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Dr. Edward Zuckerberg

Dentistry
Palo Alto, CA
44 years experience male

Locations

Rejuvenate Dental

Palo Alto, CA

Address

2290 Birch St, Suite C, Palo Alto, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

Office

Dobbs Ferry, NY

About

Bio

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and after obtaining my Bachelors Degree in Biology at Brooklyn College I attended NYU College of Dentistry and did a general practice residency at the Brooklyn VA Hospital. I was in private practice in NY from 1979-2013 and since then in Palo Alto, CA. In 1984 the Academy of General Dentistry honored me with their prestigious Fellowship, F.A.G.D. I have had numerous articles published in Dental Journals and have lectured since 2010 to Dentists nationally and internationally on technology integration in the Dental office and Social Media Marketing for Dentists. I have always been an early adopter of technology. My office has been computerized since 1986, we have had digital x-rays since 1998, CAD-CAM same day crowns, inlays and veneers since 2009 and our office has been completely paperless since 2005.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: California, New York

Languages spoken

Korean

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not immediately: Do not rinse for at least 12 hours after the extraction. Then, you can use warm salt water, plain water or a mouthrinse.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Get immediate Care: Abscessed teeth can be a very dangerous health situation, not just a problem for the tooth. The proximity of the teeth to the sinus, as well as the c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Permanent or Baby?: Typically the baby tooth is lost at about 7 years old and the permanent version hopefully will last forever. If this is a baby tooth that was not los... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Cavity/receded gum: Sensitivity is the result of exposure of a nerve ending to a stimulus such as touch or hot/cold food or drink. Known tooth problems that can cause se... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not by itself: How old are you? If you are older than 13 and all your permanent teeth have erupted already it is unlikely that things will autocorrect with or withou... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
See your dentist: During pregnancy, hormone levels in the gums are elevated and it is really important to have your teeth professionally cleaned at regular intervals an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: Canker sores are not a sign of an allergy, however you may be sensitive to an ingredient in the chocolate. Preservatives, especially sls or sodium la... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Call your MD: Your physician may suggest your baby take tylenol (acetaminophen). This should be safe in the proper dosage.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: Especially the upper molars can become painful after the flu or upper respiratory tract infection as the sinus swells and presses on the nerve endings... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
NO: No, antibiotics merely lessen the quantity of the bacteria causing the infection but do not completely eradicate the infection. The cause of the prob... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
See a dentist: If this is a recent development it could be an indication that you have a problem with one of your restorations which needs to be checked.
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Root : Root canal only removes the infected or diseased nerve from the root, not the root itself. In an abscess, generally the tissues in the bone around th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
8: Based on experience, the answer here can very from 0 to 32 and depends on a variety of factors including how much Fluoride the individual was exposed ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: No, dentists can be professionally reprimanded for doing this.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Short term expense: Saving money is the obvious short term benefit, however long term you must consider the detriment of losing 25% of your molar crushing ability. Also,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
General Dentist: See a general dentist first. They can evaluate whether your problem is severe enough to determine whether it needs treatment by a specialist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Loose gum tissue: Loosening of the gum tissue around the teeth is usually indicative of a periodontal disease process that should be evaluated to determine the extent o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Maybe: There are very few peroxide containing toothpastes but if you abrade the gum with your brush it could irritate.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Occlusal guard: An occlusal guard can be fabricated by your dentist to prevent clenching. Most clenching occurs while we sleep so the appliance would only need to be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Sensitivity : Sensitivity means that there are nerve endings in your tooth that are close to the surface. It's possible that in shaping the tooth the dentist came ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: Assuming you are referring to the Fluoride in drinking water, which is typically about 2 parts per million, there is no risk of hypocalcemia or decrea... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Jaw pain on chewing: There are many problems that can cause jaw pain upon chewing. A single bad tooth can be the problem, or gum disease may be causing tooth loosening, b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Any brand: The reality is that no over the counter toothpaste will whiten your teeth but that improper hygiene or inadequate brushing will promote your teeth get... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Preventive Dentistry: Sealants are non-invasive preventive fillings placed by a dentist or hygienist in the bite surface grooves of molar and bicuspid teeth to prevent cavi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Common problem: Tooth grinding or clenching is a common problem and often the simplest treatment is to have an appliance fabricated for her to wear to sleep that will... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
1 visit Dentistry: That sounds like a lot of work to get done in one visit. Many patients are very busy and desire to get their care completed quickly, in one visit if ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
7-10 days is normal: Where is the canker sore located? Typically a week to 10 days is normal for these to resolve themselves but your dentist can apply a topical cauteriz... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Indirect correlation: Gum disease is a very unlikely cause of tinnitus, however a severe dental infection either tooth or gum related of one of the rear molars can on rare ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Antibiotics used?: Difficult diagnosis. Would need to know what if any antibiotics you have been on and for how long. Are you running any temperature? Swollen glands i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Time: There are a variety of things that can be done for pain relief resulting from tooth extraction. Analgesics (pain-killers) such as Ibuprofen or tyleno... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Saving the tooth: With root canal, the dentist saves your tooth as opposed to removing it.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Root Canal Failures: Not sure what you mean by "breaking" as a root canal is a service not a device that can break. That being said there are many reasons why a tooth tha... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
You have options: "my tooth is almost gone" does not give me a whole lot to go with. An x-ray and exam is necessary to properly evaluate your options. If it is pulled... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Dentist bleaching: In office methods to whiten in one hour or custom tray based systems which take a couple of weeks but can be re-used are the two most popular methods ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Effective : Effective oral hygiene requires not only good brushing and flossing at home, but timely professional dental hygiene appointments (at least twice a yea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Call your MD: Your md should be able to prescribe anti-histamines to reduce the swelling in your sinus responsible for the teeth pain.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Cold: Refrigerated teething gel bars that they can suck on will temporarily numb the discomfort.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Protruding jaw: In the typical alignment of teeth the upper teeth slightly overlap and protrude over the lower teeth. This increases the efficiency of the bite by al... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Removing the nerve: In root canal therapy the tooth is saved and the decayed, infected or necrotic nerve tissue in the roots is cleaned out and replaced with a cement fil... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Unlikely: Stranger things have happened but I have never seen this.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
None: There are none that are effective enough to allow you to skip going to the dentist. Tartar is calcified food matter and bacteria and can only be remo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
The root is treated: With a filling, only the top part or crown of the tooth is treated. With a root canal, the dentist is removing and filling the canal spaces within th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Be patient: This is not unusual. I have seen kids not have teeth for a year. It is not a calcium deficiency so don't overdo the supplements, just normal healthy... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Possibly: You will need to watch for symptoms. If this is a very recent event (within a few hours) give it a day or two. Beyond that point any discomfort in t... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Only sinusitis: A Medical Doctor (M.D.) should be qualified to diagnose a sinusitis but not an abscessed tooth. They don't have the facility in their office to take ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
TMJ Evaluation : While i can't rule out that your ear discomfort doesn't have a medical origin, your dentist should be able to do a bite evaluation and examination of ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Go to ER immediately: Pain in the jaw, especially on the left side can sometimes be related to an impending cardiac event like a heart attack. This alone is reason to act ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: Avoid smoking until the clot is formed, at least 12 hours.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: You should not attempt this yourself, but have it evaluated by a dentist to see if saving it or removing it is the best option.
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not: You should not be concerned as Fluoride is helpful in keeping your teeth hard and resistant to decay.

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Jun 14, 2013
Very knowledgeable... His patients are lucky!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zuckerberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zuckerberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Veterans Administration Hospital in Brooklyn, NY

Awards

Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry
Top Dentist, First Place, White Plains, NY - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
Edward J. Zuckerberg, D.D.S.
American Dental Association
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