS 93 Robert P. Renner, DDS 68, Prosth 71 David Rinkes Victor M. Rivera, DDS 51 Jack S. Roth, DDS 81 Louis I. Rubins, DDS 60 George Rudensky, DDS 58 Lisa Sabin John M. Scarola, DDS 60 Arthur Schrager, DDS 41 Steven S. Scrivani, DDS 48 Leslie W. Seldin, DDS 66 Jeffrey S. Senzer, DDS 73, Endo 75 Nathan Shapiro, DDS 74 Boaz M. Shattan, DDS 43 Joseph Shyong, DDS 78 Kenneth L. Siegel, DDS 64, Perio 66 Cleber Pinheiro Silva, DDS 98
Allan C. Silverstein, DDS 64 Sky Financial Solutions Terry W. Slaughter, DDS 61 Gilbert S. Small, DDS 54 Paul V. Snisky, DDS 93, Perio 95 Gilbert H. Sokal, DDS 70 Charles S. Solomon, DDS 58 Jeffrey Hall Stein, DDS, Endo 90 Mayra Suero-Wade, DDS, MPH 88 Paul J.Tannenbaum, DDS 61, Perio 67 Stephen Patrick Tigani, DDS, Ortho 95 Susumu Uehara, DDS, Ped 63 Dr.William Wallert, Ortho 62 Daniel Lee Zedeker, DDS 83
YOUNG 1852 (RECENT GRADUATES)
Michael E. Ayoub, DDS 97, Ortho 99 Ti-Lun Josephine Chan, DDS 00 Sandra Sung Yoon Choo-Stevo, DDS, MPH 99 Gwen Stacey Cohen, DDS 96 Wisanu Charoenkul, DDS 00 Dr. Robert James Gallois, Ortho 01 Gordon Steven Groisser, DDS 00 Kyung Kyle Y. Jeon, DDS 00 Hyung-beom Kim, DDS 00 Catherine Lei Kuo, DDS 00 Evanthia G. Lalla, DDS, MS, Perio 97 Roy Lee, DDS 00 Jesus Martinez, DMD, Ortho 99 John Liangzhang Shi, DDS 99 Foroud Tale-Yazdi, DDS 00 Arthur Volker, DDS 03 Michael Shan Young, DDS 96, Perio 99
Daniel L. Zedeker 83, the new chairman of the schools most honored group of donors, the 1852 Society, was awarded the Alumni Medal for distinguished service by President Lee Bollinger at the 106th Commencement Day Luncheon on May 19 in Low Library. Dr. Zedeker serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Dental Alumni, the Admissions Committee, and is a volunteer faculty member.
Patrons, Fellows, Associates
PATRONS ($500 - $999)
Martin Asness, DDS 59 Joseph M. Behrman, DDS 83 David C. Christian, DDS 71 Dr. Steven Chussid Joseph Anthony Ciccio Jr., DDS 83, Ortho 84 Nancy Elizabeth Cosenza, DDS 90 Paul D. Cronin, DDS 81 Joseph C. De Lisi Jr., DDS 81 Frank T. DePinho, DDS 89 Camille P. DiPaola, DDS 77 Joseph J. DOnofrio, DDS 67 Sidney B. Eisig, DDS Stuart R. Epstein, DDS 74 Marshall B. Fleer, DDS 84, Ortho 88 John M. Fox, DDS 76 Rekha Chandurpal Gehani, DDS, Ortho 80 Frederick J. Giarrusso, DDS, Ortho 66 Carlo Giersch Joseph G. Giuliano, DDS 79, Ped 80 Robert E. Griffin, DDS, Ortho 68 Lewis H. Gross, DDS 79 Clifford Hames, DDS 84 Timothy J. Hobbs, DDS 74 Christopher J. Klatell Priscilla A. Konecky, DDS, Endo 81 Dr. Janet Stoupel Lerman, Perio 91 Laurence J. Levine, DDS 68, Perio 70 Magna Carta Foundation Marubun U.S.A. Corp. Marubun/Arrow USA, LLC Mediagrif James P. Murphy, DDS 84 Bradley David Nirenblatt, DDS, Ortho 91 Harvey S. Nisselson, DDS 72 Panos N. Papapanou, DDS Ellen K. Perless Michael A. Perrino, DDS 76 Norman Pokley, DDS, Ortho 73 Dominic A. Polimeni Roberta Ann Schaber-Zedeker, Hygiene 84 Murray Schwartz, DDS 53 Richard Shih, DDS 00 Eugene M.Tedaldi, DDS 54 Dante M.Torrese, DDS 75 Joseph H.Tychostup, DDS 76 John C.Waddell Alan J.Wasserman, DDS 73 Robert M.Wein, DDS 61 Joseph D.Wirtenberg, DDS 56
FELLOWS ($250 - $499)
Anonymous Natalie A. Amann, DDS 79 Robert M. Averne, DDS, Ped 71 Richard M. Bach, DDS 73, Ortho 74 Bert Ballin, DDS 46, Ortho 48 Angie Papandrikos Bayiokos, DDS 98 Ralph L. Berk, DDS 76, Ped 77 Jean Binda-Martino, DDS 97 Paul R. Bjorklund, DDS 61 William C. Bobolia, DDS 55 Roy Boelstler, DDS 59 Michael L. Bolden, DDS, Perio 90 Joseph J. Boscarino, DDS 71 Paul J. Cain, DDS, Ortho 79 David J. Caponigro, DDS 84 Alfred Carin, DDS 55 Vincent Carrao, DDS, MD 93 Steven J. Cennamo, DDS 80 Charles M. Chayes, DDS 41 Roger L. Cho, DDS 77 Morton Cohen, DDS, Ortho 53 Richard S. Corbin, DDS 89 David Sanford Dane, DDS 87 John E. Dulski, DDS 78 David F. Elliott, DMD, Ortho 92 Walter F. Engel Jr., DDS 48 Caswell A. Evans Jr., DDS 70 Ramin Farzam, DDS 98 Toby Jeanne Feldman, DDS 97 Gregory J. Fisher, DDS 82 Stanley P. Freeman, DDS Eugene W. Friedman, MD & Geraldine Friedman Joel M. Friedman, DDS 68 Herbert H. Frommer, DDS 57 Sholom ben Menqshe Fuzailov, DDS 97 Kathleen A. Gallimore, DDS, Ped 76 Paul J. Ganjian, DDS 97 Dr. Kathy Garcia-Najarian, Ped 96 Paul J. Getreu, DDS 82 Eric Paul Gibbs, DDS 83, Ortho 85 Steven Scott Glassman, DDS 84 Myron S. Graff, DMD, Ortho 76 Charles Frederick Grannum, DMD, Prosth 91 Alvin J. Grayson, DDS Ann Marie Guerra, DDS, Ortho 91 Karen S. Hammer, DDS 77 Neal Hammer, DDS 76, Ped 77 Stanford Harris, DDS 50 John Andrew Herzog, DDS 83 Dr. Richard L. Hoodenpyle, Perio 75 Dr. Sidney L. Horowitz, Ortho 49
William W. Houser, DDS 51 Robert I. Howes Jr., DDS 67 James G. Hunt, DDS 81 Biagio Anthony Iannace, DDS 93, Perio 97 Alfred Jaffe, DDS 43, Ortho 48 Margot H. Jaffe, DDS 80, Ortho 85, Ped 85 Jae Hyuk Jahng, DDS 98 Joyce Marie Johnson, DDS 87 Kristin C. Kalwara, DDS 80 Paul Raphael Kamen, DDS 75 Irving A. Karel, DDS, Perio 60 Fraya I. Karsh, DDS, Hygiene 72, Perio 78 Charlotte G. Kirschner Justin R. Kolnick, DDS, Endo 82 Mary Lee Kordes, DDS 86 Steven F. Kornhaber, DDS 82 Allen Kozin, DDS 75 Robert Joseph Martino, DDS 96 Samuel Masyr, DDS 72 Dr. Christopher McCulloch, Perio 78 John J. McLean Jr., DDS 65, Ortho 72 Dr. Joseph M. McManus Kenneth H. Meierdierks, DDS 55 Frank L. Mellana, DDS 62 Arthur M. Mettelman, DDS 54 Marc W. Michalowicz, DDS, MSc Alice C. Mitchell Dennis Anthony Mitchell-Lewis, DDS, MPH 97 Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Thomas D. Mondello, DDS 86 Stanley Mondshine, DDS 43 Ronald A. Montana, DDS 64, Perio 67 Harvey Moskowitz, DDS 78 Letty Moss-Salentijn, PhD Ronnie Myers, DDS 79, Ped 80 George H. Nahas, DDS 74 Scott Gerald Nawy, DDS 94, Ortho 97 Reinaldo J. Negron, DDS 97 Peter B. Nelson, DDS 73 Mark Obernesser, DDS 84 Eleanor Joan Olsen, DDS 84 Dr. Meredith H. Packard, Ortho 96 James R. Parlapiano, DDS 54 Richard Pasternak, DDS 42, Ortho 48 Barrie Langer Peyser, DDS 86 Dr. Aaron W. Prestup, Perio 79 Samuel P. Pritz, DDS 33 Monroe H. Rackow, DMD, Endo 73 Judith Ann Rapiejko, DDS 88 Edward M. Ras, DDS 62 Paul T. Rasmussen, DDS 66, Ortho 70 James Julius Ratliff Jr., DDS, Ortho 66 Edward J. Reynolds, DDS 59 William C. Riecker, DDS 76
and Friends of SDOS
Paul N. Rogow, DDS, MPH 71 Michael P. Romain, DDS 66 Beverly B. Rosenstein Murray S. Rosenthal, DDS, Perio 71 Michael A. Rubin, DDS 69 Rochelle Rubin Barbara Cain Rucci Joseph P. Ruisi Jr., DDS 76, Ortho 77 Richard A. Rumsey Stephen A. Sachs, DDS 70 Frank P. Scartozzi, DDS 88 Andrew B. Schenkel, DMD Morris Scherr, DDS 60, Ortho 65 Eric P. Schoenlein, DDS 85 Dr. Gail Ellen Schupak, Ortho 85 Mr. Julius Schwartz Leonard Seidenberg, DDS 51 Sidney Shapiro, DDS 48 Jay Sher, DDS 76 Linda Singgih Anita B. Skolnick, DDS 79 Leo I. Slawin, DDS 58 Marvin Solomon, DDS, Perio 69 C. Ronald Spaulding, DDS 72 Francis Stapleton, DDS 78 Jeffrey I. Stein, DDS 81 Michael G. Steinberg, DDS, Ortho 71 John A. Storella, DDS 51 Laurence D. Sussman, DDS 79 Dr. Frank J.Tabacchini, Ortho 85 Shahrzad Tajtaraghi, DDS 89 Robert M.Tublin, DDS 58 Robert A.Turano, DDS 68 Dr. Lyndon M.Virkler, Ortho 48 Ronald Weiner, DDS, Ped 72, Ortho 74 Dr. Herbert Weiss, Ortho 58 Noel J.Wiener, DDS, Ortho 50 Nelson A.Wollek, DDS 85 Marilyn Yablon Susan H.Yang, DDS 92 Steven Yee, DDS 89 Richard K.Yoon, DDS 98 Yuying Zhu, DDS 96 Victor C. Auth, DDS 60 Philip J. Bauer, DMD, Endo 72 Howard Benatovich, DDS, Perio 70 Dr. Socorro A. Benedicto, Ped 76 Mr. Henry W. Berg Barry A. Bienstock, DDS 70 Dr. Elena Bilik, Ped 79, Ortho 82 Dr. Richard T. Blank, Perio 80 Terry Blank, DDS 77, Perio 80 Andre F. Block Willard Block Robert Bobic, DDS, Ortho 76 Martin Bockler, DMD Harry V. Borg, DDS, Ortho 51 Gunda M. Brakas, Hygiene 58, 71 Mitchell Bronson, DDS, Endo 79 Bradley Page Brown, DDS, Endo 83 Michael Brian Bruno, DMD, Prosth 91 Stanislaw H. Brzustowicz, DDS 43 Howard Buckwald, DMD, Perio 68 Arthur Bushel, DDS, MPH 43 Col. Robert D. Calabria, DDS, Ortho 77 Carol R. Carro Mark Anthony Castagna, DDS 87 Stuart Edwin Chassen, DMD, Endo 80 Dr. Ian Cheng, AEGD 00 Stewart M. Chodosch, DDS 61 Richard Chong, DDS, Endo 75 Yeou-Lin Chuang, DDS 93 Richard M. Chupkowski, DDS 73 Arnold M. Cochin, DDS 77 Harold R. Connelly Jr., DDS, Ortho 67 Joseph R. Cortese, DDS, Ortho 71 Dr. Peter Anastasios Costalos, Ortho 03 Michael R. Costanzo, DDS 60, Ortho 65 Coleen Cournot, DDS 78 Charles Curiano, DDS 81 Lawrence Daum, DDS 53 Dr. Jose M. Delgado, Ortho 76 Walter S. Deutsch, DDS 55 Adolph G. Dittmar, DDS 43 Marie Doulaverakis, DDS 97, Ortho 01 Lester L. Eisner, DDS 35 Philip Laurence Epstein, DDS 90 Mark S. Ericson, DDS 03 Dr. Annelisse Figueroa, Ortho 88 Saul Finer, DDS 56 Tobin A. Finizio, DDS 62 Selig Finkelstein, DDS 41 Thomas H. Finken, DDS 71 Allen R. Firestone, DDS 75, Ortho 76 Joel Fischer, DDS 75 Fabius N. Fox, MD Morris Freeman, MD, DDS 46 J. Lester Gabrilove, MD Dr. Dennis R. Galanter, Perio 62 Deborah Galdames Paul W. Galitsis, DDS, Prosth 94 Joseph John Gaudio, DDS, 84 Arnold M. Geiger, DDS Lawrence B. Gelb, DDS 74 Elaine C. Gilbert Brian A. Gilman, DDS 82, Ortho 83 Sigvard G. Gissler Ronald M. Gittess, DDS 63 Dr. Joan I. Gluch, Hygiene 74 Robert S. Goldman, DDS, Perio 70 Ida M. Golomb, DDS, Perio 48 William R. Golterman, DDS 55 Stephen F. Goodman, DDS, Perio 64 83rd Street Tenants Inc. Sidney L. Gordon, DDS 55 Malcolm S. Graham, DDS 65 Harvey F. Gralnick, DDS 71 Ronald G. Granger, DDS 54 Margaret Lappan Green, Hygiene 71 Martin M. Greenberg, MD Neil Greenberg, DDS, Ortho 66 Albert B. Gruner, DDS 55 Alyssa Ann Gursky, DDS 91, Perio 93 Gregory Adrian Hack, DDS 88 Farhad Hadavi, DMD, MS David Sungkun Hahn, DDS 98, 01 Frederick J. Halik, DDS, Perio 49 Christine Louise Hamilton-Hall, DMD, MD Albin Byron Hammond III, DDS 88, Ortho 90 Denise Ann Harburg-Johnson, DDS 85 Lloyd S. Harris, DDS 69, Endo 73 Suzy Beth Harrison, DDS 87 D. Michael Hart, DDS 80 Lee Hartzmark Maryam Hashemi, DDS 85, Ortho 82 Kevin Heaney, DDS 75 Aloys D. Heyen, DDS 47 Kenneth H. Hirsch, DDS 73 Ellen G. Holliday, DDS 81 Young-Hui Michael Hong, DDS 83, Ortho 85 Dr. James A. Isaacson, Ortho 88 Harold H. Itokazu, DDS 54 William R. Jacobs, DDS 45 Richard F. Jarmain, DDS 66 Charles E. Jurka, DDS 48 Lucian L. Kahan, DDS 74 John T. Kahler Jr., DDS, Ortho 67 M. Nuntiya Kakanantadilok Jenny A. Kanganis, DDS 92
ASSOCIATES ($100 - 249)
Sun-Young Sarah Ahn 00 David A. Albert, DDS Dr.Thomas B. Allen, Endo 76 Brian Alpert, DDS 67, OMFS 70 James Amphlett, DDS 58 Paul L. Anderson Jr., DDS 88 Arthur S. Ash, DDS, Ortho 48 John C. Ashe
Bruce J. Kaplan, DDS 74 Olga Karasik Harold R. Karlin, DDS 54 Mitchell A. Kaufman, DDS, Perio 92 Alfred J. Keck, DDS 34 Bernard Keller, DDS 53 Dr. James C. Kenrick, Perio 65 David Kesselschmidt, DDS 73 Mohammed Abdul Rahman Khan, DDS 93 Gerald M. Kirshbaum, DDS 63 Robert M. Knepper, DDS 74, Perio 81 Joan W. Konner Raymond L. Kotch, DDS 46 Geri Lynne Kreiner-Litt, DDS 00 Edward L. Ladin, DDS 61 Leonard J. L. Lai, DDS, Ortho 52 Robert T. Lalor, DDS 61 Dr. Rudolph L. Lantelme, Endo 76 Stewart K. Lazow, DDS, MD 79 Lester Andre LeBlanc, DDS 90 Fred R. Leess, DDS 79 Richard A. Lehrer, DDS 73 Dieter W. Leipert, DDS 76 Flora Levi Dr. Jack Levi, Endo 74 Kenneth D. Levin, DDS 58 Sheppard M. Levine, DDS, Perio 62 Dr. Leon Levy, Perio 59 Karen H. Lewkowitz, DDS 82 Robert M. Liebers, DDS 56 Guido M. Lometti, DDS 43 Richard Low, DDS 77 Viola Lowen Dr. Norton M. Luger John Lukasavage Joan L. Lynton Stanley E. Machenberg, DDS 51 Fred S. Maier, DDS 74 Malcolm J. Mallery, DDS 72 Louis Mandel, DDS 46, OMFS 51 George R. Mann, DDS 73 Asher Mansdorf, DDS 79 Cheryl P. Marcus, DDS 79 Harold E. Marshon, DDS 56 Alex J. Martin, DDS 79 Robert I. Mason, DDS 39 Arnold E. Max, DDS 57 Helen Blackman McCracken, Hygiene 69 Dr. Diedra Segue McGuire, Ortho 98 James J. McLees, DDS 80 Carl A. Meese, DDS 70, Endo 74 Martin Mendelsohn, DDS 56 Stephen V. Mender, DDS, Perio 71 George Menken, DDS 50, Ortho 57
Milton P. Merritt, DDS 58, Ortho 62 Alan L. Mintz, DDS 68 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sam Mogari, DDS, PC Alvin Mund, DDS 41 Kenneth K. Murakami, DDS 51 Quentin M. Murphy, DDS 68 John J. Murray, DDS 47 Albert Nahoum Sheila Nahoum Joseph A. Napoli, DDS, MD 81 Richard M. Neuberger, DDS 58 Arthur J. Nowak, DMD, Ped 66 Kay-Tiong Oen, DDS 71 John A. Pane, DDS 72 Dr. Peggy Park Stephen J. Parr, DDS 75 Sara H. Patterson Michael M. Pelletier Periodontal Associates of New York, PC Chris Philip, DDS, Ortho 57 Albert A. Pilvelis Jr., DDS, Ortho 71 John D. Piro, DDS 46 Samuel Plotnick, DDS, MPH 43 Sandra Genevieve Pokhai, DDS 97, Perio 00 Joseph Pomerantz 57, Ortho 64 Gina M. Prokosch-Cook, DDS 94 Henry R. Ramsey, DDS 60 Charles E. Ray, DDS 53 Terence M. Reed, DDS 79 Morton C. Rennert, DDS 58, Perio 67 Albert J. Repicci, DDS, Ortho 71 Thomas Gerard Rice, DDS, MPH 84, Ortho 93 Benedict M. Rich, DDS 84 Marc B. Richling, DDS 72 Jerome A. Rogers, DDS 44 Michael H. Rogow, DDS 63, Ortho 67 Paul A. Romano, DDS 03 Deborah K. Rome, Hygiene 76 Irene E. Roschefsky, Hygiene 42 Gerald I. Roth, DDS, PhD 57 Jay Rothschild, DDS Dr. Marshall I. Rothstein, Ortho 66 Walter J. Rubinstein, DDS 57 Gloria J. Rucci Michael F. Rudolph, DDS, Ortho 73 Jane B. Rutenberg James E. Ruttenberg Rosemary Ryan, DDS 92 John R. Salamone, DDS 77 Arthur D. Saltzman, DDS 60 Isidore M. Samuels, DDS 39 Howard P. Sanborn, DDS 54
Manish Sanon, DDS 92 Roger P. Santise, DDS 70 Betty Sapsowitz Elihu N. Savad, DDS 72 Thomas K. Sawyer, DDS 75 Francis Scalera, DDS 91 Chester Schept, DDS 43 Dr. Marc Ira Schiller, Ortho 84 Morton R. Schoenberg, DDS 62 David Schwartz, DDS 65 Stanley I. Schwartz, DDS 50, Ortho 69 Thomas R. Shannon III, DDS 72, Perio 74 Denise Marie Shapiro, DDS 84 Nathan M. Sheckman, DDS 38 George J. Sheehan, DDS 82 Dr. George J. Shia, Ortho 62 Joseph Shoham, DDS 42 Shervin Shojai, DDS 95 Elliot J. Silberman, DDS, Ped 64 Charles J. Slagle, DDS 47 Louis A. Small, DDS 31 Alexander Bryant Smith, DDS 43, Ortho 61 Dr. Charles A. Smith, Ortho 68 Michael J. Smith, DDS 80 Richard A. Smith, DDS 67 Terence J. Smith, DDS 76 John L. Sopchak, DDS 79, Ortho 80 Rory J. Spearing, DDS 88 Thomas Spier, DDS 59 Steven Spivack, DDS 81 Marshall D. Spoto, DDS, Ortho 71 Donald Stammer, DDS 67 Cynthia K. Levine Steinberger, DDS 78 Leo Stern Jr., DDS 46 Marvin L. Stern, DDS 61 David Joseph Stevens, DDS 85 Fran Strauss Dr. Peter H. Strife II Lawrence P. Sullivan, DDS 79 Dr. Edwin S. Sved, Ortho 53 Michael D. Switkes, DDS 79, Ped 80, Ortho 82 William Joseph Synan, DDS 83 Steven B. Syrop, DDS 80 Joseph L.Tabourne, DDS, Ortho 65 Katherine Taylor, DDS 96 Dr. Leslie Z.Taynor, Perio 79 Madeline B.Tenn, DDS 83 Mark Austin Tepper, DDS 78, Endo 95 Gary Luke Thomas, DDS 86 Dr. Beryl June Thomas-Blair 95 Albert J.Thompson, DDS 60 Gail Cunningham Thornton, DDS 82 Kenneth H.Treitel, DDS 66
James W.Triant, DDS 71 Trilegiant Corporation Aukse J.Trojanas, DDS 71 Hiroshi Tsuyuki, DDS 99 Dmitry Y.Tsvetov, DDS 01 Wayne E.Turk, DMD, Ped 87 Timothy A.Turvey, DDS 71 Louis Tuzman, DDS 73 David L.Valenstein, DDS 64 M. Jeanmarie Valentin John R.Varoscak, DDS, Perio 71 Dr. Michael John Voskian, Perio 90 Xiangyi Wang, DDS 00 Alan H.Wasserman, DDS 74 Mark G.Webster, DDS 92 Arthur P.Wein, DDS 67 Irving Weinberg, DDS 38 Julius Weinreb, DDS 42 Leah Wolf Whitehead Bernard G.Williams, DDS 72 LCPL Traysie Simmone Wint, Dent. Asst. 01 Alan A.Winter, DDS, Perio 76 Dr. Edward L.Woehling, Perio 79 Bernard Yanowitz, DDS 49 Bonnie Leah Yellin, DDS 85, Ortho 88 Patricia Youdeem, DDS 88 Georgina Pragay Zabos, DDS, MPH Lester I. Zackheim, DDS 42 David James Zegarelli, DDS 69 Peter J. Zegarelli, DDS 78
Taylor Taekiu Bou, DDS 99 Michael K. Brauer, DDS, Perio 73 Jack M. Breuer, DDS49, Ortho 56 Valerie J. Brodsky, Hygiene 76 Ashley M. Brown, DDS 60 Victor L. Bruzzi, DDS 86 Neil D. Campman, DDS 71 Beth A. Candio, Hygiene 77 Philip S. Caplan, DDS, Perio 62 Joseph Caruso, DDS 77 Russell J. Cassata, DDS, Ortho 62 Alvin D. Cederbaum, DMD, Perio 59 Alison Chan, DDS, MPH 89 David Checkoff, DDS, Ortho 70 Barbara Frances Cherches, DDS 90, Ortho 94 InBo Cho, DDS 01 Wai Yee Chung, DDS 00 Robert C. Ciccone, DDS 72 John E. Cinguina, DDS 66 Dale P. Citron, Hygiene 70 James N. Clark, DDS 64 Christina Cocozzo, DDS 95 Roberta Cohen Seymour C. Conarck, DDS, Ortho 55 Victoria M. Constantinescu, DDS 82 John L. Cuskley, DDS 65 Marliese R. Daglian Michele L. Darby, Hygiene 71, 72 Harold L. Dattner, DDS 39 Vincent P. Dellarocca, DDS 46 Dr. Jeano M. DeMartin, Ortho 58 Joan Cassanelli DeMicco, Hygiene 79 Edward Desatnik, DDS, Ortho 60 Jeremiah J. Desmond, DDS 45 Howard I. Deutsch, DDS 78 Donald Disick, DDS 48 Douglas I. Doben, DMD, Perio 72 David Dolgin, DDS, Perio 66 Damien Domenech, DDS 01 Martin G. Dominger, MD, DDS 92 Ingrid A. Dowrich, DDS 89 Dr. Claudine Paula Drew, Hygiene 77, 80 David R. Dudley, DDS 70 Albert K. Engel, DDS 43 Maj. E. Grant Eshelman Jr., DDS 69 Carolyne T. Fearnow, Hygiene 57 Dr. Leonard Feinberg, Ortho 56 Barry A. Feldman, DDS 65, Ortho 70 Rohini Fernandes, DDS 96 Edward U. Friedman, DDS 51 Marvin Friedman, DDS 45 Joseph Frisch Thomas J. Fry, DDS 58 Dr. Catherine Oden Fulton, Ortho 86
Andrew Gershon, DDS, Endo 75 Joel Samuel Gershon Joseph A. Gibson Jr., DDS 42 Dean Eliot Glasser, DDS Alan Steven Gold, DDS 83 James C. Gold, DDS 70 Lawrence P. Golding, DDS 59 Joel A. Goldstein, DDS 64 Steven E. Goldstein Barbara Goodfriend Eugene J. Gormley, DDS 44 David Goteiner, DDS 72 Joseph R. Gould, DDS, Ortho 38 Dicran Goulian, MD, DDS 51 Fran Greb Nancy L. Gummersall, Hygiene 49 Miriam Z. Harrison Claire M. Hart Thomas R. Haufe, DDS 48 Andrew J. Hauser, DDS 77 Sheila J. Havertape, Hygiene 63 Richard C. Heinl, DDS, Ortho 69 Lillian S. Heller Morvia T. Helmer, DDS 52 Harold Herbst, DDS 62 Edward Herzig, DDS 60 Donald Hills Burton J. Hochberg, DDS 64 Saul Hoffman, MD Ellen N. Hosiosky, DDS 47 Melanie Greer Huff Rachel Jacobs Karim Jarjoura, Perio 02 Virginia K. P. Jovin, Hygiene 40 Linda Lo Pue Kacanich, Hygiene 81 Kathryn M. Kaldenbough, Hygiene 77 Doron Kalman, DDS 95 Joseph P. Kaplan Edward J. Kelley Jr., DDS 47 Stuart Grant Kesner, DDS 84 Brian David Kiernan, DMD, Ortho 89 Robert V. Kinoian, DMD, Ortho 91 Jerome L. Klaif, DDS 43 Robin B. Klein, Hygiene 84 Emanuel S. Knishkowy, DDS 41 Debra A. Koehn, Hygiene 81 Frederick Kornblueh, DDS 44 Irma K. Kronman, Hygiene 50 Chester S. Kupperman, DDS 40 Dr. Martin G. Langer Gail Lauter Robert I. Lauter Teresa S. Lee, DDS 01 Ramona L. Leeman, DDS 81
FRIENDS (GIFTS UP TO $100)
Freda P. Altschuler, Hygiene 29 Mehrdad Amani, DDS 99 Carol F. Arberg, Hygiene 65 Karam M. Ashoo, DDS 03 Gabriel I. Auerbach, DDS 48 Travis Austin, DDS 03 Allen F. Avrutin, DDS, MPH 78 Sheila Bahadori, DDS 90, Ortho 94 Pamela Myers Bainbridge, Hygiene 75 Thomas John Bazdekis, DDS 90 Abraham Beder, DDS 85 Julie Beerntsen Dr. Joel J. Belson Stanley Berger, DDS 57 Ira M. Birns Jayne B. Bishop, Hygiene 80 Robert A. Blass, DDS 81 Judith M. Blazer, Hygiene 84 Edward S. Boim, DDS, Ortho 72 Diane Bokron, Hygiene 79 Helen E. Boss, Hygiene 50
Richard D. Lesnoy, DDS 83 Isabella Leavy Levenson, Hygiene 66 Jerome E. Light, DDS 55 Brad Andrew Lipkin, DDS 03 Nicole Suzanne Litizzette, DDS 02 Mimi S. Livingston Heleen R. Loew, Hygiene 61 Dr. Angelo R. Lombardi, Ortho 56 Robert Loring, DDS 58, Ortho 63 Samuel Malkin, DDS 75, Ped 76 Michael John Manole, DDS 85 Dr. Nina Markovic 87 Ethel Rose Marks, Hygiene 45 Barbara W. Markson, Hygiene 52 Olivia Masry, DDS 75 Murray A. Massin, DDS 43 Harriet G. Mayer, Hygiene 69 Dr. Edward S. McCallum, Ortho 66 Terrance J. McCulle, DDS 64 Robert F. McIntyre, DDS 71 Dr. Barry McNair, Ortho 60 Richard S. Melchers Toni-Ann Migliore, Hygiene 77 Dr. Hong Seok Moon 97 Arlene M. Morgan Howard B. Moshman, DDS, OMFS 48 Stanley M. Moshman, DDS 78 Paul A. Most, DDS 43 Anna Neglia, Hygiene 30 Sue Ellen Nuveen, Hygiene 64 Laura J. OHara, Hygiene 82 Dr. Jonathan E. Okon, AGED 99 Joanne Padawer, Hygiene 81 Barbara Elizabeth Paige, Hygiene 67 D. Corinne Papasikos, Hygiene 79 Brijesh J. Patel, DDS 00 Carol B. Peckett Joan M. Pellegrini, Hygiene 72 Stacy Tunney Piedad, DDS 02 Benjamin Porras, DDS, Endo 87 Evelyn Poster Harry Powell Dr. James R. Powell, Ortho 66 Maya Prabhu, DDS 91 Sidney Prager, DDS 55 Joseph Rahabi, DDS 87 William W. Rathke, DDS, Ortho 62 Elinor G. Ratner Anil Kumar Reddy, DDS, MPH 94 Dr. Arthur C. Reed, Ortho 61 Paul J. Reilly Dr. Bernard Riklin Sybil Robins Herbert D. Rod, DDS 64
Staff of Roger G. Rosenstein Dr. Neal M. Roth, Ortho 54 Bonnie M. Rubin-Herzberg Joanne C. Rucci Joyce Rucci Maryann K. Rucci Myron H. Sachs, DDS 39 Isidore Saffro, DDS 36 Ronald P. Salyk, DDS 88 John D. Sanborn, DDS 57 Milton M. Sandler, DDS 37 Richard H. Sands, DDS 54, Ortho 56 Dr. Richard L. Schechtman, Ortho 86 Larry R. Schectman, DDS 67 Renee A. Schlesinger, Hygiene 66 Jerome W. Schwartz Joseph S. Schwartz, MD Roberta Seligman Jerome Selinger, DDS 51 Dr. John William Shamul, Endo 92 Shakiba Jackie Shayani, DDS 87 John T. Shilling, DDS 62 Lawrence R. Siegel, DDS Lloyd Warren Siegel Dr. Molly Anne Siegel, Ortho 01 Jacqueline Hallie Simons, DDS 92, Ortho 93 B.William Sonnenberg Benjamin L. Spector, DDS, Ortho 52 Stephen S. Stambler, DDS 60 Sharon Judith Stern, DDS 88 Muriel H. Sternberg, Hygiene 46 Edward F. Sugarman, DDS, Perio 66 Harold I. Sussman, DDS, MSD. 64 Michael E.Tai, DDS 01 Robert Tauber, DDS 62 Patricia Harris Thiele, Hygiene 62 Elsa Tobias John Toumanios, DDS 87 Lewis Towsky, DDS 75 Fred P.Tripodi, DDS 82 Chen Wen Tseng, DDS 00 Dr. Richard P. Udall, Ortho 58 Tasios G.Vakkas, MD, DDS 00 Joseph R.Valinoti Jr., DDS 46, Ortho 49 Ricarda Van Drew, Hygiene 78 Russell J.Vanacek, DDS, Ortho 58 Ruth Mozes Vishniavsky, Hygiene 76, 78 Carina Vero Vora, DDS 00 Howard S.Wachs, DDS, Endo 77 Earl M.Warman, DDS 58 Dona E.Wayman, Hygiene 71, 72 Jeffrey Weis Dr. Alan S.Weisberg, Ortho 59 Ellen H.Welch, Hygiene 71, 72
Melissa M.Welsh Melissa Wong Wharton 82 Marva O.White, Hygiene 86 Lynne C.Wilson, Hygiene 61 Stephen M.Winber, DDS 57 Bernyce A.Winick Maria B.Workman, Hygiene 82 Aretha Yamusah, DDS, MPH 95 Susan M.Yawger, Hygiene 77 Ayelet C.Yoles, DDS 03 Marjorie R.Young, Hygiene 60 Tarek O. Zaki, DDS 83, Ortho 86 Selene Oestreich Zamer, Hygiene 50 Jerome A. Zane, DDS 43 Rosemarie L. Ziolkowski, Hygiene 55 Victoria Zubkina, DDS 86
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Q. Capt. Lipton, although you earned your dental degree at Columbia, you have never practiced, moving on to the U.S. Public Health Service as a dental commissioned officer instead.What made you take a new direction?
A. Well, I had several relatives in dentistry who really enjoyed the profession and SDOS gave me a generally positive dental school experience. I also, however, had two exceptional mentors: Dr. Robert Gottsegen, the Chair of Periodontology, who introduced me to community dentistry and dental public health, and Dr. Irwin Mandel, who provided insight into the beauty and fascination of research and urged me to work toward a PhD.
Q. You turned down a chance to enter Harvards Medical Science program in favor of earning your M.Phil. and PhD in the new federal sociomedical sciences program first introduced at Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Science and School of Public Health. Was that when you decided on a life of public service?
A. Certainly the faculty I met thereespecially Professors Robert Merton and Harriet Zuckerman, both known for establishing the sociology of science as a discipline, and Jonathan Cole, who became Columbia Provost and with whom I published a paper on the reputation of American medical schoolswere all influential. During my PhD training, I also received a traineeship from the U.S. Public Health Service, setting me on the track Ive followed ever since.
Q. What is your position in the Public Health Service?
A. I am a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, the only one of the Federal Governments seven uniformed services dedicated exclusively to health and health care. As a Captain in the USPHS, I hold a rank equivalent to that of a Captain in the U.S. Navy. My current position is that of Senior Adviser to the Chief Dental Officer, U.S. Public Health Service.
Q. How many dentists are there in the Public Health Corps?
A. Of the 6,000 health professionals in the Corps, currently 480 are dentists.They are assigned to a number of agencies and programs, including: the Indian Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Justices Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Homeland Securitys U.S. Coast Guard, and others. I am the main contact for communication between these groups and the Office of the Chief Dental Officer. I also assist the Chief Dental Officer in many other ways, including developing and recommending policy to the U.S. Surgeon General and the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Q. Has dentistry influenced your life beyond your career?
A. Well, I did meet my wife, Jill, at a birthday party for her dentist, who was married to a graduate student doing research at SDOS. Jill, however, is a psychiatric social worker, and our son, Gordon, a junior at Carleton College in Minnesota, is firmly focused on a career in English and media studies.
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