L. Ferencz | Jonathan
L. Ferencz, D.D.S. Class of 1971 and Advanced Education in Prosthodontics
Program Class of 1984, has been installed as President of the American
College of Prosthodontics (ACP), the official sponsoring organization
for the specialty of prosthodontics. Dr. Ferencz will serve as President
through October 2003.
Dr. Francis V. Panno, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Ira E.
Klein Professor of Prosthodontics, and a Past President of the Greater
New York Academy of Prosthodontics, has been Dr. Ferencz’s mentor
and friend for 34 years, and influenced his choice of specialty training.
Associate Dean Panno describes Dr. Ferencz as the “right person for
the job at the right time.” “Jonathan Ferencz is an outstanding clinician
and lecturer with an international reputation. He is a leader in redefining
the breadth and scope of prosthodontics for a new century, and the
perfect person to lead the ACP at this time.”
A Board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. Ferencz has a long history of
service and leadership within the ACP as well as other leading professional
organizations. He has served as President of the Greater New York
Academy of Prosthodontics and the Northeastern Gnathologial Society.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and the New York Academy
of Dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of Restorative
Dentistry and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.
As a Board member, Secretary, Vice President, and President-Elect
of the ACP, Dr. Ferencz has been responsible for Annual Sessions,
revamping the American Board of Prosthodontics examiner selection
process, and strategic planning for the future of the specialty. During
the past year, he has focused his energies on advancing the ACP Education
Foundation as cochair of its fund-raising campaign. The campaign exceeded
its $5 million goal when it concluded in November 2002.
Since 1990, Dr. Ferencz has served as a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics
at NYUCD. “We’re proud that a graduate of both our D.D.S. and Advanced
Education in Prosthodontics Programs, and a distinguished faculty
member, has become the articulate spokesperson for his specialty organization
as it moves forward in the new century,” said Dean Alfano.