PIONEERING
DENTISTRY

Revolutionizing dental care, research and service

SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE

The School of Dental Medicine is a community of teachers and learners dedicated to fostering the careers of future dentists and dental educators. We strive to be an international leader and innovator in dental education, patient care, research and service.

Discoveries at the School have fundamentally evolved the practice of dentistry, with faculty and students continually pursuing breakthroughs that resonate at a national and international level. But equally important is our local impact in the community, as we provide essential services and train those who will treat patients beyond the School’s reach. With your support, we can expand our scope of discovery and service, raising the standard of care both close to home and around the world.

UNIT GOAL

$13.2 million

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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Integrated within Stony Brook Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine is an exciting place to be, a place with an unique and distinguished history and a vibrant challenging future defined by our mission to continuously pursue excellence in education, patient care, discovery and leadership, and advance oral and general health throughout the local and global community.

Mary R. Truhlar, DDS, MS, Dean

Stony Brook, NY; Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine: Dean Dr. Mary Truhlar, DDS, MS

UNIT INITIATIVES

ENDOWED POSITIONS

Endowed Positions

  • Support the Dean of Dental Medicine
  • Professorships in each department (Oral Surgery/Dental Anesthesiology, Endodontics, Periodontology, General Dentistry/Prosthodontics and Digital Technology, Pediatrics/Orthodontics, Oral Biology and Pathology)

CREATE AND SUPPORT CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE TO ADVANCE CLINICAL CARE, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Create and support Centers of Excellence to advance clinical care, research and education

  • Center for Implant and Digital Dentistry (clinical and laboratory component)
  • Center for the Care of Individuals with Special Needs
  • Center for Urgent Dental Care
  • Center for Community Wellness (Geriatric and Pediatric), including local outreach programs

EXPAND THE DENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

Expand the Dental Research Program

  • Seek novel funding opportunities to expand basic, translational, applied and clinical research both within the school and extramurally
  • Expand the digital technology research program
  • Initiate a current use seed grant program

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

Student Excellence

  • Create scholarships to foster greater enrollment from underrepresented communities as well as retain accepted students
  • Develop sustainable and integrated regional, national and global service learning programs
  • Expand technology both in the classroom and online to enhance educational opportunities and experiences

DEAN'S FUND FOR EXCELLENCE

Dean’s Fund for Excellence

  • Give School of Dental Medicine dean the flexibility to respond to critical opportunities as they arise

STONY BROOK STORIES

Meeting Healthcare Needs for Underserved Populations

In October 2013, Stony Brook opened a newly renovated and expanded Dental Care Center with a goal of serving more than 15,000 patients annually, many from underserved populations. The Center is the largest provider of oral health care services on Long Island.

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SCHOOL OF DENTAL
MEDICINE BOARD

Alec C. Nguyen ’11, ’12

Alec J. Ganci ’12

Anthony J. Casino ’78

Anthony W. Fazio ’92, ’96

Barry D. Bass ’81

Bo G. Ha ’04, ’07

Christopher J. Salierno ’05

Debra A. Cinotti ’86

Debra Oreste ’96

Dimitrios Kilimitzoglou ’02, ’03

Gerardo P. Romeo ’05

John A. Rose ’00, ’04, ’07

Laura M. Izzo ’15

Leslie A. Furie ’85

Marcie W. Lebovic ’06

Maria Emanuel Ryan ’89, ’98

Mark Salerno ’83

McKenzie Clemens ’14

Pamela J. Combs ’89

Rhona Sherwin ’78

Robert M. Peskin ’77

Steven S. Schwartz ’85

Thomas E. Grandville ’07, ’11

Ying Gu ’02, ’03