The entire Dr. Linhart office celebrated the completion of the new, one of a kind VIP dental suite. This suite is a comfortable, private annex of the office in which patients can experience the most luxurious visit a dentist can offer. The VIP suite contains all of the necessary dentistry equipment in a high-end and relaxing environment.

We like to make all our patients feel comfortable, and this private suite will help to do that.

Check out some pictures from our celebration event.

The schedule has now been released for the upcoming NYU College of Dentistry Global Implantology Week, which is offered by the Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program. This is one of the many events that the program offers to help dentists continue to learn new technologies and techniques.

The Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program was in fact established thanks to a gift from Dr. Linhart to NYU a number of years ago. Here is some more information on the creation of this program and Dr. Linhart’s generous involvement in creating it. This article is taken from the NYU site and was published in 2008 when the gift was initially made.

Living the American Dream and Giving Back: A Major Gift from Dr. Jan Linhart, ‘79, Establishes the NYU Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program

Dr. Jan Linhart has lived the American dream. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, he emigrated to the US at age 13 with his family, who were fleeing both a communist regime and memories of life under the Nazis. During World War II, Dr. Linhart’’s mother, now in her 90s, whom he calls the “ultimate survivor,” had been imprisoned at Auschwitz; his father, a physician, had been conscripted into military service in Hungary. Once in America, the Linhart family settled in Brooklyn, and Jan Linhart began the kind of upward trajectory that can only happen in America.

After graduating from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he was a biochemistry-Russian double major and an avid hockey, lacrosse, and squash player, he returned to New York to attend the NYU College of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 1979. The following year he married his wife Ellen, who is the Chief Marketing Coordinator for his highly successful practice located in the landmark 1926 Helmsley Building on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

In the early years of the practice, the surroundings were considerably less grand. Just out of dental school, Dr. Linhart began to practice in a small office with one dental chair and no support staff. Over the years, the practice has evolved to become a 4,000 square-foot, top interdisciplinary specialty practice with a large staff, who treat people from all walks of life and from all over the world, including many celebrities.

Since graduating from NYUCD, Dr. Linhart has consistently demonstrated his gratitude to the College for giving him the opportunity to pursue dentistry by supporting the Annual Fund. But it was when his son Zach, now in his second year, decided that he wanted to attend NYUCD, rather than any of the other schools to which he had been accepted, that Dr. Linhart experienced a renewal of his bond with the College. That experience, combined with his passionate belief in the importance of continuing dental education, motivated him to take his philanthropy to a new level, which he did by singing the gift agreement to establish the NYUCD Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program on his 55th birthday.

“I believe strongly that it is not possible to have a quality practice without constantly improving your education. Continuing education is not an option; it’s a necessity.

“Dentistry is changing at exponential speed,” says Dr. Linhart. “Procedures that were inconceivable five years ago are the norm today. Moreover, today’s patients are extremely intelligent, sophisticated, well-read consumers. If a dentist is not staying ahead, his or her practice will suffer. Dentists can use the NYUCD Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program not just to keep up, but to stay in the forefront of advances in the profession.

“Moreover, because my international patients give me a window onto dental care around the world I know first-hand that NYUCD provides fabulous and sophisticated care that is far superior to what is available in other countries. Dentists from all across the globe need and want what NYUCD has to offer. It is therefore extremely important that the program expand globally, both by bringing international dentists to NYUCD for continuing education and by bringing NYUCD to international dentists. NYUCD is doing both, making it a very exciting time to be involved.”

“Jan and Ellen Linhart have demonstrated exemplary commitment to NYUCD,” said Dean Charles N. Bertolami. “Jan’s story, of an immigrant’s successful rise to prominence through higher education, is at the core of the American dream, as is his determination to give something back. By investing in continuing education at NYUCD, the Linharts are keeping the dream alive. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and their faith in NYUCD’s future.”

In addition to Zach, the Linharts have another son, Alexander, an investment banker. The family, including Dr. Linhart’’s mother, live in Purchase, New York.

We would like to send a sincere thanks to the concierge community and specifically those that attended our concierge thank you event January 5th. It has truly been an honor working in tandem over the years, and it’s always a pleasure helping out-of-town patients when they need it the most.

The event was held at our office in mid-town Manhattan and was a fun-filled night. Congratulations to the winners of the raffle! We hope you enjoyed the wine.

Click here for the full gallery of images from this evening.

If you want more information about how we work with the concierge community please feel free to give us a call at 1-212-682-5180 or shoot us an email: info@drlinhart.com

Dr. Jan Linhart, world renowned restorative and aesthetic dentist, has been honored by the Presidential who’s who organization. He has been the official dentist of Miss Universe. 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. With his expertise and years of experience, Dr Linhart has helped many patients by providing comprehensive dental care through advanced techniques. Whether it is cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry, Dr. Linhart provides one-stop dental perfection and superior quality of dental care.

For those who do not have a perfect smile due to any dental problem, Dr. Jan Linhart can bring their beautiful smile back with full smile makeovers using sophisticated methods like the New York dental implants. Dr. Jan Linhart is not only skilled in aesthetic dentistry, but he is also capable of removing dental related fears and anxieties of patients. He believes in providing compassion along with care and establishing sympathetic doctor-patient relationships.

Dr. Linhart’s clinic has dental specialists from different disciplines such endodontistsperiodontists and orthodontists. Dr. Linhart’s multidisciplinary team is capable of providing advanced treatments ranging from world class dental implants to invisible braces, and from composite resin restorations to patented waterlase laser technique and everything in between.

Dr. Jan Linhart has completed his dental education from New York University College of Dentistry in 1979 and has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. He has been affiliated with Academy of Contemporary Dental Education (ACDE), Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association (ADA), New York County Dental Society and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Due to his expertise in cosmetic and New York City restorative dentistry, Dr. Linhart has pioneered many innovative dental procedures such as PearlinBrite. PearlinBrite is a laser tooth whitening technique developed and used by Dr. Linhart in treating his patients. Apart from cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Linhart is also skilled in porcelain laminate veneers, inlays and outlays, composite resins, bonding, bleaching, gum re-contouring, no-metal crowning as well as root canalling. Dr. Linhart believes in advanced technology and, therefore, invests in state-of-art equipment to provide the most effective treatments even for simple fillings.

Dr. Linhart has treated many patients not only from and within United States, but also from different parts of the world. His commitment to excellence and use of high technology has made him popular not only among patients but also in various magazines such as Vogue and New York Magazine.

We would like to congratulate Lisa Ehrgott for being the winner of our Facebook 100th Like contest! She was randomly selected from the first 100 people who Liked the Dr. Linhart Facebook page, and is the winner of an electric Sonicare toothbrush.

Congratulations to Lisa and a big thank you to everyone else who has Liked and interacted with our Facebook page. We are hoping to use this outlet as a way to better communicate with our patients and make their dental experiences more enjoyable.

Please feel free to visit our Facebook page or Twitter profile for office updates, promotions, or to give your feedback.

Flossing your teeth is very important if you want to have better oral health. You should be making this a regular habit, which you do several times a day. Doing so will have defined benefits which will make your efforts very well worth it!

Five Reasons to Floss your Teeth

1 – Bad Breath

First of all, food which is trapped between your teeth will decay and leave your mouth smelling not as good as it could be. Flossing removes these elements and allows your breath to be as fresh as it can be.

2 – Gum Disease

Flossing is also useful because it stimulates the gums and allows you to scrape off corrosive elements which might be present. Clearing these spaces leaves the gums more vital and healthy.

3 – Tooth Decay

Flossing is also useful for preventing tooth decay. By getting rid of harmful elements which are decaying in the mouth, you will be removing corrosive elements which can eat away at teeth.

4 – Heart disease

Flossing is also great for preventing heart disease. Studies have shown that a healthy mouth is directly linked to a healthier heart.

5 – Your Smile

Last of all, the act of flossing helps you to have a beautiful smile which is more clean and clear. Making your smile beautiful is the outward manifestation of all of your efforts.

By making a positive habit out of flossing, you will have more control over your oral health. A beautiful healthy mouth can be yours with just a few minutes of effort every day!

The entire Dr. Linhart team would like to wish you all a very happy Valentines Day. We are so fortunate to have such a fabulous client base, and we would like to use today as an opportunity to say, “we love you!”

So enjoy this day focused on love, and remember that the Dr. Linhart staff is here for you today and every day. We will even be here for you to tend to those teeth if you happen to over indulge  on some sweets today.

In honor of February serving as National Children’s Dental Health month, we wanted to provide parents with some tips on how they can help ensure their children have healthy teeth. Helping kids develop good dental care habits early is important in order to maintain that dental health throughout their lives.

Here are 7 simple steps parents can follow to help their kid’s smile shine.

1. Brush

Like adults, children should brush twice daily for two to three minutes, ideally early in the morning and before going to bed. Schedule your child’s nighttime brushing before they get too tired. If your child usually  nods off at 9:00, have them do their nightly brushing/flossing at 8:15 or 8:30. Children are always more cooperative before the Sandman comes knocking.

2. Flossing

Flossing should begin when two teeth touch each other. Have your dentist show you the right flossing technique and schedule.

3. Assist

Plan to help your children until they start first grade. Experts note that children often don’t have the fine motor skills to brush until about age 6 and they can’t floss capably until around age 10.

4. Motivation

Learn what motivates your child. Younger children may gladly brush for gold stars on a chart or stickers of their favorite TV characters. Remember though, offering treats like cookies or candy would be counterproductive.

5. Establish Habits

Involve your child with their dental habits in an age-appropriate manner. For instance, a younger child may want to pick their own toothpaste from options you approve. Same with toothbrushes. You may offer them a choice of toothbrushes that are decorated with their favorite cartoon character, are brightly colored or has their favorite color.

6. Mouthwash

Ask your dentist how early your child can begin using mouthwash. As a rule, rinsing isn’t advised until the child knows to spit the mouth rinse out.

7. Set the Example

Set a good example yourself by brushing daily and flossing regularly.

Just in case you missed it, Dr. Jan Linhart was mentioned in Saturday’s New York Post Page 6 Sightings section. The mention featured Miss Universe, Leila Lopes, who was spotted leaving Dr. Linhart’s office after an appointment.

Dr. Linhart is the official dentist of the Miss Universe organization and also serves a variety of other celebrity clients. Check it out below.

For more information on how you can get a celebrity smile check out Dr. Linhart’s website and be sure to schedule an appointment for consultation.

Remember to enter the Pearly Whites contest on the Dr. Jan Linhart Facebook page. All you have to do to enter is Like the Dr. Ja Linhart Facebook page and then upload a picture of you flashing your smile onto the wall. All submissions will be reviewed and the winner will be selected by the Dr. Linhart staff.

The winner will receive PearlinBrite whitening toothpaste and specially designed PearlinBrite toothbrush.

So enter now for your chance to win!

Also, remember to follow us on twitter @drjanlinhart for office updates, promotions, and general dental care tips!