After graduation, Dr. Skerpan was the first female to attend and graduate with a certi-
ficate 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 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.
All of 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 very wide range of comprehensive dental services. Also this back-ground increased her sensitivity to the oral-body/dental-medical connections.
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. Procedures offered include everything from the
simplest cleanings & fillings, to toothache-relief and cosmetic dentistry with smile makeovers
---from gum disease therapy and periodontal treatments, to extractions and surgeries--- from root canals and crowns, to replacement of teeth with bridges, partials, dentures and implant restorations (see Dental Services listed below). All of her combined professional, life & career experiences have furnished her with the ability to visualize and prioritize the needs & wants of the whole patient, while delivering a "complete dentistry" experience
within one office-setting.
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)