Signs and Symptoms of Future Health Issues | New York, NY

Because our goal is to be the best dental practitioners we can be, it is important to stay on top of the signs and symptoms our patients display when they come in for their regular check-ups. Knowing what to look for will not only save a patient from future dental issues but can also come into play with their overall health. Our mouth the first line of defense against lots of bacteria entering our bodies that can lead to other health issues, so keep these signs and symptoms in mind while examining your patients. Understanding these subtle clues will not only make you a great dental practitioner, but will also build a long-lasting trust with your patients:

  • Heart disease. Bright red or purple gums.
  • Type 2 diabetes. Bleeding gums sensitive to touch without noticeable plaque.
  • Kidney disease. Breath has sweet ammonia-like smell.
  • Acid reflux. Worn down teeth where acid settles while in the sleeping position.
  • Oral cancer. Gums and oral tissues with white spots lasting at least two weeks.
  • Leukemia. Bright red and swollen gums; differentiated from diabetes via blood test.
  • Osteoporosis. Black spots that denote air pockets and dead bone.
  • Stress. Cracked teeth or gums that have contracted away from teeth.
  • Sleep apnea. Swollen gums and tongue in areas which air passes through.
  • Pregnancy. Swollen gums could imply hormonal changes.
  • Bulimia. Paper-thin front teeth and worn enamel; affects different teeth than acid reflux.

As you can see, the mouth can display ailments are not even related to the mouth or mouth areas. Early detection of multiple diseases and health problems can often be life-saving.

If you are interested in patient-driven treatment options, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

A Miracle of Collaborative Giving | Northridge Dentist

Dental ContinuumThe Aesthetic Advantage team is built up of several incredible dentists from all over the world, and one being Dr. David Ward, DMD. Dr. Ward and his team, along with others, gave a very special patient the gift of hope with a smile makeover.

Roger came in a on an ordinary day in March 2011 to discuss his desire for an improved smile. After their introduction and greetings, Dr. Ward could sense Roger was a bit uneasy and asked about his health and medical information. Roger then proceeded to tell Dr. Ward that he has recently seen his doctor for a medical problem and they suspected cancer. Roger then quickly became upbeat and wanted to talk more about his hope to have a better smile.

After discussing Roger’s goals and desires for his smile, they discussed his budget for the treatments. Due to financial constraints Dr. Ward wouldn’t be able to complete the full plane of crowns and veneers, but they agreed on a staged treatment over a period of time. Nonetheless, Roger left happy, chatting it up with Dr. Roger’s team.

A few weeks later Roger returned to the office, just not as upbeat – more serious. In tears, he told Dr. Ward he had been diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer and esophageal cancer. At that point Dr. Ward asked if he would like to prolong treatment, and he opted not to. After Roger left, Dr. Ward talked with his coordinator and decided that maybe they could help Roger in some way…Click here to read about how a smile makeover gave Roger hope!

Call Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY at 212-794-3552. Visit the website to learn more at www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage also proudly serves New York, London, Palm Beach, Manhattan, England, Florida, and surrounding areas.

Resolve to Expand Your Knowledge in the New Year | Northridge Dentist

With the new year comes new resolutions. Some of us improve our health, some our lifestyle – why not try to improve your knowledge by going back to school? It’s never too late. No matter the experience you’ve had with school in the past, advancing our knowledge is something we all strive to do. When it comes to continuing our education, there are many ways we can now learn. Aesthetic Advantage offers a variety of continuing dental courses to expand your dental repertoire, including hands-on dental courses. You may be asking yourself – why choose hands-on courses, as opposed to the more traditional way of learning? The professionals of Aesthetic Advantage list the following advantage of hands-on dental courses:

  • Individuals who learn in a hands-on learning environment are more likely to remember the material better, making your success rate a lot higher.
  • Studies show that hands-on courses motivate individuals to actively engage in their learning and improve their skills, as opposed to relying on the written word or a lecture.
  • Hands-on dental courses allow individuals to discuss any misconceptions they have on the material, providing people with the right guidance in order to be successful in all fields of dentistry.

Aesthetic Advantage emphasizes the importance of hands on dental courses because of the many advantages they offer, compared to a more traditional classroom setting. If you are looking for a way to improve your life by continuing your education in the new year, further your knowledge and expertise of by enrolling in Aesthetic Advantage courses today.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience hands-on dental courses to further your education in the dental field. Improve your practice by learning new dental techniques through the dental courses by Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Call Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY at 212-794-3552. Visit the website to learn more at www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage also proudly serves New York, London, Palm Beach, Manhattan, England, Florida, and surrounding areas.

Meet Dr. Larry Rosenthal | Northridge Dentist

Larry Rosenthal, DDS is a New York-based dentist who has built an international reputation for his expertise in aesthetic dentistry. He completed his residency at Montefiore Hospital and graduated from New York University in 1972. Dr. Rosenthal is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is Director of the Aesthetic Continuum at The Advanced Aesthetic Program at The Rosenthal Institute at New York University, The Palm Beach Community College and the FMC/Eastman Dental College in London. Expounding his philosophies, experience and expertise in aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Rosenthal extensively lectures, publishes, and teaches dental courses throughout the country.
Dr. Rosenthal is on many advisory. Dr. Rosenthal is also the Director of Aesthetic Advantage Inc., a company dedicated to continuing education with hands-on courses and dental educational products. Dr. Rosenthal maintains a private practice with his partner Dr. Michael Apa in New York city The Rosenthal Apa Group. He believes that improving his patients’ smiles, through dental courses, has a positive and powerful impact on their overall appearance and self-confidence.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the dental courses by Dr. Larry Rosenthal and receive insightful knowledge that will further your education in the dental field. Improve your practice by learning new dental techniques through the dental courses by Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Call Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY at 212-794-3552. Visit the website to learn more at www.aestheticadvantage.com.

Aesthetic Advantage also proudly serves New York, London, Palm Beach, Manhattan, England, Florida, and surrounding areas.

Using Visual Technology for Case Presentations | Northridge Dentist

One of the most critical skills a dental professional must learn is to be compassionate to their patient’s dental fears or hesitations when it comes to dealing with necessary dental procedures. They are unaware of what is going on inside their mouth – all they know is that there is pain in there somewhere and they would like you to fix it. It is your job to put their minds at ease in the most basic way possible. One of these ways is to SHOW them what is going to happen through the use of visuals. If they can see what is going to happen and you address all of their questions and concerns, the procedure will go much smoother than if you explain things with technical jargon.

Dr. Albert Neff, Senior Clinical Instructor for Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY has published the following article on the use of digital photography for case presentations.

“Case presentations that use visual technology can become the integral component of success for the modern-day practice. Our patients must be able to clearly see their existing conditions, understand treatment recommendations, and visualize the anticipated results before they can accept and approve treatment. Historically, dentists have used complicated dental terminology, x-rays, and study models to communicate a proposed treatment plan. Patients were expected to accept recommendations without being able to visualize the anticipated results. Patients often left the dental office confused about treatment recommendations and uncertain about the final outcome.”

Continue reading the article by clicking here.

If you are interested in visual technology used for case presentations, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Using Computerized Occlusal Analysis | Northridge Dentist

There have been many advancements in dentistry over the years, one of those advancements include the way dentists go about completing an occlusal adjustment. Dental practitioners would rely on articulating paper to determine occlusal contact and force. However, this protocol had led dentists some dentists to make irreversible adjustments to the human anatomy. This happens because there is no further analysis or measurements of problems like bite force and timing. To complete a successful occlusal adjustment, a computerized occlusal analysis instrument should be used.

The use of a computerized occlusal analysis instrument is an extremely accurate way to measure the time sequence or force of occlusal contact. Despite this technology’s proven force reproduction capability, the instrument has been underused in the dental profession. This instrument can be used with any occlusal philosophy inter-occlusal relationships.

Click here to read the full article on “Using Computerized Occlusal Analysis”.

If you are interested in occlusal adjustment, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Back to Our Roots | Northridge Dentist

On November 21, 2003 Dean Michael Alfano officially dedicated a wing of New York University Dental College as the Dr. Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. Named in honor of its principle benefactor, the Rosenthal Institute is wholly dedicated to fostering continuing education, research and patient care in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry. The institute also houses NYUCD’S continuing education program, which annually attracts more than 4,000 dentists from more than 20 countries, making it perhaps the most far reaching program of its kind in the world.

It is the nation’s first comprehensive program in an academic dental center to train dentists in the burgeoning field of aesthetic dentistry. The 6,000,000.00 8,500 Square foot learning facility features an elegant marble and mahogany décor. It is equipped with 15 state of the art treatment rooms all equipped with state of the art ambidextrous capable Kavo Dental chairs, a 52-seat amphitheater with lap top connection, surround sound system and global videoconferencing reach. It also has a corporate style boardroom with remote broadcast capabilities a large laboratory with a demonstration area and overhead state-of-the-art TV display and an operatory under glass outfitted with multiple cameras to permit live interactive clinical demonstration that can be broadcast around the world. The Rosenthal Institute will provide a coordinated approach to the study of aesthetic dentistry. Students will develop skills in current and emerging techniques with hands on courses in aesthetic dentistry.

If you are interested in our history, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Patient-Driven Treatment Options | Northridge Dentist

dental continuumDr. Harry Long, senior clinician here at Aesthetic Advantage wrote the following article regarding patient-driven treatment. In it he explains that dentistry is a sector of the health care industry that prides itself on being able to be flexible in order to cater to a patient’s needs. Because of the flexibility, and ever-changing technological advancements, dental professionals have the ability to take a more personal approach when designing their patient’s treatment options. Taking the time to get to know the patient, their concerns and questions all help to give them the best possible options.

Dr. Long explains his points through two case studies. The first, a 26-year-old woman with a collapsed arch form and classically crowded dentition. The second, a 30-year-old man with collapsed maxillary and mandibular arch forms, along with crowded dentition and irritation of the interdental papilla. Both treatment options were patient-driven in order to cater to the patient’s needs.

“Ultimately, each practitioner must choose his or her own best way to get to where the profession seeks to go collectively— which is the best possible outcome for the patient.”

Click here to read the entire article “Patient-Driven Treatment Options”. 

If you are interested in patient-driven treatment options, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

Continuing Your Dental Education? Try Us.

Here at Aesthetic Advantage’s Aesthetic and Restorative Dental Continuum you will learn an infinite amount of knowledge about aesthetic and restorative dentistry, taking home valuable real-world techniques that you can put to use in your own practice. During the three two-weekend program, we will be presenting and reviewing up about 10 to 15 restorative/aesthetic combination cases each weekend. The following is a list of procedures you will learn:

  • Anterior prep design and technique
  • Principles of smile design and its many challenges
  • The art and science of facial aesthetics and how it is the blueprint to your success
  • Temporization techniques chair-side utilizing the diagnostic wax-up
  • How to communicate with your laboratory for a more predictable result
  • Review of materials and new techniques that will save you time chair-side
  • Review of cementation techniques step-by-step using the rapid cementation technique
  • Review of perio-aesthetics, implants cases in the anterior zone and combination porcelain cases
  • Review of occlusion for function to assure a lasting result
  • Participate in our various workshops on portrait photography, occlusion, aesthetic recontouring
  • One-on-one discussion with Dr. Rosenthal on difficult cases from your practice
  • Periodontal aesthetics and tissue engineering
  • Digital photography hands-on workshop
  • Treatment planning and case presentation discussions
  • Participate in our unique marketing panel to fine-tune your practice marketing philosophy
  • Review of marketing philosophies that have worked for our instructors

Learn new and cutting-edge procedures and techniques from top dentists and speakers. You will become part of our elite group of talented and successful dentists who have become more excited and passionate about dentistry.

If you are interested in learning more about the Rosenthal Institute, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.

The Rosenthal Institute: Continue Your Education with Us

On November 21, 2003 Dean Michael Alfano officially dedicated a wing of New York University Dental College as the Dr. Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. Named in honor of its principle benefactor, the Rosenthal Institute is wholly dedicated to fostering continuing education, research and patient care in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry. The institute also houses NYUCD’S continuing education program, which annually attracts more than 4,000 dentists from more than 20 countries, making it perhaps the most far reaching program of its kind in the world. Dr. Rosenthal’s vision and generosity have helped to create a cadre of aesthetic dentists who can make aesthetic dental services more broadly available to the general public.

It is the nation’s first comprehensive program in an academic dental center to train dentists in the burgeoning field of aesthetic dentistry. The 6,000,000.00 8,500 Square foot learning facility features an elegant marble and mahogany décor. It is equipped with 15 state of the art treatment rooms all equipped with state of the art ambidextrous capable Kavo dental chairs, a 52-seat amphitheater with lap top connection, surround sound system and global videoconferencing reach. It also has a corporate style boardroom with remote broadcast capabilities a large laboratory with a demonstration area and overhead state-of-the-art TV display and an operatory under glass outfitted with multiple cameras to permit live interactive clinical demonstration that can be broadcasted around the world. The Rosenthal Institute will provide a coordinated approach to the study of aesthetic dentistry. Students will develop skills in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry.

If you are interested in learning more about the Rosenthal Institute, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

Aesthetic Advantage proudly serves New York, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Boston, Rhode Island, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and all surrounding areas.