Dr. Michael Leifert received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dental Medicine in 2002. He obtained his specialty certification in Orthodontics, in 2004, from Columbia University college of Dental Medicine. While attending the post-doctorate residency program Dr. Leifert served as president of his orthodontic class and as a teaching fellow for the pre-doctoral dental students.
Following his orthodontic residency, Dr. Leifert joined his father Dr. Melvyn Leifert in private practice in Greenwich Village, N.Y.C. Dr. Leifert holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the division of orthodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He has served on the New York County Dental Society’s Membership, Communications, Ethics, and Continuing Education Advisory Committees. Dr. Leifert has published continuing education articles and has lectured extensively to dental and orthodontic residents at Columbia University and has provided seminars in ethics to the NYU dental students. Dr. Leifert has volunteered to provide public oral cancer screenings and is a volunteer for Donated Dental Services. He has also served at the Greater New York Dental Meeting participating on the Publications, Exhibits, and Entertainment Committees and was recipient of the 2008 “New Dentist Leadership Award”, presented by the New York State Dental Association.
Dr. Leifert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a Fellow of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentistry. He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, the International Society of Police Surgeons, and is an active member of the following organizations:
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
New York State Dental Association
New York County Dental Society
New York Academy of Dentistry
New York Academy of Orthodontics
Dental Study Club of New York (Past-President)
New York Academy of Collaborative Dentistry
New York City Medical Reserve Corps
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Alumni Executive Committee
New York Society of Forensic Dentistry