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Thank you for placing your confidence in us. I am a second generation dentist with a specialty in prosthodontics. My experience dates back to working as a ceramics and metals technician for my father while in college. He was in practice for 50 years and conveyed to me that good doctors build lasting relationships with their patients and communities because of their reputations. I am proud to be a part of that legacy. My curriculum vitae is on our website www. HamptonSmile.com. One of the highlights is my watershed research published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry which studied cross contamination and its prevention in the dental office. Another is my portfolio of patents related to tooth saving devices and procedures that are used to create beautiful and healthy smiles. Many of these inventions are used daily by dentists around the world. Recently I received nine additional patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Some of these patents address making the diagnostic phase of implant dentistry more accurate for the dentist, more affordable to the patient and less time consuming for both. We are now helping patients with TMJ, facial and migraine pain with Botox® therapy and treatments that relax the muscles to reduce or eliminate pain.

I have full time hours and am directly reachable on my cell phone in case of an emergency. Our office maintains the highest standards in safety and sterilization protocols. Our x-rays machines are digital including a cone beam CAT scan. These provide a vast decrease in radiation exposure compared to older analog machines. This year we began using the “no-radiation” Cari-Vu® tooth scanner made by Dexis Corporation. This device is able to detect areas of tooth decay not visible using traditional x-ray or examination procedures.

Although any dentist could call themselves a cosmetic dentist, only prosthodontists are dental specialists with years of additional training after dental school. This training takes place in an accredited university or hospital-based post-doctoral program. From small fillings to cosmetic makeovers and implant reconstructions; prosthodontics is the only dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association devoted to these services. In addition to the less complicated procedures, prosthodontists are experts in diagnosing and treating occlusal problems and TMJ dysfunction. I am trained and experienced in providing these services. As a prosthodontist I work with other specialists such as periodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists and endodontists to coordinate interdisciplinary treatment when needed. My wife Dawn Marie is our hygienist who is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation. She is also qualified to perform all periodontal dental hygiene procedures. Dawn Marie has master’s degree in dental hygiene education and was an assistant clinical professor at Briarcliff College.

Sincerely,
Dr. Robert Sicurelli Jr.

What is Prosthodontics?

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Prosthodontics, also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry, is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses. It is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. The ADA defines it as "the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions...  READ MORE