Global Health Nexus, Millennium Issue

Keeping Track

Congratulations to


Dr. Milton Tuerk, Class of 1941, has been honored with the naming of the Milton Tuerk Cleft Palate Center at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York.


Dr. John D. Tabak, Class of 1954, has been appointed associate professor of community dentistry and director of postdoctoral general dentistry programs at the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tabak is also a licensed health care risk manager and a diplomate of the American Board of Risk Management Professionals.
Dr. Irving Bernstein, Class of 1955, presented the lecture "Orofacial Pain, TMJ Dysfunction, and Occlusion" at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.
Dr. Sheldon Winkler, Class of 1956, was named Honorary Professor at the Pierre Fauchard School of Dentistry in Paraguay. He is the first person to be awarded this distinction.
Dr. Robert Seminara, Class of 1957, has been appointed director of dental medicine at New York Methodist Hospital.


Dr. Herbert I. Bader, Class of 1961, coauthored "Long-Term Monitoring of Adult Periodontitis Patients in Supportive Periodontal Therapy: Correlation of Gingival Crevicular Fluid Proteases with Probing Attachment Loss" for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
Dr. Stephen J. Baer, Class of 1961, received the Gary Strong Memorial Award of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
Dr. Paul Dworkis, Class of 1961, serves as chairman of the Peer Review Committee of the Bronx County Dental Society.
Dr. Frederic J. Sherman, Class of 1961, serves as chairman of the Ethics Committee of the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.
Dr. Peddrick Weis, Class of 1963, was elected to fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Steven I. Gold, Class of 1966, was elected president-elect of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists. Dr. Gold also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Columbia University (postdoctoral program in periodontics).


Dr. Lewis T. Kulik, Class of 1970, recently completed a term as president of the Rotary Club of New York.
Dr. Marvin A. Fier, Class of 1971, authored "The Deciduous Dilemma in the Adult Dentition" for Dentistry Today.
Dr. Michael S. Swartz, Class of 1971, has been elected president of the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Dr. Ira M. Kelmons, Class of 1972, presented the lecture "Successful Treatment of Tinnitus in Patients with TMJ Dysfunction" at Overlook Hospital in New Jersey.
Dr. Allen B. Horn, Class of 1973, spoke on the topic "Endodontics for the 21st Century" at the New Jersey Dental Association Annual Meeting.
Dr. Steven E. Schonfeld, Class of 1973, was elected to fellowship in the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Harry P. Myers, Class of 1974, was elected to fellowship in the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Richard M. Feinberg, Class of 1978, was the subject of a feature article that appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The article described Dr. Feinberg's work as the dental director of the Logan Heights Family Health Center, a facility located in a large, urban, underserved area.


Dr. David J. Shuch, Class of 1983, spoke on the topic "Homeopathy: A Welcome Addition to Our Armamentarium" at a meeting of the New York County Dental Society.
Dr. David B. Rosenberg, Class of 1983, spoke on the topic "Apical Control: Mastering Our Domain," at the American Association of Endodontists Annual Session.
Dr. David C. Reff, Class of 1983, authored "Human Anatomy and Physiology" for the Learning Resources Manual.
Dr. Barry C. Saltz, Class of 1984, was cited as Best Local Dentist in a reader's poll published in the Portland (Maine) Sunday Telegram. Dr. Saltz is president-elect of the Maine Dental Association.
Dr. Anthony I. Wong, Class of 1986, presented a lecture on HIV/AIDS at the Central District Dental Association Summer Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Wong is president-elect of the Florida Society of Dentistry for Children and chairman of the Infection Control Committee of the Dental Society of Greater Orlando.
Dr. Keith R. Chertok, Class of 1987, received a fellowship award from the American Jewish Committee (AJC). The award funds leadership training for a member of the Board of Governors of the AJC.
Dr. Christine Vice, Class of 1987, was inducted as a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.



Dr. Gerardo Santiago, Class of 1991, volunteers his professional services to the Christina's Smile Mobile Dental Clinic when it visits Collier County annually. The Christina's Smile organization sponsors a free dental clinic for underprivileged children, in conjunction with the Senior PGA Tour. Dr. Santiago is a recipient of the Man of the Year award for professional excellence in Collier County.
Dr. Russell A. Gornstein, Class of 1994, coauthored "Similarities Between an Acellular Dermal Allograft and a Palatal Graft, for Tissue Augmentation: Clinical Report" for Periodontal Insights and "Androgens Modulate Interleukin-6 Production by Gingival Fibroblasts in Vitro" for the Journal of Periodontology.
Dr. Christina L. Klein, Class of 1997, has been appointed to a standing committee on dental practice of the Second District Dental Society.
Dr. Lee R. Cohen, Class of 1998, spoke on the topic "Dental Licensure Reform in the United States" at the 1999 ASDA Annual Session. Dr. Cohen is doing postdoctoral work in periodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he serves as a faculty adviser to the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.