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Dr. Hunter Smart

Dentistry
New York, NY
9 years experience male

Locations

Upper East Smiles

New York, NY

Address

261, E 78th St, New York, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

ConnectiCare Health Plans

Commerce Park Cosmetic Dentistry

Bridgeport, CT

About

Bio

Dr. Hunter Smart is a general dentist that practices dentistry in Connecticut and New York City. He is dedicated to providing high quality general, cosmetic, surgical, and preventive dentistry. Dr. Smart studies and stays up to date with the latest dental research and technology in order to provide the best possible care for his patients. He completed a residency in hospital dentistry where he gained valuable experience in dental surgery, dental implants, and pain management. Dr. Smart is currently working towards a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Smart attended The University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and was a professor for undergraduate biology classes. He attended dental school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Smart completed a one year residency at Truman Hospital in downtown Kansas City. After residency, Dr. Smart started practice at a cosmetic dental practice in Connecticut where he still works a few days a week. Most recently, Dr. Smart has been practicing in the Upper East Side of New York City. Dr. Smart recently moved to Park Slope in Brooklyn where he enjoys biking, playing soccer, and trying out new food/restaurants. He is an avid college basketball fan, often times unreasonably avid (Rock Chalk). He has a fun-loving and caring personality and strives to provide his patients with the best treatments available.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Facial Pain Management

Pediatric Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, New York

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Probably: Cosmetic dentists focus on esthetically restoring smiles in the most visually pleasing way possible. They are also trained as general dentists and ar... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Cold and Canker: "Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused with each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called fever blisters or herpes simp... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Don't be scared!: Think of lichen planus as a benign skin rash in your mouth. It can triggered by the immune system. There may be several contributing factors, and eac... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Cold and pressure: In the same way ice works on a sprained ankle to numb pain and reduce swelling, cold compresses and other items soothe sore gums. Try a refrigerated p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
There are many: There are many options in cosmetic dentistry to get a better smile. Be forewarned that most esthetic procedures are not covered under insurance and w... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
A "dip" in the tooth: An undercut can mean multiple things in dentistry. It is a depression in the tooth structure if you're looking from the top of the tooth towards the ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Dentistry: I chose dentistry b/c I enjoy being able to diagnose a patient and also perform their treatments/surgeries from start to finish. I like being able to... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Of course!: If you feel ashamed because of the esthetic look of your teeth, and improving the esthetics of your teeth would give you a more positive self image, t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not necessarily: Yes, there are certain aspects of dentistry that are not for the most squeamish people in the world, however, the more you get accustomed to seeing so... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Sounds like TMD: Sounds like Temporomandibular Disorder. If your jaw is popping, muscle pain, and tooth grinding then you definitely need to see a dentist. These hab... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Nerve inflammation: Pulpitis is the inflammation of the inside of your tooth (the pulp). The pulp of your tooth contains the blood vessels and the nerves that give your ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
There are options: There are definitely cosmetic dentistry options for nearly any person. However, your periodontal condition MUST be stable and in control for cosmetic... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: A "mandibular nerve block" is a type of local anesthesia injection that dentists give in the mouth. Specifically, it gets one side of the bottom jaw ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends: The answer to this question all depends on the type of sedation and who is doing the sedation. There are multiple different types of sedation and lev... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
It's possible: The tooth itself is not growing ("erupting") into your mouth. The tooth is fully grown and likely does not have the capacity to move itself around in... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Possibly: It would depend on the severity of the atopic dermatitis and what triggers the onset of the symptoms. In general, I would think that someone w/ atop... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
A metal screw: An implant is essentially a titanium "screw" that is placed in someone's jawbone. It's typically used to replace a missing tooth in someone's mouth, ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Very slim: Novacaine isn't used in dentistry anymore. Lidocaine is a "work-horse" local anesthesia used by nearly every dentist that practices. Your chances of... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Contact the office: When two opposing fillings are contacting each other, often times the way they come together is not ideal and can trap food and make it hard to floss.... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
No: Avoid eating things that will get crunched up into small, hard pieces. The fragments may penetrate into the empty tooth socket and cause an infection... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
No: Before the procedure, the doctor will numb the area where the operculectomy will be performed. So no pain should be felt during the actual procedure,... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
There are many: There are a vast number of cosmetic issues in humans. There is crooked teeth, discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, long teeth, short teeth, big teeth, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
It's common: Any tooth can abscess. whether is due to a deep cavity that hit the nerve of the tooth, or from prior tooth trauma that killed off the nerve. Regardl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Elderly people: Older people tend to have tooth nerves that have receded down the tooth, rendering the tooth less sensitive to temperature and less sensitive to drill... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Nitrous oxide: Nitrous oxide mixed w/ oxygen is the only inhalation agent that is commonly used in dentistry. It's used primarily to reduce anxiety.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Digital technology: Just as innovations/inventions in the digital world increase at an exponential pace, so will the digital aspects of dentistry. There is very new and ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Dentistry definition: Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the ora... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Cosmetic dentistry: There are multiple things a dentist can do to fix some chips on your upper front teeth. Every situation is different and there are multiple different... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Here ya go!: “In hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: You're good. Antibiotics are designed to be kept at a certain concentration in your blood for a certain amount of time, hence, the taking of the sa... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 9 years experience
No: You should not be worried. Be sure that you have filled out your medical questionnaire thoroughly and make sure the office has an updated medical his... Read More

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HealthTap member
Oct 12, 2016
I would like to recommend Dr.Hunter answered an extremely important question on impacted Wisdom Tooth on best route to take and was kind enough to advise me ,which was very helpful to get it right.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Yours and Dr. Davantzis' were the most helpful (and on point) answers so far. We have ties to NYC and GRR, so thanks for the invitation for follow up! HT character limit...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr Hunter Smart you are very generous guy for helping me with my dilemma and helping me take the suitable option, thanks so much for your Professional help doing a...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Makes sense!! Thank you ☺️

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Kansas CitySchool of Dentistry, MO
Graduated 2013MD

Residency

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL HILL
Completed 2014

Awards

Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa
Summa cum laude - University of Kansas
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy Of General Dentistry
New York County Dental Association
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