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.
Dr. Igor Gerzon received his DDS degree in 1987 from New York University College of Dentistry. From 1987 to 1989 he attended and successfully completed Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics and received a Certificate in Prosthodontics. In 1991 he was invited to participate in a newly created Fellowship Program in Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry developed by Dr.Dennis Tarnow. In 1993 Dr. Gerzon successfully graduated in the first class of the Fellowship Program.
Since 1988 Dr. Gerzon has been a faculty at NYUCD. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Gerzon is the Director of Implant Surgery for the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Gerzon is a member of American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration and ADA. He is a Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and Northeastern Gnathological Society. Dr. Gerzon also serves on the board of ACP New York Section, GNYAP and NGS. He is a past President of ACP New York Section.
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.
Dr. Richard Sousa brings a unique set of skills to dentistry. He is not only a highly skilled dentist but also a talented dental technologist. Dr. Sousa’s dual skills in dentistry and technology help him achieve unparalleled levels of clinical excellence to create the look you desire as well as the comfort, and function you deserve.
He began his career as a laboratory technologist. When he was twelve years old, he began working in his fathers’ dental lab after school. He continued in the laboratory industry throughout college and for several years afterward, developing his skills and reputation as a ceramist, laboratory manager, consultant, and lecturer. At the age of thirty, he made the decision to go to dental school.
Dr. Sousa graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1989 followed by a residency in Cranio Mandibular Disorders also at NYU.
Dr Sousa has achieved the status of Fellow of the Northeastern Gnathological Society where is a member of the Board of Directors. He is an Active Member of the Academy of Osseointegration which is the foremost organization dedicated to implant dentistry. He is a Sustaining Member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is currently perusing accreditation with The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. In addition, he is a Master Dental Technologist and member of the American Society of Master Dental Technologists. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
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 MedicalTechnologySchools.com.
Dr. Robert W. Berg received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. He received his Certificate in Prosthodontics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in 2007. He currently maintains a full-time private practice limited to prosthodontics in Manhattan, NY. He is a clinical instructor in Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College.
He is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, the International and American Associations for Dental Research, a fellow of the Northeastern Gnathological Society, and a fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants. With a primary interest in digital dental workflows, restorative/prosthetic materials and dental implants,
Dr. Berg has published numerous manuscripts, research abstracts, and continues to perform research in these areas.
Dr. Smith received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. After completing a general practice residency at Booth Memorial Hospital Medical Center, he received a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from NYUCD’s Postgraduate Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. He returned to NYUCD for an additional four years, obtaining a unique level of advanced training as a Fellow in the Postgraduate Implant Surgical Program.
Dr Smith was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at NYUCD, and is the former director of the Periodontal-Prosthetics program at New York Hospital, Queens Center. He is presently an Associate Clinical Professor in the postgraduate Department of Prosthodontics and in the Implant Fellowship Program at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and has had numerous articles published in the dental literature. Dr. Smith maintains a private practice in Manhattan along with his partners at Specialized Dentistry of New York.
Dr. Livers received his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry is 1987. He then completed a General Practice Residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Livers earned his Certificate in Prosthodontics from NYU in 1990. He served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics prior to entering private practice. Dr. Livers was recognized as an undergraduate dental student by being selected to the senior year honors program in fixed prosthodontics. He also earned the Bernard Rudner Award for Comprehensive Care. Dr. Livers achieved further distinction as a postgraduate student by contributing a chapter in Thomas Wilson's Advances in Periodontics. Dr. Livers also actively participated in the NGS/GNYAP circuit courses. Upon completion of his post graduate training, Dr. Livers became a fellow in the Northeastern Gnathological Society. He is currently the Society's Secretary and Program Co-Chair. He maintains membership in a number of dental scientific organizations including the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Livers has three fantastic children, Jonathan, Dylan, and Sam. He enjoys cycling, yoga, and skiing with his children.