by June Portnoy
You could very well be walking around with a dental problem and not even know it. That’s because 90% to 95% of dental disorders are asymptomatic. For this reason, you want to select a dentist like Dr. Michael Spadafora, who specializes in all areas of dentistry, from routine dental procedures to cosmetic dentistry to comprehensive restorative and periodontal dentistry.
Since 1984, Dr. Spadafora has been bringing dentistry to the highest possible level at his general solo practice. This family practice welcomes all patients, from children to seniors, in a friendly, caring atmosphere.
What truly makes Dr. Spadafora unique is the education background he brings to his practice. In addition to having served in a yearlong post-graduate hospital residency, he is one of approximately two percent of dentists nationwide to have graduated from the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Key Biscayne, Florida, one of the most highly regarded providers of advanced dental education in the world.
According to Dr. Spadafora, a common dental problem is malocclusion (incorrect or bad bite), which often goes undiagnosed. Unfortunately, little time is spent teaching about occlusion in dental school. The Pankey Institute focuses on this topic.
“Without a stable and healthy bite, whatever dental work is done in the mouth may fail prematurely,” explains Dr. Spadafora.
As a result of his continuing studies, Dr. Spadafora has the expertise to treat patients with serious dental issues that involve a comprehensive approach to restoring the mouth to optimal function and aesthetics.
Those with minimal bite issue can explore Invisalign®, a technique now offered at Dr. Spadafora’s office.
“My goal is to help all of my patients, whether they simply need cleanings or filling or they have serious dental issues, like missing teeth, gum disease or other problems.”
Dr. Spadafora provides a full array of cosmetic dentistry, such as contouring (reshaping), whitening, porcelain veneers and cosmetic gum surgery. He strives to provide a very high level of treatment with a meticulous attention to detail. As a result, the top specialists in the area often refer their patients and family members to him.