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American College of Prosthodontists 
Veneers: Can a Model's Broken Tooth be Restored?

Dr Dean on WABC RadioShow 
With Dr Aurthur Perry NYC plastic surgeon  



Dr. Dean and His Sons Nicholas & Peter Attend
Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game

CC Sabathia                                   Amber Sabathia                               Robinson Cano
(Former NY Yankees Pitcher)                                                                (Seattle Mariners 2nd Baseman)

TiKi Barber                                     Jim Leyritz                                         Derek Jeter
(Former NY Giants Runningback)           (Former NY Yankees Catcher)                   (NY Yankees Shortstop)     

 Chris Brown (R&B Artist)                                                                                              Ne-Yo (R&B Artist)

 Carmelo Anthony (NY Knicks)                                                                            J.R. Smith (NY Knicks)      

            Terrell Owens                          DeMar DeRozen & Rudy Gay                          Kyrie Irving                 
(Former NFL Wide Receiver)                           (NBA Players)                              (Cleveland Cavaliers)    

               Angie Martinez                                                     Vinny Guadagnino                                                 Sammi Giancola
            (Radio Personality)                                                     (Jersey Shore)                                                    (Jersey Shore)                      

Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)


The Vafiadis Family at the WIN Fundraiser for Women in Need
with NY Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz


NYSI Patient Archbishop Demetrios with Dr. Dean
At St. Basils Academy for Children Christmas Party

Donation came from many dentists and were given by Dr. Dean to the children who reside there.


Dr. Dean's Keynote Presentation at
The 2012 AAOMS Dental Implant Conference


Dr. Dean on Howard Stern Shows

September 2012

Dr. Dean Gave the First Lecture to Open the 2012-2013 Education Series at Middlesex County

Dr. Dean with Dr. Amit Vora and Dr. Mark Vitale


June 2012

Dr. Dean was on American Health Front June 24th 2012

May 2012

Marc Anthony, Dr. Dean and Jay Overbye Sharing Drinks at Lavo, NYC

April 2012

Dr. Dean & NYSI Staff Attend Our Lady of Mount Carmel's Spring Fever
A Benefit For Our Children's Education

Fr. Leonard, Ms. Cos (Prencipal), Rose Ann Miglietta (OLMC Parents' Guild), Dr. Dean, Helen

John & Yancy Kabazinsca, Dr. Dean, Mr. Bruno, Mr. Ermita                                              Dr. Dean & NYSI Staff                          

    Steve Delisi, Helen Vafiadis - Chair of Event, Charles Pialtos                           Arial and Gary Kenajian and Pam Stern                    
Dr. Dean Vafiadis, Karen Pialtos                                                                                                          

Helen and Dr. Dean Vafiadis

Dr. Dean Vafiadis, Lisa Knowles, TJ Ermita and Dr. Pete Gratale

Dr. Dean with Hall of Fame Outfielder, Reggie Jackson "Mr. October"

Joe Torre Manager of the NY Yankees

Al Lieter Former NY Mets Pitcher and MLB Network Commentator

Former NY Knicks Charles Oakley

January 2012

Hair by Louis Licari, Make-Up by Enid O', Photo by Michael Scott & Smiles by Dr. Dean.

November 2011

NYSI Staff Night Out On Broadway

NYSI Staff, Amy, Natasha and Pam went to Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark on Broadway at the Foxwoods Theater. They give it two thumbs up. 

October 2011

Dr. Dean Wows Dentists in Karkow Poland
at the 7th Central European Implant Academy Symposium

September 2011

Dr. Dean & NYSI Staff Attend
Valentina Battler Solo Show: The Silence of Music
at The Rogue Space Gallery

Valentina Battler showing at the Rogue Space Gallery from September 7-12, 2011.
Rogue Space Gallery is located at Studio 9F, 508 West 26th St., NY, NY

Check Out the Video of the Event on YOUTUBE

Summer 2011

NYSI is a Bronze Sponsor of 2011 Gabby Awards
June 4th on Ellis Island, New York

For more information check out Gabby Awards website at

Spring 2011

Barclays Capital Investment Bankers visits NYSI to Report on Sirona Dental Systems
Click Here to Read the Whole Report.

Dr. Dean Attends and Supports The 20th Anniversary Hellenic Time Scholarship Fund Gala.

LPG Super Star Cristie Kerr Visits NYSI

NYSI Patient Shaine Rupe Meets Martin Scorsese

Visit Shade Rupe site

October 2010

Dr. Dean Vafiadis & NYSI Staff recorded a commercial for Natural Dentist Rinses.

Visit their website at:

September 12th, 2010


Dr. Dean Vafiadis & Dr. Lambrakos ran the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon to support the efforts of the Children at St. Basil Academy..

May 6th, 2010

Dr. Dean, Dr. Planzos & Dr. Cali at NYU FMR Course.

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.

April 7th, 2010

New York Weddings Event

Pam, Dr. Juliana and Cristina from The New York Smile Institute were at New York Weddings Event on Wednesday April 7, 2010.

Winter 2010 Global Health NEXUS


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& and Onasis Center
For further information and updates on current readings
contact author at:


November 2009

Dr. Dean Vafiadis, Mr. Jim Pantelidis and Mr. George Pantelidis ran the ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON





NYSI Patient Ingrid Levin was on the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Billboard 

To Check Out the Website Click Here


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.


"Thank you for all your hard work on my teeth, My perfect smile helped me win the title!! :-D" -Miss Ashley Shaffer


For more information please visit the Miss New Jersey Website:

April 22nd 2009

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

Dr. Dean with Mr. Whitey Ford                                  Marianna & Pasqualina with Mr. Whitey Ford

The Masters of Ceremonies was Bob Costas (NBC) 

Dr. Dean with Bob Costas        Marianna, Bob Costas & Pasqualina

Invited Guest Included...

New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra

At Dr. Dean's Table was Tony Sirico, "Paulie Walnuts" from the Sopranos!

Dr. Dean with Mr. Tony Sirico                              Pasqualina with Mr. Tony Sirico

Marianna with Mr. Tony Sirico

January 30th 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

November 2008

Dr. Dean's Article:
"The One-Visit Cerec: Standard Protocol vs. Cerec Protocol"
Published in the First Issue of Cerec the Magazine.

To Read the Article please click Here

September 2008

NYSI was Featured in the IN NEW YORK Magazine!!!


To Read the Article please click Here.



Dr. Dean's Beat-the-Heat beauty recipe was published in the SELF Magazine!!!


To Read the Article please click Here.


July 20th, 2008

Dr. Dean Vafiadis Races

Nautica 2008 NYC Triathlon

for Children in Need

To Benefit Saint Basil Academy

For Donation Form (Click Here) 


MAY 24th 2008

National Herald May24.pdf

In Spring of 2008, doctors from Greece and Cyprus visited NYSI for "hands-on" learning demonstration sessions led by Dr. Dean Vafiadis, as part of their continuing education training  at NYUCD in New York.

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


Replace your Old Ugly looking Fillings or Crowns

With a NEW Natural Looking Tooth!

It only takes an Hour and No Second visit necessary!


MARCH 24th 2008

NYSI Posts Smile Makeover Video on YouTube!!!

(See Video)


OCTOBER 26th 2007

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parent's Guild Presents

A Moonlight Gala Event

Dancing For Our Stars

New York Smile Institute Staff

Mr. Mark Lieberman from Prudential Realties
Mr. Dean Pialtos, President of Pascal Coffees 
in Yonkers, New York

Staff and friends from the New York Smile Institute

Mr. Tony Labozzetta, Executive from TD Bank North

Mr. Mike McPartland from the NY Stock Exchange and Friends.

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.




SEPTEMBER 2007 MARTHA STEWARD MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE of Body & Soul Highlighted Dr. Dean Vafiadis and the New York Smile Institute as they gave their opinion on Natural Products for the oral cavity. Among the most popular was the Natural Dentist, and 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 Siruis Satellite network for a LIVE interview. For more information go to

 (The following PDF files require Adobe Reader to view.)

Body & Soul Magazine 2007 Article



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 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 We will only contact you if there is a fit within the foundation or for a specific event.





The GANZ Twins, Debbie and Lisa organized a live shooting for the morning show GOOD MORNING AMERICA at the 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!!!



Dr. DEAN runs the New York City Triathlon to raise money for St. Basil Academy for Children


November 2006

Fundraiser for The ATLAS Foundation for under-privileged at Hilton Hotel, Staten Island Brooklyn, NY

Baseball legend Gary Sheffield and Marybeth D'amico show off their Dr. Dean Smiles.

October 2006

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
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 the 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!

# posted by Madame La Blog : 6:20 AM  2 comments 
Let's Get it Started!


Dr Dean and the New York Smile Institute are sponsoring the mini-triathlon race at Eisenhower park, Hempstead, Long Island. Race starts at 8:00 am.

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