Fall/Winter 2005 Table of Contents
Recruiting the Best
Dr. Mark S. Wolff Appointed Chairman of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

Dr. Mark S. Wolff, who implemented major educational and patient care innovations during 24 years as a faculty member and administrator at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care (see related article).

Dr. Wolff’s accomplishments at Stony Brook included developing a first-year operative dentistry curriculum, a senior general practice training program, and a joint PhD/postdoctoral certificate program combining clinical and didactic training in general dentistry and diagnostic science. He also designed and implemented the nation’s first completely computerized clinical dental patient record. Dr. Wolff’s appointments at Stony Brook included Professor of General Dentistry and of Oral Biology and Pathology; Director of Operative Dentistry; and Associate Dean for Information Technology and Special Projects.

Dr. Wolff holds a DDS degree, a PhD in oral biology and pathology, and a general practice residency certificate, all from Stony Brook. He also completed an externship in periodontics at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Northport, New York.

He is a past President of the American Association of Oral Biologists and a prolific researcher who has served as a principal or coinvestigator on more than 50 grants and contracts encompassing a broad range of clinical topics.