GPR - Faculty Information

Victor Badner, DMD, MPH*
Chairman of the Dept.
Chief of Dental Public Health

Dr Badner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA), the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (DMD), and the University of California Los Angeles (MPH). He is a board certified Dental Public Health Specialist. He practices general dentistry at the North Bronx Healthcare Network (Jacobi and NCBH). He has held a variety of leadership positions at NBHN including Medical Board President, President of the New York Dental Alliance and member of the NYMA finance committee. In addition to his efforts with the GPR, Dr. Badner also functions as the site administrator for the NY Department of Health Dental Public Health Residency Program.

Peter Gerhsenson, DDS
Chief of General Dentistry
General Practice Residency Program Director
Director of Continuing Dental Education
Dr. Gershenson attended the 7 Year Combined Degree Program in Dental Education at New York University. He received his BA in Biology in 1980 and his DDS in 1983. He completed a General Practice Residency Program at Woodhull Medical Center in 1984 and received advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 1984-1986. Dr. Gershenson currently holds academic appointments as a Cinical Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the New York University College of Dentistry. He is the Treasurer of the New York Dental Alliance. Dr. Gershenson has focused the residency program on providing training to new graduates relevant to the practice of dentistry in the 21st century. Dr. Gershenson maintains a private practice in Brooklyn, NY

Maynard Goldberg, DDS
Chief of Endodontics
Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry (1961) and received advanced training in endodontics at the Boston University Graduate School of Dentistry (1964-66). Dr. Goldberg is currently appointed to the faculty of the NYU College of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.`

Denise How, DMD
Chief of Periodontics

Dr How is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Dental Medicine (1991), where she also received her post graduate periodontal training. Dr. How provides lectures and hands on training in all aspects of periodontal therapy and surgery. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

James Verna, DMD
Co-Chief of Prosthodontics
Dr. Verna is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry (1964). He completed an Oral Surgery Internship at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in 1965. He has been on the attending staff since 1970. Dr. Verna maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

Stanley Weinstock, DDS
Co-Chief of Prosthodontics
Weinstock is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry (1962). He completed an Oral Surgery Internship at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in 1963. He has been on the attending staff since 1968. Dr. Weinstock has maintained a private practice in Manhattan since 1965.

Robert Margolin, DDS
General Dentistry
Dr Rogert Margolin is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and Completed his GPR at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr Margolin was in private practice in the Bronx for 18 years. In addition to his teaching duties at Jacobi Medical Center, he is on staff at another local hospital. Dr. Margolin is past president of the Bronx County Dental Society, and past president of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry. He is also held various positions in organized dentistry at the state and national level. Dr Margolin is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is also a forensic dental consultant for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City.

Martin Kimmel, DDS
General Dentistry
Dr. Kimmel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Meeicine (1961). He received further training in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. from 1961-1963. He has been certified at the mastership level by the World Clinical Laser Institute from 1993-present.

Michael Gershanok, DDS
General Dentistry
Dr Gershanok is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry (1992), and the Jacobi Medical Center General Practice Residency Program (1994). Dr Gershanok maintains a private practice in Westchester providing cosmetic, laser and implant dentistry services. Dr. Gershanok supervises residents and provides lectures on subjects relating to aesthetic dentistry.

Anita Agarwal, DMD
General Dentistry
Dr. Agarwal graduated from the University of Pune, India with a bachelors degree in Dental surgery in 1997. She received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Dental medicine in 2001. She completed a GPR at New York Medical College and a fellowship in dental oncology/maxillofacial prosthetics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY. Dr. Agarwal provides lectures and supervises residents in the clinic. She is appointed to the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Agarwal maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

Christina Heng, DDS
General Dentistry
Dr. Christine Heng graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 1992. She completed the Dental Public Health (DPH) Residency at Jacobi Medical Center (JMC) in Bronx, NY in 2001 and became board-certified in DPH in 2003. Presently, Dr. Heng is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and stationed at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT. She is also a part-time attending in the dental residency program at JMC. Dr, Heng has completed numerous epidemiologic studies and published in peer-reviewed journals such as General Dentistry, Journal of Dental Public Health Dentistry, Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology, Journal of Correctional Health Care, Military Medicine, New York State Dental and Hawaii Dental Journal.
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