Welcome to the official homepage of the New York Academy of Collaborative Dentistry, a professional organization comprised of general dentists and dental specialists in New York City.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve and advance the quality of dental care provided by its members to the community by creating a forum for dentists to share and discuss knowledge and skills in the field of dentistry.

Academy Profile


The NYACD was established in 2006. Its founder, Dr. Mark Schlesinger, recognized the need to organize the newer generation of dentists from the various dental disciplines. To further develop his idea, he solicited the help of two of his colleagues from the NYU College of Dentistry, Dr. Michael Leifert and Dr. Jason Holden.

The three men, who soon became the organization's first Board of Directors, envisioned creating a cordial environment where the future leaders of dentistry in New York City could engage in interactive discussions with colleagues about their personal clinical experiences. In a short time, this vision became a reality.

As of 2010 we are pleased to have Dr. Sara Kim join our Board of Directors.

Today, the NYACD continues to grow as its members embrace the original vision that Dr. Schlesinger, Dr. Leifert and Dr. Holden had for the organization. We welcome all dentists to join us for a lively and informative discussion about dentistry.