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

Bio

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 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Retainer Brite: is a product made for cleaning removable braces and retainers. It won't harm any metal parts of your niteguard and will keep the plastic parts clean a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Coverup: The makeup might cover the color of the skin of your face which might delay the surgeon or anesthesiologist recognizing an important change in your co... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Probably OK: Your MRI was being monitored by the technician and (s)he would have repeated any parts that weren't clear. Most zippers are made of non magnetic metal... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
OK: By the sixth day it is already beginning to heal. Just be patient.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See about glsses: You are likely becoming far-sighted. This is normal at your age. Most drugstores have kiosks where you can determine the strength of the glasses you n... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Probably OK: If you have no lip, mouth, throat or stomach problems then it's probably OK.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See MD: Don't ask us to guess, see an ENT physician and find out for sure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
If you : are concerned, have an examination by your doctor .Only this will resolve this issue.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Maybe : If your gums are sensitive, start with a new soft bristled manual brush and gently brush after every meal. Floss or use an oral irrigator as well. In ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
It may: Different people react differently to long term aspirin use. Consult your internist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Possibly: You may be sore from sitting so long in one position while the dentist was working. It'll go away soon.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See your dentist : Make an appointment with a pediatric dentist for an examination. The pits and spots may have been caused by a viral infection during the time the teet... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: Feeling sleepy and unable to focus during the day, falling asleep when you don’t intend to and not having a “clear head” are all symptoms of sleep apn... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Depends : If you went to sleep for the extractions, then it's not recommended. If you had a local anesthetic (shot), then ONE beer or mixed drink is OK. Be care... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Probably Not : Stephens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disease that affects fewer than six people per million per year. Unless you have had SJS before, with amoxicillin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Exhaustive studies have failed to find any ill effects from the use of cellphones. While it is impossible to prove a negative, so many millions are in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
It depends on why: What was the reason your orthodontist gave you for removing the braces early? How did you feel your teeth looked when he/she took them off? Have you b... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Wait: The consequences of getting eye makeup in your eye before it heals could be severe and could cost you your visual acuity. Wait the three months
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
You're doing OK: While no one can predict what will happen in future, it sounds like you're doing all the right things. At your age mouth cancer is very uncommon. You ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Possibly: If your elastics are on the sides of your mouth and you can chew your food without dislodging them, try to keep them in while eating as the combinatio... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Why Not Both?: Because of the swelling and drainage, you have an ear infection. See your ENT Physician for treatment. Once that's under control, see an Oral Surgeon ... Read More
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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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: If you were only lightly anesthetized you may have awakened a bit before the anesthesiologist was comfortable removing the tube. It is very common for... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Give it time : To heal. If the problem persists, see an Oral/Maxillofacial surgeon or a dentist specializing in oral medicine.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: The recline material will not affect the test results. If you would like a more positive answer, ask your doctor to order an HIV blood test.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Bring a note : from your doctors office indicating the type of anesthesia and other drugs that you received for your surgery. Then just take the test.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: Your mouth is especially resistant to infection and if the scanner wand is properly sanitized between patients, then you're OK
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: The root canal is sealed so nothing can get in through the root of the tooth unless the root was fractured below the gum line when the crown came off... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
First: See an Oral Surgeon or go to a hospital ED or walk in clinic and see if you need stitches or other treatment. They will tell you how to alleviate the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Formula : Give the baby formula while you are taking the medications and for 24 hours after you stop. If you have no infection and are only taking the meds for ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Herbst: I have always preferred the result that can be achieved by keeping all the bicuspids. As your daughter is just 12, the extra time and cost for the Her... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: Look at the back of the package for the American Dental Association seal of approval. Aim is an accepted brand. Any accepted toothpaste used regularly... Read More
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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 member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Possibly : If it is caused by the herpes virus, the bump will become an ulcer or sore and then scab over and slowly heal. Over the counter treatments such as Abr... Read More
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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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Maybe : If you can stand on that leg without much pain , you're OK. If there is a lot of swelling, pain, clicking noises, bruising etc. then go to the ER of y... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: No medical question has been tested more than this one. Despite Billions of cell phone users, no research has linked the signals coming from a cell ph... 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Dose too Low: The X-ray exposure from a dental film is about what you get from the sun in an hour at the beach. Mouth cancer is usually caused by excessive smoking,... 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Jaw Separation : By propping your jaws apart and "balancing" your bite, the nightguard prevents your large and small biting muscles from clenching which is a large par... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes - but: -- don't expect the Invisalign to kiss you back! Seriously I'm sure you can kiss while wearing aligners. Enjoy!
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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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Dr. Douglas provides clear, concise, well reasoned answers to dental questions posed on HealthTAP.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! My Florida dentist charged me $900 for the guard and said I need a new one in 6 months. I said I do not chew through it. He agreed but said I should care for my teeth. I...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
HealthTap member
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

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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