Dr. Portenoy earned his D.D.S. with Thesis Honors in Behavioral Science from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental medicine in 1985. A Thesis Honors is a Masters equivalent awarded to a student who completes, defends and publishes research in a chosen field.
Dr. Portenoy, a psychology major with honors at SUNY at Albany, saw a need to study more psychology in the field of dentistry and conducted this research while also studying full time as a dental student. Following graduation, Dr. Portenoy attended a two-year residency program where he was among some of the first doctors to receive Branemark restorative implant training. The program highly emphasized prosthodontics and was the beginning point for Doctor Portenoy's passion for comprehensive restorative care. During his residency he was selected to be Chief Resident overseeing fellow residents at a large hospital dental facility.
Following residency, Dr. Portenoy settled in Rockville Centre where he has devoted his career to providing exceptional comprehensive restorative dentistry. To this end, he returned to Columbia University to receive implant surgical training. In 2012 he attained the title of Fellow of the International Congress of Oral 1m plantologists. He is one of the first Dentists in the United States to achieve Scholar status from the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, the Institute's highest honor. He has been a visiting faculty member of the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education since 2002 and has lectured to hundreds of dentists who come to The Pankey Institute from around the world. In 2011 he was honored with an appointment to the L.D. Pankey Foundations Board of Directors where he served as Vice Chair.
Dr. Portenoy has also had the opportunity to lecture on a national basis having given dozens of lectures to dentists at some of the most prestigious Dental meetings and dental schools in the country. He now consults for dentists who wish to attain a high quality comprehensive care practices. Dr. Portenoy also has published articles in several national publications. The Portenoys have lived in Rockville Centre for over 25 years and raised our three
wonderful children here. We are honored and blessed to have been able to live in such a wonderful and vital community as Rockville Centre!
American Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Fellow-International Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Academy of General Dentistry
New York State Dental Association
Nassau County Dental Association
L.D. Pankey Foundation
Three Knots Faculty Learning Group
Academy of Pankey Scholars
Advisor- L.D. Pankey Foundation