James Burke Fine, DMD

Dentistry, Periodontics, Periodontology
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Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Dr. Fine is presently Senior Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Academic and Student Affairs, Professor of Dental Medicine (in Periodontics) at CUMC, and Attending Dental Surgeon on the Presbyterian Hospital Dental Service. He also serves as the Chief Practice Director of Faculty Practices at the College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Fine became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1993. He has participated extensively in the educational program, teaching dental students during all four years of their education and postdoctoral students in all three years of their master’s training programs. He has served on the American Academy of Periodontology committees including the Research, Science and Therapy Committee.

Dr. Fine has been the recipient of several teaching awards and fellowships at Columbia. He has been a principal investigator or co-investigator in funded research projects and he has authored or co-authored numerous articles, chapters, and abstracts in the periodontal literature including co-authoring the text Clinical Guide to Periodontics. He provides services in Implant Dentistry, Periodontics, and Oral Medicine at the faculty practice.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Biopsies
  • Dental Extractions and Bone Grafts
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Gum Disease
  • Laser Periodontics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oral Medicine
  • Periodontal Surgery
  • Periodontal Therapy

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Dental Medicine (Periodontics) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Senior Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Academic and Student Affairs, College of Dental Medicine
  • Chief Practice Director of Faculty Practices, College of Dental Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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100 Haven Ave
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted


  • Dental PPO


  • Dental PPO


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Columbia Employee Dental Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Fairleigh Dickenson Dental School, NJ
  • Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Periodontology


Dr. Fine's research centers on educational methodologies and areas related to periodontics and implant dentistry.


ZIMMER BIOMET FELLOWSHIP FUNDING REQUEST PROCESS Federal Gov Grants/Contracts 03/12/2020-06/30/2021
RYAN WHITE HIV/AIDS DENTAL REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM Federal Gov Grants/Contracts 09/01/2019-03/31/2020