MANHASSET, NEW YORK, JANUARY 14, 2019 Gloria B. Gertzman, Ph.D., D.M.D, F.A.G.D., C.C.H.P. of Flemington, New Jersey has been honored on the famous Reuters Billboard in Times Square in New York City by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of dentistry.
ABOUT GLORIA B. GERTZMAN, PH.D., D.M.D, F.A.G.D., C.C.H.P.
With almost 40 years of experience, Dr. Gloria B. Gertzman is a general dentist. From 1980 through 1992, she served as a Clinical Professor of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, teaching clinical and didactic treatment planning, radiology and oral facial genetics to predoctoral and postdoctoral students and dentists. From 1992 through 1994, Gloria was the Dental Director of Soundview Health Center, in the Bronx, New York. While there, she started, practiced in and managed the dental department.
Dr. Gertzman then served as Dental Director of Bridgeport Community Health Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she started a dental department and then opened a satellite dental department in Stratford Community Health Center in Stratford, Connecticut. She practiced in and managed both dental departments. From 2003 through 2005, Gloria was the dental director for Building Services 32BJ Health Fund of New York City. During this time, she directed a staff of 80 people. She then served as Dental Director for a family dental practice in New Jersey from 2005 through 2007.
In 2007, Dr. Gertzman opened her own private practice of family dentistry in Pennington, New Jersey. She had 1800 patients of record at this practice through 2012. From 2012 through 2016, she served as Dental Director for Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey.
Since 2016, Gloria has been a consultant for dental practices in risk management and for dentists opening new dental practices. In addition, she has been inserting comprehensive care dental practices into urgent care medical facilities. In this capacity, Dr. Gertzman meets with the owners of the urgent care facilities, architects, building contractors and town offices to ensure all aspects of the dental facility are in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
Dr. Gertzman is a Certified Correctional Health Provider through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She earned her B.A. in Education and Psychology from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York, her M.A. in Genetic Counseling, her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and her D.M.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She holds licenses to practice dentistry in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Gloria was awarded a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1988.
Dr. Gertzman was honored with the American Dental Association Award for Recognition for Service in a Foreign Country, when she volunteered to provide dental care to residents of a kibbutz in Israel in 1980. In the mid 1980’s, Gloria joined the organization Doctors Without Borders and traveled with other healthcare professionals to South America, where they treated people in an underserved area for a wide variety of health problems. She was recognized as a Woman on Excellence-Industry Leader in 2018 by the Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized. She has 14 publications to her name and received a patent for a nipple for a baby with a cleft palate in 1986.