Mary Truhlar, DDS ’84, MS, the newly appointed Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, is the recipient of the 2015 School of Dental Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Truhlar joined the faculty of the School of Dental Medicine in the Department of General Dentistry in 1990. In addition to her expert clinical skills, Dr. Truhlar developed an impressive and robust educational program from her first days at the Dental school. As Dean, Dr. Truhlar’s vision for the School of Dental Medicine includes building a strong core foundation and implementing programs and initiatives that advance excellence in education, research and patient care, enabling the school to serve as a model of contemporary dental education and clinical practice.
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