Atrium named in recognition of gift
A $250,000 gift from Florida dentist Jeffrey P. Feingold, D.D.S., M.S.D., and his wife, Barbara, for the School of Dentistry and construction of the Center for Oral Health Care & Research will be recognized with the naming of a 1,510 square-foot atrium.
Located on the first floor of the Center for Oral Health Care & Research, The Dr. Jeffrey P. Feingold Atrium will be the public’s primary entrance. A plaque and portrait of the couple will be featured in the area.
“We are exceptionally honored by Dr. Feingold’s interest in the university and the School of Dentistry, and the association of his name will add prestige to our school and the Center for Oral Health Care & Research,” said William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the Health Science Center.
Dr. Feingold is the founder, chairman and CEO of MCNA Insurance Co., the largest privately held dental insurance company in the country. MCNA, a leading administrator of dental benefits for Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) and Medicare programs, serves nearly 4 million members across the United States. The company’s regional office in San Antonio has over 300 employees that serve Medicaid and CHIP enrollees throughout Texas.
Dr. Feingold is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has been a licensed Florida periodontist since 1971. While a resident at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, N.Y., Dr. Feingold was involved with developing clinical protocols for dental sealants in children. Today, he continues this focus on the prevention of tooth loss and early detection of tooth decay, and emphasizes the idea of total patient care.
“Dr. Feingold’s legacy will shape the future of dental education, research, patient care and community service for generations to come,” Dr. Henrich said.
The Center for Oral Health Care & Research is expected to open July 2015.