Dr. Jon F. Ackerman, a lifelong Westchester County resident, attended The University of Virginia, where he majored in biology and was published for his undergraduate research in genetics. He attended dental school at the top-rated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a DDS degree in 1988. He then completed his General Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was selected from amongst all his fellow residents to serve as Chief Resident for his second year. After gaining a broad experience in all dental specialties while at LIJ, Dr. Ackerman was accepted to Boston University’s prestigious Goldman School of Dentistry and obtained his degree in the dental specialty of Prosthodontics.
After practicing as a prosthodontist in White Plains, New York, Dr. Ackerman joined Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Prosthodontics. While at Columbia, Dr. Ackerman was named the Clinical Director of Undergraduate Prosthodontics and also taught many courses to the graduate prosthodontic residents. In addition, Dr. Ackerman co-authored several papers on dental implant care, and most proudly, founded the Columbia University Dental Implant and Consultation Centers, which served to unify the various dental specialties providing implant care to patients at Columbia’s Dental School. In recognition of his achievements as an educator, Dr. Ackerman was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Ackerman has lectured extensively on many topics in dentistry, including dental care considerations of the aging patient, cosmetic dentistry, and the utilization of dental implants for patients with both simple and complex dental needs.
Dr. Ackerman is one of the few dentists in the area who has comprehensively incorporated the use of dental lasers into his practice for the benefit of his patients. Dr. Ackerman has completed extensive training in dental laser technology, and can provide laser treatments for a wide spectrum of dental needs, including “No Shot, No Drill” fillings, less invasive gum surgeries that result in decreased post-operative discomfort and faster healing time, treatment of facial pain and TMJ disorders, and teeth bleaching. Dr. Ackerman utilizes several lasers in his practice, including the revolutionary WaterLase® laser. In addition, Dr. Ackerman has utilized digital X-rays in his practice for over a decade, and is always evaluating and incorporating the newest technologies and materials into his practice for the benefit of his patients.
Dr. Ackerman has been in private practice in Westchester for over 20 years and prides himself on providing individualized, personal dental care to all of his patients. While Dr. Ackerman is a prosthodontist, he is happy to deliver general dental care to all patients, including routine dental care such as cleanings and fillings. In fact, many patients who initially sought treatment from Dr. Ackerman because of their complex dental needs now consider him their family dentist for their parents, spouses, and teenage to adult children.