When I graduated from dental school 36 years ago, I was looking forward to taking care of the underserved, low income and homeless populations and I fulfilled that goal as dental director of the Logan Heights Family Health Center in La Mesa for 19 years.
It was a tremendous but rewarding amount of work to attend to thousands of patients whose dental health we helped to improve and, in the process, prevented further problems.
A smile compromised by missing or damaged teeth can affect a person’s mental health by negatively impacting her confidence, job prospects, and self-worth. If left untreated, multiple missing teeth can also impact her physical health leading to an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
It has been enormously satisfying and gratifying to practice dentistry and been able to help people reach their goals for a healthy mouth, lifestyle and longer life.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Wildlife Sciences and earned my doctoral degree at New York University School of Dentistry.
I continued my education with a General Practice Residency at the Delaware State Hospital and then attended Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry specializing in prosthodontics. In 2001, I established my dental practice in La Mesa focusing on comfortable and state of the art aesthetic replacement of one tooth to entire oral rehabilitations.
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“I went to Dr. Feinberg for dental implants because I was embarrassed about my two missing teeth. I was always trying to hold back laughter and refrain from smiling. I now have the best dental implants and I can laugh and smile again. You can’t even tell I have them!”
Aside from dentistry, my family is my happiness. I have two girls, Ariela and Ivana, and a boy, Edwin, who help me see the world more clearly. My education at the University of Wisconsin focused on the natural world from meteorology, ornithology, mammalogy, entomology, tree and shrub identification and the interaction of these parts called ecology. I explore this natural world with my children whether splashing in the ocean, watching shore birds, visiting the deep woods or the sequoias, hiking all day to mountain lakes, catching rainbow trout, or riding mules at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
I also have a close relationship with my mother, who is 91 years old and continues to take care of me some 3,000 miles away. My older brother is a successful folding box designer and printer. They both reside in New Jersey. My children and I enjoy visiting our family and going to New York to see Broadway shows, enjoy ethnic foods (hot pastrami) and skate at the Rockefeller Center on Christmas.
Fortunately, a prosthodontist is a dental specialist uniquely trained to restore and replace smiles whether you need a single implant or a completely new set of teeth. A prosthodontist has up to three years of additional training after dental school through an American Dental Association accredited program. Unlike a general dentist, a prosthodontist handles the restoration of your oral health and function throughout your entire mouth, including replacing teeth.
As an experienced prosthodontist, I create a personalized treatment plan to craft your ideal smile by addressing the appearance, form, and function and utilizing the best treatments that include dental implants, crowns, veneers, and a complete set of fixed and removable dentures. I look forward to meeting you to help solve your dental health issues and restore your magnificent smile.
A prosthodontist is highly trained and can handle complex dental issues, including cosmetics, bonding, bridges, crowns, dental implants, dentures, full mouth reconstruction, jaw surgery, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and veneers using the latest developments in dental prostheses design and digital technology to help patients like you achieve their perfect, healthy smile. For example:
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.
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