Global Health Nexus, Summer 2003

ICOI Supports Bioterrorism Preparedness Initiative
ICOI Cofounder is NYU Dentistry Alumnus

The officers of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, who include Dr. Kenneth W. Judy, the ICOI’s Cofounder and Cochairman, a member of the Class of 1968, and a Clinical Professor of Implant Dentistry at NYU Dentistry, have sent their membership copies of the AMA’s updated Quick Reference Guide to Biological Weapons, along with their endorsement of bioterrorism preparedness education for dentists. Their letter cited Dean Alfano for his help in making the guide available. Dean Alfano had earlier sent copies of the guide to all NYU Dentistry alumni.

“I congratulate Dr. Judy and his colleagues on their initiative and leadership,” said Dean Alfano. “Having the support of the prestigious ICOI in raising awareness of the potential role of dentists in bioterrorism preparedness sets an example for other organizations to get involved and help educate their own members about what dentists can do to make our world a safer place in which to live.”