Dr. Karabin graduated the Bronx High School of Science and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the City University of New York at Lehman College. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1981 and Certification in Periodontics from Columbia College of Dental Medicine in 1984 where she has a faculty appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor.
Dr. Karabin is a board certified periodontist and a Diplomates of theAmerican Board of Periodontology. This certification is awarded after a rigorous examination by The American Board of Periodontology and is a distinction held by fewer than one percent of the dentists in the United States.
In addition to her private practice in Manhattan Dr. Karabin has lectured nationally and internationally on the inter-relationship between periodontal health and Pregnancy including Pre-Term Low Birth Weight. She is also considered an opinion leader on the effects of Osteoporosis, Bisphosphonates and Hormone Replacement Therapy on periodontal health. She is also an investigator for clinical research conducted by leading dental implant companies and serves as a consultant for tissue regeneration companies. Dr. Susan Karabin is the past President of the American Academy of Periodontology and past President of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists. She is immediate past President of the New York Academy of Dentistry and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry.
She is also a chairman of a non-profit organization called En Foco which supports the creation of work by photographers from diverse cultures, primarily those of Latino, African, Asian and Native Americans. Dr. Karabin also volunteers for the Donated Dental Services program.