Daniel Alter’s Profile

Faculty
active 4 years, 7 months ago
Daniel Alter
Title
Professor
Department
Restorative Dentistry
Office Location
p-409
Work Phone
718-260-5154
Email address

My Courses

Tooth Morphology

Tooth Morphology

Hello All, You are currently embarked on an exciting world of Restorative Dentistry. Your knowledge, skills and creative abilities are able to change people’s lives. It all begins with tooth morphology, which is the study of form and function. Throughout time teeth evolved to have the shape and function we see today. Each component of every tooth, from eruption during childhood to permanent adult teeth has a specific function or task. The Central and lateral Incisors are the teeth designed to cut or shear our food while our cuspids also known as Canines are geared for grabbing and tearing food. The posterior teeth have a wider occlusal table and not as sharp cusps which are designed to crush and grind our food making food easier to digest. So as you can see form and shape has been designed slowly throughout time to function in a precise way to facilitate digestion of food. Teeth have an aesthetic component to form. We are all aware of how a healthy beautiful smile is the trademark that has made so many actors and models who they are. Julia Roberts comes to mind when thinking of the power of a smile. People psychology and self-esteem many times is linked to their smiles. So many times I heard patients tell me that they always covered their smiles due to the way they looked. Now, however with a new smile they feel a sense of rebirth and rejuvenation they never experienced before. It is one of the most rewarding elements a restorative dentistry technician can have.

Restorative Dentistry CAD/CAM Continuing Education 1.2015

Restorative Dentistry CAD/CAM Continuing Education 1.2015

An introduction to the theory and practice of fabricating dental prosthetics digitally. Students are expected to have a general understanding of Microsoft Windows, importing/exporting files and PowerPoint. The course will explore the theoretical study of CAD/CAM systems as it pertains to open and closed architecture, material selection and final prosthesis. A practical study of the art and science behind computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing of individual copings and multiple unit frameworks, digitally manipulating and morphing, importing and exporting stl. digital files, nesting and computer aided manufacturing of digital design renderings.

ENG090R 5200 F2011 Hirsch

ENG090R 5200 F2011 Hirsch

Belonging. . .

RESD Complete Dentures I

RESD Complete Dentures I

Complete Denture I is an introduction to basic techniques of full denture construction. This course will include anatomical terminology as it relates to full denture construction, fabricating of custom impression trays, constructing baseplates and occlusal rims, articulating casts, set-up of maxillary and mandibular opposing wax trial dentures using anatomical artificial teeth, festooning and contouring of full wax trial denture bases.

FOUNDATIONS OF CARING

FOUNDATIONS OF CARING

NUR 1030

My Projects

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

OpenLab Pioneers!

OpenLab Pioneers!

This project is a central hub of communication for the first group of faculty fellows in the “Living Lab” Title V grant. Westward, ho! (cc-licensed group avatar by HeedingtheMuses)

Living Lab Fellows

Living Lab Fellows

This project archive compiles the experiences of the Living Lab General Education Seminar Fellows over the 5 year period of the grant. It includes the reflections of participants and compilations of course portfolios with links to OpenLab course sites.

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

JAWS

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