Avis J. Smith

Avis J. Smith


Office:
» Pearl Building 409 (P-409)


Phone:
» 718.260.5137


E-mail:
» asmith@citytech.cuny.edu


← Back to Faculty Listing

Avis J. Smith - Associate Professor

Higher Education
Degrees

Institution Dates Attended Degree & Major Date Conferred
St. Joseph's College 2003-Present E.M.B.A. May 2007
St. Joseph's College 2003-2006 M.S. Management May 2006
St. Joseph's College 1984-1986 B.S. Health Administration January 1986
New York City Community College 1969-1971 A.A.S. Dental Technology October 1974
Westinghouse High School 1966-1969 Dental Technology June 1969

Additional Higher Education and/or Training

Institution Type of Recognition Date
U.S. Air Force Security Police Ceremonial Unit Training Certificate of Training 1977
U.S. Air Force Advanced Crown & Bridge Course Sheppard Air Force Base Certificate of Training 1977
U.S. Air Force Advanced Dental Ceramics Course Sheppard Air Force Base Certificate of Training 1978
U.S. Air Force Noncommissioned Officer's Course Chanute Air Force Base Certificate of Training 1979
U.S. Air Force Supervisor's Course Osan Air Base, Korea Certificate of Training 1980
U.S. Air Force Technical Training Disaster Preparedness Decontamination Team Osan Air Base, Korea Certificate of Training 1980
U.S. Air Force Special Experience Identifiers Complete Denture, Crown & Bridge, Dental Ceramics 1980
CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects Certification of Completion 2007
NYCCT/Restorative Dentistry - Research: To Determine the Degree of Difficulty in Using Manual Presses in Dentistry Based on Gender 2007

Patents/Copyrights and Certification:

Conferred by License/ Certificate Date Conferred
National Board for Certification Complete Dentures 1975
National Board for Certification Ceramics 1977
U.S. Patent Office Method of Making a False Tooth 5,028,235 07/02/1991
U.S. Patent Office Dental Retention Pin 5,256,063 10/26/1993
Copyright - U.S. Patent Office Literary Work: Theory of Clicking Dentures TXU 964-776 09/06/2000
Valplast Corporation Certified Instructor in Valplast Flexible Removable Restorations 1999
National Board for Certification Designation of Technologist 2006

Experience
Teaching Experience

Institution Dates Title Department
New York City College of Technology 1/02 - Present Associate Professor Restorative Dentistry
New York City College of Technology 2/98 - 12/01 Adjunct Instructor Dental Laboratory Technology
VA Medical Center 1998-2003 Training Coordinator VA Dental Clinic

Technical Experience

Dates Laboratories Title Department
1982-Pres. Depart. of Veterans Affairs Med. Center Dental Technician All
1981-1982 Restora-Dent Dental Technician Ceramics
1976-1981 United States Air Force Dental Technician All
1973-1976 Life Like Dental Technician Ceramics
1971-1973 Dental Prosthetics Dental Technician Ceramics
1969-1970 Dento-Meds Lab. Dental Technician Dentures
1967-1969 OK Dental Lab. Dental Technician Dentures

Courses Taught

  • DL - 115 Fixed Prosthodontics I
  • DL - 212 Fixed Prosthodontics II
  • DL - 111 Complete Dentures I
  • DL - 211 Complete Dentures II
  • DL - 411 Complete Dentures and Maxillofacial Concepts
  • DL - 214 Introduction to Restorative Dental Ceramics
  • DL - 307 Science of Dental Metallurgy
Academic and Professional Honors
Albert J. Fisher Memorial Award for Exemplary Character , New York City Community College, 1971
VA Medical Center Performance Award for significant contribution to the mission, 1985
VA Medical Center Performance Award for significant contribution to the mission, 1986
VA Medical Center, Far Exceeding Performance Requirements in Contribution to the Mission, 1987
Veterans Administration Performance Award, Substantially Exceeding Performance Requirements, 1988
Veterans Administration Performance Award, Substantially Exceeding Performance Requirements, 1989
Department of Veterans Affairs Award, Superior Performance in Contribution to the Mission, 1991
Department of Veterans Affairs Award, Superior Performance in Contribution to the Mission, 1992
Department of Veterans Affairs, Performance Award, for Substantially Exceeding Performance, 1993
Department of Veterans Affairs, Outstanding Rating Certificate for Superior Performance, 1994
Department of Veterans Affairs, Quality Step Increase for Substantially Exceeding Performance, 1995
Department of Veterans Affairs, Outstanding Rating Certificate for Exceptional Performance, 1996
Department of Veterans Affairs, Outstanding Rating Certificate, Superior Performance Award, 1997
Certificate of Retirement, United States Air Force, 1985
Twenty Five Year Certified Dental Technician, 2000
Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to The Black History Month Planning Committee, New York Harbor Healthcare System, 2002
Certificate of Retirement, New York Harbor Healthcare System, 2003
Certificate of Distinction for Research and Development of the Theory of Inclusion Part I and Part II: from the Dean of the City University of New York: for commitment to ensuring that "inclusion for all" is presented and aligned with equity and excellence at the City University of New York (May 22, 2008).
Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence in Contributing and Participating in the Fall 2008 International Conference, Atlanta, GA-USA.
Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence in Contributing to the Winter International Conference, Las Vegas, NV-USA.
Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence in Contributing to the Spring 2009 International Conference, Nashville, TN-USA.
Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence in Contributing to the Fall 2009 International Conference, Atlanta, GA-USA.
Certificate of Nomination as an Executive Editorial Board Member of the Intellectbase International Consortium October2008-December 2010.
Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence in Contributing and Participating in the Winter 2009 International Conference, Las Vegas, NV-USA.
Certificate of Appreciation for Moderating a Session at the Winter 2009 Academic Conference, Las Vegas, NV-USA.

Professional Achievements

  • U.S. Patent # 5,028,235, Method of Making A False Tooth, July 1991
  • U.S. Patent # 5,256,063, Dental Retention Pin, October 1993
  • U.S. Copyright Registration TXU964-776, "Concept On Clicking Dentures, Primary And Secondary Freeway-Space", September 2000.
  • NYCCT/Restorative Dentistry - Research:To Determine the Degree of Difficulty in Using Manual Presses in Dentistry Based on Gender
  • Feature article, Clicking Dentures in European Journal, Dental Technologies. Researched theoretical causes for clicking dentures and developed the theory of Primary and Secondary and Freeway Space 1999-2003.
  • Feature article, Exostosis and Cleft Palate Conditions in Denture Fabrication, Dental Technologies, No 47 pages35-40. The article was as a result of research conducted to study chromosomes, and trisomy conditions affecting denture fabrication.
  • Arpad and Tibor Nagy Award, Dental Technologies, published in Dental Technologies.
  • United State Patent Office Publications:
    1. Method of Making A False Tooth, July 2, 1991
    2. Dental Retention Pin, October 1993
    3. Multi Denture Flasking System, April 2008
  • Smith, A. J. (2009) Fraud in Dentistry: A Causal Element in Healthcare Economics, Intellectbase International Consortium peer-reviewed, conference proceedings, Volume 6 Nashville, TN, USA, May 27-29, 2009, pp. 38-44.
  • Smith, A. J. (2008), Theory of Inclusion Part I & Part II: A Case Study to Determine the Degree of Difficulty in Using Manual Presses in Dentistry Based on Gender, Journal of Information Systems Technology & Planning, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 55-60.
  • Smith, A. J. (2008), Theory of Inclusion Part I & Part II: A Case Study to Determine the Degree of Difficulty in Using Manual Presses in Dentistry Based on Gender, Intellectbase International Consortium peer-reviewed, conference proceedings, Volume 3, Atlanta, GA, USA, Oct. 9-11, 2008, pp. 419-456.
  • Smith, A. J. (2009), Fraud in Dentistry: A Causal Element in Healthcare Economics, International Journal of Accounting Information Science and Leadership, Vol.2, Issue 3, pp.37-45.
  • Smith, A. J. (2009), Part I- The Four Factors of Quality: Achieving the Circle of Acceptance and Satisfaction, Intellectbase International Consortium peer-reviewed, conference proceedings, Volume 7, Atlanta, GA, USA, Oct. 15-17, 2009, pp.69-72.
  • Smith, A. J. (2008), Theory of Inclusion Part I & Part II: A Case Study to Determine the Degree of Difficulty in Using Manual Presses in Dentistry Based on Gender, (CD version),www.intellectbase.org.
  • Smith, A. J. (2009), Fraud in Dentistry: A Causal Element in Healthcare Economics, (CD version), www.intellectbase.org.
  • Smith, A. J. (2009), Part II- The Four Factors of Quality: Achieving the Circle of Acceptance and Satisfaction, Intellectbase International Consortium peer-reviewed, conference proceedings, Volume 8, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Dec. 17-19, 2009, pp.88-94.
  • Smith, A. J. (2009), Part I The Four Factors of Quality: Achieving the Circle of Acceptance and Satisfaction, Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, Vol.1, Issue 1, pp.1-6.
  • Smith, A. J. (2009), Part I The Four Factors of Quality: Achieving the Circle of Acceptance and Satisfaction, Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management , (CD version), www.intellectbase.org.
  • Smith, A. J. (2009), Part II The Four Factors of Quality: Achieving the Circle of Acceptance and Satisfaction, Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, (CD version), www.intellectbase.org.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Life Time Member of the Air Force Association
  • Life Time Member of the Disabled American Veterans
  • Member of Smithsonian National Museum of Dentistry
  • American College of Prosthodontics
  • National Association of Certified Dental Technicians
  • Tri-State CDT Study Group
  • Advisory Board for the Smithsonian National Museum of Dentistry
  • Advisory Board Clara Barton High School
  • Member of Intelectbase Academic and Research Organization
  • Member of the Intellectbase Executive Editorial Board
  • Life Time Member of the American Academy of The History of Dentistry
  • Member Northeast Gnathological Society
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Senior Editorial Board Member, Intellectbase Consortium for Academic Research

 

 Additional View Options: Text Only | Audio Aid   Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Parents Blog | Alumni Facebook   Job Board CUNY Privacy Policy