MARIA SOKOLINA, DDS

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Dr. Sokolina graduated from NYU Dental School in 1998, graduating with honors and receiving 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 Isreal 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 the 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 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 Mountainside 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.Dr.Sokolina affiliates with Hudson regional hospital and Mountainside Hospital where she trained Sleep technicians to perform custom titration of Oral Appliances to reach maximum improvement for the patients.

Dr. Sokolina is a 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 Director of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Accredited Facility. She is also accepted a position as a Member of Accreditation Committee for AADSM.

Dr.Sokolina is a provider for SleepArchitx – unique system, combining treatment for Sleep Apnea and Clear Aligners orthodontic treatment.

Dr.Sokolina aspiration is to find cures for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, combining Restorative, Orthodontic and Sleep Apnea treatment to insure beautiful and long lasting results for her patients.

  • 2019 American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • 2018 American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • 2017 American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
  • 2016 Treating Periodontal Disease Using the Perio protect Method.
  • 2015 American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Annual Meeting., Seattle, WA
  • 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 Bimaxillary 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 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 Nerve 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 Teamwork 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 Aesthetic 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 Troubleshooting 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 Frialit 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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