Shon received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee and went on to graduate from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City. He received a certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicineand is licensed to deliver conscious sedation.
Shon empowers patients to make the decisions they feel most comfortable with. By having a thorough understanding of both the cutting-edge and gold-standard treatment options, he helps his patients and their parents feel confident in their oral healthcare options.
Florida State University, Bachelor of Science, 2001
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2006
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 2008
University of Vermont Medical Center
Fillings, Crowns, Extractions
Dental fillings consist of a variety of metals, plastics, glass, or other materials that are used to repair or restore teeth. The filling is used to fill in the removed area of tooth where there was once decay, also known as a cavity. Fillings are also performed on broken, cracked, or worn-down teeth. The purpose of placing a filling is to save the tooth that was previously infected with decay and to restore the tooth’s structural integrity.
A dental crown may be needed to cover a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength. A crown fully encases a tooth to the gum line to protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore an already broken tooth or prevent further problems.
Children whose teeth have been damaged by decay that can’t support a filling may require a crown to protect the tooth from further damage and infection. The gold standard for a molar crown in a child is the stainless-steel crown. It is strong and compatible with the body. On front teeth, crowns are made with a tooth-colored composite filling material.
Dental extractions, also known as removal of teeth, are performed when a tooth is beyond repair due to trauma or decay. Dental extractions are performed to prevent further infection or prevent infection from occurring. Occasionally extractions are performed to help with overcrowding of the teeth.