Distinguished Life Members


The following members were inducted as "Life Members" of the Association on 1/20/09. Each submitted their own biographical information.

MCDS President Dr. Mark Vitale (L..) and NJDA President Dr. Daniel Krantz (R.) congratulate this year’s Life Member inductees: From Left to Right: Dr. William Fromkin, Dr. Joel Leizer, Dr. Martin Halofsky.


William Fromkin

Dr. William Fromkin was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1943. He attended Upsala College and earned his BS degree in 1966 and then Temple Dental School earning his DDS in 1971. After dental school, Dr. Fromkin served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1973, where he developed and taught an expanded duties program to dental nurses.
Dr. Fromkin is in private practice in North Brunswick. He is a Past President of MCDS as well as an NJDA delegate. He is a member of the ADA, NJDA and MCDS. He served as Chairman of Peer Review as well as Chairman of Children’s Dental Health.
Dr. Fromkin resides in Bradley Beach with his wife Janet. They have two children, Abbey and Bryan, and two grandchildren, Ellena Jill, and Kayleigh. Being an avid fisherman, he is going to finish writing a fishing and fish cook book. Dr. Fromkin has loved his years in dentistry, both in practice and in service to MCDS. He thanks his friends and colleagues through the years, for giving him the privilege to serve. In his words, “It was a blast!”

Martin Halofsky

Dr. Martin Halofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943. Dr. Halofsky attended Brooklyn College, earning a BS degree in 1964. He went on to dental studies at New York University and was awarded his DDS degree in 1968. Dr. Halofsky served in the United States Army Reserve National Guard, attaining the rank of Major. Dr. Halofsky practiced general dentistry in Valley Stream, NY for nine years and then pursued his postdoctoral training in Pediatric Dentistry. He earned his certificate from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in 1977. Dr. Halofsky started his practice in Somerset in 1980 and after 26 years sold the practice to Dr. Max Sulla in 2006. Dr. Halofsky currently practices with Dr. Sulla part time. He is a member of the Craniofacial Team at St. Peter’s Hospital where he provides care to infants and neonates with cleft palates and other facial anomalies. Dr. Halofsky is a part of the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital. He is also a member of the ADA, NJDA and MCDS as well as the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists. He served as past regional coordinator of the Federation of Dentistry for the Handicapped.
Dr. Halofsky resides in Hightstown with his wife Sandy. They have two children, Ada and Josh. Dr. Halofsky feels it has been a privilege and joy to serve his patients and profession all these years. He looks forward to serving children in the community in the future.

Joel Leizer

Dr. Joel Leizer was born in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Leizer attended Brooklyn College for his undergraduate education and obtained his DDS degree from New York University in 1968. After graduation from dental school Dr. Leizer served for two years in the United States Navy including a one year tour in the Republic of Vietnam. In 1971 Dr. Leizer entered private practice in East Brunswick and in 1982 expanded his practice to Old Bridge. Dr. Leizer was a frequent lecturer at the Middlesex County Dental Hygiene School where he presented a course on dental specialties. Dr. Leizer is currently in full time private practice in East Brunswick and Old Bridge. He is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he is actively involved in the General Practice residency training program.
Dr. Leizer’s contributions to dentistry are numerous. He is a Past-President of the New Jersey Dental Association as well as a Past- President of the Middlesex County Dental Association. He served as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates for many years. Dr. Leizer is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International.
Dr. Leizer lives in East Brunswick with his wife Laura. Dr. and Mrs. Leizer are the parents of Cary, Julie, and Jamie and grandparents of Andie, and their Son-in-Law is Jason Wasserman.