Dr. Hoffman has been in practice since 1981 after completing his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital and Southwest Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also completed a two-year NIH fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He completed his dental school education at NYU School of Dentistry.

Following his residency he joined the staff of Staten Island University Hospital, where his is director of the division of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. He has been on the faculty of numerous hospitals and educational institutions including Columbia University, Downstate Medical Center, and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers Health Science Center).

Dr. Hoffman is a Fellow in the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Additionally, he was granted a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons, a distinction to a small percentage of oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Dr. Hoffman is a member of the American Cleft Lip and Palate Association, the American Society of TMJ Surgeons, American Dental Association, and the Academy of Osseointegration. He has presented at both national and international meetings on a variety of topics including orthognathic surgery, TM joint surgery, dental implant surgery, and cleft lip and palate surgery. Additionally, he has multiple publications as well as several chapters in major textbooks on oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Hoffman has an active interest in treating children with cleft lip and palate deformities. He has been the medical director for healing the Children and has been involved in over 75 trips to third-world countries with Healing the Children and other international health organizations. He as well has an active interest in temporomandibular joint surgery and patented a temporomandibular joint prosthesis with Dr. Michael Pappas known as the Hoffman-Pappas joint, which has been used worldwide.

Dr. Hoffman has been in involved with dental implants since their inception and currently focuses his practice on implant dentistry. He has pioneered the use of virtual planning for implant dentistry as well as introduced with Dr. Lam, to Staten Island, “Teeth in a Day “ using the “All-on-4” system for dental implants. This technique has helped numerous patients benefit by having their teeth extracted, implants placed and new teeth placed all in one day.




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Using the most advanced techniques and technology, Staten Island Oral Surgery has proven successful in managing a wide variety of patient concerns surrounding oral and maxillofacial surgery. Our highly skilled doctors offer a range of procedures to achieve the individual goals of each patient.

Staten Island Oral Surgery’s state-of-the-art facility allows for procedures to be performed safely and comfortably while assuring patients a positive experience and outstanding results. We are proud to help patients achieve a heightened sense of confidence and comfort that will last a lifetime.




JUNE 2000

Friends of Totten Award in recognition of your humanitarian efforts on behalf of a child at Totten I.S. #34

MAY 2010

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens “Humanitarian Award” 

APRIL 2012

Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame “Unsung Hero Award” for making life on Staten Island better

APRIL 2017

The Friends of Maya Chang Foundation “Award for Excellence in Pediatric Care”

MAY 2018

Healing the Children “Dr. Wes Allen Award” for 25 years of service in Neiva, Colombia


The Global Medical Relief Fund Annual Dinner Honoree 

Dr. Hoffman and his colleagues, including Dr. Lam have appeared in both local and national news for their charitable work, bringing children back to this country for facial reconstructive surgery. He was featured on the Discovery Channel series entitled “Super surgeons” for the work he did with two children he brought back to Staten Island for treatment of TMJ ankylosis or frozen jaw joint. Most recently, he and Dr. Lam were featured on the national news for their treatment of a 14-year-old young girl from Gambia who had a large life threatening facial tumor, and for a 16-year-old boy who could not open his mouth.

Dr. Hoffman and his oral surgeons have put together one of the most technically advanced practices for the treatment of patients who require implant dentistry. They have contributed to Staten Island one of the more sophisticated implant dental programs incorporating the latest in digital imaging, dental scanning, and 3D printing as well as virtual surgery planning for optimal patient care. Our oral surgeons are proud of the fact that they have developed one of the major and most advanced oral and maxillofacial surgery practices in the New York Metropolitan area located on the campus of Staten Island University Hospital.

The Art of Surgery with Our Staten Island Oral Surgeons!

Staten Island oral surgeons Dr. David Hoffman and Dr. Lydia J. Lam are featured in Industry Magazine! Our Staten Island dentistry professionals discuss how advances in dental technology have led to cutting-edge improvements in oral surgery. Thanks to these innovations, oral surgeons performing cleft lip surgery, bone grafting, dental implant surgery, and more can achieve substantial results with less downtime than ever before. To read the full article, click here.

Dr. Hoffman was featured on the Discovery channel for the treatment of TMJ and facial jaw deformities. He is married and has four children. His hobbies include tennis, jogging, skiing, and traveling. Dr. Hoffman is also a sculptor, and many of his pieces may be seen in his office.






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