D.D.S. Degree from NYU College of Dentistry 1981. Served in active duty in the US Army Dental Corp from 1981. Trained as a comprehensive dentist to be self-reliant in all phases of clinical dentistry during remote wartime scenarios. Served as the Dental Surgeon in a Combat Theater of Operations 2003-2004 overseeing all dental services in the TO with the overall responsibility of minimization and prevention of dental emergencies in theater. Retired from service in 2008 as Colonel. Awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry 1989. Former member of ADA and AGD. Nominated for Top Dentist in 2010, 2011, 2012. Nominated for Who's Who Registry.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
I am more gentle and dexterous than the average dentist and a perfectionist by nature. My precision in handling of a tooth is far less likely to traumatize the tooth further or unnecessarily expose the pulp creating a need for more elaborate & expensive dentistry down the road. Although predominantly left handed, I am ambidextrous and an artist and perfectionist by nature and although I know it is not good for profit, I am also a spiritual and patient man and it good for my soul and conscience to turn out a good product every time thereby contributing to the longevity of the dentition. I do not keep patients coming back for more dentistry because I also perform the dental hygiene myself & if all that the patient need afterwards is a periodic cleaning, then I have accomplished my objective. I perform CAD/CAM restorative dentistry with CEREC Technology to create durable ceramic restorations in one visit without the need for wearing temporaries.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
1. Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry 2. Proactive Preventive Dentistry that prevent the need for increasingly more invasive, complex, & expensive future dentistry. 3. Precisely fitted anatomically correct Ceramic Crowns made in one visit without the need for temporaries - all with a painless technique of local anesthesia
What are you proud of in your practice?
My patients often can do without dental insurance after completing their recommended course of preventive and restorative dental treatments and are empowered on the techniques of maintaining their own dental health. My patients have 24/7 access to me & yet I get very few emergency calls after hours. Since I am in a semi-retirement schedule and keep a low overhead, I can offer more personalized attention to my patients and not feel like I have to rush them through.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
Restorative Cosmetic cases because the results are often profound and immediate.
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