Dr. Alisa Kauffman has answered the call of an aging generation by making geriatric dental house calls. Her passion is to be a light and source of strength for the vulnerable. In The Penn Gazette, she is quoted as saying, “I love the helping aspect of my practice…. What I do, people are so grateful for. You go into someone’s home, and they’re in the bed, and the families or the aides are so concerned—like, ‘How are you going to be able to do do this?’ So it’s kind of cool that I can say, ‘Don’t worry about it.’”
It is Dr. Kauffman’s passion and compassionate heart and loving touch that sets her in a league of her own. She is relentless in her pursuit to ensure that her patients are as relaxed and as safe as possible. Click here to see what she has to say about keeping her patients comfortable.
With the aging process comes a myriad of unforeseen issues that can oftentimes leave an elderly patient unable to leave the home for dentist visits. These “vulnerable elders” include, but are not limited to, those who are poor, lack insurance or mobility, have lost all of their teeth, do not believe they need care, have difficulty communicating, or have functional and cognitive impairments. Dr. Kauffman, equipped with an extensive education and intensive training, is passionate about bringing the most efficient and compassionate care to her patients. She is a trailblazer. That’s why she’s the highlighted geriatric dentist in The Penn Gazette.
Dr. Kauffman continues to be a leader in the development and implementation of better systems of dental care for elderly patients. She has been named a Top 25 Dentist because of her groundbreaking work in the field of geriatric dentistry. Dr. Kauffman is experienced in handling patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and all forms of Dementia. Having had 30+ years of experience in dentistry, and sitting as the clinical director at Penn Dental and the dental director at three nursing homes, as well as being on staff at Lenox Hill and Mt. Sinai Hospitals, she has established herself as a gentle, yet strong force for NYC’s vulnerable older patients. The Penn Gazette acknowledges her groundbreaking work and passion when it comes to providing dental care to a forgotten generation.
If you’re a caretaker or decision maker for a vulnerable, aging adult, Dr. Kauffman would love to talk to you and answer your questions and ease your concerns about geriatric dentistry house calls. It’s her desire to treat your loved one with the utmost respect and tender loving care.
Please give her a call today at 917-826-6278. She’s willing to go above and beyond to provide your loved one with needed dental care.
"Thanks so much Dr.Kauffman for the care you provided for my 95 year old mom. In a time whe medical..."
"Alisa I read with great appreciation the article about your mobile dentistry in a magazine Igor shared with me...."
"These testimonials were taken from comments on The Washington Post. “Dr. Kauffman is a real angel. What a..."
"My Dad is 100 years old. He developed dementia a few years ago. Recently his dentures broke in half,..."
"Thanks for publishing the fascinating piece on Dr. Alisa Kauffman . It’s alway refreshing to find..."
"Alisa Kauffman travels the urban frontier alone. She brings attention to a need for the coordination of comprehensive dental/medical..."
"I enjoyed reading ‘House Dentist’. I appreciate that you highlighted the good work that Penn Alum’s do..."
"Congratulations on the fabulous article regarding the life-giving work and comic adventures of Dr. Alisa Kauffman. Such a tremendous..."
"Dearest Alisa, Thank you for your very sweet email. You made yesterday such a pleasure. I wish everyone I..."
"Dear Dr. Kauffman, You made the impossible treatment happen and I have the perfect result. I am eternally grateful..."