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.
"Dr. Kauffman has been my mother’s geriatric dentist for six years. She is committed to her patients and has..."
"We were lucky to find Alisa but it was difficult. My wife Susan, Sweet Susan, has Alzheimer’s Dementia. Finally,..."
"Dear Dr. Kauffman, Alan is doing well. I think he must have been in pain with the loose tooth..."
"I have general anxiety disorder and am very scared of the dentist .. I don’t travel from home and..."
"Dr. Kauffman is responsive, compassionate and provides efficient care. Her follow up care and concern for her patient was..."
"Dear Dr. Kauffman, My entire family thanks you for the wonderful treatment you provided for my husband with Alzheimer’s..."
"Thank you a million Dr. Kauffman. This is my best Christmas in many years. You are my angel. -Carl..."
"I cannot believe how beautiful my grandmother’s dentures look and fit. We only wish we found you sooner s..."
"Thank you so much for having the compassion and energy to do this type of work. I’m watching one..."
"Hi Dr. Alisa I thought you would want to know that my mother passed away on Saturday afternoon. Thank..."