Neal Lehrman, DDS, MS

Meet Manhattan Periodontist, Dr. Lehrman

New York Periodontist Neal Lehrman, DDS, MS

Dr. Neal Lehrman is an expert in the field of Laser Periodontal Therapy, and is the first Periodontist in NYC to be certified to perform LANAP – Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. Dr. Lehrman has been in specialty practice since 1996.

In addition to Laser Surgery, Dr. Lehrman performs a wide range of Periodontal and Dental Implant procedures. After a comprehensive clinical and radiographic ( digital x-ray ) examination in which Dr. Lehrman reviews your entire medical history, he will work with you to detail a specific treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Your condition will be explained to you in concise details and your options for care will be outlined so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment.

Dr. Lehrman‘s aim is to provide the highest quality of care in a compassionate and comfortable manner. His state of the art office allows for a pleasant patient experience and his warm, easy going manner allows for maximum communication between Dr. and patient.

His clinical responsibilities go hand in hand with his research and publishing across the spectrum of periodontics and laser surgery. His philosophy is that in order to be the best clinician, one must continue to be thinking of how to move the care of patients forward in a more comfortable and effective manner.

After completing dental school at the State University at Stony Brook, Dr. Lehrman completed his training in periodontics and implantology at UMDNJ-NJDS. In the final year of his training, he also served as Chief Resident of the department.

Dr. Lehrman has spent significant time working with indigent native populations, both here and abroad. Most recently, he has spent extensive time working with Native Alaskan tribal members, diagnosing and treating periodontal and oro-facial conditions. This was done with an eye towards reconstruction and improvement of not just oral health, but overall self-esteem.

Dr. Lehrman has two lovely children, is an amateur cellist and hopes to perform some time in 2025.

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Educational Background

  • Yeshiva College – BA, Cum Laude 1990
  • Yeshiva University – MS 1991
  • SUNY at Stony Brook – DDS 1996
  • NJDS – UMDNJ – Certified in Periodontics 1999

Clinical Appointment

  • Chief Resident, Department of Periodontology, NJDS 1998-1999
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, NJDS 1999-2004

Professional Licensure

  • NERB qualified 1996
  • NYS #047048 1997
  • NJ #DI-19974 1997
  • Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry Certification 2006

Professional Affiliation

  • Member – ADA 1997 – Present
  • Member – AAP 2000 – Present
  • Orange Branch of 9th District Dental Society – president 2004-2005
  • Southern Orange Dental Society 2001 – present
  • Newburgh Dental Society 2001 – present

Research Activities

UMDNJ-NJDS – 1999-2004

Co-Lead investigator in NIDR and privately funded clinical trial to determine the source of proprioception of endosseous implants in canine model. Done in conjunction with Dept. Of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials and Dept. of Neurosciences. Both ramped and ballistic loads were placed on the implants while nerve impulse recordings of the IAN were taken to determine outputs vs. non implant controls. Abstract published in AOJ.

Morristown Memorial Hospital – 2001-2008

Co-lead investigator in a study designed to determine the connection between the presence of IL-1 Beta in patients who presented with chronic periodontitis and acute myocardial infarction. One hundred patients were selected from the E.D. And levels of CK, Troponin and Endotoxin levels were analyzed. Results published in NJDA and Journal Of Periodontology.


1. Journal of Periodontology
2008, Vol. 79, No. 12, Pages 2331-2339

Endotoxin Levels Are Associated With High-Density Lipoprotein, Triglycerides, and Troponin in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome and Angina: Possible Contributions From Periodontal Sources David Goteiner, Ronald G. Craig, Robert Ashmen, Malvin N. Janal, Barnet Eskin, and Neal Lehrman

2. Journal of Periodontology Jan 2008, Vol. 79, No. 1, Pages 138-143: 138-143.

Presence and Significance of Interleukin-1 Polymorphism in Patients Who Present With Acute Coronary Syndrome, Angina, and Chronic Periodontitis: An Epidemiologic Pilot Study David Goteiner, Robert Ashmen, Neal Lehrman, Malvin N. Janal, Barnet Eskin

3. “Sensory Responses from Loading of Implants: A Pilot Study”.

Barry Simon, DDS, MSD, professor, Periodontics, Harry Zohn, DMD, clinical associate professor, Periodontics, Neal Lehrman, DDS, clinical associate professor, Periodontics, Saul Weiner, DDS, professor, Restorative Dentistry, and David Ehrenberg, DDS, MS, assistant professor, Restorative Dentistry, et. al., was in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants,Vol. 19, No. 1, 2004.

4. The Art and Science of Being a Dentist: Leading Dentists Reveal the Secrets to Professional and Personal Success (Inside the Minds)
(Paperback). Author/ Chapter.
Aspatore Publishing 2003.

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