Lucia Birkenfeld, DMD

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(646) 992-5253

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120 East 56th Street 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Lucia Birkenfeld, DMD

Lucia Birkenfeld, DMD is a graduate of New York University Dental School. She holds a board certified post- doctoral degree in pediatric dentistry. She has served as clinical professor and research/teaching fellow at NYU School of Dentistry. Her many credits include Director of the NYU Outreach program to Refuah Health Center as well as Visiting Scientist at the Department of Anatomy Medical University of RWTH Aachen, W. Germany and Instructor in the Dept. of Pediatrics, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

Dr. Birkenfeld’s many publications include studies on Glass-Ionomer sealant retention, clearance and metabolism of starch foods in the oral cavity and activity of human serum in the degradation of gram-positive bacteria. She has lectured extensively on the subjects of materials and their effects regarding microleakage and scanning electron microscope evaluation within the pediatric realm.

Her current projects include research on gingival crevicular fluid in children affected with early childhood caries, developmental implications of congenital acquired immune deficiency syndrome on primary dentition and gene polymorphism in children as a predictor for future adult periodontitis. Dr. Birkenfeld is committed to the overall health and dental care of children through h education and preventive measures.