Orthodontics Alumni

Orthodontics Alumni

The Orthodontics Department at NYU College of Dentistry boasts an active and engaged Alumni community, and there are many ways to get involved and stay connected:

  • Join our email list: Send an email to dental.orthoalumni@nyu.edu with your contact information and we will add you to the list. Being part of this list will ensure you are informed of department announcements, alumni events, and receive the newsletter electronically as soon as it is produced.
  • Join our Facebook group! Reconnect with colleagues, check out event photos, and stay informed of alumni activities!
  • Attend Alumni events: Each year we host numerous events to help alumni reconnect and learn what's happening in the Department. These events include the AAO Alumni Reception, GNYDM all day Ortho seminar and the two-day annual Alumni Reunion at NYU Dentistry.

Message from Alumni Association President

Dr Edmund Khoo

Dear Fellow Alumni,

As your elected President, I would like to take this opportunity to send my warmest wishes to all of you and your loved ones.

Being elected during a pandemic and global crisis is certainly not without challenges, and to say that recent times were trying would be a true understatement. Still, I write to you with the hopes that we, as a community, will ultimately bounce back stronger than ever. As always, ours is a message of hope, and no words express this clearer than that of the good Doctor Martin Luther King Jr, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite Hope.”

I hope you will also allow me to express my sincerest thanks and wholehearted intent to do my best to lead the NYU orthodontics alumni association in the right direction. I have been fortunate to have the camaraderie and assistance of an amazing board of officers and, together with them, have a planned a series of initiatives to actively engage our community.

For example, our Vice-President, Joana Forsea, has taken on the task of rejuvenating our social media engagements on facebook with regular posts providing updates, orthodontic pearls, and material for case discussions (If you have not joined our Facebook page, please do so). We have also started our For Alumni By Alumni (FABA) Lecture Series, which was recently kicked off with an inaugural presentation by Dr. Jae Park to much acclaim and large attendance. Rest assured, we look forward to regularly hosting these lectures and presentations for all of you.

Many things in life are ephemeral in nature. People come and go; administrations and leadership change overnight; even my tenure as your elected President is transient, but certain things should never change. Our love and passion for this program should be unwavering, and this is my personal commitment to you. We are a family, and one with a rich history and legacy at that!

I know it need not be said, but we must all "BE PROUD". Our alumni have gone on to lead academic programs, launch commercially and clinically successful private practices, and assume leadership positions in organized orthodontics, dentistry, education, and elsewhere. Be proud that you are part of the NYU Orthodontic family because in the end, if family does not look out for their own, then who will?

I thank you all again for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve our alumni association and I will do my best not to let any of you down.

Yours sincerely,

Edmund Khoo
President, NYU Orthodontic Alumni Association

Fundraising Efforts

In efforts to recognize alumni and colleagues who have made major contributions to the department we have unveiled plaques in our clinic with the names of our benefactors. Our fundraising efforts will continue with the goal of building a new state of the art orthodontic wing. Every contribution, small or large, will bring us closer to the dream of building a facility that will mirror the leadership, innovation, and great accomplishments of our department. We are counting on the generosity of our alumni, patients (we recently received a patient donation of $10,000), and our corporate partners. If you are interested in becoming part of the effort to achieve this goal please email us at: dental.orthoalumni@nyu.edu.