Grants and Philanthropy
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for Gary and Alyse Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing

From left: Dr. Stanley Turetzky, Dr. Gary Ruth, Assistant Dean Rita Startup, Mrs. Alyse Ruth, Dr. Robert Glickman, Dean Charles Bertolami, Dr. Vasiliki Karlis, Dr. Michael O'Connor, Mrs. Sandy Rosenthal, Mr. Eric Rosenthal, Dr. Larry Rosenthal.

"Top: Dr. Gary and Mrs. Alyse Ruth. Middle: an external view of the Dr. Stanley Turetzky Urgent Care Suite. Bottom: The reception area in the Gary and Alyse Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing."

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for NYUCD's Gary and Alyse Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing on November 13, 2009. The 4,000-plus-square-foot Ruth Wing, which opened in September after extensive renovations to the second floor of the Schwartz Building, houses 11 operatories, an additional suite of seven enclosed surgical operatories, and an 11-operatory emergency care facility, the Dr. Stanley N. Turetzky Urgent Care Suite.

Said Dr. Ruth, "Alyse and I saw the work that the NYU faculty are doing in such areas as endoscopic surgery for salivary gland disease, pediatric cleft lip and palate treatment, sleep apnea, reconstruction after oral cancer surgery, and TMD treatment, and we became convinced that only NYU would be capable of creating an infrastructure commensurate with the advances taking place in the field."

"Gary and Alyse Ruth's extraordinary generosity enabled us to build the oral and maxillofacial surgery wing of our dreams," said Dean Bertolami, who, like Dr. Ruth, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. "The Ruths could have chosen any dental school to support," he added, "but they chose NYU as their legacy because of their faith in the quality and humanity of this institution, and in the dedication that faculty and staff bring to relieving pain and suffering."