On October 8, 1999 volume 5 of the Beacon was mailed to the
NJDS Alumni. This is the last Beacon issue published in the 20th
The Alumni Association wishes you, your family, and your friends
a very joyus and safe holiday season.
Oh yes, HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR!
Table of contents:
A Promise Made, A Promise Kept:
Thirteen years ago, three Newark teenagers pledged to support
each other's goal of dental and medical school. Today, Dr. George
Jenkins ('99) and his friends celebrate a dream realized.
More Frank Talk: Part two
of the life story of Dr. Frank E. Frates, Jr.
Dental Alumni Association Mysteries
Presents&SHY;The Case of the Swollen Lip: A Hazlet
policeman's lip mysteriously balloons to two or three times its
normal size. Dr. Frank Miele, Jr. ('66) thought like a detective
to solve this baffling case.
A More-Than-Able Dentist for the
Developmentally Disabled: Dr. Mary Ann Gataletto ('86)
practices "the toughest kind of dentistry" at a facility
for the developmentally disabled in Pennsylvania.
Women in Dentistry&SHY;A Panel Discussion:
A panel, moderated by Beacon editor Arthur J. Crosta ('67),
discusses the impact women dentists have on the profession.
OPBDS: A Successful Merger: Three
departments were blended into one 11 years ago: the Department
of Oral Pathology, Biology and Diagnostic Sciences. The result
has been a strong, vibrant department that seeks to develop life-long
Nick's Knack for Excellence:
Dr. Bill Nicholas's ('66) reputation for excellence and,
at times, toughness, is well known. The results of his unique
approach to dental education: better dentists.
1998 Annual Campaign
Buccal Bits & Lingual
The Last word:
A message from the Dean