Robert A. Jaffin, D.M.D.

Dr. Robert A. Jaffin received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and completed his post-graduate training at Columbia University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a highly regarded surgical specialist in the area of periodontics and osseointegration (dental implants). Dr. Jaffin has lectured both nationally and internationally, including the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, New York University, and Temple University. Over the years, Dr. Jaffin has published many articles as well as developed new techniques. Through his efforts, many patients have substantially improved their quality of life, and Dr. Jaffin continues to dedicate his practice to this end. Specialty License #2089, C.S. #007

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Licenses:

  • New Jersey (10059)
  • New York (031050)

Specialty Boards:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology (1982)

Honors:

  • Fellow, Academy of Osseointegration (1994)
  • Fellow, International Team of Implantology (2001)
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists(2005)

Education:

  • Queens College of CUNY, Flushing, NY 9/67-6/71, B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 9/71-6/74, D.M.D
  • Columbia University, New York, NY 9/74-5/76, Certificate in Periodontology
  • University of Toronto, Specialty Training in Osseointegration, 5/84

Hospital Appointments:

  • Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ, 1978-80
  • Fair Lawn Memorial Hospital, Fair Lawn, NJ, 6/76-80
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, Director, Division of Periodontics, 1976-present
  • Director, Implant Training Program 1997 – present

Academic and Government Appointments:

  • Consultant, Department of Continuing Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1977
  • Member, NJ Dept. Of Health Task Force on Hypertension
  • Board Expert, New Jersey State Board of Dentistry, 1991-present
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology, Temple University, 1992-1998
  • Visiting Lecturer, Eastman Dental Center, Department of Periodontology, Rochester, NY
  • Visiting lecturer University of Pennsylvania
  • Visiting lecturer New York University
  • Visiting Professor, Temple University
  • Visiting lecturer University of Florida
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine
  • Visiting lecturer, University of Louisville
  • Visiting lecturer, University of Maryland
  • Visiting lecturer, Stony Brook University
  • Visiting lecturer, Columbia University

Professional Societies:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Society for Preventive Dentistry
  • Bergen County Dental Society (President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary,
  • Trustee, Chairman – Continuing Education, Chairman-Program Committee)
  • New Jersey Dental Society (Member, Council on Dental Education)
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration (Founding Member)
    (Membership Committee)
    (Board of Directors)
    (Finance & Audit Committee)
    (Ad Hoc Committee on Implant as Dental Specialty)
  • Northeastern Gnathological Society
  • Federation of Prosthetic Organizations
  • Northeastern Society of Periodontists
  • New Jersey Society of Periodontists
  • International Team of Implantologists (ITI)

Awards:

  • American Dental Association, First Place, Annual Session, “Hypertension Detection by Dentists,” 1976
  • New Jersey Magazine, 2005, New Jersey’s Best Dentists

Hobbies and Interests:

  • Running, writing, skiing, golf

World Consensus Conferences:

  • Third ITI Consensus Conference, Section on Loading Protocols, Gstaad, Switzerland, August 2003
  • Academy of Osseointegration, State of the Science of Implant Dentistry, Secretary, Section Timing of Implant Placement, Oak Brook, Illinois, August 2006
  • Fourth ITI Consensus Conference, Section on Loading Protocols, Stuttgart, Germany, August, 2008
  • Fifth ITI Consensus Conference, Section on Loading Protocols, Bern Switzerland, April, 2013

Editorial Positions

  • Reviewer, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (2004-2010)
  • Associate editor, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (2010-present)

Publications, Clinics, and Essays:

  • “Case Presentation: Treatment of the Advanced Lesion” Columbia University Dental School, 7/75 and 4/76
  • “Dentists and the Total Patient” Berman, C.L. and Jaffin, R.A., New England Journal of Medicine, Correspondence, 295:23:1324, 12/2/76
  • “Expediting Periodontal Treatment with Monitored IV Sedation and Multi-Quadrant Surgery” Berman, C.L. and Jaffin, R.A., Journal of Bergen County Dental Society, 5-6/79
  • “Mycotic Gingivitis” Berman, C.L. and Jaffin, R.A., Journal of Periodontal Case Reports, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1981
    “Does Chemical Plaque Control Work: A Status Report on the Plaque Inhibitor, Chlorhexidine” 1983
  • “Anti-Plaque Chlorhexidine Should be Prescription Only” Charles L. Berman, DDS, Robert A. Jaffin, DMD, Journal of the New Jersey Dental Association, Fall 1983
  • “Find ‘Em and Kill ‘Em: A Microbiological Approach to Periodontal Therapy” Journal of Bergen County Dental Society, 12/83
  • “Treatment of Juvenile Periodontitis Patients by Control of Infection and Inflammation” Robert A. Jaffin, DMD, Gary Greenstein, DDS, Charles L. Berman, DDS, Journal of Periodontology, Vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 261-267, 5/84
  • “Repair of Anterior Gingival Deformity with Durapatite” Greenstein, G., Jaffin, R.A., and Berman, C.L., Journal of Periodontology, 4/85
  • “External Root Resorption Associated with Placement of Durapatite” Case Report, Robert A. Jaffin, DMD, Gary Greenstein, DDS, Charles L. Berman, DDS, Periodontal Case Reports, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1985
  • “The Chlorhexidine Question” Charles L. Berman, DDS, Robert A. Jaffin, DMD, Gary Greenstein, DDS, Journal of Periodontology, Vol. 55, No. 11, 1985
  • “Chlorhexidine: An Adjunct to Periodontal Therapy” Gary Greenstein, DDS, Charles L. Berman, DDS, Robert A. Jaffin, DMD, Journal of Periodontology, Vol. 57, No. 6, 6/86
  • “Biologic and Functional Rationale for Second Stage Surgery” Dental Clinics of North America,
    Fall, 1989
  • “Excessive Loss of Branemark Fixtures in Type IV Bone: A Five Year Analysis” Robert A. Jaffin, DMD, Charles L. Berman, DDS, Journal of Periodontology, Vol. 62, No. 1, 1/91
  • “Immediate Loading of Implants in Partially and Fully Edentulous Jaws: A Series of 27 Case
    Reports” Jaffin RA, Kumar A, Berman, CL, Journal of Periodontology, Vol. 71, No. 5, 5/2000
  • “The effect of smoking on achieving osseointegration of surface-modified implants: a clinical report” Kumar A, Jaffin RA, Berman C.,Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2002 Nov-Dec;17(6):816-9.
  • “Success and failure rates of 9 mm or shorter implants in the replacement of missing maxillary molars when restored with individual crowns: preliminary results 0 to 84 months in function. A retrospective study” Fugazzotto PA, Beagle JR, Ganeles J, Jaffin R, Vlassis J, Kumar A.
    J Periodontol. 2004 Feb;75(2):327-32.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Completely Edentulous Maxilla: A Clinical
    Report” Jaffin RA, Kumar A, Berman, CL, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Vol. 19, No. 5, 2004
  • “Immediate Restoration and Loading of Dental Implants” Morton D, Jaffin R, Weber H-P, Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2004:19(suppl):103-108
  • “The Radiographic Bone Loss Pattern Adjacent to Immediately Placed, Immediately Loaded Implants”, Jaffin RA, Kolesar M, Kumar A, Ishikawa S, Fiorellini J, Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants, 2007
  • “Rehabilitating the Failing Dentition: Full-arch Immediate Placement, Immediate Load Therapy, Jaffin RA, Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, A supplement to Inside Dentistry, Series 1, Number 2, 46-52
  • “Implant Placement With and Without Simultaneous Tooth Extraction In Patients Taking Oral Bisphosphonates: Postoperative Healing, Follow-up, and Incidence of Complications in Two Private Practices, J Periodontal 2007;78:1664-1669

Textbooks:

  • “Implant and Regenerative Therapy in Dentistry”, Chapter 12- “Immediate Loading of the Full Arch in Patients With a Failing Dentition”, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009; 318-363


Lectures:

  • “Utilization of IV Sedation in the Dental Practice” White Plains Dental Forum, White Plains, NY
    2/6/78
  • “Chemical Plaque Inhibitors” Hackensack University Medical Center Dental Staff, 1982
  • “Chemical Plaque Inhibitors” Guest Lecturer, Department of Prosthetics, Columbia University School of Dentistry, 1983
    “Chemical Plaque Inhibitors” New Jersey Academy of Medicine, 1983
  • “Berman-Jaffin Oral Hygiene Techniques for Patients with Chronic Dental Infections” 1983
  • “Chemical Plaque Inhibitors” Middlesex County Dental Society, 5/84
  • “Chlorhexidine: an Adjunct to Periodontal Therapy” New York University, Continuing Education Course, 1986, 1985, 1984
  • “Osseointegration: Goals of Treatment, Patient Selection and Evaluation, CAT Scans – Their Use and Interpretation” American College of Prosthodontists/New Jersey Society of Periodontists Joint Meeting, 5/14/86
  • “Treatment of Full and Partial Edentulism Utilizing Branemark Osseointegration” New Jersey
    Dental Association Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ 1/87
  • “Branemark Osseointegration” Middlesex Dental Society 6/86
    Hudson Dental Society 9/86
    Connecticut Dental Study Club 1/87
    Rockland County Dental Society 2/87
    Mercer County Dental Society 11/87
    Middletown Dental Society 3/88
  • “Soft-Tissue Management at Second Stage Branemark Surgery” Academy of Osseointegration,
    3/86
  • “Osseointegration in the Dental Practice” One Day Conference, Hackensack University Medical Center, 4/9/86
  • “Treatment of Partial Edentulism with Branemark Osseointegration” American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 1986
  • “Utilizing Branemark Osseointegration” Academy of General Dentistry, 9/86
  • “Utilizing Branemark Osseointegration in Partial Edentulism” American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 2/87
  • “Retrospective of 36 Months of Branemark Osseointegration and Dilemmas in Periodontics” Pennsylvania Hospital, 2/88
  • “Four Year Experience with Branemark Osseointegration” Academy of Periodontology Annual
    Meeting, San Diego, California, 10/88
  • “Soft Tissue Management at Second Stage & Beyond” Academy of Osseointegration, Dallas, Texas, 3/89
  • “Predictability in Implant Dentistry” Albert Einstein Graduate Dental Program, 5/89
  • “Development of a Conservative Patient Protective Philosophy in Osseointegration” Passaic County Dental Society, 11/89
  • “Advanced Course In Branemark Osseointegration: Surgery & Prosthodontics” Institute for Facial Esthetics and Nobelpharma, Snowbird, Utah, 2/90
  • “Utilization of Osseointegrated Implants: 6-Year Retrospective” Continuing Education Course, American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 10/25/90
  • “Implant Complications” Fairfield County Implant Group, 4/27/93, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • “Sequencing In Full Arch Dental Implant Treatment” Hackensack University Medical Center,
    Implant Symposium, 5/6/93
  • “Dealing with Implant Complications” Queens County Dental Society, Queen County, New York, 10/15/93
  • “Treatment Planning the Implant Patient” Columbia University Periodontal Alumni Association, 3/18/95
  • “Treatment of Dental Disease Infections” Bergen County Dental Assistants Association, 4/27/95
  • “Enhancing Implant Predictability” Continuing Education Course, American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 9/21/95
  • “Enhancing Implant Predictability” Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society, 10/10/95
  • “Current Advances in Implant Dentistry” Hackensack University Medical Center, Full Day Seminar, 1/31/96
  • “Lessons Learned In Placing Endosseous Implants,” American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, Continuing Education Course, October 10, 1996, New Orleans, LA
  • “Lessons Learned In Placing Endosseous Implants,” 12th Annual Meeting – Academy of Osseointegration, San Francisco, CA, 3/8/97
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in Fresh Extraction Sockets,” AAP Specialty Implant
    Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 4/10/99
  • “Immediate Load Implants,” Bergen County Dental Society (table clinic), April 12, 1999
  • “Establishing a Rational Approach to Implant Therapy,” Hackensack University Medical Center, Department of Dentistry, Implantology and Implant Prosthesis Conference, Wednesday, November 10, 1999, Hackensack, NJ
  • “Eliminating Prosthetic Grief Utilizing Single Stage Implants,” Essex County Dental Society, Wednesday, November 10, 1999, East Hanover, NJ
  • “The Immediate Load Dental Implant Patient,” Greater New York Dental Meeting, New York, NY, November 28, 1999
  • “What’s New and Exciting in Implant Dentistry,” New York University, College of Dentistry, Post-Graduate Periodontics & Prosthodontics, January 13, 2000
  • “Immediate Load Dental Implant Patient: Partial Edentulism,” Academy of Osseointegration, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 11, 2000
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Fully Edentulous Patient: Surgical Perspective” – ITI International Symposium, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 19-21, 2000
  • “Immediate Loading of Implants in Partially and Fully Edentulous Jaws,” The ACP-New York Section Fall Meeting, Rhiga Royal Hotel, New York, New York, October 25, 2000.
  • “Immediate Loading of Implants in Partially and Fully Edentulous Jaws,” Bergen County Dental Implant Study Club, Paramus, NJ, May 22, 2001.
  • “Immediate Loading of Implants in Partially and Fully Edentulous Jaws,” Central Massachusetts Oral Surgery Study Club, Worchester, MA, October 31, 2001.
  • “Management of the Compromised Ridge,” American Academy of Periodontology, Annual Session, Philadelphia, PA, October 8, 2001.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Partial and Fully Edentulous Jaw,” Northeast Periodontal Prosthesis Dental Implant Study Club, Philadelphia, October 10, 2001.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Partial and Fully Edentulous Jaw,” Northeast Society of Periodontists, New York, NY November 2, 2001.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in Fully Edentulous Mandibles,” Annual Meeting, American College of Prosthodontists, New Orleans, LA November 3, 2001.
  • “Compromised Ridge” and “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Partial and Fully Edentulous Jaw,” Greater New York Dental Meeting, New York, NY, November 24, 2001.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Partial and Fully Edentulous Jaw,” Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration, Bryn Mawr, PA, December 5, 2001.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Partial and Fully Edentulous Jaw,” Martin Keats Memorial Club, Englewood, NJ, January 16, 2002.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Partial and Fully Edentulous Jaw,” Park Avenue Periodontal Annual Symposium, Tarrytown, NY, March 9, 2002.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in the Partial and Fully Edentulous Jaw,” New Jersey Society of Periodontists, Iselin, NJ, March 19, 2002.
  • “Immediate Loading of Dental Implants and Diagnosing and Treating the Compromised Ridge,” Hackensack University Medical Center – Implant Symposium, Hackensack, NJ, April 10, 2002.
  • “Treating the Compromised Ridge and Immediate Loading of Dental Implants,” Upper New York State Society of Periodontists, Albany, NY, May 7, 2003.
  • “Dental Implants 2003: The Synthesis of Science and Clinical Application,” 2003 NJDA Annual Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, June 11, 2003.
  • Panelist – ITI World Consensus Conference – Immediate Loading – Gstaad, Switzerland, August 26-28, 2003.
  • “Immediate Loading of The Full and Partially Edentulous Patient” Full Day Course, Straumann Learning Center, Newport Beach, California, Oct 1, 2004“Immediate Loading of The Full and Partially Edentulous Patient” Full Day Course,
  • “Immediate Loading of The Full and Partially Edentulous Patient” Full Day Course, Quincy, Study Group, Quincy, Mass, November 3, 2004
  • “Predictable Function and Esthetics in the Full Maxillary Rehabilitation With Immediate Placement, Immediate Loading”, Straumann Corporate Forum, Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 10, 2005
  • “Immediate Loading of Full and Partially Edentulous Patients; Clinical and Biologic Rationale”, James Ruggiero Study Group, Whippany, New Jersey, April 20, 2005
  • “Realities of Immediate Implant Loading” 3 day mini residency, Institute for Comprehensive Implant Therapy, Miami Beach, Florida, March 9-11, 2006
  • “Current Concepts of Immediate Load Therapy” Martin Keats Study Club, Englewood, New Jersey, May 17, 2006
  • “Oral Rehabilitation; To Extract or Not Extract”, American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, San Diego California, September 18, 2006
  • “Realities of Immediate Implant Loading” 3 day mini residency, Institute for Comprehensive Implant Therapy, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 9-11, 2006
  • “Realities of Immediate Loading”, Yankee Dental Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, January 26, 2007, full day
  • “The Realities of Immediate Loading Implant Therapy”, The Irving E. Glauber Memorial Lecture, Second District Dental Society, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York, March 9, 2007, full day
  • “Treatment Planning Seminar; The Full Maxilla”, ITI World Symposium, New York, New York, April 27, 2007
  • “Realities Of Immediate Placement And Immediate Loading; Biologic Rationale And Clinical Applications”, Continuing Education Course Full Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 28,2007
  • “Treatment Planning; When Should A Tooth Be Saved Or Extracted”, Philadelphia Chapter, ITI Study Club, Inaugural Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 28, 2007
  • “Rationale and Treatment of Immediate Loading”, 2 day course, Straumann sponsored, Niagara Falls, New York, June 11-12, 2008
  • “Immediate Loading The Partially Edentulous Patient”, Academy of Osseointegration, San Diego California, February 27, 2009
  • “Advantages of Utilizing Synocta Indexed Implants in Immediate Loading”, ITI U.S. Symposium, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 24, 2009
  • “Treatment Planning Symposium”, ITI U.S. Symposium, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 25, 2009
  • “Achieving Predictability Through Simplicity”, Straumann Corporate Forum, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Periodontology, Boston, Mass, September 12, 2009
  • “Ct Evaluation; Where, When and How”, ITI World Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2010
  • “Loading Options For the Edentulous Maxilla”, Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, March 8, 2013
  • “Managing the Maxillary Arch”, Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, March 8, 2013
  • “Accelerated Placement and Loading Options for Edentulous Patients:When to Hit the Gas and When to Hit the Brakes”, Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, March 8, 2013
  • “Putting the Pieces Together to Simplify Treatment of the Failing Maxillary Dentition; The Team Approach”, US ITI Congress, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 2013