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Rising star in advanced dentistry chosen as one of Westchester Magazine's top 22 people to watch in 2012

Jan. 19, 2012
Westchester Magazine names 29-year-old Dr. Sabrina Magid as one of the top 22 people to watch in the county in 2012. Dr. Magid is an advocate for meeting the dental needs of the deaf population, an obstructive sleep apnea and oral cancer screening expert, and top practitioner in cutting-edge technologies in advanced dentistry.
Harrison, NY — Dr. Sabrina Magid has been named by Westchester Magazine as one of the top 22 people to watch in the county in 2012. To the generations of patients who have long relied on the stellar care and expertise at Advanced Dentistry of Westchester (ADofW), Dr. Sabrina Magid’s recent award as one of Westchester Magazine’s top movers and shakers to watch in the county should come as no surprise.
“I am very honored to be singled out by Westchester Magazine to receive this award! I believe I received this award for all the dentists who are improving the lives of patients every day. As a practice, Advanced Dentistry of Westchester has incorporated the latest advances in patient care to provide healthy, beautiful smiles, while contributing to our patients’ overall health. Our efforts in the screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and other health problems have greatly enhanced the quality of life for many people,” said Dr. Sabrina Magid. At only 29, Dr. Magid’s expertise in the dental field is extensive. While at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, she treated patients in the remote and underserved villages of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Throughout her schooling and dental career, she has been committed to addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing patients. During high school, she took American Sign Language courses at the New York School for the Deaf, and at Duke University, she initiated and taught an introductory class on ASL and deaf culture. She has acted as a mentor to other dentists, young and old, in sharing the need for sensitivity in their approach to treating deaf patients. Dr. Magid is quite accomplished as a young woman in the field. She is the recipient of the prestigious “Robert Seminara Resident of the Year” award for “excellence in General Dentistry and outstanding service as a PGY1 Dental Resident” from NY Presbyterian-Methodist Hospital. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Dental Association, and a founding member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Dr. Magid has lectured to dental societies around the state on the dentist’s role in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).“Dentists are in a unique position to screen for and treat this widespread problem,” said Magid.Dr. Magid is focused on the future of dentistry and the “whole body” dentist approach.“We were one of the first practices in the country to use digital X-ray, which is more diagnostic than film with far less radiation. Today, along with digital X-ray, we use a tiny laser and camera to diagnose dental decay long before it is seen by other means — allowing us to treat conservatively.”ADofW was also the first practice to use the VELscope device to prevent oral cancer which was featured on Dr. Oz and NBC’s “The Doctors.” Along with offering laser treatment and air abrasion as minimally invasive technique for fillings, Dr. Magid and her partner in the practice, Dr. Kenneth Magid, employ a CAD/CAM laser/software system for more complex work involving crowns and bonding. ADW plans to expand the use of this state-of-the-art technology for immediately replacing teeth considered unrestorable. For more information on Dr. Sabrina Magid, click here.