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CHP Dentist, Dental Educator Receives Prestigious NYU Fellowship
01:23PM / Friday, October 12, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dr. Ronald Maitland, clinical director of the dental residency program at CHP Neighborhood Dental, has been honored by New York University for his contributions to dental education over more than five decades.

"This is an extremely prestigious award for Dr. Maitland, and so well-deserved," said Lia Spiliotes, CHP's chief executive officer. "CHP, and the Berkshire County community, are so fortunate to have Dr. Maitland leading educating of future dentists, at the dental residency program at Neighborhood Dental Center."

Maitland was inducted as a fellow of the NYU College of Dentistry Academy of Distinguished Educators on Sept. 14 at NYU.

A dental educator since the 1960s, Maitland has been a professor of dental medicine at NYU and Tufts University dental medicine schools. He joined CHP in early 2017 to lead the clinical program at CHP Neighborhood Dental, which is the practice site for the Berkshire Medical Center’s dental residency program.

Maitland has held oversight roles in the dental profession as well with the New York State Education Department's State Board for Dentistry and as chief examiner for the Commission on Dental Competency and Assessments. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve Dental Corps during the Vietnam War, and has written and presented extensively on scientific issues in dental medicine and education.

He earned his dental degree at Tufts University in 1964. He is a Lenox resident.

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