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Dr. Steven Corben

Dentistry - Cosmetic
Danvers, MA
41 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Dental Care

Salem, MA

Address

260 Essex Street, Salem, MA
Directions

Practice website

Advanced Dental Care

Danvers, MA

About

Bio

STEVEN A. CORBEN. D.M.D. FELLOW IN THE ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY OUR PRACTICE IS COMMITTEDTO PROVIDING STATE-OF-THE-ART DENTAL CARE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY! WE PROVIDE THE PERSONAL TOUCH IN ALL WE DO! DR. CORBEN'S HONORS INCLUDE: Fellowship in the Academy of Genera! Dentistry reflecting his exceptional dedication in responsible patient care through dedicated continuing dental education and examination. Board Certified Diplomate in Quality Assurance and Utilization by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians reflecting his dedication towards standards of Excellence in the field of Quality Assessment and Utilization Management.

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

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Dentistry - Orthodontics

Dentistry - Pediatric

Dentistry - Periodontics

General Practice

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

101 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
No, not really.: The perioprotect trays must fit precisely and the "gaskets" along the gingival margins must be fabricated in order to seal the area and hold the perio... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Possibly: It is never a good idea to share toothbrushes because germs can be transferred to each other. Be real and get your own toothbrushes!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Chlorine dioxide: After 30 plus years of practice, I have found that a toothpaste and mouthwash containing chlorine dioxide to be most effective in killing gram negativ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Viral infection: Herpes is a virus that infects almost everyone. Children frequently shows signs of the virus under 5 years of age. It should clear up in ~7-10 days.... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Repair the tooth.: No toothpaste will replace enamel that has chipped or fractured off. The dentist can bond a tooth colored restoration to repair the tooth and protect ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Veryt serious matter: Gum disease and dental problems can be a very serious problem that effects the entire body and is not limited to your oral cavity. Gum disease in pa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Experience: It really depends on your particular situation and expectations; and the dentists' experience. Frequently, both dentists can work together to help you... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Could be your wisdom: Your second molars usually erupt around 12 years old. Since you are 18, these may be your wisdom teeth. Please see your dentist and ask him/her if the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Depends on the ortho: Each provider chooses the techniques that are appropriate for each individual patient and will also use the technique(s) that the individual dentist i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Can mean many things: Canker or cold sores can have many causes including viral. Most last 7-10 days and should not be touched with your fingers. If it is viral, you can sp... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Don't worry.: Root canal therapy should not be uncomfortable. The dentist should place topical anesthetic in the area prior to giving you local anesthetic. Once yo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Many ways!: Cysts can be formed anywhere in your jaw and often times between your teeth. A cyst can be caused in any number of ways. Sometimes by a tooth that nev... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Blocked duct?: A blocked salivary duct will cause the gland to swell since the saliva has no place to go. This would also tend to give you a dry mouth. The gland may... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Great question!: Ceramic braces should not present any unusual results as opposed to other types of fixed braces. I guess some palatal expansion could occur if crowdin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Maybe, maybe not!!: You cannot drink beer or any alcohol if you have been given any opioid or any central nervous system depressant like valium etc. The alcohol will dra... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Easily fixed.: Tooth colored restorations are usually very color stable. The material is usually a mixture of porcelain and resin. The binder in the resin can someti... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Yes: A properly licensed oral surgeon should be well qualified for extraction of your wisdom teeth.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Hopefully: Depending on the type and amount of damage, it may be possible to correct the damage that has been done. Surgery is usually an option if the damage ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Hypocalcification?: They could be areas of hypocalcification. The history of the spots is important. Were the spots always there or more recent? Your dentist will review ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Actually yes.: Lavage usually refers to injecting saline into the tempero mandibular space (under anesthesia) to free up a displaced/stuck tempero mandibular disc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Depends.: Depending on the size and location of the abcess, it may be advantageous to take antibiotic to treat the infection prior to extraction. Frequently, it... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Yes especially teeth: Carbonated beverages can slowly dissolve the enamel (outside layer) of your teeth. The acidity of the beverages can be very high! the sugar level depe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Possibly!: Your bite or occlusion will change if the position of your teeth move uncontrollably. Malocclusion can do funny things to the temporo-mandibular joint... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Size and location: The size and location of the cyst will usually dictate the answer. Most mucous cysts are rather small and incision usually leaves little to no scars. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Allergic reaction?: Swollen lips can be caused by a topical or systemic allergic reaction, side effect of medications, trauma etc. Depending on the cause, Benadryl (diphe... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Decrease immunity: Cankors are frequently caused by viruses (usually herpetic in nature). Humans respond to stress in many, many ways. Even though nobody knows the exact... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Depends: The concentration of Fluoride in toothpaste can vary however, you would have to swallow a very excessive amount over a significant period of time. You... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Yes, very possible.: Sometimes a person can bite their cheek and a little flap of tissue remains after the area heals. This flap of tissue can be very annoying and a perso... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Chlorine dioxide : Most bad breath (~90%) actually come from your oral cavity. You need to thoroughly brush and floss and scrape your tongue lightly. The bad breath smel... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Depends on her mouth: This depends on the condition of the rest of her mouth and her overall health. Removable or fixed replacements both have pros and cons. Fixed bridges ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Depends on braces!: If you have clear aligners for braces, you can place whitening gel inside the trays and follow directions as prescribed. If you have fixed/wire braces... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
See your dentist!: There can be many causes. You could be clenching or grinding your teeth; your occlusion or bite could be off, it could be an organic problem in the te... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Possible stone block: This could be a salivary gland blockage. Usually this blockage can cause the gland to swell since the saliva cannot proceed through the duct into your... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Usually no problem.: Usually a small laceration on your tongue is no problem and will heal by itself. Location and size of laceration will obviously effect the healing. Si... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Have enough bone?: If you lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, then you must have some bone loss in the area. Removing the tooth may clear up the infection but you s... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Call your doctor!: Contact your doctor immediately. It could be an allergic reaction so be certain to tell her/him your specific symptoms.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Possibly: The lymph gland should probably not be getting larger if the antibiotic is working, call your dentist!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Probably not.: I have never heard of anyone officially 'immune' to herpetic lesions. Herpes is a virus that once exposed, remains in the human body and can be trigge... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Root exposed/cavity?: Sensitivity upon flossing can be a sign of root exposure, the start of a cavity, or even flossing too enthusiastically. Please contact your dentist. T... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Usually a dentist.: If it is dentally related (and it sounds like it is), you will want to see your dentist to determine the cause and course of treatment. You can always... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Seriously?: Taking hydrocodone for months is extremely rare and generally unacceptable! addiction is a serious possibility and you may be experiencing withdrawal.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Malignancy: Viruses, cysts, malignancy and the like can cause raw areas on the skin or inside your nose as described. Sniffing illicit drugs and/or the like can a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Why sand it down?: It is usually not a good idea to sand down or buff down a chipped tooth. It is much more advisable to repair the chip and protect the nerve inside whi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Yes. many options!: Cavities are actually a mixture of destroyed tooth structure, bacteria (& byproducts), and food that are in your teeth. The dentist removes the debris... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Time: Depending on the type of local anesthesia used, it can take an hour or several hours for the anesthetic to run it's course. Call your dentist if you a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Not really.: Adjusting your bite or occlusion is usually done to eliminate premature contacts on isolated teeth even out your bite so that all your teeth evenly hi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
See your dentist!: Usually cankor sores or herpetic lesions will hurt terribly and the virus can spread so don't touch it! . Infection around teeth can form and try find... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Yes and no!: There are many ways to whiten your teeth. Just look on the internet. Whitening is actually cleaning the enamel or outside layer of your teeth. But be ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Possibly: Antibiotic is given to treat the infection. If the size of the infection decreases, the discomfort should be alleviated. Antibiotic alone does not dir... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Immediately: You will get the best results if you whiten your teeth right after a cleaning since the tooth surfaces are nice and clean!

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Jun 29, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Corben is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Corben is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you-turned out to be a reaction to the sun because of the sensitivity due to the meds
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Didn't think about water... She does have dryer skin now too. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for answering my question have good day :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry
Board Certified Diplomate in Quality Assurance and Utilization
Certified Invisalign "innovator" in wireless orthodontic technology
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