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Dr. Robert Trager

Dentistry
JAMAICA, NY
56 years experience male

Locations

Office

JAMAICA, NY

Address

JFK AIRPORT BLDG.14, LGA AIRPORT CTB RM. 3636 , JAMAICA, NY
Directions

Fax

7186562614

About

Bio

Dr. Robert Trager was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and attended Boston University and Meharry College of Dentistry. Dr. Trager was a resident of Lennox Hill Hospital. He is a life member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriner’s Temple in Massachusetts. Dr. Trager is known as the airport dentist, having offices in both Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports. He has appeared on the David Letterman Show, ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, The Travel Channel, NPR Radio, Eyewitness News, and the Doctor’s radio on SIRUS. He has been featured in articles in the New York Times, Newsday, the Daily News, Housekeeping Magazine and the ADA News. Dr. Trager also belongs to Pine Hollow Country Club, where he is an avid golf and tennis player, and likes to play squash. Dr. Trager is avid world traveler, and has been known to partake in deep sea and lake fishing. He collects and studies maps as a hobby and has learned at least seven foreign languages. Dr. Trager currently serves as Vice-President of the Nassau County Dental Society in Garden City New York.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
143 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Yes: Any time there is oral sex being performed and there are legions (virus and or cold sores) on your female or male genitalia this can be transferred to... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Mints-gum: suck on mints-chew gum drink water -anything that stimulates saliva.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Why not: Pain or discomfort will always be present so to minimize this have your extractions under general anesthesia.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Oral exam: If you have a red or white lesion either flat or raised see a dentist for exam and possible biopsy.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Seek a DENTIST: Swelling is not going away by itself so you call your dentist for exam and be placed on antibiotics than treatment for abscess.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Neither: See a dentist and don't depend on pills. Pain will be there when pills wear off.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Why not: The color of your tooth has nothing to do with getting braces it's your bite[alignment} of your teeth that needs correction.If you get braces than mak... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
VERY POSSIBLE: Athletes feet is a fungus and could possibly be transferred to the oral cavity where other forms of fungal disease can be present.Wash your hands afte... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
HIV IS A BLOOD BOURNE VIRUS THAT IS ACTIVE WHEN BLOOD IS FRESH NOT DRIED. IF TOY HAS FRESH BLOOD AND ENTERS YOUR BODY THAN YOUR AT RISK FOR HIV. IF BL... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Since i had it, fatigue, loss of smell and taste, fever, fluid in lungs, and most telling is difficulty in breathing. Also sore throat, running nose,... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
This depends on any symptoms you may have or a negative COVID test done before you flew from NZ. Also SOUTH AFRICA may have quarantine laws depending ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
THE SKIN IN THESE AREAS IS THICKER AND MORE SUSCEPTIBLE FOR PIMPLES TO GROW. KEEP AREA CLEAN BY WASHING WITH ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP AND LIQUID ASTRINGENT ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE BUT HOW FRESH IS THE SEMEN AND HOW LONG AFTER DID YOU TOUCH YOUR VAGINA? SEMEN LIKE TO SWIM IN A CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT SO HOW MUC... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
IN CHILDHOOD IF THERE IS SITUATIONS THAT CAN DEVELOP IN TO A NARCISSISSTIC TRAIT. NOT ENOUGH WARMTH OR APPROVAL AND TO MUCH IDEALIZATION. ALSO GENITI... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
I ANSWERED THIS PREVIOUSLY BY STATING THAT IF THE EXTRACTION SITES ARE CLOSED UP SO NO FOOD CAN ENTER THE HOLES THAN IT IS OKAY TO EAT HARD FOODS. TWO... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Resin veneers are plastic unlike porcelain laminates. The burning sensation could be from the plastic content of the veneers or the cement or both .Si... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
THE REASON IT IS CALLED A NIGHT GUARD IS FOR YOU TO WEAR IT AT NIGHT WHILE YOU SLEEP AND GRIND YOUR TEETH UNKNOWNINGLY. IF YOU PRACTICE GOOD ORAL HYGI... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
HOW DO YOU KNOW ALL 50,000 OR ANYONE IS STD FREE. YOU CAN'T BELIEVE EVERYBODY SO BE CAUTIOUS AND ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE SEX. MANY JUST WANT SEX AND WIL... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE GOOD TO USE. DURING MASTURBATION THE LOTION LUBRICATES YOUR PENIS SO YOU WON'T IRRITATE THE THE SKIN AND CAUSE TRAUMA AND POSSIBL... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
THE SEA WATER WILL KILL THE SPERM IF ANY WAS PRESENT. ANY SPERM PRESENT COULD NOT FLOW THRU HER PANTIES SO NO PREGNANCY POSSIBLE. TRY DRY LAND SEX IT'... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
MANY OR MOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCES REQUIRE CONTROLLED BREATHING OR USE OF VOICE. A SORE THROAT WILL CAUSE SOME DISCOMFORT OR PAIN BUT A TRUE WARRIOR... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
SINCE BOTH OF YOU ARE READY TO HAVE SEX AT ANT TIME THAN BOTH OF YOU OR AT LEAST ONE OF YOU HAS TO PRACTICE SAFE SEX. RELYING ON PILL AFTER IS NOT ALW... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
A laser surgery for tongue tie heals much faster, a blade takes 12- 16 days. If you can stick your tongue out enough to lick your chin below your lowe... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Unsweetened coconut water has 9.5 grams of sugar and sweetened coconut water has 18 gram of sugar. Two or three cups of unsweetened coconut is g... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Be more concerned with healing and keeping the extraction sites clean so you don't get an infection and dry socket .Masturbation is 'extraoral no... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
NOT A PROBLEM SO BE HAPPY AND NOW PRACTICE SAFE SEX TO AVOID ANOTHER ABORTION. CONSIDER TAKING PILLS OR GET AN IUD OR BRING YOUR OWN CONDOMS.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Hot spicy food will trigger an episode of a canker sore ,yours got larger because of more irritation .Go to the pharmacy and get OTC gel or liquid med... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Your too young for ED, so find a girlfriend for loving sex or seek a therapist for help. Too much porn and masturbation is not an escape from reality.... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
It means you can get HSV-1 and if you get it then you could give HSV-2 to a partner if you have oral sex . All this means is you should practice safe ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
The virus doesn't survive on clothes ,only live tissue, anal, oral and vaginal sex. Be very careful and knowledgeful in future and practice safe sex.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
A PCR test is the most reliable test since it takes blood from your vein. A home test can give a false positive or negative. You are fine, always be c... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Sperm lasts only a few minutes outside a womans body. Sperm needs moisture and warmth to survive and once exposed to air it dies.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
See an orthopedic back specialist or a chiropractor and find out what is the cause of your back pain. Do you sleep uncomfortable. lift heavy objects, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
You did the best thing by stop smoking to lead a healthy life .Your lungs will start to open up and breathing will be easer .What you could do is have... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
There are newer dental x-ray machines that you don't have to put a film in your mouth. Ask your dentist if they have a PANO x-ray unit , if not find a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Vaseline is used for dry and cracked skin and to keep wounds moist and covered .Prescribed and OTC antibiotics are used for infection control.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
A SNEEZE CONSISTS OF AEROSOLS AND DROPLETS AND CAN LAST FOR HOURS. THE DROPLETS ARE HEAVIER AND FALL TO THE FLOOR FIRST THE AEROSOLS STAY AFLOAT LONG... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
HERPES IS A VIRUS, HSV-1 AND HSV-2 ARE SPREAD EASY EITHER BY KISSING OR SKIN CONTACT. HSV-2 IS SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE. EITHER WAY PRACTICE SAFE... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
It is rare but you can get an HPV STD from hand contact. If sores or open wounds are present than transmission is possible.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
You should be more concerned with your diet than making out. A poor diet can lead to many problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The bump ... Read More
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
SEE YOUR UROLOGIST FOR MEDICATION TO DELAY MOVEMENT. YOU COULD EAT EARLY OR LATE OR MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALWAYS NEAR A RESTROOM.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Read my previous answer and follow my advice.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
YOU COULD HAVE A MOLE OR KERATOSIS? DON'T SCRATCH IT, GO TO A DERMATOLOGIST FOR A BIOPSY. NEVER TREAT YOURSELF FOR SOMETHING YOU DON'T ABOUT.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Sperm lasts only a few minutes outside the vagina. Sperm needs a warm and moist environment to live. Put a glove on your finger next time so no worrie... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
IF YOU PRACTICE SAFE SEX THAN YOUR GOOD TO GO BUT TAKING THE HPV VACCINE ONLY HELPS YOU IF YOU SLIP UP.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Most OTC meds will do, but if swelling occurs than antibiotics are necessary to control the infection. The antibiotics have to be prescribed by a dent... Read More

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Trager is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Trager is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I may need to resubmit my question out there. Somehow I even got a little confused! Much appreciated.
HealthTap member
Thanks but I went to the GI doctor already and he suggested nothing. You seem like a professional doctor what else could this be?
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Thanks for your quick reply! the white on my tongue dosnt stay it comes and goes?? on differnt days

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, TN
Graduated 1966MD

Residency

LENNOX HILL HOSP.

Awards

Distinguished Service Award -Queens County Dental Society
Golden Apple Award-American Dental Association
Citation from Edward Mangano Executive Director of Nassau County

Affiliations

Nassau County Dental Society
New York State Dental Association
American Dental Association
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