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Dr. Steven Kafko, DDS

Dr. Steven Kafko is a graduate of Brooklyn College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. He obtained his DDS degree at New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation, he entered a three-year residency with the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. There he had extensive training in prosthetics and oral surgery.

With four decades of professional experience to his credit, Dr. Kafko is skilled in all areas of general, cosmetic, restorative and Implant dentistry.

His patients enjoy his easy, predictable and caring approach to their dental problems. He truly makes a visit to the dentist an intelligent & fun experience. Over his 40 years in the dental practice, he has been referred to as “Papa” and “uncle” by an ever-increasing number of patients.

Dr. Kafko is an active supporter of March of Dimes. Dr. Kafko enjoys writing, Pilates, and theater.

Team Kafko

Team Kafko
Ricardo Montalvo
Ricardo Montalvo
Certified Dental Technician Born in the Bronx, New York, Ricardo attended DeWitt Clinton High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force for a five-year program as a dental technician. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and graduated from the School of Health Care and Sciences. Ricardo has been in private practice since 1988. He joined our dental office in 2001. Since then he has been instrumental to success of our restorative & cosmetic dental teams. He is highly proficient with removable prosthetics ranging from a single tooth same day flipper to implant supported dentures.
Laura H.
Laura H.
Dental Treatment Coordinator Laura is one of the most caring people you may ever meet. Being a single mother of three and a grandmother to eight wonderful kids she brings the same warmth and care to the office. Patients often refer to her as the "insurance queen". Her expertise in dental insurance and thirty years of experience in dentistry help patients make sense of dental benefits and treatments. Patients feel at ease when proceeding with their dental treatments. Laura has an associates degree in Liberal Arts and Science. She also studied two semesters of Dental Hygiene at New York City College of Technology. Laura spends a significant part of her spare time on personal growth by reading and attending many continuing education courses.
Juenna N.
Juenna N.
Certified Dental Assistant Juenna started at 209 NYC Dental as a dental floater 4 years ago after graduating from New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants. After gaining additional experience by working with all the 209 NYC dentists, she was promoted to become Dr. Kafko's assistant. Her bubbly & demure personality coupled with professionalism and clinical skills make patients feel at ease during the dental treatments. In Bangladesh, her country of origin, Juenna was trained as a computer programmer. This attention to detail and precision make her wonderful addition to team Kafko.
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