Name of Practice:
DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Why He Was Nominated:
Dr. Koppelman’s excellence was evident from his first dental position, as chief resident at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island. He completed a three-year residency in implants and advanced prosthetics, later opening an office where he now practices with his father. Today, he has his Mastership in the International Congress of Oral Implantology and is in the final stages of earning Diplomate recognition. He dedicates three weeks a year to dental missions and volunteers as an associate clinical professor at Columbia University.
Tool He Can’t Live Without:
“My 7a spatula and buffalo knife, with an ample supply of Gorilla Glue.”
“My father, who’s the best man I know, and my son, whose lucid eyes I see the world through.”
“Listen with your heart, not your ears, when patients talk. Truly listen. They know when you’re not.”
“To retire—but before then, get my Diplomate in the ICOI and create a revolutionary new product.”
“Social media. And learning that nonverbal communication can say more than the spoken word.”
Something People Don’t Know:
Dr. Koppelman finds his meditation in unplugging, exploring nature with his toddler and pup, taking an occasional scuba dive, immersing himself in a book or getting lost playing the guitar.