Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS, received his dental degree and Prosthodontic specialty training at New York University College of Dentistry. He is currently the Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE course at NYU. He is an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Vafiadis is a lecturer and clinical instructor at the Aesthetic Advantage Course in the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry at NYU. He lectures nationally and abroad for NYU Continuing Education department. He has instructed over 7000 dentists with over 500 programs in the past 14 years. Dr. Vafiadis published and lectured on various computer based programs, such as Computerized Dentistry and Computerized Implants, Facial Aesthetics, And Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and has advanced restorative techniques for Implants, Aesthetics and Occlusion. He is the founder of the New York Smile Institute in New York, NY. It is an educational center, full service laboratory and learning facility as well as a private practice location for a multi-specialty practice for Implant an Aesthetic Dentistry.
Currently he is the program director of the Full Mouth Rehabilitation CE Program at NYUCD. He is also lecturing for the Continuing Education program at NYUCD, for Porcelain Veneers and for many districts in USA and Europe. His patient base includes many Celebrities, Sports Figures, Fortune 500 Company executives, Producers, Directors and Writers in the film industry, Executives in the Fashion world and World renown Chefs and Restaurant Owners. He maintains his private practice with his partners at the Takashimaya Building. He is also on the advisory board of Stemsave.com, World Journal of Dentistry, DentalXP, and the Journal of Clinical Implants and Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Vafiadis' primary professional mission is to educate, publish and invent new technologies that will help change the dental profession and patients lives.
He is a member of the ACP, AO, AAID, ICOI, AACD and the ADA.
Queens College, N.Y. 1980 B.S.
NYU College of Dentistry, N.Y. 1989 D.D.S
NYU College of Dentistry, N.Y. 1991 Prosthodontics Certificate
Present Faculty Positions
NYU College of Dentistry, Associate Clinical Professor, Implant Department 2001-Present
NYUCD Director of Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE Course, 2008-Present
National/International Speaker - Biomet 3i Implant Company 2001-Present
Continuing Educ. Lect. - NYUCD 1997-Present
Faculty Aesthetic Advantage Rosenthal Institute, NYU 2004-Present
Previous Faculty Positions
St. Barnabas Hospital, Coordinator Implant Department 1995-2007
NYU College of Dentistry, Clinical Assistant Professor, P.G. Prosthodontics 1993-2001
Prosthodontist Attending – Mount Sinai Hospital 1999-2001
National Speaker – Nobel-biocare Implant Company 1996-2001
Past-President - Midtown Dental Society 2001
Admissions Committee – NYUCD 1991-1999
Board of Directors – NYCDS 1999-2001
American College of Prosthodontists
Academy of Osseointegration
Northeast Gnathological Society
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Dental Association
Lectures and Continuing Education Courses include:
• Implants in the World of Aesthetics
• All Ceramic Restorations: Designs For Esthetics
• Ceramic and Custom Abutment; Predicting Esthetic Results
• Provisional Restorations on Dental Implants
• Implant Literature and its Practical Uses
• Buying and Selling a Dental Practice
• Abutment Selection in Implant Dentistry
• Restoring Vertical Dimension in Private Practice
• Full Mouth Reconstruction; How to Diagnose and Treat
1991 - Dr. Vafiadis graduated as one of the youngest Prosthodontist in New York City, and one out of only eight Greek-American Prosthodontists in New York State.
1995 - Dr. Vafiadis began teaching and lecturing to students and dentists on faculty at NYU PG Prosthodontics and Implant Programs. He also becomes the first Coordinator of the Implant Department at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York.
1993 – Published papers for the Editorial Advisor for the Journal "Dental Implant Perspectives"
1996 – Invited to Lecture in Portugal, Greece and France with NYU Dental College
1996 – Begins his Scientific Education on Implants with NobelBiocare Implant Company
2001 – Begins Lecturing, Speaking and Writing for 3i Implant Company, West Palm Beach, FL
2002 - Invited to the International Symposium of Implants and Aesthetics in Madrid, Spain
2003 – Clinical Instructor at the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry, New York, NY
2003 – Establishes New York Smile Institute for Aesthetics and Implants, New York, NY
2004 – Invited Lecturer at the Mayo Clinic of Prosthodontics, Rochester, MN
2004 – Invited Keynote Speaker 3i Implant Company, National Sales Meeting, Monterey, CA
2005 – Implant Infinity 3i International Symposium, Orlando, FL
2005 – METRO Channel Cable TV Dentistry Today, Robert Schneider, Host
2005 – Road Runners Club Smile Makeover Auction, New York Hilton, NY
2005 - Aesthetic Advantage Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Education, NYU CD, NY
2005 – Keynote Speaker for Rockefeller Implant Study Group, New York, NY
2005 – WABC TV, Dr. Ian Smith Show "New Advances in Dentistry"
2005 – St. Barnabas Hospital, Implant Consortium Annual Meeting, New York Botanical Gardens, NY
2006 – Clincal Innovations – "Computerized Abutments" Academy of Osseo. Seattle, WA
2006 – WWBZ Palm Beach Radio Station "FACIAL AESTHETICS and DENTISTRY" Dr. Paul Vatillo
2006 – Live Patient Hands-On Course for Implants and Veneers, NYU CD, NY
2006 – Live-Patient Hands-On Provisionals for Veneers, BILBAO, Spain
2006 – Ibero-Panamerican Perio Conference – Main Podium – Implants and Aesthetics
2006 – MORRIS Seminars Key note Speaker – Dr. Greg Kaiser, Basking Ridge, NJ
2007 – WWOR RADIO 710 AM NYCity "Aesthetics and Facial Enhancement" Dr. Aurthur Perry Show
2007 – MARTHA Stewart Radio Sirius Satellite "The New Natural Products in Dentistry" – Kerry Nolan
2008 – Elected to Direct the Full Mouth Rehabilitation CE Course at NYUCD
2008 – Began Presenting CEREC Hands-on Course at the NY Smile Institute
2009 – Hands-on Course for Provisional Restorations at Yankee Dental Congress 2009
2009 – Presented his research at the GNYAP meeting June
2009 – Presented to the Henry Schein Dentists on HI-tech Dental Products
2009 – Radio Show Host "Talk N’Teeth" begins debut on the radio Cosmos FM 91.5
2009 – Invited Lecturer at the Academy of Osseo-integration Clinical Innovations, San Diego, CA
2010 – Begins Digital CAD/CAM Technology Education at the New York Smile Institute
2010 – Invited Lecturer at the 8th American Prosthodontic Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
2010 – Invited Lecturer at the 25th Annual Meeting of Academy of Osseo-integration Clinical Innovations, Orlando, FL
2010 – Opening Speaker at McGill Dental University Bi-Annual Implant Conference, Montreal, Canada
2010 – Invited Lecturer at the American Academy of Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeons Dental Implant Conference, Chicago, IL
2011 – Barclays Bank Analysts identify Dr. Vafiadis as a "Pioneer in the CAD/CAM Dental Field"
2011 – Publications on CAD/CAM Technologies are accepted at three accredited journals, JPD, JACID and ID
2011 – Invited Lecturer at the Pacific Dental Conference, Vancouver, Canada
2011 – Invited Lecturer at the 93rd Academy of Prosthodontics Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC
2011 – Invited Lecturer at the 36th American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011 – Invited Lecturer at the 7th Central European Implant Academy Symposium with NYU Dental College, Krakow, Poland
His community services include treating priests, clergy, foster children, fundraising efforts and volunteering time with dental students. Dr. Vafiadis, is a NYC marathon runner and a Nationwide Triathlon competitor in his spare time.
St. Basil Academy – Counselor for Summer Camp 1994-1997
Church of Our Savior – Retreat 2000
St. Basil Academy – Dental Facility, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees
Dr. Vafiadis lives in Englewood, NJ with his wife, Helen, and their four children. He enjoys running marathons, swimming triathlons, learning tennis, singing, religious studies, traveling, fundraising for charities, and cooking for parties.