About Dr. Jan Linhart
Dr. Jan Linhart Practicing the art and science of dentistry since 1980, Dr. Linhart provides the finest quality dental care available today. Although he focuses on Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, he still offers an exceptional, full-service dental practice. He is, perhaps, best acknowledged for his ability to promote proper dental care and hygiene by allaying patients' dental-related fears and anxieties. "Our equipment is definitely high tech," explains Dr. Linhart, "but our traditional approach is warm and friendly." He describes it as "advanced technology with a personality."
Dr. Linhart attributes his ability to establish sympathetic doctor/patient relationships to values he learned from his father, who was a well-respected dermatologist in Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Ernest Linhart MD was disciplined in the time-honored tradition of providing patients with both care and compassion, qualities he instilled in his son.
Dr. Linhart continues to pioneer innovative dental techniques and is resolute in his pursuit of state-of-the-art equipment for unparalleled care. "These days, with so many new treatments and options available, there's no reason to settle for an outdated, less convenient approach to dental care," Dr. Linhart notes. To this end, he is committed to offering the latest, most effective treatments possible for everything from a simple filling to complex root canal and full-style makeover. "More options, more comfort, more quality of care - these are our goals," sums up Dr. Linhart.
How does Dr. Linhart attract so many patients from all around the world? His answer is obvious: "By word of mouth."
Dr. Linhart's background:
Undergraduate Education: Bowdoin College, 1975
B.A. in Biochemistry and Russian
New York University College of Dentistry, 1979
General Dentistry at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey
• Academy of Contemporary Dental Education (ACDE)
• Academy of General Dentistry
• American Dental Association (ADA)
• New York County Dental Society
• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
PEARLINBRITETM Laser Tooth Whitening (developed by Dr. Linhart)
Porcelain Laminate Veneers
Inlays and Onlays
Composite Resin (natural looking, tooth-colored fillings)
Married to Ellen Linhart, his wife of 25 years
Sons: Alexander, age 24 and Zachary, age 22
Avid sportsman (tennis, golf, ice hockey, skiing, biking)
Dr. Jan Linhart has been listed as one of America's top dentists by both Castle Connolly Consumer Guide and the Consumers' Research Council of America. In addition, New York magazine has recently praised his services as one-stop dental perfection.™
Dr. Linhart has also been featured in numerous other publications, including IN Style Magazine, the NY Daily News, and Newsweek Magazine.
• PORCELAIN VENEERS
Porcelain Laminate Veneers have numerous advantages:
The natural tooth structure is preserved and the surrounding soft tissues remain untouched.
Individual teeth of dissimilar color and contour can now be matched.
Permanent stains such as those caused by antibiotics administered during childhood can be completely masked.
Natural teeth weakened by root canal treatment and old fillings can now be strengthened by this process.
Fractured and trauma-damaged teeth can now be restored without the invasive tooth reduction necessary for full crown coverage.
Misaligned teeth can be corrected to produce a more perfect smile.
Local anesthetics are often not required for this procedure.
Porcelain Veneers last longer than bleaching or bonding, porcelain laminate veneers have a life expectancy of 15 years. They are resistant to stains and chips, are extremely natural looking, and won't discolor over time.
Dr. Linhart maintains that veneers are simple and inexpensive, while the results are immediate, dramatic and long-lasting. Dr. Linhart is the premier porcelain veneer dentist in New York City.
Dr. Jan Linhart is pleased to have one of the preeminent dental implant specialists in New York City on staff who has performed hundreds of dental implant procedures for many satisfied patients.
Dr. Bobby Ghalili, DMD, is a board certified periodontist who works alongside Dr. Linhart to place world-class dental implants. Dr. Ghalili has performed thousands of these operations to restore natural, beautiful smiles to his patients. In addition to working with Dr. Linhart, Dr. Ghalili is also an Associate Professor at the New York University College of Dentistry where he teaches students how to perform this new and sophisticated procedure. Read more about Dr. Bobby Ghalili here.
For teeth that are lost or damaged beyond repair, modern dental implants can provide a permanent replacement that maintain the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants.
While the placement of dental implants was attempted for many decades in the twentieth century, it was not until the 1950's that discoveries were made that laid the foundation for modern dental implant reconstructive surgery.
Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark was perhaps the most important figure in the advancement of implant dentistry. His significant breakthrough, in the 1950's, was the discovery that bone can integrate with titanium components. That is, living bone could become so fused with the titanium oxide layer of an implant that the two could not be separated without fracture. This process, whereby nature allows the attachment of bone cells to the titanium surface became known as "osseointegration."
As a result of studying the osseointegration process, scientists developed dental implants, which are simply small titanium cylinders placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth. These titanium dental implants fuse with your bone and provide a permanent anchorage for a prosthetic reconstruction which looks and feels like a natural tooth. Worldwide more than 800,000 patients have been treated since 1965 with dental implant reconstructions.
Many restorative dental procedures are not possible without orthodontic treatment, or the movement of teeth and fixing of occlusion. Dr. Linhart provides the utmost in restorative dental care and thus employs Dr. Lauren Lazar, DMD, a board certified orthodontist with years of experience to work with him to create straight, beautiful teeth. Dr. Lazar, a graduate of Tufts University School of Dentistry, has been recognized by Castle Connolly as One of America’s Best Dentists and provides the highest level of orthodontic care. Read here for more information about Dr. Lauren Lazar.
Hide your braces, not your smile.
Dr. Linhart working along with his skilled orthodontist Dr. Zaidi now offer an alternative to conventional braces that maintain the aesthetics of your smile. When Invisalign™ is not an option, iBraces™ are a great solution as they mimic normal bracketed braces, but are not visible on the front of your teeth.
iBraces™ are custom made to each individual tooth and thus provide better comfort and performance. Your unique prescription as determined by Dr Zaidi is built into your iBraces™ so your teeth move in the most efficient manner possible. The wires are bent to a precise shape using robotic technology to ensure that you get the results you want.
• NATURAL RESTORATIONS
Need a cavity filled, but don't want a mouthful of metallic glint? Dr. Linhart uses a composite resin, a natural-looking, tooth-colored alternative to unsightly silver fillings. Silver amalgam fillings are outdated and hinder the beautiful restoration of your smile.
Composite resin is a tough, plastic material that is simple to apply and virtually impossible to detect. Dr. Linhart tints the putty-like resin to precisely match the patient's natural tooth color. The color-matched resin is then packed into the tooth cavity and exposed to a special light that causes it to harden rapidly. The end result - a filling so natural looking that only you and Dr. Linhart will know it's there (and he promises to keep his mouth shut!).
Dr. G.V. Black, known to many as the father of modern dentistry, perfected the use of amalgam fillings in the late 19th century. Amalgam is a mixture of mercury with other metal alloys that is place in the tooth where decay has been removed. However today, with advances in dental technology, plastic composite resins are now available that serve the same purpose, but match the color of the teeth.
G.V. Black would be proud that dentists are now able to provide reliable cavity fillings without compromising a patient’s aesthetics.
Dr. Linhart has placed thousands of composite, tooth colored fillings. Whether restoring new cavities, or replacing old amalgam fillings, Dr. Linhart assures you that your teeth will look like new.
Dr. Linhart's practice in New York City whitens teeth by using specially formulated gels requiring activation from two lasers.
While individual patients respond differently, depending upon the degree of previous staining, patients can expect a 9-10 shade-change in just one visit. PEARLINBRITETM takes approximately two hours; the advantages over other tooth whitening procedures are numerous:
What are the benefits of PEARLINBRITETM Laser Tooth Whitening?
PEARLINBRITETM speeds up the tooth whitening process, so that immediate results are achieved.
It is safe because the teeth are isolated and unnecessary sensitivity to the gum tissue is avoided.
Dr. Linhart can whiten one or two teeth adjacent to where other cosmetic dentistry has been performed.
It is much more effective than any other tooth whitening system.
• CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Traditionally, people with missing teeth, or structural tooth problems, like fractures or teeth severely damaged by decay, were subject to endless dental office visits and a mouthful of very unnatural looking and feeling teeth. We have advanced the science of crowns and bridges to offer solutions that remedy problems safely and restore a full, attractive smile.
When a tooth is fractured, has a large, old filling, or is severely damaged by decay, we may recommend the placement of a crown, or cap. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and different variations of these. Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office.
Waterlase dentistry uses a patented technology combining laser energy and a spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum, and bone more comfortably. Lasers have long been the standard of care for many medical procedures, and the Waterlase system was approved for use in 1998. Since then millions of patients from around the world have benefited from Waterlase dentistry because of less need for shots, anesthesia, drills, and post-op numbness.
Step Into Our Office
As soon as you enter our office, you'll smile.
Our cheerful waiting room is warm, cozy and comfortable. It is centrally located in midtown Manhattan, on Park Avenue at 46th Street (230 Park Avenue), in the Helmsley Building. It's easy to get to and from via public and private transportation. Our office was recently featured in Dental Economics, a world renowned publication for all dental professionals, as "Office of The Month."
Dr. Linhart, who focuses on Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry maintains an outstanding full-service operation in all levels of general and specialized dentistry. Dr. Linhart performs routine checkups, simple fillings and professional cleanings as well as Periodontal therapy, root canals, implants and crowns. Dr. Linhart's clientele includes many prominent personalities, models and corporate executives - even international travelers seek out his services when they're in "The Big Apple."
Dr. Linhart's staff is comprised of 12 professionals and the office is acclaimed for its state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date procedures. They include:
Surgical Lasers designed to minimize discomfort and accelerate patient recovery.
Sophisticated Anesthetics "The Wand" makes the discomfort of anesthesia injections disappear.
Panoramic X-Ray emits the lowest radiation exposure of any dental equipment available today.
Advanced Computer Imaging System gives you a photograph of what your smile looks like before treatment and a sneak preview of how it will look after. The after image can be adjusted until it's exactly what you want.
Multimedia Educational System allows you to learn more about advanced dental procedures through an interactive program.
All designed to provide you with the best possible treatment in the most comfortable setting. That means when you leave Dr. Linhart's office, just like when you entered, you'll have a beautiful smile on your face; but it will be bigger, brighter and better than before!