A different kind of practice, a different kind of orthodontist.
Dr. Dayan was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY—right here in our own neighborhood on Kings Highway. After graduating high school at Magen David Yeshivah, he left home to pursue an Ivy League education at the prestigious Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Dayan was the first student ever to attend Cornell from his high school. At Cornell, Dr. Dayan completed two sets of degree requirements—double majoring in both Philosophy and Science and Technology studies—while simultaneously fulfilling the university’s rigorous pre-dental curriculum. Cornell is consistently ranked, year-after-year, as being in the top 1% of universities in the world.
After Cornell, Dr. Dayan remained in the Ivy League and completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, one of only three Ivy League dental schools in the nation. At Penn, Dr. Dayan received the Rabinowitz Memorial Award in Biochemistry. The award recognizes excellence in both research and academics in the field of Oral Biochemistry and is bestowed upon only one student chosen among the members of each graduating class.
Dr. Dayan’s excellence at Penn was reaffirmed by his acceptance into the elite orthodontics program at the University at Buffalo immediately upon graduating dental school. There, he obtained a dual degree of Master of Science in Orthodontics and Certificate of Advanced Study in Orthodontics by researching, submitting, and defending a written thesis. The program is extremely selective—accepting only 4 applicants from across the United States each year to become orthodontists.
Dr. Dayan is married and enjoys spending time with his wife Marjorie and sons Zacky and Ezra. Together, they love spending family time and carefully selecting and refining the songs on our office playlist… we hope you enjoy them!