Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 – 2015

Kenneth S. Kurtz/New York University College of Dentistry

Dr. Kenneth Kurtz is a board-certified prosthodontist and has practiced in New Hyde Park, NY since 2000, branding the practice “Academic Prosthodontics of Long Island” in 2012 (AP-LI.com). Prosthodontics is one of the eight American Dental Association-recognized dental specialties.

Dr. Kurtz is a cum laude graduate of SUNY Albany and received his D.D.S. from the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), his prosthodontic specialty training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MMC), and Maxillofacial Prosthetic training at the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery/Bronx VAMC.

Dr. Kurtz holds academic appointments at three hospitals, two medical schools and a dental school, actively teaching at three metropolitan NYC area graduate prosthodontic training programs. He is a Clinical Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at NYUCD, Director of Prosthodontic Research at MMC, and Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Section, NYHospital Queens. Dr. Kurtz is an attending prosthodontist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center conveniently located in close proximity to AP-LI. A Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He was the 2014 Recipient of the ACP Clinician Researcher Award, having co-authored thirty-six scientific papers to date.

Listed on the Irish Register of Dentists since 1992, he has presented lectures at the 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and also has served as an examiner in Restorative Dentistry for the Membership of the RCSI Faculty of Dentistry Examination, which has been held at NYUCD since 2009.

“Being Irish American Bronx-born and Bronx-bred has been a huge positive influence on my life. My maternal grandmother, Mary Dolan, was an enduring matriarch, having never lost her brogue since arriving at Ellis Island in 1910, only returning to Ireland in 1969! My bloodline is Ulster, from both sides of the border, Fermanagh and Cavan. When questioned about the Irishness of my surname, I like to reply that it’s as Irish as DeValera!”