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Dental Implants

Dental Implants   Dental implants have created a revolution in dentistry over the past 30 years. There has been a large body of both scientific and clinical research that has proven their long-term success.   Initially, dental implants were used only for people who had lost all their teeth and were experiencing great discomfort and difficulty […]

Dr. William Kotkin Joins Progressive Dentistry

We are fortunate to have an exceptional clinician, William Kotkin, DMD,  join our team. While attending the prestigious dual admission program at Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Kotkin provided dental care for the needy in Community Heath Clinics, in Broward and Miami-Dade County. At North Shore University Hospital, in Manhasset, he worked alongside […]

A Great Advancement In Dentistry

Dental implants are perhaps the greatest advancement in dentistry during the past 50 years. They are an ideal way for many individuals to replace one or even all missing teeth. Implants are secure and comfortable and become a natural part of your mouth. Those that have suffered from chronic dental issues are often in pain, […]

Our New Office Opening In April

We are thrilled to announce that our new state-of-the-art facility will be opening Tuesday, April 18, 2017. It was designed from the ground up with your comfort and optimum healthcare in mind. The location is 2565 Beverly Road, Merrick, conveniently at the intersection of Merrick Rd and Babylon Turnpike, across from Levy Lakeside Elementary School. […]

Stress And Dental Health

Today’s complex and hectic world is taxing on our bodies physically as well as emotionally. Short term, stress is not necessarily a bad thing, but long term chronic stress is detrimental to one’s overall health. The mouth is truly a window into what is happening to rest of our bodies. Quite often, stress manifests itself […]

Jaw Pain in Women

Individuals can suffer from chronic or acute jaw pain. This may be due to a severe tooth or gum infection or a condition called temporomandibular joint disfunction (TMJ), also known as temporomandibular disfunction (TMD). Severe gum infections, or periodontal disease, may sometimes be treated conservatively in our office or need to be seen by one […]

Progressive Dentistry

We’ve named our office “Progressive Dentistry” as a concise means of expressing our Mission Statement, which is: To exceed expectations by delivering exemplary care with courtesy, warmth, professionalism and state of the art knowledge and technology. Our office is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment from digital x-rays, iTero digital laser impressions, complimentary VELscope oral cancer screening, […]

Smile Makeovers Yield Confident Smiles

Many patients come to us for smile makeovers. Often, they are embarrassed by discolored, broken, missing or crooked teeth. This may cause them to avoid smiling and even cover their mouths when they speak. Some people are insecure and avoid or sit quietly in social situations. Others won’t eat out at a restaurant due to […]

Free Oral Cancer Screening

Each year, nearly 50,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer. This statistic includes cancers that occur in the mouth itself, on the lips and in the very back of the mouth, an area known as the oropharynx. The number diagnosed yearly has been increasing for he past decade. Smokers have […]

How to Prevent TMJ – TMD Syndrome

Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) is a painful disorder of the jaw muscles, nerves and sometimes the joint itself. It is caused by injury to the joint due to trauma or repetitive overuse. This can lead to pain upon chewing, clicking or popping of the jaw, headaches and more. Individuals with upper back and neck problems […]