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Learn About Dr. Segal
Learn About Dr. Rosenstein
Learn About Dr. Gartner

About The Aventura Dentists

In addition to state-of-the-art dental equipment, The Aventura dental office stresses safety and cleanliness – for you!

Do you ever worry about cleanliness in dental offices? We understand your concern. That’s why we go above and beyond for you, exceeding the American Dental Association (ADA) and OSHA recommended standards for a clean and safe practice. We have a dedicated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology, where every instrument is wrapped and disinfected before your visit. We also sanitize each room between patients and perform weekly spore testing with a third party infection control center. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you’ll never have to!

Barry S. Segal, DDS

Barry S. Segal, DDS

Barry S. Segal has been providing dentistry in South Flordia since 1973, customized to the discriminating needs of his patients. His wife since 1972, Alyn, has been his hygienist for most of that time. He has served as president of the North Dade Dental Society and North Dade Rotary Club International as well as Vice President of the local chamber of commerce. He is on the board of numerous dental organizations and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry, Life Member of The International College of Dentistry, The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Life Member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

After earning his BS at Old Dominion University 1969 In Norfolk, Virginia (where he was recently awarded the status of distinguished alumnus) he attained his DDS degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia.

He has lectured nationally to dentist on implants and comprehensive restorative dentistry and authored articles in dental journals on various topics.

A relaxed personal approach to what you as a patient want and need is discussed. He will offer options for your path to optimal dental health for a lifetime. Each patient is served on an individual basis with plenty of time for treatment and discussion at each visit to insure a comfortable, professional and personal relationship.

Alyn and Barry have raised four children in their current home where they have resided since 1977. Matthew, Adrienne, Jaclyn and Hayley are all out on their own. Barry enjoys golf in his free time. Alyn is committed to optimal fitness and health through exercise that includes walking, running, biking and yoga with an emphasis on proper diet and nutrition. They have three grand daughters.

EDUCATION:

Old Dominion University – 1969 B.S.
Distinguished Alumnus Award – 2004

Medical College of Virginia
School of Dentistry – D.D.S. – 1973
Outstanding Radiology Student Award – 1973

Elected To Fellowship In The Following:

American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
American College of Dentists
International College of Dentists
Academy of Dentistry International

MEMBER OF:

American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
South Florida Dental Association
Triple Win Dental Study Club
L.D. Pankey Institute:
Associate Faculty (1989-Present), President Alumni Association (1987-1989), Board of Directors (1982-1999), Class One Triple Plus Club, Speaker’s Bureau, Board of Trustees of the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation (1991-1999), Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the L.D. Pankey Dental Education Foundation (1995-1999), Advisor to the Board of Trustees (2000-2007) Chair, Board of Directors The L.D. Pankey Foundation (2007-2010).

PUBLICATIONS:

Segal, Barry S., Retrospective assessment of 546 all-ceramic anterior and posterior crowns in a general practice, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, June 2001, Vol. 85 #6, pp544-550.

Segal, Barry S., A pragmatic perspective on reconstructive dentistry and the utilization of posterior all ceramic crowns, Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, 2000 Winter; vol. 80 #1 pp 10-14.

Segal, Barry S., How to Benefit From Dental Implants – The Behavioral Challenge, Dental Economics, May 2004.

Steven J. Rosenstein, DMD

Steven J. Rosenstein, DMD

I was born in Albany, NY, in 1950. I was blessed with a warm and loving family life in my youth and it certainly impacted on my adult years. I attended Colgate University before moving on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After completing a General Practice Residency in the United States Public Health Service, I returned to Philadelphia to begin my private practice career. After 21 years I decided to move to Florida and have been practicing here since 1998.

My accomplishments in Dentistry are a source of pride and fulfillment for me but my greatest joys come from my wife of 40 years and my wonderful children. Both our children developed our love of learning and have achieved at a very high level academically.

I am committed to helping my patients achieved the maximum level of oral health through carefully listening to their desires, concerns and any fears that may be present. Together we devote significant time to understanding the current status of your dental health and planning for a more comfortable and predictable future. I believe it is best to always make quality the constant and time the variable in achieving your goals.

Outside of dentistry and time with my family I love to play golf, read and enjoy music of all kinds. My wife and I enjoy art festivals, movies, live plays and the ballet. We are also very committed to our three dogs, Sasha and Emma are Soft Coated Wheaton Terriers and Hugse is an Italian Greyhound.

EDUCATION

Colgate University 1972, BA
University of Pennsylvania 1975, Doctor of Dental Medicine
USPHS Hospital General Practice Residency Program, San Francisco 1975-1976
Pankey Institute:
6 Continuum Programs
Perio-Restorative Ortho Program Dawson Masters Week
Pascal and Michel Magne Week
Team Approach to TMJ and Occlusal Treatments

LICENSES

Florida

WORK HISTORY

Dentist/Owner-Neighborhood Dental Center in Aventura, FL 1998 –
Clinical Instructor half a day per week at the UF Hialeah clinic
Clinical Instructor half a day per week at Mount Sinai Hospital GPR
program (for 3 years until program closed)
Private practice Philadelphia, PA 1976 to 1999

MEMBERSHIPS

ADA
Rotary International, Board member of the Fort Lauderdale South club since 2015
Fellow Academy of General Dentistry 1985
Academy of Osseointegration 1989-present
Member Research Submission Committee (RSC) for 7 years
Chair of the RSC from 2006-2008
Appointed to The Board of Directors in 2010
Pankey Institute Advisors Board, current
Triple Win Study Club (a South Florida Chapter of the Seattle Study
Club network) for 13 years

CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate for Human Participants Protection Education for Research
Teams, National Cancer Institute, June 2009
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act & Privacy General
Awareness for Researchers, University of Florida, June 2009

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2009 Practitioner- Investigator, Dental Practice-Based Research
Network* Study 6,
Questionable Occlusal Carious Lesions. University of Florida, Florida/
Georgia Region.
The Dental PBRN is a non-profit research network. Its major source
offrnding is from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial
Research (NIDCR), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
(NIH).

Judith Gartner, DMD

Judith Gartner, DMD

Dr. Judith Gartner received her dental degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas in 1993. After moving to the U.S. she completed an advanced graduate program in Prosthodontics and earned a Master of Medical Sciences degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1997. In addition, she completed the advanced standing program and obtained her DMD degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 2001.

She has been in private practice and teaching in the Department of Prosthodontics at NSU since then. Dr. Gartner has lectured nationally and internationally and has published numerous professional articles. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontics, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is an evaluator for the esteemed Clinicians Report, an non-profit testing center for new products and techniques. Dr. Gartner is fluent in Spanish, Hebrew and English. She is married to David and has two beautiful daughters, Rachel and Adina, and two handsome stepsons, Joseph and Daniel.