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Drs. Hecht & Hecht - Staten Island
Dr. Alex Hecht Biography
Dr. Alex Hecht, DDS graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1976, and has since become one among Staten Island’s most highly regarded dentists. Having treated nearly 10,000 patients, the vastness of his experience, knows no boundaries. Dr. Alex Hecht takes pride in his dedication to changing peoples lives through restoring their smiles.
Dr. Hecht has worked in numerous jobs prior to Dentistry ranging from busboy, caterer, florist, to watchmaker. Through those various vocations he has learned one common truth; Customer Service, in the end is the most important thing. Dr. Hecht knows how to listen to what patients needs are, inform them of their possibilities, and deliver what he promises.
Dr. Hecht has been in private practice since 1978. His practice focuses on General, Cosmetic, Sedation, and Implant dentistry. He is a life time learner. He is a leader in pursuing advanced post-doctoral education in his field from the best by traveling all over the world and training with the best clinicians. This allows him to perform the latest, cutting edge services and treatments by delivering the finest care to his patients in the most comfortable, personalized and caring manner. He pursues over 500 hours of post-doctoral CE in one year where only 60 hours are needed every 3 years per State dental laws. Dr. Hecht is the sole owner of a medium sized dental practice, managing a team of 11 team members including associate doctors. Dr. Hecht’s advanced knowledge of dental implants, and the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry make him a leader in the field.
Dr. Hecht is an expert in treating the dentally disastrous and the fearful patients with his charisma and with the latest and the greatest techniques involving advanced sedation. His advanced training in the field of Dental Implantology, Occlusion, and TMJ disorder allows him to provide the top notch care for the dentally disastrous patients. Most recently, Dr. Hecht is one of the first dentists in the New York area to use Nobel Biocare “Teeth-in-an-hour” guided implant dentistry technology and the All-on-4 concept.
Whether you need one tooth replacement with a single dental implant or need a full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation, rest assured that Dr. Hecht, with his advanced training will be able to provide you with the best possible care to restore your chewing function.
Areas Of Focus
Dr. Hecht’s area of focus and training has been on performing one visit root canals, performing simple and complex smile makeovers, Invisalign treatment (alternative to braces), performing complex implant and reconstructive care, and treating the fearful and dentally disastrous patient. His main focus has been on dental implants, rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry. Computer guided implant placement allows for Teeth in an hour and All-on-four procedures. He also provides immediate placement and immediate implant loading and same day teeth services.
Dr. Hecht loves to spend time with his family when away from the office. Him and his wife love to exercise, bike, travel, and entertain family and friends. They are proud parents of their two sons, and have four grandchildren. Dr. Hecht volunteers in many charitable organizations in his time off to give back to the community.
Dr. Jason Hecht Biography
Dr. Jason Hecht, the son of Dr. Alex Hecht, graduated from the same dental school as his father, New York University College of Dentistry, just over 30 years after him. Growing up with such a highly respected practitioner in the field as his father, Dr. Jason Hecht was inspired to follow in his footsteps. During his time at school, the two of them enjoyed discussing the many changes in the school’s curriculum that have occurred over the years, and the incredible advances in technology.
Video: About Dr. Jason HechtDr. Alex Hecht is a restorative and cosmetic dentist who has been practicing more than 30 years. After exploring aesthetic dentistry techniques, Dr. Hecht became interest into dental implants. He was at the forefront of restorative technology including a CAT Scan. He works with his son, Dr. Jason Hecht. Enlarge Video View All Videos
Dr. Jason Hecht wanted from the very beginning of his dental education, to be at the forefront of new technologies and methods of mouth restorations.
He was a founding member of the school’s implant study club, in which he had a bountiful opportunity to learn from the world’s leading experts in implant dentistry; doctors who volunteered their time to teach, just because they loved to. Dr. Hecht also volunteered in some of the school’s post-doctoral education programs, where he gained hands-on-experience in advanced implant placement and treatment, a feat rarely experienced by doctors before graduating, if not ever.
Dr. Jason Hecht decided that additional training after dental school would benefit his patients, and he completed a one year dental residency at the Staten Island University Hospital Dental Clinic. There he gained indispensable experience in treating patients with various medical conditions, and in treating innumerable dental emergencies. His experience there furthered his expertise in general dentistry, cosmetic bonding, one visit root canals, and invisalign (invisible braces).
Dr. Jason Hecht works with his own patients in the practice, and works closely as well with Dr. Alex Hecht’s patients. They work together starting from the treatment planning stage, in the delivery of treatment and in the follow up care. This team approach to treatment allows for seamless delivery of dental care.
Dr. Jason Hecht loves to spend time with his wife and young son. They often all go together on walks at the Staten Island Midland Beach boardwalk. Their favorite sports include skiing, tennis and cross country running. Other hobbies Dr. Hecht enjoys are cooking, photography, drawing and sculpting.