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Smile Health Spa LI | Meet the Doctor in Massapequa

  

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898 North Broadway | Massapequa, NY 11758 |(516) 798-5858 |

Meet the Doctor
 

Irene Grafman D.D.S.
 

Practicing dentistry for over 17 years, Dr. Irene Grafman has always sought to treat people not teeth. Being a third generation dentist gave Dr. Grafman the early exposure and experience to know the kind of practice she wanted to create – one that focused on the overall wellbeing of her patients.

While there are many practicing dentists in NYC, what sets Dr. Grafman apart is her innovative approach towards dentistry. She was one of the first dentists to bring a relaxing spa feel to dentistry and is one of the few dentists to specialize in facial development. Additionally, through her knowledge of TMJ, facial development and sleep and airway improvement, she not only provides a beautiful smile but improves people lives and helps them look and feel younger.

Dr. Grafman attests that one of the keys to her success is staying on top of all the latest advances in dentistry through constant, continuing education. Dr. Grafman attends dental advancement lectures and hands on course work with The Pankey Institute, Dawson Institute, and numerous others and is a member of American Dental Association, New York County Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Peninsula Hospital Dental Society.

Dr. Irene Grafman graduated from the New York University School of Dentistry in 1998. In late 1998, Dr. Grafman opened the doors to Smile Health Spa, a dental practice that focuses on the overall health and wellness of the patient as well as the smile and it's interconnectivity to the body.

Dr. Grafman resides with her husband and son in Merrick, Long Island.

 

MY PHILOSOPHY 

It’s incredible to me how the profession has advanced even in the 15 years I have been practicing. As I age I have began to notice changes in my own mouth that have lead me to research and find answers that can also help my patients. In my 20s I felt I had a great smile, always receiving complements I never looked at myself as someone who may develop the problems I spoke to my patient’s about. But slowly I started to notice my teeth shifting ever so slightly, then my front teeth appearing shorter than they did in old photos. Finally recently I noticed some clicking and discomfort in my jaw joint accompanied by snoring that has worsened over time. All this curiosity about myself and even more, wanting to prevent my son from ever developing cavities, gum disease or any of these issues I am experiencing myself, has led me to gain a great deal of knowledge about prevention, proper treatment and the mouth body connection.

It’s incredible to me how the profession has advanced even in the 15 years I have been practicing. As I age I have began to notice changes in my own mouth that have lead me to research and find answers that can also help my patients. In my 20s I felt I had a great smile, always receiving complements I never looked at myself as someone who may develop the problems I spoke to my patient’s about. But slowly I started to notice my teeth shifting ever so slightly, then my front teeth appearing shorter than they did in old photos. Finally recently I noticed some clicking and discomfort in my jaw joint accompanied by snoring that has worsened over time. All this curiosity about myself and even more, wanting to prevent my son from ever developing cavities, gum disease or any of these issues I am experiencing myself, has led me to gain a great deal of knowledge about prevention, proper treatment and the mouth body connection.

" Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I - I took the one less traveled by.
And that has made all the difference"

  - Robert Frost 1874-1963 

I hope that my pleasure in dentistry also be yours.

 

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Dr. Naum Grafman was born and practiced dentistry in Belarus, Minsk for 13 years before immigrating with his family to America.  In order to return to the profession he loved, he worked night jobs while having to complete the entire Dental Education here at New York University.  After receiving his NY license in 1984, he opened up his own practice in Masaspequa, Long Island.

Dr. Grafman has been married and practicing dentistry since 1969, has daughter Irene who is a third generation dentst in NYC private practice and grandson Alex whom we all adore.

Dr. Grafman keeps up with all the changes and advances in dentistry through extensive postgraduate education (over 1,000 hours).  All the latest techniques are available at his office equipped with all state of the art technology, including  Digital x-ray, Air Abrasion (pain-free, drill-free fillings), Sirona Laser and Mini-implants.

Dr. Grafman takes the "whole-person approach" to treating his patients. He educates and listens to your wants in order to come up with the best possible treatment.

CREDENTIALS

  •  American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Nassau County Dental Society
  • Peninsula Hospital Dental Study Group
  • Over 1,000 Hours of Continuing Education Courses

 
 
 
Massapequa Dentist | Meet the Doctor. Naum Grafman is a Massapequa Dentist.