Distinguished Alums

We are looking for SDM alumni who personify the university's tradition of excellence, are renowned in their profession or life's work, and take pride in their alma mater.  Recipients of the award are selected on an annual basis by the SDM Alumni Board.  

Congratulations to Mark S. Wolff, DDS '81, PhD '97, who received the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award at the School of Dental Medicine's White Coat Ceremony on April 10, 2014. He was recognized for his outstanding achievements in the profession and his amazing commitment to helping students. Dr. Wolff is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Pre-doctoral Clinical Education at the New York University College of Dentistry. He has has published over 60 scientific papers, text chapters and edited multiple textbooks, lectures worldwide and is a frequent consultant to the industry. Prior to joining the NYU College of Dentistry, he served as Associate Dean at the School of Dental Medicine and was on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association.  He remains an active member of the Stony Brook University community and continues to be a great role model for current students.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Matthews at (631)632-6130 or via e-mail kristin.matthews@stonybrook.edu

Mark S. Wolff 2014
Mark S. Wolff '81
Professor and Chair
Associate Dean for Pre-doctoral
Clinical Education
Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care
New York University College of Dentistry
Richard J. Oringer '92
Associate Professor
Director of Pre-doctoral Periodontics

Maria Ryan
Maria Emanuel Ryan '85
Professor and Chair
Oral Biology and Pathology 
Stony Brook University

Jeffrey Payne '86
Associate Dean for Research
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Robert Peskin '772012
Robert Peskin '77
Director of Dental Anesthesiology
Wycoff Heights Medical Center

Richard Haug '80
Former Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Kentucky 
Practicing OMFS in North Carolina 

Anthony Casino '78

Clinical Associate Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Stony Brook University


Jonathan Garlick '85
Professor and Director
Division of Cancer Biology and Tissue Engineering
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Tufts School of Dental Medicine

Man Wai Ng '89

Department of Dentistry
Children's Hospital Boston



Jane Weintraub '79
School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina 

Pamela Combs '89
Dental Director 
Suffolk County Department of Health

Jeff Sachs '78
President Sachs Consulting Firm, New York

Paulette Tempro '78
Associate Professor
University of Kentucky  

Ira Lamster '77
Columbia University 
College of Dental Medicine

Frank Olsen '78
Managing Director
Steele Ventures, LLC
Managing Partner/OOC/CFO
Ask4 Risk Services, LLC 

Joan Andersen Phelan '77
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology,
Radiology and Medicine
College of Dentistry
New York University