NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK—Dr. Mark Bronsky has been inducted into the American College of Dentists.
The induction took place at the American Dental Association annual meeting in San Francisco in October. It is an honor extended to about three percent of dentists in the United States.
This came as a complete surprise to New York City orthodontist Dr. Bronsky- as it should have. Inductees are nominated via a confidential process by two other fellows who already are in the College, according to an American College of Dentists spokeswoman.
Dr. Bronsky’s fellowship carries on a family tradition. His father, the late Dr. Donald A. Bronsky, was elected late in his career.
“I’m humbled that this early in my career, my colleagues saw fit to nominate me to this high honor,” Dr. Bronsky says. “It also helps me feel close to my departed father and orthodontic mentor who was elected after being in practice 40 years.”
Dr. Bronsky celebrates his 24th anniversary as an orthodontist this year.
Founded in 1920, the American College of Dentists is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists in the United States. It epitomizes excellence, ethics, professionalism and leadership in dentistry, according to the organization’s website. Fellowship symbolizes leadership and meritorious achievement.
Some of Dr. Bronsky’s achievements that resulted in him being named a fellow include his voluntary treatment of patients with dentofacial deformities, as well as the work and teaching he has done at Cornell Medical Center since 1990.
He has been an attending in orthodontics, teaching general practice residents and oral surgery residents orthodontics as it relates to complex restorative dentistry and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Bronsky also is a founding member of the “Craniofacial Anomalies Team/Dentofacial Deformities Clinic” at New York Presbyterian Hospital—Cornell Medical Center. They treat the patients that require orthodontics from the dentofacial deformities program gratis as a way to give back to the community at large.
He also has voluntarily instructed residents on treating dentofacial deformities such as hemifacial microsomia, Treacher-Collins Syndrome, Crouzan Syndrome and cleft lip/cleft palate. He is a volunteer instructor and lecturer at the New York University College of Dentistry.
“I’m excited to contribute to the American College of Dentists, and to continue being an active participant in elevating the practice of dentistry and the specialty of orthodontics,” Dr. Bronsky says.