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Dr. Zev Kaufman

Dentistry - Cosmetic
New York, NY
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

121 East 60th Street, Suite 5-D, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Prosthodontics & Implant Surgery of Manhattan, PC

New York, NY

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Dentistry - Orthodontics

Dentistry - Periodontics

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

Hebrew, Russian

Doctor Q&A

119 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
I : I am sorry to hear about your troubles. It is very unfortunate that you require so much work. Your best bet is to contact a local dental school. Ask... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
You : You must see your dentist. If the filling is encroaching on the gum between the teeth, you will get bleeding.
A female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
It : It is unfortunate. As my colleagues explained, the only thing you can do is re-make them. Please talk to your dentist and express your concern.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Tetracycline : Tetracycline usually does not damage the teeth, but stains them with dark gray/brown horizontal lines. There are a couple of solutions: high power che... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
A : A properly made, hard, night guard, designed for bruxing/clenching should last for about 5 years. The acrylic material is designed for that. However... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
As : As a parent and dentist, I am very happy to hear that you are taking your child's oral health very seriously. Baby teeth are milky white in color and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
You : You should go back to see your dentist. The proper name for a temporary crown is a provisional restoration. It is meant to test your tooth, gums, an... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
The : The biggest variable in tooth whitening is the patient. The answer is different from person to person.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Although : Although one would love to answer your question, it is impossible to do so without an examination. Please go see your dentist. Any of the answer is ju... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is nothing you can do. You must immediately call your dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Dear : Dear coffee drinker: soaking dentures is nice, but it does not work nearly as well as brushing the dentures. Physical removal of plaque and stain is ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Something : Something is definitely not right. You must go back to your dentist in have checked. Don't waste your time speculating. Best of luck, .
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
The : The difference is in the management! the pediatric dentist has special training in how to handle your child and give him/her a positive dental experi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
She : She is definitely not old enough to brush her own teeth. A child does not possess the proper manual dexterity until about the age of 7 that will allo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Dr. : Dr. Zweig is right. You can have the teeth shortened or repaired. However, the proper option has to be discussed with your dentist upon examination.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Tastic! : Tastic! your child wants to brush his teeth. Just encourage him and make sure the to go over after he is done.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry to hear that you broke your tooth. It is unfortunately impossible to diagnose you online. If you are not in pain, you should be able to wa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your pain, but unfortunately, there is not much you can do at home except taking some motrin. Please call your dentist right away.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Yes, : Yes, you can over-brush your teeth. As a matter of fact, you can cause irreparable damage to you're teeth and gums. Teeth can, and will be abraded, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
If : If the teeth are in contact with adjacent ones, flossing is indicated. Baby teeth usually have plenty of spacing. Consult your pediatric dentist for... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, you have to go see a dentist for a proper examination and diagnosis in order to determine the proper procedure and cost.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
White teeth: Dear stnM: you have to brush and floss regularly, but the only way to really whiten your teeth profession by your dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
You : You absolutely should go see your dentist right away. All you might need is just a small adjustment. However, if i left untouched it will create a mu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
I : I agree. Done properly, a good cosmetic results will make you very happy. Most people are involved in their own problems than to notice the small ch... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Dear : Dear coffee drinker: soaking dentures is nice, but it does not work nearly as well as brushing the dentures. Physical removal of plaque and stain is n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Start : Start with a good, professional dental cleaning. Ask your dentist if they have a jet polishing machine. It is excellent in removing superficial stai... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
The : The standard in radiology is still the full mouth series of x rays (18-21 images, depending on the dental school and region). This is repeated every ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
In : In my practice, crowns and veneers are identical in price. I charge exactly the same if it is a crown on a natural tooth, implant, or a porcelain lami... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
All : All the substances you named can cause allergies and adverse reactions in certain individuals. They are not designed to be used as toothpaste. Why r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
If : If your child 's teeth do not touch each other and there are spaces, there is nothing to floss. Good rushing will do. Make sure that you brush your ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
You : You can still have Fluoride treatment as an adult, however the most important step in oral hygiene is brushing. Go see your dentist regularly. If y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Doctor : Doctor fowler is correct. But your children are not old enough to brush their own teeth. They hardly possess the necessary manual dexterity to do a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Your : Your son is actually not old enough to brush his teeth himself. He will not possess the necessary manual dexterity for another couple of years. As a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
...on : ...On the other hand, porcelain veneers will last you much longer, but will be far more expensive. In either case, the decision has to be an educated ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Dr.Fowler : Dr.Fowler is right. Sometimes injury is unavoidable. The only thing you can do is talk to your dentist. Best of luck, dr. Zev kaufman.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, i cannot possibly comment on the work that you will be receiving since I do not know the quality of the laboratory your dentist is usin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
The : The effects of mouth washes are, very, very minimal. Brushing and flossing are far more important. Worry about your child brushing and foisting prope... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
No, : No, it is not! proper oral hygiene is key with any dental work. The Fluoride in the water and paste helps strengthen the teeth.
A female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Zweig, this might be a nerve problem that should be attended to. Go see an oral surgeon.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Since : Since your tooth sustained trauma, it behooves you to go to the dentist to have it looked at and establish a base line. Changes can and will happen o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Go : Go to www.Gotoapro.Org and go see a prosthodontist to determine the reason for the gummy smile. This will determine what can be done.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
It : It is very hard to answer your question without all the information listed above. You must talk to your dentist about options add an implant option is... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Ask : Ask your dentist if he/she has a sand blaster in the lab. All my patients who have removable work such as dentures, night guards, etc. Bring then to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
The : The life spam of the acrylic (plastic) is about 5 years. However, your particular usage is the real determinant. Your dentist will be able to answer ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
There : There is no correct "time" when to change a brush. Bristles have to me straight. If they are bent, change the brush.
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Good : Good morning: unfortunately, a night guard by any other name is not the same. If you are dealing with clenching and grinding, then a properly fabrica... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
I : I find this very peculiar as well. You need to find a dentist will diagnose the situation correctly, and provide the right treatment. Unfortunately ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your pain. However, this is not a question of money. It is a question of priorities. If you are truly in pain, you can get exce... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Congratulations! Absolutely : Congratulations! absolutely tell your dentist about being pregnant! the second trimester is actually a good time to go in for a cleaning. Good oral h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
Dear : Dear concerned: it is nearly impossible for me to answer your question, since you have given no details as to the type of surgery which was performed.... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
I have the honor of being associated with Dr. Kaufman in the Avvo community. I am postive his patients have made the right choice when they choose him as their dentist. I highly recommend and endors...Read More
Dr Kaufman is a well respected Prosthodontist in the New York metro area who takes time out from his very busy schedule to help those who don't have access to routine dental care and advice.
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Kaufman's answers are very informative. His dental knowledge and professionalism are commendable. AVVO is lucky to have his contributions. I endorse him without any reservations.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ahhh thanks ima kinda a germaphobe and needed to know that
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

New York University

Residency

ST BARNABAS HOSPITAL

Residency

ST BARNABAS HOSPITAL

Awards

15 Years of Service Award, New York University College of Dentistry
10 Years of Service Award, New York University College of Dentistry
President's Service Award for Leadership, New York University College of Dentistry

Affiliations

American Dental Education Association
Academy of Osseointegration
American College of Prosthodontists
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