Dr. Elizabeth Jean Herko M.P.H., D.D.S.
Dentist | General Practice571 Central Ave 100 New Providence NJ, 07974
Dr. Elizabeth Herko is a Dentist practicing in New Providence, NJ. Dr. Herko specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Education and Training
New York University DDS 2006
New York Medical College MPH 2002
University of Western Ontario BSc 1998
Dr. Elizabeth Jean Herko M.P.H., D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
If you have a missing tooth, you may be presented with a number of options to replace it. You could get an implant, a fixed bridge, or something removable. It's important to realize that these options are not equal to each other. Although every circumstance is different, the best solution is...
Your dental team is constantly encouraging you to floss, but why? When you eat, small particles of food get in between your teeth. Brushing your teeth may remove some of this food, but it is unlikely that all of it will be removed. You need to floss to get the food out. If the food stays for long...
Unfortunately having a cavity filled at your dentist's office doesn't address the real problem. The real problem is what caused that cavity in the first place. Here are five steps to help you address the real problem and stop your cavities from forming....
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time? Some resources recommend taking a child to the dentist as early as one year old. A one-year-old child is not going to have their teeth cleaned. A visit this early is to establish a dental home (in case of emergency) and to teach...
Usually they do not. I am sure you can find someone who will. READ MORE
They are not usually removable… but they can fail from fracture or decay so in that sense they are not permanent. READ MORE
Not completely "painless". You can get some soreness when you change to a new tray. READ MORE
Get a gum graft from a periodontist. READ MORE
Bring your denture to your dentist to be adjusted. READ MORE
Tricky questions. Gum growth follows bone height. So if the gum dropped but the bone didn’t it will grow back. READ MORE
Often you will need local anesthetic in the area of your cavity to have it filled (this is not the same as general anesthesia- you will be awake, able to drive, etc). READ MORE
Are you talking blood thinners? Straight bleeding- you need to apply pressure. I would Call the dentist who placed the implant for a check. READ MORE
Yes, for an implant that is not restored with a tooth. READ MORE
Yes, cavities are common where the crown ends and the tooth begins. This is especially true if this is an area where you trap food. READ MORE
Yes and no. Yes: Sometimes teeth can take a while to get used to the work that was just performed. No: Sometimes the bite is off in one direction or another and this leads to cold sensitivity or pain on chewing- simply visiting your dentist for a bite adjustment will fix the problem. Sometimes, because so much of the tooth is gone, the nerve of the tooth responds negatively - this will ultimately feel like bruising where the root ends - and then root canal treatment is required. A recently crowned tooth can also be sensitive if the crown does not fit properly. So many possibilities - I hope this helps! READ MORE
It seems like most obs prefer dentists to use anesthetic without epinephrine. READ MORE
Yes, but maybe try Xanax first. READ MORE
A week or two. READ MORE
Yes, totally fine:) Happy rinsing! READ MORE
There is short-term sensitivity from whitening, and no long-term negative effects that I can think of. Best to you! Beth READ MORE
Yes. Definitely, the filling is fully set before you sit up. READ MORE
I'm not sure I understand the question. Is it how do you (as the patient) prepare for a filling apt? Arrive on time with your teeth brushed and flossed. Try not to be nervous. READ MORE
Generally, periodontists do gum grafts. Periodontists are dentists. READ MORE
Tooth position can lead to or contribute to Temporal mandibular disease (TMD), meaning moving your teeth can give you problems in that joint, but also moving your teeth can help solve those problems, too. READ MORE
- Fellowship 2016 Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellowship AGD
- Crowns & Bridges
- Implant And Cosmetic Dentistry
- Whitening & Bleaching
- Veneers & Smile Makeovers
- White (tooth Colored) Fillings
- Cleanings & Check Ups
- Night Guards, Sleep Appliances And Sport Guards
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow AGD 2016
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- The Valerie Fund
Experience & Accolades
- Dentist2009 - 2015Metro Dental AssociatesAssociate Dentist
- Dentist2015 - 2017Dentalcare BridgewaterAssociate Dentist
- Dentist2017Advanced Dental Care of West MorrisAssociate Dentist
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Patient Experience with Dr. Herko
Becoming frustrated in my search for a competent dentist, I made a more concerted effort utilizing the internet to find a top rated dental practice in my area. Upon contacting one of the listed practices, I scheduled an appointment for an initial dental examination. Of the, I believe, four dentists practicing within their office, Elizabeth, (Beth), Herko, DDS was selected for me to conduct my assessment. Since that initial visit in January of 2014, Dr Herko has been my dentist of choice. In short order one realizes that, through years of diligent studying and applying the lessons learned, she has managed to hone her skills to a fine degree. Following assessments to determine the best course of action for each planned procedure, her work begins and progresses with confident fluidity while she remains alert to any distress her patient might be experiencing, so as to appropriately alter her methods. But beyond her technical prowess, she possesses a natural ability to calm any trepidations while dispensing the knowledge she has acquired with a proficient, yet lighthearted and assuring demeanor. Her personable willingness to just “shoot the breeze” tempers what would otherwise be a dry clinical event to help transform it into more of a fulfilling social engagement. Without a doubt, her’s is a comforting presence; the very essence of empathy. Her passion for her chosen profession to help others was readily apparent to me when, more than once, she went out of her way to successfully advocate on my behalf. Her selfless actions have garnered my unwavering trust. One can’t ask for more. As dentists go, I happened upon someone special.
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