Judah Garfinkle D.M.D., M.S.

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Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery School of Medicine

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4.5 out of 5 (43 Ratings, 10 Comments)


  • Dentistry
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Special focus on

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Orthodontics
  • Residency:

    • Orthodontics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Fellowship:

    • Craniofacial orthodontics, New York University, NY
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Orthodontics


Judah Garfinkle, D.M.D., M.S., is the Director of Craniofacial Orthodontics at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and Orthodontics. He is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Garfinkle received his undergraduate degree at University of Oregon and his dentistry degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.  He continued his training with a residency in Orthodontics at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and a Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship at New York University Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. 

His sub-specializes in the treatment of cleft lip and palate  and other craniofacial anomalies , when treatment includes both an orthodontic and surgical intervention.

Throughout his training and career, Dr. Garfinkle has authored several medical publications and has also presented at many conferences focusing on craniofacial orthodontics.  He is a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, The Angle Orthodontist, and the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 

Dr. Garfinkle is a member of Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.


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Patient Ratings

4.5 out of 5 (43 Ratings, 10 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Aug 13, 2019

    Always great!

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Well, it went well because they explained to me that the child was fine and they told me that a part of his body inside had a (INAUDIBLE) and that I felt better to hear about the surgery he has had years ago and that is all thanks.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    They're wonderful

  • Mar 14, 2019

    I appreciated his thoroughness. He explained my daughter's condition very well, and I appreciated his careful approach to her future medical treatment.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Hello, I felt Dr. Garfinkle was a little abrupt and did not have the same warmth and patience with children as we have experienced with the entire CD or C team and we value the expertise at OHSU however, my child did not feel welcomed or as comfortable with Dr. Garfinkle as he has with all the other care team at Doernbecker. So I was quite disappointed in our experience.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    I think Judah Garfinkle, my son [Name]'s doctor at the Dorn Becker Children's Hospital does an absolutely amazing job. He goes out of his way to make sure the parents are understanding and very comfortable with what we are going through. Have a good day.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    He is outstanding!

  • Aug 28, 2018

    We have 2 children that have seen this dr. over a period of 8 years. Never once have we felt that we have had any less than the absolute best for our sons!

  • Aug 07, 2018

    I felt like my child was being made fun of and that this provider was not good with children, let alone special needs children.

  • Aug 07, 2018

    My wife said that it was great, she said that the way that you guys treated him was excellent and as always, cause we've been there before, was an experience and you can see the same thing in the faces of every person that comes there. We're grateful for you. Thank you.