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A new practice is kicking off an innovative oral health program. From left at the ribbon cutting: John Pfail, DDS, chair, Department of Dentistry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Benjamin Kornitzer, MD, chief medical officer, vice president, Mount Sinai Health Network; Arthur Klein, MD, president, Mount Sinai Health Network; Neil Karnofsky, DDS, managing partner & chief dental officer, ProHEALTH Dental; Stanley Bergman, CEO, Henry Schein; and Luisa Torres, office manager, ProHEALTH Dental Long Island City. (Photo: ProHEALTH Dental)
Nov 14, 2017 | News USA

Mount Sinai and ProHEALTH Dental open affiliated practice in Long Island City

by Dental Tribune America

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: ProHEALTH Dental and the Mount Sinai Health System opened their first affiliated dental office in Long Island City, Queens, on Thursday, Nov. 9. This new, state-of-the-art office with eight treatment rooms will offer the latest dental technology to provide the highest-quality general and specialty dental services for patients of all ages.

ProHEALTH Dental and Mount Sinai announced their academic and clinical affiliation in September with the dual objective of expanding the scope of Mount Sinai’s renowned dental residency program to include training at community-based sites, as well as to have Mount Sinai faculty physicians and ProHEALTH dentists collaborate in the care of their patients.

It is well documented that poor oral health has a significant impact on overall health and wellness, and this coordinated program will look to address this important health issue.

“We are among the first health systems to address the important connection between oral and overall health through the coordination of care between patients’ primary care physicians and dentists,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We are pleased to be working with ProHEALTH Dental to further our mission of providing preventative care, promoting health and wellness, and expanding access to care in the communities we serve.”

“We expect this to be the first of many programs and offices under our affiliation agreement with Mount Sinai,” said Norton L. Travis, CEO of ProHEALTH Dental. “We are committed to fulfilling our mission of improving overall wellness through our Oral Health Initiative.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new office, located at 50-11 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, on Thursday, Nov. 9. Senior representatives of Mount Sinai and ProHEALTH Dental were present to share their comments.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system, encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The system includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator.

About ProHEALTH Dental

Based in Lake Success, N.Y., ProHEALTH Dental partners with health systems and medical groups to coordinate dental services with primary care medical services and promote the oral and overall health and well-being of their patients. Under these partnership arrangements, ProHEALTH Dental develops state-of-the-art dental offices to provide both preventative and restorative dentistry, as well as all needed specialty services, for both children and adults. ProHEALTH Dental currently operates in Nassau County and Queens, New York, with planned expansions throughout Long Island, the five boroughs and New Jersey.

(Source: ProHEALTH Dental)

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