Distinguished Life Members

2007

The following members were inducted as "Life Members" of the Association on 1/17/2007. Each was asked (on a voluntary basis) to provide a bio in their honor.


Peter L. Clemente

Dr. Peter Clemente was born in 1941 in Jackson Heights, Queens and earned a B.S in Pharmacy from UMDNJ in 1965. He is a registered pharmacist in the state of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He graduated with a DMD degree from the same school in 1970 and went on to attend the post graduate certificate program in Orthodontics from UMDNJ, earning a specialty license in 1972. Dr. Clemente practiced with Dr. Bernard Swain in Morristown for 2 years and opened his private practice in Piscataway. Subsequently, he expanded his practice to New Brunswick and Bound Brook where he continues to practice until this day. He is a member of the ADA, NJDA, MCDS, AAO, MASO and the American Pharmaceutical Association. Dr. Clemente taught at Fairleigh Dickenson Dental School from 1987-89 as an associate professor in Orthodontics. He has been active in organized dentistry throughout his career being the past president of UMDNJ alumni association and the NJDA representative to the UMDNJ Foundation for the last ten years. He has served as the State Trustee for Middlesex County and is presently MCDS’s ADA Alternate Delegate. Dr. Clemente is a Rotarian and lives with his wife Joan in Belle Meade. He has two children and six grandchildren.


Edward Gewiss

Dr. Edward Gewiss graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ-New Jersey Dental School in 1969. He is an active member of the association, engaged in the practice of general dentistry in Old Bridge.


Carl Langbert

Dr Carl Langbert was born in New York City in 1941. He attended Colgate University in 1963 and earned his DMD from University of Pennsylvania in 1967. He served as a Captain in the US Army from 1967-1973 and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam in the 44th Medical Brigade. Upon his return from Vietnam in 1969, he went into private practice in Highland Park and still practices at the same location. He teaches at the department of Operative Dentistry at UMDNJ and has played an active role in dental advocacy. He chaired the ADA and the NJDA council on Governmental affairs and Federal Dental Services. He also chaired the NJ Dental Political Action Committee. Dr Langbert is a member of the ADA, NJDA and MCDS and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International Fellow of Dentists. He resides in East Brunswick with his wife Barbara who is a speech therapist with the New Brunswick Board of Education. He has two children and 4 grandchildren. He loves what he does and hopes to continue the practice of dentistry for as long as possible.


John D. Lawson, Jr.

Dr. Douglas Lawson was born in Staten Island in 1941 and attended Wagner College in 1963 for his BS degree. He earned his DDS from University of Maryland in 1967. He served the Army for two years between 1967 -69 and was stationed at Fort Knox in Kentucky. He maintained a private practice as a partner with the North Brunswick Dental Group and is a member of the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association. He is currently retired and lives with his wife Carolyn in East Brunswick. They have three sons and one daughter. Dr Lawson and his wife enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren.


Joseph J. Lukacs, Jr.

Dr. Joseph J. Lukacs. Jr. was born in 1941 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. After attending college at the University of Delaware, he earned his DMD from NJ College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1967. He served the US Army for 2 years as Captain of the US Army Dental Corp 10th Dental Detachment in Korea and thereafter at the Walston Army Hospital, Fort Dix. He went into private practice in 1969 and relocated his practice to Milltown in 1981 when he joined his brother Dr. Martin A. Lukacs. During this time, he was involved in community service as a member of the Highland Park Boro Council and was elected to the Board of Directors of Magyar Bank. He was also actively involved as the director of Dental Services at Roosevelt hospital for over 20 years. Dr Lukacs retired from private practice in 2001 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Magyar Bank. He continues to serve his community as Chairman of the Milltown Board of Health. He resides in Milltown with his wife Patricia and has a daughter Kathleen Tober. He is the proud grandfather of John Peter Tober.


George C. McLaughlin

Dr. McLaughlin received his DMD degree from UMDNJ in 1975. He is Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He maintains a private general practice in New Brunswick, NJ.
He serves as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Community Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. McLaughlin is president of the New Jersey Dental School Academic Assembly, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of Minority Affairs. He is the current dental school representative to the Affirmative Action Council, which reports directly to the UMDNJ Board of Trustees. He serves on Delta Dental’s Dental Advisory and Policy Committee. He is past president of two statewide dental organizations: Commonwealth Dental Society of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he has chaired the New Jersey Dental Association Council on Dental Education, the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and, in his community, serves on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and Board of Trustees of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, NJ. He was honored at the Black History Month Celebration “Keeping The Dream Alive” on February 22, 2005. Co-sponsored by the Newark Municipal Council and UMDNJ, the ceremony was held at the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ.


Vincent C. Noonan

Dr. Noonan was born in 1941 in Passaic, NJ and graduated with a B.S from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1963. He earned his DDS from the University of Maryland in 1966 and went on to serve two years in the Air Force. He started his practice in North Brunswick in 1968 and his partner, Dr. Kevin Dembinski joined him in 1986. They continue to practice together until the present time.
Besides belonging to the ADA, NJDA and the Middlesex County Dental Society, Dr. Noonan was a member of the Academy of General Dentistry for over twenty-five years and a member and past president of the Brunswick Dental Study Club for over twenty years.
Dr. Noonan and his wife Janice have been married for forty-two years and live in Princeton. They have three children and six grandchildren. He has always enjoyed sports especially squash and tennis and has competed in many marathons and triathlons.
In approaching the end of his dental career, Dr. Noonan looks back fondly on many of the associations he has had with his dental colleagues.


David G. Rabinowitz

Dr. David Rabinowitz was born in Brooklyn in 1941. He attended Yeshiva University and earned his DDS from Baltimore College of Dentistry, University of Maryland in 1966. He served the US Army between 1966 - 68 and was the acting Jewish chaplain for a year during that time. He provided dental services in Fort Riley, Kansas, for 2 years. He went into private practice in 1968 and has been working in his current location of Monroe Township since 1985. He now has an associate Dr. Sarah Klerer. His practice primarily caters to the geriatric population and Dr. Rabinowitz has lectured extensively on geriatric dentistry to local study clubs, dental hygienists and the annual NJDA meetings at Atlantic city. He is a member of ADA, NJDA and MCDS organizations. He also holds membership to the New Jersey Oral Health Coalition as well as the Sjogrens Syndrome organization. He was the co-founder and the first president of the Brunswick Dental Study Club.
At the community level, Dr Rabinowitz served on the Board of Directors of Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva and the East Brunswick Jewish Center. He was the co-founder and first president of the Young Israel of East Brunswick.
How resides in East Brunswick with his wife Ellen. He has 7 children ( Shari, Ben, Lisa, Stephen, Michael, Scott and Eric) and nine grandchildren. A soon-to-be –born grandchild is excitedly awaited! Dave can be reached at davellrab@aol.com.


Michael Schemick, Jr.

Dr. Michael Schemick was born in New Brunswick, NJ in 1941. He served in the US Naval Reserve between 1961 – 1969 and the US Army Reserve between 1979 – 1993. He retired as a Lt. Colonel from the US Army. Dr Schemick attended Duke University and obtained his DMD in 1965 from UMDNJ. He went into private practice in 1969 and continues to enjoy it part time. His practice is located in North Brunswick. He also worked as a staff dentist with the State of NJ, in the New Lisbon Developmental Center and is currently retired from that post. Dr Schemick is a member of the ADA, NJDA and the MCDS and was formerly a member of the Southern Association of Institutional Dentists (SAID) and the NJ Academy of Developmental Medicine (NJADM). He resides in North Brunswick with his wife Sarah and has two children, Carolyn and Andrew, and one grandchild.