Dr. Kolnick attended dental school at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating cum laude in 1977, he was awarded the university scholarship for overseas postgraduate study. In 1982, he graduated from the postdoctoral endodontic program at Columbia University in the City of New York. Dr. Kolnick entered into private practice limited to endodontics in 1982 with his teacher and mentor, Dr. Marvin Firdman, in White Plains, New York. There, he helped expand the practice to Mount Kisco, New York, and develop the first microendodontic practice in Westchester County. Dr. Kolnick has been committed to endodontic education, first as an associate clinical professor in endodontics at Columbia University and then as an attending at Westchester Medical Center and associate clinical professor in endodontics at New York Medical College. He is a volunteer speaker for the American Association of Endodontists and has lectured extensively on a local, national and international level. Dr. Kolnick has also published numerous articles on endodontics. Out of the office, he enjoys music, movies and theatre, and keeps fit with hiking, spinning, skiing and scuba. Dr. Kolnick and his wife reside in Westchester, New York.

 

Professional Practice:
2011 – Present: Director, The Endodontic Microsurgery Group, White Plains, NY.
1981 – Present: Senior Partner, Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, PLLC, Limited to Endodontics, White Plains and Mount Kisco, NY.
1979 General practice, London, England.
1977 General practice, South Africa Defense Force. Part-time private practice, Johannesburg, South Africa.
 

Membership in Professional Associations:

  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Dental Association®
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Dental Society of the State of New York
  • International Society of Laser Dentistry (ISLD)
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Ninth District Dental Society
  • Northeastern Gnathological Society
  • White Plains Dental Forum – President 1994
  • Scarsdale Dental Society
  • Northern Westchester Dental Study Group
  • Westchester Academy of Medicine, Section on Dentistry – President 1985
  • Endodontic Study Club of Westchester – Founder and President
  • Lasers in Dentistry Study Club – Founder and President

 

Honors:

1980 University of Witwatersrand Postgraduate Scholarship for overseas study.
1977 Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree cum laude.
1977 Premier Award Gold Medal of Dental Association of South Africa.

 

Teaching positions:

2015 – Present: Clinical Mentor BIOLASE, Inc.
2015 – 2018: Attending, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
2012 – Present: Volunteer lecturer for the American Association of Endodontists
2000 – Present: Visiting Lecturer in graduate endodontic program, Columbia University
1987– 2006: Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry, New York Medical College
1987 – 2006: Attending, Department of Dentistry, Westchester County Medical Center, New York
1982 – 1984: Clinical Instructor in Endodontics, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, New York

Research Experience:

1981 – Conducted research with Dr. S. Kim in field of microcirculation of the dental pulp in dogs, regarding the effect of substance P on pulpal blood flow.
1977 – Undergraduate research in oral microbiology with emphasis on oral candidosis.

 

Publications:

  • Managing Refractory Endodontic Disease With Radial Apical Cleansing – Report of Two Clinical Cases, Kolnick J., Oral Health Canada, August 2018
  • Emerging Trends in Endodontics, Kolnick J., Ninth District Dental Society Bulletin, November 2013
  • How Apical Enlargement Facilitates Irrigation, Kolnick J., Oral Health Canada, 2011
  • The clinical use of the Er,Cr:YSGG laser in endodontic therapy, Kolnick J., International Magazine of Laser Dentistry, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2010
  • Roots, Vol1, 2011 (reprint)
  • Dental Tribune CZ/SK, Vol. 1, 2011 (reprint)
  • Dental Tribune USA, 2012 (reprint)
  • Journal of the South African Dental Association, 2011 (accepted for publication)
  • Apex locators and ultrasonics add precision to contemporary practice of Endodontics, Kolnick J.R., Dentist, July/August 1990
  • Locating the elusive apex, Kolnick J.R., Journal of New State Academy of General Dentistry, March 1989
  • Oral Candidosis – Report of a case implicating Candida Parapsilosis as a Pathogen, Kolnick J.R., Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Vol. 50 pp 411-415, November 1980

 

Study Club Mentor:
Founder and Mentor of the Endodontic Study Club of Westchester
Founder and Mentor of the Lasers in Dentistry Study Club of NY

 

Podcasts, Webinars and Radio:

  • November 2016 – Dentaltown podcast – “A New Protocol for the Management of the Apical Third in the Treatment of Apical Periodontitis”
  • January 2016 – Webinar, Tribune CME – “Radial Apical Cleansing — a new, minimally invasive concept for the management of the apical third of root canal systems in the treatment of Apical Periodontitis”
  • November 2006 – Marion Joyce Consumer Talk Show – Discussion on endodontics
  • Featured on Westchester Talk Radio

 

Major Organizations Addressed:
Academy of Laser Dentistry
American Association of Endodontists
Connecticut Association of Endodontists
Colegio De Endodoncistas De Baja California
Congress Colegio De Odontólogos De Nuevo León
Endodontic Society of South Africa (Nomads)
Greater New York Dental Meeting
International Academy of Endodontists
International Society of Laser Dentistry (ISLD)
Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (IACDE)
New York State Association of Endodontists
Northeastern Gnathological Society
South African Dental Association
World Clinical Laser and Imaging Super Symposium
WCLI Asia-Pacific Symposium

 

Upcoming and Recent (Since 2014) Presentations:

  • October 2020 – International Society of Laser Dentistry (ISLD), Cairo, Egypt – “Lasers in Endodontics – it’s not just about disinfection”
  • April 2020 – Academy of Laser Dentistry, San Diego, CA – “Future and Current Trends in Laser-Assisted Endodontics”
  • November 2019 – 34th Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (IACDE) Conference, Mumbai, India – “Emerging Trends in Endodontics”
  • October 2019 – Advancing Dentistry Symposium, San Diego, CA – “Laser-Assisted Endodontics”
  • September 2019 – UCONN Endodontic Residency, Farmington, CT – “Management of Persistent Endodontic Infection”
  • September 2019 – Touro College of Dental Medicine, Valhalla, NY – “Emerging Trends in Endodontics”
  • June 2019 – ISLD, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – “Management of Refractory Endodontic Disease”.
  • June 2019 – Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – “Emerging Trends in Endodontics”
  • May 2019 – Northeastern Gnathological Society Academy of Multidisciplinary Dentistry Scientific Seminar, New York, NY. – “The Role of the Endodontist in Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning”
  • April 2019 – Columbia University College of Dental Medicine — Post-Doctoral Advanced Treatment Planning – “The Role of the Endodontist in Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning”
  • April 2019 – Academy of Laser Dentistry, Dallas, Texas – “Clinical Applications of Lasers in Endodontics”
  • September 2018 – WCLI Symposium, Singapore – “Emerging Trends in Endodontics”
  • July 2018 – EndoBaja XXXIV, Ensenada, Mexico – “Emerging Trends in Endodontics”
  • July 2018 – Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Out of Office Laser Summit
  • June 2018 – Port Elizabeth, South Africa – “Laser-Assisted Endodontics — it’s not just about disinfection”.
  • April 2018 – Academy of Laser Dentistry, Orlando, Florida
  • November 2017 – Greater New York Dental Meeting, NY – Morning session – “Emerging Trends in Endodontics”
  • November 2017 – Greater New York Dental Meeting, NY – Essay on “Radial Apical Cleansing”
  • October 2017 – Canadian Dental Laser Institute, Ontario, Canada – All-Day Advanced Training Course in Lasers in Endodontics
  • September 2017 – Postdoctoral Endodontic Program, Columbia University – “Emerging Trends in Endodontics”
  • September 2017 – WCLI Symposium, Seoul, South Korea – “The Contribution of the Lasers to Successful and Predictable Endodontic Practice”
  • June 2017 –Endodontic Society of South Africa (Nomads), South Africa – “Lasers in Endodontics — A Concept Whose Time has Come”
  • May 2017 – Advanced Laser Training Course – White Plains, NY
  • April 2017 – Advanced Laser Training Course – White Plains, NY
  • April 2017 – American Association of Endodontists annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana – Lecture and Workshop – “Lasers in Endodontics — A Concept Whose Time has Come.” Lecture – “Low Level Laser Therapy – Applications in Endodontics”
  • March 2017 – Annual Congress Colegio De Odontólogos De Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico – “Laser Applications in Endodontics”
  • November 2016 – Dentaltown podcast – “A New Protocol for the Management of the Apical Third in the Treatment of Apical Periodontitis”
  • September 2016 – WCLI Symposium, Sydney, Australia – “The Contribution of the Lasers to Successful and Predictable Endodontic Practice”
  • June 2016 – Cape Town, South Africa – “Radial Apical Cleansing”
  • June 2016 – South African Dental Association, Port Elizabeth, South Africa – “Resorption — Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood”
  • April 2016 – Academy of Laser Dentistry General Meeting, Orlando, Florida – “The Contribution of the Er,Cr:YSGG Laser to Successful and Predictable Endodontic Practice”
  • January 2016 – Webinar, Tribune CME – “Radial Apical Cleansing — a new, minimally invasive concept for the management of the apical third of root canal systems in the treatment of Apical Periodontitis”
  • January 2016 – Endodontic Study Club of Westchester, White Plains, NY – “Radial Apical Cleansing”
  • October, 2015 – Centurion, South Africa – “The Er,Cr: YSGG Laser — Taking Endodontic Practice to a New Level”
  • October 2015 – South African Dental Association, Port Elizabeth, South Africa – “Treatment Planning Teeth With Recurrent Endodontic Disease”
  • September 2015 – Endodontic Study Club of Westchester, White Plains, NY – “Laser-Assisted Treatment of Invasive Cervical Resorption”
  • September 2015 – Rockland County Dental Society, NY – “Laser-Assisted Treatment of Invasive Cervical Resorption”
  • May 2015 – Ninth District Dental Society, NY – Keynote Speaker – General Meeting, Fishkill, NY – “Treatment Planning Teeth With Recurrent Endodontic Disease”
  • January 2015 – University of Southern California, Los Angeles – “Management of Persistent Endodontic Infection”
  • December, 2014 – WCLI – World Clinical Laser and Imaging Institute Symposium in Vail, Colorado – “The Er,Cr: YSGG Laser — Taking Endodontic Practice to a New Level”
  • November 2014 – UCSF Endodontic Residency, San Francisco – “Management of Persistent Endodontic Infection”
  • November 2014 – UCONN Endodontic Residency, Farmington, CT – “Management of Persistent Endodontic Infection”
  • November 2014 – St. Barnabas Hospital Grand Rounds – “Management of Persistent Endodontic Infection”
  • October 2014 – Aachen University, Germany – “Management of Persistent Endodontic Infection”
  • July 2014 – Westchester Interdisciplinary Study Club – “Invasive Cervical Resorption”
  • February 2014 – Academy of Laser Dentistry – “Dual Wavelength Laser-Assisted Endodontic Treatment”