Dr. Keith Lustman is a well trained and highly regarded Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon in NYC recruited to our practice after he completed his Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Campus. Before his career in oral surgery, Keith graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Yeshiva University and with Honors from the University of Toronto, School of Dental Medicine to earn his DDS.
Keith completed a General Dental Practice Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He studied all aspects of dentistry including periodontal surgery, implant restoration, and endodontic therapy at the post-graduate level. This experience has given him a unique perspective in communicating with both restorative dentists and other dental specialists on caring for patients and optimizing treatment plans. He was then offered a grant to continue the research he had begun at these centers as a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where he participated in several projects and papers that have been submitted for peer review and publication.
I was recently referred to Dr. Lustman of SZ&L for a fractured tooth that needed to be extracted because of an infection that had developed. I have extreme phobia’s about dentistry and have never had a good experience. So needless to say I was very anxious when I arrived. That all changed when I stepped through the door at SZ&L. The front desk is extremely courteous and thorough with all of the paperwork, there was no wait time, and they couldn’t be more accommodating.
Dr. Lustman is a gentleman, he took his time explaining the procedure and what I should expect. As he extracted the tooth he was talking to me and joking in the the most soothing manner that I almost forgot that I was in a dental chair. The man is an expert at his craft. He is understanding, compassionate, and gentle with his touch. Being in the health field myself I rarely see this kind of attention anymore, so I appreciate the fact that he goes back to the days of yesteryear to make you feel comfortable. Additionally, the office environment is state of the art, as you get to pick whatever music you like during your treatment visit, and then he instantly explains to you what was performed on a computer monitor that is in front of you. His assistants are wonderful as well. They explained to me what needed to be done for ongoing care to help me recover faster. If you need an Oral Surgeon, look no further, this is by far the best place I have ever went to for dental work. Thank you Dr. Lustman and thanks to the staff at SZ&L. Well done!