Editing staff and publisher


April, 1998 vol. 2 was mailed to the NJDS Alumni. There is great concern as to where the medical industry is going. In order to focus on the issues more closely, we looked into the past with a lesson in upheaval back in 1972 on the NJDS campus. We looked into the future by introducing ATEC- soon to be on campus. We looked at today with what fellow Alumni are doing to change the way impoverished children receive dental care, our involvment with Special Olympics and a forum for major issues that concern you and will concern the dentists of tomorrow.

Table of contents:


Farewell, Friend: As UMDNJ President Dr. Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., prepares to leave his position in June, he shares thoughts on NJDS's future and his own.

ATEC: Almost Real, Almost Here: This state-of-the-art, high technology learning facility, coming to NJDS this fall, brings practitioners and students as close to real-patient experiences as inhumanly possible.

Walking Around the Block: Dr. Michael C. Alfano ('71), senior vice president of research and technology at Block Drug Company, Inc., says his job is "part law, part accounting, part clinical, and a tiny bit science."

United They Stood in '72: They marched through downtown Newark and boycotted a microbiology exam. Twenty-five years later, they're as close knit as ever. With sidebar, "One Class: Three Great Teachers."

High Honor for a "Quiet Hero": Associate dean William R. Cinotti becomes the first dentist to win the Pew Health Professions Commission's Primary Care Achievement Award in Patient Care.

SOM Students Get the Dental Edge: Dentist meets physician at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine's new Department of Dental Medicine. It's the first merging of dentistry into an osteopathic medical school program in the nation; Dr. George Mardirossian ('67) is at the helm.

Leading Ladies: Administrative personnel are as much a part of the history of NJDS as any dean, faculty member, or alumnus. Here, five members of the professional team are profiled.

OMS Undergoes a Metamorphosis:Under the leadership of Dr. Norman Betts, the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is taking new flight.


From the Editor's Desk

President's Message

Around Campus

NJDS Class Notes

In Memoriam

Faculty Focus

Buccal Bits & Lingual Views

Talk Back!

Special Smiles Program

Executive Committee

The Last word: A message from the Dean