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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 Kristin Matthews at 631-632-6130 or by email at , or contact Dr. Kilimitzoglou 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 Medicine starts with us.

Best Regards,

John Rose DDS ’04
President, SDM Alumni Chapter

Kristin Matthews
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

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.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

2015 School of Dental Medicine Award Recipient

Portrait of Mary Truhlar

Mary Truhlar, DDS '84, MS, the newly appointed Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, is the recipient of the 2015 School of Dental Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Truhlar joined the faculty of the School of Dental Medicine in the Department of General Dentistry in 1990. In addition to her expert clinical skills, Dr. Truhlar developed an impressive and robust educational program from her first days at the Dental school.

As Dean, Dr. Truhlar's vision for the School of Dental Medicine includes building a strong core foundation and implementing programs and initiatives that advance excellence in education, research and patient care, enabling the school to serve as a model of contemporary dental education and clinical practice.

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View the complete list of Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Recent Graduate Award recipients, or nominate someone today.

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School of Medicine Alumni Board

Board Members
Dr. John Rose (2004)

Dr. John Rose (2004)
President

Thomas Grandville (2011)

Thomas Grandville (2011)
President

Dr. Jimmy Kilimitzoglou (2002)

Dr. Jimmy Kilimitzoglou (2002)
Past President

Dr. Marcie Lebovic (2006)

Dr. Marcie Lebovic (2006)
Secretary

Barry Bass (1981)

Barry Bass (1981)

Anthony J. Casino, 1978

Anthony J. Casino (1978)

Debra Cinotti (1986)

Debra Cinotti (1986)

Pamela Combs (1989)

Pamela Combs (1989)

Denise L. Emma (1993)

Denise L. Emma (1993)

Anthony W. Fazio (1996)

Anthony W. Fazio (1996)

Leslie Ann Furie (1985)

Leslie Ann Furie (1985)

Alec Ganci (2012)

Alec Ganci (2012)

Bo Ha (2007)

Bo Ha (2007)

Alec Nguyen (2011)

Alec Nguyen (2011)

Debra Oreste ( 199)6

Debra Oreste ( 199)6

Maria Ryan (1989)

Maria Ryan (1989)

Mark Salerno (1983)

Mark Salerno (1983)

Christopher Salierno (2005)

Christopher Salierno (2005)

Steven S. Schwartz (1985)

Steven S. Schwartz (1985)

Rhona Sherwin (1978)

Rhona Sherwin (1978)

McKenzie Clemens Hudson (2014)

McKenzie Clemens Hudson (2014)

Gerardo Romeo (2005)

Gerardo Romeo (2005)

Laura Izzo (2015)

Laura Izzo (2015)

Robert Peskin (1977)

Robert Peskin (1977)

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.

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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