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.
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."