SYRACUSE, NY – Dr. Joan Laura, a leader in cosmetic dentistry, will attend a two-day continuing education class in New York City at the end of the month.
The conference, set for Aug. 27 and 28, will focus on the latest techniques in dentistry and the newest practices for patient comfort.
“The training is a great opportunity for me to stay current in my services,” said Dr. Laura, owner of Eastwood Dental Office. “My staff is very excited to hear about new ways we can better serve our patients.”
New York dentists are required to complete 60 hours of continuing education courses every three years in order to maintain their license. In her dental career, Dr. Laura has completed more than 800 hours of continuing education in all phases of dentistry.
Dr. Laura has been in dentistry for more than 25 years and focuses on giving patients the smile of their dreams through cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
“It’s amazing to see how much dentistry has changed over the years,” Dr. Laura said. “Every year it seems like we learn new ways to provide long-lasting, minimally invasive treatments.”
Dr. Laura practices out of her home, which has been in the family for five generations. She offers all-composite fillings, crowns, bridges and teeth-whitening treatments and crafts beautiful dentures for patients missing some of their teeth or all of their teeth. Dr. Laura has convenient hours for busy families and working professionals and provides same-day emergency care.
Dr. Laura also provides porcelain veneers to change the color, shape or size of teeth. Veneers can be used to completely remake a smile, or to cosmetically enhance one or multiple cracked, chipped or discolored teeth. Veneers can also be used as a substitute for orthodontic treatment – straightening teeth to perfection almost instantly. Dr. Laura’s background in design allows her to be especially artful when designing a new smile.
Dr. Laura earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in fashion design from Parsons School of Design – where she was named to the dean’s list – and then graduated cum laude from State University of New York Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She has completed continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry and root canals.
Dr. Laura is a member of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. Dr. Laura is heavily involved in community service. She serves as a lay ecclesial minister and annually supports the local hospice facility Francis House.
Dr. Laura’s office is open Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information about Dr. Laura’s cosmetic dentistry services, call 315-849-9055.