NJ TOP DENTISTS 2016 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDentists.com COUNTY: Union AREA OF PRACTICE: General Dentistry
Sunita Merriman, DDS
lthough Dr. Merriman’s profession is dentistry, she approaches her craft with the intentions of treating the patient as a whole, rather than just their teeth. Part of her efficiency in treating her patients includes inculcating a culture of wellness, as well as preventing disease. From the moment upon entering her office, the patient is set at ease in the spa-like surroundings. Relaxing music, aromatherapy, pillows and blankets are readily available in the zen environment Dr. Merriman and her staff have created. She understands the significance of the patient’s oral health in relation to the mindbody connection and oral-systemic links. Aside from dental and cosmetic care, Dr. Merriman is trained to evaluate and treat sleep apnea and oral manifestations of medical diseases. She also avidly posts to her blog in order to continue to educate outside of the office visit. How do you ensure specialized care for your patients? We provide specialized care to our patients by placing emphasis and importance on continuing education. Our entire team is constantly engaged in learning. I attend significantly more hours of advanced learning than required to maintain my license. It is important to define what services we offer to our patients and then maintain a level of excellence. Please highlight any unique services that your practice offers its patients. I offer sleep apnea and snoring treatments. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry to our patients with the understanding that our oral health is intimately linked to our systemic health and general well being. This approach takes into account the role of inflammation in many serious disease processes in the body and our role in being able to reduce inflammatory loads on a patient’s immune system by treating periodontal disease.
EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University, College of Dentistry
SERVICES General Dentistry Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatments Invisalign Dental Implants
What is the most common misconception among your patients regarding dental care? The reality is that a dental checkup includes so much more than just a sweep for cavities. A well-trained and thorough dentist is screening for dental disease and multiple medical conditions that are detected through the oral, head and neck examination. What’s in store for you and your practice in the future? We are excited about our new division for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring called New Jersey Dental Sleep Medicine Center. We’re also looking forward to continuing to provide general dentistry, cosmetic solutions, dental implants, TMJ treatments and Invisalign to our current patients and welcoming new patients to our practice.
Sunita Merriman, DDS MAIN ADDRESS
229 Charles Street Westfield, NJ 07090
Healthy Living • 2016