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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.

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.

Clinical Instructor Biography: Dr. George Kirtley

Dr. George E. Kirtley is presently the only dentist in the State of Indiana to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr Kirtley is also accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and at the time of writing is the only dentist in the world to be an accredited member of both the British and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kirtley has the distinct honor of being a March 1999 inductee into the GenR8Next Dental Hall of Fame for his work in smile dentistry. In 2001 he was recognized by nationally syndicated More Magazine as one of America’s top 10 cosmetic dentists.

Dr. Kirtley is the team dentist for the NBA Indiana Pacers. He is a product research consultant for dental product companies and a teacher and instructor for the Aesthetic Advantage Programs at New York University, NYC; West Palm Beach Atlantic Coast Research Center, West Palm Beach, Florida; and University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. As part of his professional instruction, he is also a national lecturer and author of cosmetic dentistry articles published in the leading dental journals: Dentistry Today and Contemporary Esthetics.

His staff is trained with advanced dental techniques to give patients a beautiful smile, often in just two appointments, in a comfortable environment. With state-of-the-art video imaging, he can perfect and preview your ultimate smile prior to beginning dental procedures.

With techniques such as bonding, veneers, contouring, bleaching and reconstruction, changes can be made to create dramatic aesthetic improvements in his patients’ appearance. His goal is to give you the smile you deserve.

Academic Affiliations

  • American Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Lectures

  • October 20, 2016, NYU College of Dentistry, International
  • December 2016, New York Dental Forum
  • Aesthetic Advantage – Rosenthal Institute at NYU College of dentistry
    October 21, 22 and November 18, 19 2016
    April 7, 8 and May 12, 13 2017

Contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register for our courses today or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about health issues affected by oral health.

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

Clinical Instructor Biography: Dr. Dean Vafiadis

Dean VafiadisAesthetic Advantage is extremely proud to have Dr. Dean Vafiadis, a highly successful aesthetic dentist, as one of the many senior clinical instructors leading our Aesthetic Continuing Education Courses.

Dr. Dean Vafiadis received his dental degree and prosthodontic specialty training at the New York University College of Dentistry, and is currently the Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE course at New York University (NYU). Dr. Vafiadis is a lecturer and senior clinical instructor at the Aesthetic Advantage Course in the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry. He also lectures nationally and abroad for New York University’s Continuing Education department. He’s instructed over 7,000 dentists with over 500 programs over the past 14 years.

One of his many accomplishments includes being the founder of the New York Smile Institute in New York. New York Smile Institute is an educational center, full-service laboratory and learning facility, as well as a private location for a multi-specialty practice for aesthetic and implant dentistry. He’s currently the Program Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE program at NYUCD, and also lectures the Continuing Education program there.

Dr. Dean Vafiadis is a proud member of the:

  • ACP
  • AO
  • AAID
  • AACD
  • ADA

Most of Dr. Dean Vafiadis’ patient base includes celebrities, sport figures, fortune 500 company executives, producers, writers and directors in the film industry, executives in the fashion industry and world-renowned chefs & restaurant owners.

For information on enrollment in the longest running and most respected hands-on seminar of its kind, contact Aesthetic Advantage in New York, NY at 212-794-3552 today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com to learn more about our clinical instructors.

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

A Miracle of Collaborative Giving| Publications

477787597The Aesthetic Advantage team is built up of several incredible dentists from all over the world, and one being Dr. David Ward DMD. Dr. David Ward and him team, along with others, gave a very special patient the gift of hope and a smile makeover.

Roger, a patient of Dr. David Ward’s, 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. Quickly after telling Dr. Ward, Roger 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, this time not as upbeat and more serious. In tears, he told Dr. Ward he had been diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer and esophageal cancer. At that point Dr. Roger asked if he would like to prolong treatment, and he opted not to. After Roger left, Dr. Ward talked with his coordinator, and the decided that maybe they could help Roger in some way…Click here to read the full article on how a smile makeover gave Roger new hope!

If you are interested in continuing your dental education, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 or visit learn more about the Aesthetic Advantages and our Faculty.

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

Clinical Instructor Biography: Dr. Michael Apa | New York, NY

At the young age of five, Dr. Michael Apa knew that he wanted to make a career in dentistry. After graduating from NYU School of Dentistry, Dr. Apa achieved in many areas such as teaching a NYU, lecturing extensively in the U.S. and abroad, and has contributed dental health articles to New York Times and CNN. Dr. Apa is a member of Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry (JICAD), The American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He is also one of our extremely talented senior clinical instructors here at Aesthetic Advantage.

Today, Dr. Michael Apa is also a partner at the Rosenthal-Apa Group in New York City, which is practice that specializes in non-invasive dentistry. In fact, Dr. Apa has developed a new approach to aesthetic dentistry called Facial Aesthetic Design, also known as FAD. The FAD approach stems from his ability to transform an entire face into a more attractive whole by re-contouring a smile with porcelain veneers. He discover that his technique could overcomer features like a crooked nose, thin upper lip, frown lines or hollow cheeks by the artful sculpting of a new smile. Dr. Apa has also mastered the skill of making porcelain veneers look more natural and undetectable overall.

For more information about our faculty and instructors here at Aesthetic Advantage call 212-794-3552 or visit our website at www.aestheticadvantage.com learn more about our faculty.

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

Clinical Instructor Biography: Dr. Alvin Neff | New York, NY

cosmetic-dental-coursesDr. Alvin Neff’s passion for dentistry started at an early age in high school. Upon graduating Rogers High School with honors 1975, he next attended the University of Arkansas where he also graduated with honors 1979. Shortly after graduating, Dr. Neff was then accepted to LSU School of Dentistry, where he also graduated with honors.

In 1983, Dr. Neff became one of the first dentists in the country to utilize porcelain veneers. His expertise in aesthetic dental treatments eventually lead him to become one of our Senior Clinical Instructors here at the Rosenthal Institute’s Aesthetic Advantage Continuum in 1997. Dr. Neff is committed to staying up to date by completing over 2,000 hours of post-doctoral continuing education courses. He stays active in many organizations, including studying under the leading cosmetic dentists worldwide. He has also lectured for the ADA and AACD at educational seminars.

Dr. Neff resides in Beaver Lake and enjoys spending time with his family. He’s also a competitive water-skier, and the Neff’s find themselves enjoying the excitement of being on the water, while also appreciating each other’s company on the weekends.

For more information about our faculty and instructors here at Aesthetic Advantage call 212-794-3552 or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com.

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

Getting to know our Faculty – Dr. Jay Lerner | New York, NY

Dr. Jay Lerner
Senior Clinical Instructor
Dr. Jay Lerner

A Graduate of the Columbia University School of Dentistry, Dr. Jay Lerner has maintained a private practice in Palm Beach Gardens since 1983, focusing on comprehensive restorative and aesthetic dentistry. He is a member of The American Dental Association, The Florida Dental Association and The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a clinical instructor with The Rosenthal Institute at New York University, Palm Beach Community College and the Eastman Dental Clinic in London, England.

In addition, Dr. Lerner has published numerous articles in Dentistry Today, Contemporary Esthetics and Dental Products Report, and lectures in the field of aesthetic dentistry, both nationally and internationally. By completing over 200 hours each year in expanding his education, he maintains an exceptional expertise in the latest dental procedures and technology.

Dr. Lerner’s Academic Affiliations include: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, and American Dental Association

Contact Dr. Lerner by-  Office Phone: (561) 627-9000,  Email: lernerlemongello@aol.com or visit his website at www.lernerlemongello.com

To learn more about Aesthetic Dentistry and further your dental education, contact Aesthetic Advantage in New York to enroll in their state of the art dental continuum. Call today at 212-794-9600 or visit our website.

Aesthetic Advantage also proudly offers classes in London and Palm Beach.

 

Getting to know our Faculty – Dr. Larry Rosenthal | New York, NY

Dr. Larry Rosenthal

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 throughout the country. Profiled on television, radio and in many leading publications such as Vogue, Town & Country, W, Elle, Glamour, Forbes, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, he spreads the word about his excitement for aesthetic dentistry and the powerful impact it can have on his patients’ lives.

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 conservative cosmetic dental techniques, has a positive and powerful impact on their overall appearance and self-confidence.
In honor of Dr. Rosenthal, The Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry is the nation’s first comprehensive program to train dentists in the burgeoning field of aesthetic dentistry. This 8,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility houses 15 treatment areas, a 52-seat amphitheater, a conference room with remote broadcast capabilities and a large laboratory with a demonstration area. A beautiful lobby leads to an elegant, wood-paneled reception area. The Rosenthal Institute provides a coordinated approach to the study of aesthetic dentistry. Students will develop clinical skills in current and emerging techniques in aesthetic dentistry, such as etched porcelain restorations and other techniques to whiten teeth and smooth out the lines of the face. The Rosenthal Institute will also foster research in aesthetic dentistry and will make a beautiful, natural-looking smile within reach of all adults by providing affordable patient care.

Learn more at www.aestheticadvantage.com
To book Dr. Rosenthal for your speaking engagement please contact Jackie at (212) 794-3552 or jackie@rosenthalapagrp.com

To learn more about Aesthetic Dentistry and further your dental education, contact Aesthetic Advantage in New York to enroll in their state of the art dental continuum. Call today at 212-794-9600 or visit our website.

Aesthetic Advantage also proudly offers classes in London and Palm Beach.