Global Health Nexus, Summer 2003

Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz Installed as President of the American College of Prosthodontics

Jonathan L. Ferencz, D.D.S. Class of 1971 and Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program Class of 1984, has been installed as President of the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), the official sponsoring organization for the specialty of prosthodontics. Dr. Ferencz will serve as President through October 2003.

Dr. Francis V. Panno, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Ira E. Klein Professor of Prosthodontics, and a Past President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, has been Dr. Ferencz’s mentor and friend for 34 years, and influenced his choice of specialty training. Associate Dean Panno describes Dr. Ferencz as the “right person for the job at the right time.” “Jonathan Ferencz is an outstanding clinician and lecturer with an international reputation. He is a leader in redefining the breadth and scope of prosthodontics for a new century, and the perfect person to lead the ACP at this time.”

A Board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. Ferencz has a long history of service and leadership within the ACP as well as other leading professional organizations. He has served as President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the Northeastern Gnathologial Society. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics and the New York Academy of Dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

As a Board member, Secretary, Vice President, and President-Elect of the ACP, Dr. Ferencz has been responsible for Annual Sessions, revamping the American Board of Prosthodontics examiner selection process, and strategic planning for the future of the specialty. During the past year, he has focused his energies on advancing the ACP Education Foundation as cochair of its fund-raising campaign. The campaign exceeded its $5 million goal when it concluded in November 2002.

Since 1990, Dr. Ferencz has served as a Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU Dentistry. “We’re proud that a graduate of both our D.D.S. and Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Programs, and a distinguished faculty member, has become the articulate spokesperson for his specialty organization as it moves forward in the new century,” said Dean Alfano.