Dr. Elkind has been serving the community since 1984, giving him over three decades of experience in the dentistry field. He holds an expertise in all facets of dentistry including general, cosmetic, family and emergency dentistry. Dr. Elkind specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. He is trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Education and Training
WVU School of Dentistry DDS 1982
University of Florida B.S. 1978
University of West Virginia, Morgantown, Wv D.D.S. 1982
Dr. Bruce L. Elkind, DDS's Expert Contributions
This either means that you may have some decay starting in one or more teeth, or enamel is wearing down or exposed roots are starting to make teeth sensitive. Thanks, Bruce READ MORE
First you should have your dentist evaluate the fit of your dentures to make sure they fit properly. They might need adjustments or relining. Take them out at night and massage your gums. Do not sleep in them. Clean them well and let them soak in a cleaning solution nightly. Hopefully this solves your problem. READ MORE
It is still not believed that while gum disease is not hereditary, the predisposition to gum disease may be. There are other factors involved. Thanks, Bruce READ MORE
If there is room for them, then determining why they hurt helps us decide to remove them. If they are functional, partly impacted, hard to maintain cleanliness, any periodontal picketingvaround the crowns of the teeth all help decide their fate. READ MORE
As far as we know TMJ isn’t necessarily genetic. Factors that cause TMJ are trauma to the jaw joints, bruxing or grinding, severe crowded occlusion, abnormalities in the joints of the jaw, arthritic changes in the joints of the jaw, etc. READ MORE
If the cavity is deep enough to reach the nerve, or has caused enough trauma that the nerve starts to die, or cause irreversible pulp inflammation, and there is enough toithvremaining to restore with a buildup and crown, then a root canal is the wise choice. READ MORE
Flossing doesn’t cause space to develop between that isn’t already present. It only removes soft plaque and food particles. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Patients’ Choice Award 2015 Opencare
- TopDoc Award Florida TopDoc
- Patients’ Choice Winner Patients’ Choice
- Routine preventive services
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Laser Procedures
- Periodontal Procedures
- Clear Orthodontics
- Oral Surgery
- Dentures And Partial Dentures
- Children and family dentistry
- TMJ therapy and appliances
- Sleep Apnea Appliances
- Florida Dental Association
- Central Palm Beach County Dental Society
- American Dental Association
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Rotary (RI)
- Relay for Life
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, South Palm Beach County Dental Association
Hobbies / Sports
- Stand-up Paddle Boarder, ock climbing, target shooting, drom, stunt kite flying
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Get to know Dentist Dr. Bruce L. Elkind, who serves the population of Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
Dr. Elkind is a dentist with over three decades of experience currently practicing within his private practice, where he holds an expertise in general dentistry. Dr. Elkind completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida before furthering his education by completing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Elkind serves the Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee communities. He has membership in the Florida Dental Association, Central Palm Beach County Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. The American Dental Association exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist their members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. Together with their 163,000+ members, they have been driving dentistry forward for 160 years. Additionally, Dr. Elkind is a Charter member of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club, and belongs to NPI, a business networking group.
General dentists provide a wide array of services that are vital to patients’ continued health. These services include: preventive services — helping to maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in the mouth; restorative services — receiving timely and appropriate treatment when a problem is identified; as well as cosmetic services — performing a range of cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding – even porcelain veneers. General dentists also address overall health concerns, as oral health is seen as the mirror of general health. In fact, some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of the body and vice versa. When not practicing dentistry or volunteering, Dr. Elkind can be seen fly-fishing, snapping photos of nature, stunt kite flying, or riding tandem bicycles with his wife, Lisa
Bruce L. Elkind, DDS is an esteemed dentist practicing at his private practice Bruce L. Elkind, DDS, PA in Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Dr. Elkind has been serving the community since 1984, giving him over three decades of experience in the dentistry field. He holds an expertise in all facets of dentistry including general, cosmetic, family and emergency dentistry. Dr. Elkind specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. He is trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others. For more information about Dr. Elkind, please visit https://www.bruceelkinddds.com/
Dr. Elkind completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He continued his education by completing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Elkind has membership in the Florida Dental Association, Central Palm Beach County Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. Moreover, Dr. Elkind is a Charter member of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club, and belongs to NPI, a business networking group. For more information about Dr. Elkind, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2984631-Bruce-Elkind-Dentist
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