NJ TOP DENTISTS 2016 GENERAL DENTISTRY
tissue and bone. It uses a specialized laser and a patented no-cut, no-stitch technique to treat gum disease. In some cases, we can actually regrow some of the diseased tissue and bone. Are you using any new technology in your office? We are now fabricating same-day crowns with our Planmeca E4D scanning and milling system for crowns. This helps us save patients time while allowing us to customize our work with greater detail. In addition we use the Millennium Dental Technologies PerioLase to perform LANAP for our patients. Other advanced technology includes digital x-rays, comfort control syringes, needle-free anesthesia, sedation dentistry, precision dentistry, electric handpieces, laser dentistry, gum disease laser therapy, laser smile, Zoom! whitening, digital imaging, intraoral cameras, T-scan electronic bite adjustments and VELscope for oral cancer screenings. What is the most common misconception among your patients regarding dental care? The most common misconception that I find among my patients has been that they are misinformed about a variety of aspects in dentistry. If we can do anything to help them learn about good oral care and how to keep their teeth for a lifetime, we will take the time and make the effort to do so. We often find that the cheapest dentistry is the dentistry that you only have to do once. Even if it costs a little more the first time around, if it doesn’t need to get redone every few years, then it is truly less expensive and worthwhile. Describe the patient-doctor relationship at your practice. Over the years, our relationships with our patients have become very personal. Many of our patients are with us for decades, and
as such we tend to get to know them very well. We’ve been able to establish and keep such long-lasting, trusting relationships by always having open and honest conversation. When patients need us, we are always there and we always try to do the best dentistry available anywhere. The staff really caters to the desires of patients, and of course having a comfort menu with fun things like hand paraffin treatments and home-baked goods doesn’t hurt either.
EDUCATION + TRAINING
What’s in store for you and your practice? In the future, Advanced Dental Techniques plans to always be at the forefront of emerging technologies and procedures. As new procedures are developed, we will be there learning about them in depth. As new technologies emerge, the Advanced Dental Techniques team will be there to help introduce them to our patients. We have been, and will always be, committed to providing our patients with the best possible outcomes and the best experiences that we can.
What are the most important qualities that a patient should look for when choosing a dentist? I think that it is important for a patient to choose a dentist based on his or her training and on his or her skill set. It is important to have a dentist who can really analyze and treat a great variety of dental issues. One of my mentors once told me that the untrained dentist doesn’t know what they don’t know. Only by constant training and education can dentists learn to understand the complexities of dental disease and the relationship between seemingly unrelated issues. I also think that it is important for dentists to have empathy for their patients. Doctors need to be able to relate to their patients’ individual wants and needs.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey L.D. Pankey Institute Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association
SERVICES Implant and Surgery Restorations Cosmetic Dentistry Periodontics Endodontics Oral Surgery Laser Dentistry Sedation Dentistry Advanced Technology Invisible Braces Facial Cosmetics
Laurence C. Breiterman, DMD MAIN ADDRESS
1211 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite 305 Wayne, NJ 07470
Healthy Living • 2016