The AID is proud to offer mentorship opportunities to our members across the specialties reflected in our organization. Become a member today to take advantage of all of our mentors, in addition to all our other member benefits!
Meet your mentors:
Scott Froum DDS
Scott Froum is a board certified periodontist who received his BA from Amherst College in Amherst, MA with a major in biology. He received his DDS from the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with honors.
Mitchell Bloom DMD
Dr. Bloom understands the concerns, confusion and anxiety patients often face when considering treatment needs. To assist you with this process he spends time explaining your unique situation along with the options available to you so that you are both informed as well as comfortable in making the most appropriate care decisions for yourself.
Dr. Frank J. Tuminelli received his Dental Degree and specialty training in Prosthodontics from Fairleigh Dickenson University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tuminelli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Farhad Vahidi DDS, FACP
Dr. Farhad Vahidi has been in private practice in New York City since 1984. He is invited to teach all over the world, current Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry and is a former Director of the Advanced Education program in prosthodontics.
Laura Davila DDS
Dr. Davila is a board certified Prosthodontist who received her DDS from Indiana University. She was chief resident of the Prosthodontic Residency at the Manhattan VA. After graduating she continues to work as a Staff Prosthodontist at the Manhattan VA and works in private practice.
Gary A. Nord, DMD, FACP, graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Boston University Henry
M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2010, followed by a General Practice Residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York
Touradj Ameli DMD, FACP
Formally trained in surgical implantology by Per-Ingvar Brånemark from Nobelpharma AB in Sweden. The first duel board-certified prosthodontist and implantologist in the world.
Former Faculty member at Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine
Kenneth Kurtz DDS, FACP
Dr. Kurtz is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics Stony Brook. He has co-authored nearly forty papers and serves on the Editorial Boards of both the Journal of Prosthodontics and Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He was the recipient of the 2014 ACP Clinical Researcher Award.
oral & Maxillofacial surgery
Dr. Joshua Gish is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in Suffolk
County, Long Island. He treats both in - office and hospital patients for a broad scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including: Corrective Jaw Surgery, Facial Trauma, TMJ Surgery, Dento-alveolar Surgery and Dental Implants.
David Jurman DDS, MD
Dr. Jurman has years of experience helping patients with facial fractures, jaw problems, and implant surgery. He’s been practicing with Plainview and Massapequa Oral and Maxillofacial Associates since 2006, and he specializes in treating patients throughout their entire scope of treatment, from initial consultation to surgery and follow up care.
Gregory Bohle DDS, MD
Gregory Bohle is currently in private practice as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Long Island, NY. In 2005, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Bohle was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Lenny Marotta PhD
Dr. Leonard Marotta graduated from the Kerpel school of Dental Technology in New York City. Lenny continued his training through graduate studies at Farleigh Dickenson University, where he focused on Gnathology. He earned his degree in engineering from Farmingdale State College, State University of New York. He has a PhD from Leeds Metropolitan University in Biomedical Engineering.
Steven Pigliacelli CDT, MDT
Steven Pigliacelli has more than 30 years experience with Marotta Dental Studio as a dental implant specialist. He is a Certified Dental Technician with the National Board for Certification and has an MDT, Master of Dental Technology, from the ASMDT Certificate program at NYU.
Steven is a Faculty Instructor in Post-Graduate Prosthodontics at New York University, College of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics New York, NY.
Zackary Faber DDS, MS
One of the most satisfying aspects of being an orthodontist is the relationships that grow between my patients and me. I love being a part of their lives, listening to their stories, and hearing about their successes and dreams. They include me in their world and we become friends, which I consider to be such an honor.