Dr. Alex Shvartsman

Cosmetic Dentistry
Smithtown, NY
27 years experience male

Locations

State of the Art Comfort Dentistry

Smithtown, NY

Address

260 E Main Street, Suite 109, Smithtown, NY
Directions

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.

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

588 Answers
279 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Benign: It is a benign tongue condition. Inflammatory in nature.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
High cortisol: High cortisol in the morning (which s normal) can cause higher glucose readings. Test yourself before a meal, then 3 hours after the numbers should be... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Nope: Your teeth are already formed. Taking calcium supplements will not strengthen your teeth.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
No: But it is the best and easies way. It is also natural.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Depends on u: As many as you eat. Calories are not a factor of the paleo diet. Calories are a factor of how much and what food you eat.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Colonoscopy: It is the examination of the lower colon by using a mini video camera.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Whole body: They keep the whole body in mind not just one part.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Maybe: It is probably safe. However since doing studies on pregnant women is unethical none have been done for bleaching. So it is impossible to give you a d... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
No such thing: I never heard of a molar pregnancy. I think this is a typo.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
All over: You generally lose fat from the head down. The only way to target fat loss is with a lipo-suctuion cannula.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Baby brush: Use a toothbrush designed for infants and flouride free tooth paste.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Low carb: Low carb diets, specifically low carb high fat moderate protein have consistently bested any other diet approach.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Phosflur: The best otc Fluoride rinse is phosflur. It used to be prescription strength.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Sounds like it: You can still have many problems with wisdom teeth even though they are fully erupted. In my practice we finds that many patients cannot always do a t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Articaine: 4% articaine with 1/100, 000 epi. And maybe a little of 2%lidocaine with 1/50, 000 epi if heavy bleeding is anticipated.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Not long: If there is decay in the tooth, keeping the temporay filling in will lead to root canal or tooth extraction.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Well...: Fat gain, metabolic derangement, type ii diabetes, alzheimers to name a few.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
FAT: Lots of fat, moderate protein, low carb (under 20gm).
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
For life: Herpes is a life infection. However in my practice we treat oral outbreaks with several lasers: diode, er:yag, nd:yag. Results have been excellent. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Low carb: High fat, moderate protein, low carb (under 20 grams).
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Depends: Veneers from china or pakistan can run as low as $300, good quality veneers made by a dental master ceramist can be as much as $3000.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Kill bacteria: Reduce gingivitis. Freshen breath.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Extract or trim: Extract the wisdom teeth or trim the end of the aligner.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Easily: Previous orthodontics is not a contraindication for future orthodontics, unless you have root reabsorbtion.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Mouth injury: Mouth trauma occurs following an injury to the mouth.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: The best way to manage dental pain is by the use of anti-inflammatories. Ibuprofen is a good example. Some patients report that oil of oregano also h... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Extremely: Works better and faster as braces in many situations. I stopped using braces in favor of invisalign.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
7-10 days: I would be concerned for any wound to be active for over a month. Normally healing is 7-10 days. Non healing after 2 weeks is very concerning. You may... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Infection: Sounds like an infection. See a dentist immediately.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
It depends: If your cavities are from deep grooves, then yes. All other cavities : no.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Normal: Tori are normal bony growths on the plate or the lower jaw. They are not cancer so don't worry. They tend to get larger with age. Unless they interfe... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
3 months: By the third month you will notice significant changes.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Strep throat?: Sounds like strep throat. See your physician for a definitive diagnosis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Gum: Gum is the best short tern solution. However, halitosis can indicate a problem. Periodontal disease, post nasal drip, GI problems, dry mouth (xerosto... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Lip tatoo: Lip tattoo may be a permanent solution.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Depends: Depends on what you used.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Different: Lip herpes is different from canker sores. They are caused by different viruses.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
A few things: Brush at he gum line in circular motion, floss, tongue scrape. Rinse with an antiseptic rinse.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 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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A member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Injection: His discomfort may be form the injection. Sometimes there is soreness at the injection site or area. It could be something else swell.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Science: Alternative medicine is ok as long as it is based in science not in anecdotes and here say. Aka marketing snake oil. Accupuncture, yoga, meditation... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
YES: Absolutely. Just make sure the dentist has a steady hand!
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Synergistic: They help to reduce tooth decay by different mechanisms. So i like toothpastes with both.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Absolutely not: Bleeding gums are a sign of inflammation or worse: infection. Several diseases have bleeding gums as a symptom such as leukemia. Please see a dentist ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 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
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Could be a scratch: If it continues , dee a dentist for a diagnosis.
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Absolutely: I now routinely use the viera retainer system by invisalign. Patients live them because they are invisible, comfortable and easily remade without impr... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Active gum disease: It is remotely possible that you my have primary herpes outbreak also known as primary herpatic gingivostomatitis. But it is most probable you have a... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Infection: Sounds like an abscess. Time to visit the dentist. Untreated tooth infections can be fatal.
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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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