Diagnostic and Preventive

Early diagnosis and prevention of dental pathologies is the main focus of our practice. In our dental clinic, we utilize state of the art technologies to diagnose and treat dental pathologies. When we are listening to our patient’s concerns and goals, we are also learning a lot about their condition, caries and periodontal risk, their dental experiences that contributed to their current condition. We are dedicating considerable amount of time to educate patients about the nature of caries or periodontal disease, it’s causes and preventive measures and how it affects the whole body. That makes our patients active participants in the treatment process and considerably improves the results. Modern dental science and materials provide an opportunity to treat dental caries and periodontal disease conservatively. Our goal is preservation of a tooth and periodontal structures and we try to accomplish it by utilizing principles of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Case 1:

This digital X-ray image is an example of early diagnosis. The arrow points to the incipients caries in the enamel That caries can be reversed(remeniralized) if proper priventive mesures are undertaken.

Case 2:

Image 1

Image 2

Healthy looking gingiva

Digital x-ray diagnosis of periodontitis. The Red line indicates current bone level. The blue line indicates the original bone level.

"Dr. Sheinkman utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera - in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!

Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies".


Turtle Bay, Midtown, Midtown East Dentist

Gene Sheinkman DDS PC

249 East 48 Street

New York, NY 10017

(212) 260-1973