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Dr. Kenneth Zipkin

Dentistry
49 years experience male

Locations

Ken Zipkin BIE,DDS,MS

Address

30 school st Glen Cove NY, 959 Brushhollow rd, Westbury, NY
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(516) 671-3172

About

Bio

Bachlor's in Industrial engineering DDS from NYU 1971 Masters Degree in Orthodontics 1973 Lots of post grad educ. over all the years Practices---Westbury and Glen Cove ,LI,NY

Specialties
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Dentistry

Orthodontics

Sleep Medicine

Doctor Q&A

55 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes it can : In men, growth of the lower jaw can continue until age 21 or so. Usually, someone in the family has this problem as well.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Not painful: The aligners when placed, move the teeth very little and the discomfort is short lived. Once inserted, there is no more movement until the recommended... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Please don't: Your orthodontist provided the retainer. The dr.Knows what to do and should be doing it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Depends on need: If you're interested in cosmetics during treatment, go with ceramics. A doctor must take into account the needs and desires of the patient. Both ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Generally yes: My experience indicates that case selection is very important. Even the company admits that several additional sets of aligners may be necessary.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Probably none: If the upper is protruded there is a skeletal jaw mismatch. Therefor , all the upper front teeth need backward movement. This is usually accomplished... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes: This is c alled a frenectomy. Most often it is done after the teeth are inclosed or better position so that healing will tend to keep the space closed... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Ceramic/ steel=same: Once treatment is complete retainers should be worn to stabilize the correction. Bones need to 'heal' around the teeth. Retainers can be looked at as ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Not the removal: Your question sounds like it relates to what may have happened during treatment or even before. The white mark could be decalcification- a result of b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Any dentist: It's always best to relate your desires to the treating dr. Whomever you choose to remove them will want to know why and should contact the treating o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Possibly: The lower teeth will function on the plastic. That's not a good fit. However , if worn only at night, there may be no effect.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes-see below: When upper and lower front teeth touch on their edges with no 'overlap' there is no over or under bite. This can happen by teeth out of place or an up... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Referred pain: Tmj dysfunction and associated pain can be elicited from the trapezius and other cranial related muscles. Thorough exam and treatment plans very often... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Possible correction: If the jaws align correctly and the lower teeth have spaces between them to allow retraction towards the tongue, alignment may be possible. This can b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Almost anything: The tray fits too closely. Talk to your provider.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Two main ways: Either expand the size of the dental arch or gently slenderize some teeth so they'll fit in the existing arch.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
ALL ARE TRAINED: All orthodontists are dentists first and all understand function and cosmetics. All well trained orthos consider both as necessary treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Many: Most TMJ treatment to reduce or eliminate pain or dysfunction does not require "braces".
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Depends if you care: If you have no problems biting food , chewing, no facial or joint dysfunctiuon, and you are happy with your smile---do what you like!
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
None: The dr prescribes headgear if treatment calls for it.
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Variable: Usually it's the muscles that can determine where the teeth will reside. Lower teeth ideally should rest just inside the upper front teeth. Orthodonti... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Best to be healthy : Cavities and periodontal problems should be addressed first. Moving teeth ininflamed surroundings will cause bone loss and comprimise the final result... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes: They must and be comfortable.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Depends: A few hours wont hurt. Follow you orthodontists advice- he/she knows your situation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes: Crossbites and underbites can be 'dental' or orthopedic. In both cases there are treatments that will help.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
No problem: Teeth can loosen within days of 'braces being placed. The teeth could not have moved very much in two weeks. Most assuredly, those loose teeth will be... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Toss them: First, talk to your dr. I'm sure you'll still be responsible for all the fees so don't destroy them. Talk to the dr.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
No-you're helping: Everyone will have different opinions about your braces. The point is-you are helping yourself cosmetically and healthfully. Others all know that. So,... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Nothing: If it goes into your stomach if you breath it into a lung , there can be problems.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Forever: Work out a payment plan if you really want to help yourself.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes at various level: Don't kid yourself-any surgery can hurt after the procedure. Healing can be troublesome.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
See below: A hygienist is trained to clean teeth. An assistant is trained to aid the dr in his/her treatment of the patient.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
No!: Once the teeth are gone , they're gone!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Several reasons: Either he does not have them or your brackets are self closing and no " o" rings are required.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
There are many: There are invisible( tongue side braces), ceramic or steel braces , invisalign type treatment as well as removable appliances. The goal is to end trea... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Clarity: Know what the problem seems to be and what about it bothers you. Tell the dr what your concerns are ( come in with a written list). Make sure all your... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Uncomfortable: Your dr will describe the feelings and the ways you can reduce the discomfort. Remember, teeth don't want to move so they send messages to your brain ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Consult an ENT Dr: Please be checked by an ENT dr.Ear pressure and stuffiness is usually in their area of expertise.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Neutral: If there are other problems like crooked or turned teeth, or if there is a bite problem we term that a malocclusion.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
See below: Find a dentist who specializes in tmj_they are usually called oral orthopedists and can be general dentists or orthodontists trained for this work.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Ask your Dentist: In addition, ask friends whose children have braces for their experiences.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes: If you want improvement of tooth positions and refuse to wear braces or standard removable appliances, invisalign type treatment is better as there's ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes: Crossbite can be the start of several problems regarding the bite and muscles. Have it checked out.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Yes or no: Canines or any other teeth can be placed above or below the plane of occlusion depending on cosmetics and necessary function.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Ask your DDS: It is unwise to start moving teeth in the presence of gum disease.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Depends on the probl: Both the specialist and generalist should be conferring for your best results. When all the information has been discussed a complete approach will us... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Hmmmm: Have your doctor check nearby teeth for need for root canal treatment.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Depends! see details: If models of your teeth can be placed together properly before surgery-probably not. Most surgeons want braces placed so they can utilize them during ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Aspirin: Or pain helpers like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin. Will only last a day.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry 49 years experience
Many things: Simple retainer type appliances, invisible braces or removable appliances---and it deoends on which tooth!

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Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zipkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zipkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your honest answer without pressure to keep it on.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NYU
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

NYU
Completed 1973

Awards

Top Orthodontist, First Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Orthodontist, Second Place, New York - Summer
2013
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