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Applause, Applause
Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow Awarded University’s
Highest Teaching Honor

Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow and Ms. Tamu Al-Islam

The NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, a gold medal which recognizes faculty members who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of the university through their teaching, was presented to Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow at the University’s annual Founders Day Convocation in April. Dr. Tarnow was one of only five NYU faculty members to receive the award. The Distinguished Teaching Award is NYU’s highest honor for teaching, a distinction attained only by the finest teachers. It affirms the University’s commitment to teaching and to fostering a positive learning environment at NYU.

Dr. Tarnow, Professor and Chairman of the Dr. Arthur Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry, has been a member of the NYU dental faculty for 27 years. His contributions to the field of implant dentistry and his leadership in introducing innovative implant concepts at NYUCD have revolutionized the way practitioners, students, and patients view this technique.

In his letter nominating Dr. Tarnow for the Distinguished Teaching Award, Dean Alfano wrote, “Dennis Tarnow understands that the secret to success in dentistry is the effective delivery of quality treatment with compassion, caring, expertise and respect for the patient. Dennis is a man of incredible knowledge and skill, but also a man who values, instills in his students, and models the professionalism so necessary for those who pursue careers in healthcare.”

NYUCD congratulates Dr. Tarnow on receiving this wonderful, well-deserved award in tribute to a master of the art of teaching.