Nexus - Millennium Issue     

Celebrating Our Community

Congratulations to
Dr. Michael C. Alfano, dean of NYUCD, on his appointment as chairperson of the NIH Consensus Conference, "Dental Caries Through the Life Cycle," scheduled for December 11-12, 2000, in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Alfano was also awarded U.S. Patent #5,939,048, "Taste Masked Desensitizing Compositions," and #5,902,110 "Bone Regeneration."
Dr. A. Milton Bell, Class of 1951, former director of admissions, on his appointment as director of alumni relations.
Elyse Bloom, director of public relations, on being elected president-elect of the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society of Greater New York.

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Dr. Ngozi Etufugh
, clinical assistant professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillo-facial surgery), on receiving the Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delaney Scholarship, in recognition of modern-day pioneers in the area of graduate dental education. The award is cosponsored by the National Dental Association and the Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz, Class of 1971, clinical professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (prosthodontics), on becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics.
Laura R. Fuentes, Class of 2001, vice president of the Hispanic Student Dental Association, on being selected as one of only six people in the United States to be commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1999. Laura recently completed a six-week tour of active duty in Fort Duchesne, Utah, at a local Indian reservation, where she provided primary and preventive dental care services to the community.
Dr. Bert D. Gaster, Class of 1950, associate professor of CCAPA and restorative and prosthodontic sciences, on receiving the 1999 Student Council Appreciation Award.
Dr. Robert S. Glickman, associate professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillofacial surgery), acting chairman of the Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and director of the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on being elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Gary R. Goldstein, Class of 1969, professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (prosthodontics) and director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, on his election as president of the Omega Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental honor society.
Novella Jones, acting director of admissions, on receiving the NYU Distinguished Administrator Award.
Dr. Yon H. Lai, Class of 1989, clinical associate professor of growth and developmental sciences (orthodontics), on his election as president-elect of the Chinese American Dental Association.
Dr. I.N. Quartararo, Class of 1952, clinical professor of surgical sciences (endodontics), on his selection as the year 2000 recipient of the Dr. Herbert L. Taub Achievement Award presented by the Nassau County Dental Society for outstanding service to organized dentistry.
Dr. George W. Scott, clinical assistant professor of growth and developmental sciences (orthodontics), on recently completing a term as president of the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists and being elected a director of the Middle Atlantic Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, associate professor of basic sciences (oral medicine and pathology) and acting head of the Division of Basic Sciences, on his election as president elect of the American Association of Oral Biologists. Dr. Spielman also coauthored "The Arginine Taste Receptor" for Olfaction and Taste XII, vol. 855 of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and "Possible Novel Mechanism for Bitter Taste Mediated Through cGMP" for the American Physiological Society. Recent lectures include "Taste Biochemistry, Physiology, and Taste Disorders" and "Degustibus . . . Disputandum, the Peripheral Mechanisms of Bitter Taste" in Budapest, Hungary; "Rapid Kinetics of Second Messenger Formation in Bitter Taste" at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York; and "The Peripheral Mechanisms of Bitter Taste" at Boston University.
Rita A. Startup, former director of alumni relations, on her promotion to senior director of alumni development.
Dr. Patricia Sukmonowski, Class of 1991, clinical assistant professor of surgical sciences (periodontics), on being awarded diplomate status by the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, professor and chairman of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry, on receiving the Best Article of the Year Award presented by the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants.

On the Publishing Front
Dr. John R. Antonelli, clinical professor of CCAPA and restorative and prosthodontic sciences (operative dentistry), on coauthoring "A New and Indirect Working Die Technique for Fabricating Temporary Restorations" and "Inflammatory Papillary Hyperplasia: Supraperiosteal Excision by the Blade-Loop Technique" for General Dentistry.
Dr. Antonelli's coauthors on the latter article included Dr. Francis V. Panno, professor and head of the Division of Restorative and Prosthodontic Sciences and chairman of the Blatterfein Department of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Sanford J. Bier, clinical professor of surgical sciences (periodontics), on coauthoring "The Versatility of Calcium Sulfate: Resolving Periodontal Challenges" for Compendium. Dr. Bier's coauthor was Dr. Mayer C. Sinensky, clinical assistant professor of surgical sciences (periodontics).
Dr. A. Norman Cranin, Class of 1951, clinical professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillofacial surgery) and implant dentistry, on authoring the textbook Atlas of Oral Implantology.
Dr. Shahram Emtiaz, Class of 1989, clinical associate professor of implant dentistry, on coauthoring "Evaluation of the Nine Apical Foramen Locators for Endodontics Use," for Compendium. Dr. Emtiaz's coauthor was Dr. Bapanaiah Penugonda, associate professor of CCAPA and restorative and prosthodontic sciences (dental materials science).
Dr. Graziano D. Giglio, Class of 1987, clinical associate professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (prosthodontics), on authoring "Abutment Selection in Implant-Supported Fixed Prosthodontics" for the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. George M. Gluck, Class of 1958, associate professor of CCAPA, on coauthoring "Children's Sense of Pleasure from Nitrous Oxide During Dental Visits" for the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Stephen J. Moss, Class of 1959, professor emeritus of pediatric dentistry, on authoring "A New Perspective on Dental Caries" for the Journal of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Moses P. Snead, clinical associate professor of surgical sciences (oral and maxillofacial surgery), on being featured in an Ebony magazine article celebrating the 10th anniversary of a partnership between the Colgate-Palmolive Company and the National Dental Association (NDA).

On the Lecture Circuit
Dr. Kambiz Afshar-Mohajer, Class of 1975 (Advanced Education Program in Periodontics), clinical professor of surgical sciences (periodontics), on presenting the lecture "A Review of the Concept and Techniques in Implant Dentistry" at the annual meeting of the Iranian American Medical Association.
Dr. Stanley J. Antonoff, Class of 1957, clinical professor of restorative and prosthodontic sciences (prosthodontics) and director of the Learning Disability Program, on presenting the lecture "Juvenile Justice, Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities" at the International Dyslexia Association meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Dr. Frederick H. Kahn, Class of 1964, clinical professor of surgical sciences (endodontics), on presenting the lecture "The Endoscope: The Future Is Here Now" at the 1999 annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Kahn's copresenter was Dr. Barnet B. Schulman, instructor in surgical sciences (endodontics).