For Academic Information or information about Residencies, please contact:
Program Administrator – N. Dribinskaya by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-240-6552
For patient care information, call 718-240-6281
Department Administrator - D. Green email@example.com or 718-240-5021
Department Secretary - C. DeSouza firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-240-6282)
The Department’s Orthodontics Program is open to the community. Three Board Certified Orthodontists treat the community patients for both routine orthodontics and more complex orthognathic-surgical procedures.
Emergency Dental Medicine
The Department has a 24 hour seven day per week in-hospital dentist available to the community. The Department treats patients with all oral and facial problems that are emergent. This includes all problems from the simple tooth ache, facial swelling and pain, to the most complicated fractured facial bones.
Anesthesia and Sedation
The Department has available to the community of patients who have a fear of the dentist, a staff of Dental Anesthesiologists that will medicate the patient with sedation to relieve their apprehension. Patients with more extensive needs will be given general anesthesia and be treated in the operating room.
Implants are current state-of-the-art restorations for those patients who have lost their teeth. In addition, implants can be placed in either jaw to help keep a loose denture tight and functioning. The Department has an implant service that has over fifty years of experience in placement of implants.
Special Needs Patients
The Department has developed a program to treat patients who are uncomfortable in the dental chair. Patients with Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Autism, mentally disabled and other conditions that require general anesthesia for their care. Our dental facility is highly experienced in the care of these patients. The patient is treated in the Operating Room under general anesthesia where, dental fillings extractions and root canal therapy are completed.
We are a multi-specialty clinic with specialists in Endodontics (root canals), Prosthodontics (Dentures and Caps) Implantology, Oral Surgery (tooth removal), Pediatric Dentistry (children’s Dentist) Periodontics (gum care) and Orthodontics (tooth straightening). A board certified faculty member is available for consultation in each area to plan your care.
Facial Reconstruction and Orthognathic Surgery
Facial reconstruction is a subspecialty of the Oral-Maxillofacial surgery service. Patients who have lost parts of their jawbones to trauma, infection or cancer surgery can have their jaws replaced and functioning again. Patients who have congenital defects such as cleft palates, overbites and underbites can have these facial defects corrected by surgery.
TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint
TMJ pain and malfunction is a common finding in many patients. The Department has several Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that can repair these defects and reduce or remove the pain associated with TMJ Disease.
Brookdale Hospital’s Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation has a Specialist in Geriatric Dentistry that will examine, diagnosis, and treat patients in this category.
Treatment For Life Center (TLC)
This is a special needs office with a two-chair Dental Operatory, within the hospital to treat patients with special infectious disease needs. The Dentist in charge is an expert in the care of these patients.
Dr. V. Cardo – Chairman, Department of Dental Medicine & Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. S. Kurian – Interim Director of Pediatric Dental Medicine Residency Program
Dr. D. Fassman– Interim Director of Adult Dental Medicine Residency Program
Dr. V. Cardo, Jr. – Director of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
Dr. J. Segal – Assistant to the Director of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
Dr. S. Acker – Attending, Adult Dental Medicine
Dr. R. Degano – Attending, Pediatric Dental Medicine
Dr. L. Gallo – Attending Pediatric Dental Medicine
Dr. M. Levi – Attending, Pediatric Dental Medicine/Special Needs Patients
Dr. B. Lish – Attending, Adult Dental Medicine /Special Needs Patients
Dr. S. Vuolo- Attending, Adult Dental Medicine /Special Needs Patients
Dr. P. Koppikar- Attending, Adult Dental Medicine / Infectious Disease Dentistry
Dr. D. Fassman- Attending, Adult Dental Medicine / Geriatric Dentistry
Dr. I. Fuzaylova- Attending Adult Dental Medicine
Dr. M. Ettinger- Attending, Adult Dental Medicine
Dr. A. Mithani- Attending Adult Dental Medicine
Dr. B. Mitchel- Attending, Adult Dental Medicine
Dr. A. Marks – Attending, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. M. Dourmas – Attending, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. D. Lorenzo- Attending, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. K. Murtagh- Attending, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery/ Director of Continuing Education
Dr. F. Eng – Attending, Orthodontics
Dr. R. Gehani – Attending, Orthodontics
Dr. M. Maranga – Attending, Endodontics
Dr. S. Segelnick- Attending, Periodontics
Dr. A. Sergaeva- Attending Pediatric Dental Medicine
Dr. M. Wisniewski- Attending, Orthodontics
Dr. C. Volpicella- Attending, Adult Dental Medicine
CALL: 718.240.5000 // EMAIL: INFO@BHMCNY.ORG