Meet Top Prosthodontist Neil L. Starr, DDS, PCRead More
A Dentist and Renowned Prosthodontist Providing Exceptional Restorative and Cosmetic Treatment
Dr. Neil Starr is a leading prosthodontist and fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, internationally renowned for his excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
From single tooth replacement to full mouth reconstruction/rehabilitation, Dr. Starr and his team deliver consistently outstanding treatment. Always committed to providing beautiful smiles with unparalleled service, Dr. Starr and his staff treat all patients with compassionate care from the moment an examination and consultation are scheduled.
His practice is prepared to help patients with even the most complex needs. Depending on the treatment requirements and however complex, Dr. Starr will assemble a team of top specialists and then he will quarterback the team to provide the highest quality level of interdisciplinary treatment. Contact the practice of prosthodontist, Neil L. Starr in Washington, D.C. to schedule your examination and consultation.
"Neil masterminded and performed a full dental reconstruction to esthetic and functional perfection about 7 years ago. This included 2 root canals, 1 root canal retreat, lower and upper gum surgery needed to have sufficient bone to crown and 24 crowns. During the first 5 minutes of the initial exam, Neil advised me of the root canal issues that needed to be addressed and gum surgery to perform the full dental reconstruction. The other top regarded prosthodontists I interviewed did not bring up these issues. His reputation as one of the best dental talents in the world is well deserved." - B.W
A Practice That Stands Apart
As a fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a fellow of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and recipient of the 2003 Dr. Saul Schluger Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Dr. Starr is uniquely qualified to help patients with a wide range of needs and goals. In addition to restorative solutions such as tooth-supported dental inlays, onlays, and crowns, and dental implant-supported crowns and bridges and the newer Prettau® Style Bridges, Dr. Starr also provides patients with cosmetic enhancements like custom porcelain veneers and total smile makeovers to enhance the patient's face, lips and smiles.
"Dr. Starr is the Marc Chagall of Dentistry. I have had serious teeth problems since age 10, as a result of a car accident. Several teeth were knocked out and shoved into the roof of my mouth. I had been wearing a removable appliance for many decades and then I found Dr. Starr. Dr. Starr has performed miracles in rebuilding damaged bones and developing the needed bone structure to receive six implants. He is a perfectionist in a field where this trait is an essential quality. He is fantastically precise on parts of bone where an error if only a millimeter can affect the ability to place the implants successfully. Hence affecting your ability to eat, speak, and other less obvious functions.
He is always studying, changing, and upgrading to remain current. Yet, Dr. Starr is also an artist who can discuss how various types of teeth convey personality. Once, an endodontist who was performing a root canal on one of my teeth exclaimed, "Dr. Starr's implant-supported crowns are so realistic, I can't tell them apart from your real teeth!" I am deeply grateful for all Dr. Starr's care." - A.B.
Advanced Care at Every Step
Beginning with sophisticated diagnostic tools, including the newer low-radiation 3-D iCat CBCT (Cone Beam Computerized Tomography) scanner, Dr. Starr creates precise customized treatment plans. The diagnostic imaging tool has become invaluable to help Dr. Starr design and fabricate exceedingly accurate surgical guides to help his surgeons position his patient's dental implants with unparalleled precision.
Once Dr. Starr determines where implants should be best located, he designs his implant restorative plan to replace the missing teeth and then fabricates a surgical guide for the surgeon to properly orient the implants in the underlying jaw bone structure. This close collaboration with his specialist, is the very reason that patients can expect incredible dental restorative outcomes. These restorations are created by his world class master technician. Working closely with his technician, Dr. Jose Lara, they both take into account the patient's facial form, skin tone, lip profile and natural tooth color.
Our restorations are crafted in-office at our state-of-the-art laboratory. We utilize 3M Lava® milling technology, Amann Girrback® 5 axis milling technology, and Ivoclar® Pressing Ceramic technology to achieve the most precise and aesthetic cosmetic outcomes for our patients.
Leadership in Patient Care
In addition to providing compassionate care and superb dental treatment for each of his patients, Dr. Starr has made and continues to make significant contributions to his field of dentistry. He has been an adjunct associate clinical professor in the Department of Postdoctoral Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. For the past two years, Dr. Starr has been the Director of the Greater Washington Academy of Dental Studies, mentoring twenty young general dentists. This study club is an affiliate of the well respected Seattle Study Club, an organization of study clubs nationally and internationally whose members are known for their high standards of ongoing interdisciplinary treatment planning and treatment delivery.
Dr. Starr has also contributed clinical articles, textbook chapters and lectures extensively across North America, Believing that everyone deserves high quality dental care, Dr. Starr volunteers on the Board of Directors of KidsSmiles, a nonprofit organization providing oral healthcare to disadvantaged children in the Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia areas.
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An eye for detail, a passion for dentistry, and a focus on patient-oriented care drive Dr. Starr’s practice, allowing him to provide patients with life-changing long-term benefits. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us today.