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John Nalbandian obituary – Farmington and Massachusetts, CT

Dr. John Nalbandian of Boston, MA, died suddenly on Wednesday (March 27, 2002). He is deeply missed by Carolyn, his loving wife of 32 years. Dr. Nalbandian was the younger brother of Jack Nalbandian of Warwick, RI and Sarah Mouradjian of Cranston, RI. In addition to his stepson, David, he is survived by many nieces and nephews. Dr. A native of Providence, RI, Nalbandian was a professor and researcher in the field of academic dentistry. He graduated with honors from both Brown University and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1954 and 1958, respectively. At Harvard he continued to do postdoctoral work and served on the faculty until 1969. At that time, he moved to Connecticut to participate in the development of the University of Connecticut Health Center. At the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, both as department chair in general dentistry and then as professor of periodontics, he devoted his professional life to the growth of the health center. During his career, Dr. Nalbandian conducts extensive research into the quality and delivery of dental care, research into pain management, electron microscopic examinations of bone and dentin, as well as extensive education. He retired in 1994 and served as Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine until his death. Dr. Nalbandian was a lifelong gardener and had a deep love for animals. A memorial service will be held on April 26 at 2:00 PM at Harvard Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA. Contributions in memory of Dr. Nalbandian can be made to the School of Dental Medicine Scholarship Fund and mailed to the University of Connecticut Health Center, the School of Dental Medicine, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06030-3915. Contributions in memory of Dr. Nalbandian can also be sent to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, PO Box 142, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

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