Dr. Thomas J. Connolly

Thomas J. Connolly, DDS


Private practice: Periodontics, Lasers periodontal therapy and Implants with his daughter, Dr. Julie Connolly

Education Experience:

  • Dental School: Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery 1977
  • General Practice Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, NY  1977-78
  • Periodontal training:  Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery 1978-80
  • Implant training: Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery 1986
  • Microsurgical Training: Periodontal Microsurgical Institute 1997
  • Enteral Sedation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2003
  • Laser Training: Institute for Laser Dentistry Fellowship 2015-2016

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor Dentistry: Columbia College of Dental Medicine 1980-1988/1993-2012
  • Periodontal Microsurgery:
    • New York University Dental School 1997-2014
    • Columbia College of Dental Medicine   2005-2012
  • Dental Ethics:
    • Columbia College of Dental Medicine 1994-present
    • Stony Brook 2010 established Ethics program
    • New York University Dental School  2012-present
  • Lectures:
    • Periodontal plastic surgery, grafting & microsurgery
    • Specialty practice
    • Immediate implant placement

Awards:

  • Dr. Frank Beube Award for Periodontics 1976
  • Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery Graduation Awards 1977:
    • Ella Marie Ewell Medal for Oral Surgery
    • Divisional Awards of Excellence:
      • Operative Dentistry
      • Oral Surgery
    • Awards of Achievement
      • American Academy of Periodontology
      • American College of Stomatologic Surgeons
      • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Inducted Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society) 1985
  • Certificates of Appreciation:
    • Greater NY Dental Meeting: Scientific Contribution 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006
    • The Boys’ Club of New York: Outstanding Service 2001
    • American College of Dentists: Significant Contribution to the NY Section 2001, 2002
    • American College of Dentists & NY Academy of Dentistry: Ethics Facilitator 2004, 2006
    • American College of Dentists Foundation: Gies Fellow 2008
    • Massachusetts Dental Society: Scientific Contribution 2010
    • Dental Lifeline and NYS Dental Foundation: Donated Dental Services 2011
    • NYU College of Dentistry: Contribution to Periodontal Education 2011
    • American College of Dentists Foundation: Gies Benefactor 2011
    • NY Academy of Dentistry: Services to the Donated Dental Program in NY 2014
    • NY Academy of Dentistry: Services as Ethics Facilitator 2014
    • NY County Dental Society: Services to the Donated Dental Program in NY 2014
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award: Periodontics/ Columbia College of Dental Medicine 2008
  • Columbia University Alumni Medalist 2015

Honorary Fellowship:

  • New York Academy of Dentistry: 1984
  • American College of Dentists: 2000

Leadership:

  • President: Columbia College of Dental Medicine 1852 Society 1997-2004
  • Chair: Columbia College of Dental Medicine Capital Campaign 2004-13
  • President: New York Academy of Dentistry  2004-05
  • President: NY Academy of Dentistry Endowment Fund 2005-06
  • Chair: New York Section of the American College of Dentists 2009-2010
  • Regent:  American College of Dentists 2010-2014
  • Treasurer: American College of Dentists 2014-2016
  • Vice President: American College of Dentists 2016-2017
  • Chair: New York Donated Dental Services Leadership Council 2015-present

Organizational:

  • New York Academy of Dentistry:  Committee appointments 1985-present
  • Board of Visitors: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 2004-2011
  • Columbia University Executive Steering Committee 2004-2013.
  • Board of Advisors: Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine 2011-2016

Humanitarian Work:

  • Instrumental in bringing Donated Dental Services to New York 2005
  • New York Donated Dental Services Leadership Council 2006-present
  • Volunteer for Donated Dental Services 2006-present
  • Humanitarian Mission Committee NY Academy of Dentistry 2010-present

Mentorship: Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine 1995-present


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