Fall 2004 Table of Contents
Focus on Alumni
Alumni Association Celebrations Honor Recent Graduates

Last spring the NYU Dental Alumni Association sponsored two of its largest events in recent years, hosting the Class of 2004 on a yacht cruise around Manhattan in May and reuniting graduates from the past five years with one another and their group practice directors at a young alumni BBQ and dance party in June.

Alumni Association Meetings for 2004-2005

The NYUCD Alumni Association will meet on the following dates in 2004-2005:

January 12, 2005
March 16, 2005

Meetings will be held in the Faculty Study, 345 East 24th Street, lobby level. Meetings will begin promptly at 6 pm, following light refreshments from 5:30 pm. Please call Patrick Minson at 212-998-9928 if you plan to attend.

Congratulations to:

Dr. Aaron A. Moss, Class of 1933, on publishing The Moss Method: Self-Analysis for the Psychotherapist. Dr. Moss is also the author of Hypnosis in Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Lionel Gold, Class of 1948, on being honored on his retirement for more than 20 years of distinguished service as Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Stanley J. Antonoff, Class of 1957, on authoring Students with Learning Disabilities at Graduate and Professional School: A Program and Strategies for Success.

Dr. Leonard I. Linkow, Class of 1952, on the publication of his autobiography, How Green Were My Mountains?

Dr. Sheldon Winkler, Class of 1956, on being reelected President of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.

Dr. Marc Balson, Class of 1978, on becoming President-Elect of the American Association of Endodontists.

Dr. David Martin, Class of 1975, on being interviewed by Dental Economics on why he chose to become a dentist for its “Dental Profile” column.

Dr. Stanley B. Oldak, Class of 1973, on contributing his services several times annually to the pediatric dental program of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which treats underserved Alaskan village children.

Dr. Michael S. Swartz, ’71, on receiving the James W. Etherington Award of the Massachusetts Dental Society for outstanding contributions to dentistry.

Dr. Gerry Curatola, Class of 1983, on cofounding C.S. Bioscience, Inc., an emerging biotechnology company which has identified, developed, and secured a proprietary position for a biologically effective, natural dental formulation called NuPath® Complex.

Dr. David J. Shuch, Class of 1983, on authoring a book entitled Doctor Be Well: Integrating the Spirit of Healing with Scientific Medicine and on cofounding C.S. Bioscience, Inc., with Dr. Curatola.

Dr. Sara Babich, Class of 1996, on coauthoring an article entitled “Dental Characteristics of the Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: A Case Report,” for Special Care Dentist.

Dr. Chris Chondrogiannis, Class of 1997, on receiving the New Dentist Leadership Award presented annually by the New York State Dental Association Council on the New Dentist. The award recognizes a dentist less than 10 years out of dental school who is actively involved in organized dentistry and the community.

Dr. Jong Shiaw Lim, Class of 1997, on becoming a fellow of both the American College of Dentists and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Kien Nguyen, Class of 1998, on the publication of his new novel, Le Colonial. Dr. Nguyen is also the author of an earlier novel, The Tapestries, and of a memoir, The Unwanted, which is being made into a feature film.