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Somers Dentist Puts Patient Comfort First

Dr. Ash Khorram understands how many patients feel about visiting the dentist, so he and his staff have reinvented the whole dental experience. His goal was to replace the sterile medical environment with a homier, inviting one at Elite Dental Studios .

The Yorktown Heights office does that with colorful décor, a fireplace and massage chairs in the waiting room and cable TV monitors in every treatment room. “It puts people at ease. It takes away the fear factor,” says Khorram, a resident of Somers. “We back that up with excellent treatment and provide patients with options. ... We have converted so many people who used to be afraid.”

Another way he keeps keep patients relaxed is through his no-wait policy. Khorram, who has been in practice for more than 20 years, believes it is his job to care for patients on the physiological and psychological levels. A graduate of Columbia University’s dental school, he encourages patients to have regular checkups.

“We like to break it down. We explain every option with the pros and cons,” he says. Khorram describes the treatment plans as flexible and says the office emphasizes education so patients can make informed decisions.

Elite Dental Studios uses state-of-the-art equipment in its family practice. Khorram, a prosthodontist, emphasizes restorative and cosmetic dentistry. “I don’t do patchwork dentistry. I always give as many options as possible.”

Patients may be able to choose from among a bridge, denture or implant, for example. He and his staff use visual aids and computer software to explain procedures so patients can make informed decisions.

Khorram keeps his patients informed with a blog on the practice's website . His blog teaches about everything from why brushing your tongue is important for oral health to the different types of dental restoration.

He invites people to set up an appointment and see how dentistry can be different.

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