A dental treatment procedure that addresses and corrects poorly aligned jaws and worn, missing, broken or crooked teeth.
When a filling is no longer the best treatment choice. We, through proper training and experience, determine if the tooth needs an inlay, an onlay, or full coverage crown.
Dental Implants are a new alternative in tooth replacement. The procedure consists of two stages: placement of a replacement tooth root at your dental specialist's office, followed by placement of a tooth replacement (crown) at our office.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you've lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.
Research shows a link between oral health, Alzheimer's Disease and systemic conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. So eating a variety of foods as part of a well-balanced diet may not only improve your dental health, but increasing fiber and vitamin intake may also reduce the risk of other diseases.
My name is Doctor Maria Chartzoulakis. I come from a Greek family - Yes, kind of like the one in My Big Fat Greek Wedding! We are loud and social and love to dance and eat good food! In fact, when we cook we make enough for 100 people even if it is just the 10 of us. I absolutely love the work I do as a Prosthodontist.
I decided at 12 years old that I wanted to be a dentist. I know it’s crazy, right?! It started for me when my parents came to the US in 1970. They instilled the American Dream in me – to get a good education and make the most of all of my opportunities. And since my parents also had a lot of dental issues, I was in the dentist office a lot as a kid. Opportunity knocked!
So after graduating high school in Bayside, Queens I entered a 7 year joint degree program with Adelphi University in Long Island and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. I completed a BS while in dental school and then received my DMD from Tufts in 2004. I continued with a GPR at Montefiore Medical Center – getting a full taste of dentistry and realizing then that I wanted to be the very best in my field! I decided to become a specialist in Prosthodontics. In 2008 I completed the Tufts PG Prosthodontics program, and, because I believe in doing everything to the max, my Board certification in the winter of 2009.