from left: Mrs. Sandy Rosenthal, Rod Gilbert, Arthur Becker, Vera
Wang, Dennis Basso, Sale Johnson, Dean Alfano, Eric Rosenthal and
Dr. Larry Rosenthal.
Institute's 52-seat amphitheater.
interactive, clinical demonstration laboratory.
left: Denise Wohl, New Jersey Senator Jon Corzine, Carla Katz, Benny
Saville, Eric Rosenthal and Dr. Larry Rosenthal.
of the demonstration "operatory under glass."
November 21, Dean Alfano officially dedicated a wing of the College
as the Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. Named
in honor of its principal benefactor, the Rosenthal Institute is
wholly dedicated to fostering continuing education, research, and
patient care in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry.
The Rosenthal Institute will have affiliations worldwide, as well
as within its own neighborhood. One of the Institute’s most
important features is that it will enable needy patients to receive
aesthetic dental procedures at a reduced cost. The Institute also
houses NYUCD’s continuing education program, which annually
attracts more than 4,000 dentists from more than 20 countries, making
it perhaps the most far-reaching program of its kind in the world.
vision and generosity are helping to create a cadre of aesthetic
dentists who can make these important services more broadly available
to the general public,” said Dean Alfano. “I am very
grateful to Dr. Rosenthal for his commitment to the creation of
the Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. He is an exemplar of the
many alumni, faculty members, and friends who are engaged with the
College as it reconfigures its facilities, academic programs, outreach,
and even the nature of dental practice, in ways that make it possible
to envision NYUCD as the dental institution with the greatest impact
on health in the world.”
“I have always
had a passion to create something that would revolutionize aesthetic
dentistry training and care,” said Dr. Rosenthal, a 1972 graduate
of the NYU College of Dentistry and an internationally renowned
pioneer in his field. “I selected the NYU College of Dentistry
not only because I am an alumnus, but because NYU is a recognized
leader in the field of aesthetic dentistry. Now, dentists just starting
out will have the advanced knowledge and tools to create beautiful,
natural-looking smiles, using the latest techniques. By partnering
with my alma mater, I have realized my dream of institutionalizing
a comprehensive approach to training future aesthetic dentists to
help people look better, feel better, and live happier lives.”
Housed in newly
renovated facilities located on First Avenue between 24th and 25th
Streets, the Rosenthal Institute combines the look and feel of the
finest private dental practices in New York City with the ambience
of a luxury hotel. The $6 million, 8,500-square-foot facility features
an elegant mahogany and marble décor, 16 state-of-the-art
patient treatment areas, a corporate-style executive board room
with remote broadcasting capabilities, a modern porcelain laboratory,
and a 52-seat amphitheater with global videoconferencing reach.
The Institute also includes an “operatory under glass,”
outfitted with multiple cameras to permit live, interactive clinical
demonstrations around the world.
will teach several continuing education courses annually at the
Institute. In addition to his large private practice, which counts
among his patients many distinguished and celebrated individuals,
Dr. Rosenthal is a popular lecturer and author. Profiled on television,
radio, and in such leading publications as Forbes, Vogue,
and the New York Times, he spreads his excitement about his
believe that conservative aesthetic dental techniques have a powerful
and positive impact on patients’ lives,” says Dr. Rosenthal.
“Improving an individual’s appearance can help create
an astonishing self-confidence that is wonderful to see.”