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Meet Our Dental Phobia Experts

Nargiz Schmidt, D.D.S. photo

Diplomas
  • Certificate in Prosthodontics

    New York University College of Dentistry

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery

    Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine

Certifications
  • Prosthodontics
  • Invisalign
  • Lumineers
  • Laser Dentistry

Nargiz Schmidt, D.D.S.

Dr. Nargiz Schmidt is a prosthodontist – a specialist in reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Schmidt received her doctoral degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine with numerous awards for academic and clinical achievements in pharmacology, clinical dentistry, and biochemistry.

After spending two years in private practice as a general dentist, Dr. Schmidt went on to become a specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. She was accepted into the New York University College of Dentistry advanced education in prosthodontics. Dr. Schmidt learned the art and science of prosthodontics and aesthetic dentistry from some of the best specialists in the country. Following the completion of this 3-year, full-time program, Dr. Schmidt received certification as a Prosthodontist.

Today Dr. Schmidt shares her time between private practice and her responsibilities as visiting clinical professor of prosthodontics at New York University. With vast knowledge in complex dental restorations and rehabilitation, Dr. Schmidt often serves as a consultant to general dentists and other dental specialists and receives referrals from them.

Dr. Schmidt is devoted to her profession and never stops learning innovative techniques and materials available in today’s dentistry. She is certified in Invisalign – a system that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually move teeth, as well as Lumineers – non-invasive porcelain laminate veneers. Using this advanced dental technology, she can transform your smile painlessly and without removal of tooth structure.

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Schmidt is sensitively attuned to the aesthetic and functional concerns of her patients. She combines her scientific background with an artistic eye to bring the highest quality of personalized care to each of her patients. Dr. Nargiz Schmidt is a caring, gentle and understanding professional. She will listen to your concerns and will address each and every of them in her treatment.

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Diplomas
  • Specialty Certificate in Periodontics

    University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery

    University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Max Podolsky, D.M.D.

Dr. Max Podolsky strives for excellence and provides and ultimate attention to detail in all of the services he provides his patients. He received his B.A., and M.S. from Adelphi University. He then attended the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, one of only 3 Ivy League Dental Schools in the country. There he received his D.M.D. and Specialty Certificate in Periodontics, where he served as Chief Resident for 3 years.

Dr. Podolsky provides comprehensive and innovative solutions to each of his patient’s particular oral health concerns and needs. He has a great ability to customize individual treatment plans to meet each patients’ desires, resources, and time availability. He has a calming manner and is known for his gentle touch. Dr. Podolsky is a talented surgeon whose patients and dentists appreciate the esthetic and functional results he consistently delivers.

Dr. Podolsky’s training covers all aspects of periodontics and implant surgery, including soft tissue and hard tissue reconstruction, bone grafting, and gingival (gum )grafting.

In addition to being an experienced practitioner, Dr. Podolsky has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry for the past 8 years.

Dr. Max Podolsky is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology, a distinguishing accomplishment. He has lectured at numerous dental study clubs on various cutting edge implant and bone grafting techniques.

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Diplomas
  • Certificate in Endodontics

    University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine

    University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Certifications
  • Endodontics

Dov Hook, DMD

Dr. Dov Hook is an Endodontist, which is a root canal specialist.

Dr. Hook graduated with honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he ranked among the top 10% of his graduating class. As a result of exceptional academic achievements, Dr. Hook was accepted into the prestigious OKU Dental Honor Society. Following his graduation from dental school, Dr. Hook attended a general practice dentistry and then completed a two year Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at the UMDNJ.

With the lengthy education that Dr. Hook has received, he is able to perform all aspects of root canal therapy including routine as well as complex root canals, retreatments, and endodontic surgery.

Dr. Hook will impress you with a high level of skill and technical abilities. He employs the latest equipment and techniques to provide a predictable, pain-free and expedient experience. Dr Hook has a warm and caring bedside manner and is sensitive to his patients’ needs.

Root canal treatment is no longer a scary and uncomfortable experience. Root canal therapy can often be completed in just one visit at Smile in the City Dental Group.

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Fouzia Abdelaziz, RDH photo

Diplomas
  • New York University

  • College of Dentistry

Certifications
  • Registered Hygienis
  • Dental Laser, CPR/BLS

Fouzia Abdelaziz, RDH

Ms. Abdelaziz is a registered hygienist. She graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2006 with a Bachelors in Science. Certified with Dental Laser, CPR/BLS. Licensed to give Local infiltration Anesthesia/ Nitrous Oxide Analgesia. She’s been practicing for eight and half years as a Dental Hygienist and enjoys every moment of it. The comfort and health of her patients are her first priority while focusing on preventive dental therapy. She strives to provide quality care, she will extend herself to patients, providing information regarding oral hygiene care.

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