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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman

Dentistry
Silver Spring, MD
35 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

165 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Implant steps: After xrays and planning an implant is selected to fit the space. at surgery the bone is exposed and a hole (osteotomy) is made and the implant is thr... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
No advantages: Zirconia implants are just being used for 5-8 years and are not being widely used here in USA due to FDA approval process and companies avoiding that ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes and no: yes and no, this same material can be placed on exposed root surfaces to seal them and prevent sensitivity. sensitivity is usally not found on the to... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not close to same: veneers are used to esthetically alter the natural tooth to change its shape and or shade where as implants are used to replace missing teeth
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends: Depends on the state and its regulations some states allow hygienists to administer local anesthetic.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Cavities: when a cavity forms in the tooth that means part of the tooth has been lost and needs to be replaced. there are no natural ways to do that
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not possible: Fluorosis relates to high fluoride in the enamel which occurs when the tooth is forming and as such it is not reversible. hypocalcification which is l... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Some dryness expecte: Steroids can cause some nasal dryness but using the saline will help remoisturize the nasal membranes.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Dry socket: If you were to get dry socket this happens within the first 3 days after extraction at 9 days post extraction its not an issue to worry about. Dry soc... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Same difference: Porcelain is a ceramic so they are two different names for the same thing
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Shouldnt be an issue: Overall this shouldnt be an issue exposure wise and these scans are to aid in diagnosis and unfortunately nothing can provide the same info that doesn... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Waiting period: The root canal can be started after swelling has disappeared from the wisdom tooth extraction usually two weeks is sufficient.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Decay stages: Decay starts at the enamel of the tooth and breakdown is related to acids in the food or made by bacteria in the mouth this typically starts in pits a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ulcer causes: Ulcers can be caused due to trauma, virus or bacteria.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Infection: Sounds like an infection is present and she should address this with the dentist who did the root canal.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Veneer pop off: See a dentist who may be able to rebond the veneers back on
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Steriods and teeth: Steroids like Prednisone do not cause tooth decay directly but do have an effect on the gums potentially causing recession and exposure of the tooths ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Maybe bite related: May be related to the bite on the new crown or related to residual infection on the root canal address it with your dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Infection : Infections need to be treated with antibiotics and these require a prescription from a dentist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
No quick cure: Canker sores are caused by a virus and take time to heal. This takes typically 7-10 days to run its course. Usually when you notice the cold sore the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Teething pain: As teeth erupt into the mouth they push on the gums causing discomfort, the natural reaction is to bite on something as pressure on the gums over the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Needs dental help: Infections usually need help from a dentist to help remove the source of the infection which can be in the gums or decay leading to a root canal issue... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Red spot: Could be many things recommend seeing a dentist to have it examined.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: a condom will ensure better coverage and less potential to skin to skin contact then a dam
A member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Innovations in rct: The instruments used to make the root canal as well as the materials used to fill the root canal have improved and provide more predictable root canal... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Infection : The infection that lead to needing to retreat the root canal may still be outside the root. Call the dentist and indicate what you are feeling you may... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pain on biting: Sounds like a possible cracked tooth call a dentist to evaluate it.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pain: An antibiotic may be helpful in this case for a few days before the root canal is attempted again.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Rct and pregnancy: There is a greater risk in allowing an infected tooth to continue during the pregnancy.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Stains: Stains need to be professionally removed at a dental office toothpaste wont remove it.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Fluorosis treatment: Flurosis usually leads to a mottled appearance to the teeth but they tend to be more impervious to decay. Esthetically this can be corrected on the t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes and No: Some are such as missing permanent teeth and we tend to see tendencies in children that parents had (ie soft teeth, gum issues) but most of these can ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Baby teeth: Best to have the teeth filled and preserve them till the child is older to avoid orthodontic issues that can result due to early loss of the tooth. T... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends on cause: Some bad breath originates in the mouth other times the sinus or lungs. Garlic and onion is expelled by the lungs and no amount of mouthwash will eli... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Iron and teeth: Excessive iron in the body does not lead to increased decay. We can see discoloration occur when iron levels are high in young children as the iron i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Sports and rct: Not likely unless there was dental damage during the injury.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pain following rct: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and nsaids (such as advil, ibuprophen, Motrin etc) work well in calming pain following root canal as well as o... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Coumadin (warfarin) and rct: No you do not need to stop or alter your Coumadin (warfarin) when a root canal is to be done. Coumadin (warfarin) is only altered in dosage when a su... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Dental implications: The current literature indicates it can not be spread dentally during dental visits. J dent res. 2008 jun;87(6):511-9. Implic... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not age related: Younger people tend to have higher sugar content in the diet and are less inclined at home care so we tend to see higher degrees of decay in children ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Clearer teeth: The enamel that covers teeth can be more translucent or opaque in different patients and may give the appearance of transparent teeth at the edges whe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pain on pressure: Infections never go away on their own when a tooth is involved. What can cause pain in a tooth can be a crack in the tooth or a high spot on the toot... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
YES: sounds like a serious dental infection which can be life threatening and needs to be addressed immediately.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pain what is it: Teeth only provide one sensation when stimulated and thats pain. Different things can set it off including air, hot, cold or pressure but mother nat... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Yes its possible thats the wisdom tooth popping in but the soreness may be related to what we call pericornitis which is inflammation of the gum aroun... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Normal at this stage: Most likely its related to where they gave you the shot and will subside in a day or two. Advil (ibuprofen) or other Ibuprophen meds if you can take t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Few foods iron free: few foods are completely iron-free, those that are tend to be high in fat or highly processed.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Mouthwash recommend: I would suggest staying away from any mouthwash that contains alcohol as this dries the gums. Would recommend mouthwashes containing Xylitol as this h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
No not recommended: Antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment is not indicated for patients with pacemakers. The latest recommendations are to use antibiotic prop... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 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

listing of most of 260+ articles published http://maryland-implants.com/articlespublished.htm
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