Dr. Steven Laifer was born on July 21, 1951 in New York City and attended the New York City Public Schools. He then studied at the City University of New York from 1968 to 1972, graduating with majors in Pre-Dental sciences, as well as in Economics.
During his college undergraduate years, he was a member of the 42nd Infantry Division of the New York Army National Guard from 1970-1972, receiving his military training as an Artillery Surveyor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Upon his college graduation, Dr. Laifer continued his training for the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at New York University College of Dentistry in Manhattan, New York, completing a 4 year curriculum in 3 years and graduating at the age of 23. In addition to his regular studies, he participated in the Orthodontics Honors program and helped to support himself by working in the New York Veteran’s Administration Medical Center as a phlebotomist.
After graduating in 1975 from the New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Laifer completed a rigorous two year Internship/Residency at the Long Island College Hospital from 1975-1977, serving as Chief Resident in General Dentistry from 1976-1977. There, he received advanced training and experience in all specialties of Dentistry.
After additional experience practicing in New York City with dental specialists in Children’s Dentistry and Dental Anesthesia for 2 years, Dr. Laifer relocated to Cresskill, New Jersey in 1978 when he assumed the practice of Dr. Morris L. Cohen.Two years later, in need of additional space for his growing practice, he relocated the practice to a larger, more comfortable and modern facility. Being a Dentist in Cresskill NJ, has been a pleasure for Dr. Laifer.
Dr. Laifer keeps abreast of the dynamic changes in dental materials and technology through continuing education. After passing a rigorous examination and completing 500 hours of clinical continuing education, Dr. Laifer was awarded a prestigious Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1982.
Dr. Laifer has been an Attending Dentist and a Clinical Instructor at Englewood Hospital since 1979. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association and Bergen County Dental Society. Dr. Laifer served as the School Dental Officer for the Cresskill School System for many years.
Dr. Steven Laifer is committed to provide his patients with excellence in general and restorative dentistry, in a caring and gentle way. He strives to build long-lasting dental relationships, one smile at a time, and Dr. Laifer takes great pride in helping his patients to achieve a high level of dental health and esthetics. Dr. Steven Laifer and his wife, have three children.
Dr. Laifer enjoys hiking, travel and boating. His favorite pastimes include reading, gardening and tinkering in his garage.