Dr. Tonino Ciocca, Class of 2010, and a second-year student in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, has become the 11th recipient of the Dr. Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.
After completing his prosthodontics specialty training, Dr. Ciocca plans to pursue a career in private practice.
"Dr. Ciocca was awarded the fellowship because of his ability to excel academically, the high level of satisfaction among his patients, and his very positive interaction with faculty and peers," said Dr. Farhad Vahidi, Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.
The Litvak Fellowship was established in 1999 through a generous gift from Mrs. Adele Block in honor of her dentist, Dr. Litvak, a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics at NYUCD and a generous donor to the College, for whom the Litvak Prosthodontics Wing is named. Mrs. Block is a member of the family that owned the Block Drug Company, Inc., a major producer of oral and general healthcare
products, which is now a division of GlaxoSmithKline.