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Ronald P. Burakoff, DMD, MPH

Ronald P. Burakoff, DMD, MPH

Hospital Dentistry

Clinical Offices

Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
North Shore University Hospital
400 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Academic Appointments

  • Department of Dental Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Department of Dental Medicine at North Shore University Hospital
  • Chair & Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ, School of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, New York University, College of Dentistry

About Ronald Burakoff DMD, MPH

Dr. Ronald Burakoff is Chairman of the Department of Dental Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) and North Shore University Hospital (NSUH). He is the founding chair and professor of the Department of Dental Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is also the chair of the Appointments & Promotions Committee of the new medical school. He received a BS in Science from McGill University in 1969, a DMD from Tufts University in 1973 and MPH from the University of North Carolina in 1974.

From 1974 to 1982 he served in the United States Public Health Service. He is a Clinical Professor at NYU College of Dentistry and was a Clinical Associate Professor at Columbia School of Dental & Oral Surgery.

In 1987, Dr. Burakoff became a Diplomate of the American Board of Public Health Dentistry. He is a member of various professional organizations including the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association and the American Association of Hospital Dentists (AAHD). He served as a regional vice president of AAHD from 1994-1996

Dr. Burakoff has served as the Project Director of over one million dollars of sponsored research for health manpower training and service grants from state and federal governmental agencies. At Long Island Jewish, Dr. Burakoff maintains a general practice concentrating on preventive and restorative dentistry. Dr. Burakoff is chair of the Performance Improvement Group which is responsible for all quality activities at LIJMC.

Areas of Interest:

  • General Dentistry
  • Dental Public Health
  • Post Graduate Dental Education
  • Quality Improvement

Education:

  • MPH – University of North Carolina
  • DMD – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Residency:

  • New York State Health Department Board of Dental Health
  • Post Doctoral Certificate in Dental Public Health
  • Board Certified Dental Public Health

Fellowship:

  • American Association of Hospital Dentists
  • American College of Dentists

Publications:

  • 20 peer review articles and book chapters

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Hospital Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Nassau County Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association

Key Hospital Committees:

  • Chair – Performance Improvement Coordinating Group – LIJ
  • Chair – Appointments & Promotions Committee – Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Member – Combined Chairs Committee – LIJ-NS

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