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ProHEALTH Dental was founded in 2015 as an affiliate of ProHEALTH Care Associates, LLP, a medical practice with over 1000 physicians and healthcare professionals serving over 1.3 million patients in 300+ locations throughout Long Island and the metropolitan New York City area.
Despite vast clinical literature recognizing that proper oral health is an essential element of overall health, there is little or no coordination of care between dentists and physicians. ProHEALTH Dental believes that it’s time to break down this historical barrier and develop a model to coordinate care to improve the health of our patients.
ProHEALTH Dental was founded to establish state-of-the-art multi-specialty dental practices in partnership with health care systems and medical groups to address the important relationship between oral health and overall health.
CURRENT PARTNERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Founded over 20 years ago, ProHEALTH Care Associates, LLP has developed into one of the largest healthcare systems in the metropolitan area with over 1000 healthcare professionals serving over 1.3 million patients at 300+ locations throughout Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn.
The Mount Sinai Health System’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Our partnership with Mount Sinai includes the training of dental residents at some of our Queens and Brooklyn offices, as well as coordinating medical and dental care with Mount Sinai Medical Associates primary care physicians and pediatricians.
ProHEALTH Dental has been selected by Harvard as the prototype for community-based coordination of medicine and dentistry. Together with ProHEALTH Care Associates and Mount Sinai, Harvard will be conducting a study to prove the efficacy of our coordinated care model as a vehicle to improve overall health and reduce healthcare costs.
ProHEALTH Dental has a number of additional partnerships/affiliations in our pipeline that will expand our geographic footprint of providing coordinated care.
Located on the main campus of ProHEALTH, this was our first office. The office has twelve (12) operatories and provides general and pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, implants (including full mouth restorations), endodontics, orthodontics and oral surgery. In just two years, it has developed a patient base of over 5,000 patients.
Long Island City
Operated in affiliation with Mount Sinai, this is a brand new state-of-the-art nine (9) operatory office serving this dynamic and growing community. Opened just a few months ago, it currently provides general and pediatric dentistry and is expanding to include all specialty care.
This is a long established ten (10) operatory practice that has opted to merge with us to coordinate care with the large number of Mount Sinai physicians/patients in this community. It is a full service office with all general, pediatric and specialty care.
This is a brand new office serving this important ProHEALTH healthcare community. Located in its own free-standing building on Cross Bay Boulevard with ample parking, this office has eight (8) operatories and will be full-service with all specialties.
This office will open this summer with twelve (12) operatories in a convenient downtown location. Like our other offices, it will be a full service adult and pediatric office.
This eight (8) operatory office will open this summer to provide coordinated care with Mount Sinai Medical Associates primary care physicians and pediatricians.
Other offices in development: Hoboken and Edison New Jersey in affiliation with a large primary care medical group; as well as Rockville Centre as part of our ProHEALTH Care Associates affiliation.
This is a long established seven (7) operatory general dentistry practice serving over 3,000 active patients in Corona and neighboring communities. For the convenience of their patients, staff are bi-lingual and accept walk-ins, and provide specialty care at nearby ProHEALTH Dental offices.
Norton L. Travis
Chief Executive Officer
Norton L. Travis serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ProHEALTH Dental Management, LLC.
Mr. Travis has devoted his entire professional career to various aspects of the healthcare industry. Prior to serving as the CEO of ProHEALTH Dental, Mr. Travis served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of an international cancer care company where he oversaw all mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Travis also served as the Project Coordinator and arranged the financing for The New York Proton Center, a $350M specialty cancer care partnership composed of four of the largest healthcare systems in the New York area.
Mr. Travis began his career as a practicing lawyer, having founded a firm in 1980 that grew to become the largest dedicated health care practice in the metropolitan New York area. Mr. Travis served as the Chairman of Corporate Department of the firm and oversaw numerous significant transactions involving hundreds of millions of dollars.
Managing Partner & Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Neil Karnofsky has over 30 years experience in periodontics and implant surgery. He graduated from Syracuse University and received his dental degree at the New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his residency at Morrisania Neighborhood Family Care Center at Lincoln Hospital and then received his Periodontics Certificate at the New York University College of Dentistry in 1986.
Dr. Karnofsky has been at the forefront of continuing dental education throughout his career and routinely presents on topics such as diagnosis and treatment planning, guided implant surgery, perioplastic surgery, as well as immediate placement of implants and placing teeth on them in the same day. He is also a member of the 1st District Dental Society, American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Periodontology, North Eastern Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantology, as well as a founder of the New York Dental Forum.
Bruce G. Valauri, Board Certified Prosthodontist, is a 1983 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice, Prosthodontic and Maxillofacial Prosthetic residencies at the New York Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1987. Dr. Valauri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP), a Fellow and Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), Fellow and Past President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP) and formerly the Director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Residency program at the New York VAMC. He is proud of the opportunity he had to provide Care for our Veterans. Over the past 28 years, Dr. Valauri has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of implant prosthodontic biomechanics, complete dentures and maxillofacial prosthetics.