SPECIALTIES: Yomi® Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery; minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of periodontal disease, bone and soft tissue regeneration, surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment, the esthetics of beautiful smiles, and early and immediate loading of dental implants
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: B.A., Emory University
DENTAL SCHOOL: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
RESIDENCY: General Practice Residency, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami, Florida
ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY: Periodontology, Nova Southeastern University
Board-certified Periodontist Dr. Frederic Norkin is one of the few periodontists in South Florida who is certified in conscious sedation, providing even the most apprehensive, “dentally phobic” patients a sense of calm while having the opportunity to receive a variety of treatments including implant placement, and minimally invasive bone and soft tissue regeneration.
“In our practice, we have the expertise, knowledge and technology to take care of your dental needs while minimizing pain, aggravation and risk—the negatives associated with having periodontal and implant treatment,” explains Dr. Norkin.
“Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and even more important in times of stress, medical challenges and in the unprecedented age of COVID-19. Our commitment to meeting and exceeding the highest standards is our top priority,” he says.
The practice developed a multi-tiered approach to managing potentially hazardous or contagious particles and aerosols in the office that greatly exceeds official recommendations. These include the use of special virus-killing mouth rinses, air filtration systems, and decontamination protocols throughout the office. Air filtrations systems are integrated in every treatment room to capture and eliminate loose aerosols.
“While there is no direct evidence connecting oral infection to COVID-19, we know that the greatest number of complications associated with coronavirus occurred in patients with underlying periodontal disease. Logic suggests that better oral health supports better general health, including infection fighting ability. Our team goes above and beyond to protect our patients’ overall and dental health in every way possible,” says Dr. Norkin.
SOUTH FLORIDA CENTER FOR PERIODONTICS & IMPLANT DENTISTRY BOCA RATON; 3020 North Military Trail, Ste. # 200 561/912-9993; flsmile.com