Dr. Marvin Lagstein grew up in Brooklyn and attended Brooklyn College (1960-1964) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1964-1968).
He then enlisted in the army and served as captain from 1968-1970.
After two years of specialty training at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY, he became a Pediatric Dentist in 1972 and started his private practice in New Jersey.
He immediately began studying orthodontics and became an expert in the growth and development of children and incorporated this knowledge into Pediatric Orthodontics for his patients.
He began teaching and lecturing at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for fifteen years with the title of Associate Professor.
Early on he realized that when he gave a young boy or girl a great smile through orthodontics, almost every child had wonderful changes in their self-esteem and self-image. They did better in school, enhanced their relationships, increased their popularity and even improved family behavior.
Over the years, many of the parents of his orthodontic patients were so thrilled with the results Dr. Lagstein was creating for their children they asked him to help them as well. Before long, Dr. Lagstein began performing orthodontics on adults.
However, Dr. Lagstein found adult orthodontics to be frustrating and unfulfilling. Adults took longer than children to complete and often got burnt out and regretted their decision to straighten their teeth. He found it so unsatisfying that he finally stopped doing adults completely…until he discovered a new technology.
This technology allowed adults teeth to be straightened much more quickly than the traditional techniques. Dr. Lagstein traveled and studied this new method intensely, then combined this technology with his vast experience in Pediatric Dentistry and came up with “Straight Teeth in Six Months” for adults. His adult patient base increased rapidly and he opened a second office in New York City.
Once he realized that he was doing significantly more than straightening adults’ teeth, he decided to author a book entitledBrace Yourself For Success. It tells countless stories of life transformations from adults who were once embarrassed by their smile then went through the six month technology and experienced a dramatic reversal!
Dr. Lagstein made it his mission to help as many people as he can realize their dreams by giving them the smile they always wanted in a short time without pain, embarrassment or sacrifice.
Dr. Lagstein presently lives in New Jersey with his wife Wendy and 3 year old daughter Fara. He has three grown children—Lisa, David and Eric who are scattered across the east coast, but find their way home frequently for great family times.
Lagstein has successfully completed more than 30 marathons was nominated as a torch bearer for the Salt Lake City Olympics and carried the torch through New York City. He leads a life committed to total health and applies that same dedication to the health and well-being of his clients and patients.
After 34 years of private practice, Lagstein’s passion remains the same—raising the self-esteem of his patients. He and his staff have trained extensively to make every patient feel good about themselves through their dental experience.
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
BA, Biology, Brooklyn College
Pediatric Dentistry Specialty, Eastern Dental Center
Board Certified, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Continuing Education, Dental Orthopedics, Self-Esteem for Children, five-year program in orthodontics at the U.S. Dental Institute
Lecturer and Associate Professor, College of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Hospital Staff, Valley Hospital and Chilton Hospital
American Dental Association
New Jersey Dental Association
Bergen County Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
America Society of Dentistry for Children
New Jersey Society of Dentistry for Children
Mid-American Orthodontic Society
American Association for Functional Orthodontics