About Maria Sokolina, DDS

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Maria Sokolina, DDS

Dr. Sokolina graduated from NYU Dental School in 1998, graduating with honors and recieveing the Periodontics Honor Award. She did her postgraduate training in one of the best general practice residency programs in the country at Newark's Beth Israel Medical Center.

She published an article in the World Journal of Orthodontics in 2002 and presented a lecture on "Treatment Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry" at the Dental Convention in Atlantic City in 2001.

Dr. Sokolina completed a mini-residency implant program in 2003 and has successfully placed and restored hundreds of implants.

Dr. Sokolina strives to increase the level of her knowledge in the ever-expanding field of dentistry. She completed hundreds of hours of continuing education including Dawson Academy, USDI Institute for Orthodontic Training and TUFTs University for Sleep Apnea courses. It is the goal of Dr. Sokolina and everyone in her office to continue to be on the cutting edge of every new development in dentistry that could make procedures more comfortable and further improve quality of life of her patients.

Dr. Sokolina was chosen as a New Jersey Top Dentist of 2013, 2014,2015 by New Jersey Topdocs and Healthy Living Magazine.

Dr. Sokolina was selected as Best Dentist of 2015, 2017 by New Jersey Monthly Magazine by her peers.

In addition to being an outstanding dentist, Dr. Sokolina has been active in promoting oral health care in the community by giving lectures in schools and day care facilities about the importance of oral disease prevention, hygiene and nutrition.

Every year Dr. Sokolina and our office participate in various local events that are aimed at giving back to the community a such as the annual Halloween candy buy-back program, Operation Gratitude and various health and sporting events that raise money for local causes.

Dr. Sokolina holds a teaching position at the Mountside Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Sokolina is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association and a Bear Brook Study club.

Dr. Sokolina is passionate in her treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with oral appliance therapy, and is committed to increasing her skill level and knowledge base in the constantly expanding field of sleep medicine dentistry. At the present time Dr. Sokolina is preparing her office to get accredited by Academy of Dental Sleep Apnea. It is the goal of Dr. Sokolina and everyone in her office to remain on the cutting edge of new development in sleep medicine dentistry that could make procedures more effective and further improve the quality of life of her patients.

Dr. Sokolina recently became Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). Earning Diplomat status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine. With only 15 Dentist in New Jersey, 20 In New York and 289 in the USA and Canada.

Dr. Sokolina is devoted to the well-being of her patients and communication with her referring members of the medical and dental fields

Continuing Education Courses

  • 2016

    American Academy of Dental Sleep medicine Annual Meeting

  • 2016

    Treating Periodontal Disease Using the Perio protect Method.

  • 2015

    American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting.

  • 2014

    American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting.

  • 2014

    Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep apnea.

  • 2013

    American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting.

  • 2013

    Picasso 810 Diode Laser certification program.

  • 2013

    NJ Sleep Society Annual Education Symposium.

  • 2013

    Current Controversies in Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Practice Management,American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    The Cumulative Consequences of Inadequate Sleep, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Tooth Contact, TMD and Breathing Associations Revisited, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Types of PAP Treatment, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Out of Center Diagnostic Testing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Individualized Approaches to Pediatric OSA Consequences and Treatment, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Insomnia, Sleep Loss and Orofacial Pain, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Beyond OAT: What to Do When the Results are Suboptimal, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Framework of a Multicenter Database on Oral Appliance Effectiveness: the ORANGE Registry, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Dentists and Medical Insurance: Solving the Medical Insurance Mystery,American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Positional Therapy and MAS, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Restless Legs Syndrome and Associate Periodic Leg Movements, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Bixamillary Expansion for Pediatric OSA, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Oral Appliances on Implants for the Edentulous Patient, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Oral Appliance Therapy with Positive Airway Pressure: Managing the Previously Unmanageable Patient, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Oral Presentations, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Beyond CPAP and and Mandibular Advancement Appliances: Exploring the Future of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Effects of Sleep Apnea and Sleep Loss on Driving Performance, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Promoting Your Practice, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Sleep Prosthodontics: Understanding the "why" Rather than Treating the "How",American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Adolescents and Sleep Health,American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Sleep Disorders and Parkinson's Disease, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Cardiovascular Consequences of OSA, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Pulling the Mandible or Pushing the Air: Selection of Patients for Oral Appliance Therapy, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Drug-induced Sedation Endoscopy, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Managing the Consequences of OAT and TMJ/TMD Pain, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Dangers Of Hypnotics for Apnea Patients,American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2013

    Medical and Surgical Treatment of Pediatric OSA, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Comprehensive Review of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Practice Building and Practice Management, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Preparing for the ABDSM Diplomate Exam, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    From CPAP to Oral Appliances Therapy: Lessons of the Past and Perspectives for the Future, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    PSG and Portable Monitors, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    OSA: Hypoxia Effects on the Brain, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Bite Registration, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Dental and TMJ Side. Effects of Oral Appliances, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Emerging Treatment for OSA, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    DSM Facility Accreditation, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Adolescent Sleep- What is Normal/ What is not, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Pediatric Sleep, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Oral Abstract Presentations, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Compliance Monitoring in Oral Appliance Therapy, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Practice Building: Communication with the Sleep Physicians, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Confounding Conditions "Ambulatory Testing and PSG," American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    The Human Circadian Timing System, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Appliance Selection- What Do We Know Today, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Stroke and Cardiovascular Consequences of OSA, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Geriatric Sleep, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Hypoglossal Never Stimulation for OSA- The State of the Art, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Complicating Conditions and OSA, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    Medicare Issues for Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine.

  • 2012

    New Jersey Sleep Society Annual Education Symposium, Meridian Health

  • 2010

    Annual Dental Sleep Medicine Symposium, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

  • 2011

    Orthodontic Analysis (Sassouni plus), US Dental Institute

  • 2011

    NJ Sleep Symposium Seminar, Plainsboro, NJ

  • 2011

    The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine 20th Anniversary Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota 6/10/2011- 6/12/2011

  • 2011

    AC102: Straight Wire Technique II. US Dental Institute

  • 2011

    F501: Interceptive Orthodontics with Appliance Therapy. US Dental Institute

  • 2010

    D404: Contemporary Orthodontics vs. Traditional orthodontics (L-4).US Dental Institute

  • 2010

    Ceramic Update In Esthetic Dentistry. Bear brook Study Club

  • 2010

    D650: Interrelationship Between Facial Appearance, Vertical Dimension Arch Width & Health of TMS (L-4) US Dental Institute

  • 2009

    Advances in Minimally Invasive & Digital Dentistry. Study club

  • 2009

    Treatment Monitoring: Top Ten Things That Can Go Wrong. Bear Brook study club

  • 2009

    Combined use of BTX-A & Dermal Fillers for Facial Enhancement: Fundamental Techniques

  • 2009

    Ac102: Straight wire Technique II (L-8; P-6). US Dental Institute

  • 2009

    C301/2: Comprehensive Cephalometrics (L-8; P-6). US Dental Institute

  • 2009

    Advanced Problem Solving. Dawson Center for Advanced Studies

  • 2009

    Team Work and Communication in the Dental Office. Bear Brook Study Club

  • 2009

    Case Study Open Bite. Align Dental Institute.

  • 2009

    Advances in Minimally Invasive & Digital Dentistry

  • 2008

    Restoring Function & Esthetics to the Atrophied Maxilla and Mandible. Study club

  • 2008

    Occlusion One - Examination, Analysis & Diagnosis .Hands on course. Dawson center for Advanced Studies

  • 2008

    The Ceramic Update in Esthetic & Implant Dentistry. Bear Brook Study club

  • 2008

    Occlusion Two - Treatment Planning & Equilibration. Hands on course. Dawson Center for Advanced Studies

  • 2008

    Refocus on Perio - Keystone Success. Bear Brook Study club.

  • 2007

    Treatment Planning Periodontics For Success. Bear Brook Study club.

  • 2007

    An Interdisciplinary Approach To Clinical Procedures And Esthetic Dentistry.Study club

  • 2007

    Treatment Planning Periodontics And Restorative Dentistry. Bear Brook study club

  • 2007

    Classic Occlusion (Seminar One). Dawson Center for Advanced Studies

  • 2007

    Creation of Functional And Esthetic Outcomes Through Interdisciplinary Dentistry. Hands on course. Dawson Center for Advanced Studies

  • 2007

    Functional Esthetics (Seminar Two). Dawson Center for Advanced Studies

  • 2006

    Esthetic Illusions For Implant Dentistry.Study club

  • 2006

    Recipes For Successful Anterior Esthetics .Bear Brook study club

  • 2006

    Four Secrets of Practice Success.Study club

  • 2006

    Immediate Loading of Implants - Teeth In An Hour . Study club

  • 2006

    The Challenge of Full Mouth Rehabilitation. Study club

  • 2005

    Biology of Austhetic Implant Dentistry.Study club

  • 2005

    Digital Photography For The Rest of Us. New Jersey ADA study club

  • 2005

    Cosmetic - Occlusal Connection.Study club

  • 2005

    Esthetic Options For The Restoration Of Natural Teeth and Implants With Procera.Study club

  • 2005

    Sealing The Canal System - The Crescendo of The Endodontic Symphony . Dr.Chivian. Hudson County Dental Society

  • 2005

    Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning: Diagnostically Driven.Study club

  • 2005

    Educational Program Portion. General Membership Meeting

  • 2005

    Advances In Early Cancer Detection

  • 2005

    Dental Implants In The Contemporary Practice . Hudson county Dental society

  • 2005

    Trouble Shooting Implant Supported Restorative Dentistry. Study club

  • 2005

    Infection Control: In the Dental Office. Big Apple dental meeting

  • 2005

    Oral Health Effects of Tobacco

  • 2004

    A Protocol For Successful Restorations. Kuwata Pan Study club

  • 2004

    Power Toothbrushes. Oral B.

  • 2004

    Teeth In a Day. Bear Brook Study club.

  • 2004

    Endodontics. Hudson county dental society Study club.

  • 2004

    Crown Lengthening. Study club.

  • 2003

    Management of Interdental papilla. Study club

  • 2003

    Building And Maintaining A Winning Dental Team. Study club.

  • 2003

    Frailit Implants.Comprehensive 2-day Mini-Residency. Montefiore Medical center.

  • 2002

    Management Keys You Can And Will Implement. Study club.

  • 2002

    Esthetic Dentistry With Occlusal Perspectives. Study club.

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