Faculty Information

Denise Estafan, DDS, MS

Associate Professor
Director of Esthetic Dentistry
General Dentistry & Comprehensive Care
345 East 24th Street, Room 313S, New York, NY 10010
Fax: 212-995-4889
E-mail: de1@nyu.edu


  • 1969 DDS, Cairo University Egypt
  • 1995 MS, New York University College of Dentistry

Honors / Credentials

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Omega Chapter
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • 2013    NYU College of Dentistry Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award in recognition of outstanding teaching and dedication to dental students
  • 2006    Recognition Award for valuable contribution as course director and instructor for Invisalign
  • 2005    Student Council Appreciation Award for outstanding service and commitment to the Student body of NYU Dentistry
  • 2004, 2005    Recognition Award for valuable contribution at the New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation
  • 2003    Recognition Award for valuable contribution at the first annual Cerec University Symposium
  • 2003    Recognition Award as President of the New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation
  • 2002    Recognition Award for valuable contribution at the conference of Operative and Esthetic Dentistry, Cairo, Egypt

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 Riyadh, 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 100 publications/abstracts that have focused on dental materials relating to restorative dentistry, aesthetics and CAD/CAM technology. She has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Estafan presently holds the rank of Associate Professor and is the Director of Esthetic Dentistry in the General Dentistry & 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 milled restorations using CAD/CAM technology. Adaptability of ceramic restorations milled using new software for CAD/CAM.

Advisory Activities:


  • Journal of General Dentistry
  • Journal of Oral Rehabilitation

Member of the Editorial Board/Reviewer

  • Journal of Clinical Dentistry
  • Journal of Dentistry & Oral Care
  • International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health
  • HSOA Journal of Dentistry: Oral Health & Cosmesis
  • Madridge Journal of Dentistry and Oral Surgery


  • Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA)

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.