Meet Dr. Pollack

Parkaveperio-3A product of Stuyvesant High School, Dr. Pollack received his B.S. in biology from Queens College and his D.D.S. from Columbia University, where he also pursued research into the then emerging field of endorphins. He completed a general dental residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center before returning to Columbia for his Certificate in Periodontics, the latter in 1983. A member of O.K.U., the dental honor society, Dr. Pollack is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), as well as Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Since becoming a periodontist, Dr. Pollack has been on the staff of the Dental Service of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for ~16 years as well as on the faculties of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospitals. Dr. Pollack has published several articles, and been invited to lecture on a variety of topics both here and abroad.

Dr. Pollack believes in the importance of giving back to the community and has been active in the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the international implant scientific organization, for many years, as well as contributing his time and energies to other non-professional organizations. Having held positions in the AO ranging from Chair of the Research Committee to a member of the Nominating Committee, he had spent five years as a Board Director of the Academy, where he most recently oversaw the development of their new website.  He is currently serving as President-Elect of the AO, and will assume the presidency after the 2016 Annual Meeting.  Dr. Pollack has three children who are each pursuing their own career paths (not a dentist among them!) and enjoys a variety of athletic and outdoor activities from cycling, hiking and skiing to martial arts and frequently participates in fundraising events for the MS Society and Leukemia Society.

Published Articles     
  • A New Bone Surgery Device: Sinus Grafting and Periodontal Surgery: Compendium , Vol. 27, no. 5, 319-325, May 2006; Vercellotti, T. and Pollack, A. 


  • Interdisciplinary Treatment of a Severe Maxillary Aesthetic Defect: a Case Report. Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry; 16(2):157-164, 2004. Pollack, A.S. and Doundoulakis, J.


  • Case Report Utilizing Sinus/Alveolar Crest Tenting (SACT) Technique with histology and 30-month clinical follow -up. Int Journal Oral Maxillofacial Implants “Interdisciplinary Treatment of a Severe Maxillary Aesthetic Defect : A Case Report”, Vol.16, no.1,2004. Winter, A.A., Pollack, A.S. and Odrich, R.B.
  • Sinus/Alveolar Crest Tenting (SACT): A new technique for implant placement in Atrophic Maxillary Ridges without Bone Grafts or Membranes; International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry Volume 23, Number 6 2003. Winter, A.A., Pollack, A.S. and Odrich, R.B.
  • Placement of implants in the severely atrophic posterior maxilla using Localized Management of the Sinus Floor- A Preliminary Study” Int. Journal Oral Maxillofacial Implants; 17: 687-695, 2002. Winter, A.A., Pollack, A.S. and Odrich, R.B.
  • Overcoming Obstacles in Aesthetic Implant Reconstruction, Perio. Pros. and Esth. Dent. 4:33, 1990. Pollack, A.S. and Chu, S.J