From left: Mary and Jim Spallino, Bel and Bernard Weissman, Dean Alfano, Georgia and Dr. Gerry Curtatola, Dr. Stanley Turetzky, Mr. Larry Katz
Dr. Larry Rosenthal with the Weissmans
Donors and guests celebrate.
recognition of generous gifts from several alumni, faculty, and
friends, Dean Alfano hosted a reception last fall to celebrate
the naming of the Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Curatola Nursing Station,
the Dr. Stanley N. Turetsky Urgent Care Suite, the Zenith Dental
Conference Room, the Bernard Weissman Technology Innovation Facility,
and The Great White Dental Laboratory Demonstration Operatory.
The Curatola Nurse’s Station, made possible by Dr. Gerry Curatola,
Class of 1983, and his wife, Georgia, provides personnel and equipment
to monitor the well-being of patients participating in clinical studies
at the College’s Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. Dr.
Stanley N. Turetsky, Class of 1962, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic
Science and Urgent Care and Director of Emergency Services, was motivated
to make his gift by his first-hand knowledge of the importance of
a modern, comfortable urgent care area to the more than 26,000 New
Yorkers who use it annually. Dr. Turetsky has headed NYUCD’s
emergency services area for many years.
The Zenith Dental Conference Room, a gift from Mr. Larry Katz, the
Bernard Weissman Technology Innovation Facility, named for its donor,
and The Great White Dental Laboratory Demonstration Operatory, a
gift of Mr. Jim Spallino, are all located within the Rosenthal Institute
for Aesthetic Dentistry, and were made possible by friends and colleagues
of Dr. Larry Rossenthal, Class of 1972, who is the Rosenthal Institute’s
Mr. Katz is President of Zenith Dental Products, which manufactures
state-of-the-art materials, instruments, and application techniques
for dental practices. Mr. Weissman is the owner and President of
Dentatus USA, Ltd., and Dentatus Company in Stockholm, Sweden, developers
of dental products, including miniature alternative, thin-bodied
implants and aesthetic components. Mr. Jim Spallino is co-founder
of The Great White Dental Laboratory, which provides services and
technologies for aesthetic dental care.
In dedicating the facilities, Dean Alfano said, “When we began
our facilities renovation program in 2000, we promised that we would
put your gifts to good use, and I hope you will agree that the facilities
we are dedicating this evening means we surely have done so. Each
of our honorees has played a pivotal role in making this evening
possible, and I want to personally thank them for their generosity
and active involvement in helping to transform NYUCD.”