Edwin C. Delz DDS, PA
Meet Dr, Delz in his Own Words!
Dr. Delz was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y. and his family moved to Fort Lauderdale when he was in the ninth grade. He attended Naval Air Junior High and then Fort Lauderdale High. At the University of Florida, he majored in Chemistry and Biology and minored in English Literature. He spent two years in Newburgh, N.Y. where he taught junior high general science.
Dr. Delz graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental School in Teaneck, N.J. He then completed a hospital based dental residency at Hackensack Hospital in Hackensack N.J. with rotations through general and restorative dentistry, oral surgery, general surgery, anesthesia, and Medicine. He was then accepted at Long Island Jewish Hospital for a one year dental anesthesia residency. During that year, along with the other medical residents, he provided anesthesia services for every kind of surgical procedure performed in the operating rooms from teeth to open hearts. His performance was such that Dr. Sylvan Surks, the anesthesia department head offered him an opportunity to attend Stoney Brook Medical School, return to LIJ for a second year of residency, and then join the anesthesia staff. His dental staff department head, Dr. Leon Isenbud wanted him to assume a leadership role in the department of dentistry.
Dr. Delz choose to return to Florida and started his dental practice in the Pompano Beach and Lighthouse Point area twhere he continues to provided quality dental services to the local communities and many patients from outside Florida. For twenty years he taught at the North Broward Diabetes Counseling Service until the program was abolished.
Dr. Delz was an early advocate of the use of computer technology in the dental office. He started in the 1980's with a computer system that managed patient treatment information. The software program was developed by two guys in Maryland and ran on one of the first personal computer available at that time. The program has gone through multiple owners and it is now the program owned by the Kodak company. We still use the same program after years of improvements and it is found in each treatment room in the office.
We have invested in every software program over the years that would improve our diagnostic skills and provide better treatment for our patients. We acquired the One Visit CADCAM Cosmetic restoration equipment for in-office dental restorations five years ago and since then we have been able to provide our patients with the best restorative service since the all gold restoration went out of style. Today in our office a patient can have an all porcelain crown prepared, manufactured by the computer, and placed with no impression, no temporary, and no second visit. We decided to rename ourselves "Single Visit Dentistry" when we experienced the benefits to our patients that are not available in most dental offices. This one visit service means less trauma and needless accessory procedures that the patient must endure. The resulting restoration is more aesthetic, more resistant to wear, and will last longer. The best news for us, the staff, is we don't have to endure the emotional trauma that we have when we ask people we care about to submit to procedures that we know are uncomfortable and intrusive.
Early in his practice career Dr. Delz came to understand that the real practice of dentistry was not limited to fillings, extractions, and dentures. He found that defects in tooth arrangement, bite relationships, and jaw misalignments created headaches, jaw pain, and many body issues. These factors set him on his quest for knowledge in orthodontics and dental orthopedics. He has completed thousands of hours of continuing education in restorative dentistry and orthodontics with the best educators in the world. He has completed the Instructors Institute Training program with the International Association for Orthodontics and is a Senior Certified Instructor. He has lectured nationally and internationally on orthodontics.
He is the only dentist in Florida that has incorporated the use of the ALF-Advanced Lightwire Functional appliance developed by Dr. Darick Nordstrom of Hollister, Ca. This simple light wire appliance that is well tolerated by adults, can reshape a patient's dental arches. These changes create a balanced and aligned facial form. Changes in head form and body realignment have also occurred. Patients have noticed an improvement in their sports performance, but that is no guarantee of taking ten strokes off your game.
An avid snow skier stuck in Florida, he started the practice of the martial art of AIKIDO Thirteen years ago. Aikido is a noncompetitive martial art that is known to be the most difficult art to master. Described as Zen in motion, it is the application of the principles of physics and movement to create harmony from aggression. For me, it is the "RUSH" of skiing on a mat. Dr. Delz has applied these same principles of leverage and movement to his orthodontic treatment protocols decreasing treatment time. He has also lectured on the application of these Aikido principles and how the ALF appliance creates the light forces that augment the realignment of the facial bones. Dr. Delz tested and passed his Shodon (black belt) test in November of 2009 after twelve years of practice. He continues to participate in his three passions of Dentistry, Snow Skiing, and Aiikido..
Dentist in Pompano Beach and the lighthouse Point, FL area
Edwin C. Delz DDS, PA