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Meet Our Doctors

  • Meet Dr. Craig Dean


    Dr. Dean is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate work at Kenyon College where he received his Bachelor of Arts while majoring in Biology. Immediately upon graduation, he was accepted into the prestigious Ohio State University College of Dentistry in Columbus, Ohio. While attending Ohio State, Dr. Dean participated in several implant studies as well as extensive cosmetic dental research projects. After graduating dental school with distinction in 1994, Dr. Dean completed a rotation at the VA in Ohio before moving to Chicago to start a private practice.

    Dr. Dean and his wife moved to South Florida in 1997 to start a family, and he opened his first practice in Cooper City that same year. He opened his second practice in Boca Raton in 2004. Dr. Dean lives in Boca Raton with his wife Karen and children, Sarah and Evan. Dr. Dean is a rabid Buckeye Football fan and makes at least one trip a year back to Ohio for a game. Dr. Dean takes great pride in the quality of his staff and the close relationships he’s built with his patients.


    • American Dental Association (ADA)
    • Florida Dental Association (FDA)
    • South Florida District Dental Association (SFDDA)
  • Meet Dr. Steven Horwitz


    Steven Horwitz, DMD received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University followed by a Master’s of Biomedical Sciences degree at Florida Atlantic University where he graduated with honors. He then went on to pursue his childhood dream of dentistry at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine where he graduated with the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry Senior Dental Student Award.

    His extensive continuing education includes training from the Las Vegas Institute, a leading and world-renowned cosmetic and restorative training program which attracts dentists from around the world. The Las Vegas Institute is widely regarded as the best advanced dental training program in the world. As a member of the ADA, FDA and AGD, Dr. Horwitz brings with him a range of expertise including the latest techniques, technology and treatment protocols. In an effort to consistently offer his patients the best treatment options, he continues to engage in extensive postdoctoral education with a specific emphasis in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

    Passionate about his field, he is committed to the highest standard of oral health care while maintaining a trusted relationship of respect and confidence with his patients. Dr. Horwitz enjoys spending time with his friends and family, is a self-proclaimed “foodie,” and is an avid golfer.

  • Meet Dr. Robert Kaufman


    Dr. Kaufman grew up in the South Florida area where he began his educational journey to pioneer his family’s first entry into the dental profession. He attended Emory University for his undergraduate studies where he received an academic scholarship and was invited to join the prestigious honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Kaufman graduated college a Magna Cum Laude, and then entered the University of Florida College of Dentistry, graduated first in his class and was awarded entry into the national Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

    Upon graduation, Dr. Kaufman moved to Miami and completed a two-year hospital based dental residency program at the prestigious Jackson Memorial Hospital. This included a year of General Practice Residency and a year of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship. He then returned to the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Shands Teaching Hospital, where he completed his Periodontal Surgical Residency.

    As a former president of the South Dade Dental Society and guest lecturer at the celebrated Pankey Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education, Dr. Kaufman concentrates his efforts and continuing education pursuits in the areas of periodontal surgery and the surgical placement of dental implants.

    Throughout his professional career, he has placed thousands of dental implants and in collaboration with various highly skilled restorative dentists, has helped many patients overcome their dental disabilities.

    He completed a course of study with the esteemed Dr. Paulo Malo, the inventor of the “All-On-4” and “Teeth in A Day” implant technique. His advanced certifications in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and Intravenous Conscious Sedation, allow him to safely deliver surgical excellence to his patients while “asleep” in a safe, effective, and professional manner.

    Dr. Kaufman has lectured throughout the United States and maintains membership in good standing in various professional organizations. He has dedicated his professional life to assisting his patients achieve better overall health through the betterment of their dental health. The delivery of dental excellence with compassion and caring is his goal and patient appreciation and satisfaction are the benchmarks by which he measures his success.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Dean is the best dentist period. His whole team is made up of caring, professional and talented hygienist and administrators. Dr Dean always goes above and beyond."

Alex G.

"Dr. Dean is fantastic. So kind and caring and still very professional. His skills are superb and the staff are great people! Also very skilled and friendly. No “dental fear” when you go to this practice! I highly recommend Dr Dean & Staff."

Susan B.

"Let's face it,the dentist is probably not your 1st choice of places to go. But if you do need to go to a dentist, Dean and Israel is one of the best! Their staff is dedicated to great service. Dr Dean excels as a dentist, as well as dentist artistry! He gave me a smile that I am so proud of. He & his staff attend to all of your dental needs in a most caring & professional manner."

Bea M.
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