Mr. Gary K. Kunkle, Jr.
Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz
Dr. Robert Gottlander
Mr. Gary K. Kunkle, Jr., Chairman and CEO of DENTSPLY, International, Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz, í71, a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics and special assistant to the Dean, and Dr. Robert Gottlander, Nobel Biocare Executive Vice President for Marketing and Products, have joined the Deanís Advisory Council, a group of distinguished business leaders, alumni, and friends who advise the Dean on ways to increase advocacy and philanthropic support for the College.
"As the head of the largest manufacturer of professional dental products in the world, Gary Kunkle oversees 7,700 employees in 34 locations on six continents," said Dean Alfano. "Under his leadership, DENTSPLY, International, has continued to broaden its product portfolio on a global basis. Gary Kunkle is a true strategic thinker, and we are honored to have his participation in steering the future course of the College.
"Dr. Jonathan Ferencz, who with his wife Maxine donated $1 million to name the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, has long been a powerful advocate for his alma mater. Most recently, Dr. Ferencz played a pivotal role in facilitating a $5 million gift to NYUCD from Nobel Biocare. His consistently wise counsel and innovative thinking will enhance the Advisory Councilís deliberations.
"I am equally delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Gottlander. As Executive Vice President for Marketing and Products at Nobel Biocare, Dr. Gottlander was the driving force in developing and establishing Nobel Biocareís world leadership in innovative esthetic dental solutions. A dentist by training, he played a key role in the global launches of the Branemark System and the Procera System. His knowledge of dentistry, creative thinking and international outlook will add an important dimension to the Council."