Meet the Doctor’s of Dr. Massiah’s Dental Practice in NYC
Dr. Shaun Massiah is as passionate about dentistry as they come, having recognized his calling for the profession when he was just 13 years old. Dr. Massiah’s early revelation that he wanted to be a dentist happened when an American dentist came to volunteer in his hometown of Guyana. Dr. Massiah remembers, “I was so moved by his compassion and his expertise in his field, and I knew I wanted to be like him someday.” Dr. Massiah decided right then and there that he would do whatever was necessary to pursue his dream.
Just four years after his encounter with the American dentist, Dr. Massiah left his home in Guyana to pursue a career as a dentist. He worked all through university before he attended New Jersey Dental School. It was there that he fell in love with the idea of “changing people’s lives through dentistry.” He now walks to his own personal practice from his home on the Upper West Side of NYC, where he lives with his wife and young son.
Since opening his practice in 2002, Dr. Massiah has established himself as one of the leading African American dentist in NYC. Always keeping his practice on the cutting edge of dentistry, he is extremely passionate, extremely dedicated to his work and spends much of his free time continuing to build upon his dental education by enrolling in new and exciting dental training seminars.
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Meet Dr. Alan M. Smolen
Dr. Alan M. Smolen has been a trusted name in dentistry in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for over 30 years. He is committed to helping his patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles and is dedicated to continuing his education in order to provide the most up-to-date treatment possible.
Dr. Smolen has attended the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education as well as advanced studies at NYU’s College of Dentistry. As a faculty member at the school’s continuing dental education program, he donates his time and skills in teaching other dentists how to restore the smiles of people with significant dental disabilities.
In his current clinical practice in Pennsylvania, Dr. Smolen specializes in personalized solutions to complex dental problems. He is dedicated to offering the best in customer service and patient care. “Every person is unique,” he says, “And their treatment should be tailored to their needs and wants.” As a Philadelphia area resident, he earned his degrees at Temple University and currently makes his home in Yardley with his wife, Jill and daughter, Sophie.
Dr. Smolen has had success with numerous difficult cases. Examples include a 60 year old patient who had always hated her smile. After a routine examination, Dr. Smolen showed her a computer simulation of what her teeth could look like if she used cosmetic dentistry. Liking what she saw, she gave Dr. Smolen the go ahead to redesign her smile. “The final result has far exceeded my expectations. I just love my smile now,” she said.
Another case was that of an 84 year old patient who had already lost several back teeth and whose remaining teeth were chipped and worn. Dr. Smolen showed her how he could rebuild her teeth to their original shape and size. When it was all finished, the client expressed her gratitude, “I am most grateful for this gift which has resulted in a big boost to my spirit.”
Dr. Smolen welcomes the opportunity to offer his knowledge, skills and expertise gained over the last 30 years to improve the dental health of people in Manhattan. He would like to invite you to be a part of his practice at the office of Upper West Side dentist Dr. Shaun Massiah and hopes you’ll give him the opportunity to serve you for all your dental needs.
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