Dental specialists are dentists who have completed two or more years of advanced training at a residency training program after receiving their Dental Degree.
Wilson Dental is fortunate to have the following Dental Specialists on staff to provide specialty dental care to our patients:
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, pediatric dentists are the "pediatricians of dentistry." The specialty training teaches them advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures, along with child psychology and clinical management, child-related pharmacology, child development, management of oral/facial trauma, care for patients with special needs, conscious sedation and general anesthesia (working with an anesthesiologist).
Wilson Dental's pediatric dentist, Dr Aaron Yashar, graduated from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.
What does Dr Yashar have to say about being a pediatric dentist?
"I love working with children and the satisfaction that comes from being able to give kids a good experience at the dentist. Too many adults are afraid of the dentist because of a bad experience in childhood. I do everything in my power to help kids like the dentist so that they can then have a lifetime of great oral health!"
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
An orthodontist is a specialist in aligning (straightening) teeth, through the use of braces and retainers. Orthodontists are dedicated to helping your teeth and jaws work in union so that you can speak, bite and chew comfortably and effectively. There’s a bonus. Teeth and jaws that work well tend to look good, too.
Wilson Dental's orthodontist, Dr Matthew Battiste graduated from dental school at SUNY Stony Brook Dental School. He then completed his 3-year Orthodontics Residency at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY.
What does Dr Battiste have to say about being an orthodontist?
"I really enjoy orthodontics because you can drastically improve a young patient's self-esteem. Misaligned teeth can really wreak havoc on someone's life, both from a cosmetic and a functionality point of view, and it makes me feel great to help them straighten everything out!"
A specialist in various oral surgery procedures (including extracting impacted wisdom teeth). Oral surgeons are also trained in providing IV Sedation to patients.
Wilson Dental's oral surgeon, Dr David Petti, graduated from dental school at University of Maryland at Baltimore. He then completed a 4-year Oral Surgery Residency at Westchester Medical Center.
What does Dr Petti say about being an oral surgeon?
"It's very satisfying because you are often caring for patients who have been in pain for a long time and you are providing care that usually provides a definitive solution for them."
A specialist in providing General Anesthesia in the dental office setting. In other words, someone trained in "putting people to sleep" for their dental treatment. Small children (with extensive dental needs) are often the patients who must be put to sleep.
Wilson Dental's anesthesiologist Dr Harvey Henteleff graduated from dental school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He then completed a 2-year Dental Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Pittsburgh.
What does Dr Henteleff say about being an anesthesiologist?
"I love the fact that as an anesthesiologist I am able to give the treating dentist the opportunity to take care of the dental needs for patients who are too young, or too scared, to have have their oral health problems taken care of while awake."
Contact the office near you to learn about what specialists are available at that location or to obtain a refferal to one of our other offices.