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Dr. Richard Elfman, DDS is a pediatric dentistry practitioner in Springfield, MA. He graduated from New York University College Of Dentistry and practices pediatric dentistry, endodontics, and more.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Elfman "Dr. Elfman is proud to say he grew up locally in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He earned an undergraduate degree with honors from Yeshiva University. He did one year of research in Oral Gland Analysis at Columbia Dental School. He graduated from New York University School of Dentistry. He also completed a 2 year program in Implants at Harvard University. He has served on various committees’ for the Valley District Dental Society including The Council on Dental Education and served as Chairman of the Fluoridation Committee. He has been a consultant for the Springfield Head Start Program. He has been a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Pankey Institute of Dental Excellence. Has had specialized training in Cerec (cad cam) for digital impressions and crown fabrication. Dr. Elfman is committed to continuing education including attending recent courses in Invisalign Orthodontic Therapy and Snore Guard Sleep Appliances. He has been happily married for 31 years, and has two great children. In addition the family includes one very cute chocolate poodle named Mocha. In his spare time, he is passionate about gardening, and enjoys tennis. Dr. Elfman’s philosophy is to cultivate a friendly professional staff, and an environment that will provide the patient with the highest quality dental care, while showing compassion for their specific concerns. He believes in creating and maintaining lasting patient relationships, while ensuring good oral health and good value for the patients. He and his staff believe in a patient centered practice that will make you feel at home while serving your dental needs."
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This content was provided by Dr. Elfman "We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! We believe in the philosophy of Minimally Invasive Dentistry which is to conserve healthy tooth structure. It focuses on prevention, remineralization, and minimal dentist intervention. Using scientific advances, minimally invasive dentistry allows dentists to perform the least amount of dentistry needed while never removing more of the tooth structure than is required to restore teeth to their normal condition. In addition, in minimallyinvasive dentistry, we use long-lasting dental materials that conserve the maximum tooth structure so the need for future repairs is reduced as is the cost to the patient.
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!"