Advancing Dentistry: A Dental Podcast
Advancing Dentistry: A Dental Podcast
Dr. Mark Pitel on Transillumination Technology

Dr. Mark Pitel joins host Kira Dineen to discuss transillumination dental technology.

He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and Director of Predoctoral and CDE Esthetics. Dr. Pitel also maintains a private practice in Poughkeepsie, New York. He is a third-generation dentist, he has over 32 years of experience owning and operating private general practices with an “emphasis on Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry” in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, and New York.

A past president of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Pitel is an active member of numerous other dental organizations such as the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has received fellowships from the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics. Dr. Pitel also holds Level II certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been recognized by Who’s Who in Dentistry.

Dr. Pitel is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on topics such as adhesive dentistry, anterior and posterior esthetic restorations and cosmetic and laser dentistry. He also has a patent in root canal technology.

He has authored numerous scientific papers and articles of interest to patients and is the author of a textbook on dental impression taking. A former editor of the NJ AGD Journal, he has received several awards for journalism in dentistry.

On This Episode We Discuss…

  • Pitel’s Practice Philosophy
  • Transillumination Advantages
  • Limiting Accumulative Effects of A-Rays with the Microlux 2 Transilluminator
  • Procedures to Use The Microlux 2
  • Patient Education Using the The Microlux 2
  • Advancements in Transillumination Technology


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Join us for our next episode on May 1st with Dr. Tyler Green about oral cancer screening. Look forward to new episodes on the first of every month, as we learn and discover the latest advances in dentistry.

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