Dr. Ronald Kurlan is a Dentist practicing in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Kurlan 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
UMDNJ DMD 1973
Ronald Kurlan, DMD's Expert Contributions
Yes, ear pain can be a result of an infected wisdom tooth. READ MORE
It is very rare that your body would reject an implant. Implants have a 96% success rate. The 4% failure rate usually occurs in smokers or diabetics. READ MORE
The only way to stop a cavity is to see your dentist for treatment. If it is small your dentist could coat it with fluoride or a silver solution or seal it to stop its progression READ MORE
It is possible that a bad tooth could cause your ear to ache. You should be seen by a dentist to examine your teeth to determine if the earache is being caused by your teeth. READ MORE
This procedure usually take about a half hour. The recovery period is only a day and the bone graft becomes part of your regular bone so it can last a lifetime. READ MORE
A wisdom tooth abscess could be very critical. The infection could spread to your throat or sinus and cause a health emergency. If you have to wait a few days to see your dentist you should be placed on antibiotics. Antibiotics should keep the infection from spreading. READ MORE
It is normal for new dentures to be sore for a few days. You should go back to the Dentist who made them to adjust the tightness. They may be too tight in some areas and only a dentist could adjust the right spot READ MORE
Dentures should be taken out and placed in a denture cleaning soak nightly. This allows your gums to heal overnight and eliminates stains and bacteria from your denture READ MORE
The black spots on your tongue could be from smoking or natural pigmentation. You should see a Dentist to have it evaluated READ MORE
You need to go to a Dentist and have Xrays taken to see if they are coming in properly. If there is not enough room for them to come in properly they could become impacted and cause damage to your other teeth or get infected READ MORE
You should wait 24 hours after the extraction to brush your teeth. This allows the extraction site to clot properly. READ MORE
A scaling is usually a painless procedure on most patients. If there is recession of the gums it may be tender but topical anesthesia or nitrous oxide could be used to make the procedure painless READ MORE
You must return to your Dentist to be sure that the crown is not coming loose. A proper fitting crown should stay cemented for 4 or 5 years or longer READ MORE
The red bumps under your tongue could be salivary glands. You should have a dentist examine the area to be sure that it is not an infection. READ MORE
Yes you can whiten your teeth while wearing braces but it would be best to wait until the braces are removed. The area of the teeth covered by the braces will not bleach and when the braces are removed these areas will need to be bleached to match the bleached surfaces. READ MORE
Once you have a dry socket it usually takes about 2 weeks to heal. It should be looked at by a Dentist to confirm that it is a dry socket. The dentist could also medicate the area to lessen the discomfort while it is healing. READ MORE
Yes! If your gums are red and swollen it means that you have an infection. If left untreated by a Dentist the infection could spread to your other teeth and cause bone damage. it can even spread into your blood and cause heart damage. READ MORE
It is usually best to have local anesthesia for a root canal so that it can be a painless procedure. READ MORE
You cannot floss Dentures. Dentures should be soaked in a cleaning and antibacterial solution daily. READ MORE
Gingivitis does not go away on its own. You must see a Dentist and have a professional cleaning to clear up the infection. READ MORE
Dentures can come out or move around while you eat, laugh, sneeze or yawn. Implants are anchored into your bone and they cannot come out they are like permanent replacement of you natural teeth. READ MORE
Most of the time root canal treatment can last for a lifetime without complications as long as the tooth is restored with a crown. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Attending Supervisor Mountainside Hospital 2013 - 2019
- America's Top General Dentist 2007 Consumer's Research of America
- Essex County Dental Society
- American Dental Association
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, Essex County Medical Society, Newark Dental Club
- Hackensack University Medical Center ( Hackensack, NJ )
- Mountainside Hospital ( Montclair, NJ )
Ronald Kurlan, DMD's Practice location
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Ronald Kurlan, DMD, Dentist with Dental Associates of Livingston
Get to know Dentist Dr. Ronald Kurlan, who serves patients in Livingston, New Jersey.
Dr. Kurlan has been practicing dentistry for over 35 years and enjoys all phases of the field. His main objective is to help his patients preserve their teeth for a lifetime by offering quality dental services (cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, full and partial dentures, teeth whitening, preventative care, and more) in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dr. Kurlan is the owner of Dental Associates of Livingston, located in Livingston, New Jersey. The practice remains dedicated to providing the highest level of dental medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. Its goal is for patients to leave the office with a memorable and enjoyable dental experience.
Dr. Kurlan is affiliated with several medical centers and hospitals in the New Jersey area, including Hackensack University Medical Center and Mountainside Hospital.
Dr. Kurlan received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Upon graduation, he enlisted for a two year tour of duty in the United States Air Force. There, he obtained the ranking of captain and was stationed in Northern Michigan for two years near the city of Sault Saint Marie as a dental officer. After his two year tour with the Air Force, Dr. Kurlan returned to his home state of New Jersey.
Dr. Kurlan is a 38 year member of the American Dental Association (ADA). He is also a member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, the Newark Dental club, the Essex County Dental Society, and the Bear Brook Study Club.
Dr. Kurlan is a delegate of the New Jersey Dental Association. Founded in 1870, the New Jersey Dental Association is one of New Jersey’s oldest professional associations. Its mission is to serve and support its members and to foster the advancement of quality, ethical oral healthcare for the public.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. As a dentist. Dr. Kurlan diagnoses, treats, and manages overall oral health care needs, including preventive education. He received the award for America’s Top General Dentist in 2007 for his outstanding clinical expertise.
Dr. Kurlan and his wife, Helene, have three daughters: Michelle, Lori and Melissa. In his spare time, Dr. Kurlan loves traveling and enjoys his extensive Ancient Coin collection.
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