Burton Wasserman, D.D.S.
Wasserman, D.D.S., received his undergraduate degree from New York
University in 1953, and went on to study dental medicine at New York
University's College of Dentistry. He was awarded his doctorate in 1957.
Dr. Wasserman founded the Department of Dentistry at New York Hospital
Queens (then Booth Memorial Hospital). He has served as President and
Chairman of the Board of the American Association of Hospital Dentists.
He developed the General Practice Residency section of the National
Resident Matching Plan and also created the first General Practice
Residency Fair in the country; at the Greater NY Dental Meeting.
Since 1982 Dr. Wasserman has served as a General Practice Residency site
evaluator for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). He also has
served as the general dentist member of the Periodontics Review Board
for CODA from 2006 to 2010.
Dr. Wasserman has authored and received approximately 5 million in grant
awards. The numerous government grants include: the study of a dental
practice in the hospital setting, dental residency training, and the
dental treatment of HIV patients. His contributions to dental literature
are numerous, and include works on the structure of dental residency
training, medical issues relating to hospital dental care and clinical
topics in oral medicine.
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow, American College of Dentists
Fellow, American Association of Hospital Dentists
Diplomate, Special Care Dentistry Association
Academic and Clinical Appointments
1959-1960 - Clinical Assistant, New York University College of
Dentistry, Dept. of Pedodontics
1975-1981 - Adjunct Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation
Medicine, New York University College of Medicine
1977- present - Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Health,
SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
1981- present - Clinical Professor, Div. of Community
Health, Columbia University College of Dental
1996 - present - Clinical Professor of Surgery, Cornell
University Medical College
1960-1992 - Chairman of Dentistry, Booth Memorial Medical
1992- present - Chairman of Dentistry, The New York Hospital
Medical Center of Queens
American Association of Hospital Dentists
Special Care Dentistry
1990 - Dr. Lawrence Chasko Award - AAHD
1999 - Dr. I. Gruber Award - Greater NY Dental Meeting
2004 - Dr. S. Rosenstein Professorship and Fellowship - Columbia
University College of Dental Medicine
2006 - Dr. S. Kamen Award - Special Care Dentistry
2010 - Dr. I. Caputo Award - Physician of the Year - Wyckoff
Heights Medical Center
2010 - Greater NY Dental Meeting - Creating and sustaining the
2012 - Dr. E. Lentchner - Distinguished Service Award - Queens
County Dental Society
2012 - The Jarvie-Burkhardt Award - NYSDA’s Honor for
Outstanding Service Rendered to Mankind Through Dentistry.
2012 - The Theresa Lang Award - NYHQ - Highest Award Offered to
Hospital Medical Staff Member.
Accomplishments and Honors
Authored a bimonthly column entitled “CQI Corner” since 1987.
Served as guest editor of Dental Caries of North America
“Special Needs Patient,” April 2009.
Appointed Chairman of Medicine / Dental Advisory Board of US
Army - Greater NY, January 2012.