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DavidHershkowitz

David Hershkowitz, DDS, AAS

Associate Professor of Clinical Restorative Dentistry, Division Chief of Restorative Dentistry

Division of Restorative Dentistry, Preventive & Restorative Sciences

354 Robert Schattner Center

Phone: 215-898-9371

Fax: 215-898-9981

Email: dhh1@upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Hershkowitz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Restorative Dentistry and Division Chief of Restorative Dentistry, in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences at Penn Dental Medicine. He obtained his D.D.S from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1986 and went on to complete his residency in General Anesthesia at the Hospital of the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1987. He joined the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook) School of Dental Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 1994. During his time at SUNY Stony Brook, he served as Director of General Practice Program, Director of Anesthesia and Director of Emergency Care. Dr. Hershkowitz was recognized for his excellence in teaching in 2002, receiving the Faculty of the Year Award, presented by the School of Dental Medicine’s Student Government at SUNY Stony Brook. In 2008, he was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Chairman of Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at the College of Dentistry of New York University (NYU). Here his responsibilities included management of the department, Pre-Doctoral Patient care, and the Clinical Education of all pre-doctoral students. He subsequently advanced to Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chairperson for the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care in 2015. Dr. Hershkowitz has received the Dean’s Award twice at NYU, in 2011 and 2017, recognizing his outstanding achievements and commitment to both patient care and education. His personal interests include management and treatment of the apprehensive patient, as well as implementing new concepts to provide excellent patient care and student clinical education.

Honors / Credentials
  • Dean’s Award in “Recognition of excellent achievement in the New York University – Dentistry’s Accreditation process and Development of Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program”, 2017
  • Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chairperson, Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University, College of Dentistry, 2015 – 2019
  • New York University Dentistry Faculty Practice, 2014 – 2020
  • Dean’s Award in “Recognition of extraordinary achievements as the Associate Chair for the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and, in particular, in overseeing the significant qualitative improvements in the group practices with respect to both patient care and education”, 2011
  • Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Chairman of Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University, College of Dentistry, 2008 – 2015
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Emergency Care, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2006 – 2008
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Anesthesia, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2005 – 2006
  • Consultant, Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, 2004 – Present
  • Faculty of the Year-Student Government Award, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2002
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of General Practice Program, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2001 – 2005
  • Certificate of Recognition, Service Award TWA Flight 800 Disaster Team, Suffolk County Dental Society, Suffolk County, NY, 1996
  • Certificate of Recognition, Service Award TWA Flight 800 Disaster Team, County Executive Award, Mr. Robert Gaffney, Suffolk County, NY, 1996
  • Voted Graduation Marshall by the graduating class (One of the teachers of the year), School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995 – 2008
  • Merit Awards in the Recognition of Service, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995 – 2007
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1994 – 2008
  • Attending Dentist, Ambulatory Care Facility, North Shore Surgical Center, Smithtown, NY, 1992 – 1996
  • NYS Board Certified in General Anesthesia Parenteral Sedation, 1987 – Present
  • Private Practice of General Dentistry, Stony Brook, New York, 1987 – 2014
  • Voted Vice President of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985 – 1986
  • Externship in General Dentistry, United States Coast Guard, Seattle, Washington, 1985

Full CV available upon request

Education
  • Residency in General Anesthesia, Hospital of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987
  • D.D.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1986
  • B.S., Health Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1982