New Jersey Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Thomas Streko, Explains What Really Happens During a Smile Makeover

Dr. Thomas Streko, D.M.D., Westfield cosmetic dentist, recently wrote about what is involved during a “Smile Makeover.”

Westfield, NJ. – September 21, 2010 – One of New Jersey’s leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Thomas Streko, recently published an article on his website, titled “What Really Happens During a Smile Makeover?” In the article, Dr. Streko delves into some of the secrets to a total transformation of your smile.  He discusses how the term “smile makeover” has entered our language in advertisements, online and in the news – and explains what it really means.  “The fact is, a smile makeover can be almost anything, and can improve the appearance and health of a wide range of patients with a wide range of dental issues,” Dr. Streko writes.

“Specifically, a smile makeover is a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to bring out the very best in a person’s smile.  It’s not about giving people cookie-cutter grins that all look alike.  A smile makeover smile is specifically designed to bring out the best in each patient,” Dr Streko remarked.

Dr. Streko continues, “For this reason, a good smile makeover will begin with a full assessment of the patient’s appearance, starting with the shape and color of their teeth and how they fit in the mouth, and expanding to include hair and skin color and facial features.  The dentist will then assess the current state of the patient’s teeth…and determine the issues the smile makeover will address.  He or she will then design an overall treatment plan utilizing a combination of treatments to correct the problems and create a smile that is not only beautiful, but also that fits the mouth and face of the patient.”

The entire article can be found at

Dr. Streko’s website provides patients with a one-stop place to learn all about Dr. Streko’s practice and New Jersey cosmetic dentistry through blogs, articles, news posts, descriptions of procedures, a “smile gallery,” contact information, testimonials and much more.

Dr. Streko has practiced cosmetic and general dentistry for over 20 years, and

specializes in several procedures including sedation dentistry, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and TMJ dentistry. Dr. Streko’s comprehensive approach to dentistry includes all facets of general dentistry. His New Jersey dental practice offers the following general dentistry procedures: computer imaging, air abrasion, breath control, tooth-colored fillings, cleanings and periodontal treatments.

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About Dr. Thomas Streko, D.M.D.:

Dr. Thomas Streko has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for more than 20 years in New Jersey, and is committed to remaining on the leading edge of dental technologies and treatment.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry Education and Training:

Dr. Thomas Streko received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and went on to receive his D.M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1978. After graduation, Dr. Streko completed a three-year residency in the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institute of Health.

In 1991, Dr. Streko became an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – a distinguished honor bestowed on those who have completed more than 200 hours of cosmetic dentistry continuing education. He has also presented numerous cosmetic treatment cases throughout Union County, New Jersey, including photographic documentation, and passed rigorous oral and written examinations given by the academy’s board. The program is extensive, and there are only a handful of accredited members in New Jersey.

Dr. Thomas Streko is presently working toward his fellowship in the academy. Once achieved, he will be the only dentist in the entire state of New Jersey to attain fellowship status with the academy. He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the New Jersey Dental Association.

Continuing Education and Community Involvement:

Dr. Thomas Streko remains on the leading edge of dental treatment and technology by taking 100 hours of continuing education each year. He also shares his depth of experience with others, teaching cosmetic dentistry to dental interns at Overlook Hospital in Union County, New Jersey. In addition, he is the program coordinator for the New Jersey division of Give Back a Smile. The program, sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, provides free dental treatment to battered women.

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