Spring 2006 Table of Contents
     
Promoting Our Own
 


Dr. Anthony M. Palatta


Dr. Manju K. Gopinathan


Ms. Rosemary D. Hays


Dr. Mazen Natour


Dr. Michael Turner
























Dr. Anthony M. Palatta Named Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions

Dr. Anthony M. Palatta, Director of Academic Advising and Student Development and Clinical Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions. Dr. Palatta, who joined NYUCD in 1992, holds a DDS degree from NYU and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education. He replaces Ms. Novella Jones, who is retiring after five years in that position.

Dr. Palatta will be responsible for admissions, student financial aid, academic advising, housing, health services and student activities.

Dr. Manju K. Gopinathan, a graduate of both the DDS program, ’01, and the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics, ’05, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics, has been promoted to the rank of Full-Time Clinical Educator. Dr. Gopinathan coordinates training for both predoctoral and advanced education in endodontics program students.

Ms. Rosemary D. Hays, a Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, has been promoted to the rank of Full-Time Clinical Educator. Ms. Hays earned a BS degree in Dental Hygiene and an MS degree in Dental Hygiene Education, both from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery.

Dr. Mazen Natour, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, has been promoted to a Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Natour holds a DDS degree from Universite Saint Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon, and a DMD degree, an MS in Biomaterials, and a postgraduate certificate in prosthodontics, all from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Michael Turner, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Turner holds a DDS degree from the University of Maryland and an MD degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and also completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.