Q & A with Dr. Gary Kodish
Q: What got you into this specific medical field?
A: I liked the combination of the science and the art of dentistry. I like the ability to affect people's lives by improving their health and self esteem.
Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?
A: I was born in South Florida and grew up in Ft. Lauderdale. My office is in downtown Ft. Lauderdale and I enjoy the mix of family and business clients.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate and professional degrees, and did you participate in any residencies?
A: Emory University in Atlanta, GA for both degrees.
Q: Do you belong to any professional associations?
A: AACD, AGD, ACE, AASD
Q: What year did you begin practicing?
A: 1980. I bought an existing practice.
Q: What investments in your practice equipment and facilities have you made?
A: Remodeled whole office 3 years ago. Lasers, CEREC, completely digital x-rays, Tek scan, JVA.
Q: What procedures do you feel your practice excels in above others?
A: Facelift Dentures, Treatment of TMJ, Cosmetic Reconstruction, Sleep apnea, Nonsurgical periodontal treatment
Q: What are your office hours?
A: Monday 7 to 2
Tuesday 9 to 6, lunch at 1
Wednesday 7 to 2
Thursday 9 to 5, lunch at 12
Q: What HMO or PPO providers are you in network with? Do you offer financing?
A: Yes, we offer financing. CIGNA and UnitedHealthcare PPO.
Q: Do you accept any government programs or discount cards?
A: It depends. We are not affiliated with any, but we do give a discount if we decided to accept you as a patient.
Q: What are the most challenging parts of your everyday practice?
A: Making sure every patient is treated like I would like to be treated.
Q: What are the best moments that make it worthwhile?
A: Having a patient who has been afraid of going to the dentist become a dental advocate. Changing a person's life by improving their self esteem by changing their smile.