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December 2011 Kudos

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Dr. Alan Borislow Honored for Years of Service at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia 

Pictured at the dedication reception are: (l. to r.) Dr. Frederic Barnett, Interim Chairman of Einstein’s Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine; Dr. Alan J. Borislow, honoree; and Susan Bernini, Chief Operating Officer, Einstein Healthcare NetworkEinstein Healthcare Network and the organization’s Department of Dental Medicine recently honored Dr. Alan J. Borislow for more than 30 years of dedication to the organization, to dental education, and to patients served. Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has named the Alan J. Borislow Division of Orthodontics in recognition of his 30 years of service as Chairman of the Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Borislow stepped down as Dental Department Chairman in 2010 but continues as Chairman, Division of Orthodontics and Orthodontic Residency Program Director, positions he has held more than 33 years. In attendance at the dedication were Dr. Borislow’s family and friends, current department faculty, residents, staff, alumni, and Einstein’s senior administrative and medical leadership.

Dr. Borislow has a special bond with Einstein Medical Center, having graduated from the first class of Einstein’s Orthodontic Residency Program (1967) where he was a recipient of the Louis B. Schatz Award as an outstanding Medical Center Resident. In 2001 he was a special honoree of the organization’s Maimonides Society, the first dentist to receive this award. He was the recipient of the Albert Einstein Society Physician Leadership Award in 2002, only the second dentist to receive this honor in the 30-year history of the Society.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Borislow is credited with many accomplishments, including organizing a successful capital campaign which led to the department’s modernization in 1985. He has also chaired or coordinated committees to establish four endowed academic continuing education programs through the support of principal benefactors and other donors. Most recently, he lead alumni fundraising efforts, raising $1.2 million to renovate and modernize all three dental divisions—General Practice, Orthodontics, and Endodontics.

Dr. Borislow is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) and has been honored through Fellowships in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the American Association of Hospital Dentists. In 2010, he was the recipient of the ABO’s O.B. Vaughan Special Recognition Award given to individuals who have significantly contributed to orthodontic education and furthered the ideals of The American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Lily Garcia to Lead American College of Prosthodontists 

Dr. Lily T. Garcia was confirmed as the first Hispanic president of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) during the college’s 41st annual session in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 4, 2011. Dr. Garcia is Professor and division head of advanced education and external affairs in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is an ADEA member as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the ACP.

Dr. Maureen McAndrew Wins Award 

Dr. Maureen McAndrew has been selected the winner of The Procter & Gamble/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Research Award from the American Association of Women Dentists. The award is "presented to a dentist who has shown academic distinction and demonstrates a history of excellence in research related to women’s health or women’s oral health.”

Dr. Pamela McClain Named President of AAP 

Pamela McClain, D.D.S., has been named the next president of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Board of Trustees at their annual meeting. Dr. McClain maintains a full-time private periodontal practice in Aurora, Colorado, and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. She has been an AAP member since 1985 and previously served on the Board of Trustees as Vice President in 2010 and Secretary/Treasurer in 2009. Dr. McClain has also been active on the AAP’s Finance Committee, Continuing Education Oversight Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Annual Meeting Committee. She has been a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1992 and an ADEA member since 2010.

In related news, ADEA member Nancy Newhouse , D.D.S. was installed as President-Elect of the AAP.

AAP Honors Award Recipients 

This year’s Special Citation honors Drs. Kenneth S. Kornman and Michael S. Reddy for contributing to the Academy in a noteworthy manner. The Citation was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. Drs. Kornman and Reddy are being awarded for their efforts in developing and launching Clinical Advances in Periodontics: An Online Journal of the American Academy of Periodontology. The co-editors realized there was a need for this publication when a readership study for the Journal of Periodontology showed that readers wanted practical clinical applications in a format that was easy to use and convenient for clinicians. Developing this publication also presented the opportunity to expand the existing information on multidisciplinary aspects of advanced periodontal care.

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