left: Dr. Tarnow and Dr. Vincent Iacono, President of the American
Academy of Periodontology.
Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontology
and Implant Dentistry, has been recognized by the American Academy
of Periodontology (AAP) with its prestigious Master Clinician Award.
Presented to a "practitioner who has demonstrated consistent
clinical excellence in periodontics and who has willingly and unselfishly
shared that clinical experience with members of the profession," the
Master Clinician Award is given only rarely, when an outstanding
candidate is nominated.
"Dr. Tarnow received the award for his
devotion to clinical excellence and dedication to the profession,
and in recognition of the high esteem in which he is held by the
periodontal community," said Dr. Vincent J. Iacono, President
of the AAP. A member of the NYU dental faculty for 28 years and a
recipient of New York University’s highest teaching honor,
the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, Dr. Tarnow is a Diplomate of
the American Board of Periodontology, a reviewer for the Journal
of Periodontology Editorial Board, a past member of the AAP Board
of Trustees, and past Chair of its Clinical Affairs Committee. He
is also a past President of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists
and of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists.
who trained in both periodontics and prosthodontics, is also internationally
renowned in the field of implant dentistry. His leadership in introducing
innovative implant concepts at NYUCD and around the world has revolutionized
the way practitioners, students, and patients view this technique.
Tarnow is a person of immense knowledge and skill and it is extremely
fitting that he be formally recognized as the Master Clinician that
he is," said Dean Alfano. "All of us at NYUCD congratulate
Dennis on receiving this wonderful, well-deserved award in tribute
to his stature in the profession."