An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, much to the chagrin of brokers who invested heavily in cure. Get in while prevention’s still hot with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a periodontal-care package at Periodontal Associates of Long Island in Old Brookville (up to a $545 total value). The package includes:
- A VelScope oral cancer screening (a $45 value)
- A preventative cleaning (a $150 value)
- A periodontal and cosmetic exam and consultation (a $175 value)
- Digital x-rays (up to a $175 value)<p>
With an experienced staff, periodontists Drs. Margolis, Abbatiello, and Toscano detect and treat gum disease with up-to-date technology. A meticulous periodontal and cosmetic exam inspects mouths for infection and securely stashed poker chips before doctors impart tailored treatment advice. Specialized tools then purge gum lines of debris during a cleaning, and digital x-rays, which integrate reduced radiation and advanced image software, pinpoint problem areas invisible to the naked eye. Additionally, a VelScope Vx oral-cancer screening system bathes mouths in a painless blue light, thereby distinguishing unhealthy tissue from the thriving cells that exhibit green fluorescence and flawless sun salutations.
During their appointments, which generally take up to 75 minutes, patients can don headphones and repose on memory-foam pillows, while those awaiting their checkup can watch the office’s flat-screen TV. Groupon-holders who require further periodontal care may have the opportunity to receive discounted treatments.
Periodontal Associates of Long Island
This celebrated practice has kept patients free of periodontal troubles for more than 25 years. Its dental team includes Dr. Margolis, who graduated dental school with honors and served as deputy chief forensic dental consultant to NYC's chief medical examiner; Dr. Abbatiello, who graduated first in his Harvard and Columbia classes, and Dr. Toscano, who received Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medals for the life-saving medical work he did with them.
All three blend their educational and diverse career experiences to address dental disease, with the philosophy that dental and periodontal well being influences the body from head to brake lights. Though this perspective imbues their practice with a sense of immediacy and a high level of care, they are conservative with the treatments they recommend and suggest alternatives when possible. Laser dentistry, implants, cancer screenings, and tissue grafting are but a few of the techniques they employ to keep mouths smiling.