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Kenneth S Kurtz, D.D.S.
Clinical Professor
Prosthodontics
Floor 5W Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4489
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Education:

1979 B.A., State University of New York at Albany
1983 D.D.S., NYU College of Dentistry
1998 Certificate in Postgraduate Prosthodontics Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1999 Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery 2009 Certificate-Surgical Implant Fellowship, NYU College of Dentistry

 

Research Interests / Professional Overview:

Cast Titanium, Veneering of Cast Titanium, Prosthetic Use of Cast Titanium

Kurtz KS, Watanabe I, Kabcenell J, Okabe, T. Shear Bond Strength of Polymer-Glass to Cast Titanium. J Dent Res 1998;77:272 Abstract1331. (Poster Presentation, 3/98)

Kurtz KS, Silken D, Watanabe I, Okabe T. Bond Strengths of Polymer-Glass to Primed Cast Titanium. J Dent Res 1998;77:900 Abstract 2152. (Oral Presentation, 6/98)

Kurtz KS, Ohkubo C, LaVacca A, Okabe T. Bond Strengths of Polymer Glass to Three Cast Alloys. J Dent Res 1999;78:121 Abstract 122. (Oral Presentation, 3/99) (See Awards)

Kurtz KS, Cai Z, Ohkubo C, Shimizu H, Watanabe I, Okabe T. Evaluation of Magnet Systems Retaining a Midfacial Maxillofacial Prosthesis. J Dent Res 2000;79: Abstract 277. (Poster Presentation, 4/00)

Ohkubo C, Kurihara D, Maehara Y, Hosoi T, Kurtz KS. Bending Strengths of Metal Framework Structures for Implant-Supported Overdentures. J Dent Res 2000;79: Abstract 268. (Poster Presentation, 4/00)

Kurtz KS, Cai Z, LaVacca A, Carrasco L, Watanabe I, Okabe T. Bond Strengths of Laboratory Veneering Composite to Cast Ti. J Dent Res 2001;80:787 Abstract 2081(Oral Presentation, 6/01)

Kurtz KS, LaVacca A, Aoki T, Koike M, Cai Z, Carrasco L, Watanabe I, Okabe T. Bond Strengths of Laboratory Veneering Composite to Cast Ti. J Dent Res 2002;81:A-482 Abstract 3944 (Oral Presentation, 3/02)

Kurtz KS, Baba N, Watanabe I, Cai Z, Bullock L, Okabe T. Colormetric Analysis of Porcelain Fused to Gold Coated Titanium. J Dent Res 2003;82 Abstract 1905. (Oral Presentation, 6/03)

Ohkubo C, Kamada N, Hosoi T, Ohkubo C, Kurtz KS. Impression Accuracy of Sectional Stock Tray System. J Dent Res 2003;82 Abstract 2550, (Poster Presentation 2003)

Kurtz KS*, Watanabe I, Nguyen K, Benson A, Cai Z, Okabe T. Three Point Bond Strength of Porcelain Fused to Gold Coated Titanium. J Dent Res 2004; 83 Abstract (Oral Presentation, 3/04)

Kobayashi M, Ohkubo C, Suzuki Y, Aoki T, Sato J, Hosoi T, Kurtz KS. Retentive Force of O Ring Attachment to Immediate Provisional Implant . J Dent Res 2004; 83 Abstract (Poster Presentation, 3/04)

Kobayashi M, Ohkubo C, Suzuki Y, Sato J, Kurtz KS, Hosoi T. Retentive Forces of Nobel Direct Implant-retained Overdentures. J Dent Res 2005; 84 Abstract (Poster Presentation, 3/04)

Kobayashi M, Ohkubo C, Suzuki Y, Sato J, Kurtz KS, Hosoi T. Retentive Forces of Nobel Direct Implant-retained Overdentures. J Dent Res 2005; 84 Abstract (Poster Presentation, 3/04)Kurtz KS,* McBride M, Watanabe I. Laser Peening of Cast Commercially Pure Titanium. J Dent Res 2006; 86 Abstract 2614. (Oral Presentation, 6/06) Montano S, Watanabe I, Gerick J, Kurtz KS. Elastic modulus of Laser-Peened Cast Titanium Framework. J Dent Res 2007; 86 Abstract 1474. (Poster Presentation, 3/07) Berg RW, Kurtz KS, Griggs JA, Watanabe I. Laser Peening of Endosseous Implants with a Trilobe Connection. J Dent Res 2007;86 Abstract 0089. (Oral Presentation-Frechette Finalist, 3/07) Kurtz  KS, Watanabe I, Burns A, Okabe T. Fracture Load of Composite Laminated to Heat-Treated Gold Alloys. J Dent Res 2007;86 Abstract 1966 (Poster Presentation, 3/07) Watanabe I, Chang J, Kurtz KS, Laser-Welding Between CoCr and AgAuPd Alloys. J Dent Res 2007;86 Abstract 1443. (Poster Presentation, 3/07)  Dogus SM, Kurtz, KS, Watanabe I, Griggs JA. Engaging Abutment Position Effect in Implant Retained Fixed Cantilever Prostheses. J Dent Res 2008;87 Abstract 1700 (Poster Presentation 7/08)

Watanabe I, Newton P, Kurtz KS. Hardness Depth-Profiles of Laser-Treated Cast Titanium. J Dent Res 2008. (Poster Presentation 7/08)

* Denotes IADR Oral Session Chairperson

American Association for Dental Research Committees:

National Affairs Committee (2003-2006), Young Investigator Award (2009-present)

Travel Grants:

1998 AADR Block Travel Grant to Attend IADR Meeting-Nice, France

2000 Nagasaki University Travel Grant

2002 Faculty Staff Development Commission-NYUCD to Attend IADR Meeting

2002 Japanese Government Grant-Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Yokohama

2003 Faculty Staff Development Commission-NYUCD to attend IADR Meeting2004 Faculty Staff Development Commission-NYUCD to attend IADR Meeting2006 Faculty Staff Development Commission-NYUCD to attend IADR Meeting2008 Faculty Staff Development Commission-NYUCD to attend IADR Meeting2009 Faculty Staff Development Commission-NYUCD to attend IADR Meeting

 

Representative Publications:

Kurtz, KS. A Clinician's Perspective. Compounding Irresponsibility: The Unpalatable Triad of Bad Science, Bad Refereeing, and Bad Journalism. J. Dent. Res. 1994;72(6):1130-1132. (Reprinted in Oral Health 1995;85(1):9-12)

Kurtz, KS. Adjunctive Caries Control in Overdenture Abutment Teeth: A New Modality.
JADA 1995;126:213-215.

Kurtz, KS. Constructing Direct Porcelain Veneer Provisionals. JADA 1995;126:653-656.

Kurtz, KS. Management of a Maxillary Midline Diastema and Hypodontia of Adjacent Lateral Incisors: A Case Report. Compend. Contin. Educ. Dent/Perspective in Esthetic Dentistry 1997;2(1):3-4.

Rich B, Kurtz KS. The New Removable Denture Patient:Treatment Procedures.
J Prosthet Dent 1998;80:124-128.

Watanabe I, Kurtz KS, Kabcenell JL, Okabe T. Effect of Sandblasting and Silicoating on Bond Strength of Polymer-glass Composite to Cast Titanium. J Prosthet Dent 1999;82:462-467.

Kubon TM, Kurtz KS, Piro JD. Impression Procedure For Creating A Partial Auricular Prosthesis. J Prosthet Dent 2000;83:648-51.

Suzuki Y, Abe M, Hosoi T, Kurtz KS. Sectional Denture For A Partially Edentulous Patient With Microstomia: A Clinical Report. J Prosthet Dent 2000;84:256-9.

Ohkubo C, Kurtz KS, Suzuki Y, Hanatani S, Abe, M, Hosoi T. Comparative Study of Maxillary Complete Dentures Constructed of Metal Base and Metal Structure Framework. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2001;28:149-56.

Ohkubo C, Kurtz KS, Hosoi T. Joint Strengths of Metal Framework Structures for Removable Partial Dentures. Prosthodontic Research and Practice 2002;1:50-58.

Shimizu H, Kurtz KS, Yoshinaga M, Takahashi Y, Habu T. Effect of Surface Preparations on the Repair Strength of Denture Base Resin. International Chinese Journal of Dentistry 2002;2:126-33.

Watanabe I, Tanaka Y, Ohkubo C, Miller A, Kurtz KS (Contributing Author). Application of Cast Magnetic Attachments to Sectional Complete Dentures for a Patient With Microstomia. J Prosthet Dent 2002;88:573-7.

Ohkubo C, Sato J, Hosoi T, Kurtz KS. O-ring Attachments for Transitional Implant-retained Overdentures. J Prosthet Dent 2004;91:195-7.

Kurtz KS, Dental Implants: The Art and Science (Book Review) J Prosthodont 2004;13:279-80.

Sharma A, Kurtz KS, Schweitzer KM, Silken DR, Beitler J. A Customized Orofacial Brachytherapy Carrier: A Clinical Report. J Prosthet Dent 2005;93:24-7

Kurtz KS, Watanabe I, Ohkubo C, Silken D. Bond Strength of Prosthetic Composite to Primed and Silicoated Cast Titanium. Int Chin J Dent 2005;5:12-16.

Watanabe I, Kurtz, KS, Watanabe E, Yamada M, Yoshida N, Miller AW. Multi-unit Fixed Partial Denture for a Bilateral Cleft Palate Patient: A Clinical Report. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2005;32:620-22.

Shimizu H, Kurtz KS, Tacchii Y, Takahashi Y. Use of Metal Conditioners to Improve Bond Strengths of Autopolymerizing Denture Base Resin to Cast Ti-6Al-7Nb and Co-Cr. Journal of Dentistry 2006;34:117-122.

Kurtz KS, Implants in Qualitatively Compromised Bone (Book Review) J Prosthodont 2006;15:212-14.Ohkubo C, Kobayashi M, Suzuki Y, Sato J, Hosoi T, Kurtz KS. Evaluation of Transitional Implants Stabilizing Overdentures: A Case Series Report. J Oral Rehabil 2006;33:416-422. Shimizu H, Hisama K, Kurtz KS, Takahashi Y, Sato H. Failure Probability of Implant-Supported Restorations Using Highly Filled All-Composite Crowns. Quintessence Int 2007;38:612e374-378. Berg RW, Goldman BM, Kurtz KS, Schweitzer KM, Kraut RA. Prosthodontic Management of Sulcoplasty and Sialodochoplasty with a Conforming Surgical Stent. J Prosthodont 2008;17:52-54. Coelho PG, Sudack P, Suzuki M, Kurtz KS, Romanos GE, Silva NR. In Vitro Evaluation of the Implant-Abutment Connection Sealing Capability of Different Implant Systems, J Oral Rehabil 2008;35(12):917-24. Watanabe I, McBride M, Newton P, Kurtz KS. Laser Surface Treatment to Improve Mechanical Properties of Cast Titanium. Dental Materials 2009;25:629-633. Ohkubo C, Kobayashi M, Okamato N, Hosoi T, Kurtz KS, Murata T. Implant Overdenture Using Konus Telescope on One-piece Implant: A Case Report. Eur J Prosthodont Rest Dent 2009;17: 188-91.

Research:

Kurtz KS*, Watanabe I, Nguyen K, Benson A, Cai Z, Okabe T. Three Point Bond Strength of Porcelain Fused to Gold Coated Titanium. J Dent Res 2004; 83 Abstract (Oral Presentation, 3/04)

Kobayashi M, Ohkubo C, Suzuki Y, Aoki T, Sato J, Hosoi T, Kurtz KS. Retentive Force of O Ring Attachment to Immediate Provisional Implant . J Dent Res 2004; 83 Abstract (Poster Presentation, 3/04)

Kobayashi M, Ohkubo C, Suzuki Y, Sato J, Kurtz KS, Hosoi T. Retentive Forces of Nobel Direct Implant-retained Overdentures. J Dent Res 2005; 84 Abstract (Poster Presentation, 3/04)

Kurtz KS,* McBride M, Watanabe I. Laser Peening of Cast Commercially Pure Titanium. J Dent Res 2006; 86 Abstract 2614. (Oral Presentation, 6/06) Montano S, Watanabe I, Gerick J, Kurtz KS. Elastic modulus of Laser-Peened Cast Titanium Framework. J Dent Res 2007; 86 Abstract 1474. (Poster Presentation, 3/07) Berg RW, Kurtz KS, Griggs JA, Watanabe I. Laser Peening of Endosseous Implants with a Trilobe Connection. J Dent Res 2007;86 Abstract 0089. (Oral Presentation-Frechette Finalist, 3/07) Kurtz  KS, Watanabe I, Burns A, Okabe T. Fracture Load of Composite Laminated to Heat-Treated Gold Alloys. J Dent Res 2007;86 Abstract 1966 (Poster Presentation, 3/07) Watanabe I, Chang J, Kurtz KS, Laser-Welding Between CoCr and AgAuPd Alloys. J Dent Res 2007;86 Abstract 1443. (Poster Presentation, 3/07)  Dogus SM, Kurtz, KS, Watanabe I, Griggs JA. Engaging Abutment Position Effect in Implant Retained Fixed Cantilever Prostheses. J Dent Res 2008;87 Abstract 1700 (Poster Presentation 7/08) Watanabe I, Newton P, Kurtz KS. Hardness Depth-Profiles of Laser-Treated Cast Titanium. J Dent Res 2008. (Poster Presentation 7/08)

* Denotes IADR Oral Session Chairperson