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Dr. Yoon Choi, DDS, FICOI, FAAIP
Education and training
- New York University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Residency in General Practice
- Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Residency in General Practice
- New York University (Master’s)
- New York University (Fellowship)
Awards and publications
- 2021 Subperiosteal Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation Technique with Dr. Ernesto Lee
- 2021 Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting for Teeth & Implants at Center for Advanced Dental Education with Dr. Pat Allen
- 2021 Selected cases for Prosthetically Driven Surgical Implantology book
- 2021 Master in American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
- 2020 Master series at Full Arch Immediate Loading
- 2020 PIKOS Institute-Fully Guided Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction: Prosthetic and Surgical Protocol
- 2019 Fellow in American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
- 2019 Fellow in International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- 2019 Master Series at New York Implant Institute
- 2019 PIKOS Institute-Alveolar Ridge Strategies: Single Tooth to Full Arch Reconstruction
- 2018 PIKOS Institute- Sinus Grafting for Implant Reconstruction
- 2018 PIKOS Institute-Contemporary Soft Tissue Grafting for Implant Reconstruction
- 2017 Implant Fellowship/Clinical Master Program at NYU/DentalXP
- 2016 Progressive Orthodontics
- 2016 The Dawson Academy
- 2015 The Spear Education
- 2015 Awarded for Faculty Development Program at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, PGY-2
- 2014 Chief Resident at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center as PGY-1
Doctor of Dental Surgery
In pursuit of excellence, Dr Choi has completed additional two years of GPR residencies after graduating from the dental school where she served multiple leaderships.
She continuously reads and studies with several renowned dental organizations such as ICOI, AAIP, Spear Education, The Dawson Academy, Dental XP, Invisalign, etc.
To give back in a blessed heart, Dr Choi follows annual dental mission trips to third world countries and performs hundreds of surgical & non-surgical extractions.
Dr. Joseph Nam, DMD
Education and training
- The University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Dental Medicine
- St. Barnabas Hospital
- Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Residency in General Dentistry
- St. Barnabas Hospital, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry
Awards and publications
- Coronary veins determine the pattern of sympathetic innervation in the developing heart
- Ultrahigh-Frequency Echocardiography of Autonomic Devoid Phox2B Homozygous Embryos Does Not Reveal a Significant Cardiac Phenotype before Embryo Death
- Rbfox3-regulated alternative splicing of Numb promotes neuronal differentiation during development
- Whole-mount confocal microscopy for vascular branching morphogenesis
- Joseph Nam has completed a research fellowship (Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) from the National Institutes of Health.
Doctor of Dental Medicine
He graduated first in his class with his research, and received his Pediatric Dentistry specialty training from St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY.
He is trained to perform dental treatments in oral sedation, IV sedation, and in general anesthesia. He also performs interceptive orthodontics, and treats patients in special needs.
Dr. Joseph was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his B.S. in specialized chemistry at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he developed his interest in basic science research.
Dr. Joseph has always sought extracurricular activities to help others which defined his focus of research. As a researcher, he studied the heart development and neuronal innervation at National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he published multiple scientific articles and received the IRTA award.
He changed his career path and earned a dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, where he learned the dentistry in depth. This education has become the source of knowledge and strength on this journey through pediatric patient care.
After earning his dental degree, he completed a general practice residency at Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, followed by a specialty training for Pediatric Dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx.
Dr. Ju Roe, DDS
Education and training
Frequently asked questions
Implants are often the most predictable, beautiful, durable, and safe treatment available to replace a missing tooth or teeth.
Dental implant maintenance is basically the same as for a natural tooth. When your teeth are being professionally cleaned, there may be different instruments used, but the at-home care should not change. Smoking should be avoided, however, as this can affect the long term health of the area.
Dental implants have long-term success rates of up to 95%. Once they are “integrated” into your bone, they will function just like natural teeth. They also cannot decay. And they don’t require any special at-home care.
Any surgical procedure has risks. The most common is if the dental implant fails to “integrate” into the bone and is lost. Common factors that affect this are smoking, diabetes, and poor at-home care. The second most common problem is called peri-implantitis, which is an infection around the dental implant, leading to possible loss of bone, or loss of the implant itself. In the significant majority of cases, however, implants can last for many years, with nothing more than routine maintenance both at home and at regular dental visits.
Successful implants allow for function to be restored in a long-lasting way, meaning a return to desired aesthetics and ability to eat most foods without difficulty.
Dental implant placement is surprisingly comfortable, with very little post-treatment pain. Most patients return to work within a day or two (some even earlier). The time it takes to place a tooth or teeth on the implant can vary depending on the location within the mouth. Dental implants in the lower jaw typically heal more quickly than those in the upper jaw due to the bone being more dense there. The permanent implant-supported crown can be made and inserted once this healing (“integration”) occurs, which can be from 3-6 months.
Every insurance provider has its own policies for what is or is not covered. To see if you’re covered, give us a call at (212) 406-3686.
In dentistry we never say “forever,” but implants can last for many, many years if the patient remains healthy, does not smoke, and continues a regular schedule of dental visits.
Fixed bridges often fail, and when they do, the most common reason is decay on the supporting teeth. This obviously cannot happen with titanium implants. Dentures, by definition, are removable, and they are typically a last resort for patients. Removable dentures, no matter how well they are made, will move to some degree, are artificially thick, and often not especially beautiful. Whenever possible, a fixed implant is the better solution.
“Integration” with the bone typically takes three to six months, and the rest of the process can take as little as two visits for a simple case, but could require additional visits for a more complicated situation.