Each year the School of Dental Medicine Alumni board receives nominations to recognize one of their outstanding alumni as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award (DAA). This year, the board has selected Dr. Mark N. Hochman, DDS ’84.
Dr. Hochman is a multi-trained specialist completing post-graduate certificates in Orthodontics and Periodontics with advanced training in Implant Dentistry.
Following his graduation from Stony Brook, Dr. Hochman joined the Nassau County Medical Center as a general practice dental resident and was ultimately appointed chief of the residency program. Dr. Hochman obtained his specialty certificate in periodontics at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He received advanced training in implant dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a postdoctoral degree in orthodontics from NYUCD. He is one of the very few practitioners in the U.S. to hold specialty certificates in both orthodontics and periodontics.
Dr. Hochman is also the inventor of an advanced computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery system and is currently the director of clinical affairs and a consultant for a medical technology company. His research has been published in numerous journals and he has written articles on several topics, including utilizing orthodontics for implant site development and pain-free local anesthesia.
Dr. Hochman will be presented with this Distinguished Alumnus Award at the School of Dental Medicine White Coat Ceremony on April 15, 2019. Congratulations, Dr. Hochman!