NYUCD presented a two-day prosthodontics symposium in October to honor the contributions of Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics and international authority on occlusion, Dr. Harold Litvak, to prosthodontics education and patient care. The symposium featured 17 world-renowned educators, clinicians and researchers.
Immediately following the conclusion of the symposium, more than 100 colleagues, friends and family of Dr. and Mrs. Litvak gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the rapidly increasing momentum of the Campaign to Establish the Harold and Sheila Litvak Prosthodontics Wing at NYUCD. The Litvak Prosthodontics Wing will be housed in the Graduate Center for Clinical Excellence, five floors to be built at NYUCD to enhance interaction and synergy among the various dental specialties. A highlight of the evening was a spectacular jazz performance by Dr. and Mrs. Litvak’s friends.
In his remarks Dean Alfano said, “The name Harold Litvak is synonymous with excellence in prosthodontics. It is therefore altogether fitting that we name the new prosthodontics wing in his and Sheila’s honor. Now, because of the philanthropic and leadership example set by the Litvaks, and the generosity of their friends, family and colleagues, we can look forward to the Litvak Wing becoming a reality in the near future.”