Dr. Yakir A. Arteaga
Dr. Yakir A. Arteaga graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry in 2000. He received two years of postdoctoral training in general dentistry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and completed a one-year clinical concentration program in Aesthetic Dentistry at NYU. His work focused on full mouth rehabilitation, esthetics, and implant dentistry, which enables Dr. Arteaga to treat a full range of patients’ dental needs.
Beyond his private practice, Dr. Arteaga is actively involved in resident training. He joined the staff of the Mount Sinai Department of Dentistry in 2002 as a Clinical Instructor and was promoted to Section Chief in 2004. He is currently a Clinical instructor in NYU’s Esthetic Dentistry Program for International Dentists.
Dr. Arteaga is very active in the dental community. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on current developments in aesthetic dentistry, dental technology, dental implantology, and reconstructive dentistry. He has published articles on both dental implantology and aesthetic dentistry.
Dr. Arteaga serves on the Membership and Peer Review Committee of the New York County Dental Society and has been recognized for his professional leadership by the New York State Dental Association. He is also active in a number of other regional and national professional organizations, including the New York Academy of Dentistry (Editor 2016-Present; Mentoring Committee Chair 2017-Present; Member, Humanitarian Committee 2010-Present), The Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, Hispanic Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
During his years as a student at NYU, Dr. Arteaga participated in outreach programs in the Dominican Republic. This early exposure to volunteer work inspired him to make it an integral part of his professional development as a practicing dentist. He has organized and led the NYU Dentistry Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program to Granada, Nicaragua, his country of birth. In La Romana, Dominican Republic, he was instrumental in the development of a fixed dental clinic and is a co-founder of World of Smiles Inc. These programs contribute dental services to children and adults who would not otherwise have access to needed care.
Dr. Arteaga lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. He enjoys travel, photography, and running. He completed the 2015 New York City Marathon and has numerous half marathons, 10Ks, and 5K under his belt.