Who is The Jazz Dentist is what many Natural Awakening readers may be asking. Dr. Peter Silver began his education by studying biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook before enrolling in the New York University College of Dentistry. He graduated with his doctor of dental surgery degree in 1985, has decades of experience, and he hasn’t stopped learning about and honing his craft.
Over the years, Silver has studied at some of the most prestigious education institutions in all of dentistry, including the Dawson Center, the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, PAC-Live, and the Texas Institute of Advanced Dental Science. He’s also spent time with prominent professionals, such as Larry Rosenthal, and he’s currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and GenR8TNext, a lecture and seminar group dedicated to “making life better for the next generation” of dentists. He has also earned the Fellowship Award from the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, and is certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in safe mercury removal.
Away from the office, Silver leads a vibrant life as a professional trumpet player. He’s a long-time member of Musicians’ Union Local 802, leads his own jazz quintet, led a brass quintet for more than 25 years, and runs a 17-piece big band that regularly plays in both New Jersey and New York. He has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio) as the “Jazz Dentist of New York” and is a guest host on WBGO 88.3 FM. Patients love how they’re able to talk music with him. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and is looking forward to working as part of the team at Golden Dental Wellness.
Golden Dental Wellness is located at 444 Community Dr., Ste. 204, Manhasset. For more information or to make an appointment, call 516-627-8400 or visit GoldenSmile.com.