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Dr. Dean Vafiadis

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Dr. Dean Vafiadis
Dr. Dean Vafiadis

Dr. Dean Vafiadis 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. He has lectures nationally and abroad for NYU Continuing Education department. Dr. Vafiadis published and lectured on various topics such as Aesthetics, Implant designs, Computer restorations, Ceramic materials and Occlusion.  He is the founder of New York Smile Institute in 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 and Aesthetic Dentistry. Currently he is lecturing for the Continuing Education program at NYUCD for Dental Districts in US, Europe and Asia. 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 Valentino Building near Rockefeller Center. 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, AAED, AO, AAID, ICOI, AACD and the ADA.

Program Director Full Mouth Rehabilitation CE Course – NYUCD

Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics – NYUCD

Founder New York Smile Institute  – Multi-Specialty Group, CAD/CAM,  Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry

Advisory Group: World Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry, Dental XP, Stemsave National and International Speaker – CAD/CAM Dentistry,  Aesthetics, Implants, and Occlusion


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 Nobel Biocare Implant Company

2001 – Begins Lecturing, Speaking and Writing for 3i Implant Co., 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, MINN.

2004 – Invited Keynote Speaker 3i Implant Company, National Sales Meeting, Monterey, CA

2005 – Implant Infinity 3i International Symposium, Orlando, Florida

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 – Clinical 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 Smiles Inc.

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 FM

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.

2012 – Invited Lecturer at the 27th Academy of Osseo-Integration Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.


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.

Volunteer Work:

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

In the Media

The Dr. Dean Experience
Dentist of the Dentists

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.

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Accredited Member
California Dental Association
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

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