Maybe your daughter is getting married and you’re worried about how your gap-toothed smile will look in all those wedding pictures. Perhaps you’re embarrassed with the appearance of your teeth because they’re severely worn down. Or maybe you’re one of those people who always hides their smile with their hands because of an unsightly dental problem. Maybe you need to see Dr. Mary Anne Salcetti. A leading prosthodontist with an office in Wappingers Falls, Dr. Salcetti has a highly skilled understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacements.
“New patients are often referred to our practice with difficult and complex problems and aren’t sure if anyone can help them,” says Dr. Salcetti. “But prosthodontists are uniquely qualified by their continuous training in the selection of materials and types of restorations to find a solution that fulfills each patient’s desires and needs.” Even patients with severe function deficits resulting from trauma, cancer surgery or congenital defects such as cleft palate, can be treated. Patients with extensive rehabilitation issues often require care involving multiple dental disciplines (endodontics, periodontics, and orthodontics) which can present unique and time consuming problems for a general dentist. Prosthodontists are trained to manage and appropriately stage the treatment of such patients.
“What I find most satisfying,” says Dr. Salcetti, “is restoring worn teeth. The wear can be disabling after many years and the sooner it’s treated, the more predictable the outcome with less financial commitment.” Dr. Salcetti is highly qualified not only to treat worn teeth, but to treat all of your restorative dental needs. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry and taught Removeable Prosthodontics at the University after getting her degree. She also completed a three year specialty program in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at Memorial Hospital, Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center in New York City.
Dr. Salcetti has been in practice for over 25 years affording her patients years of clinical restorative experience with the major implant systems available today. Committed to prosthodontic excellence, Dr. Salcetti continually attends advanced education courses and is a faculty member of the Spear Institute at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry—the premier institution for continuing education for dentists, attracting the best and brightest national and international participants.
“Our patients appreciate that our staff also participates in continuing education courses providing a high level of treatment and care,” says Dr. Salcetti. “We often hear, ‘There is no other office like this.’”