Meet the Staff
Dr. Alan A. Winter
Dr. Alan A. Winter, DDS, FACD was born and raised in New Jersey. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow in the American College of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1973, where he received an NIH grant to study dental education. Dr. Winter completed his general dental residency at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center of Albert Einstein Medical School and received his periodontal certificate from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine (1976) where he was an Associate Professor in periodontics for twelve years. Dr. Winter received the Columbia Periodontal Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008. He received his BA from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ where he graduated with distinction majoring in history.
Dr. Winter has practiced Periodontics since 1976. He is the founder and president of Central Park Periodontics, P.C., which is a dental practice limited to Periodontics, dental implants, and Laser (LANAP™) gum surgery. Dr. Winter is a scientific advisor to StemSave™, a company dedicated to harvesting stem cells from teeth, and he is the co-founder and past president of i-dontics, LLC, the oldest dental teleradiology practice in the Northeast, which was recently acquired by ConeScan. As a result of his long-standing experiences in dental CT scans, Dr. Winter is a leading expert on dental 3D cone beam imaging.
Dr. Winter is an advisor to the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. He is a member of the national honorary society, OKU, the dental consultant for the national publication, the Bottom Line, a past-president of both the Northeast Periodontal Society and the Columbia Periodontal Alumni, and is a former Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry in the Periodontology and Implantology department at NYU College of Dentistry. Author of more than twenty scientific articles, he founded a successful journal – Periodontal Case Reports - in 1979, which won the Golden Pen Award for excellence, given by the American Academy of Dental Editors in 1980. Dr. Winter is a member of numerous dental societies and organizations and is a certified forensic dentist, having been trained at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at Bethesda, MD. Dr. Winter lectures extensively both nationally and internationally on implant surgery 3D imaging, and periodontal laser gum surgery.
Even with his busy schedule, Dr. Winter finds time to take long bike rides in the Somerset Hills of New Jersey, where he lives in a century old cottage. Dr. Winter is a published novelist, with completed manuscripts presently in the hands of his literary agent (www.alanwinter.com). Dr. Winter’s travels have taken him from the jungles of the Amazon in Peru to white water rafting in Chile to the Great Wall of China, and scores of countries in between.
Dr Julia Sivitz
A native of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, Dr. Julia Sivitz graduated in 2001 from American University cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in special education. Dr. Sivitz was inducted into The Golden Key National Honor Society during her college years. She continued her education at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, earning the Alumni Clinical Excellence Award in Periodontology and the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) in 2005. Subsequently, Dr. Sivitz entered the highly competitive Post-Graduate Program in Periodontics at Tufts, where she earned the Certificate in Periodontics in 2008. She became a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology the following year.
Dr. Sivitz is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Board of Periodontology, the New York State Dental Association, and the New York County Dental Society where she serves as an Alternate Director At Large, having previously served as Chair of the Young Professionals Group. Dr Sivitz volunteers each year at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.
Everywhere she has lived, Dr. Sivitz has volunteered for community service. During college, dental school, periodontics training, and while working. She volunteered for the Special Olympics, AIDS Walk, Locks of love, with the Achilles Track Club, Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, B’nai Jeshurun Women’s Shelter, and with Rodeph Sholom Synagogue.
When Dr. Sivitz is not helping patients she enjoys kickboxing, spinning, cooking, and exploring New York City with her family.
Pamela Drucker, RDH
Pamela was born in Brooklyn and has been living in Manhattan since 1982.
She attended Brooklyn College and graduated president of her class from New York Community College, with honors from the dental hygiene program in 1978. While there, Pam was elected to two dental hygiene honor societies:
Tau Phi Sigma and Sigma Phi Alpha. Always one to value education, Pam worked for a summer in the Kings County Hospital Oral Surgery clinic, and has taken advanced courses in oral cancer screening and the application of local anesthesia and analgesia. The majority of her professional dental hygiene career has been acquiring years of clinical experience by working side-by-side for board-certified periodontists or highly skilled prosthodontists. Pam and Dr. Winter have known each other for thirty years and have worked together since 2002.
Keeping fit is an essential part of Pam’s daily life. She can be found in the gym at five a.m. each morning, and when it comes to running, Pam has completed five New York City marathons. She is a lover of old Seinfeld episodes, was sorry the Sopranos ended their long run, and adores her Schnauzer, Stanley. When she’s not working out or running, Pam would be happy to find herself in a spa, preferably in rancho La Puerta in Baja Californina.