Dr. Daniel S. Budasoff is the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Prosthodontists, New York State Section. Dr. Budasoff was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1951. He immigrated to the United States as a child. He attended the US Military Academy at West Point and the University of Florida, from which he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He earned his Doctorate degree in Dental Medicine from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, and received a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. For over forty years, Dr. Budasoff balanced a busy Midtown Manhattan dental practice with an active teaching career, teaching dental students and residents at Columbia University, and lecturing widely at study clubs and dental conferences. He was sought out by many in his field for his knowledge on dental photography. This award is being given posthumously, as Dr. Budasoff was a dedicated and motivated member of the New York State Section. He was also a Fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and many other organizations. He was a talented teacher and mentor to countless individuals, and was an inspiration to his colleagues. Dr. Budasoff selflessly gave many hours teaching and motivating future generations of prosthodontists.
We thank him for his contributions and service to the New York State Section.