I was 14 and still in high school when I began studying to become a dental technician [is there another term you can use? Dentist? Dental professional? I ask because in the next sentence, you use the term "dental technician" again and it weakens the text to have the same phrase in back-to-back sentences]. By my late teens, I had become a Certified Dental Technician with a degree from the ORT Shapira School of Dental Technology in Tel-Aviv, then went on to obtain a dentistry degree at the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, a leading medical educational institution. Afterward, I obtained a degree in dental surgery (DDS) from New York University, where I continued my training and residency, followed by a certificate in Periodontics from their Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Currently, I'm run TWO successful practices in New York and Miami.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My goal is to build upon a comprehensive dental technology background and an exceptional dental education in three countries and offer a rare perspective of both surgical and restorative dental procedures and their potential to change lives. To do it, I've developed a simple proprietary process: while a patient sleeps or rests, they'll receive a full-mouth implant from one doctor under one roof. My patients wake up with fixed, beautiful, and fully functioning teeth, and report that the treatment is transformative and life-changing. I cannot imagine a greater achievement for myself.
THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD
3D printing and 3D technology created once-unimaginable possibilities. By digitizing many aspects of dentistry, we've entered an all-new era of high-efficiency procedures and great benefits, making treating patients more predictable, with fewer errors and amazing cosmetic results.
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD
Some patients imagine that all dentists do the same work, mostly what we call "drill and fill." But education, specialization and experience make a huge difference in a dentist's approach, not to mention the incredible possibilities new technology allows. Today's dentists bring a bold vision to the profession, often dedicated to improving overall health and the quality of patient lives Beyond a new smile, helping relieve a variety of issues such as migraines and muscle pain.
MY MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES
I specialize in dental implants, cosmetic veneers, tooth replacement, correcting another clinic's work, or taking on the most complicated and challenging cases.
THE SURGICAL ADVANCEMENTS I'M MOST EXCITED ABOUT
As a board-certified periodontist and implant surgeon, I'm at the forefront of innovative research and fortunate in that I can offer patients the advantages of a variety of unique growth factors to expedite the healing process. I can use Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cells, Platelet Rich Fibrin and more developments through special office equipment here. These special growth factors dramatically reduce post-surgical downtime, pain, swelling and discomfort, allowing patients to get on with their lives quickly.
WHAT I'M BEST KNOWN FOR
I'm proud to be known for treating the most complicated dental challenges, the dentist patients turn to when they need a multi-disciplinary approach and someone with surgical and cosmetic expertise.
MY MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT REACTION
As dentists, we all hope for happy endings. A pretty young woman came to me with a damaged set of teeth despite multiple previous surgeries elsewhere. With the help of digital technology, I decided to reconstruct her smile non-surgically-- and the results were astonishing. Upon seeing her amazing new smile in the mirror, she wept with joy and soared from a renewed sense of confidence. I got choked up and felt determined to seek that happy ending for every patient.
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
With a remarkable staff, including our office and lab teams, ours is a warm, inviting clinic where patients can get top-notch surgical, restorative, and cosmetic therapy by one specialist while they sleep.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
People talk about dentists being in the Smile Business. I see it differently. A brighter smile makes people happy – so, to me, we're in the Happiness Business.
MY CAREER DEFINING PROCESS
One-day surgery, full-mouth rehabilitation.
NEW SERVICES I'M EXCITED TO OFFER
Many patients come to me today suffering from constant headaches, muscle and jaw pain, jaw opening limitations and difficulty in chewing. This causes a variety of problems including stiff necks, finger numbness, hip joint pain and snoring that adversely affects marriages and families. To relieve this, I’ve had great success using Neuromuscular Dentistry treatment techniques.