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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.

Cold Sore & Canker Sore Laser Treatment


Cold Sore & Canker Sore Laser Treatment

Laser Treatment for Herpes labialis

What is a Cold Sore?

Many people suffer from Herpetic lesions, commonly known as “Cold Sores ” or “Fever Blisters“. These sores often present on the lip and are painful and unsightly. They are the result of a Herpes simplex- virus usually contracted as a child, which lies dormant for many years. They can be contagious and while we can treat them, those patients who have cold sores will most likely always have the virus, even if it is controlled.

How do I know if I have a cold sore or canker sore?

For those patients who regularly suffer from outbreaks of this virus, they often report a pre-outbreak or ” pro-dromal ” sensation that may include intense tingling at the site of the future sore. If not caught in time, a blister will appear with the cold sores usually breaking open and having a discharge. These sores are usually self –limiting and heal within a 2 week time frame.

What is the best way to treat this problem?

As mentioned above, a cold sore will usually start to heal on its own within a few days of it appearing and then disappear within about 10 days to 2 weeks. But as they can very painful and unsightly, you might want to treat it as soon as possible to eliminate discomfort and unsightly blemishes. Currently there are various approaches to treat this problem including pills, ointments and rinses. If you catch the lesion in time with the Perio-lase ( Nd:YAG) treatment, Dr. David Goteiner can usually prevent the cold sore from breaking out altogether. As soon as you feel that tingling sensation that warns you of an on-coming sore, schedule an appointment for a laser treatment. If you already have a full blown blister, the laser will take away the discomfort usually by the end of the first visit and help it to dry up and heal much faster.

Before Treatment

Cold Sore Before Cold Sore Before


24 Hours After Treatment

Cold Sore After

How does it work?

By shining the laser light directly onto the area about to break out or where it has already formed, the lasers energy enters the site and kills the virus that causes this outbreak. As the laser does not actually touch the skin, there is no need to have any anesthesia. The procedure takes but a few minutes and usually can be definitive even with in the first visit. If the blister has broken, the laser energy will reduce pain and speed up the body’s own healing process.

While the virus never really “leaves” you, there is some evidence that the cold sore will not return to that spot once treated by the laser energy.

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