I practice dentistry because I enjoy the interactions I have and the subsequent relationships that develop with our patients. Regardless of the person’s background and experience, there is always common ground on which to exchange thoughts and something to learn from one another.
For more than 35 years, I have cared for the Teaneck community, building connections than go beyond provider and patient. For myself, Dr. Block, and our team, patients are more than mouths and teeth: we care about them as individuals and treat them as we would a family member.
I enjoy getting to know people and appreciate that I am now seeing the second and third generation of many families. It’s immensely rewarding to be part of a child’s life, seeing them grow up with a healthy smile, and then have them bring their own children to our office. This trust is a gift to us and it lends testimony to our approach to rendering treatment and care.
It has always been a professional goal to provide the highest quality dental care possible. As a result, I pursued that excellence in a host of continuing education seminars and classes, and have actively been involved in teaching institutions for my entire career.
Dr. David J. Katz
Dentistry is an ever-evolving field and it is critical that practitioners stay current with the latest developments. Dr. Katz regularly participates in continuing education opportunities, including study groups, as well as attends seminars and live classes.
Beyond his own studies, Dr. Katz has been an Associate Professor of Dentistry at the Columbia School of Dental Medicine from 1987-2019. He has also served as the Director of Oral Diagnosis at New York Presbyterian Medical Center Queens for 30 years and currently sits on their prestigious credentialing committee. His position on Director of Oral Diagnosis includes lecturing, case presentation, and writing hospital policy and protocol.
Dr Katz was part of identification team at the 9/11 World Trade catastrophe put together by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by Congress. To this day he still serves on the NYC Medical Reserve Corps.
As a result of Dr Katz's extensive dental background, he was recently hired as the Director of Clinical Dental Education at Touro College School of Dental Medicine. In this role he would oversee the training of the next generation of dentists which include the writing of the curriculum, establishing protocol, teaching, and supervising the clinical application of dentistry.
Because of his ongoing activities in dental schools and residency programs, Dr. Katz is continually exposed to the latest dental techniques, materials, equipment, and research. Over the years, Dr Katz has amassed a tremendous amount of training in restorative dentistry and hands on experience in the most complex of cases. He is able to incorporate this leading-edge knowledge into private practice, ensuring patients receive the highest quality care.
- Bachelor of Science, Brooklyn College
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery
- General Practice Residency in Dentistry, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Queens
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Education Association
- Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry
Beyond the Practice
A native of Brooklyn, Dr. Katz and his family have resided in Bergen County for more than 30 years. He and his wife of more than 35 years, Tammy, currently live in Teaneck. The couple has four adult, married children and eight grandchildren.
Time with his family, whether they’re vacationing together or gathering for dinner, is one of Dr. Katz’s greatest loves. Second to his family is his love of traveling: exploring and learning about new-to-him ideas and ways of living.
This love of family and appreciation for learning of the lives and experiences of others is reflected in the care Dr. Katz provides his patients: each person is welcomed as a friend and treated with the greatest respect and compassion, while receiving the highest level of care.