Dr. Barnett Geller was inspired early on by words he often heard from his father, “Do it right or don’t do it.” As a dentist for nearly 45 years, he still hears this mantra while treating his patients. True to his Austrian decent, his standards are scrupulous. No job is complete, he believes, until it’s as close to perfection as possible.
After graduating New York University Dental School, Dr. Geller completed an extensive residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital. He remained on staff as a clinical professor teaching reconstructive dentistry to residents.
Dr. Geller, whose General Dental practice tends to focus on reconstructive dentistry and total mouth reconstruction, has a unique way of running his office and treating his patients. While he works on patients 12 hours a day, he schedules no more than six per day. There is no waiting, and he works with only one patient at a time. Patients can enjoy a private, peaceful experience, receiving undivided, unrushed attention. Patients have phone access to him directly, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. His office, which at all times is spotless, boasts a reception area with a refreshment bar fully stocked with coffee, soft drinks, fruit and numerous snacks.
With an emphasis on reconstruction, Dr. Geller does a wide range of dental procedures, including surgery, bone grafts, periodontal work, crowns, bridges, root canals, implants and cosmetic techniques like porcelain veneers. He has been doing implants and their final restorations for nearly 30 years.
Cognizant of the fact that new techniques and materials are constantly being developed, Dr. Geller partakes in continuing education on a regular basis. Most recently, he completed a three-day course at NYU on advanced bone surgical procedures and the placement of implants in patients who present with complex situations.
“With the knowledge I bring back to my office, I can offer the latest and most non-invasive procedures to my patients. In the past, I’ve had patients who wanted implants but thought they weren’t candidates. But after educating them about various new techniques, we were able to go ahead with them.”
According to Dr. Geller, what people want these days is a beautiful smile and white teeth. Many come to him for implants because they want something permanent, and to get away from dentures and anything removable. As for porcelain veneers, he strives for a precision fit on each tooth, to ensure that cavities or gum disease are never a problem.
(Updated information since publication of this press release)
Even after all these years, Dr. Geller loves what he does. But most important to him are his daughters, Lauren and Hilary. Hilary graduated Brown University in 2006, received her MBA from NYU, and is currently a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in New York City. Lauren graduated from Brown Medical school and is a pediatric dermatologist practicing in Westchester, New York.
Dr. Geller is a member of the American Dental Society, the New York State Dental Society, the Nassau County Dental Society, and the American Society of Forensic Odontology. In addition, he is a Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry.
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