December 01st, 2021
The NYS Dental Foundation and the entire dental community suffered a huge loss, with the passing on 11/25/21 of Dr. Mark J. Feldman.
Mark was an amazing individual who helped so many, in so many capacities, throughout his decades-long involvement in organized dentistry. For more than ten years, he lent his extraordinary abilities as a leader and statesman, immeasurably helping the Foundation to grow its mission of improving the oral health of all New Yorkers.
“There are no words to adequately express the sense of loss we all feel,” states NYSDF Chair Dr. G. Kirk Gleason. “Throughout the many years in which I had the great privilege to have worked with Mark, and to have been his friend, I was continuously impressed by his ability to cut through to the heart of any matter and to gain consensus on issues. In particular, I remember a time many years ago when some questioned the need for our Foundation to exist. Mark clearly and unequivocally stated, if NYSDA doesn’t support its charitable arm, what does that say about our profession? His ability to get to the heart of any matter was unparalleled.”
His passing leaves a great and irreplaceable void in the world, and he will be sorely missed.
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