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Smile Health Spa | Meet the Doctor and Team in New York

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120 East 36th St, Ste 1F
New York, NY 10016
(212) 532-5377

Meet the Doctor and Team 

 

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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. 

I believe with this knowledge I am able to offer my patients answers and results that could take them years and numerous doctors to find. My goal is to help each of my patients achive a beautiful smile. . 

 

Meet the Team

 
Smile Health Spa in New York NY
Being a third generation dentist in my family, I have had the privilege to observe the evolution that dentistry has undergone during the last 30 years. So many people don’t realize how lucky they are to have the new technologies available today which can help them keep their teeth for lifetime. Less than 20 years ago dentistry was provided as a treatment for a problem, with little or no concern for the patient’s pain, comfort and aesthetics. Today the technology available allows anyone and everyone to achieve the smile of their dreams. I have made it my mission to show and educate my patients on how this new modern dentistry can benefit each person in their individual goals.
Our mission
Today with all the new developments and strides in dentistry, it has allowed each dentist to choose what kind of care they would like to provide for their patients. I have resolved that I will practice the style of dentistry on my patients that I would like to have performed on myself. I have committed myself to excellence in the quality of care that I provide for each and every person that walks in my door…
Our Goal is to deliver First-class, Five Star service at each of your visits to the Smile Health Spa.
First we believe in education our patients on the condition of their mouth. Every patient is educated through an individualized comprehensive exam, intraoral camera and digital x-ray presentations, allowing them to see firsthand the condition of their teeth.
After you fully understand the condition of your oral health and how it goes there; we provide every person with all the options available to help them make an educated decision on what is best for them.
When treatment plan has been approved we schedule each of our patients with the appropriate amount of time necessary to provide the best quality of treatment available so the dental experience is a relaxed and enjoyable one.
Each of our patients is important to us and we want to exceed their expectations.
My patients have seen the change that modern dentistry makes in their appearance, health, lifestyle and self-esteem, with today’s advances in dental care there is no reason why everyone should not keep their teeth and have a beautiful smile for a lifetime.
Dr. Grafman graduated a dental degree from the New York University School of Dentistry in 1998. After working in several different types of dental offices which helped her decide what type of practice she wants to run, dr. Grafman opened the doors to Smile Health Spa in late 1998. One of the keys to her success is constantly staying on top of all the advances through hundreds of hours of continuing education. Dr. Grafman continually attends dental advancement lectures and is a member of American Dental Association, New York County Dental Society, and American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry and Peninsula Hospital Dental Society.
Kerry Perrino – Office Manager & financial coordinator
With over 10 years of experience Kerry’s primary concern is to make your dental experience a smooth and enjoyable one. She is knowledgeable, helpful and truly cares about each of our patients. Her thorough knowledge of all dental aspects and her ability to maximize insurance benefits allows Kerry to guide you through each appointment in an efficient and easy manner. She is always available to answer any of your questions or help address any concerns you may have.
Kacee Cantone – office assistant & Infection Control
Kacee has been by Dr. Grafman’s side for almost 3 years. In addition to being a very talented assistant she has a way of putting all patients at ease with her soothing demeanor. She is extremely knowledgeable and is there to provide the utmost comfort during your dental visit.

 

ANNA -  Hygienist

Anna is a very important part of our team as she is the one in charge of maintaining our patients smiles healthy and beautiful.  The thing that makes her great is that she loves what she does and truly cares about each patient.  She, like Dr. Grafman places a lot of focus on Prevention and teaches how to improve quality of life through a healthy smile.  She is gentle and caring making your visit with her one you will look forward to every six months.

 

 

 

SHARI  – Office Manager & Financial Coordinator

Our patients are our first priority and Shari is there to handle all your concerns and make  your dental experience a smooth and enjoyable one. She is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and truly cares about each of our patients. Her thorough knowledge of all dental aspects and her ability to guide you through each appointment in an efficient and easy manner makes coming to our office a pleasure. She is always available to answer any of your questions or help address any concerns.

 

 

 

VICKI BELLE  –  Office Assistant & Infection Control

We are lucky to have Vicki as part of our amazing team.  She was trained as a dentist in her home country of the Dominican Republic and is a great asset to us with her superior skills as a talented assistant . She is very, very warm and caring and has a way of putting all patients at ease with her soothing demeanor. She is extremely knowledgeable and is there to answer all your questions and provide the utmost comfort during your dental visit.  


 

 
 
 
 
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