School of Dental Medicine
Alumni Chapter

The School of Dental Medicine Building at Stony Brook

Welcome School of Dental Medicine Alums!

To All of My Fellow Alumni Colleagues:

No matter how far you go in your career and in life, you will always be a part of the small elite group of School of Dental Medicine (SDM) alumni now numbered at nearly 1,200. We encourage you to keep close ties with your SDM classmates, professors, advisors and fellow alumni.

This site is filled with useful information including an events calendar, a photo gallery from SDM events, current alumni benefits and so much more. You may also reconnect with your alma mater in many meaningful ways.

Perhaps you could:

  • Serve as a mentor to one or more SDM dental students
  • Sign up for one of our upcoming events or continuing education classes
  • Volunteer to become a more involved member of the SDM Alumni Chapter
  • Make a gift to support your Alumni Chapter, scholarships, dental outreach or initiatives outlined in the Strategic Plan
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If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact Mary Hoffmann at (631) 632-4995 or by email at  .

I hope you join me in participating and strengthening the bonds between alumni, present students and the School of Medicine. Pride and tradition at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine starts with us.

Best Regards,

Thomas Grandville DDS '11
President, SDM Alumni Board

Mary Hoffmann
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

 

READ THE SPRING 2018 SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE MAGAZINE

 

Mission Statement

Engaging the alumni and students of the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook will enhance the advancement of oral and general health throughout the local and global community by instilling a feeling of pride and confidence of their knowledge and achievements.

Students and alumni will see the leaders that were educated at Stony Brook as role models.

Vision Statement

Engaging students and alumni of the SDM at Stony Brook will enhance the Vision Statement of the SDM by demonstrating a commitment by the alumni to support the SDM financially and emotionally to become the future international leader in dental education, patient care, research and service.

2020 School of Dental Medicine Award Recipient

Ralph H. Epstein DDS

Ralph H. Epstein, DDS, Dentist Anesthesiologist & Diplomate American Dental Board of Anesthesiology & National Dental Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. Epstein graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 1978, which was the second graduating class of the dental school. Following graduation, Dr. Epstein completed a one-year general practice residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. (LIJ). He spent the next two years as a dental anesthesia resident at LIJ and was a chief resident in anesthesiology during his second year. 

Dr. Epstein currently holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director; Advanced Education Program in Dental Anesthesiology, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY; Dual appointments to the Departments of Anesthesiology and Dentistry @ Stony Brook University Hospital; Extended Board Member NYS Board for Dentistry; Past Chairperson NYS Board for Dentistry & Past Chairperson, Committee on Anesthesiology NYS Board for Dentistry. Dr. Epstein is also in private practice in  Great Neck, New York and also maintains a mobile dental anesthesiology practice, which serves Long Island and New York City.  

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School of Dental Medicine Alumni Board

Board Members
Stacy Reisfeld DDS (1988)

Stacy Reisfeld DDS (1988)
President

Thomas Grandville, DDS (2011)

Thomas Grandville, DDS (2011)
Immediate Past-President

John Rose, DDS (2004)

John Rose, DDS (2004)
Past-President

Barry Bass, DDS (1981)

Barry Bass, DDS (1981)

Anthony J. Casino, DDS (1978)

Anthony J. Casino, DDS (1978)

Pamela Combs, DDS (1989)

Pamela Combs, DDS (1989)

Alec Ganci, DDS (2012)

Alec Ganci, DDS (2012)

Lauren Heisinger DDS (2019)

Lauren Heisinger DDS (2019)

Gary Heitzler DDS (1992)

Gary Heitzler DDS (1992)

Jimmy Kilimitzoglou, DDS (2002)

Jimmy Kilimitzoglou, DDS (2002)

John Lupfer DDS (2020)

John Lupfer DDS (2020)

Robert Peskin, DDS (1977)

Robert Peskin, DDS (1977)

Jeannine Pistilli-Secko, DDS (2004)

Jeannine Pistilli-Secko, DDS (2004)

Gerardo Romeo, DDS (2005)

Gerardo Romeo, DDS (2005)

Sandip Sachar, DDS (1997)

Sandip Sachar, DDS (1997)

Mark Salerno, DDS (1983)

Mark Salerno, DDS (1983)

Michael Shaffer, DDS (2012)

Michael Shaffer, DDS (2012)

Steven S. Schwartz, DDS (1985)

Steven S. Schwartz, DDS (1985)

School of Dental Medicine Mentoring Program

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine alumni have served as mentors to dental students throughout the years. It is the goal of the Alumni Chapter and the Office of Strategic Planning and External Affairs to introduce a formal mentoring program soon.

This program will connect our students with specially-selected alumni mentors allowing our students to learn first-hand about different career paths, leadership skills, styles and strategies. Mentors and students will be matched based on personal and professional interests.

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Alumni Award of Excellence

In 2006 at the dedication of the "Alumni Wall" twelve members of the School of Dental Medicine Alumni Board, in appreciation of their outstanding dental education, endowed this award to recognize a year-four student who has demonstrated community service, leadership and a vision for the future of the School. The recipient will receive a monetary award and will have the opportunity to serve a one-year term on the School of Dental Medicine Alumni Board.

The selection announcement is made at the annual School of Dental Medicine Awards Ceremony in May.

 

Celebrating 40 Years:
Then and Now

Give Back

There are a variety of options for you to support Stony Brook's Alumni Funds:

Dental Graduate Alumni Activity Fund: To help support SDM alumni chapter activities and initiatives such as the mentor program

Dean's Fund for the Future: To help support teaching, special projects, equipment, research endeavors, patient care and service initiatives

SDM Alumni Award of Excellence: To further support an annual award given each year to a graduating dental student who has demonstrated leadership and a vision for the future of the School of Dental Medicine

International Dental Outreach Fund: To provide funding to support the purchase of supplies, equipment and travel costs for students and faculty to travel abroad to provide dental care to those most in need

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