Neil Blitz, DMD, MS
Our Seekonk & Westport, MA Orthodontist Has Practiced for More Than Three Decades
Originally, I think, I don't remember if I wanted to be a general dentist back when I was kid, but as soon as I went to the orthodontist, I knew that I wanted to do that when I was 14.
I then started going through schooling, and by the time, even before I started dental school, I decided no, this is gonna be enough school, and I went to be a general dentist, and I thought I'd be a town dentist in a little town of Vermont.
And six years after dental school is when it hit me, that oh, this is really what I wanted to do. So I went back to school late in life.
I went to Brooklyn College, part of the University of New York, which was next door to my high school, so I took the same bus for seven or eight years.
After Brooklyn College I went to Tufts University, Dental School of Dental Medicine. I graduated sum laude, both from college and from dental school, and as I said, six years later is when I decided to go back to school, and I wound up at Ohio State University for orthodontics.
And the most rewarding aspect of orthodontics is of course the final result, but even in the beginning first few months, there's such a radical change in the person, in a severe case where the teeth are really crowded, crooked, protrusive, whatever. And there's a big change initially in the first couple of months, and that's extremely gratifying.
I equate it to being to being an obstetrician witnessing the miracle of birth.
When you come to us for orthodontic treatment, you’ll have the pleasure of working with Dr. Neil Blitz. He works out of both of our offices. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Blitz received his degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and studied orthodontics at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Before joining the Perfect Smiles team in 2009, Dr. Blitz was in private orthodontic practice for 25 years in Rhode Island.
Thanks to Dr. Blitz, our patients enjoy multiple choices for their orthodontic treatment, including ClearCorrect clear aligners, traditional metal braces, and clear ceramic braces that easily blend into smiles with tooth-colored wires.
Dr. Blitz is a people person and enjoys learning new things from his patients. During his time away from the office, he enjoys snorkeling and is an avid underwater photographer and spearfisher.