A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth and includes the following: Restores optimum appearance and function of your smile. That means a prosthodontist accounts for the balance of your teeth, gums, bones, lips and facial features when creating or improving your smile. Dr. Kravitz is a prosthodontist.
Training includes reviews of scientific literature, lectures, teaching other dentists and students, treatment of patients, research, and laboratory experience in fabricating restorations. We take invest effort, time and a lot of brain waves into learning. It is also to know what you don’t know too.
A prosthodontist is a skilled architect who can restore the function and appearance of the mouth. That’s means we begin with the end in mind. We make impressions of your mouth. We show you what your smile can look like prior to starting. This creates a blueprint to follow so we are all on the same page.
Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
Graduate programs include classroom lectures, presentations, intense study and practice is esthetics/cosmetics, prevention, inlays, onlays, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, TMJ, snoring, dental implants, tooth grinding and clenching, injuries to the mouth, birth defects, oral cancer, and partial or complete oral rehabilitation, and pathology of the mouth. We take a well rounded approach to the human body, with an emphasis on the head, neck and smile regions.
Mastery of the scientific basics of how the mouth functions and heals properly. Occam’s Razor holds true – simplest formula may be the best formula. We try to keep treatments simple. The mouth is complicated, but we try to provide simple solutions to make your smile the best it can be – beautiful, natural and healthy.
Dr. Kravitz graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (4 years), a Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland Dental School (4 years), obtained a Master of Science in Oral Biology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore Graduate School (2 years), a Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School (2 years), and Fellowship in Implant Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry (2 years).
Replacing your decayed, chipped, broken, missing or infected teeth can greatly improve your quality of life today. With kindness. With love. Having a prosthodontist provides hope and there is help.
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~ Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Author, Researcher, Coach