Fall/Winter 2005 Table of Contents
Alumni Congratulations

Dr. Larry W. Rosenthal

Dr. Ravneet Hira

Dr. Larry W. Rosenthal, Class of 1972, on being quoted by the New York State Dental Association News in an article about an NYUCD continuing education course in practice management, and by CBS Market-watch and Lycos Finance in an article about designing the perfect smile.

Dr. Marc Balson, Class of 1978, and President of the American Association of Endodontists, on being profiled by the Journal of Endodontics.

Dr. Gary J. Kaplowitz, Class of 1979, on creating a continuing education course for the ADA and Academy of Dental Therapeutics and Stomatology entitled "Understanding Inflammation and Its Connection to Oral and Systemic Health."

Dr. Maitreya P. Padukone, Class of 1979, on being installed as Secretary of the New York County Dental Society.

Dr. Philip J. Pistolas, Class of 1979, on authoring an article entitled "Growth and Development in the Pediatric Patient," for The Functional Orthodontist.


Dr. Meryl J. Efron, Class of 1983, on being appointed to the board of directors of the Staten Island Historical Society.

Dr. Carmen Z. Schuller-Lemler, Class of 1987, on being honored for her commitment to empower youth by the SNAP Student Foundation, which provides students in grades K-12 an opportunity to develop critical educational and communications skills through photography.


Dr. Wade L. Haslam, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, 1994, on being certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Lee R. Cohen, Class of 1998, and Vice President of the South Palm Beach County Dental Association, on becoming a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and on being elected as a Florida Dental Association delegate to the ADA House of Delegates.


Dr. Yakir A. Arteaga, Class of 2000, on receiving the 2005 New Dentist Leadership Award from the New York State Dental Association.

Dr. Jennifer Choe, Class of 2001 and Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, 2004, on coauthoring an article entitled "Tongue Piercing: Risk Factor to Periodontal Health" for the New York State Dental Journal, with Dr. Khalid Almas, Visiting Associate Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Robert Schoor, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Ravneet Hira, Class of 2005, on coauthoring an abstract entitled "Pre-Eruptive Prediction of Developing Class III Malocclusion," which she presented at a meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. Her coauthors included Dr. Mladen M. Kuftinec, Professor of Orthodontics and Director of the Advanced Program in Orthodontics for International Dentists.