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Sergio Garcia-Rivera, B.S., C.D.T., D.D.S., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.C.O.I., F.A.S.O., Diplomate, A.S.O.
Clinical Associate Professor
Cariology and Comprehensive Care
Room 376W Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
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Education:

1960 B.S., De La Salle College ( Havana, Cuba)
1975 C.D.T., National Board for Certification
1986 D.D.S., New York University College of Dentistry
1982 F.I.C.O.I., International Congress of Oral Implantologists
1986 F.A.C.O.I., American College of Oral Implantology
1990 F.A.S.O., American Society of Osseointegration
1993 Diplomate, American Society of Osseointegration

 

Research Interests / Professional Overview:

Overview:

Dr. Garcia-Rivera comes from a distinguished family of educators, and has been a Professor at NYUCD since 1986, where he has been involved since in teaching Prosthodontics in the Department of Comprehensive Care & Applied Practice Administration and presently in the Department of General Dentistry & Comprehensive Care.

He is responsible for coordinating with the Group Practice Director in overseeing clinic operations in the modules, where treatment plans are reviewed and approved, and where comprehensive treatment performed in the modules, is supervised. Also responsible for diagnostics and follow up of prosthetic cases, as well as, leading the student case presentations.

While serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, he performed various assignments in the medical and dental fields, and was in charge of all the NCO instructors, where he also prepared some of the material used in the scheduled medical and dental classes given to the personnel in the battallion.

Since 1962 to the present, Dr. Garcia-Rivera has presented various seminars, lectures, clinics in the medical/dental fields, including topics in general & implant prosthodontics and full mouth reconstruction, to such diverse groups as: members of the Sociedad Medica HispanoAmericana de Nueva York; members of the Mexican component of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Guadalajara, Mexico; members of the Armed Services; members of the dental laboratory community in Massachusetts; and various groups of NYUCD dental students & residents. He also served as Editorial Consultant in Dental Laboratory Technology for the International Congress of Oral Implantology during 1979-1980.

Dr. Garcia-Rivera conducts a part-time private practice in Manhattan, since 1986 and is founder and Dental Prosthetist in charge of the Garcia-Rivera Dental Laboratory, (one of the first 35 dental laboratories in the country to be certified by the National Board for Certification in 1978); where all phases of crown & bridge and ceramics, precision, and implant related cases are performed.

 

Educational/Professional Awards

Clinic 4S / Class of 2006 - Plaque:
For outstanding commitment to teaching - 2003

Class of 2006 - Plaque:
Student Council Appreciation Award
For outstanding service & commitment to the student body - 2005

Class of 2005 - Plaque:
Student Council Appreciation Award
For outstanding service & commitment to the student body - 2005

Congressman Vito j. Fossella - Certificate of Recognition Award
For unsung efforts and unselfish dedication to NYC and the Nation - 2003

City of New York - Office of Chief Medical Examiner Award
For outstanding service and extraordinary, unselfish effort  - Certificate - 2003

Clinic 4AB / Class of 2003 - Plaque:
For outstanding devotion to teaching - 2003

Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) - National Dental Honor Society - Omega Chapter
Inducted as Faculty Member - Certificate and Medal - 2002

New York County Dental Society - Certificate of Recognition Award
For extraordinary assistance to 9/11 Dental Forensic efforts - 2002

ADA 25 Year Anniversary - 25 Year CDT Recognition Award
For significant contribution as a Certified Dental Technician for 25 years  - 2000

Class of 1998 - Plaque:
Student Council Appreciation Award
For outstanding service & commitment to the student body - 1998

Clinic 4C / Class of 1996 - Mont Blanc Pen Set
For outstanding devotion to teaching - 1996

Clinic 4C / Class of 1995 - Plaque:
For outstanding devotion to teaching - 1995

Clinic 4C / Class of 1994 - Plaque:
For outstanding devotion to teaching - 1994

New York University College of Dentistry:
Dean's Merit Award
For outstanding achievement in teaching - 1992

New York University College of Dentistry:
CCAPA Merit Award
For outstanding achievement in teaching - 1990

Dental Laboratory Association of Massachusetts:
Past-President Plaque - For dedication and service to DLAM - 1980

New York University College of Dentistry:
Dr. Sidney I. Silverman Award
For excellence in the general practice of dentistry and human values - 1986

New York University College of Dentistry:
The New York Graduate Chapter of Sigma Epsilon Delta Fraternity Award
For excellence in fixed prosthodontics - 1986

New York University College of Dentistry:
The Class of 1931 Robert J. DiTolla Memorial Award
For outstanding achievement in operative dentistry - 1986

Academy of Operative Dentistry:
Operative Dentistry Award
For outstanding achievement in operative dentistry - 1985

New York School of Mechanical Dentistry:
School Key 
For outstanding and meritorious work - 1961