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NGS Mission:

The Mission of the Northeastern Gnathological Society is to provide dentists and dental technicians with a co-educational experience that enhances the knowledge and understanding of current clinical, scientific and technical innovations in occlusion, esthetics and implants in prosthetic dentistry. The NGS continues to provide a forum that recognizes the importance of the collaborative relationship between dentists and dental technicians that is necessary to provide patients with the highest level of care.


Thank You For joining us at our

Fall 2016 Scientific Seminar
Friday November 11th 2016
Chelsea Piers New York

We are looking forward to spring meeting - check back soon for more information.


I’d like to welcome our members and guests to the Fall Scientific Meeting of the NGS.


Our organization will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary next year and the Spring 2017 meeting is shaping up to be one of our best programs.


Our 50th Anniversary Honoree will be Dr. Dennis Tarnow. Dr. Tarnow, has been a luminary in the areas of Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and Implant dentistry. He has been a leader in the application of a multi-disciplinary approach to restorative patient care.


The NGS has increasingly fostered the inter-dependent relationship of dental specialties and generalists, in delivering the highest standard of care to our patients. Our organization has evolved over the decades to introduce our membership to state-of-the-art dental therapies, materials, and methods in case management.


The foundation of our society was first based in the mastery of occlusion through gnathologic principles.  Over the years, it has been an evolutionary realization, that what is below the occlusal table, is as important as the occlusal table itself.


Perhaps best said by one of our founders, Frank V. Celenza, it is the precision of the position, not the position itself that yields success in the management of occlusion. Likewise, it is the precise coordination of inter-disciplinary care, which yields success in the treatment outcomes for our patients.


Next year also marks a milestone for our society in its continued relationship with dental technologists. Your 2017-2018 incoming president, Leonard Marotta CDT, MDT, PhD, will be the first dental technical fellow of the NGS to hold this position of leadership.

Len will bring a new viewpoint to our society, which will serve to reinforce the unique relationship between restorative dentistry and the dental laboratory arts and science.


We are actively encouraging the expansion of our organizations base to include all the recognized dental specialties, as well as laboratory technologists, to actively participate as contributing members of the NGS. Please invite your supporting specialists in periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, and endodontics to join with us in broadening the growth of our professional skills and perspectives.


Thank you for sharing in our rich history and embracing our bright future.


Eric Gordon, DMD

President, The NGS



Renata Budny, CDT, MDT


Renata Budny holds a position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), of The City University of New York. Prof. Budny earned an A.A.S. in Dental Laboratory Technology from New York City College of Technology, a B.B.A. in Management and an M.B.A. in Banking and Finance from Dowling College. She has been in the dental laboratory profession for over 19 years. She is a Certified Dental Technician in Crown & Bridge and Ceramics of the National Board Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology and is a Master Dental Technician of the American Society of Master Dental Technologists. She holds the title of Certified Dental Technologist, and in 2013, became a Technical Fellow of the Northeastern Gnathological Society.


Prof. Budny is a member of numerous associations and societies. She has served as a President and Clinic Director for the Greater New York CDT Study Group (GNYCDTSG) and as a Board Examiner for the American Society of Master Dental Technologists (ASMDT). Currently, she sits on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT) as well as for the Northeastern Gnathological Society (NGS), and is an Editorial Board member for Inside Dental Technology (IDT), Aegis Communications. Notable contributions to the profession include service as a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Site Visitor and Curriculum Consultant, as well as CODA DLT Review Committee member, and participation in NADL DLT Educator’s Conferences and in American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Conferences. Prof. Budny has published articles in numerous magazines/journals including Journal of Dental Technology, Lab Management Today, and Inside Dental Technology. She was honored in 2011 by Dental Products Report as one of the “Top 25 Women in Dentistry.” In 2014 she received the NADL Educator of the Year Award. In 2015 Prof. Budny was FDLT recipient of the Kois Center Education Grant and was named one of “10 Professors Changing Dental Technology” by

Dr. Brown, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  Following her undergraduate dental training, she received her specialty certificate in Prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry in the Postgraduate Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.  After years of clinical practice, Dr. Brown returned to education at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine to complete a 4 year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Implant Surgery.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics and Past President of its New York section. She is also a Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and currently serves as Vice President. Dr. Brown is a Fellow, past Board Member, and currently serving as President  of the NGS AMD.  She is the first woman in the state of New York to have completed and passed the requirements for Board Certification from the American Board of Prosthodontists. Dr. Brown is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in the Department of Prosthodontics.  She has published numerous articles in the dental literature related to dental implants and prosthodontics,  and lectures on these topics.

Marion S. Brown, DMD

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David Gardner, DDS


Dr. David Gardner received his BA from The Ohio State University. He continued his education receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. Dr Gardner then completed a two-year General Practice Residency at North Shore University Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident.

He continued his postgraduate education completing a Fellowship in Advanced Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. He remains an Attending at North Shore serving as Chief of the Implant Fellowship, teaching others the surgical placement and restoration of Dental Implants.

Dr. Gardner is a member of several professional organizations including Associate Fellow in the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and Dental Fellow in the Northeastern Gnathological Society.  He has received numerous awards and has contributed to the dental literature with several publications. In addition, he has served on the editiorial staff of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Dr. Gardner has lectured nationally on concepts pertaining to Restorative and Implant Dentistry.

As Chief of the Implant Fellowship at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Gardner instructs Dental Residents on the Surgical Placement and Restoration ofDental Implants. This commitment to education puts him at the forefront of his industry as it relates to procedures that enhance his patients’ smiles. In 2014 Dr Gardner was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU College of Dentistry, Division of Post Graduate Prosthodontics.

In 2011 Dr. Gardner co-founded the New York Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a unique learning facility where Dentists can come and expand their knowledge and skill in a comfortable, intimate environment.

Raised on Long Island where he remains part of the community along with wife Isabelle they have two children Sofia and Michael. He enjoys motorcycles, spending time with family and helping his patients look and feel their best.

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