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James E. Jacobs, DMD

Periodontal Surgeon located in Midtown West, New York, NY

About Dr. Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs knew he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry from an early age. His father, Dr. Robert Jacobs, was a general dentist and served as his mentor. Dr. Jacobs began his professional pursuits at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, obtaining his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry.

He subsequently enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Jacobs established his first private practice in Philadelphia after receiving his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981.

In 1985, Dr. Jacobs relocated to New York City, where he’s practiced ever since. As a periodontist, he has special interests in dental implants, gum disease, and its systemic relationship to the body, dental implants, and esthetic periodontal treatments as well as laser therapy.

When he isn’t meeting with patients and developing custom care plans, Dr. Jacobs is passionate about advancing his skills and keeping up with the science and technology relating to the periodontal field. He regularly participates in continuing education courses and speaks at academic meetings throughout the year.

Dr. Jacobs is also a dental advisor for EverydayHealth, the largest medical website in the United States. Additionally, Dr. Jacobs is a recognized specialist with the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington, and sits on the board of directors of the New York County Dental Society. He proudly holds membership in the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the New York State Dental Association.

For the last 11 years, Dr. Jacobs has become passionately involved in Organized Dentistry. He has served on the New York City Board of Dentistry for three years before rising up the Executive Committee ranks to President of the New York County Dental Society in 2018. He is on many committees at the city, state, and national levels.

Outside the office, Dr. Jacobs enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys exercising, reading, watching sports, and participating in martial arts. In fact, he’s a third-degree blackbelt in Taekwondo.