Scott A. Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP

Northeast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PLLC

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Resolving Reflux (GERD) with Tongue and Lip TIe Surgery: Alaina's Story

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM

My daughter, Alaina, is 5 month old today.

At 5 days old, her pediatrician diagnosed her with both an upper lip tie (ULT) and a posterior tongue tie (PTT) and referred us to consult with an ENT. I wa...

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Infant Diagnosis of Tongue and/or Lip Tie: "Don't Hesitate"

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Infant Diagnosis of Tongue and/or Lip Tie: “Don’t Hesitate” is a mother’s story of how her three day-old’s laser tongue-tie surgery dramatically benefited her daughter’s ability to thrive, while strengthening their breastfeeding relationship. Here’s her story:

“I consider myself to be so fortunate for so many reasons. While breastfeeding my first daughter I learned so much about breastfeeding in general, and heard over an...

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April 2014: National Facial Protection Month

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM

April is National Facial Protection Month –

Play hard. Play smart. Play safe.

Visit http://www.AAOMS.org/SaveFace for more information. Please SHARE!

Get Wise About Wisdom Teeth

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Although winter break on Long Island is a typical time of year for college and/or high school students to have their wisdom teeth evaluated and treated, it is also important for adults who still have their wisdom teeth to be evaluated, as well.

• Wisdom teeth removal is typica...

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Dr. Scott Siegel: Making History in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM

On January 15, 2013, Scott A. Siegel, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., became the first and only Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the United States to become a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. Dr. Siegel attended the 73rd Convocation and Presidential Recognition Ceremony in Portland, Oregon with other Distinguished Surgeons from the Inter...

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Tongue-tie & Newborns: Ruby's Story

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

"Tongue Tie & Newborns: Ruby's Story" details the challenging journey from birth through aftercare of my three week old, breastfed tongue tie patient, written by her mother. -Dr. Scott Siegel


My daughter Ruby was born full term on February 4, 2013. I knew I wanted to breastfeed her, though my mommy friends prepared me that breastfeeding is not a walk in the park. I tried nursing her right away the be...

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NATS Keynote Speaker: World Voice Day

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Selected by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)- NYC Chapter, I was a Keynote Speaker yesterday at Columbia University, lecturing on Oral and Maxillofacial Disorders affecting the singer as part of the annual global event of "World Voice Day" Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

 

TMJ, limited tongue mobility or any other...

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Harvesting Stem Cells from Teeth

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 7:35 AM

As a Dual Degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, offering my patients 21st Century advances in medicine is a priority. Harvesting Adult Stem Cells residing in baby teeth, wisdom teeth and permanent teeth during routine procedures is a non-invasive service I provide to my patients and their families.

 

 

Fast Facts about Stem Cells in Your Teeth:

 

The Nationa...

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Why Harvest Stem Cells from Teeth?

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Why Harvest Stem Cells from Teeth?

 

Here's a testimonial:

"Since we didn't have the opportunity to store the blood from our children's umbilical cords this was the easiest way to bank stem cells. Knowing that they have the potential to save the lives of my children is all that we needed to make the decision to harvest stem cells from their wisdom teeth. It was an added bonus to have this service offered at the same time they were having their wisdom teeth removed."

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"The Incredible Progress of Lily": a Father's Story

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Lily is a patient who had Posterior Laser Tongue Tie Surgery at two months old. Both parents stayed in the surgical suite with her throughout the procedure.

 

Hi Dr. Siegel,

 

Thank you for your kindness.

 

I did dig up a few photos that show the incredible progress of Lily, which took a while. She was quite skinny relatively for about 4-5 months, but then really got the hang of breastfeeding and is now feisty and tall. No comparison to...

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