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Alexandra Makara
Posted on May 23, 2024

Alexandra Makara, DDS, will be joining the School of Dental Medicine as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry beginning in August.

Dental student in convocation gown smiling as she is flanked by two individuals.
Posted on May 17, 2024

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2024 entered the Staller Center of the Arts one last time as students for their convocation ceremony, and they left as the newest wave of dentists to join the workforce.

Dr. Reneida Reyes holding a plaque, alongside Dr. Stacy Reisfeld
Posted on April 29, 2024

Reneida Reyes, DDS ’78, MPH, a decorated pediatric dentist, teacher and figure in organized dentistry, was selected to receive the 2024 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

Student putting on a white coat
Posted on April 22, 2024

Symbolizing their commitment to the profession of dentistry and optimal care for their patients, the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2027 officially accepted their new attire – fresh white coats – at the annual White Coat Ceremony.

Dr. Dolores Cannella
Posted on April 3, 2024

Dolores Cannella, MA, PhD, associate dean for education at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, has been elected as secretary of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Section on Academic Affairs. The announcement came at the ADEA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, in March.

Headshot of Christopher Fox
Posted on April 1, 2024

Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc, chief executive officer of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR), will deliver the keynote address at this year's School of Dental Medicine Convocation Ceremony.

Student Kameron Farhadi presenting to faculty member Dr. Vincent Iacono
Posted on March 28, 2024

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (SDM) held its annual Research Symposium on March 28, with more than 40 dental students, master's students and residents presenting their findings at the Student Activities Center (SAC) on Stony Brook University's West Campus.

Brian Howe headshot
Posted on February 2, 2024

Following a nationwide search, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine has appointed Brian J. Howe, DMD, MS, as its new associate dean of clinical operations and patient care.

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine facade
Posted on January 31, 2024

The future recently came into focus for Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Class of 2024, as 40 of its members who sought a residency position successfully secured one. Additionally, one fourth-year student will enter private practice upon earning their DDS, and another has committed to a residency with the United States Navy Dental Corps.

Dental student with balloon creation depicting a monkey climbing a palm tree
Posted on January 4, 2024

The incredible balloon twisting ways of D3 student Brandon Axelrod, aka the Magic Brandini, was featured in Newsday’s Faces of Long Island section this week. Read about how his own visit to the dentist inspired both his career and his unique talent.

Rafael Delgado-Ruiz
Posted on October 11, 2023

Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine Associate Professor Rafael Arcesio Delgado-Ruiz headed to Washington, DC, this month to advocate for robust federal funding for the Title VII Oral Health Training Programs within the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Four Stony Brook faculty sitting on stools at the front of a classroom
Posted on October 5, 2023

Driven by the shortage of dental school faculty in New York and across the United States, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine hosted its inaugural Dental Educators Day on Thursday, October 5, on Stony Brook University’s south campus.

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.