Dr. Diana is a Clinical Assistant Professor in The Dept of Periodontology at The School of Dental Medicine at S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook. He teaches Periodontics, Implants, Sinus Surgery, Bone, Gum Regeneration and Bite alignment techniques.
Born August 29, 1954 in Washington, D.C.
1972: Graduated from Plainview Old Bethpage High School. Plainview New York.
1972-1974: S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale, New York, Associate in Applied Sciences in Liberal Arts.
1974 – 1976: B.S. with a major in Biology from Saint John’s University, Queens New York.
1976 – 1977: Masters Research in human physiology at Saint John’s University – did not complete MS program due to being accepted into dental school.
1977 – 1981: D.D.S. from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry.
1981 – 1983: Certificate in Periodontology from Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.
1983 – 1985: Clinical Periodontal instructor at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Dental Clinic, New York, NY.
1985 – 2003: Clinical Periodontal instructor at Saint Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY. For the final eight years my position was Chief of the Section of Periodontology in the Department of Dentistry.
December 1995 published in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry Update, “Maxillary Anterior Ridge Augmentation: Pre-prosthetic Surgery using Hydroxylapatite/Resorbable Suture Matrix: Permaridge”
May 8, 1997: Passed both the written examination and the oral defense, became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology – Board Certified.
2003 – Present, Clinical Assistant Professor, S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Periodontology.
2009: Received the 2009 Educator Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics.
November 11 & 12, 2016, presenter at the Oral Regenerative Medicine Conference, Las Vegas, NV on Sinus
Augmentation Grafting prior to dental implant placement.
1989 – Present: Study Ju Jutsu of which I have achieved Fifth Dan – Fifth degree black belt.
1993 – Present: Study Iai, Japanese sword, of which I have achieved San Dan – Third degree black belt.
Married in 1993 to my Wife Kathleen, we both enjoy winter sports and sporting clays. We live in Saint James, New York.