Daniel Alter

Daniel Alter

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Daniel Alter - Assistant Professor

Higher Education

Institution Dates Attended Degree & Major Date Conferred
CUNY   MSc in Business Management and Leadership 02/2014
Queens College 2003-2004 B.S. Biochemestry 01/1997
New York City Technical College 1994-1996 A.A.S Dental Laboratory Technology 05/1994

Licenses or Certificates

Conferred by License/ Certificate Date Conferred
National Board for Certification (NBC) Certified Dental Technician (CDT), Crown & Bridge 2008
American Society of Master Dental Technologists (ASMDT); NYU Dental School Master Dental Technologist (MDT) 2000
Institute of Oral Arts and Design Full Mouth Cosmetic Rehabilitation 1996

Teaching and Administrative Experience

Institution Dates Title Department
New York City College of Technology 09/09-Present Assistant Professor Restorative Dentistry
New York City College of Technology 08/08 - 09/09 Adjunct Instructor Restorative Dentistry

Technical Experience

Dates Laboratories Title Department
05/03-Present Alter Smiles Dental Studios Owner/Dental Technician All phases of Dental Technology, specializing in implants and cosmetic restorations
04/02-08/03 Marotta Dental Studio Dental Technician Ceramics
12/00-06/01 Metal Craft Dental Technician Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Ceramics
07/00-10/00 Jurim Dental Studios Supervisor Technician Pressable and non-metal restorations

Courses Taught

  • RESD 1110 - Tooth Morphology
  • RESD 1111 - Complete Dentures I
  • RESD 1115 - Fixed Prosthodontics I
  • RESD 1216 - Removable Partial Dentures I
  • RESD 1215 - Intro. to Dental Ceramics
  • RESD 2307 - Science of Dental Metallurgy
  • RESD 2311 - Complete Dentures III
  • RESD 2314 - Restorative Dental Ceramics III
  • RESD 2324 - CAD/CAM in Dentistry
  • RESD 2414 - Dental Ceramics Practicum

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Society of Master Dental Technologists, 2000-Present
  • Member of ADEA (American Dental Educators Association)
  • Editorial Board Member for Inside Dental Technology, AEGIS
  • National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology
  • National Association of Dental Laboratories
  • Greater New York CDT Study Group

Course Coordinator

  • Dental Ceramics coordinator (Intro through Practicum)
  • Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing in Dentistry Coordinator
  • Orthodontics Coordinator

Publications and Presentations

Publications: National double blind peer reviewed journals

  • Subtractive Computer Aided Manufacturing, Dental Milling. Inside Dental Technology, AEGIS, February 2014 (Accepted)
  • Dentures, a Matter of Health; Proper fitting oral prosthetic improve elderly patients' overall well-being. Inside Dental Technology, AEGIS, July 2013
  • Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail; Find success through properly driven business plan and strategy. Inside Dental Technology, AEGIS, March 2013
  • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography and Dental Implant Placement. Inside Dental Technology, AEGIS, September 1, 2012
  • Digital Impressions and Stereolithographic Models. Inside Dental Technology, AEGIS April 1, 2012


  • An approved speaker for the National Board of Certification for infection control. Presented 4 times annually for the Greater New York Certified Dental Technician Study Group.
  • Presented at the Javitz for the Greater New York Dental Meeting on the topic of "CAD/CAM in Implant Abutment Design" Dec. 1, 2013.
  • Interviewed by Inside Dental Technology and Laboratory Management Today on relevant topics within the Restorative Dentistry Profession .
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