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Dr. Robert Landman

Dentistry
Mahopac, NY
33 years experience male

Locations

Drs Stevens and Landman

Mahopac, NY

Address

21 Clark Pl., Box 606, Mahopac, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(845) 628-5415

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Ameritas

Assurant Inc

Cigna

Guardian Life

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am a General Dentist , practicing more then 25 yrs, with an primary interest in restoring function as well as esthetics . Cosmetic Dentistry is not a recognized specialty within dentistry, we ( dentists) all have the skillets to do it., so I choose not label myself that way. The majority of my continuing education over the years has been in Implant Dentistry( also not a specialty). Through numerous lectures , hands on courses ( some involving cadaver specimens) and the 2 yr Comprehensive Training I received at NYU, where I remain on as faculty , I have acquired the ability to better restore a patients mouth, in many cases even without drilling teeth. Please refer to the Implant page on my office website to answer some of your questions....http://www.mahopacdental.com/implants/ While preserving a tooth in most cases is best , through the use of implant dentistry, more predictable outcomes can be achieved, rather than putting the patient through "heroic" procedures with less predictable outcomes.

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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
37 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Muscle: You may want to ask your dentist for more explicit clarification . Like the other 2 respondents I've never heard of such a diagnosis
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Bridge: why did the other teeth need to come out, was it periodontal ( gum) disease? may the back tooth wasnt a great tooth from the outset( hypothesizing h... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
DAM: I ended up getting in a dispute with one of my faculty back in dental school, as i couldn't get the dam dam around a tooth being worked on. He wasn'... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
GUM: As Dr. Bui stated, its likely anatomic/genetic in nature, do you resemble either of parents in that way.? If you find it problematic, consult with y... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Cavity: In certain, LIMITED, cases , high concentrations of fluoride applied to small , new carious lesions can cause remineralization. Think of this like ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Root Canal: Rule of thumb, I generally tell the patient the first 24 hrs are the roughest. Did the dentist prescribe antibiotics? pain killer? Headache may be ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Question: 4 out of 4 doctors( that means the previous respondents and I ) agree that we need more specific information on what you are asking and why you are c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Weightlifting: As a powerlifter for many years i know that at maximum effort a lot of us will hold our breath as we exert ourselves, increasing the pressure within t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Numb: I like to say, in a perfect world ,patients would have a popup timer , just like a butterball turkey. However ,we wait based upon a number of fac... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Shot: Unless you need a specific procedure, why would you need a shot? On the other hand if you need one we are pretty good at giving them, probably bette... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Transparent: most transparency is physiologic as the very edges of the teeth are enamel only. some is pathologic, in the sense you may be grinding or the movement... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Implant: if and only if the cavity is so extensive that the tooth is non restorable and needs to be first removed
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Local: They charge separately for local anesthesia? Id say find a dentist who doesn't. Unless you have the disposition for it, id say take it, because you ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Regrow: the only exception to this is when adult teeth first come ,especially in the front of the mouth, due to trauma( primarily) or decay the nerve needs to... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Root Canal: As the other 2 Drs. have clearly explained what goes on during, what happens after is equally important, restoration of the tooth. All too often I ex... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Bruised: Depends on the source of the bruise....
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Crown: Unless it worsens if its still there after 2 weeks, then your dentist should be alerted, most things get better in that time.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Ignore: Be sure that you a treatment plan in place with a restorative dentist BEFORE you have any surgery.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Denture problems: Part of the reason, not addressed, is those patients choose to have dentures, as they are often the least expensive alternative, so they willingly mak... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Cavities: Is your dentist ignoring , or prioritizing? Think of triage in an emergency , you deal with the most critical problem first. Are there gum issues th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
No: Eventually you will get to the point that the home remedies dont work, you will ultimately feel "unpleasant", and consequently the post treatment cou... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Digital xray: Most( im not sure if all) digital xray software can create a .jpg file, which is the pictures you see every day on your computer/ take with your smart... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Temporary crown: depends on the luting agent( dentalspeak for glue)....Sometimes we want them to stay on longer than the standard 2 week turnover time and for that rea... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Temporary crown: I would say the vast majority of root canals I perform , i dont place a temporary crown first. Reason being is the natural anatomy of an unprepared ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Decay: for current decay, see the dentist , as previously reported. For future decay, or lack of future decay, listen to your dentist/hygienists recommendati... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Fillings: Depending on the depth of filling, restorative material, bite , recession of gums etc teeth can be sensitive post treatment. Lingering sensitivity is... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tooth health: the visible portion of teeth, enamel, is 96% mineral, so its more of a case of what can you do not to damage it , as it wont repair itself. you know... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Crack: if the tooth has had multiple restorations/fillings it is susceptible to being cracked. If you grind your teeth , that could lead to fractures. Crac... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Stains: If it has been a long time since you have had a professional cleaning , there may be only so much you can do for yourself to improve their appearance... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Imo: sensitive to sweet may, i said may, indicate there is still caries( decay ) present , or a void in the tooth-filling interface. Also if you have rec... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Exam: Always, you always need an exam whether comprehensive or limited ,to determine the scope of any treatment being rendered.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tooth movement: Do it yourself is for painting your house, not definitive healthcare, unless its an emergency, and this wasnt,. You may have created a situation that... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Skin: Sorry it is sore. Could be from the procedure , since it was deep cleaning i have to assume there was a lot of debris under the gum and the gum on t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Temporary crown: There are a number of potential reasons: durability of cement, fit of temporary restoration, your diet, your hygiene methods( hopefully your dentist ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Extraction: I always advise the patient to contact the pediatrician for guidance, in advance of the procedure
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Permanent cement: depends on a number of factors, number of teeth holding bridge in , type of material , and cement used.....some permanent cements can be made to be ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Whitening whitening: First get a professional cleaning to find out how white your teeth are naturally. then you can use a profession bleach product applied by your dent... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Difference: Implants , depending on the number placed, can restore individual teeth or a support / retain a denture. A removable full/partial denture replaces ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Genioplasty: Highly unlikely that one incident moved anything, especially 3 mos post treatment. If it failed to heal in the first place you would have likely know... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Floss: while not the most ideal, in a pinch sure, but if too thin may shred, if too thick may get caught between the teeth, but i would advise again as a re... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
TONGUE: Question is a little vague. . Size , shape, duration, pain/ no pain , , when in doubt, visit your dentist.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
TONGUE: There are a lot of unknowns here- medical history,( are you healthy or on medications for something) dental history-( have you had a lot of dental wor... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Rings: Best to see a dentist as some conditions have standard presentations, clinical appearances, those you might see online, and some not so typical. let ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Bubble: Im sorry that happened, it does happen sometimes though we try to avoid it. Are you sure it was pus?. Sometimes it can be the the duct of minor sal... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
White teeth: when was the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned at the dentist.? that will give you an idea of how white they naturally are.genetics,... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tooth: your best bet is to get yourself to a dentist and have them evaluate what exactly is going on....
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Dentist: Are you 16 or 21? That said if you are seriously contemplating dental school, there are some programs out there which will combine the Undergrad and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Decay: Decay is a result of a multitude of intersecting factors. If you think you have a cavity, check with your dentist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Implants: Implants are a not a recognized specialty within dentistry. With appropriate training any dentist can place. But if you are looking to have one plac... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Eating after ext.: I's sure your dentist gave you guidance of what you can eat and when you can eat it. Obviously if you are still numb, dont. Eat on the other side ... Read More

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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Landman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Landman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I got it and will work further with my periodontist. Some questions cannot be answered clear enough by office staff: follow up consult = $100. Bye!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! In a month 2 side-by-side implants will be placed by periodontist who did gum grafts. Expensive but there is a loan credit program out there. Bye!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Guess it is fair since I stage vs. 2 stage and without crown. Insurance will only cover gum graft at site area. Greatly appreciated.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, MA
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

AAID
ICOI
NYSDA
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