An experienced periodontist, Dr. Robert H. Kaufman grew up in South Florida yet left the Sunshine State to attend Emory University for his undergraduate studies where he received an academic scholarship and was invited to join the prestigious honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. Trading in the Eagles for the Gators, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology, graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted in the University of Florida chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Kaufman then entered the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he graduated first in his class and was awarded entry into the national Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Following dental school, Dr. Kaufman relocated to Miami and completed a two-year hospital-based General Practice Residency and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at the prestigious Jackson Memorial Hospital. He then returned to the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Shands Teaching Hospital, where he completed his Periodontal Surgical Residency.
Since he and his family returned to South Florida after residency, Dr. Kaufman has treated patients while in private practice. A former president of the South Dade Dental Society and guest lecturer at the celebrated Pankey Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education, Dr. Kaufman concentrates his efforts and continuing education in periodontal surgery and the surgical placement of dental implants. Throughout his professional career, he has placed thousands of dental implants and in collaboration with various highly skilled restorative dentists, has helped many patients overcome their dental disabilities. Dr. Kaufman studied with the well-respected Dr. Paulo Malo, who invented the “All-On-4” and “Teeth in A Day” implant technique. His advanced certifications in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and Intravenous Conscious Sedation allow him to safely deliver surgical excellence to his patients while “asleep” in a safe, effective, and professional manner.
Dr. Kaufman lectures throughout the United States and dedicates his professional endeavors to support his patients’ goals of improved overall and dental health. He measures his success by patient appreciation and satisfaction, and consistently delivers compassionate dental care.
Emory University (Phi Beta Kappa)
University of Florida (Bachelor of Science: Microbiology) (Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude)
Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
University of Florida College of Dentistry
General Practice Residency
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Periodontal Surgical Residency
University of Florida College of Dentistry and Shands Teaching Hospital
28 years in private practice in South Florida
American Academy of Periodontology
American Dental Association
South Dade Dental Association
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