Dr. Liron Gamzeh
As a teenager, I loved playing bass guitar and building things. I have always enjoyed using my hands and being creative. Today, in my home I am the designated builder; from book shelves to our baby’s nursery furniture. I love the feeling of seeing a project completed.
I’m also a bit compulsive. Once I start a project I will not sleep until I finish my task to perfection. I’ve found these 2 qualities, working with my hands and perfectionism to be a tremendous asset in my chosen profession as a dentist.
In the dental profession today, it seems that many dentists get distracted and just focus on teeth. As we know though, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. Not maintaining a heathy mouth can lead to dire consequences to overall health. And, what happens elsewhere in the body effects the mouth as well.
As a graduate of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, this link was a mantra and focus of our academic studies. In many of our classes I learned beside my medical student colleagues. Understanding the interrelation between the medical and dental professions is what sets apart Columbia from other dental schools. Although the coursework was quite rigorous, Columbia University taught me not to underestimate the dental profession, and that as a dentist, I can have a profound impact on the overall health of my patients. I take this responsibility very seriously with each patient that I treat.
Like Columbia University in academics, Manhattan Dental Health is in the forefront of a new vision of dentistry and the mouth and body connection. At MDH, we look at the big picture of overall health. We perform saliva, bacterial profiles and bite analysis to measure risks of cavities, gum disease and bite problems. We also evaluate airway and breathing habits. We use a comprehensive digital health questionnaire to calculate medical and dental risks. We look for causes rather than focusing on symptoms. We use all this information and more to coordinate the most predictable and comfortable care, while communicating with the rest of your healthcare team. This is what sets apart Manhattan Dental Health from the rest. We care not only about rebuilding your smile but your overall health and wellbeing.
After graduating Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Gamzeh went on to complete his residency program in general dentistry at the Veteran’s Hospital in East Orange, NJ. During his residency, Dr. Gamzeh treated our nation’s veterans who suffered from severe dental trauma, tooth decay, and damaging gum disease. With his calming and sincere nature, he was able to deliver the finest dental care to even the most anxious patient.
Dr. Gamzeh is a member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Gamzeh currently resides in Teaneck, New Jersey, with his lovely wife Dafna and his daughter Nurit.