He’s section chief of prosthetic dentistry at Yale New Haven Hospital.
He’s on the Yale School of Medicine Head and Neck Program staff, providing maxillofacial prosthetic services for patients with cancer of the jaw.
He teaches, presents, and publishes works on prosthodontics.
He’s known for his extensive experience in treating complex cases, medically compromised patients, and patients with special considerations.
He’s won awards from his peers and the public for his work in prosthodontics and dentistry.
N.B.C. Study Group for his outstanding contribution as a clinician
Naugatuck Valley Dental Society for appreciation for his outstanding lecture on dental implants
The CT Dental Lab Association in appreciation for his many years of outstanding educational and clinical contributions in the field of implant dentistry for the benefit and advancement of the dental laboratory industry
Nobelpharma Manhattan Project in great appreciation for providing the highest level of enthusiasm, expertise, and sincere caring
Yale New Haven Hospital Department of Dentistry for being an "Outstanding Mentor & Teacher"
What does Dr. Horblitt Specialize in?
Dr. Horblitt treats some of the most serious and critical cases in the country.
Serious bite issues
Serious bite problems may present with broken teeth toothaches gum disease sore joints or damaged TMJ joints muscle spasms or headaches. This problem will require diagnostic records to study your bite and perhaps treatment in a bite guard. Often patients wonder how it happened or if the pain is in their mind. This can go undiagnosed for sometime until severe damage presents itself. The cause may be from improper dentistry, stress and grinding of your teeth, or an accident.
Bad or diseased gums
Bad or diseased gums are viewed as very dangerous to an individuals overall health. Aside from attaching the tissue in your mouth it can compromise other parts of your body and immune system. The dentist usually can diagnose the problem before it becomes severe during normal cleaning appointments. Very deep cleaning may be needed or even gum surgery.
Missing teeth can lead to bite problems, shifting of the positions of the remaining teeth and an unattractive smile. Eating becomes very difficult and the breaking of the remaining teeth is a potential problem.
Loose dentures or partials
Loose dentures or partials can create mouth sores. Many people try to use adhesives but aside from the foul taste it makes the fit worse, wearing away the bone needed to wear removable dentistry. Aside from the fact once you loose bone, you cannot grow it back. Only surgical intervention can help regain what is lost.
Broken miscolored teeth
Broken discolored teeth present after an accident or when an individual has a bite problem. Fixing or replacing the teeth must be done in a precise manner. The plan has to be established before the dentist goes to your mouth with a drill. Otherwise the problem can be made worse than before the dental work.
There are many oral diseases that go unnoticed if a patient does not have regular dental cleanings and exams. This can lead to loss of teeth and general health issues. Sometimes health issues present in a patients mouth before any other parts of the body.
Oral facial trauma is a fancy word for trouble! A car accident, bike accident, fainting and falling can all destroy a patient’s mouth. Once the patient is medically stabilized, pain and anxiety is treated, a goal oriented plan must be put into place to get back what the patient lost. When the dental treatment is well planned, the patient may return to normal form and function.
Bone loss is usually the result of gum disease or infection, which may lead to the loss of teeth. Fortunately, implants may be used in place of the lost teeth. However, this must be a well-planned event to make sure the patient has enough bone in the correct spot to receive an implant. If there is not enough bone grafting of additional bone may be considered.
Soft tissue loss
Soft tissue loss and gum recession will effect how a natural tooth appears. It also will effect how a single tooth implant looks. The optimum situation for a single tooth implant is for it to look like it has grown right out of the gum. To achieve this look the patient must have ample soft tissue in the right location.