Dr. Howard Drew is a Clinical Professor, Director of Implantology, and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Periodontics at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM), New Jersey Dental School (NJDS), in Newark, NJ. Dr. Drew teaches both pre- and post-doctoral students, co-directs the third-year undergraduate didactic periodontal therapy course, and contributes to the implant surgical program in the periodontal graduate division.
As an active member of the NJDS community, Dr. Drew serves on the Implant Steering and Continuing Education Committees and leads the Postgraduate Mentoring Program. Additionally, he is a Past-President of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Drew received his B.A. degree in 1978 from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD, his D.M.D. degree from RSDM-NJDS in 1982, and his Postdoctoral certificate in periodontics from RSDM-NJDS in 1984. In private practice since 1984, Dr. Drew has also been a faculty member at NJDS since graduation from the school.
Often recognized by the dental profession and students alike, Dr. Drew was named one of the best dentists in New Jersey in 2002 by New Jersey Monthly. In 2003, he received the Platinum Preferred Recognition award from Implant Innovations, Inc. His students recognized him with the Excellence in Teaching Award, in 2008, and, in 2009, Dr. Drew received the prestigious American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award. In 2010, Dr. Drew joined an elite group of RSDM faculty members deemed to be the best: the Stuart D. Cook Master Educators’ Guild. The Guild recognizes faculty members who advance the university’s educational mission in extraordinary ways. Furthermore, Dr. Drew was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2011. In 2012, he was awarded the RSDM Alumni Association Decade (1980’s) Award. He has over 20 publications, and has lectured throughout the country.
Dr. Drew and his wife, reside in New Jersey.