New borough-based treatment centers for dental care and overall wellness boosting

by Jessica Jones-Gorman

Roman Rayham, MD, a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and the hands behind RR Plastix NY Plastic Surgery Center, recently relocated his decade-old practice to a new and upgraded space in Sheepshead Bay. The new office, he reported, is significantly larger, allowing the MD to accommodate more patients and offer a broader range of treatments.

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With expertise in both non-invasive and surgical procedures, this-board certified surgeon and his staff are now, he said, even better equipped to handle procedures from brow lifts to rhinoplasties, arm lifts to tummy tucks, as well as a range of non-surgical procedures. In the latter category, Sculptra Aesthetic, he explained, is among the most exciting “a dermal filler used for skin and soft tissue augmentation which stimulates the body’s own collagen production and can be used for volume restoration and skin rejuvenation.”

2748 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 161 Madison Avenue, Suite 11W, Manhattan 718.354.8572,

It’s often said that eyes are the window to the soul, and that a smile is a window to the heart. Valerie Venterina, BS, MA, DDS, EMBA, has over 30 years in practice and has assembled a team of dental professionals in several fields offering the latest advancements in care. She let us in on a few of her most popular procedures.

COSMETIC CROWNS: The most recent advancement in this field is Zirconia crowns, their material combining the strength of metal with the aesthetic appeal of porcelain. Zirconia is also more easily matched to the color of existing teeth, and since it is extremely strong, placement requires less tooth preparation than with other materials.

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IMPLANTS: As we age, teeth are lost to trauma, decay, and periodontal disease. Permanent replacement is dentistry’s way to bring a mouth back to full function. With implants, patients are able to eat and digest food effectively a process not always possible with removable teeth.
SOFT TISSUE MANAGEMENT: The majority of adult tooth loss today is due to periodontal disease typically bacterial infection of the gums that causes loss of bone support, leading to tooth loss. Periodontal disease also contributes to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, elevated A1c levels, and other health problems, so gum care is critical. STMP is a nonsurgical program utilizing laser treatment, anti-microbial solutions, and antibiotics that effectively disinfects gum tissue and kills bacteria. It’s part of Dr. Venterina’s Soft Tissue Program, and has been “an extremely effective component in periodontal disease treatment,” she said.

LASER ASSISTED NEW ATTACHMENT PROCEDURE: LANAP is another recently debuted and minimally invasive method of treating gum disease one that utilizes a PerioLase laser to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from gum pockets. An additional alternative to conventional periodontal surgery, it helps dental care providers tailor treatment to fit each patient, and has even been shown to promote bone regeneration in some cases.

8510 Bay 16th Street, Brooklyn, 718.232.8289 2749 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, 718.980.9555

Suffering from jet lag, migranes, nursing a hangover, or just slacking on mineral and vitamin intake? IV Hydration Drips might offer a solution. The therapy, now offered at NVY, which recently opened on the South Shore, is a method of feeding restorative substances directly into the bloodstream, providing detoxification of the liver, a strengthened immune system, stress relief, and increased energy levels. NVY offers a range of other services, too, including weight loss techniques, skin care, sexual wellness therapies, aesthetic injections and stem cell injections, waxing, and hormone replacement therapy. All are administered by group of expert aestheticians and medical professionals. 236 Richmond Valley Rd., 718.713.8918