Dental Implants

Golden Dental Wellness Harnesses Laser Power

September 9th, 2021

Laser energy is being harnessed to improve treatments in nearly every area of wellness and medicine, and dentistry is no exception. Dr. Linda Golden, owner of Golden Dental Wellness Center, in Manhasset, says laser therapy that triggers a process called photobiomodulation (PBM) improves healing and reduces discomfort after dental procedures, disinfects teeth and surgical areas, and promotes tissue repair.

“PBM is a biological cascade initiated by laser energy,” she says. “It leads to a cellular response that can decrease pain, accelerate the healing process and promote tissue regeneration. This is a therapy we’ve been striving to introduce and perfect for many years.”

Laser therapy using PBM is accomplishing the same goals in facial esthetics, sports medicine, chiropractic, orthopedics, gynecology, physical therapy and podiatry. In dentistry, it’s being used to treat conditions like sleep apnea; temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders; myofascial pain syndrome; and headaches and neck pain.

“It’s a wonderful adjunct to post-surgical healing following many dental procedures,” Golden says.

Less Pain, Faster Healing

Golden says her practice uses PBM primarily as a complementary treatment with soft-tissue procedures, but the laser is also used to disinfect teeth before they’re filled; to prepare teeth for fillings in a less traumatic way, to avoid microfractures; to calm soft tissue after the delivery of anesthesia; and to sterilize infected areas of the mouth, like canker sores. The treatment is noninvasive and clinically proven to reduce pain and improve healing.

The PBM technology at Golden Dental Wellness Center uses low-level light energy (visible red to near-infrared) to stimulate cells’ natural healing mechanism, thereby reducing inflammation. According to Biolase, which manufactures the technology, the light is absorbed into the mitochondria and cell membranes of the target cells, leading to increased molecular kinetic energy and providing the sterilization and cutting energy to treat teeth with decay. Additionally, it boosts cellular metabolism, increases lymphatic flow and stimulates micro-circulation. As a result, Golden says, PBM can also reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity, a problem that affects many of her patients.

“The research has reported that the application of a therapeutic dose of light to impaired or dysfunctional tissue can lead to a cellular response, which is what leads to the reduced pain and inflammation, which is a key factor post dental procedures,” she says.

For appointments or more information, 444 Community Dr., Manhasset, NY.  call 516-627-8400

What is Dental Biofilm?

August 6th, 2021

You may not be familiar with the term biofilm, but it is something you come into contact with everyday.  The plaque that forms on your teeth is an example of a biofilm that causes gingivitis and periodontal disease.  Clogged drains are also caused by biofilms and you may have encountered a biofilm-coated rock when walking into a river or a stream.

Biofilm occurs when bacteria are in a watery environment and begin to adhere to surfaces.  These bacteria secrete sticky substances that attract more bacteria and lead to communities of disease-causing pathogens.  Their uncontrolled accumulation is associated with cavities and gum disease (both gingivitis and periodontitis).  Our goal is to help you find ways to reduce the biofilm forming on the surfaces of your teeth and beneath your gums and improve your overall health.

In your mouth, the biofilm appears as a yellowish buildup on the surfaces of your teeth which may be removed by meticulous brushing, flossing and regular use of antimicrobial mouthrinses.  Underneath the tissues, the physical removal of the biofilm cannot be accomplished with your home care routine alone.  This undisrupted biofilm is settled in its happy home, and the presence of infection accelerates.  The tissues become inflamed and bleed, the pocket depths continue to increase and the pathogenic organisms become more and more harmful to the environment.

The presence of pathogenic bacteria increases the incidence of illnesses not only of the oral cavity, but of the total body as they enter the blood stream.  The many systemic implications include heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory infections, and adverse pregnancy outcomes to name a few.  We recommend treating this infection as soon as it is identified.

One of the first steps to controlling dental inflammation is a treatment called Gingivitis Therapy.  This appointment is made 4-6 weeks after the initial diagnosis of gingivitis and is an attempt to prevent the advancement of early periodontal disease.

If we find that your gingival attachments are more compromised with advanced bleeding and deeper pockets greater than 4mm, then we will recommend a series of visits to treat the periodontal infection and allow the disease to go into remission.    The best way to prevent this disease is to have amazing home care habits and to visit us regularly so we may identify problems early and interrupt the disease process quickly.  It is imperative to your overall health to have a healthy mouth.

We also recommend using Waterpik Water Flosser is clinically proven to be very effective for reducing plaque, gingivitis, and gum disease. And it's perfect for anyone with braces or implants, and those with crowns, bridges and veneers.

Golden Dental Wellness Center is located at 444 Community Dr., Ste. 204, Manhasset. For more information, call 516-627-8400 or visit


SDS Ceramic Implants

July 30th, 2021

SDS Ceramic Implants at Golden Dental Wellness Center

Golden Dental Wellness Center is excited to announce that they will begin implementing the Ceramic Implant System with a surgeon trained and certified by Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS). Ceramic implants are a safe and aesthetic alternative to metal, and SDS has been developing their implants for more than 20 years.

Studies have shown that the wellbeing of the mouth is the wellbeing of the body. Health professionals have linked metal dental implants to such complications as infection, gum disease and tooth loss. For those with hypersensitivity to titanium (used in metal implants), recorded side effects include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome and more.

Here are some advantages of SDS Ceramic Implants:

Aesthetics. Ceramic implants are white in color, which makes for a much more natural fit for your smile. With titanium, often times the metal can be visible at the gum line, which can make the gums look grey and discolored.

Strength and stability. SDS has been developing their implants for more than 2 decades, and they are stronger than ever – built to withstand tremendous pressure. They are also non-corrosive, unlike titanium, which can corrode over time into the gums and even lymph nodes.

Biocompatibility. SDS ceramic implants are made of zirconium oxide, with is 100 percent non-metallic, FDA-approved and completely biocompatible. This means that they will not harm living tissue of the body. In the case of metal implants, not only are they known to cause inflammation, many people have an allergy to the material. For those with comprised immune systems or allergies, metal implants can cause reactions and even be rejected by the body.

Precision. The implant uses microthreads that are more compatible with the cortical bone. This “Dynamic Thread®” has 2.5 times the thread depth, which makes for a larger surface area for osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process where an implant is accepted as a permanent part of your jaw.

In the pursuit of health, it is essential to ensure that ones dentist is using safe, biocompatible materials. Linda Golden and her staff can provide single or multiple implants, as well as pre and post-treatment care. “quote by Dr. Golden about the advantages of ceramic implants”

Golden Dental Wellness Center is located at 444 Community Dr., Ste. 204, Manhasset. For more information, call 516-627-8400 or visit

Holistic Dentist Office Expands Services

July 30th, 2021

Holistic Dentist Office Expands Services

  • • Integrative Holistic Dental Office
  • • SDS/Swiss BioHealth Practitioners
  • • General and Specialty Dentists
  • • Biocompatible Materials
  • • SMART Mercury Removal
  • • Patient-centered, Relationship Based

If you’ve been looking for something different for your dental care, Golden Dental Wellness Center is the place for you and your family. You’ll find comprehensive, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art dental care that also focuses on the whole person, not just your teeth.

You’ll experience a “patient-first” focus at GDWC, developing a partnership with your dental team, one where you’re listened to, heard, and offered choices that help get you to your health goals. Discovering root cause of oral disease helps you become proactive to prevent future problems, rather than reactive in just treating problems as they arise.

At GDWC you’ll find dental care CAN be comfortable, and even relaxing. All dental problems and materials used in your treatment are biocompatible, fluoride free, BSA & BHA free, and mercury free.

Located on Community Drive, in Manhasset for the past 25 years, GDWC has always offered a wide range of holistic dental services including: integrative methods for gum & dental health care, restorative dentistry, ceramic implants, TMJ treatment, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, oral cancer screenings, safe mercury removal, metal-free fillings, sedation options, and more!

To experience the difference Golden Dental Wellness Center can make in your overall health, give them a call at 516) 627-8400 to make an appointment, or stop by 444 Community Drive, Ste #204 in Manhasset just to say hello.

Can I Get a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?

September 3rd, 2019

Autologous Bone Grafting from Extracted Teeth Supports Fast Bone Healing

Woman holding dental xray facing camera. The Xray shows dental implants are healing.

What happens to your extracted teeth? Do they go in the garbage? Do you save them for the tooth fairy? What if that tooth of yours is actually the most sophisticated source for bone grafting in dentistry? 

The dental experts at KometaBio have found that these little pearls should be utilized, not discarded. Extracted teeth can be cleansed, grinded, treated, and ready for use in just 15 minutes. 

Why is this significant? Dentin, which is the material that makes up the bulk of your tooth, is virtually identical to bone in composition. When preparing your gums for an implant after an extraction, using a dentin graft provides faster bone healing and regeneration. This, combined with soft tissue response and immediate attraction of osteogenic cells, creates a stable base for your dental implant.

Not only does this approach enhance the aesthetic outcome of your implant by restoring proper facial contour, it minimizes the risk of infection and implant rejection. “Dentin attracts Osteoprogenitors from the site, undergoing ankylosis (fusion) with the bone,” according to the KometaBio website. “Containing growth factors and BMPs, it makes a strong, slow resorbing scaffold.” The whole process saves time, frustration, and allows you to put those extracted teeth to good use. 

Why Use Extracted Teeth?

  1. Teeth are made of Dentin, which is like bone

  2. Dentin will graft onto your bones faster than other material

  3. Your implants will have a stable base

  4. Minimize infection risk

  5. Saves healing time

The device that makes this all possible is KometaBio’s Smart Dentin Grinder, which features a powerful and durable motor, surgical steel stainless steel blade, and multiple safety features to output two graft modalities: 1. Mineralized Dentin Graft and 2. Partial Demineralized Dentin Graft. 

“This is a natural procedure that actually crushes and sterilizes your teeth so that they are ready for use as an autogenous bone graft,” says Linda Golden of Golden Dental Wellness. “It is really interesting and is innovating dentistry.” KometaBio’s Smart Dentin Grinder is among the amazing equipment available at Golden Dental Wellness. 

There are numerous clinical cases to speak for the efficacy of this approach, backed by the research and evidence published in numerous renowned science journals, such as Dentistry Today, Periodontic and Restorative Dentistry, Annals of Anatomy, and more. More than a dozen clinical cases are available to review on KometaBio’s website.

To learn more on how Golden Dental can bring your smile back, call 516-627-8400 or visit

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