Burton Robert (Bud) POLLACK

Death Notice or In Memoriam
  • "We will all miss Bud for his sense of humor, his trenchant..."
    - Margaret Sullivan

POLLACK - Burton (Bud) Robert, DDS, JD, MPH died on June 28, 2014 in Johnson City, TN. He was a loving and caring husband and father who touched the lives of many people. Dr. Pollack was born in Brooklyn, New York to Abraham and Rachel (Cooper) Pollack on April 17, 1923. After graduation from New York University he entered dental school at the University of Maryland. Upon completion of his dental degree he was inducted into military service. He served his country in the Medical Corps of the Army, Navy, and Marines as World War II ended. In 1947 he was granted a faculty position at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Maryland. While there he developed one of the earliest programs in the United States to address the dental needs of mentally handicapped individuals. While serving as a professor he earned a law degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Public Health from John Hopkins Univesity School of Hygiene and Public Health. In the mid 1970s Dr. Pollack became a Professor in the Department of Dentistry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. He served as Chief of the Department of Dentistry and Director of the Department of Ambulatory Care and Emergency Services at the Gouverneur Hospital in New York. In 1976 he joined the School of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In 1993, he was appointed Dean of the School of Dental Medicine. He served in this position until 1998. He retired from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1999. In 1985 Dr. Pollack founded the National Society of Dental Practitioners of which he was President and Director of the Risk Management Program until 2012. In 2001, Dr. Pollack participated in the body identification for the 911 victims of the terror attacks and for the flight 800 disaster off of Long Island, NY. Dr. Pollack was preceded in death by his parens and his brother, Howard S. Pollack, DDS. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Pollack; children Drue Einhorn, Paige Pollack, Allison Alexander Legg and Robert Pollack; stepchildren Patricia Sullivan, Susan Fales, Michael Sullivan, Kathleen Lebouf, Leslie Shivamber, and Erica Byrd; and grandchildren Corbet Pollack and John, Jeremy, Joseph, and Rosemarie Alexander. In keeping with Dr. Pollack's wishes, there will be no services. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 610-7171 is honored to serve the Pollack family.


Funeral Home
Tetrick Funeral Home
3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 610-7171
Funeral Home Details
Published in Newsday on July 13, 2014
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