Dr. Marcia Zax - Dentist
Marcia Sydney Zax graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry in 1985. She continued her training as a resident at Strong Memorial Hospital-University of Rochester Medical Center (1985-86). In addition to her clinical training, Dr. Zax has worked in various areas of dental research, including epidemiology of dental caries (83-85 laboratory of Dr. Racquel LeGeros New York University College of Dentistry), factors influencing root caries (85-86 Eastman Dental Center, laboratory of Dr. John Featherstone), and finally obtained her PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Ph.D. thesis is entitled, “Fluoride, Magnesium and Carbonate and Crystallographic Studies of Developing Human Fetal Enamel.”
Dr. Zax also obtained an NIH grant for post-doctoral studies in bone research and development which she carried out in the anatomy department at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, in the laboratory Professor Cornelia Farnum (91-92). Dr. Zax achieved Advanced Proficiency in the use of Nd: YAG and Er: YAG lasers from the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2002. Dr. Zax has been practicing dentistry full time in Ithaca since 1993.
Dr. Zax is married to Dr. David Zax, a professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. They have three children and have resided in Ithaca since 1990.
Professional Memberships and Organizations:
American Dental Association
New York State Dental Society
Sixth District Dental Society
Tompkins County Dental Society (past president)
Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, Chair
Brenda Ross, Receptionist
Charlyni June, Dental Hygienist
Kricket Cook, Dental Assistant
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM