Dr. Yurfest has been shaping the smiles of Atlanta since 1975. He believes the patient's satisfaction is the most important element of orthodontics.  He enjoys forming a relationship with his patients and has no greater joy than making them happy with the appearance of their smile.  

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology – University of Maryland, College Park
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Internship – Boston Veteran Administration Hospital
  • Certificate Program in Orthodontics – Howard University, Washington, DC

During his formal education, Dr. Yurfest was awarded the Louis C. Ball Fellowship for outstanding academics and the Outstanding Research Award for Jaw Orthopedics.

In 1975, Dr. Yurfest was recruited by a professor to come to Atlanta, GA to join the practice of Dr. Marvin Goldstein, who was the world’s pioneer in adult orthodontic treatment. Today, Dr. Yurfest still practices in the same location, and he's still a specialist in adult orthodontics and a leading provider of Invisalign®, early orthodontic treatment for children, TMJ/TMD treatment, and accelerated orthodontics.

He has served as a clinical associate professor of orthodontics at the Medical College of Georgia and as the director of orthodontics at Ben Massell Dental Clinic.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Board of Orthodontics College of Diplomates
  • Georgia Dental Association
  • Georgia Society of Orthodontics
  • International College of Dentists
  • American Lingual Orthodontics Association, Founding Chapter Member

Outside the Office

Along with his professional achievements, Dr. Yurfest is the proud dad of three children, and an active member of the Atlanta community, where he donates time and talent to various organizations in need of his expertise. Dr. Yurfest can be found singing, telling jokes, and having fun daily at work, a job for which he still has a passion after all these years!

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