Visit our website www.grecoortho.com Welcome to the orthodontic practice of Mark R. Greco DMD, a second generation staple in your orthodontic care community.
Our office is a private, quality-oriented practice with a controlled volume of patients. This allows us to run efficiently and on time and enables us to give you the personal care and attention we feel you deserve. Dr. Greco and the staff will know your name, and you will be treated as a welcomed guest in our practice. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as Inovation invisible ceramic braces, Invisalign® and self-ligating brackets, along with the latest in computer diagnostics and management to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible. It is a privilege to have you as a patient. Our highest priority is to make a difference in your life. We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, know that we are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve – a healthy, beautiful one! Greco Orthodontics
We are also located at :
Princeton Meadows Office Center
Suite Number One-i
666 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536-3003
Operating as usual
[02/02/21] Finding no end to the snow in sight we will be closed again on Tuesday Feb 2. Enjoy another snow day!
[02/01/21] It appears that we will be having a pretty good snow storm tomorrow. Out of concern for both staff and patients we will be closed on Monday Feb 1. We have already called scheduled patients and will reschedule you once we are back in the office. Stay safe!
Great job Bobby!
Great job Bobby!
Here at Greco Orthodontics we once again like to thank our great family of patients for voting us #1 orthodontic office in the Trentonian Readers Choice Award. Seven years in a row is a testament to how we strive to know each of you on a personal as well as professional level. Thank you again!
FIVE DAYS LEFT TO VOTE! The Trentonian is again hosting its "Readers Choice Award". We have held this award for 6 years in a row but last year was evidently a close race. We are hoping for 7 years in a row! They ask you for an e-mail but no worries..they don't bug you with spam. Use the link below to find the ballot and page down to Orthodontist...write in Dr Mark Greco. Thank you!
I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today...asking you for a favor. The Trentonian is again hosting its "Readers Choice Award". We have held this award for 6 years in a row but last year was evidently a close race. We are hoping for 7 years in a row! Voting is now open and runs for the next 2 weeks.They ask you for an e-mail but no worries..they don't bug you with spam. Use the link below to find the ballot and page down to Orthodontist...write in Dr Mark Greco. Thank you!
I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today? The colors of being back in the office! As we near the end of our 3rd week back I am happy to find that our reboot plan has worked so well. With everyone having a long appointment we get totally caught up with treatment/repairs and have plenty of time to follow Covid safety guidelines. We started seeing NEW patients this week for private consults...only patient and their family. Works great...Welcome back!
Corona Day 76 : I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today? Sporting the new look and back in the office! We had a super productive day and I'm happy to say our rebooting came off as planned. Let me comment that this was in large part because of all your help. First there were no major issues on anybody's braces - yes multiple broken brackets and distorted wires but those are easy for me to fix so don't panic. Nobody was terribly off course - this is in large part because I don't use "active" appliances (those that keep working indefinately and require monthly monitoring). Secondly, and I realize this is inconvienent but necessary right now, everybody was on time, 95% of you had your Covid form completed, and 100% of you did the social distancing drill, masks,etc. This gave us plently of time to check you in, complete all treatment/repairs, deal with our new PPE gear, and disinfect chairs and touch surfaces. I hope our new "progress card" updating you parents in the car was helpfull and know if you have any questions to just call up.
You will remember that I said I could get you back on track in one visit if we did it this way and with one day behind us - it works! I'm very glad to be back. I thank you for your patience with the staff and myself. I thank you for helping us to make this unprecidented challenge into something we can manage. Note that all staff members put countless hours into the scheduling challenges, office revamp, and now the actual process of getting you all back on track. They are super experienced and organized and deserve all of our thanks as well.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Be Well!
We have begun the process of rebooting with restrictions. As per NJDA guidelines we are beginning to see patients whom we deem an "adverse outcome" can result from lack of monitoring. This does not include routine retainer checks so you all are still not being appointed unless there is a specific problem. Further guidelines have been issued to prioritize those where adverse outcomes are most likely - for us that is those of you in active appliances who have not been seen in the longest period of time. Have patience - given our new social distancing, disinfecting procedures, and PPE safeguards it will take me time to work through everyone. Your safety as well as our own is the priority at this time.
We have begun mailing out appointments beginning June 1 - included are instructions on new office protocols designed to keep us all as safe as possible.
I realize this is a big change as most of you know that I will usually just "fit things in" and do minor repairs as they occur. The screening checks and social distancing are going to limit my ability to operate in this fashion for the time being. For your protection, the health of fellow patients, and our personal health we are taking these guidelines seriously and without exception. I am confident that this approach will get us all back on track with minimal treatment time delay.
-Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
[05/12/20] Corona day 57: I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today? One of the advantages of keeping the staff working is we get stuff done! No we are not open yet but I believe getting closer. Following OSHA and CDC guidelines we have procured the necessary gear. Depending upon the proceedure you will see us sporting different type masks, face shields, and gowns, as well as taking temperatures on both ourselves and you. Social distancing will limit even our oversized office to only have two scheduled patients at the same time. I take this all seriously and hope that you do as well. Once I know our opening date I will update you all on office proceedures and safety protocols. Hoping everyone is fine...Be well!
Corona day 52 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today? Rigging my yacht...pumped as my new Sunfish sail has arrived. All “coursed” out after two full days last weekend. I sympathize with all you parents and kids trying to do this virtual classroom on a daily basis. Best luck and be well!
Corona day 48 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today? Orthodontics is an amazing and humbling profession. Enjoyed listening to another dedicated and seasoned orthodontist today. Two quotes from Dr. Neal Kravitz - "I don't have all the answers" and "commit to improve each day". Many of you have heard me say that the only difference between the black haired orthodontist and the grey-haired orthodontist is that the grey-haired knows when the ship is off course earlier. THINK about every case at every visit. And this is why I find painting the deck relaxing. Be well!
Corona day 47 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today?
FIRST - a big shout out to the American Association of Orthodontists for making our annual session virtual and free! Lots of great courses I'm enjoying.
SECOND - I want to remind you all that although we cant see you personally I can offer advice based upon photos you send me. I'm here to virtually consult. 1) put your elastics in if you are wearing them 2) close on back teeth 3) email me 3 close up photos of the front and two sides of your bite to [email protected] including your name. Although your smiling faces are great to see, I only want teeth in the photos. I can offer specific advice based upon these. Be Well!
Corona Day 44 - What are you doing today?
Corona day 43 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today? Sincerely hoping this will not be necessary to clean your teeth upon return. Be well!
Corona day 40 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today....thanking all the healthcare workers for their dedicated service! Be well!
Eventually we will get the State OK to resume treatment of you all and get me out of the house. Just wanted to give you a heads up on how we are organizing this restart. Due to social distancing and minimal group size, things will be different for awhile. For all patients in active treatment we will send you an appointment and include directions on advised office protocols. For all retention patients I see no need to rush back in unless you are having a retainer problem, so you all will be best off waiting until mid-summer. We plan on allocating enough time to get you rebuilt (repaired) and back progressing during that first visit rather than evaluating and rescheduling. The advantage we have is that we are a smaller/boutique type practice and I believe this will permit us to reboot faster than high volume operations. Rest assured there have been numerous instances when an individual has missed 2 or 3 visits (or more) and we efficiently get them back on track! That’s really all that has happened here - only on a larger scale. We are up for the challenge!
As far as what you can do now...keep teeth clean...brush well and that will make our job much easier. Puffy gums and accumulated plaque significantly hinder my ability to keep you moving forward really much more than a broken brace. This is an everyday job for you.
We are all fine and hope the same for you!
Corona Day 38 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today? Still in work clothes. Forty years of pachysandra growth has consumed my mother’s yard. Time for a little trim back. I really don’t want someone to tell me that stuff is poison ivy. We are getting closer to seeing you all soon! Be well!
Corona day 34 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today. Keeping the hands sharp with clock repair. Started with nothing working and have succeeded in getting it ticking but... the chimes still have me stumped. Time for more YouTube consultation. Looking forward to getting back to something I actually know how to do! Be Well!
Corona day 32 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today?
As you all know by now I’ve been clocking many courses the past few weeks...general dentistry and orthodontics. I have seen some spectacular results in these cases. The remarkable thing is that none of them were the result of glitzy computer simulations but rather just dedicated attention to traditional details and techniques by hands on doing.
Technology shows us what a result might look like; it’s a computer simulation similar to a flight simulator. Technique and experience actually deliver the results, land the plane, or teach your children. Throughout this Corona experience i have sadly been bombarded by companies promoting “tele” everything.
Technology is not a worthy substitute for a live teacher, pilot, or even an orthodontist. My take on this is that we all have gained a new respect for “being there”.
Corona Day 29 - what’s my orthodontist doing today? Another stellar day. For any of you kids looking for ideas, today I powerwashed my mother’s deck. Rewarding! Followed it up with another great course generously sponsored by U Penn and the great faculty who are streaming from their kitchens. Doing School! Be Well...
Corona Day 24 - Whats my orthodontist doing today series? More school? Well, I want to offer a big shout out to U Penn for offering some great virtual lectures like the one tonight on occlusion. The time that the presenters put into this and the exceptional attendance exemplifies how much we all enjoy the sport of dentistry. I have never been bored by my "job" and there is always at least one new idea to take home from any lecture. Looking forward to getting back to the doing rather than the watching! Be Well!
[04/07/20] Elastic Wear: I just want to remind you that if you have any doubts or concerns about elastic wear that I'm here to virtually consult. 1) put your elastics in 2) close on back teeth 3) email me 3 close up photos of the front and two sides of your bite to [email protected] including your name. Although your smiling faces are great to see, I only want teeth in the photos. I can offer specific advice based upon these. Be Well!
Corona Day 20 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today?Always a project. New respect to all you parents and patients who do this stuff daily. Can't wait to get back to teeth! Be Well!
Hi All...a couple of treatment suggestions as we continue through our time out. First, for those wearing retainers - continue as we discussed at our last visit. Second, for those on elastics - lets go to night time wear only because it will be easier for me if you are a little "undercooked" rather than "overcooked". If in doubt: 1) put your elastics in 2) close on back teeth 3) email me 3 close up photos of the front and two sides of your bite to [email protected] including your name. I can offer specific advice based upon these.
We are all fine and hope the same for you! Be Well.
Corona Day 11 : I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today? Early morning homeschool just like you guys. Be Well!
Corona Day 10 : It certainly feels longer than 10 days since we postponed seeing you all. We are all well and continue to search for information that can be of use. I again emphasize and put in perspective that a loose bracket will not sink the ship so no worries. Be Well!
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Corona Day 9 - I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today?
Corona Day 6 : I wonder what my orthodontist is doing today?
Keeping you in the loop... Wanted to share this email I just got from the American Association of Orthodontists. Be Well!
After watching the weekend unfold with COVID-19 updates and the subsequent changes it has introduced in our day to day routines I concluded that my responsibility to all of you as well as our community is to close my office for two weeks beginning Monday March 16th. This is our phase I plan of changes and may very well need to be modified as state and national organizations advise. I have been at this for quite some time and can say this situation is truly unique and new ground for all of us so be patient as we adapt!
While risks posed to the average person are minimal, we feel the great responsibility to ensure we protect the elderly and immunocompromised through social distancing and keeping the transmission rates as low as possible. In the following days we will continue to monitor all guidelines put forth by Public Health at both national and local levels as we prepare to once again serve your orthodontic needs.
Today Debby, Tori, and Susan did a great job rescheduling regular visits and getting in those of you we had to see because of spacers being in place. We had already postponed those of you who had routine retention checks. Some things are beyond our control…a number of labs we utilize have advised us that delays are highly likely. I plan on keeping a staff member or myself in the office to answer any questions you may have and figure the best way to deal with emergencies. Let me assure you that a missed visit or a broken bracket will not sink the ship. Virtually everyone has this occur during their course of their treatment. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] Verizon.net for routine concerns.
I apologize for the late notice regarding these changes, but we care about each and every one of you and your families too much to not be proactive. I do feel we are a little ahead of the curve on this but suspect this is going to be the way dental health care will evolve over the next few weeks for non emergency services. As always, I thank you for trusting me all these years and again ask you to trust me in this inconvenient decision I am now making. We all can’t wait to see you soon. Be Well! Dr. Greco
In light of our worldwide virus situation we have considered ways to help you minimize possible exposure to germs. Frequent hand washing and minimizing touching of face and mouth are a great way to start. In examining our specific situation, it seems prudent to consider our two most common hand/mouth contact occurrences – elastic and retainer wear. The overall message is to wash your hands a lot and minimize cross contamination.
ELASTIC WEAR INSTRUCTIONS
1) Initially, we will place elastics for you at the chair.
2) You should take a picture on your phone of how they run.
3) Minimize changing – morning and evening is fine – replace, if broken, when you can wash hands.
4) Yes you can eat with them in!
5) Wash hands before and after placing elastics.
RETAINER/INVISALIGN WEAR INSTRUCTIONS
1) Initially, we will place retainers for you at the chair.
2) Retainers only fit one way so picture probably not necessary
3) Minimize taking in and out.
4) Yes you can eat with them in!
5) Wash hands before and after placing retainers.
6) Follow your specific wearing instructions as these can vary between the various types of retainers and aligners we utilize.
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