Kenneth L. Halpern, DDS
Dr. Kenneth L. Halpern trained at Georgetown University Dental School where he received his D.D.S degree. He graduated Cum Laude in 1974. At that time he was inducted into Omega Kappa Upsilon, the honorary dental fraternity (phi beta kappa).
He was also awarded “The Morin Award in Oral Surgery for Excellence” and “The Frank Ingersol Award for Excellence in Periodontics” by Georgetown University Dental School.
Following dental school Dr. Halpern continued his education at Georgetown where he completed the advanced residency training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, receiving a Master of Science degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Halpern has been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery in the New York metropolitan area for 25 years and is an attending surgeon at North Shore/ Long Island Jewish Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove.
Dr. Halpern began placing dental implants 18 years ago when implant dentistry was in its infancy in this country. Dental implants have since become the focus of his practice and he has placed thousands of implants to date. Today the vast majority of his practice revolves around minimally invasive implant placement and related procedures.
In 1994 Dr. Halpern developed the surgical techniques involved in minimally invasive implant placement, allowing this surgery to be performed without the use of gum flaps or sutures, thus eliminating the swelling and bruising as well as almost all of the discomfort associated with dental implant placement. Subsequent innovations developed by Dr. Halpern allow for minimally invasive bone grafting procedures as well.
Dr. Halpern has lectured widely to the dental profession on the concepts and surgical techniques of minimally invasive implant therapy.