Dr. Craig Lustman is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. He considers his role as a health care clinician for children to be a genuine privilege and believes that a customized oral health plan for each child is essential to the child’s overall well-being.
Having trained at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and subsequently served on the faculty at New York University, Dr. Lustman brings a uniquely skilled methodology to his patients. He has extensive experience in the areas of growth and development, pediatric oral pathology, special health care needs, dental trauma, pharmacological modalities and behavior modification. Dr. Lustman enjoys lecturing and researching in these areas of practice and has been published in scientific journals. As a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, he believes that working with other pediatric clinicians under an interdisciplinary approach is integral to the successful management of each patient.
Dr. Lustman was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where as a college student he founded the Fighting Davids, a basketball and motivational clinic for children. Also before dentistry, he served as an Ambassador in the field of Sports for promoting social change in both Israel and Northern Ireland. Dr. Lustman traveled across Europe and Africa consulting for youth sports and leadership programs. Dr. Lustman’s diverse and meaningful experiences have contributed to his success at building trusting relationships with his patients and their families.
Along with his lovely wife Rebecca, their son Carter, and their dog Tucker, the Lustman’s are thrilled to have made Florida their home. When not lecturing, treating patients, or spending time with his family, Dr. Lustman can likely be spotted in the center of a local basketball court encouraging the youngsters and reliving the wonderful memories of his playing and coaching days.
University of Maryland: B.S in Psychology
University of Maryland Dental School: D.D.S
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC:Residency, Pediatric Dentistry