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City Tech Professor Renata Budny Honored by National Association of Dental Laboratories

Professor Renata Budny and NADL President Gary Iocco

Renata Budny, an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology, is recipient of the 2014 Educator of the Year Award from the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL).

A graduate of City Tech’s associate degree program in dental laboratory technology, Professor Budny went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in banking and finance from Dowling College on Long Island. She has been in the dental laboratory profession for sixteen years and has received two certifications from the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology in Crown & Bridge and Ceramics. She has also earned the title of Master Dental Technician from the American Society of Master Dental Technologists and Fellowship from the Northeastern Gnathological Society. 

Professor Budny is a member of numerous associations and societies. She has served as a president of the Greater New York CDT Study Group and has organized four-to-five dental seminars per year. Moreover, with help from the Executive Board, she actively manages the study group and its Facebook page. In addition, she works closely with dental companies and lab owners to bring educational programs to the dental lab community. 

In naming Professor Budny Educator of the Year, NADL commended her on her extensive knowledge of the latest trends in the field and on the extent to which she remains active within the industry. She sits on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology and attends the DLT Educators’ Conference held annually in Chicago. Other contributions to the profession include participation in the American Dental Education Association conference, serving as a Site Visitor and Curriculum Consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), as well as a member of CODA Dental Laboratory Technology Review Committee.  

Professor Budny has published articles in numerous magazines and journals, including the Journal of Dental Technology, Lab Management Today and Inside Dental Technology. In 2011, she was named one of the “Top 25 Women in Dentistry.” With all of this and more to her credit, NADL found her well-deserving of the 2014 Educator of the Year Award. 


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