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Dr. Robert Douglas

Orthodontics
New City, NY
53 years experience male

Locations

Office

New City, NY

Address

15 Finch Rd, New City, NY
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About

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Member ADA,AAO, FWFO, AADSM, NESO, AAHFP, EXPERT WITNESS DNEW77, DIPLOMATE NBO US, ASFO CERTIFIED ACADEMY of LASER DENTISTRY

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.

Orthodontics

Dentistry

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

702 Answers
649 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: As your jaws have stopped growing, if the orthodontist was able to close your bite successfully, you have achieved your goal without surgery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Cranberry Juice: Acidifies the urine and can help prevent yeast an other fungal infections.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
TMJ: You have TMJ. See a dentist who may treat you him/herself or refer you to a TMJ specialist.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Gardasil Vaccine : Offers protection for young women and girls against cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal cancers and genital warts caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Aspirin : and ibuprofen are both irritating to the stomach. Avoid using either if they are causing you distress.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See doctor : You may have strep throat. Get a swab and see if you need antibiotics.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Your Orthodontist : will decide when and how to wear your elastics and for how long.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Temporarily : As we age the spinal column decreases in height causing the shrinkage. Exercises like Pilates and inversion can temporarily stretch the spine but the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Need more context: i can think of several answers but I need to know in what context this question came up.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See Dentist: Your dentist can adjust the appliance to make it feel more comfortable.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Several things : Get enough sleep. If you get eight hours but still feel sleepy during the day, consult with a sleep physician. You may not be getting enough "restorat... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Better to brush: Brush your teeth and gums to remove the acid liquid (cola) and residual chocolate from your teeth. Use a fluoride containing toothpaste.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
A placebo: Is a preparation made as much as possible just like the drug under test except missing the ingredient being tested. Ideally neither the patient nor th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
LSD: I assume that by "acid ", you mean lsd. You may have eaten or drunk something or otherwise abused your mouth while you were feeling the effects of the... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Any increase would be temporary.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No but -----: People go or are sent to the orthodontist because someone sees a problem. Usually braces are needed to straighten things out.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Potential Danger: because the infection cuts off the blood supply, the antibiotics can't get to it. Large, long standing cases can be dangerous and as you have found, p... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not Recommended : Wait until you have a day off from strenuous activity. Giving blood can make you feel light headed and you might fall.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Find out why: i have removed the braces from thousands of patients and except for an occasional sore gum, my patients haven't found braces removal to be painful. If... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Hypopnea: Your breathing does not stop completely while you're sleeping, but you are not getting enough air to keep your blood sufficiently oxygenated. See your... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
In Many Cases: LANAP or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure uses a special type of laser to restore your gums and save teeth that would otherwise be lost. I have... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
The Jury : is still out on the overall safety and effectiveness of these accelerated therapies. They all increase the mobility of the teeth which increases the r... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Maybe: if your dental insurance covers orthodontics (braces) and if you can find a local orthodontist who accepts your plan, it will be covered. Expect a fai... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Wait: Until it's worn off before eating or drinking. You might injure your mouth tongue or lips while they're numb.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Wash it off: right away. Neutralize the remaining acid on your skin with a paste of baking sofa and water. If the burn appears serious go to the ER at your local h... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Ignore: Myth: braces cause cavities/ white marks on teeth. Truth: DIRT is real cause. KEEP 'EM CLEAN!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
The danger : of lead based paint comes when it's old and begins to chip off the walls and woodwork. Because the lead makes the paint chips taste sweet, children ha... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Depends: There are many reasons your front teeth may be spaced. You need to see another orthodontist or even two to see if your age and probable periodontal (g... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Go to: the next one. Don't take it out while you're visiting your boyfriend.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Sealants : are recommended for children along with fluoride (and fluoride vitamins if your water isn't fluoridated). Regular brushing with an ADA recommended too... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See Orthodontist : (S)he will fix it. Try to be careful not to bite pieces of food with your front teeth. Cut or tear up the food and chew small pieces on your back teet... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See dentist: Or go to the emergency department of a local hospital to see if you need stitches. It will probably heal on its own but possibly with significant scar... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Chloraseptic : Chloraseptic mouthwash will numb the pain without burning the tissue as benzocaine would. Your sores will heal slowly but once the open ulcers are gon... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
It should: Tighten on its own in a few days or a week. Avoid chewing or biting on the tooth and don't constantly feel it with your tongue or fingers. If the toot... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
A light: nutritious meal with plenty of fluids and minerals to replace what you lost in the workout. Avoid heavy, hard to digest foods.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
The best: thing for you now is a visit to the dentist. If left alone the abscess may spread and cause serious damage, as well as keeping you in pain. No medici... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Swallowing the filling won't hurt or poison you. It will pass. Be sure to have the tooth fixed before you need a root canal or extraction.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See Your Dentist : Have the tooth infection treated and most likely the jaw infection will go away as well. Don't expect antibiotics alone to cure an infected tooth. The... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Probably not: Try to get 8 hours of sleep and take nothing by mouth after midnight.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Pressure: On the nerves. Most people shift positions without waking. Try sleeping on your back or front.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
The decay: Would be removed and the cavity filled with matching tooth colored material. You would have to look hard to see it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes If: you have no bleeding or infection.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Several: The tissue could be still sore from the removal or from the new tooth coming in. Your daughter is focused on the area and may be extra aware of it. G... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: your dentist will completely anesthetize (deaden) your tooth and then remove the pulp (red in this image). S/he will then sterilize the canal and seal... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
A Cyst: Is a mass filled with fluid. Depending on its location and cause, it can be painless or quite painful. Have it checked out by your physician or dentis... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: Your orthodontist will learn so much (s)he needs to know from taking it that is very worthwhile. I wonder why you are against taking it? There is no ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See a Physician : Have your blood pressure checked by a physician. If it's elevated, (s)he will prescribe medication to lower it. Don't neglect this important checkup.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See your Dentist : Sinus problems don't cause sore tongues.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
The rubber dam clamp: will often cause a sore gum. It'll feel better in a few days
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: But there's treatment to make them go away sooner. See your dentist to find out what kind of ulcers you're getting and (s)he'll recommend the appropri... Read More
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Dr. Douglas provides clear, concise, well reasoned answers to dental questions posed on HealthTAP.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Apicoectomy done 2 months ago by endo failed due to recurrent infection. Perio dds will pull next week to pack with bone grafting if buccal/medial walls do not break. To...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you so much I appreciate that I wanted to let you know that my oral surgeon here in Arlington has sent me to Harbour View and I go in on the 4th of August, 6 week...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have a very good picture in my mind of what you wrote. In 1 week I go for post-op bone graft areas. Will pose the #. Somehow, I know my smile line that is affected wil...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1970MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, NY
Graduated 1966MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, NY
Graduated 1970MD

Residency

Columbia Presbyterian hospital New York

Residency

columbia university Weil Cornell Medical Center

Awards

Block Drug Award for Original Research
Top Doctor, First Place, Hackensack Region - Spring
2015
Top Orthodontist, Second Place, New York - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontists
Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
New York Society of Orthodontists
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