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طالب السنة الرابعة المملكة العربية السعودية

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

في بداية الأمر كنت ابحث عن فرص للتدريب والمتابعة في عيادات طب الأسنان في مدينة نيويورك. لم أجد الكثير من العيادات التي تتيح لي الفرصة. بعد البحث المتواصل وجدت عيادة الدكتور جفري دورفمان (Center for Special Dentistry) وكانت تقدم برنامجاً فريداً من نوعه لطلبة طب الأسنان والطلاب المهتمين بالالتحاق في كليات طب الأسنان. في بداية الأمر لم أكن واثقاً في الالتحاق بالبرنامج. لكن بعدما اشتركت، وخلال الأسبوع الأول، تأكدت بأنها ستكون تجربة فريدة من نوعها. 

مشاركتي في البرنامج فتحت لي آفاق ونظرات جديدة في طب الأسنان. تجربة التدريب مع د. دورفمان كانت مفيدة حيث أنه في الأسبوع الأول اطلعت على التخطيط العلاجي للمريض وكيفية كتابة الخطة العلاجية. وقد تعلمت الكثير عن التخطيط العلاجي مع د. دورفمان لأنه أشركني في متابعته عن كثب. بالنسبة لي وأنا طالب في السنة الرابعة في كلية طب الأسنان لم تتسنى لي الفرصة في تعلمها كما تعلمتها هنا. وبعيداً عن هذا, فقد لاحظت الأسلوب المهني في تعامل د. دورفمن مع جميع المرضى الذين يأتون الى العيادة, مما سيسهم في حياتي العملية مستقبلا. وأيضاً الأخصائيين المتواجدين معنا في العيادة فقد أفادوني بكل معنى الكلمة وبكل الطرق. 

شاهدنا الكثير من الحالات والإجراءات المختلفة في طب الأسنان سواءً كانت متعلقة بطب الأسنان مثل التجميلي، والأعصاب، والتقويم، والوقائي ومجالات أخرى.

في كلمات أخرى لقد كان برنامجاً رائعاً واستفدت منه الكثير.. فإذا كنت طالب أو طالبة في طب الأسنان أو تريدون معرفة المزيد عن طب الأسنان فإنني انصح بالالتحاق بهذا البرنامج وبشدة. وأؤكد انك ستتعلم الكثير لأنه من أفضل البرامج.

إنني أقدر الوقت الذي منحه د. دورفمان لي، وأشكره على إتاحة هذه الفرصة للتواجد معه.

بالتوفيق…

عبدالغني م. آشي

طالب السنة الرابعة

المملكة العربية السعودية

At the beginning,  I was looking for dental training and observatory programs in the city of New York. I did not find many programs or clinics that offered me this opportunity. After tiresome search, I found Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman’s clinic (Center for Special Dentistry). The Center offered a unique dental program for dental students who were keen on gaining invaluable experience in the dental field. Before I applied, I was not sure about the idea of the program. But, when I started I was certain that it would be a fruitful experience.

The program exposed me to new experiences in dentistry. My training experience with Dr. Dorfman was very beneficial. During the first week, the focus was on treatment planning. I learned a lot from Dr. Dorfman because he allowed me to observe him diligently. To me as a fourth year dental student, I did not have the chance to observe and learn in the same manner as I have learned in Center for Special Dentistry.

During the pogram I have noticed that Dr. Dorfman’s relationship with his patients is excellent and different from what I have seen in other clinics. The dental specialists that work at the clinic have benefited me greatly. We have seen a wide range of dental procedures concerning cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics , preventive dentistry and many other fields of dentistry.

All in all, the dental program was enjoyable and beneficial. So, if you are a dental student or planning on studying dentistry and want to know more about the field, then this program is best for you. And I guarantee that you will learn a lot from this program because it is surely one of the best.

I appreciate the time that Dr. Dorfman gave me, and I thank him very much for giving me this great opportunity.

Best regards…

Abdulghani M. Ashi

Fourth Year Dental Student

Saudi Arabia

The Center for Special Dentistry has very professional staff.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Ariel M., TRINITY, NY
1/23/2012

Very professional staff. My appointment was at 2pm and it started promptly on time. The hygienist was very diligent, explaining every step of the process. The rooms are clean and equiped with the latest technology in dental materials. The dentist visited once the hygienist completed her treatment and proceeded to do an oral check-up. He was very thorough and informative about any possible need for treatment or further visits. Excellent experience!

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Dr. Jeff Dorfman and The Center for Special Dentistry Patient Review

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

My review is colored by the fact that Dr. Dorfman and his team saved my smile and so much more. Dr. Dorfman took an active interest in my overall health, eventually introducing me to his own physician, who helped me lose weight and be the healthiest I’ve been in my adult life. The wait times are minimal, the staff is courteous and professional, and the work is carried out expertly and efficiently. But it’s the personal touch that makes this the place to go.

–Bridget G.

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8/21/2011

My Student Experience at The Center for Special Dentistry

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Hi, I am currently an intern at Dr. Dorfman’s Center for Special Dentistry and I also wanted to add a few insights:

The intention is to offer patients extremely high-end dental care because he actually cares about it. All dentists & specialists in the office are encouraged to take as long as they need to perform dentistry as well as possible. Patients leave happy, well informed and with a new friend; he really cares about the patients and their dentistry.

You cannot work for what you don’t know exists. I never even considered that a world outside of insurance dentistry exists before I came to the office. It’s a hard thing to achieve, and you have to work really hard to make it work, but it opens up your options as a dentist. At the same time, Dr. Dorfman has been a pro bono professor at both Columbia and NYU dental schools for nearly 20 combined years; for over 12 years dental students were legally allowed to treat charity dental cases in the office for extremely low fees. A high school internship also exists in the office to mentor inner city kids.

I have learned a ton of dentistry and have made some potentially life long friends. I really recommend this program!

– P.C.

NYU Elective Program at The Center for Special Dentistry

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

My first encounter with The Center for Special Dentistry was in February of 2009 when I interviewed for this elective program. Something fascinating I first noticed was the cleanliness and general organization of Dr. Dorfman’s premium private practice. It has five dental operatories that are well equipped with state of the art equipment including two flat screen monitors and computers which support Dentrix software, intra-oral and extra-oral cameras, modern dental chairs, fiberoptic light illuminated hand-pieces to enhance vision in work-field areas, etc. The software allows dentists to effectively enter and store patients’ information including treatments discussed and provided, digital x-rays, photos, and clinical notes.  Also present are central dental laboratories where impressions are poured up and stored, a central sterilization unit that uses an autoclave machine and a pre-wash machine for used instruments, a dining area, and an audio vision recording system.

The office is also equipped with well trained staff members who work together as a team for the delivery of premium dental health care. Different dental specialists compromising of orthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, and endodontists practice here on certain days of the week.  Dr. Dorfman, the Director of the Center for Special Dentistry, mainly focuses on Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry. This becomes necessary when there is need for a multidisciplinary approach in the rendering of health care services to patients who have such needs.

Patients
One interesting aspect I noticed about the practice is that a large portion of the patients have a phobia of dentistry. This may have been due to negative prior dental experiences or a pre-informed notion from individuals who have had poor experiences with their dental care in the past. It becomes necessary for the dental practitioner to accommodate all these challenges for the effective delivery of care.  I highly respect Dr. Dorfman for his flawless choice of words and his ability to condescend to varying personalities of the patients he sees on a daily basis. Simply put, I would refer to him as someone who gives excellent “Verbal Sedation.”

Furthermore, the manner in which new patients are welcomed warmly into the practice is another thing that amazes me. With the aid of a security camera, Dr. Dorfman is able to see every patient who enters the practice from his office. Regardless of what he was doing at the time, he stops his work and enters the waiting area to greet the patient in a friendly manner and may sometimes even make a good joke.  This is actually geared towards creating an enabling environment to receive premium dental care as well as calming the patients since most are phobic.

O.O., NYU College of Dentistry

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The Center for Special Dentistry in NYC has created a successful unique model for healthcare delivery and education in mid-town Manhattan that is affiliated with both Columbia and NYU dental schools. It provides dental care for those who cannot afford it and trains students for the real world. The program has existed for over ten years and is financially viable. This model could be rolled out to a much larger population for both medicine and dentistry.

The Dental Faculty Practice at The Center for Special Dentistry serves two purposes: 1) To provide dental care for those who cannot afford it, and, 2) To train dental students in a real-world, premium private practice setting.

Top students from Columbia University and NYU dental schools are selected to treat patients of lesser economic means in our mid-town dental practice. Our practice is composed of twelve dentists and specialists who focus on super premium cosmetic reconstruction. It is the only private dental practice in New York State wherein dental students may treat patients for reduced fees with the patient’s informed consent. This dental work is supervised by our Faculty Dentists. Patients do have the option of being treated solely by Faculty Dentists at our regular premium fees. Sometimes more complex cases may be completed by both Faculty and students.

Patients treated by students may typically expect fee reductions starting at 40% off premium fees depending upon the procedure. The procedures available to be performed by students are limited at the discretion of the Faculty Dentists.

This program exists as a public service. It is not associated with any managed care program. This program offers the uninsured an attractive alternative in a quasi-academic environment. A financial dental plan, with prearranged monthly payments, may be available for pre-qualified patients. The number of patients and the type of cases accepted into this program are limited. Patients who do not qualify may be referred to a local New York dental school for treatment.

Our program could serve as a model to address fundamental flaws in American health care education and delivery. It is believed that health care education should be offered to interested students in high school and college and that these students should be on a health professions fast track towards their graduate degree. These students should be offered jobs during high school, college and medical/dental school in which they will be given increasing responsibilities in health care delivery to alleviate labor shortages and to help underserved populations. These students will impress upon their family, friends and neighbors the benefits of preventive health care. This work-study approach would also greatly reduce the debt many students face upon graduation from medical and dental school.

Interested readers may visit NYCdentist.com/faculty for more information.

Read the Wall Street Journal article.

Six NYU dental students selected to study at The Center for Special Dentistry

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Six third year dental students from NYU College of Dentistry were chosen today to study at The Center for Special Dentistry for the next 18 months.  These six students were chosen from an applicant pool of 50.  There were so many eager and talented students that we increased acceptances from four positions in last year’s group.  Students study super premium multi-specialty cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry at The Center for Special Dentistry.  The best of these students are considered for rejoining our practice after completion of their dental residency and/or specialty programs.

Thank you for the great kindness you have shown me this past year.

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Thank you for the great kindness you have shown me this past year. It is always a pleasure to get my dentistry done in your office. Plus thank you to your staff, they are always courteous and professional.
K.H.

My review of the dental office of Dr. Jeff Dorfman, NYC dentist

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I went to the dentist for a significant cosmetic problem that I had been reluctant to fix for a long time because I was afraid.  Dr. Dorfman and his staff made me feel comfortable immediately and kept me comfortable throughout my treatment.  The dentistry with Dr. Dorfman and the other specialists in the office was completed more quickly than I had expected.  I love my new smile!
J.M.

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