Dr. Jacques Doueck is the founder of Doueck Dental in Brooklyn. Having been a practicing dentist for over 40 years. A Brooklyn native, Dr. Doueck received his undergrad at Brooklyn College, later attending the University of Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine. Now, his office on 563 Kings Highway has the status of an institution. It’s where you go for state-of-the-Art Cosmetic Dentistry if you want to be relaxed about going to the dentist.
After graduation, Dr. Doueck’s first practice was in Deal, New Jersey, where he practiced until opening his Brooklyn office in 1981. His list of accreditations includes a postgraduate certificate from NYU in Prosthodontic and certification by the Academy of Laser Dentistry in Hard and Soft Tissue Laser treatment. He is a certified Solea™ Laser dentist which makes a dental visit comfortable without getting a shot.
He has written many articles in Community magazine and is a frequent contributor to various professional journals, health related publications. Dr. Doueck has hosted a radio show discussing various health topics.
In practice since 1977, he has been doing cosmetic dentistry since 1979. That year, when he had his practice in Deal, New Jersey, there was an article in the Asbury Park Press featuring his office, explaining what he was doing in cosmetic dentistry using cosmetic bonding. It talked about how he was able to help people improve their self-confidence and just feel better about themselves overall through cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic bonding is a relatively inexpensive, one visit procedure and he is able to help a lot of people without breaking the bank. If you go to the articles on this website you will find the article “Teeth are NOT Tools” that got a lot of interesting feedback. Many times people have broken teeth opening a plastic bag or tearing a piece of Scotch tape. It seems strange at first, but it makes sense when you think about. Because what happens when you do that, is when you finally pull your teeth through that thin piece of plastic, your teeth are slamming down onto each other very, very hard.
For those suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joints) headaches from night-time clenching an Ultra-Thin “night guard” is very effective. Usually, when someone doesn’t use their bite guard, the reason I most often find is because it hasn’t been fitted properly to make it comfortable for them. If the patient has a well-adjusted bite guard, they want to wear it.
If you habitually clench your teeth, or grind your teeth, you may be in pain, you may get headaches. You might break your teeth. You might see a lot of gum recession. Most of the patients I see with severe gum recession is due to clenching their teeth. When you see someone whose teeth look long, that’s usually caused by them clenching their teeth (causing the gums to recede). Also, I’ve had many clients who’ve worn their teeth flat, either in the front or the back, from grinding.
The majority of people treated for TMJ suffer from headaches or pain in the jaw. Are we talking about chronic pain issues? Sometimes, but not always. Very often a custom-made emergency appliance can be made on-the-spot for patients with an acute flare-up during times of stress. Students during finals time or people undergoing more stress than usual. That way they can handle those stressful times without have to endure terrible headaches or jaw pain.
Dental Fear: Multiple studies, most prominently among them those conducted at the University of Washington, suggest that approximately seventy-five percent of the adult population has some degree of dental fear.
Dr. Doueck uses a laser instead of a drill to make dentistry more comfortable and even fun. His patients really love it because, there is no numbing. You are comfortable and you leave without a numb lip or face as well. Even if numbness is needed The computerized “Wand” will have you leaving without a numb lip or tongue.
By put himself in the other person’s shoes, he likes to give his patients hope. When they come in, he likes them feel the positive feeling at that visit. Obviously, he is looking for areas of concern, but more important than that, he looks for the positive in their situation. They should walk out feeling, what’s good about their situation. For example, he tell them, “hey, let’s look at your gums and jaw bones.” He measures every tooth, all the gum readings around every tooth, to catch Periodontal Disease. If there are some things that aren’t so great I’ll say, “okay, these are some areas of concern, but look here. Ninety percent of your gum readings are fantastic.” That hope and positivity is very important.
Often, the greatest success is taking a patient who’s terrified of the dentist and demonstrating for them that they don’t need to be fearful. That can be just as rewarding as changing someone’s self-image with a new, cosmetic smile, which is also immensely satisfying. For Dr. Doueck, those are the most rewarding experiences.