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George V. Newman
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George V. Newman

Dr. George V. Newman of Livingston died Nov. 20, 2012. He was born in Newark and lived in Livingston for the last 52 years.

Dr. Newman, an orthodontist, opened offices in West Orange, Livingston, and Randolph and practiced with his son Richard for 10 years.

Early in his orthodontic career he became an adjunct professor at Newark College Engineering (NJIT). He was internationally renowned for the development of the first bonding system for attaching braces to teeth, which revolutionized the field of orthodontics. He first published his research on bonding in 1964 and eventually published over 65 articles in professional journals. He lectured extensively and gave clinics at universities and dental organizations internationally.

Dr. Newman was a professor at the New York University School of Orthodontics and Columbia University’s School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He founded the orthodontic clinic and was the chief orthodontist for the Newark Bureau of Health for 28 years. He served two terms on the State of New Jersey X-ray Board of Examiners. He was a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a fellow of both the American and International College of Dentists. He was chief orthodontist of the Regional Craniofacial Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

He graduated from Newark’s South Side High School and New York University. He earned his dental and orthodontic degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry and Graduate School of Orthodontics.

He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Dental Corps during the Korean War. First stationed in Fort Story, Va., his unit was deployed to Thule, Greenland, where he helped build an air force base to monitor the Arctic Circle. He set up a dental clinic to serve 15,000 Allied troops along with one of the last primitive tribes of Eskimos. He performed original research of the Eskimo Dentofacial Complex, which was published in both the Armed Forces Medical Journal and the American Journal of Orthodontics.

He was an active member of many organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists and the Essex County Dental Society, where he served as president and was on the executive board for over 50 years.

He was an active member of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, for decades.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Sandra (Wiener); his daughter, Amy Lipsey; his son, Richard; two sisters, Claire Shaw of Livingston and Ida Becker of Pennington; and six grandchildren.

Private services were held Nov. 23 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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