Dr Jeffrey Dorfman is a cosmetic dentist, educator, author and technology innovator. He is the Director of The Center for Special Dentistry® – a group of 16 general dentists and specialists in midtown Manhattan. The practice is sought out for the most complex cases in dentistry. The dental practice is affiliated with 12 physicians in the same building.
The Center for Special Dentistry® PC (CSD) was established in 1985. It offers high-end care and does not belong to any managed care plan. Personal interest is clinical practice, teaching, technology and creating a management structure geared towards low-volume, high-end health care. Website: NYCdentist.com.
Director of Manhattan Dentists PC (MD), a 2013 start-up focused on helping young dentists start their own dental practices. This involves offering PPO-like dentistry to the greater NYC metropolitan area via the hundreds of local dentist websites we own. Website: ManhattanDentists.com.
EDUCATION and EDUCATOR:
College: University of Pennsylvania. Major: BioChemistry; double minor: English and Economics (Wharton). Graduated with honors in Chemistry.
Dental School: University of Pennsylvania – One of four students from a class of 160 selected to participate in a four-year honors program at the Dental Care Center. Graduated with honors in Periodontics.
Associate Professor at the New York University College of Dentistry (2001-2004, 2006-2010 and 2011 – 2015) – pro bono
Former Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery (1997-2010) – pro bono
Founder, The Center for Special Dentistry Education which offers full time one and two year post-baccalaureate training to prepare applicants for dental school. For over twelve years our Center was the only private dental practice in New York State wherein dental students could treat patients of lesser financial means and receive dental school credit towards graduation requirements. These patients gave their informed consent to be treated by students and receive dramatic fee reductions. The goal of this program was to offer dental care to the underprivileged while enhancing dental school education. We are separately also working on a formal academic program for dentists to fill the large void in current dental school education. This is now closed.
Founder, The Center for Special Dentistry high school program. (1994 – present). CSD has also worked with the New York City Board of Education to mentor qualified inner city high school students. We recently obtained a full three year scholarship at The Hotchkiss School for one of our Bronx Lab school high school students.
Senior Executive Consultant to the U.S. Navy Medicine Recruiting Command – 2015. Demonstrated how social media can be used to increase recruitment of doctors and nurses. Non-public reports to Rear Admiral Annie Andrews, Commander, U.S. Navy Recruiting Command. One of 12 people considered a “Center of Influence” and invited to attend the Med VIP trip in San Diego in February 2015.
Continuing Education in Dentistry: over 647 hours since December 1997 (through 12/31/10)
Certificate of Training by the Department of the Army: New York City Medical Professionals Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Training, April 26-28, 2003.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – INTELLIGENT DENTISTRY:
Founder, President and Owner of 1dentist,LLC, an intellectual property holding company focused on dentistry. Founded 1998. The NYCdentist.com website is among the most visited dental websites in the world with local affiliated websites in 250 cities worldwide. It offers 4,400 pages of original, free content. A few of the other 600 domain holdings include: 1dentist.com, nyDentist.com, dentistChicago.com, LondonDentist.com, BeijingDentist.com, MoscowDentist.com, Apicoectomy.com, 1doctor.com and nycEKG.com.
We began offering 40 pages of content on drdorfman.com in 1998. By April 2001 we offered a message board for dentists and students. We digitized textbooks for the internet in 2001 (later becoming LinkowLibrary.org) before Google Books. Our 1dentist.com offered online dental appointment scheduling world-wide in 2002 long before ZocDoc. In 2012 alone we generated over 120 million ad impressions.
Founder and Curator, LinkowLibrary.org. The life-archive of Dr. Leonard Linkow, father of modern implant dentistry.
Significant understanding of SEO, SEM and other topics related to internet dentistry. Dr. Dorfman has been invited to lecture on Internet Dentistry at Colgage-Palmolive Company. He has provided Internet Dentistry consulting for Procter & Gamble. He is also a content provider for The Discovery Channel, Hearst Communications, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Wikipedia, and The American Dental Association (ADA).
1dentist dental software at 1dentist.com – free open source dental practice management software offered via the internet on our servers for minimal cost. Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Founded 2009.
Expertise in dental malpractice law helping generate very significant settlements.
Founder and Commodore of Rye Yacht Club, Rye, NY (2009-present). Rye YC is owned by Rye Yacht, Inc., which is owned by Dr. Dorfman. Rye YC currently has 200+ members and is offered as a free community service. Website: RyeYC.org.
Founder and Curator of SuperYachtDesigner.org, the life-archive of the work of legendary super yacht designer, Ron Holland. The intention is to create an online archive of his CAD drawings (architectural drawings, blueprints etc). Dr. Dorfman shares with Ron an interest in “aesthetic engineering for aqueous environments.” Ron Holland appears in the Jan 2015 issue of Architectural Digest as the designer of the 197-foot ketch Seahawk. It is a cover story “The Sexiest Yacht in the World” and eight-page spread.
Founder and Owner of NYCboatShow.com.
Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights:
Piezo Electric Dental Implant #4,359,318 (1982) – This patent to electrically stimulate the bone around recently placed dental implants was obtained in 1982 while still in dental school.
Hybrid Dental Implant System #4,657,510 (1987) – This patent allowed an option to go from a fixed implant prosthesis to a retentive, non-stress bearing retentive implant denture.
Prefabricated Dental Inlay Forms for use in Fillings #6,835,067 (2004) – This patent will greatly improve the technique and longevity of the 80 million tooth-colored fillings placed each year in the U.S.
“Locomotive Breath” in dental services and dental products – Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull, is personally interested in creating a t.v. commercial for an oral care product using his famous song.
“Smiles Are Romantic” in dental services and dental products.
“1dentist.com” in dental services and dental products.
“The Center for Special Dentistry” in dental services and dental products.
“Rye Yacht Club” in boating. Free membership is offered to local residents as a community service
Owns 600 websites nearly all of which contain copyrighted content in dentistry. Online since 1998.
Exclusive rights to publish four classic dental implant textbooks online – about 1,400-pages.
A Color Atlas of Digital Dentistry – textbook published in 2000.
Created the stock tables of publicly-traded dental companies that first appeared in the ADA Legal Advisor in January 1999 and later in the JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association) News.
Teeth-Whitening Rules: Price Fixing or Prophylaxis? Wall Street Journal editorial Oct 2014
Initiated an article in CBS MoneyWatch, When Yelp advertisers yelp at rates Apr 30 2012.
Initiated an investigation by U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey into “Preventing Unreasonable Insurance Rate Hikes” by insurance companies in response to Obamacare. E-newsletter Feb 4, 2011.
Initiated an article in the Wall Street Journal, The Price of Unwanted Ad Clicks, by Amir Efrati. Jan 2011.
Regular ongoing reader commentary on WSJ.com that can be read on the Wall Street Journal website or here: NYCdentist.com/blog .
The Chairside Instructor: A Visual Guide to Case Presentations Book. Contributor to the section on Tooth Impaction and Extraction. American Dental Association publications. 2009.
Regular ongoing publications in this website, NYCdentist.com. Creation of over 4,400 exclusive pages of dentistry online for visitors to read without registration or cost. Current – December 1998.
Author of the core revision on dentistry for the 2001 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
A Color Atlas of Digital Dentistry. Hard copy version of the Color Photo Atlas contained in this website which was written as a dental school textbook. September 2000.
What is Revenue Recognition? Dentists Quarterly of the New York County Dental Society. August 2000.
Update: Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR) Terminology. ADA News April 2000.
Where Are The Doctors? Dentists Quarterly of the New York County Dental Society. March 2000.
Stock Listings for Publicly Traded Dental Management Service Organizations (DMSOs). Initial Public Offerings vs. Current Stock Price. ADA News June 1999.
Stock Listings for Publicly Traded Dental Management Service Organizations (DMSOs). Initial Public Offerings vs. Current Stock Price. ADA News February 1999.
DMSO’ s in Dentistry. Dentists Quarterly of the New York County Dental Society. January 1999.
When Companies Buy Dental Practices. American Dental Association Legal Advisor. January 1999.
Dental Companies Advertising to Dentists is a Privilege not a Right. Dentists Quarterly of the New York County Dental Society. September 1998.
Legal Considerations of DMSOs. Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. July 1998.
Seeking Fairness in Usual, Customary and Reasonable Wording. Dentists Quarterly of the New York County Dental Society. March 1998.
What is Quality Dentistry. A 48-page patient education booklet. December 1996.
Initiated a Wall Street Journal article about the anti-competitive nature of the Florida State dental license exam. Dr. Dorfman is licensed to practice dentistry in Florida. Dec 1994.
Implantology in Dentistry : A Brief Historical Perspective. New York State Dental Journal, Vol. 57, No.6, 1991. (Editor)
Implant Dentistry Today: A Multidisciplinary Approach. A three volume 1,624 page textbook. March 1991. (Editor)
Fibro-Osseous Integrated and Osseous Integrated Dental Implants: A Comparative Analysis, Parts One and Two. Oral Health, January/February, 1987. (Editor)
Surface Energy Effect of Implant BioMaterials on the Implant-Tissue Interface: Implications for the Rate, Character and Quality of Post-Surgical Healing. Journal of Oral Implantology, Vol. X11, No. 4, 1986.
Tissue Integration of Dental Endosseous Implants: Description and Comparative Analysis of the Fibro-Osteal and Osteal Integration Systems. Journal of Oral Implantology, Vol. X11, No. 2, 1986. (Editor)
The Penn Dental Journal, Editor-in-Chief, 1982-1985. Dramatically restructured the Journal during this time from 6 × 9 inches, 16 pages with a circulation of 2,000 to 81/2 × 11 inches, 64 pages with 10,000 circulation.
NYU Dental Aesthetics Club – Oral Rehabilitation through Dental Reconstruction – Aug 2011
Dental Philosophy. An on-going lecture series for dental students. Students may email us for info and reservations.
Implant Dentistry. Westchester County Dental Forum, Westchester, N.Y.
A Comparison of Fibro-Osteal and Osteal Integrated Dental Implants. North Shore University Hospital, N.Y.
An Overview of Implant Dentistry and its Application in Clinical Dentistry. North Bend Hospital, North Bend, Oregon.
A Comparative Analysis of Fibro-Osteal and Osteal Integrated Dental Implants. Florida Implant Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Surface Energy Effects of Implant BioMaterials: Implications for the Rate, Quality and Character of Post-Surgical Healing. American Academy of Implant Dentistry Annual Convention, main scientific podium, San Francisco, California.
Moderator, Removable Partial Denture Design, Greater NY Dental Meeting.
Moderator, Computer-Aided Dentistry, Greater NY Dental Meeting.
Moderator, Bonded Esthetic Dentistry, Greater NY Dental Meeting.
Moderator, Dental Materials, Greater NY Dental Meeting.
HONORS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
Commodore and Founder, Rye Yacht Club, Rye, NY (2009 – present).
Member, US Coast Guard Auxiliary (2011).
Fellow, American College of Dentists (2000 – 2013). Fellowship awarded for outstanding contributions to the profession.
Presiding Chairperson, Greater NY Dental Meeting (1999 – current) – The Greater NY Dental Meeting is the largest annual dental meeting in the world.
Member, American Dental Association (1985-current)
President of New York County Dental Marketplace (2002-2004). This is the only for-profit subsidiary of the New York County Dental Society (the local branch of the American Dental Association) that provides business services to dentists as a membership perk. This includes credit card processing, banking and insurance services and dental supplies.
The Healthspace Cleveland Health Museum currently exhibits dentistry performed by Dr. Dorfman.
Dr. Dorfman was very active in maintaining dentistry as an independent profession in regard to the corporate practice of dentistry. He focused on two big issues: 1) DMSOs – Dental Management Service Organizations and 2) UCR – Usual, Customary & Reasonable fee terminology. He was involved in the beginning of investor discontent with the CEO of Aetna-US Healthcare in September 1999 which led to his ouster several months later [see Publications]. In the same year, he also got new DMSO legislation passed in the New York State Assembly and Senate only to see it vetoed by the Governor. His writing and lobbying on UCR wording helped cause the ADA (the American Dental Association) to begin to seriously review the matter in 2000. The ADA filed suit against Aetna and Wellpoint in 2002 regarding the inappropriate use of UCR fee terminology by insurance carriers.
Member, Council on Dental Practice for the Dental Society of the State of NY (1999-2002). This council helps formulate state legislation on issues that relate to the practice of dentistry.
Treasurer, NY County Marketplace of the NY County Dental Society (2000-2001)
Past Chairman, Dental Benefits Committee of the NY County Dental Society (1997-1999)
Past Board Member of the NY County Dental Society (1997-1999)
Dr. Dorfman is licensed to practice dentistry in New York and Florida.
TELEVISION and RADIO APPEARANCES:
A Current Affair (Fox)
Best of A Current Affair (Fox)
Snap Judgment (Court TV)
Steals and Deals (CNBC)
Evening News (Fox)
The Maury Povich Show (Fox)
The Rikki Lake Show – 2004 – makeover
Covino and Rich Radio Talk Show (Sirius) – 2008 – 30 minutes live
Rachel Ray (NBC) – 2009 – makeover
Doctor Radio Talk Show (XMSirius) – 2009 – Two hours live
Past President, Ile St Louis Condominium in east mid-town Manhattan (1990-1997)
Past Board Member, Ile St Louis Condominium (1990-2003)
In dental school:
Quintessence Award in Periodontics
St. George Oral Cancer Society Commendation
Student Council (1981-1985)
Editor-in-Chief, The Penn Dental Journal (1982-1985)
Past President, Implant Systems Inc., a dental patent holding company incorporated in 1983 while in dental school.
Phi Lambda Upsilon, National Chemistry Honor Society
In high school:
Mensa: Membership Based Upon I.Q. – admitted in 9th grade
Family, boats and designing/building anything.