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Faculty Information

Denise Estafan, D.D.S., M.S.

Denise Estafan, DDS, MS

Associate Professor
Cariology and Comprehensive Care
Floor 6 137 East 25th Street
Fax: 212-995-4889


  • 1969 D.D.S., Cairo University Egypt
  • 1995 M.S., New York University College of Dentistry

Research Interests / Professional Overview


Dr. Denise Estafan graduated from Cairo University College of Dentistry in 1969. After graduation, Dr. Estafan practiced dentistry in a private general dentistry practice for two years. In 1978, Dr. Estafan was appointed instructor at Riyadh University and worked in the outpatient clinics in Ryiadh, Saudi Arabia until 1980. In 1984, Dr Estafan was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor to the Department of Operative Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. In 1993, Dr Estafan was appointed to the Division and Prosthodontic Sciences. Dr. Estafan is the author of over 32 publications/abstracts that have focused on dental materials relating to restorative dentistry and CAD/CAM technology. She has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics as well. Dr. Estafan presently holds the rank of Associate Professor and is the Director of Esthetic Dentistry in the Department of General Dentistry in the Division of Reconstructive and Comprehensive Care at New York University College of Dentistry.

Research Interests

Tooth colored restorative materials and microleakage. Cavity adaptation of flowable and condensable composite. Ceramic restorative materials morphologic effect of surface treatment. Clinical evaluation of fabricated Fibre-Kor bridge restorations using CAD/CAM technology. Comparative study of the adaptability of ceramic restorations milled using new and updated software new software for CAD/CAM.

Advisory activities

  • Reviewer of articles for Journal of General Dentistry, Journal of Clinical Dentistry;
  • Consultant for the North East Regional Boards


  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Omega Chapter
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists

Representative Publications 

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.