Dr. Gregori Kurtzman

Dentistry
Silver Spring, MD
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Silver Spring, MD

Address

3801, International Dr, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

3015989046

About

Bio

Dr. Kurtzman is in private general dental practice in Silver Spring, Maryland and a former Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Maryland. He has lectured internationally on the topics of Restorative dentistry, Endodontics and Implant surgery and prosthetics, removable and fixed prosthetics, Periodontics and has over 550 published articles. He has earned Fellowship in the AGD, AAIP, ACD, ICOI, Pierre Fauchard, ADI, Mastership in the AGD and ICOI and Diplomat status in the ICOI and American Dental Implant Association (ADIA). Dr. Kurtzman has been honored to be included in the <i>“Top Leaders in Continuing Education” </i>by Dentistry Today annually since 2006.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

131 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: One can return to work right after a root canal.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Hypersentivity: Define hypersentive nerves? If your feeling a sensation after removal of a lower 3rd molar this may indicate trauma to the nerve and should be address... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: The materials false teeth are made from do not whiten.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Root canal and body : Unless there is still infection present at the tip of the root, no body issues should occur following root canal treatment. The literature also suppo... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Wax eating: Am assuming this is to cover an orthodontic bracket. yes you can eat with it on but may need to replace it when done eating as you may swallow it but... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Pain post root canal: This may last a few hours or a few days but one should notice a steady decrease if its worsening contact the dentist.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Antibiotics and dent: Yes but only those patients with a history of valve issues with the heart check with your physician to see if you should be covered.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Spots: Could be stained old fillings.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Drinking and teeth: Shouldnt cause any issues.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Hummmm: There are no contraindications for taking pain meds prior to a root canal are you being sedated?
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends: Sometimes depends on what bone is available at the site to support and surround the implant when placed.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Antibiotic choice: Clindamycin is a choice for patients allergic to penicillin drugs such as amoxicillin.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Bridge therapy: This refers to switching from one blood thinner to another here is a link that discusses it http://pfrc.Med.Nyu.Edu/handouts/pdf/all/pfrc10-000013... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends: a dental sealant is typically placed into a tooth that does not contain prior filling material but this material is compatible with composites (tooth ... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Issues after rct: Best way is to have the tooth xrayed to see if there is an issue.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
A sheet of material: they are a 6" x 6" sheet of either latex or a non latex material in a color which is flexible
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Molar extraction: Special tools are used to loosen the tooth then it is extracted.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Blood blister: Blood blisters are usually related to trauma.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Soreness: Soreness may last for a few days following extraction and use of ibuprophen will help as well as warm salt water rinses.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possible infection : Possible if the tooth was painful before treatment this may linger for a period after treatment. But sounds like its improving.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Boil: Sounds like a tooth is abcessing.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Cheek and lip biting: Cheek and lip biting is a nervous habit and takes a conscious effort to stop it and time.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dental emergency: Would recommend going to the emergency clinic at the howard university dental school located in dc. That will provide dental care at a much lower fee ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Success: Implants have a high success rate of around 95% independent of the manufacturer. But success is also dependent on the patient doing good home care to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Root canal filling: Root canal filling consists of a sealer with either gutta percha or a synthetic cone within it. Sealers vary in what they are made from some being cal... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possible: May be related to a dental issue with the molars on that side or a ear infection best to have it checked out.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Gum issues: Gingivitis refers to inflammation in the gums with no effect (loss) of bone whereas periodontal disease refers to inflammation in the bone causing it ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes and No: If the retainer is worn as recommended then no. If you avoid wearing it or dont wear it for a period of time its possible the teeth will shift back in... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Wax and sleep: yes orthodontic wax to cover brackets can be slept with it in the mouth.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes it can: TMJ may be related to overclosure of the jaws and implants may allow the bite to be opened positioning the TMJ in a more relaxed position. This can al... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Changing the shape: Veneers can be used to reshape a tooth to make it look more esthetic so the snaggle tooth can be corrected to look better
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Need to see dentist: Need to see a dentist before the decay gets deeper and leads to an infection that will require a root canal which will be more costly then the current... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Cost: Cost will vary depending where you live and what is planned. Most dentists will provide a treatment plan outlining costs involved.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Bone regrowth: Missing bone can in a sense be regrown with placement of a bone graft which the body they uses as a scaffold to regrow bone in that area. Usually aft... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes we see the clot sometimes its not visible as it is in the socket and there are times where the clot breaks down. If there is no pain then do... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Expectations: As long as home care is followed (daily brushing and flossing plus routine visits to the dentist for cleanings) implants will last many years with few... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
You get what you pay: Cheaper isnt always better and usally doesnt last long you get what you pay for
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not a dental issue: Lip biting is not dental issue but like nail biting or continually picking at a spot its a psychological on and should be addressed with a therapist t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Root absent: when the root is not observable on the xray its due to resorption of the root which occurs due to the body dissolving the root structure which is bel... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Antibiotics and urin: The body removes what antibiotic it can't absorb in the GI tract via the feces and urine so not unusual to have urine that has a smell like the antibi... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Root exposure: Root exposure typically goes hand in hand with gum recession which exposes the root of the tooth that does not have enamel covering it to protect it. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Veneers can be done either prep less or with minimal prep this will depend on the position of your teeth, what old filling material is in them and wha... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sometimes: Although there is no nerve left in the tooth a rubber dam is placed with a clamp on the tooth and a local anesthetic ensures that the clamp doesnt cau... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Soft palate: The inflammation in the soft palate may be related to post nasal or a nasal infection and should see a dentist or ENT to evaluate it.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not necessarily: Possibly depends on how much tooth remains for the dentist to hold on to to extract the tooth sometimes one has to section the tooth to remove it.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
The short answer: Tmj refers to the joint where the lower jaw articulates with the upper jaw, this stands for temporomandibular joint. It is basically a ball sitting in... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Typically no: Typically no but not all patients are candidates for lingual braces. An alternative is six months smiles which uses clear brackets and a tooth color w... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
What is the gel: The gel is a mild acid that is used to condition the enamel so that the resin sealant can bond (adhere) to the tooth structure. It does not damage the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dams what are they: a sheet of latex or non latex material used in dentistry to isolate teeth when treatment is being done
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 37 years experience
What are veneers: Think of a veneer as something that is bonded on the tooth to change the shape and color of the tooth, these can be made from composite or ceramics wi... 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. Kurtzman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kurtzman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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No, I was not, and I'm in interappointment flare-up agony now. Wish I had more sleep the night before. Maybe things would be better.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much I've been worried about it since I got it done! :-&#41;
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Thank you, your answer put my mind at ease.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top 100 Dental Lecturers 2006 till present (annual)
Top Dentist, First Place, Maryland - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, the Takoma Park Region - Spring
2017

Publications

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