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!

Dentistry For Your Life

Ramos1At Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates our doctors have seen many patients over their lifetime of practicing. All their patients have different stories as to what has brought them to see our doctor's; from people who have suffered tragic accidents to people who have been dealt a bad hand genetically. Yet, they all have a commonality- they would like to improve their smile so they can become more confident in their life. Stephanie was one of those patients who came to see Dr. Weiner as a young girl. After 10 years, both Dr. Weiner and Dr. Morhaim worked together to transform Stephanie's smile, which started of as imperfect and making it completely flawless. Stephanie was 13 years old when she saw Dr. Eric Weiner, a cosmetic dentist who excels in all fields of dentistry, to see if he could restore her smile. As a young teenager she was embarrassed and not confident with herself been being born with missing congenital lateral incisors (missing 2 front teeth). She sought Dr. Weiner's professional advice because she longed for a sense of relief and some hope. Unfortunately, because she was 13 years old and still growing, Dr. Weiner was not able to place implants until she turned 18.

In the interim, Dr. Weiner created a temporary solution for Stephanie by creating a Maryland Bridge, which allowed for temporary replacement of her missing teeth without affecting her other teeth. This way she was able to go through her teen years more confidently. At the age of 19, Stephanie went back to Dr. Weiner's office to see if she was eligible for dental implants. After a CT Scan was performed it was discovered that the roots of her teeth were perpendicular rather than parallel. Unlike traditional x-rays, CT Scans allows you to examine your teeth as well as your jawbone and sinus cavity. Faced with this roadblock, Dr. Weiner was not able to place implants because Stephanie has to undergo orthodontic treatment in hopes to move the roots of her teeth.

Two years later, Stephanie was able to take her braces off and smile. She was excited to move forward with the process of restoring her smile. Since being born with 2 missing teeth, Stephanie had a lot of bone loss in those 2 areas. Dr. Weiner brought in our Periodontist Dr. Sam Morhaim to perform ridge augmentation to thicken the bone on her jaw line. Dr. Morhaim used the Navigation System to then place the implants to endure proper placement. Dr. Weiner then placed her post crowns and her case was finished!

After nearly ten years, Stephanie is able to now smile confidently. This case was very involved and needed a lot of time and patience. Stephanie still comes to our office for cleanings and check-ups and every time she does she gives our staff a big hug.

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.

A Patients Dream Come True...

Painless dentistry has received a lot of buzz in the dental community recently and we are excited to share with you what all the chatter has been about! Since our office began treating patients with a laser instead of conventional drill, we have received nothing but positive reviews and ovation. Laser dentistry is transforming our office and how we treat our patients. Typically in conventional dentistry the use of local anesthesia with a needle and shot is usually necessary so that the patient has no pain. The drill that is used typically causes discomfort from the vibration, heat, and pressure. The end result of a simple filling with the use of a drill causes a numb lip, which often restricts eating and speaking until the anesthetic wears off.

Many of our patients who have been treated with the laser have been pleasantly surprised that in fact it truly is painless! The laser that our dentists use is called the Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG laser made by Biolase. The Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG uses laser light and a gentle spray of water- that's it!

Laser dentistry is changing the way our patients view dental visits. Just ask our patient Jennifer Murillo who had work performed by our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Weiner. "When I came in as a new patient for a check-up and cleaning I was told I had numerous cavities. Never having a needle at the dentist's office before I was a little apprehensive. Dr. Weiner was very reassuring that everything would be fine, which it was, but as we talked he mentioned he had gone for training to remove cavities using lasers. I was stunned! He told me it would be coming to the office very soon. I had appointments for three weeks in a row to have the cavities removed- one so deep that I was numb from 3:30pm until almost 9pm that night. On my final visit the laser machine had arrived and I had the option to try it. WOW is all I can say!!! No numbing cream, no shot, no nothing. There was no pain during the procedure that I felt at all. My mouth had to stay very wet for the laser, which made me gag a few times (I can't lie). Once the suction was moved to a better location I wasn't filling up with so much water. When the procedure was completed Dr. Weiner told me I could go right then to eat a steak. Hopefully I can stay cavity free from now on, but if not, the laser is definitely the way to go!"

At Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates we pride ourselves in treating patients with the most up to date technology in our industry. We are so excited at the positive feedback laser dentistry has brought to our office. Please contact us today if you would like more information about this procedure or if you would like to schedule an appointment with us.

Check out our NEW murals!!!

We have made some fun changes to Kid-Island Dental at our Hicksville office. In the last few months we have transformed our pediatric side to make visits more enjoyable and relaxing for children. Bonnie Siracusa is the master artist behind our themed walls, which includes a journey into outer space, carnival games, a day at the beach, and a country farm with pony rides. Below are some pictures of our stunning renovations. If you are in the area, please don't hesitate to stop by for a quick tour or call our office to schedule one. Hicksville: 516-960-5619




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.



Long Island Dentists Recap AACD 2011 in Boston

cosmetic, dentistry, dentist, long, island, new, york, NY At Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, the team of Long Island cosmetic dentists focuses on blending the art and science of dentistry to address the individual needs of each patient. As they return from the Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in Boston, the Long Island dentists say they enjoyed this year’s meeting and look forward to interacting with industry leaders and expanding on the Rise of Collaboration at future meetings.

Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates specializes in providing a comprehensive range of procedures for their Long Island cosmetic dentistry patients. As the team of dentists returns from the annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, they say participating in events such as this allows them to provide their patients with the safest and most effective dental treatments available.

Founding partner Dr. Arnold Tyrangel adds that the Great Neck team is excited about this year’s theme—the Rise of Collaboration—because the practice continuously works to blend the artistic and scientific elements of dentistry by combining procedures as varied as porcelain veneers, dental implants, periodontics, and sedation dentistry. “By maintaining a close relationship with our patients, staff and labs, we create a comfortable environment to produce the highest quality dentistry for our patients.”

As the demands of today’s dental patients continue to grow, the Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates team says collaboration within their practice and the cosmetic dentistry field as a whole is extremely important. By joining the innovators and educators of the industry at AACD 2011, the New York dentists say they are able to further develop and refine their skills, and inevitably provide their patients with safer, more effective treatment.

For more than three decades, Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates has been providing cutting-edge dental care. The team credits conferences such as the AACD Scientific Meeting for continuing to inspire innovation. Founding partner and AACD Accredited Member, Dr. Stepen Dallal adds that this year’s theme and it’s continuing impact throughout the rest of 2011 is of particular interest to their practice, as collaboration is essential to the continued success of cosmetic dentistry practices.

About Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates

The dentists at Great Neck and Mid-Island Associates have been providing comprehensive dental care for more than 30 years. The practice is able to address their patients’ varying dental concerns and promote healthy oral habits at all ages, as they specialize in a range of procedures including family, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry, as well as periodontics, dental implants, traditional orthodontics and Invisalign in Long Island.

Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates has two locations: the Great Neck office is located at 611 Northern Blvd. Suite 100 in Great Neck, NY 11021, and can be reached at (516) 708-4019; the Mid-Island office is located at 400 South Oyster Rd. Suite 201 in Hicksville, NY 11801, and can be reached at (516) 960-5619. The cosmetic dentistry practice can also be found online at or the Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates Facebook page.


New York Dentists Pursue Spectrum of Cutting-Edge Dentistry

long island, new york, NY cosmetic, general, pediatric, sedation, dentistry, dentists At the Long Island, NY dentistry practice, Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates, Dr. Sam Morhaim and Dr. Eric Weiner recently traveled to Las Vegas for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) to learn more about the latest innovations in dental implant technology. They also plan to attend the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) annual meeting in Boston, as the dentists say they travel far and wide in pursuit of the latest trends and continuing education courses in general and cosmetic dentistry.

At Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates, the team of Long Island dentists is committed to blending the art and science of dentistry, which is why they attend a rigorous schedule of continuing education courses and industry seminars. Following the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Dr. Stephen Dallal, Dr. Arnold Tyrangel, and Dr. Paul Grunseich say they are looking forward to attending the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) meeting this May in Boston. Furthermore, as the Great Neck dentists blend a wide spectrum of dental procedures, from general and cosmetic procedures, to pediatric dentistry, to the latest innovations in orthodontics, they credit their continued success to the desire to maintain an exceptional level of patient care and remain on the forefront of dental technology.

The 2011 Las Vegas ICOI Winter Symposium took place at the Bellagio Hotel, and centered on a comprehensive schedule of dental implant continuing education specifically focused on Esthetic Zone Reconstruction, related innovations, and common complications. The team of dentists at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates say they thoroughly enjoyed to chance to enhance the safety and effectiveness of their dental implant expertise even further, as well as the chance to interact with other dedicated professionals in the dentistry field.

As the New York dentists plan their trip to the AACD meeting in Boston from May 18-21, 2011, they say they are looking forward to a number of the speaking engagements, as well as the hands-on workshops. The dentists add that they are also anticipating an interesting and informative experience in the AACD exhibit hall, which will feature the latest in dental technology, from general and reconstructive procedures, to the innovative combination of cosmetic and sedation dentistry. Regardless of whether the group of Long Island dentists are attending seminars, continuing education courses, or implementing the latest technology at their practice, they say quality and individualized patient care is the driving force behind their commitment to cutting-edge dental technology.

About Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates

The dentists at Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates have been serving the dental needs for patients of all ages for over 35 years. By concentrating on the different issues prevalent among different age groups, the dentists are able to promote exceptional dental health at any stage of life. With specialists in a variety of dental fields, Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates is equipped to perform a wide spectrum of dental procedures, including general dentistry, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and orthodontics. Patients are their first priority as they continue to pursue the latest technology and blend the art and science of dentistry.

Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates has two locations: Great Neck 611 Northern Blvd. Suite 100 in Great Neck, NY 11021, which can be reached at (516) 708-4019; and the Mid-Island location at 400 South Oyster Bay Road, Suite 201 in Hicksville, NY 11801, which can be reached at (516) 960-5619. The Long Island dentistry practice can be found online at either, or the Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Asscociates Facebook page.