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Ralph Membrino

Dr Ralph G. Membrino
General Dentistry

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Waterbury, CT 06705
United States

Years in Business:

 

35

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Family Dentistry; Restoration of missing teeth; patients suffering from TMJ and toothaches; Cosmetic Dentistry Web site www.ident.ws/membrino

About My Business:

 

Our philosphy is to maintain standards of excellence, patient satisfaction and comfort to the utmost of our abilities. To this end we provide several methods for our patients to relax and relieve their stress in the dental environment : Staff Relations - our staff and the doctor are open and attentive to every patient's needs. Treatment and Reception Room Environment - soothing environment, original photographic art, in-room television entertaintment, subdued and relaxing lighting all improve patient relaxation. Pharmacology - Oral Sedatives and Inhalation Sedation (Nitrous Oxide) are available for those patients who would benefit from this form of anxiety management. Computer assisted local anesthetic administration - if tissue pressure resistance increases during local anesthetic administration a computer logarithm in the anesthetic pump reduces the rate of administration to the site, and therefore improves patient comfort. Dental Lasers - The cold laser light treatment prevents heat build up at the treatment site and therefore allows a wide range of dental procedures to be performed with little or no anesthetic or drilling. NO NEEDLES, NO PAIN, NO DRILL, NO NOISE !!! For those procedures which require anesthesia, the laser is less traumatic than conventional dental instruments and therefore reduces damage to healthy adjacent tissue on a cellular level. Also, it will sterilize the treatment site, coagulate and precisely incise when needed, resulted in significantly more rapid and comfortable post operative recoveries. ADVANCED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY - All treatment rooms and business facilities are networked and integrated with computerized charting, treatment planning, billing, and record keeping. Immediate Internet access for the treatment professional is also available in each treatment room. All Patients are provided with a computer generated chart and plan which includes anticipated insurance coverage for all future treatment needs after the initial appointment. Patients suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorders benefit from Computer Assisted Electrodiagostic Testing, including Electromyography, Electrognathology, Joint Vibration Sonography, and Transcutaneous Electrostimulation. Post Treatment Follow Up - for procedures which could result in post operative discomfort or complications we provide our patients with follow up appointments without additional charges BACKGROUND _ RALPH G. MEMBRINO, D.M.D., F.A.G.D. Ralph G. Membrino, D.M.D., Dental Practitioner has his family practice in Waterbury, Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Connecticut, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Membrino's dental education was at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where he was honored with the International College of Dentists Award for outstanding academic and clinical achievement. For his table clinic presentations he received the Pierre Fouchard Award and the New England Dental Society Certificate of Merit from Forsythe Dental Center affiliated with Harvard University. As an active member of the Greater Waterbury Dental Society, Connecticut State Dental Society, American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Membrino has continued to pursue studies at Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, having enrolled in its post-graduate dental implant curriculum. He has been a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, as well as an Associate Fellow of the American College of Oral Implantology. He has held New York State as well as Connecticut licenses in dentistry. Dr. Membrino was awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and has received certification from the United States Dental Institute for a 2 year post-graduate study in Orthodontics. He has also received the Bio-Research Associates Certificate of post-graduate occlusal studies, and the University of Connecticut Certificate in TMJ & Facial Pain Management. He holds Certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry for the use and operation of both hard tissue and soft tissue lasers in dentistry. His training in CAD-CAM CEREC crown fabrication by Sirona Corporation allows him to offer same visit chairside crowns, which eliminates the need for a second appointment to seat a crownmade by and outside dental laboratory and the intervening possibility of problems with temporary crown usage.

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