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Dear Dr. Moss - our third son is 17 months old and his four front top teeth have cavities. From responses on this page and our own experience with our first son 12 years ago we do understand the reason for this phenomena - he is still breastfed at night. With our first son we were lucky to run into a doctor that shared similar approach to treatment as you do - clean, apply a bit of fluoride toothpaste. He is now 13, has permanent teeth and does not have any issues. The problem is that since that time we moved - we used to leave in DC and now we are in NYC. We were wondering if you were still practicing and had office hours or whether you could recommend doctors in New York City that shared your philosophy. Thank you very much for the time you share with concerned parents. Your answers provide very much needed support.

Dear Aleksey,
Pleased your children are doing well. Welcome to NYC.
Regretfully (since I really enjoyed it ) I have retired from practice.
In NYC there are a number of fine pediatric dentists who were my students.
One of the very best is Emanuela Corelli , she practices midtown on the eastside.
All my grandchildren go to her. She is sensible, and most reasonable, in addition to being an excellent practitioner.
All the very best,
Dr. Moss


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Stephen J. Moss


I am a professor emeritus at New York University, with a background that includes extensive research, scientific writing and biology. I also am an international consultant in health education, particularly in developing education on new science for health professionals and consumers. I am a past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, former head of the NYU Division of Oral Biology and I represent the World Dental Federation at the United Nations. I travel around the world to provide health education to professionals and consumers.


Having retired from New York Universit, where I directed the pediatric dentistry training program, a walk-in dental clinic and research on oral biology, I formalized my professional and consumer health education initiative in the form of Health Education Enterprises. This entity consults and provides information on new science pertaining to oral and general health, particularly leading edge concepts that can be employed in the health professions to improve the public's health. As such, I am an expert in communicating new science and its usefulness to professional and lay audiences alike. I also had a pediatric dentistry practice in New York City for nearly 30 years.

I am affiliated with the American Dental Association, the World Dental Federation, the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry among other formal organizations. My experience has included a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and work at the Forsythe Dental Research Center

lpha Omegan USA, Nowa Stomatologia Poland, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, The Journal of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry USA, News Bulletin Japan, Journal of Marmara University Dental Faculty Turkey, Italian Journal of Paediatric Dentistry Italy, Asian Dentist Singapore, The Journal of the Israel Dental Association Israel, ROBRAC Brazil, Italian Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Italy, FDI World, STOMA Portugal, Pediatric Dentistry The Philippines, Modern Stomatology Bulgaria, Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry India

I obtained a doctor of dental science (DDS) degree, a master of science degree and am a board certified pediatric dentist.

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