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NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem Director/Chief of Dentistry

Dr. James R. King


Dr. James R. King is the Director of Dentistry, as well as Chief and Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of both the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, Dr. King is past president of the Medical Board of NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem.

Dr. King, a third generation dentist, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Harlem Hospital Center and has served as Program Director for the General Practice Residency, Assistant Director of Dentistry, and Associate Director of Dentistry. Committed to teaching others the skills he so diligently practices, Dr. King has taught numerous dental assistants, hygienists, undergraduate and post graduate dental students. He has served the Harlem Community with dedication for more than 30 years as a clinician, administrator and educator.

In addition to having participated in private practice, Dr. King is an assistant clinical professor of dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and serves as an adjunct professor at both Hostos Community College and Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem Dental Services

Newly renovated and expanded, the Dr. James E. McIntosh Dental Services Clinic provided services to more than 21,000 patients during the past year. The new clinic has been modernized to include both typical X-rays and two Panorex X-ray systems in one location. With 23 treatment areas, it will be able to expand its capacity by almost 1,000 patient visits per year for the next several years. Conceived as an all-inclusive facility, the clinic has been set up to accommodate and comfortably treat pediatric, adult, geriatric, wheelchair-bound, and hearing-impaired and visually-impaired patients.