Biographies

JONATHAN L. FERENCZ, D.D.S.

Diplomate American Board of Prosthodontics

EDUCATION: Dr. Ferencz is an alumnus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his dental degree and post graduate specialty certification in Prosthodontics from the New York University College of Dentistry.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: Dr. Ferencz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics and Occlusion in the Department of Advanced Education in Prosthodontics at the New York University College of Dentistry, where he has taught since 1972, and is Adjunct Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine since 2014.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Dr. Ferencz is a founding member of the International Academy of Digital Dental Medicine.  He is also a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American College of Dentists, the New York Academy of Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American College of Dentists, the Academy of Prosthodontics, and the Northeastern Gnathological Society. Dr. Ferencz has served as President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, President of the Northeastern Gnathological Society, and President of the American College of Prosthodontists.

LITERATURE: A frequent contributor to the dental literature, Dr. Ferencz co-edited the textbook “High-Strength Ceramics” published by Quintessence in 2015 and has written journal articles and textbook chapters, as well as served on the editorial board of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

LECTURES: Dr. Ferencz has given over 400 invited lectures and presentations to dentists and post-graduate dental students throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

AWARDS: Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2011, American College of Prosthodontists Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2010, Greater NY Academy of Prosthodontics Achievement Award, 2007, NYU College of Dentistry David B. Kriser Medal, 2006, American College of Prosthodontists Presidents Award, 2006.

RESEARCH: Has completed the clinical research of clinical applications of zirconia based ceramics, complete dentures, and implant prosthetics.

LAWRENCE E. BRECHT, D.D.S.

Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics

EDUCATION: Dr. Brecht is an alumnus of Columbia College and received his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry.  After completing a residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Fellowship at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Brecht earned certificates in both Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics from the New York Veterans Administration Medical Center where he also served at Chief Resident.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: Dr. Brecht is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Occlusion in the Division of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry. He also serves as the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at NYUCD, where he has taught since 1987. He holds a joint appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine where he serves as the Director of Craniofacial Prosthetics at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and serves on department’s Cleft Palate, Craniofacial, Ear Anomalies, and Face Transplant teams. Dr. Brecht was recently appointed adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry as well.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Dr. Brecht is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and has served on its Board of Directors as well as a Past-President of the New York State Section. He is also a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, a Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the New York Academy of Dentistry. He has served as the President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.

LITERATURE: Dr. Brecht is a regular contributor to both the plastic surgery and dental literature, having authored numerous journal articles, textbook chapters and abstracts. He serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the International Journal of Prosthodontics, and The Journal of Prosthodontics.

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS: Dr. Brecht has given several hundred invited lectures, presentations, and numerous hands-on workshops to dentists, plastic surgeons, and post-graduate dental and medical residents throughout the United States and internationally. He serves as an advisor and consultant to develop technologies and products for several companies that provide products and services for the dental and surgical professions. Dr. Brecht may be heard regularly on Sirius XM’s “Doctor Radio”

RESEARCH:Dr. Brecht is actively involved in the areas of clinical research related to cleft care, maxillofacial reconstruction, dental care of the facial transplant patient. He is an active member of the teams that developed the technique of nasoalveolar molding (NAM) for early cleft care as well as the team that performed the first “Jaw-in-a-Day” (JAID) reconstruction.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:: Dr. Brecht has served on the Board of Directors of Forward Face and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of myFace, a charitable foundation dedicated to improving the lives of patients with facial differences. (www.myface.org).

DEBRA H. COHN, D.D.S.

Practice Limited to Prosthodontics

Education: Dr. Cohn is an alumna of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and of New York University College of Dentistry where she received her dental degree in 1991, and post-graduate specialty certification in Prosthodontics in 1993.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: Dr. Cohn is Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics in the Dept of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry.  She was a Clinical Associate in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics at Paris VII Dental School in Paris, France from 2002-2004.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Dr. Cohn is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and past-President of the New York State Section.  She is a Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, a member of the Northeastern Gnathological Society, the First District Dental Society and the American Dental Association, and is currently serving as Council Member of the Greater NY Academy of Prosthodontics. She served as President of the Nassau County Dental Study Club in 1999 and was a member of the Women’s Dental Study Club of Long Island.

LITERATURE/LECTURES: Dr. Cohn has contributed articles to the Woman Dentist Journal, as well as given several invited lectures to dentists including the Post-Graduate Department of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry.  She lectured in the Louis Blatterfein Department of Prosthodontics and co-directed the Fixed Honors Prosthodontics Program for fourth-year students for several years at New York University College of Dentistry.

AWARDS: Quintessence Award in Recognition of Academic Achievement, 1991.

RESEARCH: Dr. Cohn was actively engaged in clinical research of clinical applications of zirconia based ceramics and fixed prosthetics at the New York University Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.