Dr. Kaplan grew up in New York City and graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1973. His mother always told him that he couldn’t inherit the NYC Fire Department where his father worked so he followed his uncle’s role model and attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 1977. He met his future wife, Jacqueline, at the U of P. They settled in the Albany area around 1980.
His professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Schenectady Dental Society, and the local Implant Study Club. He received his implant training at the Boston Seminars for Implant Study in 1995 and received his orthodontic training and diplomate status with Light Force America in 2010. His list of continuing education courses is extensive. In recent years, it is highlighted by Institute for Comprehensive Implant Study and Esthetics in Boston, annual attendance at the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, and Fourth District Meeting in Saratoga.
Dr. Kaplan and his wife like to travel each year and while they wouldn’t call themselves “globe trotters”, they had enjoyed seeing a good deal of the world. They are sports enthusiasts and enjoy skiing, cycling, and hiking. Both Emily and Aaron, their children, are excellent skiers and Dr. Kaplan has lived long enough to know the three most dangerous words in the English language, “follow me, Dad.” If you have read all through this, Dr. Kaplan would love for you to come to the office and meet not only himself but his excellent staff.