Dr. David Moed, a second-year resident
in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in
Prosthodontics, has become the sixth recipient of the annual Dr.
Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Moed earned his DDS degree in 2000 from the
State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
and completed a general dentistry residency in 2002 at North Shore
University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, where he served as Chief Resident.
He plans to practice privately after completing his specialty training
and expects to pursue a teaching career as well.
Dr. Moed was awarded the Litvak Fellowship on the
basis of academic excellence, patient satisfaction, and effective
interaction with faculty and peers, said Dr. Farhad Vahidi, Director
of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in
My goal has been to become proficient in all aspects
of restorative dentistry, including everything from planning treatment
for complex cases to executing the most difficult of procedures.
The NYUCD program has allowed me to become proficient in all aspects
of restorative dentistry, said Dr. Moed. I now have the diagnostic
and clinical ability to face the most difficult and challenging
cases that a dentist may come across in his or her career.
The Litvak Fellowship was established in 1999 through
a generous grant from Mrs. Adele Block in honor of her dentist,
Dr. Litvak, a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics at NYUCD. Mrs.
Block is a member of the family that owned the Block Drug Company,
Inc., a major producer of oral and general healthcare products,
which is now a division of GlaxoSmithKline.