Spring 2019

Tops at Yankee Dental Congress

Three dental school alumni were honored at this year’s Yankee Dental Congress.

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Left to right: David Harte, Anthony Giamberardino, and Matthew Fantasia

David Harte, A75, D78, was named Clinician of the Year. Harte, who maintains a private practice in Milton, Massachusetts, began presenting at Yankee more than forty years ago.  He is the founder and national spokesperson for the Comprehensive Masonic CHIP program, which puts together kits to help identify missing or injured children. An associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, he is a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, where he won the Dentist of the Year Award in 2002.

Anthony Giamberardino, D85, received the John Golden Award, for volunteers who have been chairs of Yankee committees in the past and continue to serve. He chaired Yankee’s registration and program committees, was general chair in 2012, and is a member of the oversight committee. He is past president and secretary, as well as a longtime volunteer, for the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). Giamberardino is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  He has a private practice in Medford, Massachusetts.

Matthew Fantasia, D00, received the Armen Nalband award, for volunteers who have devoted a significant amount of time to Yankee with minimal formal recognition. He is a member of the Yankee oversight committee and has chaired several Yankee committees. Fantasia, who has a private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has been an MDS volunteer for fifteen years and is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

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