Tip of the Week: Fill in the ridges in your teeth caused by brushing

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Teeth 8-21-2014Update February 12, 2015- I had Dr. Brecht do an unusual procedure on my upper canines today. They had slight ridges caused by brushing that most people have. To prevent them from getting worse, he used his prosthodontic artist skills to fill in the ridges with white bonding material.

I recommend that you all get this done to add years to the lives of your teeth.

Dr. Brecht is the Harvard-trained doctor who spends most of his time working on complex craniofacial cases with the NYU plastic surgeons. His private office also does this more mundane type of work.

August 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

I have relied on my dentist sister-in-law for my dental care for a long time, but have been unable to visit her for a while. Then, I thought I had a problem, and reached out to Lawrence Brecht at NYU (He and I know each other from my days in surgery when he was in the reconstructive surgery department).

Dr. Brecht saw me right away, and my teeth are fine. I was just a hypochondriac. But I did get a great cleaning. My teeth are smooth and shiny.

So, even if you think your teeth are clean, it won’t hurt to get a cleaning.

Dr. Brecht is not accepting new patients, but if you say you heard about him from BatteryPark.TV, he will probably see you. (Yes. I took a selfie in the dentist chair)


Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics

EDUCATION: Dr. Brecht is an alumnus of Columbia College and received his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry.  After completing a residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Fellowship at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Brecht earned certificates in both Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics from the New York Veterans Administration Medical Center .

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: Dr. Brecht is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and Occlusion in the Division of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry. He also serves as the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at NYU, where he has taught since 1987. He has a joint appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine where he is Director of the Center for Craniofacial Prosthetics and serves as a member of the Institute’s Cleft Palate, Craniofacial and Ear Anomalies teams.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Dr. Brecht is member of the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, a Fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the New York Academy of Dentistry. He has served as a director in many of these organizations and is a past president of the New York Section of the American College of Prosthodontists.

LITERATURE: Dr. Brecht is a frequent contributor to both the facial plastic surgery and dental literature, having written numerous journal articles, contributed textbook chapters and abstracts. He serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and the International Journal of Prosthodontics.

LECTURES: Dr. Brecht has given more that one hundred professional lectures, workshops and presentations to dentists, plastic surgeons and post-graduate dental students both throughout the United States as well as internationally.

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