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Lauren Levi, DMD, dental oncologist


Trained in orofacial and TMJ related pain, dental sleep medicine and dental oncology, Lauren Levi, D.M.D., M.S. is a board certified orofacial pain specialist who manages and treats headache disorders, facial pain, TMJ related pain, obstructive sleep apnea and the oral sequelae of oncologic therapy. As a dentist with advanced training in orofacial pain and sleep medicine, she is uniquely qualified to treat craniofacial pain and maxillofacial pain conditions including temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathic pain, headaches and other pain conditions that affect the head and neck. As a dental oncologist, she has extensive experience treating patients who are receiving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants and who face individualized oral needs because of these treatment regimens.


Dr. Levi received her bachelor of arts (B.A.) in psychology from Columbia University. She obtained her doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree from The University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she received an award for excellence in oral medicine. In dental school, Dr. Levi was actively involved in community outreach, delivering dental care to indigent populations in Florida and central Ecuador. After graduating, she completed a general practice residency program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

Due to her strong interest in oral medicine, Dr. Levi completed a dental oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) after her residency. While at MSKCC, she gained substantial training treating and managing the head and neck side effects of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants. She has expertise in assessing and managing the oral manifestations of head and/or neck surgery, osteonecrosis and osteoradionecrosis of the jaw along with managing patients with solid and liquid tumors, and treating other non-malignant oral pathological conditions. At MSKCC, she gained additional education in tobacco and alcohol cessation and completed rotations in radiation oncology and head and neck surgery.

Following her dental oncology training, Dr. Levi completed an advanced and comprehensive mini-residency program on temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain at the University of Kentucky under the tutelage of world renowned expert, Dr. Jeffery Okeson. She also completed a year-long course at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in orofacial and TMJ related pain. Additionally, Dr. Levi pursued a master's degree in orofacial pain and oral medicine at the University of Southern California. This program equipped Dr. Levi with the unique skillset to treat orofacial pain conditions and dental sleep medicine. Dr. Levi is currently pursuing advanced training in headache medicine at the Jefferson Headache Center.

Dr. Levi is a clinical assistant professor at Jefferson Health. Prior to working at Jefferson, she was an assistant professor at the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry and a clinical instructor in the department of Dentistry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She frequently lectures on dental oncology, orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine related topics. She serves on the board of Alpha Omega dental fraternity, the mentorship committee of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the speaker's bureau of Triage Cancer, and the Oncology Advisory Council of Additionally, she is an active and contributing member to the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) Osteonecrosis and Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw Systematic Review and Fungal Oral Care Systematic Review Study Groups. She also is a reviewer for the Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology (OOOO) Journal and an active member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). Dr. Levi is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Levi treats snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. 

Dr. Lauren Levi


  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry

  • Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital


  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO)

  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)

  • American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM)

  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP)

  • American Dental Association (ADA)

  • Facial Pain Association (FPA)

  • International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO)

  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)

  • New York County Dental Society (NYCDS)

  • New York Head and Neck Society (NYHNS)

  • New York Pain Society 

  • New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)

  • Oral Cancer Foundation

  • Oncology Advisory Board Council Member,

  • Speaker's Bureau, Triage Cancer


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