Spring 2005 Table of Contents
International Partners in Health
A Warm Welcome from Korean Implant Program Alumni

The Korean Implant Program Alumni Group with their NYUCD guests: Center, with boutonniere, Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow; third from left, also with boutonniere, Assistant Dean for Continuing Education H. Kendall Beacham. Dr. Cho is seated third from right.
Over 30 South Korean alumni of both the Advanced Study Program in Implant Dentistry and the Implant Dentistry Fellowship Program demonstrated their enthusiasm for the education and training they received at NYUCD by attending a reunion dinner in Seoul in April in honor of Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and Chair of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Sang-choon Cho, '97, Advanced Study Program in Implant Dentistry for International Dentists, and currently an Associate Research Scientist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry. The dinner was followed the next day by lectures presented by Drs. Tarnow and Cho at the Spring Meeting of the Korean Academy of Implant Dentistry. Worldwide, there are over 200 implant program alumni from 28 countries. The South Korean alumni are the largest group from a single country.

"Both Dr. Cho and I were overwhelmed and tremendously honored by the fact that virtually all of our Korean alumni attended the dinner," said Dr. Tarnow. "Many of them traveled for four to six hours to be there. It was great to see them doing so well. Many are teaching both at universities and at hospitals, and have formed study groups. Our implant program alumni stand tall when they say that they trained for two years at NYU. Their loyalty and pride are a great credit to our wonderful program and faculty."