• Periodontal Treatment

    Periodontal Disease can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Dr. Nkem can help treat your periodontal disease to get your gums healthy and feeling great again.

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  • Extraction & Surgery

    A diseased tooth may need to be removed to restore your oral health. Dr. Nkem perform extractions as part of the process of restoring your dental health when necessary.

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  • Crown Lengthening

    Crown lengthening effectively lengthens the broken or cracked tooth to allow a crown to be applied. This saves the tooth from having to be removed.

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  • Dental Implants

    Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have the advantage of looking and feeling like your natural teeth. Get your smile back!

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Dr Nkem Obiechina:
Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Nkem is a recognized expert in periodontics and has authored two books about periodontics that can be seen at amazon.com: Understanding Periodontitis and Essential Implant Therapy. Dr. Nkem uses her skills in periodontics to restore your oral health.

Periodontal Services Offered by Dr. Nkem:

Keeping You Comfortable in our State of the Art Dental Office

We use new technology, and ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedures:

  • Digital X-Rays - Digital X-Rays use less radiation, take less time, and produce a clearer image of your teeth. They are also environmentally friendly because no chemical substances are required for processing.
  • Oral Sedation - We offer oral sedation to keep you comfortable during your dental procedures.
  • Headsets - In addition to sedation options, we also offer headsets with soothing music to keep you at ease.

Meet Dr. Obiechina

Dr. Nkem Obiechina's goal is to provide all her patients with beautiful smiles - and those smiles start with having healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Nkem has extensive training in periodontal regeneration procedures, soft tissue grafting as well as partial and full mouth reconstruction utilizing dental implants, and all phases of periodontics.

Dr. Nkem educates her patients about periodontal disease and its treatment so as to avoid the potentially detrimental effect of tooth loss that can occur when this disease is left untreated. Teeth do not occur in isolation, therefore to maintain healthy teeth, all supporting components including the bone and gum tissue have to be periodontally sound. Through proper periodontal treatment and consistent home care, we hope to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.


  • University of Pittsburgh Dental School
  • Columbia University Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

Books by Dr. Nkem


  • Melvin Morris Award for Clinical Excellence from Columbia University
  • Northeast Regional Board Student Award for Excellence in Periodontics

Published Articles

  • "Drug-Induced Gingival Overgrowth" (Dentistry Today 9/2000)
  • "Periodontal Microbiota & Clinical Periodontal Status in a Rural Sample in Southern Thailand" (European Journal of Oral Sciences 10/2002)


  • American Dental Association, Washington D.C. (4/2001) - "Periodontal and Prosthetic Approach to Dental Implants"

Convenient Upper West Side Location

Our office is conveniently located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Our Address
40 West 72nd St.
Manhattan, NY 10023
Phone: 212-620-0018

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Payment and Insurance Information

We Offer Extremely Flexible Payment Options:

  • Care Credit - 0% Interest Free
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Non Insurance Discount

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