Dr. David Scharf attended both college and dental school at Boston University, where he graduated cum laude. Following dental school, Dr. Scharf completed his general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. While completing his residency, Dr. Scharf joined a group practice in general dentistry in Plainview, New York. The years he spent practicing family dentistry gave him a unique perspective as a specialist working together with general dentists to provide the best care for his patients.
Dr. Scharf developed a new surgical technique for soft tissue ridge augmentation, and his research has greatly simplified implant surgery. In May 1995, Dr. Scharf became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has held the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor in periodontics at New York University, and subsequently held the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Scharf is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Implant Dentistry at New York University. Having published numerous articles in major dental journals in the fields of both periodontics and implants, Dr. Scharf has lectured at local, national, and international levels.