Dr. Maurice J. Oringer, Class of 1928, was listed in the 1998 edition
of Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
Dr. Marvin K. Rubin, Class of 1942, is the author of a memoir entitled
Word of Mouth: A Manhattan Dentist Tells All . . . Well Almost All,
published by Tri-Atlantic Books.
Dr. Max Geshwind, Class of 1943, recently published two articles,
"Treating Toothache with the Curative Powers of Mesmerism" and "Dental
Remedies in Early American Husbandry Books" for "The Antique Book Collectors
Corner" of The Journal of the History of Dentistry.
Feinberg, Class of 1945, received the Dental Society of the State
of New York Jarvie-Burkhart Award at the association's annual meeting
in New York City in November. The award, given annually, recognizes outstanding
service to mankind through dentistry and is the highest honor granted
by the society.
Dr. Mortimer Stone, Class of 1948, was recognized in June for his
50 years of membership in the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Dr. Gerard A. Ripp, Class of 1955, received the inaugural Distinguished
Service Award of the Hudson Mohawk
Chapter of the American College of Dentists in December.
Dr. Bertram S. Bildner, Class of 1957, was chosen president-elect
of the Dental Society of the State of New
York. He will serve as president of the state association in the year
Dr. Robert A. Seminara, Class of 1957, was appointed director of
dental medicine for the New York Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Vincent V. Le Bruna, Class of 1958, received the 1998 Ellis
Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations
(NECO). The award acknowledges "exceptional humanitarian efforts and outstanding
contributions to our country."
Matthew Hertz, Class of 1959, received an award for 25 years of service
to the village of Ardsley, New York. He served Ardsley as commissioner
of parks and recreation for 20 years and currently represents the village
on the United Water Commission and the community board.Dr. Stephen
Bender, Class of 1959, was named a Fellow of the International College
Dr. Robert W. Carter, Class of 1959, spoke on "Coping with the Stress
of a Malpractice Litigation" at the 1998 Greater New York Dental Meeting.
Dr. I. Kenneth Adisman, Class of 1960 (Advanced Education Program
in Prosthodontics), spoke at the 1998 Annual Scientific Meeting of the
Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. The occasion was the conferment
of an Honorary Fellowship on Professor P. L. Branemark of Gottenberg,
Sweden. Dr. Adisman is a clinical professor of prosthodontics at the University
of North Carolina Dental School in Durham.
Dr. Leonard L. DeDuke, Class of 1960, recently assembled a bottle-nosed
dolphin skeleton for the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, North
Carolina. Cetacean experts at the museum report it to be the most accurate
skeleton of this type ever assembled. The skeleton is currently on display
at the museum.
Dr. Stephen Baer, Class of 1961, received the Gary Strong Memorial
Award for "outstanding service and dedication to the academy." He received
this honor at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Academies
of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
Dr. Paul Dworkis, Class of 1961, was named chairman of the Peer
Review Committee for the Bronx County Dental Society, a component of the
Dental Society of the State of New York.
Dr. Arthur L. Mollin, Class of 1961, coauthored an article entitled
"Home Drug Infusion Therapy" for The International Journal of Technology
Assessment in Health Care.
Dr. William K. Kopp, Class of 1963, spoke on "Laser Types and Uses"
at the 1998 annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial
Dr. Marvin Mansky, Class of 1963, authored an article entitled
"A Question About Those Communications" for Dental Economics. The
article focuses on the importance of dentists developing supportive relationships
with their patients.
Dr. Peddrick Weis, Class of 1963, an instructor in the department
of anatomy, cell biology, and injury science at the University of Medicine
and Dentistry of New Jersey, has been awarded a three-year grant from
the National Science Foundation for his study of "Wetland Plants' Roles
and Transport of Heavy Metals and Remediation." Dr. Weiss is also investigating
antimicrobial peptides from fish skin through a four-year grant funded
by the National Oceanographic Administration.
Dr. Merritt D. Halem, Class of 1968, is actively involved in Special
Olympics programs and was elected chairman of the Olympic Village for
the North Miami Beach Special Olympics.
Dr. Steven I. Arkoff, Class of 1970, received the Outstanding Teacher
of the Year Award for 1997-1998 from the Mountainside Hospital Dental
Department. The award is given to the member of the dental department
who has made the greatest contribution to the General Practice Dental
Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Class of 1971, was featured on the front page
of the January 31, 1999 edition of The New York Times Sunday "Styles"
section. The story, "Polishing Their Image," focused on dentists who become
celebrities. It also featured Dr. Irwin Smigel, '50, president of the
American Society for Dental Aesthetics, whom the article referred to as
a "dean in the field."
Dr. Ira M. Kelmons, Class of 1972, an instructor at the Center
for Head and Facial Pain in South Amboy, New Jersey, has written a chapter
entitled "Radiofrequency Thermoneurolysis for Head and Facial Pain and
TM Joint Dysfunctions," published in New Delhi, India, in 1998.
Dr. Harry P. Meyers, Class of 1974, has been inducted as a Fellow
of the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Francis T. Piliero, Class of 1974, has been promoted to associate
professor of surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery and chief of the
Division of Dentistry at the University Hospital Health Science Center
Dr. Brad Lewis, Class of 1975, has authored an article entitled
"Formaldehyde in Dentistry: A Review for the Millennium" for The Journal
of Clinical Pediatric Practice. Dr. Lewis is also a novelist whose
latest book is My Father, Uncle Miltie.
Dr. Herbert D. Benkel, Class of 1976, has been chosen president-elect
of the Bergen County Dental Society.
Dr. George L. Bozzi, Jr., Class of 1979, received his J.D. degree
from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1998 and was admitted
to the Connecticut Bar the same year.
Dr. Keith H. Kanner, Class of 1990, spoke on "Management of Impacted
Teeth" at the Missini Bay Study Club in Boca Raton, Florida.
Dr. Frank J. Tabacchini, Class of 1993, has been inaugurated as
president of the Stamford Dental Society.
Dr. Tanya Wong, Class of 1994, has coauthored an article entitled
"One Clinical Visit for a Multiple Implant Restoration Master Cast Fabrication"
for The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.