Dr. Melvyn Leifert received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree as well as his specialty certification in Orthodontics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a board certified orthodontist, a forensic dentist, and a Professor of Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Leifert has been on the orthodontic faculty at Columiba University for over thirty five years and was designated to serve as “Mentor” to the orthodontic residents. He recently recieved the Distinguished Service Award from the Columbia University Orthodontic Alumni Society in appreciation for his many contributions to education of multiple generations of orthodontists. He is regarded as an expert diagnostician and has specialized in the interception and treatment of a wide variety of skeletal and dental malocclusions and deformities. Dr. Leifert has lectured and written extensively as well as appeared as an expert witness in numerous malpractice cases. In addition to being an educator he has also maintained a private practice in Greenwich Village for almost forty years.
Dr. Melvyn Leifert is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a Fellow of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics and the Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners and is an active member of the following organizations:
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
American College of Dentists
International Society of police Surgeons
New York Academy of Dentistry New York State Society of Orthodontics New York State Dental Association New York County Dental Society (Past President)
New York Academy of Orthodontics (Past President) Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics World Federation of Orthodontists New York City Medical Reserve Corps