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Reprinted from New Jersey Top Dentists Magazine

Local Periodontist To Display Drawings and Paintings at Morristown Medical Center

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Dr. David Goteiner, a Chester-based periodontist and artist, will display selected drawings and paintings at a solo art exhibit from Aug. 4 through Sept. 14 at Morristown Medical Center. The exhibit is the latest in a series sponsored by the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center.

Goteiner has selected 34 pieces that will be displayed in the main corridor of the Medical Center (Madison 1). Part of the proceeds of the art show will go to the Woman’s Association of Morristown Medical Center.

Two of the pieces are Rendevous and Venezia. Rendevous is a painting of a Norwegian three-masted training schooner plying the North Sea on its way to a meeting with mythical creatures. Venezia is a study in light and shadows on Ria de la Vesta, Canal of the Tailors. It portrays a typical scene from Venice that disappears just as it captures your heart.

Born in Mannheim, Germany, Goteiner came to this country as a baby and developed a love for the arts at an early age. In 1982, he met highly regarded painter Anatoly Ivanov, then a recent immigrant from Russia. From then on, he has pursued his passion to paint and has continued to study with Ivanov.

Not all of Goteiner’s art is on a canvas. He is a practicing periodontist who sees patients in Chester. He received his dental and specialty training at Columbia and Harvard universities. His work restoring teeth and gums is, itself, a form of artistry. He also teaches at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark. He lives in Sunset Lake with his wife, Carrie.

More information about Goteiner’s periodontal practice and samples of his artwork can be found at www.artofperio.com or by calling (908) 879-7709.

Self-Evaluation Quiz


Reprinted from the American Academy of Periodontology website.

You may not realize that persistent swollen, red or bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity, and bad breath are warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease a serious infection that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.

Jot down your answers to the following questions to find out if you have the symptoms of periodontal disease.

  1. Do you ever have pain in your mouth?
  2. Do your gums ever bleed when you brush your teeth or when you eat hard food?
  3. Have you noticed any spaces developing between your teeth?
  4. Do your gums ever feel swollen or tender?
  5. Have you noticed that your gums are receding (pulling back from your teeth) or your teeth appear longer than before?
  6. Do you have persistent bad breath?
  7. Have you noticed pus between your teeth and gums?
  8. Have you noticed any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite?
  9. Do you ever develop sores in your mouth?

Find Out More
If you have any of these symptoms of periodontal disease, take action to protect your gums and your health.

  • Don't let periodontal disease take away your smile. If you answered yes to any of these questions, consult a periodontist right away -- and help save your natural teeth!
  • If you've already lost a tooth to periodontal disease, you may be interested in dental implants -- the permanent tooth replacement option.

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