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Introducing: Jonathan Waltner, D.D.S. Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry Dentistry for children is an important specialty, as early dental experiences set the groundwork for a lifelong attitude towards dental health and toward dentists in general. That’s why we feel that it’s so important to have an expert in pediatric dentistry on staff, and why we are especially proud to introduce Dr. Jonathan Waltner. Dr. Waltner received his D.D.S. degree from New York University College of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Waltner completed a hospital residency at Woodhull Medical Center before going on to complete his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Maimonides Medical Center, where he is currently on staff as an attending dentist, with duties that include treating dentalphobic patients in the operating room. Dr. Waltner’s goal is to help promote good oral care to both children and their parents. With this in mind, we invite you to refer to Dr. Waltner with all your questions on pediatric dentistry, and to bring your children in to meet Dr. Waltner and discover our many “kid-friendly” services. Don’t forget about our regular “patient-friendly” services too, including Sunday and evening hours!

Latest Achievements by Next Generation Dental! • Recent recipient of Dental Town of America’s Postage award, for the most modern and beautiful offices! • We’ve now completed our 500th Invisalign® case, successfully achieving Premier Status – what only .001% of the total dentists in the U.S. have! • Congratulations to Dr. Paul and Dr. Benjamin for being nominated by the Consumer Research Council of America, for the 4th year in a row!

GOOD DENTAL HABITS START NOW! Getting kids to learn and stick to good dental habits has to be a joint effort between our office and your home. Here are some suggestions to help establish effective dental habits for your child from day one: 1. Start wiping your baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after bottle or breast feeding. This can help establish the routine that will lead into brushing teeth when they start appearing. 2. Babies’ first teeth can be brushed with a soft “baby” toothbrush and water or simply wiped with cotton swabs – at this age they don’t need to use toothpaste. 3. After age two or whenever you’re confident that they can spit out the toothpaste, you can start using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on your child’s toothbrush. Make sure the toothpaste you choose does not contain harsh flavorings that can sting young mouths. 4. Help your child look forward to brushing by allowing him to choose his own toothbrush. There is a great selection of good quality toothbrushes to choose from these days, many of which feature appealing cartoon figures. 5. Introduce brushing to your child as a fun activity, perhaps allowing them to brush your teeth or a favorite doll’s teeth before tackling their own. 6. Brush your child’s teeth for them until at least age six, when they start developing the manual dexterity to begin brushing their own teeth. Even then, you may still want to finish off the job yourself once your child is finished brushing, just to ensure that all of their teeth have been cleaned properly. 7. Finally, make sure you replace your child’s toothbrush every 3-4 months, or sooner if the bristles become frayed or if they have battled a recent cold or flu. The next time you’re in the office, ask us to give you a demonstration on the best brushing techniques for your child, as well as tips to make it easier for both of you. Regular, thorough brushing is a simple, yet effective way to remove the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Teaching your child how to properly take care of their teeth will reward you both with a lifetime of healthy smiles!

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The Straight Facts on Orthodontist, Dr. Jeff Drayer We don’t know who’s happier that Dr. Drayer is on board in our office –the other staff here, who are thrilled to have Dr. Drayer’s expertise on hand for early orthodontic evaluations and treatment, our patients, who enjoy the “all-inone” convenience of our practice’s combined dental skills or Dr. Drayer himself, who enjoys having a partnership with a pediatric dentist, and being part of a group practice where all facets of dentistry can work and operate together. Regardless, we know that it’s great to have Dr. Drayer here! Dr. Drayer points out that The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) stresses that some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they are evaluated and treated early. Correcting some problems may be more difficult once all a patient’s permanent teeth have come in, and if facial growth is nearly complete. For these reasons, the AAO recommends that all children get an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth with “invisible” braces, note that Dr. Drayer is very experienced with Invisalign®, having successfully treated 750 patients. He’d be pleased to answer all your questions on this modern, effective and convenient technique.

Dr. Jeff Drayer • Undergraduate: Carnell University • Dental & Ortho Certification: SUNY Stony brook • Board certified, Invisalign certified • Member of AAO, ADA & NYSDA

A Word About Our Dental Hygienist: Sara Waltner, R.D.H.

Dental hygienists are certified health professionals who specialize in working with patients to maintain good oral health, and educating those patients in how to prevent tooth, gum and mouth diseases and injuries that can affect overall health. We’re thrilled to have, as our own Registered Dental Hygienist, Ms. Sara Waltner, a graduate of New York City College of Technology and a member of American Dental Hygienist Association. Sara regularly deals with bruxism (teeth grinding), invisible braces using Invisalign® technology, teeth whitening and, of course, good oral health and disease prevention including cancer screenings. Sara uses the latest technology in dentistry, including digital radiographs that ensure 90% less radiation than regular x-rays, and our intra-oral camera, which magnifies what she sees in your mouth by 40 times! By explaining procedures to patients through our interactive Casey Educational Program and finishing each exam with an amazing gum massage, Sara is able to ensure that her patients receive exceptional care in a friendly, professional environment. Check out our website, www.nxdental.com, for a full list of all our services!

Next Generation Dental Dr. Paul J. Ganjian, Dr. Benjamin Ganjian, Dr. Sandra Kupferman, Dr. Jonathan Waltner, & Dr. Jeff Drayer Lincoln Towers 180 West End Ave., Suite 1F New York, NY 10023 Phone: 212-799-5310

Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs.: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

Majestic Towers 5 West 71st Street New York, NY 10023 Phone: 212-362-3360

Email: pganjian@nxdental.com Web: www.nxdental.com

*Sunday by appointment only

Our Services Include: • General Dentistry • Pediatric Dentistry • Cosmetic Dentistry • Orthodontics • Tooth Whitening • Denture Fittings • Dental Implants • Bonding & Veneers • Crowns & Bridges • Emergency Dental Care

The information contained in this newsletter is not designed as dental advice, but rather as a means to encourage interest in your dental health and communication with your dentist. Whole or partial reproduction of this newsletter is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. © Market Connections™ Inc. 2007, Phone: (800) 795-8021, Website: www.dentalhealthnews.org

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