Meet The Doctors

Dr. Matthew Kayne

“Dentistry is not a job; it is a way of life. I grew up with it, I learned the benefits of it as a small fry, and have continued to be a student of dentistry and will be for life. I am always learning and modifying my techniques and striving to provide for my patients in a fashion that no one else can. Dentistry combines a helping profession with creativity like no other field. I feel certain that our dental practice changes the way our patients look at dentistry with the comfort, confidence, and knowledge that we treat them like family.

I am most passionate about developing caring, long-lasting relationships with my patients and their coveted friends and family. My patients know that I will do everything possible for them to receive the best care, comfortably. This practice, started more than 60 years ago by my father, Dr. Edward B. Kayne, and his partner, has generations of families as patients, amongst our newer patients, too. As I grew up locally, I am honored to take care of numerous people from my past. It is a pleasure to come to work every day knowing I will be caring for and helping such special people.” — Dr. Kayne

Dr. Matthew Kayne completed his undergraduate education at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Continuing in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Kayne completed Ivy League training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. He is well experienced and able to handle the most straightforward or complex scenarios with comfort and concern for his patients’ well-being.

Dentistry is an evolving medical science, with constantly changing techniques and materials. For his entire career, Dr. Kayne has been dedicated to providing his patients with the most complete diagnosis, logical treatment options, and the most comfortable, time-tested craftsmanship and care that dentistry has to offer. To stay abreast of what is current in implants, aesthetics, cosmetics, and general dentistry, Dr. Kayne attends continuing education through world-renowned organizations such as the Dawson Institute, Spear Institute, and Passaic County ITI Study Club.

Dr. Kayne loves the feeling of delivering a beautiful, well contoured, crafted piece of work for his patients, whether it be bonding, a dental crown, a bridge, or anything to enhance their smile. The most important aspect of his job is the friendships he has created over the years with many patients, many of which saw his father as a dentist and new patient. Watching families grow over the years is an honor and has led to many strong friendships being developed.

Whatever your dental problem, Clifton Dental Associates can be your solution for a lifetime! Call our Clifton, NJ dental office today!

  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Passaic County Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Kayne and his wife Lori have been married for 29 years. They are blessed with three children: Jon lives and works in San Francisco, Bryan works in Jersey City and lives in NYC, and Allie is a college student and considering her career options. Dr. Kayne’s free time is spent with his family, working out, cooking, and volunteering in the community.

He has been a member of the board of education since 2008 and has thoroughly enjoyed his time helping the school district. As Dr. Kayne says, “My children received a wonderful education in public school. I felt the need to give back to the district because, after all, education is the foundation for their careers. I feel confident that the board has helped other children, children who have come along with and after mine, to enjoy a good education, too.”

Dr. Steven Tuckman

“I strive to provide trusted, comprehensive, caring dentistry to all my patients and their families. It is my privilege to practice dentistry with such an amazing group of dental professionals. I am honored to work with our wonderful patients and to assist them in achieving a better quality of life.

Our top priority here at Clifton Dental Associates is to make sure our patients are comfortable, both during their treatment and after. We place great importance on creating an environment where each patient feels safe, educated, and confident in the care they receive. The long-term relationships we’re able to make with patients are our true rewards.” — Dr. Tuckman

Dr. Steven Tuckman is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and graduated in 1986 with a Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. Dr. Tuckman completed a one-year general practice residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and an additional year of private practice in Boston before his association with Dr. Kayne here in Clifton.

Dr. Tuckman spends numerous hours on coursework in cosmetic, implant, and other phases of general dentistry. His commitment to continuing education earned him a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He has attended Aesthetic Advantage in New York City, the Dawson Academy, and Invisalign® workshops from the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry in NYC, and is a member of an implant study club.

He was recognized in New Jersey Monthly as a Top Dentist in 2004-2005, selected as one of America’s Best Dentists of 2004-2005, and voted by Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Dentists from 2004 to 2015.

His favorite part about working at Clifton Dental Associates is the patients and the relationships built through the years. Dr. Tuckman is always excited to be creative and enjoys the artistic side of dentistry.

Whatever your dental problem, Clifton Dental Associates can be your solution for a lifetime! Call our Clifton, NJ dental office today!

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • Passaic County Dental Society
  • FAGD – Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Originally from Long Island, Dr. Tuckman currently resides in Morris County with his wife. They have three children. Dr. Tuckman enjoys playing tennis and basketball, cycling, hiking, and traveling on family vacations.

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