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Alisa G. Kauffman, DMD

Clinical Director


  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and History, Lehigh University (’81)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (’85)

About Me

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kauffman moved to New York City to open her own private practice. In 2000, she limited her practice to Geriatric Dentistry, treating the elderly in their own homes (Geriatric House Call Dentistry) or at Lenox Hill and Mt. Sinai Hospitals where she is currently on staff.

A native Philadelphian, Dr. Kauffman serves as Clinical Director for the Penn Dental Faculty Practices. She also maintains her position as Clinical Assistant Professor in Community Oral Health where she designed and is the Director of the LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) Dental Program within the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. This unique dental care program was designed to teach and mentor senior dental students how to treat the elderly population. It is a great model on how to keep our aging population out of nursing homes.

Dr. Kauffman and her husband, a Prosthodontist, have a daughter in college. She enjoys collecting art and loves shoes.