School of Dental Medicine graduates celebrating at the 50th anniversary dinner
Posted on September 12, 2023

Fifty years ago, the first class was accepted to the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Since then, the school has graduated over 1,500 students who have dedicated themselves to delivering the highest quality of dental care throughout the country. The golden anniversary was recognized the weekend of September 9 with a series of celebratory events,

Elina Nourmand
Posted on September 6, 2023

Elina Nourmand, a third-year student at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation (DTA) and Darby Dental.

Robert Peskin headshot
Posted on August 25, 2023

Robert M. Peskin, DDS ’77, clinical associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s Division of Hospital Dentistry at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, has been named president of the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP)

Laura Shelley
Posted on August 2, 2023

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine is pleased to announce that Laura Shelley has been appointed as its new director of development.

School of Dental Medicine graduate raises his arms in triumph
Posted on May 18, 2023

Forty-five Doctor of Dental Surgery students, as well as graduate students and residents of the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2023, received their degrees and certificates at the annual convocation ceremony held at the Staller Center for the Arts.

Research Day 2023
Posted on May 3, 2023

More than 40 Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine students and residents participated in 2023 Leo and Mickey Sreebny Lectureship and School of Dental Medicine Research Symposium, held at the Student Activities Center on April 26. 

Drs. Robert Schindel and Stacy Reisfeld
Posted on April 26, 2023

Robert Schindel, DDS '90, a decorated figure in orthodontics and longtime professor at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, has been presented with the 2023 School of Dental Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Dr. Heather Ercolano
Posted on April 19, 2023

Second-year orthodontics resident Heather Ercolano, DDS ’21, has received the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Research Aid Award for her proposal that will examine soft tissue changes after orthopedic maxillary expansion.

Dana Chan
Posted on March 31, 2023

Dana Chan, a third-year dental student at Stony Brook, received first place in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Student Poster Award competition at the organization’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, in March.

Class of 2023
Posted on February 2, 2023

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s tradition of placing students into advanced dental education programs continued this year as all 39 members of the Class of 2023 who sought residency have matched into a position.

Dr. Patricia Swanson
Posted on February 1, 2023

Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national honor society in the field of dentistry, has presented Patricia Swanson, DDS, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Digital Technology at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (SDM), with its Charles Craig Teaching Award.

Edward Gottesman
Posted on December 22, 2022

Edward Gottesman DDS ’01, PD Perio ’04 has been appointed president of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists (NESP) and will lead the organization through the end of 2023.

Dr. Georgios Romanos
Posted on December 21, 2022

The School of Dental Medicine has been granted $120,769 by biotech company StellaLife® to study the efficacy and anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis properties of its new herbal-based VEGA® Oral Care Recovery Kit product.

Dr. Patricia Swanson demonstrates the proper technique for a student.
Posted on November 8, 2022

Patricia Swanson, DDS, FACP, clinical assistant professor and director of predoctoral prosthodontics at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, has been named Junior Educator of the Year by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP).

Dr. Stephen Walker, Dr. Kenneth Kurtz and Dean Patrick Lloyd
Posted on September 16, 2022

Kurtz was recognized for his contribution to the school’s Annual Research Day as the keynote speaker for his presentation, “Dental Implant Intervention for Syndromic & Non-Syndromic Childhood Partial Edentulism.” 

HSDM Dean William Giannobile and Dr. Vincent Iacono
Posted on September 9, 2022

Vincent Iacono, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, chair of the Department of Periodontology, and Tarrson Family Professor of Periodontology in the Stony Brook University...

SDM students with Wolfie
Posted on September 6, 2022

The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) recently hosted its annual fall Give Kids a Smile Day event.

Patrick M. Lloyd, DDS, MS
Posted on September 1, 2022

Stony Brook University has named Patrick M. Lloyd, DDS, MS, as Dean of the School of Dental Medicine (SDM). Lloyd’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced by Hal Paz, MD.

Posted on October 23, 2021

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine's Class of 1981 recently gathered to celebrate their 40th Reunion. Hosted by Dr. Mark Wolff and Barbara Wolff...

Hal Paz photo
Posted on September 1, 2021

Harold “Hal” Paz, MD, MS has been named Executive Vice President for Health Sciences at Stony Brook Medicine. We welcome this exceptional leader, clinician and educator.

Group photo of 30th anniversary
Posted on July 12, 2021

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Advanced Education Program in Periodontics. 

Ralph H. Epstein, DDS ‘78, Named Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Distinguished Alumnus 
Posted on July 8, 2021

Dr. Ralph Epstein received the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award at the White Coat Ceremony for Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2023. 

School of Dental Medicine's Class of 2023 Receive Their White Coats, Enter into Clinical Care  
Posted on July 6, 2021

The acceptance of a white coat is a tradition among health professions and serves as a symbol of commitment to providing compassionate, ethical care to patients. 

Saline Atieno
Posted on June 10, 2021

Saline Atieno developed a dangerous and disfiguring bacterial necrosis called Noma as a young child in Kenya.

Posted on May 28, 2021

The Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University was brimming with excitement as Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduate, and advanced ...

Phil Bacigalupo
Posted on April 28, 2021

Each year, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine hosts the Leo and Mickey Sreebny Lectureship and School of Dental Medicine Research Symposium.

Dr. Soosan Ghazizadeh Receives $431,000+ in NIH Funding for Research on the Regeneration of Salivary Glands 
Posted on March 18, 2021

According to Soosan Ghazizadeh, PhD, millions of Americans are currently suffering from the loss of salivary gland function, greatly affecting oral health and overall quality of life.

Stony Brook Students Recognized in American Dental Education Association's Curriculum Development Event
Posted on March 10, 2021

Dental students from throughout the United States' northeast region recently participated in the American Dental Education Association's (ADEA) first-ever "I Have an ADEA" virtual event. 

Stony Brook Women Faculty: Inspiring the Next Generation
Posted on March 5, 2021

They are world-renowned scientists, groundbreaking researchers and beloved professors. They are also trusted advisors, caring mentors, loving mothers and good listeners.

Ann Nasti Honored with Prestigious Award for Teaching Excellence in Dentistry
Posted on February 23, 2021

Ann Nasti, DMD, associate dean for clinical education in the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence by Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) ...