International Partners in Health
International Dental Programs Hold First Global Reunion

The gardens at VIlla La Pietra.

(l to r) Dr. Arshia Jafari; Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Development, NYUCD; and Dr. Arash Jafari, an alumnus from Germany.

Standing, from left: Dr. Harold Litvak, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, NYUCD, and Dr. Carlo P. Marinello, Professor and Chair, Department of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Basel Dental School. Seated, from left: Dr. Edwin S. Rosenberg, Clinical Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, NYUCD, and Dr. Francois Hery, of France.

NYUCD's Advanced Study Programs for International Dentists hosted its first global reunion last spring at Villa La Pietra, NYU's famed Center for Study Abroad in Florence. The occasion was the 20th anniversary of the inception of NYUCD's full-time continuing dental education programs for dentists who practice outside the US.

The reunion drew over 120 participants from nearly 30 countries, including Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. The three-day program included a scientific session featuring 15 speakers, nine of whom are alumni of NYU's Advanced Study Programs for International Dentists.