Post Doctoral Training and Certifications: Two year General Practice Residency at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow New York; Two year Dental Implantology Program at New York University School of Dental Medicine. Branemark Implant System , Certified in Invisalign , Certified in Dental Ozone Therapy by the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. SMART (Safe Amalgam Removal Technique) Certification from the IAOMT.
Other: Researcher in a clinical study of Dental Ozone therapy by the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. Research assistant for a study by the Environmental Protection Agency at Love Canal, NY, Awarded research stipend from the National Science Foundation at Hunter College.
Dr. Plascyk is very proud of his staff. Each staff member is experienced and highly skilled in the dental field. Although they have had opportunities to work elsewhere, they all continue to work with Dr. Plascyk because of his quality of patient care and holistic philosophy of treatment. Kathy Cole is his office manager. She has over 25 years of experience in the dental field and is a great resource for patients with questions about dental care, insurance and payment options. Patients cannot say enough positive things about Kathy. Adriana Monserrate is our dental assistant with over 20 years experience. She is an invaluable asset to Dr. Plascyk’s clinical care. Anne Bynum is our dental hygienist. She has over 25 years of clinical experience and delivers a high standard of dental hygiene therapy and knowledge to our patients.
Dr. Plascyk uses the following dental laboratories for his cases: Carolina Dental Ceramics, Sherer Dental Lab and Great Lakes Orthodontics.
Finally, Dr. Plascyk does most of the treatment patients require. However, there are times when patients need to be referred to a specialist. Dr. Plascyk uses a top team of specialists which include, oral surgeons, orthodontics, oral pathologists, periodontists and pediatric dentists.
I have taken numerous courses on dental implant (tooth implant) therapy and have incorporated dental implants into much of my patient care. This dental implant training included a two year hospital residency program at Nassau University Hospital in New York where much of the training involved dental implants and cosmetic dentistry and dental reconstruction. In addition, I completed a two-year post-doctoral certification in dental implants at New York University School of Dental Medicine.
My staff and I are very proud that we replaced so missing teeth for people over the years. There is nothing in dentistry that brings more happiness to a patient than a replacing one or more of their missing tooth with functional and natural looking implants. Our final implant results are healthy and enduring. We accomplish this by incorporate holistic and bite balancing therapy with all our implant therapy.
Depending on a patient’s desires and concerns, I place both titanium and non-metal or ceramic (zirconium oxide) implants.
Biological dentists recognize the impact of toxic materials and relate it to dental and physiological health. These dentists are concerned with the integrity of the oral cavity and use materials and procedures in their practices that are systemically compatible.
Many people do not realize the "silver" amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. A large filling may contain as much mercury as a thermometer. Mercury vaporizes easily at room temperature, and in this state, is odorless, colorless and tasteless. Inhaled mercury vapor is readily absorbed into the bloodstream. The World Health Organization has concluded that dental fillings contribute more mercury to a person's body than all other sources of mercury combined. Mercury is a powerful poison. Published research demonstrates that mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium or arsenic. No amount of exposure to mercury vapor can be considered harmless. Especially considering its cumulative effect.
Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive element on the earth. Most medical and scientific researchers have called for a ban on the use of mercury in all products. However, the potential harmful effects of mercury fillings have been ignored by the U.S. Government. Due to its poisonous nature, mercury can adversely affect the immune, urinary, cardiac, respiratory and digestive systems. Under laboratory conditions, mercury has produced brain cell deterioration identical to that seen in victims of Alzheimer's disease.
The IAOMT believes you should (unless you are pregnant or lactating). Mercury vapor is continuously emitted from dental fillings and accumulates in the body over time. The damaging effects of this exposure may not manifest for years or even decades. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that even low levels of mercury cause measurable adverse health effects. Mercury in the tissues of a fetus or infant correlates significantly with the number of dental amalgam fillings in the mother. Newborns may be at risk for learning disabilities because of mercury their mother absorbed during pregnancy. Many physicians are testing their patients for mercury toxicity and referring them to biological dentists. Across scientific disciplines, health professionals are realizing that mercury may adversely impact patient health.
Most biological dentists work in conjunction with physicians, who may prescribe supplements prior to the removal of mercury fillings. It is imperative that chronically ill patients seek advice from a physician knowledgeable in mercury toxicity issues.
To prevent additional mercury exposure, find a biological dentist properly trained in mercury filling removal. Patients should inquire about the following amalgam removal protocols:
Utilizing an efficient suction system in the oral cavity with a special tip or its equivalent to contain amalgam particles and mercury vapors.
Operating a vacuum system at maximum efficiency.
Applying copious amounts of water to the filling during removal.
Removing the amalgam in large segments to minimize the generation of mercury vapor and amalgam particulate.
Providing the patient and dental staff with a mercury-free source of air.
The IAOMT is a group of dentists, physicians and researchers involved in peer-reviewed scientific research, education and the promotion of biological dentistry. The IAOMT encourages the use of biocompatible materials and the development of appropriate protocols to ensure whole-body patient health. The tenets of a good dental practice should be based on peer-reviewed research - not on conventional wisdom. Most importantly, the materials and procedures used in dentistry should not adversely affect the rest of the body.