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Gregory Bunza, DDS
General Dentistry

Dr. Bunza is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Section of Adult Dentistry, Division of Operative Dentistry and an Assistant Attending at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center where his responsibilities include directing the General Practice Residency Program. This program provides dental care for developmentally disabled, geriatric, and medically compromised patients. Dr. Bunza also is on the Medical Staff of the Isabella Geriatric Center.

Dr. Bunza is a member of the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry and was selected as one of America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists by the Castle Connolly Guide.

Education
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, BS in Pre-Medicine
Polytechnic University, MS in Bioengineering
New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, MPA in Health Care Planning and Administration
New York University College of Dentistry, DDS

Clinical Training
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency-Fellowship Program, Certificate in Advanced General Dentistry


 
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Vicky Evangelidis-Sakellson, DDS MPH
General Dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry and implants.

Dr. Evangelidis is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the Director of the Fourth year comprehensive care program. Dr. Evangelidis teaches fourth year dental students extensively, is very interested in new clinical remedies and their efficacy and presents at various American Dental Education Association meetings.

Education
BA, Clark Univerisity, Worcester, MA.
DDS, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Certificate in Advanced General Dentistry
Masters in Public Health, Columbia University

Clinical Training
Advanced General Dentistry Certificate, Columbia University
Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry, Columbia University


 
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John H. Evans, D.D.S.
Prosthodontist

Dr. Evans is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry in the Division of Prosthodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He is a member of several national dental organizations and has contributed extensively to the dental literature. Dr. Evans has taught prosthetic dentistry for almost fifteen years. He is an Assistant Attending at New York Presbyterian Medical Center and also the Assistant Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has provided prosthodontics care at the Faculty Practice since 1996. His main focus is prosthodontics where he uses his expertise on the replacement aspect of fixed and removable restorations, including implants. He also uses his training and experience in Maxillofacial Prosthetics, to help restore and provide oral function and health for patients who are undergoing chemo- and radiation therapies and also the rehabilitation of acquired and developmental defects through prosthetic repair.

Residency
General Practice Residency - Sydenham NFCC

Advanced Dental Education
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Certificate in Prosthodontics
Columbia University and Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics


 
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James Burke Fine, D.M.D.
Practice limited to Periodontics

Dr. Fine is presently Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Education, Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Postdoctoral Director of Periodontics at the College of Dental Medicine of Columbia University and Associate Attending Dental Surgeon on the Presbyterian Hospital Dental Service. Dr. Fine became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1993. He has participated extensively in the educational program, teaching dental students during all four years of their education and postdoctoral students in all three years of their master’s training programs. He has served on the American Academy of Periodontology committees including the Research, Science and Therapy Committee.

Dr. Fine has been the recipient of several teaching awards and fellowships at Columbia. He has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in funded research projects and he has authored or co-authored numerous articles, chapters and abstracts in the periodontal literature including co-authoring the text, Clinical Guide to Periodontics. He provides services in Implant Dentistry, Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the faculty practice.

Education
The Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, Doctor of Dental Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, Bachelor of Arts

Clinical Training
Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr., College of Dental Medicine, Teaneck, New Jersey, Graduate Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Certificate of Training in Periodontics

Residency
Senior Resident (PGY-2), General Practice Residency (Certificate), The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
General Practice Residency (PGY-1) (Certificate), Morrisania Neighborhood Hospital

Board Certification
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology


 
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Roseanna Graham, D.D.S.
Dr. Graham is a full-time Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in the Division of Restorative Dentistry. She is the director of the 3rd year Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Course and a Pathophysiology small group leader. She works extensively with first, second, and third year students in their preclinical and clinical programs. She was named Outstanding General Practitioner of her graduating dental school class and was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society representing the top 10% of graduating students.

Education
St. John’s University, B.S. Biology
Columbia University, D.D.S
Columbia University, M.A. Supervision in Science Education
Columbia University, Ph.D. Candidate, Science Education

Clinical Training - Residency
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Department of Dental Medicine, General Practice Certificate

 
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Sahng Gyoon Kim, D.D.S., M.S.

Practice limited to Endodontics and Microsurgery

Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in the Division of Endodontics. He teaches clinical endodontics and microsurgery to postgraduate endodontic residents. He received a Teaching Award at Microsurgical Courses from the Department of Endodontics School of Dental Medicine University of Pennsylvania, and won a resident oral research presentation award (1st prize) in American Association of Endodontists. He is involved in dental stem cell research to regenerate dental tissues including dental pulps and periodontal ligaments.

Education
Seoul National University College of Dentistry, D.D.S.
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, M.S. in Oral Biology

Clinical Training - Residency
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Department of Endodontics, Certificate in Endodontics


 

 
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Kunal Lal, D.D.S., M.S.
Practice Limited to Prosthodontics

Dr. Lal is presently the Program Director of the Post Doctoral Prosthodontic’s Residency Program and Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine of Columbia University. Dr. Lal is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and the New York Academy of Dentistry.

Dr. Lal specializes in implant, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry. He has received state and national awards, as well as authored scientific papers on the use of computer generated surgical templates for prosthodontic and surgical implant planning and placement.

Education
DDS :: Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine 2004
Masters of Science and Certificate in Prosthodontics :: Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine 2002

Board Certification
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics

 
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Shantanu Lal, DDS
Practice Limited to Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Lal is the Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry and an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. He is also an Associate Attending at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently serves as council member, committee chair and editorial board member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

A board-certified clinician, Dr. Lal has been treating children and adolescents for over 10 years. He is dedicated to improving all aspects of their oral health in the least traumatic way possible. His areas of research include Technological Advances in Dentistry for Children, Stem Cells in Dentistry and the Oral Health-Systemic Disease Relationship. He is internationally recognized for his work on grants, scientific publications and presentations. Dr. Lal is also the recipient of the E.V. Zegarelli award for “dedicated and inspired teaching of dental students”.



Education
DDS, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Speciality Training
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Board Certification
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry


 
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Asma Muzaffar, DDS
General Dentistry

Dr. Muzaffar is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Section of Adult Dentistry, Division of Operative Dentistry and Clinical director for Dent -care Mobile Dental Center. This program provides dental care for children in head starts and strives to bring access to care for uninsured children within Northern Manhattan while improving their oral health outcomes.

Dr. Muzaffar is pursuing executive masters public health at Mailman School of Public health and engages in dynamic outdoors activities ,an adventure group to explore the NY /NE wilderness and mountains.



Education
Manipal Academy of Higher Education BDS
UCLA School Of Dentistry DDS

Clinical Training
Advanced Training in General Practice Residency at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center.


 
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Dennis A. Mitchell, DDS, MPH
General Dentistry

Dr. Mitchell is the Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, as well as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry, at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. He has contributed extensively to the dental literature and has taught public health dentistry for nearly two decades. Dr. Mitchell’s wide-ranging professional activities have led to his selection for numerous awards and speaking engagements, including his current role as a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. In this capacity, Dr. Mitchell serves as an oral health spokesperson to the Morning Show’s listening audience. Dr. Mitchell and his wife, Bridgette, are the proud parents of two daughters.

Education
Cornell University, B.A. (Neurobiology and Behavior)
Howard University, D.D.S.
Columbia University, M.P.H. (Executive Health Services Management)

Clinical Training
Harlem Hospital Center (affiliate of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University)
General Practice Residency in Dentistry
New York City Department of Health and the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Dental Public Health Residency


 
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Ronnie Myers, DDS
General Dentistry

Dr. Myers is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Myers has been in dental education and private practice since 1980 and a full time faculty member at Columbia University since 1982. Dr. Myers is currently a member of the New York State Board of Dentistry, is an Educational Consultant to the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and has served as a consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation. His special interests are Infection Control in the Dental setting, Quality Assurance and Clinic Management.

Education
Syracuse University B.S.
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery D.D.S

Clinical Training
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

Fellowship
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry


 
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Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD
Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Papapanou is Professor of Dental Medicine, Chair of the Section of Oral and Diagnostic Sciences, and Director of the Division of Periodontics, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He is internationally recognized for his research in the epidemiology of periodontal diseases, the assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, the pathobiology of periodontitis and its role in atherosclerosis, stroke and pregnancy complications. He is the recipient of the Jens Waerhaug Research Prize of the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology (1988), the 1st Anthony A. Rizzo Young Investigator Award of the International Association of Dental Research (1996), the Walther-Engel Award of the Academy for Graduate Dental Education, Karlsruhe, Germany (1998) and the Clinical Research Award and the Outstanding Educator Award of the American Academy of Periodontology (2007). He is member of the advisory board of several scientific journals, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research.

Education
DDS :: University of Athens, Greece
DDS :: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
PhD :: Göteborg University, Sweden
Post-doctoral :: Forsyth Institute, Boston

Clinical Training
Periodontics :: Göteborg University, Sweden

 
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Margarita Pappas, DDS
Practice Limited to General Dentistry

Dr. Pappas is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry in the Division of Restorative Dentistry at Columbia College of Dental Medicine. She received her dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and completed a fellowship in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Pappas currently teaches restorative dentistry to senior students and practices preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Education
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, D.D.S.
Hofstra University, B.A.. Biology

Clinical Training
Fellowship
Columbia University Medical Center
Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry


 
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Margherita Santoro, D.D.S., M.A.
Practice Limited to Orthodontics

Dr. Margherita Santoro is the Postdoctoral Program Director of the Division of Orthodontics and Associate Professor of Orthodontics at Columbia University College of Medicine.

She has published extensively in international specialty journals, and contributes as a reviewer as well. Dr. Santoro has been a dedicated teacher for almost 20 years. She was in private practice and taught at the University of Perugia in Italy before joining Columbia University.

She is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Santoro is fluent in the Italian and Spanish languages.

Education and Clinical Training
University of Perugia, School of Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis: D.D.S.
Catholic University, School of Dental Medicine, Roma, Italy: Clinical Fellowship, Division of Orthodontics
Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine: D.D.S.
Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine: Master Degree, Orthodontics.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Master of Art and Science in Dental Science.

 
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Raquel Silvera, DMD
Practice Limited to General Dentistry

Dr. Silvera is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She also treats seniors for the Elder Smile Program at Thelma Adair Center. In addition she works as an attending for the AEGD Program (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) program at the College of Dental Medicine. She is presently training for the NYC Marathon in 2008 and is currently studying French.

Education
University of Pennsylvania D.M.D.
Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas-Venezuela), Odontologo (DMD equivalent)
Instituto de Arte Federico Brandt, Caracas, Venezuela, Certificate in Art Studies

Residency
General Practice Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital


 
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Katrina Tamari, DDS
General Dentistry

Dr. Tamari is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Section of Oral Diagnosis.Dr.Tamari also wears the hat of a director for the emergency dental clinic at the college of dental medicine. This program provides emergency dental care for the general population seeking emergency care. Dr.Tamari is a track leader of hospital special needs which trains dental students to treat medically compromised and developmentally delayed patients.

Dr. Tamari is a member of the American Dental Association .In her leisure time she enjoys doing outreach and educating children at schools for better outcomes.



Education
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine DDS

Clinical Training
Advanced Education in General Dentistry- Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
General Practice Residency- Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

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Candice Zemnick, DMD, MPH, MS
Practice Limited to Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Dr. Zemnick is the Director of Predoctoral Prosthodontics and is an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontic Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She has presented at various conferences regarding immediate implant loading and Maxillofacial Prosthetics.

Education
New York University, B.A. Biochemistry
New York Medical College, M.P.H. Emergency Med.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.
Columbia University, M.S. Prosthodontics
Columbia University & Bronx V.A. Medical Center, Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Clinical Training
Division of Prosthodontics, Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, M.S. in Prosthodontics
Columbia University & Bronx V.A. Medical Center, Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Residency
Columbia University, Prosthodontics
Columbia University & Bronx V.A. Medical Center, Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics


 
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Irma Perez, Practice Manager