Dr. Stephen Enriquez

Addiction Medicine
Newburgh, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Newburgh, NY

Address

12 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza, Newburgh, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
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Fax

8455621733

About

Bio

Dr. Enriquez graduated from Fairleigh S. Dickinson Dental School receiving a Doctor in Dental Medicine degree in 1988. He received his post graduate degree in Prosthodontics from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1993.He is certified in Comprehensive Implant Dentistry through Columbia University, Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. He additionally aquired certification in the mini dental implant system from the University of Oklahoma. In his spare time he enjoys walking, reading and golf. Dr. Enriquez has been married over 20 years and has 2 children.

Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Nothing but things s: Decay can cause pain, from mild to severe. Decay can cause infection, localized to systemic. Decay at worse can lead to hospitalization. A simple visi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Don't stress: The red and white spots could be due to anything from hot or spicy foods you've had recently to a cold or to strep or to etc. Just keep an eye on it... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: Sodas are probably the same diet or not. The key is not to overdo.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: A vertical and horizontal overbite of 2-3 mm is normal. A more extreme overbite can be corrected with cosmetic restorative procedures. Some may need o... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Rh-bmp2: Inflammation is quite normal during 6 month healing period. See your doctor to make sure all is within normal limits.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Simply: Good daily hygiene, consistent n regular ck up appointments.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Get an evaluation from a periodontist n prosthodontist. If your bone loss is moderate to early advanced it may be time to invest into some implants be... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
An easy visit: You should expect a relatively atraumatic n improved esthetic out come. Cosmetic procedures like veneers are relatively simple. Good luck n be well.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Sorry to hear: At this point just take pain medication that you can tolerate. Keep the area clean and rinse the area with warm salt water. First thing monday call yo... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Many reasons: If you want to restore function, esthetics and prevent movement of teeth then an implant is an option of care. Proper hygiene and regular dental check... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Many causes: Sometimes a traumatic event can cause these apthous ulcers.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Bad idea: Please get a second opinion. Removing all your teeth can be the worst decision you make. You will lose esthetics, function, hard and soft tissue etc... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Absolutely not: Today's techniques and state of the art equipment allow simple procedures like restoring a decayed tooth to be painless. Good luck and be well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Depending on type if implant, diameter and length you can expect some atrophy in the area unless some sort of regenerative procedure is done. Yes the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: I'm sure u had a tooth colored restoration. In order for the tooth to receive the restoration, agents are place on the tooth that may result in sensit... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Majority of people have difficulty with dentures, particularly the lower ones. In fact, implants were applied specifically for lower denture wearers. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: A partial denture is an option to replace missing structures like teeth, bone n gums. It's important to remove them at night so tissues can rest overn... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Dental implants are the best alternative to a bridge.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Can be painful: Some teeth may elicit a lot of pain from root canal n can Propogate to the ear. This happens on occasion if teeth are infected or just inflamed. Your ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Anywhere the restorations meet natural tooth structure is the area where decay can occur. Your hygiene is critical along with visits to your doctor. I... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Infection: An infection is quite possible. Please seek help from your doctor
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
It's safe: After four days a clot has formed so healing is safe but to be sure best to wait a few more days. If you're able to wait 7 days after the procedure m... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Sorry to hear that: Wearing a lower prosthesis is the most difficult thing to do. You must mentally be ready and physically work at adapting to wearing a lower denture. I... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
A learning experienc: Wearing a remove able prosthesis is challenging. It is a learning experience. Speaking, eating, smiling and all normal functions take time. One has t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Why: Why haven't you been brushing your teeth? It should be a normal daily hygiene regimen. If you have your teeth removed i guarantee it will be a mistake... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Check up: Please visit your dentist. Your periodontal condition needs evaluation
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Not really: People who have periodontal disease benefit from good oral hygiene and professional maintenance program with a periodontist. As for listerine, it does... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
2 options: First option, composite restorations. This is a nice option because its a conservative and cost effective treatment. Disadvantage is that discoloratio... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Unsure: What do you mean by instant? Do you mean you're missing a tooth and need an implant in the site? Do you mean you have a bad tooth and you want to repl... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Alloy: The strongest crown would be a gold crown. The next would be an all zirconia crown. The weakest an all porcelain crown with no substrate.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Cosmetic dentistry can be life changing. Find a real experienced and reputable doctor. Talk to some doctors and ask them who they would see if they we... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Not easily: Simply: preliminary impressions, final impressions, trial set up and delivery. It takes years of training and experience to fabricate the right dentu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Ok: If i understand your situation correctly you are getting dentures for the first time in your life. Are you having teeth removed the same day due to d... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: After a root canal, a final restoration is necessary. The amount of tooth structure, location n forces must be taken into consideration when deciding ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Rare occasions: Proximity of tooth removed to mandibular and mental nerve can cause damage. Nerve damage can be reversible to irreversible. If your senses or feeling ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Throw up?: Throwing up is a violent movement from your stomach to your throat. Soreness is to be expected. Rinse out with warm salt water and your throat should ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: The intense heat in some dishwashers can affect the prosthesis integrity. Best to just brush and or place in enzymatic bath.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Holistic?: I don't understand what you mean by holistic. If a dentist calls himself holistic, that is a made up title. There is no specialty in dentistry for hol... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
?: Your description cannot be diagnosed without medical, historical and visual examination.Please seek a doctor's help.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Consistency: No matter what system is used, whitening your teeth often and consistently will get your best result. A Fluoride rinse would help you too.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Bleaching teeth can remove some of the enamel. Of course you would have to bleach your teeth all the time and for long periods of time for you to be c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No problem: If its a cold just be patient and in 10-14 days you'll be as good as new . If after two your symptoms have not improved please visit your doctor. Take... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Who doesn't : Many people have difficulty swallowing pills. If you are taking supplements it shouldn't be a problem to break them up to help you. Be sure to let you... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: Cold sores are due to a virus. Expect 10-14 days before it resolves itself.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Soon: Once your anesthesia has dissipated you may eat what you like. If you have a temporary crown then use common sense with your diet until final crown ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes. Remember an abscess is an infection and must be treated with antibiotics and some sort of dental treatment.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Prosthodontists are experts at cosmetic and implant dentistry. This means veneers, crowns, implant restorations n dentures. Some prosthodontists have ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: Crowns n veneers are for existing teeth. They are fixed ; nonmoving. Dentures are remove able teeth.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Be patient: After removing some hyper plastic tissue with a laser post operative discomfort should be expected for a few days. Keep the area clean and rinse with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Your dentist can repair/replace your displaced tooth back on the denture while you wait.
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May 25, 2015
Thank you for sharing your knowledge, specific expertise and generous support and experience! Dr.Paul Grin
Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Enriquez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I appreciate yr response/direction, altho I did see an oral surgeon who felt the impaction was much2close2the nerve2safely remove: hence, my question
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I would like to say Thankyou for your answer on my question doc .
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thank you that puts ease at my mind. i have been very anxiety out .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Fairleigh S. Dickenson Dental School
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Top Prosthodontist, Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Prosthodontist, Second Place, New York - Summer
2013
Top Prosthodontist, First Place, National - Spring
2014

Affiliations

International College of Oral Implantologist
American College of Prosthodontists
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