Dr. Odrich received his B.S. in biochemistry from Queens College, a D.D.S. from Columbia, and his Certificate in Periodontics from Columbia in 1963. Having taught many years at Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Dr. Odrich has continued to teach and perform clinical research in Italy. He is a member of dentistry’s honorary society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology, a member of many dental societies and organizations, and author of several scientific articles.
A product of Stuyvesant High School, Dr. Pollack received his B.S. in biology from Queens College and his D.D.S. from Columbia University, where he also pursued research into the then emerging field of endorphins. He completed a general dental residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center before returning to Columbia for his Certificate in Periodontics, the latter in 1983. A member of O.K.U., the dental honor society, Dr. Pollack is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), as well as Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity that commonly occurs in most people at some point in their lives. The two main characteristics of this condition are grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. These actions usually occur during a person’s sleeping hours, but may also occur during the day, particularly when stressed. Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders. The most common symptoms are earaches, headaches, muscle pain and tooth discomfort, but can lead to difficulty in eating or opening and closing your mouth.
An Implant-Supported Overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Frequently, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant supported dentures. The Implant-Supported Overdenture treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced.