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Visit By President Sexton Spotlights Facilities Transformations
 


"President Sexton, Executive Vice Dean Richard I. Vogel, Assistant Dean Glenn Marrus, Vice Dean for Administration and Finance Michael O'Connor, Dean Bertolami, and Vice Dean Terracio explain the special features of the “serenity room” in the Bluestone Center. President John Sexton, right, chats with Vice Dean for Research Louis Terracio and a student. Right: Dr. Robert Glickman shows President Sexton around the new Gary and Alyse Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing."




"Above: President John Sexton, right, chats with Vice Dean for Research Louis Terracio and a student. Right: Dr. Robert Glickman shows President Sexton around the new Gary and Alyse Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing."








From top: New revolving doors facilitate access to NYUCD; a ramp just inside the revolving doors has been installed to better accommodate those with disabilities; a new dramatic circular lighting fixture illuminates the Schwartz Lobby; the lobby floor has been imprinted with a large NYU torch logo.
















Recently, NYU President John Sexton paid a visit to NYUCD to see for himself the stunning facilities transformations that have occurred in recent years and to engage in informal conversations with students, faculty, and staff.

From the moment President Sexton entered NYUCD from the main entrance on First Avenue and 24th Street, he could see that something had changed. Revolving doors offer greater ease of access; an electronic lift next to the stairs is designed to better accommodate those with disabilities; and the main lobby features new tiles, emblazoned with the NYU torch, recessed lighting, and a dramatic circular ceiling fixture. One floor above, he entered a 13,268-square-foot, newly renovated, architecturally stunning space devoted to comprehensive care, urgent care, and oral and maxillofacial surgery, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Gary and Alyse Ruth (the Gary and Alyse Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing; see related story), Dr. Stanley N. Turetzky (the Stanley N. Turetzky Urgent Care Suite), and Henry Schein, Inc. (the Henry Schein Cares Wing).

Photos of President Sexton's visit show him with faculty and students at the Henry Schein Technology Resource Center, in the "serenity room" within the Bluestone Center, where late-stage cancer patients enrolled in an innovative psychoactive drug therapy treatment undergo psychotherapy (see related story), and chatting with Dr. Robert Glickman, Professor and Chair of the newly renovated Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

"I am exhilarated by my visit," said President Sexton. "Not only are the facilities state-of-the-art, but, more important, they complement and enhance the sense of a vital campus community branded throughout by the NYU torch, the logo which brings us all together as a unified community." For a video tour of the new facilities, please go to: http://www.nyu.edu/dental/news/nyucdtv/facilities.html.