New Great Neck Office

Dr. Morhaim Travels to San Francisco to Receive Prestigious Award

SMorhaim Dr. Sam Morhaim, a local resident of Long Island, New York was recently awarded Mastership and Diplomate status by the American Dental Implant Association (A.D.I.A.), one of the most exclusive dental implant societies in the country. The elevation to Diplomate is the highest honor a professional dental society can bestow on its members. In January 2007, Dr. Morhaim also received Diplomate certification from the International Congress of Implantologists (I.C.O.I), one of the largest dental implant organizations in the world. Less than four percent of all current I.C.O.I members in over eighty countries have reached this level of achievement. Such candidates are chosen from members who have most significantly contributed to the art and science of oral Implantology by demonstrating an in depth scientific knowledge, clinical proficiency and meeting all of the dental organizations rigorous requirements for credentialing.

The credentialing requirements set forth by the American Dental Implant  Association include all of the fellowship and Mastership requirements as well. Additionally, each candidate for Diplomate status includes participating in a live patient course and obtaining 350 hours of continuing education credits from implant seminars and other dental approved courses. They must submit at least 75 completed implant cases with full documentation and successfully pass the Diplomate multiple choice and oral examination (A.D.I.A.). Diplomates, submit professional and leadership credentials for renew by the A.D.I.A. Board of Directors ad practice implant dentistry for at least 5 years.

Dr. Sam Morhaim is a graduate of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, which was followed by an elective residency training program in Restorative and Implant Dentistry at the Long Island College Hospital in New York. His training in Periodontics and Oral Implantology was completed at Boston University. Shortly after his graduation, he volunteered his time teaching denial residents and organizing seminars at the Flushing Hospital Medical Center where he held the title of Clinical Director of Periodontics and Oral Implantology.

Dr. Morhaim also remains an active member in several professional dental organizations such as The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Periodontology, The Northeast Society of Periodontics, The Nassau County Dental Society, The New York Dental Society, The American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, The Simplant Dental Academy, and The Police Surgeons Benevolent Association. He has been a past a frequently invited guest speaker on the live radio talk show "Dentistry Today" and was a Newsday Professional Achievement Award winner in 2007.

We are proud to say that Dr. Morhaim is a partner at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates!

What are you afraid of?

Do you suffer from anxiety before a dental visit? Do you put off necessary treatment because you are afraid? Don't worry- you're not alone. The American Journal of the American Dental Association has estimated that close to 30 million people have fears of visiting the dentist. At Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates we strive to make each visit as comfortable and worry-free as possible. Below are some helpful tips that can eliminate that fear.

1. Listen To Your Favorite Tunes: Music is a great way to get your mind off your visit. Bring your headphones and an Mp3 player next time you come in and listen to your favorite bands while getting a procedure done. Whether you're listening to Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, or Maroon 5- your visit will surely go by quicker.

2. Who, What, Where, When, Why: For many patients anxiety comes from the "not knowing" and we want to change that. Ask our assistants and hygienists what they're doing, how it will benefit you, and what the outcome will be. Understanding these things will help ease anxiety because you will know what to expect.

3. Make A List: Regardless if you are afraid of needles and drills or have had a bad experience with your previous dentist, we want to know. Create a list of your concerns and bring it with you to your next dental appointment. We encourage all of our patients to voice their fears that way we can work together to minimize stress and make visits more comfortable.

Manhattan Has Never Felt So Close

We are so excited to finally showcase the new pediatric waiting room at our Great Neck location. Our office chose the talented Paul Stipkovich to emulate one of the most iconic sites in Manhattan- Central Park. "Central Park seemed to be the perfect setting for our waiting area because it is a part of New York City that appeals to both children and adults" stated Dr. Stephen Dallal. The artwork has been a wonderful addition to our New York themed practice. Paul Stipkovich did a fantastic job in re-creating popular locations in Central Park such as the Ferris wheel, the open field, and even the Columbus Circle subway station. We hope you can come stop by to see the amazing transformation.

Brace Yourself for the Following Orthodontic Information

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should be seen by an orthodontist at the first signs of orthodontic problems OR no later than age 7. Through research, it has been shown that interceptive (early) orthodontics is so incredible helpful! What that means is that Orthodontists can intercept a problem before it happens and gets more complicated. That is why it is very important to see an Orthodontist early! An Orthodontist can detect subtle problems with jaw growth and teeth that are first starting to come into the mouth, even when baby teeth are still present.

 

  • While you might think that your child's teeth look normal, an orthodontist can pick up a problem, before it is obvious.
  • Your child's bite may be okay at this time, but if there are sublet signs present, the bite might have to be monitored. The reason is that if a problem is brewing, your child will be treated at the appropriate time, resulting in fewer problems in the future.
  • We can correct harmful oral habits that might result in a complicated Orthodontic case if not treated early.
  • Some cases are very crowded, and if not treated early with expansion appliances, there might not be enough room for all of their permanent teeth.
  • Improve your child's self esteem if they are unhappy with how their teeth appear.
  • Guide permanent teeth into better positions as they erupt, reducing the amount of time your child will be in braces are indicated.
  • Improve the way their lips meet, thus protecting their upper front permanent teeth.
  • Timely treatment may prevent serious problems from developing resulting in less time in braces and the cases are not as complicated and much more stable.

Oral health care is a very important part to the overall health of your child. If you would like an orthodontic consultation or have any additional questions please feel free to call our office to schedule and appointment with one of our orthodontists

Invisalign Day

 Invisalign Treatment $3995-$4995 Receive $200-$1500 OFF depending on complexity of case. Free Take- Home Whitening Kit!

Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates is excited to announce that we are hosting Invisalign Day, June 18th for our Great Neck office and June 20th for our Hicksville office. Invisalign is virtually an invisible alternative to conventional braces, which come in clear plastic removable aligners. Choosing Invisalign allows someone to have less food restrictions and enables them to brush and floss daily to maintain their oral health.

This is an exclusive 2-day event and space is limited. If you are interested in learning about this revolutionary way to discreetly straighten your teeth then CALL US TODAY to make your appointment. Great Neck: 516-708-4019 and Hicksville: 516-960-5619.

All attendees will receive a free Invisalign consultation and the opportunity to save up to $1500 OFF their Invisalign treatment. All patients who sign up for treatment will receive a FREE professional take-home whitening kit.