Dr. Jay Harris Levy is an internationally recognized dentist and speaker. Dr. Levy’s courses emphasize the physiology anatomy, biomechanics and restoration of the dental occlusion. He maintains a private dental practice in Portland, Oregon, which focuses on prevention, occlusion, restorative dentistry, TMD and airway disorders.
Dr. Levy received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University where he went on to teach restorative dentistry as an Assistant Professor. He maintained a private dental practice in New York City for 17 years and then moved to Oregon. At Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) he developed a sensory-physiology research program that explored the mechanosensory mechanisms that underlay mastication.
While teaching restorative dentistry at the School of Dentistry he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neurophysiology and he received a Certificate of Training in Human Investigations from OHSU School of Medicine. He served on the teaching faculty at OHSU as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Structure and Function, Department of Integrative Biosciences, Department of Prosthodontics and the Department Community Dentistry.
Dr Levy’s pioneering research confirmed that teeth are sensory organs acting in unison as a complex biomechanical system with the muscles and jaw joints. His unique understanding of the whole system in all its beautiful complexity allows him to diagnose and treat each patient holistically.