Since its launch in the fall of 2006, the fund to create the Tarnow Wing for Periodontology and Implant Dentistry has rapidly gained momentum. From across the country and around the world, friends and colleagues of Dr. Tarnow’s have been making generous gifts to enable NYUCD to construct the Tarnow Wing, a full floor that will be dedicated to the concept that patients requiring implant dentistry and periodontal care are best served by an interdisciplinary approach. The Tarnow Wing honors a global leader in both periodontology and implant dentistry, Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and Chair of the Ashman Department
of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.
A key person in building the fund’s momentum has been Ms. Kate Matsumoto, CDE Short-Term International Program Director, who serves as a liaison between the dental community in Asia and NYUCD’s Continuing Education Program. In just a few months, Ms. Matsumoto has generated a total of $450,000, representing 18 gifts of $25,000 each from dentists throughout Asia.
“When I was informed about the campaign to raise funds to build the Tarnow Wing for Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, I immediately wanted to join the effort. I know the high esteem in which Dr. Tarnow is held by his students, friends and colleagues and was certain that they would wish to be as generous as possible. Like me, they feel that the naming of the Tarnow Wing is a most appropriate honor and recognition of his excellent teaching, scholarship and clinical ability. In addition, we feel that the environment in which dental education takes place plays a vital part in the learning experience. Dentists from all over the world come to NYUCD to update their knowledge and skills by learning from experts in their respective fields; accordingly, NYUCD should have an environment that matches these dentists’ expectations. With the help of Assistant Dean for Continuing Education Ken Beacham and Dr. Tarnow’s many devoted friends and colleagues,
I look forward to continuing my efforts on behalf of the Tarnow Wing.”