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What Patients Really Need to Know about Root Canals in Islip

December 16, 2015

Man with a toothache needs root canal therapy The words “Root Canal,” send most patients bolting for the door, but to be fair, root canals have gotten a bad reputation in large part due to misunderstanding. Root canal infection occurs when tooth decay causing bacteria reach the inner, pulp, layer of teeth. Root canal treatments are procedures that involve the pulp of the tooth, and the dental specialty, endodontics, was created to provide these necessary treatments. The procedure traditionally referred to as a “root canal” consists of the removal of infected pulp, refilling of the tooth with biocompatible material, and the placement of a dental crown to provide additional stability and protection to the treated tooth. This blog provides facts regarding some of the common misconceptions about root canal infection and treatments.

The Dentist Islip Prefers Helps Patients With CareCredit

October 7, 2015

happy family with beautiful smiles in the park thanks to the dentist islip lovesAt East Islip Dental Care, we firmly believe that access to good dental care shouldn’t be reserved only for those who can pay for their services out-of-pocket. And having a dental procedure shouldn’t leave you broke, either. That’s why your dentist in East Islip offers CareCredit, a fantastic health care financing option for anyone who could use a little help paying for their dental care. Keep reading to learn more and find out how you can take advantage of this wonderful resource.

Dentist Implants Islip: Replace Missing Teeth

October 1, 2015

senior woman with a beautiful dental implant supported denture from the dentist Islip lovesA lot of things stick out to me from my childhood — and one thing is the time I learned that age old lesson: never do anything halfway. I won’t go into the details, but it’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me throughout my life, and something I remind myself of a lot in dentistry — especially when it comes to missing teeth. Did you know that in tooth replacement, there’s only one option that truly acts as a replacement for the whole tooth, rather than just the part you see? If you’ve got missing teeth, they need to be replaced — and if you don’t want to just do it halfway, you need to choose dental implants in Islip.

Take a Bite out of Life with Dentures and Partial Dentures, East Islip, NY

September 15, 2015

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handsome couple with dentures

Have you had enough of the difficulties that come with missing teeth? If the answer to that question is, “Yes,” then depending on the extent of your tooth loss, partial dentures or full dentures can restore your smile and your confidence, as well as your ability to speak and chew. At East Islip Dental Care in East Islip, NY, Dr. Julie Blais Boerger is our dentures dentist. She is highly skilled in dental prosthetics and has provided many patients with dentures and partials that look and feel completely natural. Dr. Boerger is a clinical professor at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and a board member for New Dentist magazine. These posts give her the ability and opportunity to stay abreast of the latest in dental treatment and tooth replacement with partial or full dentures.

Weekend Islip Dentist Advises Oral Cancer Screenings

August 25, 2015

talk to your dentist about oral cancer screeningsThere’s a problem no one’s talking about, even though it kills one person every hour. That means that by the time you eat lunch, it will have killed more than seven people since you woke up. And only slightly half of those who have it will live more than five years. It’s more deadly than cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and testicular cancer–cancers we hear about far more often.

The Back to School Dentist East Islip Can Trust

July 20, 2015

Smiling pupil sitting at her desk

Before you send your children back to school, you probably make sure they have all the right school supplies, clothes, and shoes. You may even schedule an appointment with your child’s pediatrician to make sure they’re healthy before they start a new year, but did you ever consider scheduling a dental checkup before the school year starts? Some schools in the area require dental check-ups at various grade levels. East Islip Dental Care encourages you to schedule a back to school dental checkup and cleaning for your child today. Contact our friendly staff to request an appointment, or find out more about our dental care services today.

East Islip, NY Night and Weekend Dentist

June 17, 2015

In a time when everything we need seems to be available at the click of a button when we need it, most doctors still only see patients from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. At East Islip Dental Care, we don’t think your dental care should interfere with your work schedule, take your child out of school, or make you wait until Monday morning for dental emergencies. That’s why we’re open until 8 pm Monday through Friday as well as all day on the weekends. If you want a dentist that works around your busy schedule call East Islip Dental Care to schedule an appointment at a time that fits your routine today.

Fantastic Dental Team on Long Island

In order to meet the dental needs of our patients and provide the most flexible operating hours, we have hand selected a team of professional, experienced doctors, hygienists, dental assistants, and front office staff. We know that we could stay open all night, and our doors would never open, if we didn’t have great people to serve you.

Our three dentists bring a set of unique talents to our office, and give us the ability to see patients seven days a week. Dr. Gary Rosenfeld is a graduate of Columbia University Dental School with over 30 years in private practice. His vast dental experience and commitment to serving the dental profession as a member of numerous dental associations make him not just a great doctor, but a great mentor for our two top notch up and coming dentists, Dr. Jessica Henner and Julie Blaise Boerger. A graduate of Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Henner continues to grow and learn as a dental practitioner, she most enjoys working with patients to achieve their healthiest smiles. Fluent in French, Dr. Blaise Boerger was educated in Canada, and has served as chief resident at Stony Brook University Hospital and currently serves as an assistant professor. Dr. Blaise Boerger loves getting to know her patients one on one, and has a passion for education. She serves as an assistant professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine.

Our hygienists, Debra, Kerri and Therese, have 50 years of combined experience, and love to help our patients achieve clean, healthy smile in and out of the office. Our five dental assistants work to provide optimal care for our patients, and assist our dental staff in serving you seven days a week. Finally, we staff six front office administrators including a director of marketing. They are important members of our team because they are the first and last impression you will ever have of East Islip Dental Care. We pride ourselves on serving our patients with knowledgeable, friendly care every day.

If our courteous, skilled dental team wasn’t enough to get you through the door we also offer a wide array of dental health treatments from preventive and restorative dentistry to cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Whatever your oral health needs, our staff is here to help you achieve your happiest, healthiest smile. Find out more about our services and our special offers on our website.

Schedule an Appointment That Fits Your Schedule

Don’t change your routine to fit in a dental appointment, visit East Islip Dental Care for a dental appointment that fits into your schedule. We want to change your mind about the hassle of going to the dentist by providing personal, professional dental health care seven days a week. Call today to schedule a visit with one of fantastic dentists.