Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
New York University – College of Dentistry
At the age of 12, Dr. Michael Skolnick got his braces on and was so inspired that he decided one day he would become an Orthodontist himself. After graduating at the top of his dental class, Dr. Michael entered the Orthodontic Residency program at NYU, and his aspirations became a reality. Dr. Michael is very excited about working at Abra Health, a community that is very special to him because he was raised there. Dr. Michael sits on the board of numerous dental insurances advising the State of New Jersey about the policies concerning dentistry and orthodontics. This commitment to his field and his patients has earned him the award of Best Orthodontist in New Jersey for 2013 and 2014 by his peers (NJ Family Magazine).
While Dr. Michael offers traditional braces, Invisalign®, and clear braces, his approach to orthodontics is unique because he does not just focus on the teeth. “Crooked teeth are a result of how we use our lips and tongue, in combination with other oral habits. It is imperative that we think about correcting these bad habits, not just fixing what they have done to a person’s teeth.”
Working at a Multi-Specialty office like Abra Dental, formerly Child Smiles Family Smiles, offers an Orthodontist the unique chance to be part of a team of dental professionals. Having all the dental care providers under one roof, communicating with each other, is not only convenient for the patients but it affords them the highest level of care. We look forward to seeing you soon.