Dr. Kaufman earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University, where he also completed his 3-year Master of Science Postgraduate Program as a specialist in periodontics. During his Postgraduate Program in Periodontics, Dr. Kaufman was the recipient of the Melvin L. Morris Research Fund Award, and the Columbia-Nobel Biocare Implant Fellowship Award. He is the author of multiple scientific articles and has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics related to dental implants and periodontal disease. Dr. Kaufman also completed a 3-year postgraduate program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which included advanced training in oral diagnosis, oral pathology, and oral medicine, with an emphasis on early detection and treatment of tumors (malignant and benign), oral lesions and diseases. Dr. Kaufman is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, as well as a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), The American Board of Periodontology (ABP) and the Northeastern Society of Periodontology (NESP).