Burton Wasserman, D.D.S., Chair of Dentistry

Burton Wasserman, DDS 

Burton Wasserman, D.D.S.
Dental Medicine 

Burton Wasserman, D.D.S., received his undergraduate degree from New York University in 1953, and went on to study dental medicine at the University's College of Dentistry. He was awarded his doctorate in 1957.

Dr. Wasserman founded the Department of Dentistry at New York Hospital Queens (then Booth Memorial Hospital). He is an avid educator and has been an author and principal investigator for numerous government grants for the study of dental practice in the hospital setting, dental residency training, and the dental treatment of HIV patients. His contributions to the dental literature are numerous, and include works on the structure of dental residency training, medical issues relating to hospital dental care and clinical topics in oral medicine.


  • New York - 1957


  • American Board of QA/UR Physicians - 1988


  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Fellow, American Association of Hospital Dentists
  • Diplomate, Special Care Dentistry Association

Academic and Clinical Appointments

  • 1959-1960 - Clinical Assistant, New York University College of Dentistry, Dept. of Pedodontics
  • 1975-1981 - Adjunct Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University College of Medicine
  • 1977- present - Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Health, SUNY at Stoney Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • 1981- present - Clinical Professor, Div. of Community Health, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine 
  • 1996 - present - Clinical Professor of Surgery, Cornell University Medical College
  • 1960-1992 - Chairman of Dentistry, Booth Memorial Medical Center
  • 1992- present - Chairman of Dentistry, The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens

Professional Societies

  • American Association of Hospital Dentists
    • Membership Chairman, 1976
    • Vice President, 1984
    • President, 1986
    • Chairman of the Board, 1987
  • Metropolitan Conference of Hospital Dentists
    • President, 1984
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