Dr. Dong Won Park, a second-year student in the Advanced Education
Program in Prosthodontics, has become the fourth recipient of the
annual Dr. Harold E. Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.
A native of
South Korea, Dr. Park received his dental degree from Pusan National
University. Dr. Park is the first student to enroll in a four-year,
combined prosthodontics and implant dentistry training program at
NYUCD (three years of prosthodontics training followed by one year
in implant dentistry). At the same time, he is pursuing a Master
of Science degree in biomaterials and biomimetics.
The Litvak Fellowship
was established in 1999 through a generous grant from Mrs. Adele
Block in honor of her dentist, Dr. Litvak, a clinical professor
of prosthodontics at NYUCD. Mrs. Block is a member of the family
that owned the Block Drug Company, Inc., a major producer of oral
and general health care products, which is now a division of Glaxo