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Dr. Alex Shvartsman

Cosmetic Dentistry
Smithtown, NY
25 years experience male

Locations

State of the Art Comfort Dentistry

Smithtown, NY

Address

260 E Main Street, Suite 109, Smithtown, NY
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State of the Art Comfort Dentistry

Smithtown, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Alex Shvartsman is a top graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He also holds a BA degree in Biology from SUNY @ Stony Brook. His natural artistic talents and passion for dentistry allow him to excel as a dentist. After completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, Dr. Shvartsman was appointed Chief Dental Resident. In addition, he has completed a two-year Fellowship in Dental Implants and Advanced Dental Prosthodontics and has taught implant dentistry at NSUH at Manhasset until his practice relocation in 2005 to Smithtown, Long Island, NY . Dr. Shvartsman was one of the youngest dentists to have received the Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), by completing 500 hours of continuing education, and passing a rigorous written examination. In July of 2010, Dr. Alex Shvartsman received the prestigious Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry by completing an additional 600 hours in each required dental discipline. 400 hours were in hands-on or participation courses. He is one of a little over 1% of American dentists who have achieved this honor. Mastership in the AGD is a symbol of a dentist's continual journey toward improvement, innovation and progress. He currently serves as a peer reviewer of articles for the AGD monthly dental journal. Dr. Shvartsman's commitment to staying current in the rapidly changing field of dentistry is exemplary. Dr. Shvartsman is the recipient of numerous additional awards, including the 2004 and 2010 One of Americas Top Dentist Award, TopDocNY 2010 Award, the Suffolk County Dental Society High Level of Clinical Competence Award, and The Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Excellence and Promise in Oral Diagnosis. Dr. Shvartsman is the winner of Long Island Press Best Dentist Award and has been featured in News Channel 12 Long Island Naturally interview. As a lecturer on implant and restorative dentistry topics, Dr. Shvartsman is well respected by his peers. His latest lecture on Laser Dentistry to the Westbury Dental Study Club was well received. He proudly counts other Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Ceramists and their families as his patients. He understands that the condition of your mouth affects your overall health. Dr. Shvartsman follows as Holistic treatment paradigm and is proud to have never used mercury and silver-amalgam fillings and other toxic or harmful dental materials in his practice. You may have seen Dr. Shvartsman's articles in Natural Awakenings, Creations and New Living magazines as well as his popular column "Dentally Speaking" in various local publications. With over 15 years of dental experience you will feel confident in his gentle, caring and capable hands. As the current president of the Long Island CEREC Forum, Dr. Shvartsman is responsible for helping to organize the study club that is devoted to advancing the knowledge and expertise of CEREC CAD/CAM users on Long Island, including Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau, and Suffolk. Dr. Shvartsman has been focused on Cosmetic Dentistry since being accepted in the cosmetic dentistry elective in dental school. He as been a mercury-free dentist since graduating from his residency program. In addition, Dr. Shvartsman is one of only approximately 200 dentists in the United Stated who is a graduate of the Alleman-Deliperi Center for Biomimetic Dentistry. He is committed to dental principles and techniques in restoring teeth as healthfully, conservatively and as naturally looking as possible. Dr. Shvartsman is a co-founder of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr. Shvartsman is proud to be a member of: Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). He lives locally in St. James with his wife Melissa, their son Logan and their Burman cats Cuddles and Snuggles. Besides dentistry and his family, Dr. Shvartsman's interests include Nutrition, Reading, Hiking, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding and Clamming.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

742 Answers
349 Agrees
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Synergistic: They help to reduce tooth decay by different mechanisms. So i like toothpastes with both.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
YES: Absolutely. Just make sure the dentist has a steady hand!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
GrindCare: Grindcare is the only device that can help you stop night bruxism.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Natural diet: Switch to a diet like the paleo diet. No refined an processed food.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: Gum disease is often painless. It is estimated that 85% of the population has some stage of gum disease. Symptoms include red, puffy gums that bleed e... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Bruxism: Bruxism means tooth grinding.
A member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: We have many patients with these insurances. We are not a participating provider and have chosen to be an out of network provider in order to not comp... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Mri: You may need an MRI for better diagnosis. Steroids , muscle relaxants, pain meds can manage the acute symptoms.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Geographic tongue: It may be a harmless condition called geographic tongue.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Swelling: Some swelling, possible pain. Your dentist should help you manage both. Ice the first 24 hrs as this will resolve a lot of the swelling. Take arnica ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Biotine: Treatments for dry mouth include anything that stimulates saliva such as sour candy. Or a coating such as "synthetic saliva" biotine maces a group of... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Gum: Gum disease can be treated non-surgically.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
": "do I have gum disease?" "how is my oral hygiene?" and "do I have cracks in my teeth?".
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Brand name: Its just a brand name, like ford or honda. The beauty of veneers depend on the dentist, and a great ceramist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Wisdom teeth have no effect on facial esthetics.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: But high strength peroxide gels can damage mercury fillings and release more mercury vapor, as well as damage composite fillings.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
TMJ/MRI: Tmj/mri are very useful diagnostic tools.
A member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Normal: The under side of the tongue normally has bulging veins. If you never looked at it closely it may look abnormal. See your dentist or an ENT to make ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Not really: Acne is a western disease. Hunter-gatherer cultures are devoid of it. There is substantial evidence for it an a book as been written on the subject b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Bad mistake: Low fat diets are unhealthy and the cause of many of our chronic degenerate diseases. Please rethink this! they do not work!
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes, with a caveat: Amoxicillin is an effective oral antibiotic. The 875mg does is taken twice daily, the 500mg dose is three times a day. Make sure you are not allergic... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Lupus is an autoimmune disease. All autoimmune diseases originate in the inflamed gut. Via leaky gut syndrome or intestinal permeability. Gluten is kn... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Absolutely: Every study that tested this has shown that low carb diets are healthier and reduce body fat better.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Many different ones: Pain killers , antibiotics, steroids.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Unless there is something wrong with the crowns.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: But the results may not be nearly as good. You get what you pay for. So do not be disappointed with the outcome.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Periodontitis: Probably gum disease: bone loss. Or traumatic bite. Diagnose the cause first.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Depends: If you go to a gentle, caring dentist who will numb you painlessly and thoroughly, your filling experience will be good. The opposite is also true.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Many things: Metallic taste is associated with galvanic reactions in your mouth, foods you eat, parotid gland cancer, a visit ti the dentist is a good idea.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Thankfully no: No worries you will be fine!
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Warm rinses: What is the cause? If it from minor trauma like a burn or felatio, generally warm water rinses will help. For burn aloe vera gel or juice is very bene... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: No cure, but also not harmful. Just looks bad sometimes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Chemical burn: You will cause a severe chemical burn. Aspirin is an acid. Don't do it!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No harm: Nothing will happen. It is a common concern, but it is completely safe. The gum will just pass.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
May need 2 : To predictably achieve root coverage you need attached gingiva and then reposition it. If there is adequate amounts of attached gingiva (the thick gum... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Abscess: It is most likely an abscess. But can be other things. See a dentist for a definitive diagnosis asap. Untreated dental infections can be deadly.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: It is one of the side effects.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Advil/ tylenol (acetaminophen): 3 advil/ 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hour and see a dentist asap.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Easily: Previous orthodontics is not a contraindication for future orthodontics, unless you have root reabsorbtion.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Penicillin is a god broad spectrum antibiotic for tooth infections.
A female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
It depends: The best answer is to get a 3-d x-ray called a cone beam x-ray. Evaluation the tooth position relative to the nerve with 3-d x-rays will give the best... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Kill bacteria: Reduce gingivitis. Freshen breath.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Extract or trim: Extract the wisdom teeth or trim the end of the aligner.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Biotene: The use of boiotene dry mouth system is advisable. The kit comes with a rinse, toothpaste and lozenges. Using a rinse is a very good idea before bed... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Nope: Mouth guards do not prevent clenching. They prevent the tooth damage that can result form clenching and grinding. An device that may be able to help y... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: No , but time of the week may. Fridays are best so you have the weekend to recover.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Unlikely: Numbness of the jaw would involve the inferior alveoral nerve. If you did not have surgery in the lower jaw that precipitated the numbness, you may h... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly: All hard lumps in soft tissue like the floor of the mouth to the base of the tongue need to be investigated. Going to your dentist is the best first c... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Deeply white: Try brushing them with rembrandt deeply white tooth paste and use the deeply white rinse. Both can whiten teeth pretty well.

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Dec 8, 2012
Finding a dentist who is intelligent, caring, up to date on the latest technology and highly skilled is a rarity. Dr. Shvartsman I can wholeheartedly say, is all of the above. I have worked with him...Read More
Dr A. Shvartsman is very educated physician with up to date knowledge in a vast variety of dentistry fields with a good sense of humor
Dec 9, 2012
I have known Dr shavers man for years. He has always been a dedicated and knowledgable professional.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Keep up the good work spreading the word! So much of modern ailments relate to insulin sensitivity+improvement, and subsequent reduction in high glucose and high insulin...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank You! Yes indeed v r most of the time unaware about what is fitness and what is health. Really a good one to read :-D thanx
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Thanks for your quick reply! Seems like the same is with my tongue as in the image attached by you, I wish I could attach an image of tongue.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Dawson Academy Graduate
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

Alleman-Deliperi Center for Biomimetic Dentistry
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

NSUH-LIJ

Residency

NSUH-LIJ

Residency

NSUH-LIJ

Awards

Suffolk County Dental Society High Level of Clinical Competence Award
The Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Excellence and Promise in Oral Diagnosis
One of Americas Top Dentist Award, TopDocNY 2010 Award

Affiliations

Peer Reviewer Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry
Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
Member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
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