Philadelphia – Penn Dental Medicine welcomes Dr. David Hershkowitz to the School’s full-time faculty as Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Chief of the Division of Restorative Dentistry. His appointment was effective October 1.
As Chief of the Division of Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Hershkowitz will oversee the preclinical, clinical, and postgraduate education initiatives within the Division as well as its faculty and staff. This is one of three divisions within the School’s Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, led by Department Chair Dr. Markus Blatz.
Dr. Hershkowitz comes to Penn Dental Medicine from New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry, where he has served on the faculty since 2008, most recently as Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. There, he managed the predoctoral clinical facility and the more than 400 faculty and staff of the Department. He also had oversight of the school’s AEGD program.
Prior to his time at NYU, Dr. Hershkowitz served on the clinical faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine from 1995-2008. Among his roles at Stony Brook, he served as Director of Emergency Care, Director of Anesthesia, and Director of the General Practice Program.
Dr. Hershkowitz holds a DDS from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1986). He is also a Certified Anesthesia Assistant and completed a general anesthesia residency at the Hospital of the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1987. Dr. Hershkowitz had a private practice in general dentistry in Stony Brook, N.Y., from 1987- 2014 and has practiced within the NYU Faculty Practice since then.
“Along with his wealth of clinical care knowledge and academic experience, I know that Dr. Hershkowitz also brings collegiality and teamwork to all his endeavors,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean, Dr. Mark Wolff. “I’m excited to have him joining our team.”