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

Northeast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PLLC

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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 typically peformed during the mid-teenage years as to prevent future and more difficult complications, such as infection, nerve injury and delayed healing.

• Numerous substantiated medical studies have linked retained wisdom teeth with cardiac disease, so it's never too early or late to evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth. 

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 National Institutes of Health has isolated a very powerful class of stem cells in the dental pulp of teeth. These stem cells have the capacity to differentiate into many types of tissue such as bone, cartilage, liver, and muscle.

 

Both the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services forecast that the almost limitless and lifesaving potential of stem cells will revolutionize the medical field and how we fight disease and repair injury.

 

Today, hospitals are utilizing stem cells to treat leukemia and heart failure and are growing and transplanting organs derived from a patient’s own stem cells.

 

Emerging fields of personalized and regenerative medicine are developing stem cell based therapies to fight a variety of health conditions including, but not limited to, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Crohn’s Disease, Cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries and Alzheimer’s.

 

 

StemSave, an FDA Registered company, has proven to be a reliable and cost-effective measure to bank stem cells from teeth. I look forward to sharing testimonials from my patients who have utilized this promising breakthrough in modern medicine.