School of Dental Medicine celebrates 50th anniversary

Left to right, Drs. Ira Lamster, Philias Garant, Vincent Iacono and Patrick Lloyd

Fifty years ago, the first class was accepted to 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, culminating in an alumni dinner that featured conversations with School of Dental Medicine luminaries Philias Garant, dean from 1979-1992; Vincent Iacono, faculty member, 1974 to present; and Ira Lamster, charter class graduate and dean emeritus, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

“It has been wonderful to see our graduates go on to make an indelible impact in their communities — through the services they have provided, and more broadly by advancing oral health practice through research and leadership roles in professional societies and dental education,” Iacono said.

Read the entire recap of the weekend events on the Stony Brook University website.