After graduation, Dr. Skerpan was the first female to attend and graduate with a certificate from the two-year General-Dental-Residency at the Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Brookdale's medically-based program was known for being one of the most rigorous, strict and diverse dental residencies in the country. She was one of 200 applicants to this high-powered program.
This residency accepted five dental graduates to train under the hospital's dental department-head world-renowned dental implantologist, Dr. Norman Cranin. **
This advanced dental education and heavy medical background gave Dr. Skerpan
a wide exposure to a broader and more diverse set of dental experiences. But more importantly, such a background expanded her ability to offer a varied wide-range of comprehensive dental services. ***
(See Dental Services below)
** Dr. Skerpan's 2 year dental-hospital program included assigned routine patient
appointments in the hospital dental clinic, 24 hour hospital emergency-room call,
admissions for all necessary & elective oral-surgery cases---as well as responsibility
for in-hospital dental emergencies & oral-care for in-hospital cancer patients.
*** From Dr. Skerpan's extensive training and dedicated years in practice, her strength
is rooted in a combination of skills, as well as in comprehending the restoration and
maintenance of a balanced healthy dental-environment. Also her background has
served to increase her sensitivity to the oral-body/dental-medical connections.
The wide range of modern dental procedures provided include:
-Preventive Dental Care & treatment-planning
-Cosmetic Dentistry (bonding, veneers, bleaching & makeovers)
-Restorations (also white-fillings, inlays & onlays)
-Periodontics (treatments, surgeries & maintenance)
-Crowns & Bridges
-Prosthodontics (also removable-partials & full-dentures)
-Dental Implants (restorations & over-dentures)
-Oral Surgeries (also extractions & apicoectomies)
-Occlusal-Adjustments and Mouthguards
-Emergency Care (also toothache-relief & repairs)