- Dubai Health Care City, Dubai, UAE
Memorial Dental Clinic in Dubai Health Care City
Dr. Atassi received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1996, and his certificate in the specialty of Prosthodontics from the University of California, San Francisco in 2000.
In June of 2000, Dr Atassi was awarded a Scholarship, and received further surgical and restorative training in implant dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, completing his fellowship in implant dentistry in September 2001.
Dr. Atassi has held several teaching positions. At Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he was the director of the Oral Structure and Function course. He was responsible for the clinical supervision of dental students and served as a tutor for problem-based learning group tutorials. Dr Atassi was also as a full-time faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, teaching fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics, along with operative dentistry.
Dental Implant is becoming the treatment of choice for the replacement for a single, multiple or completely missing teeth. It is designed to serve the same purpose of the original teeth. Dental Implants are made up of artificial tooth root and a dental crown/bridge depending on the extent and location of tooth loss.
Compared to a fixed bridge, a dental implant does not require reduction of the teeth adjacent to the edentulous space just to hold the prosthesis in place, and unlike a removable denture, a dental implant is fixed, thus, sparing the patient the functional or social inconvenience of removable prosthesis.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of ceramics used to recreate the natural look of teeth in many situations where the original tooth has unsatisfactory color or shape. It is also a viable option for closing gaps or repairing minimally chipped teeth.
Crowns are normally needed in situations where the tooth has lost a large part of its normal function and appearance, mainly due to extensive dental caries, or following a root canal Therapy.
Several dental materials are used to fabricate crowns depending on the tooth location and condition. Crowns can be made out of metal, porcelain fused to metal, Zirconium, or all-ceramic (porcelain) material, depending on the tooth condition and location.
These are tooth-colored fillings made out of porcelain. They are commonly used in situations where the tooth has a large cavity or old, deteriorating fillings. They are used to replace the damaged part of the tooth, re-establish the natural beauty and function, while strengthening the structure of the tooth at the same time.
Manifestations of Gum Disease include bad breath, redness and bleeding gums especially during brushing and/or flossing. In advanced cases, symptoms can include pain and excessive tooth mobility.
Treatment of gum disease involves removal of plaque and plaque-retentive factors present in the mouth like calculus and rough and overextended fillings. This can be done through oral prophylaxis and root planning. Reinforcement of proper oral hygiene methods is also done to maintain the health of the gums.
Tooth whitening is a process in Dentistry wherein the natural tooth color is being restored through removal of stains and discolorations. Whitening can be done in the dental office or at home.
In-office Whitening System is suitable for someone looking for immediate results. The process takes approximately 90 minutes. Outcome varies depending on age, starting shade and the condition of the teeth. In some instances, the procedure may have to be done more than once.
Another alternative is the Take Home Teeth Whitening. In this procedure, the whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that will fit over the teeth. Maximum results are normally achieved in 10 to 14 days. It should be noted that a thorough oral exam is necessary to determine candidacy for these procedures.