Born and educated, Baldwin, NY
Undergraduate studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dental Degree, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT (1980)
Master of Science in Periodontics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1982)
A continuing education devotee, Dr. Abelman has pursued advanced training in implantology, including a 300 hour Implant Maxi-Course at New York University/Brookdale hospital. Most recently, she completed advanced education in the revolutionary new laser periodontal (gum) treatment at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry in Denver, CO.
Private Practice in Periodontics, New York, NY
Private Practice in Periodontics, Cornelius, NC
Private Practice in Periodontics, Atlanta, GA
Currently, Private Practice in Periodontics with Dr. Colin Richman, Roswell, GA
Dr. Abelman is the Director of the Dental Hygienist Division of the Seattle Study Club of Atlanta. The Mission of the study club is to bring quality continuing education to dental hygienists in our growing North Fulton community, to provide an opportunity for networking, and to spark discussion and the exchange of ideas.
“Gentle” has always been the cornerstone of Dr. Abelman’s technique, and she believes that each individual’s concerns and needs must be important elements of their treatment plans. Dr. Abelman has donated her services for several years to those in need at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in Atlanta.
Signs and Symptoms of Advanced Dental Disease Including Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Chronic disease anywhere in the body is insidious, thus advanced symptoms may only appear late after significant damage has occurred. Warning signs of advanced dental disease include:
- Redness, tenderness, pain, swollen gums
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing or biting into an apple
- Insufficient long term flossing over a lifetime
- Receding gums, frequently described ‘getting long in the tooth’
- Teeth moving or shifting
- Loose teeth
- Appliances no longer fit comfortably
- Previous history of tooth loss including parents
- History of smoking, diabetes or other metabolic diseases