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Class Notes, Volume 2

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Francesco Lombardo, '60has 14 grandchildren, with one more expected this April.

Alan Vella, '61 went elk hunting in New Mexico.

Robert Bryant, '62writes that his son, Nils R. Bryant, D.M.D., has joined his practice.

John Campolattaro, '62shares family news: His son, Brian N. Campolattaro, M.D., is an ophthalmologist; another son, Steven A. Campolattaro, D.M.D., is a periodontist; a daughter, Lorin C. Campolattaro, graduated from Juilliard; and another daughter, Kristen J. Campolattaro, is in her third year at Harvard.

George L. Rioseco, '62is in practice with his son, Robert Rioseco, D.M.D., in White Plains, N.Y., and enjoys his five grandchildren.

Joseph J. Albano, '63writes that his son, John Albano, '94, married Susan Chuback, '92, in September 1997.

Mimi M. Vella, '63,vice president of the Alumni Association, reports that she is enjoying life to the fullest with friends and family who supported her through difficult medical times.

Thomas W. Hurban, '64 finished second in his age category in the New Jersey Skylands Triathlon last September.

Norman D. Phillips, '64 writes that his sons, Glenn Phillips, '92, and Andrew Phillips, '96, have joined his practice in Wyckoff, N.J. They will soon celebrate the opening of a new office complex in the same town.

Arthur Crosta, '67 Daughter Laura married Brian Tortora in October. They eloped to St. Barts for their vows.

Marc S. Chalkin, '69 has practiced in Toms River, N.J., for 26 years. His son, Brian, graduates from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in May and is applying for orthopedic residency programs. His daughter, Nanci, is working for the New York City Department of Investigation. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a major in criminal justice.

Cosmo V. DeSteno, '69 lectured on the topic, "Utilization of Auxiliary Staff in a Multidisciplinary Practice," last November at the 27th Annual Conference of The American College of Prosthodontics in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,300 dentists, dental specialists, and other members of the dental community attended the conference.

Francis P. Puccio, '69 and his family have moved to New Jersey. His private practice is still in Brooklyn.


John C. Serijan, '70 is enjoying life on Cape Cod.

Lawrence S. Lizzack, '72 writes that his son, Jason, is a first-year student at NJDS.

Van S. Stevens, '72 is looking forward to retirement­"Hoy-Ho." "I hope to see the rest of my class at the 30th year anniversary. I became a grandparent on September 17, 1997, to a baby boy­James."

Lawrence A. Dobrin, '75 is Vice President of the American Society of Dentistry for Children.

Charles Krowicki, '76 completed the Marine Corps Marathon last October with a personal best of 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 11 seconds.

Bruce J. Roland, '77 is now in association with Sarah Kovacs Katz, '94.




Elliot V. Hersh, '81 was elected President of the Pharmacology Section of the International Association of Dental Research.

Edward Malca, '82 presented an all-day seminar last October at the Meadowlands Hilton titled, "New Challenges in Dental Practice Management."

John C. Minichetti, '82 received his fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), of which he is the Northeast District head of the membership committee. Dr. Minichetti is also president of the Bergen County Dental Implant Study Group. As of January, he relocated his office to a new facility at 370 Grand Ave. in Englewood, N.J. The facility has an operating room equipped to deliver general anesthesia by board certified anesthesiologists for implant surgery, phobics, handicapped, or pediatric patients. Dr. Minichetti welcomes anyone interested in joining AAID or the Bergen County Dental Implant Study Group or in using the operating room to call him at (201) 871-3555.

James N. Albani, '84 writes that his second child, Sara, was born in April 1997.

David A. Dersh, '84 was awarded fellowship status in the International College of Dentists in Washington, D.C., last October. He also participated in an implant group to the People's Republic of China in April 1997.

Jonathan Mangot, '84 has two New Jersey offices, one in Paterson and the other in Waldwick. He is an Attending at St. Joseph's Medical Center and a member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He and his wife, Allison, have a daughter, Milera Lee. He is vice president at Temple Shaarei Gilah.

Charles M. Ortegon, '88 completed a two-year course in dental implants at Orange Hospital. "I am doing a good business in my home office in Trenton since I am the only Latino dentist in all of Mercer County. We always said that Class of 1988 was 'most likely to succeed.'" He is looking for a Spanish-speaking associate to join his office.


Medina D. Dadurian, '91 completed pediatric dentistry postgraduate training in December 1996. She was joined by her husband, Gregory Kinoian, and daughter, Melissa, at the AGD convocation ceremony in Chicago last August when she received her FAGD.

Thomas P. Beague, '92 is on staff with Northshore University Hospital. He is also on the Nassau County Ethics Committee and, as of March, expanded to a six-chair office.

Michael C. Lynch, '92 is a periodontist in private practice (part time) in Buffalo, N.Y. He is completing his Ph.D. in oral biology at the State University of New York-University of Buffalo.

Steve T. Riesenberg, '92 relocated his Washington, N.J., office from 33 Broad Street to 269 Route 31 South, Washington, N.J. 07882.

Tracey San Martin, '92 and Michael C. Lynch, '92, are married and have a daughter, Cassidy, born last October. She is a pediatric dentist in private practice in Amherst and Buffalo, N.Y.

Anthony Fusco, '95 got married on August 9, 1997 to Lisa.

Narpat S. Jain, '95 is currently on faculty at UMDNJ.

Joseph R. Banker, '96 has a daughter, Jordan Bailey, born in March 1997.

Margaret E. Somers, '96 was a guest speaker last June at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, where she gave a presentation on dental emergencies to a group of emergency room residents. "It was a great opportunity to see how many hours it takes to prepare a two-hour speech with 100 slides.

I loved it!"