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On June 8th, 1999 Michael D. Kurtz served as Distinguished Honoree for the NY World’s Fair Commemorative Gala on behalf of Queens Museum of Art. Dr. Kurtz was personally congratulated byFirst Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. is giving Ivy League Alumni with portable Dental Insurance who switch their dental care to us a free Whitening Visit with our Hygienist. For initial treatment planning and to find out more please call Columbia Mike at 646-221-3366.


mike“Over 25 years of working and living on the premises has kept me close to my patients. Now that’s true 24-hour emergency service. It’s made a difference keeping appointments timely especially in inclement weather. I think it’s the personal service that keeps families coming back here year after year. They come from far and wide. Maybe it’s the unlimited free parking or the scenic picture windows. Maybe it’s the occlusal guards. Sometimes I forget this is NYC. People are always hugging me & smiling. It makes me feel proud!” –Michael D. Kurtz, DDS, FASD

ruth“I read about your work in the Noveruth.JPG (21620 bytes)mber 25 issue of Newsday. I can’t express enough how wonderful it is to read about the positive efforts of New Yorkers such as yourself, instead of the usual tragic events. Your hard work and dedication have certainly inspired more community involvement among area businesses; an effort which is invaluable to our city as a whole. On behalf of all our neighbors and friends in New York , I both thank and congratulate you for all that you have accomplished , and wish you weqrcodell in the future.”  –Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President Emeritae


Chewing in a Tough Economy

Chewing our food well is very important. In fact, our teeth are important because are smile says a lot about who we are. Teeth are used not just for digestion but for communication, defense and status. If a picture says 1000 words then a smile must say one million. But how do you preserve a million dollar smile in a tough economy? Here are two ideas.

Keeping Gums and surrounding anchor bone healthy

Homecare and regular visits to a dentist who has a dental hygienist are likely to be very important. Prevention is key to keeping your smile healthy and fit is paramount. A good hygienist is difficult to find. They treat teeth and gums by removing hardened deposits of plaque and they provide homecare education. Top hygienists are trained in Arestin Therapy.  Continue reading….

Arestin-2Arestin Therapy is affordable. The material is often covered by prescription plan insurance. Placement is not uncomfortable and the results can be well worth it.



Belleglass is NOT your typical white filling -Top material & most insurance pays!

Another excellent way to make your dental visits cost-effective is to choose treatment modalities that deliver fine dentistry and may be paid for by any dental insurance coverage you may have. Continue reading….


We appreciate the value of your time. Unless an emergency arises, you will be seen promptly. We need your cooperation in order for us to stay on schedule and serve you better. If you cannot keep an appointment kindly give us 48 hours notice in order to avoid a nominal re-scheduling fee. This courtesy makes it possible to award your appointment time to another patient who desires to see the doctor. Continue reading….

Back-to-school Dental Check-up !

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kid-couponBuild Strong Teeth! Includes exam, bitewings, prophy, school note and fluoride treatment. Fluoride protects teeth against decay. Sealants are even better protection but are optional* Appointment required. No walk-ins. Families of 2 or more receive a United States Collector Item $2 Bill with Jefferson picture!
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What is Belleglass?

Belleglass is a laboratory processed composite restoration that closely resembles tooth structure. What makes it so special? During fabrication the material is brought to high temperature (about 293 degrees Fahrenheit) and pressure (about 2 atmospheres or 28 psi of nitrogen) allowing the acrylic to cure with less flaws. When cooled to room temperature the result makes for a much harder, stronger and durable dental restoration when compared to a typical chair-side cold-cure composite. Patients who drink hot coffee or tea and eat ice cream are prone to experience marginal leakage of their white cold-cure composite fillings. Sometimes you can see yellow-brown stains outlining the margins where leakage is occurring. (See Figure 2) Yuck!  Belleglass restorations have a coefficient of thermal expansion closely resembling that of natural teeth. So, Belleglass is less prone to marginal leakage. In addition, it’s high compressive strength makes it much more durable and resistant to fracture than both silver fillings and chair-side cold-cure composite fillings. Consequently, Belleglass is the restoration of choice for patients that suffer from bruxism (night grinding) and may need adjunct nightguard therapy. In short, Belleglass restorations are excellent.  Continue reading….

“Dental Implants – Should you bite?”


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Dental Implants – Should you bite?(July, 1996)

About 19 million American adults have no teeth; another 113 million are missing at least one tooth. Many of those gaps are filled with dentures and bridges. But if you wear such an appliance, you’re probably familiar with the limitations – they can weaken your bite, cause discomfort, and even harm the adjacent teeth.

Many people are turning to dental implants – artificial teeth surgically anchored into the jawbone and intended to be a better-looking replacement. Ads promote implants as “the next best thing to natural teeth.” Perhaps 400,000 individual implants are now done each year. 

But they’re a major investment and not risk-free. If you need extensive work, you could wind up paying tens of thousands of dollars, spending lots of time in dentists’ chairs, and waiting more than a year for your new “teeth.” You’ll also need to be an unusually assertive patient, checking out the credentials of the dentists and the implants they use. Some dentists who do implants have insufficient training, and some implant materials have been in-sufficiently studied.

Are implants worth all this? Their track record suggests they are, for some people – but because of their cost and possible complications, you should try other approaches first.     Continue reading….

Occlusal Guards

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IMG_5219Occlusal Guards offer general protection to teeth not limited to athletes. Multi-function applications are discussed below. It is an important service available through your dentist. Your dentist submits a pre-treatment estimate using ADA procedure code 09940 for an occlusal guard. Often there is no out-of-pocket cost. Have your dentist e-mail or call 1-800-616-6399 toll-free for specific information. If approved your dentist simply sends us a full-arch maxillary impression or cast.  Continue reading….



BerrySports Dentistry has spawned a new word; sportsdentistry. But what is Sports Dentistry and what does sportsdentistry mean? The International Academy for Sports Dentistry gives the following definition; “Sports Dentistry” involves the prevention and treatment of orofacial athletic injuries and related oral diseases, as well as the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research in the prevention of such injuries. The Academy’s website is quite useful for accessing information concerning dental / facial trauma prevention and treatment, what to do when a tooth is knocked out, athletic mouthguard types and designs, Trauma cards for distribution may be obtained through the International Academy for Sports Dentistry by contacting the Executive Secretary, Shelly Lott, 118 Faye Street, Farmersville, Illinois 62533; Phone +1-217-227-3431. The e-mail address is  Continue reading….

Biography of Michael D. Kurtz, SportsDDS

index_clip_image002For almost 10 years, Dr. Kurtz was an independent consulting dentist to St. John’s University. Under Coach Lou Carnesecca, HOF 2, he cared for members of the elite 1985 “Redmen” Basketball Team. That team made it to the NCAA Final Four. He is author of a major textbook chapter in Mosby Sports Medicine; Principles of Primary Care. This became the genesis for his trademark Internet handle; Continue reading….