Dr. Dean Vafiadis receives New York University 15 Year Service Award from NYUCD for his educational excellence in Dental Education and is currently the program director of Full Mouth Reconstruction Course at NYU.
In the Winter 2010 Global Health NEXUS, Dr. Dean was congratulated for running the 2009 New York City marathon to raise funds for St. Basil’s Academy and for debuting his new radio show Talk’N Teeth to inform the public about dental health.
By: Kalliope Constantaras
I held on to my frown, ’cause I was always down. I curled my lips tight, like the upside down shape of the letter U And no smile , just made me blue. Oh! how I wanted to smile, when I greeted people- Hello, with the other children at school Or when I went to the swimming pool. But, my teeth were crooked, jagged, protruding like Mount Rushmore.
So something had to get done, For this life was no fun. My mum took me to Dr. Smile. Wow, I thought — One look at him, his smile beamed His nurse smiled too! He worked on my teeth like an action hero
A transformer of teeth! Who transformed me too. Now, I smile with all my friends in school- -too many to count! I smile for birthday pictures And family gatherings. Ssh! My teacher looked up, when she saw the red-red cortland apple on her desk, I gave the widest smile, And…She knew, She knew, –It was me!
Kalliope Constantaras Published Author Poetry book STILLNESS Available at Barnes&Noble.com and Onasis Center
Congratulations Miss Ashley Shaffer, the New Miss New Jersey 2009
NYSI Patient Ashley Shaffer won the 2009 Miss New Jersey Pageant. During the pageant, she won Preliminary Swimsuit and Eveningwear, as well as Miss Photogenic. She will be competing for Miss America in January 30, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please support her platform: Enhancing Children’s Health through Education and Support.
Dr. Dean and the NYSI Staff, Pasqualina and Marianna, attended New York Yankees Legend Whitey Ford’s 80th Birthday Gala to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Whitey Ford’s Children Charity and The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
The Masters of Ceremonies was Bob Costas (NBC)
Invited Guests Included…
New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra
At Dr. Dean’s Table was Tony Sirico, “Paulie Walnuts” from the Sopranos!
January 20th 2009
Dr. Dean Vafiadis and Jurim Dental Lab Receive Raving Reviews at the 34th Annual Yankee Dental Congress
On January 30th 2009, Dr. Dean lectured at the 34th Annual Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, MA.
“I wanted to tell you that your seminar, “Ideal Provisionals for Crowns and Veneers” presented at the Yankee Dental Conference this past weekend 1/30/2009, was extremely informative. The aspects you covered in case planning and presentation, preparation, completion and cementation were presented in a concise and systematic manner. Using the models you provided helped to visualize the criteria presented and reinforce the principles that were discussed. Having seen your slides and then actually doing the hands on part of the workshop was what set this class apart from the many others that I have taken on porcelain veneers. This is the first time that anyone stressed the importance of completed provisional’s to the ultimate success of the completed restorations. I think that anyone taking your course, no matter what their level of expertise, will take away something that they can use immediately in their practice.”
Michael A. Carol, DMD Allentown PA
Dr. Dean’s Article: “The One-Visit Cerec: Standard Protocol vs. Cerec Protocol” Published in the First Issue of Cerec Doctors.com the Magazine.
This News Release will also be Posted in the following Greek Presses:
Hellenic Times — (NY) — (this week) ESEIS Magazine – (NY) — June issue The Hellenic Voice (MA) — May 28 issue Greek Circle (IL) GA Magazine (PA) Greek Press (IL)
April 1st, 2008
March 24th, 2008
NYSI Posts Smile Makeover Video on YouTube!!!
October 26th, 2007
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parent’s Guild Presents A Moonlight Gala Event Dancing For Our Stars
On October 26, 2007, Dr. Dean and The New York Smile Institute Staff and Friends were at A Moonlight Gala Event presented by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parents’ Guild. It was a benefit for our Children’s Education. The Function attended by various high profile people raised over $57,000 for the school.
Body & Soul Magazine Article
MARTHA STEWART MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE of Body & Soul Highlighted Dr. Dean Vafiadis and New York Smile Institute as they gave their opinion on Natural Products for the oral cavity. Among the most popular was the Natural Dentist, www.thenaturaldentist.com and usa.weleda.com. The discussion ranged from Natural Mouth-rinse to all kinds of tooth pastes. Their homeopathic benefits and natural healing properties was discussed with Dr. Dean. The Article was such a success that Dr. Dean was invited on the Martha Stewart Sirius Satellite network for a LIVE interview. For more information go to www.marthastewart.com/bodyandsoulmag/
The David Wright Foundation is a charitable, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization founded in 2005 by David Wright of the New York Mets. The sole purpose and mission of the foundation is to provide financial support and raise awareness for those in need and to financially support other charitable organizations. The foundation pays special attention to Multiple Sclerosis and children’s causes, and maintains its focus on the New York City and Norfolk, Virginia metropolitan areas.
The David Wright Foundation Scores a Strike with Kids’ Bowling Event…to provide financial support and raise awareness for those in need and to financially support other charitable organizations. The foundation pays special attention to Multiple Sclerosis and children’s causes.
If you are interested in volunteering for the DWF, please e-mail your information including resume and any other volunteer experience to Scott Martin at Scott@davidwrightfoundation.com. We will only contact you if there is a fit within the foundation or for a specific event.
FILMING for GOOD MORNING AMERICA August 2007
The GANZ Twins, Debbie and Lisa organized a live shooting for the morning show GOOD MORNING AMERICA at New York Smile Institute, which included Famous Hair Designer Louis Licari. Two twin sisters who were born without teeth and crooked teeth could not smile for their entire adult lives. Dr. Dean and Louis Licari gave them both a Complete Smile and Hair Makeover, which changed their whole lives. After the 3 hour session the twins went out on the town with Dr. Dean and had dinner and cocktails and felt like part of the New York City crowd. What a Transformation!!!
NEW YORK CITY TRIATHLON June 2007
Dr. DEAN runs the New York City Triathlon to raise money for St. Basil Academy for Children
Fundraiser for The ATLAS Foundation for under-privileged at Hilton Hotel, Staten Island Brooklyn, NY
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Fashion Show Fundraiser
Mrs. Helen Vafiadis, Roger Ailes, President of FOX NEWS, Mrs. Beth Ailes and Dr. Dean enjoy an evening to raise money for private school in TENAFLY, New Jersey.
Friday, March 24, 2006
Incoming! Whew! I think that about does it for this week’s donations. Keep ’em coming, there is always room for more. The box you see being professionally delivered is a gift from New York Smile Institute on East 5oth Street in Manhattan. It is filled with swag for our goodie bags from Dr. Dean Vafiadis.
Dr. Dean is a super positive, super high energy guy who doesn’t just talk the healthy lifestyle talk, he walks it. For that matter, he runs it, bikes it , and swims it too. Trust me, I have unceremoniously eaten Dr. Dean’s dust on several occasions.
Remember that Brady Bunch episode when Marcia goes gaga over that “dreamboat dentist”? Well, Dr. Dean is ours. Not only is he a father of three and a supporter of the athletic and civic community, he is also a supporter of our school, donating generously to our Auction, no questions asked. His wonderful office staff of Sandy, Pam, and Amy went above and beyond the call of duty to help accommodate our needs. Dr. Dean also hopes to come and visit our school with a presentation on dental hygiene for our younger grades.
Thanks so much, Dr. Dean! Just one more thing, OK? If I come up against a real stubborn merchant, can I count on you to come help me, umm, extract the donation? Just kidding!
Dr. Dean Vafiadis is the Founder of New York Smile Institute and a respected Prosthodontic specialist in New York and around the world. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry and routinely lectures around the world on dentistry. His mission is to serve his patients’ dental needs while also helping to advance dental care treatments and therapeutics on an industry level.