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Location

Texas Medical Center

Specialty
Dental
Phone: 832-822-3200
Fax: 832-825-3028

Address

6701 Fannin Street
5th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

David M. Alfi, DDS, MD

Medical Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Associate Professor of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Houston Methodist Hospital)
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery (Weill Cornell Medical College)

Education

School Education Degree Year
Columbia Univ Dept Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 2012
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus Residency General Surgery 2010
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2009
Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery Dental School DDS 2006

About

Following my training, the philosophy I’ve adopted as a physician is to ensure each patient feels they are the only patient I have that day. The ability to provide care to the most challenging cases is why I chose to practice in an academic healthcare center.

Clinical Interests:

Dental Implants Removal of Wisdom teeth Orthognathic Surgery Jaw Reconstruction Surgery

Research Interests:

Regenerative Medicine Building custom bone grafts with stem cells 

Organizations

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Fellow (2019 - Present)
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Member (2012 - Present)
American Dental Association Member (2006 - Present)
Greater Houston Dental Society Member (2012 - Present)
Hispanic Dental Association Member (2013 - Present)
International Team for Implantology Member (2019 - Present
Member Texas Dental Association Member (2012 - Present)

Selected Publications

Adamjee A, Alfi DM. What does the fact of advertising convey to patients? J Am Coll Dent 2005 Fall;72(3):22-3.

Yagoubian B, Akkara J, Afzali P, Alfi DM. Nicotine nasal spray as an adjuvant for third molar surgery. J Oral Maxillofacial Surg 2011;69(5): 1316-9.

Bova, JF, Da Cunha, AF, Stout, RW, Bhumiratana, S, Alfi DM, Eisig, SB, Vunjak-Novakovic, G & Lopez, MJ. Bupivacaine mandibular nerve block affects intraopera-tive blood pressure and heart rate in a Yucatan miniature swine mandibular con-dylectomy model: A pilot study. J Invest Surg 2015 Feb; 28(1):32-9. (doi: 10.3109/08941939.2014.971207).

Gateno J, Alfi D, Xia JJ, Teichgraeber JF. A geometric classification of jaw deformi-ties. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2015 Dec; 73(12 Suppl): S26-31.

Xia JJ, Gateno J, Teichgraeber JF, Yuan P, Chen K-C, Li J, Zhang X, Tang Z, Alfi DM. Algorithm for planning a double-jaw orthognathic surgery using computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS) protocol: 1. Planning sequence. Int J Oral Maxil-lofac Surg 2015 Dec; 44(12): 1431-40.

Xiao JJ, Gateno J, Teichgraeber JF, Yuan P, Li J, Chen K-C, Jajoo A, Nicol M, Alfi DM. Algorithm for planning a double-jaw orthognathic surgery using computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS) protocol: 2. 3D cephalometry. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2015 Dec; 44(12): 1441-50.

Bhumiratana S, Bernhard JC, Alfi DM, Yeager K, Eton RE, Bova J, Shah F, Gimble JM, Lopez MJ, Eisig SB & Vunjak-Novakovic G. Tissue-engineered autologous grafts for facial bone reconstruction. Sci Transl Med 2016 Jun 15;8(343):343ra83. 

Awards

Dean’s Honor Roll 2001

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Tuition Scholarship 2000 – 2002

General Tuition Scholarship 2002 – 2006

“Outstanding Student”, Recognized by Academic Committee Commendation Letter 2002 – 2004

NYSDA Leadership Award 2006

OMSSAT – Scored 100th Percentile for first year resident 2007

AAOMS Oral Abstract Scientific Presentation Award for Best Presentation 2012

AAOMS Oral Abstract Scientific Presentation Award for Best Presentation 2013

Houston Methodist Outpatient Surgery Surgeon of the Quarter 2015

Houston Methodist Outpatient Surgery Surgeon of the Quarter 2

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.