Name of Practice:
Altrock Fabb Dental
DDS, New York University, College of Dentistry
Why She Was Nominated:
Dr. Altrock runs her tech-forward practice with her husband and fellow dentist, Dr. Brian Fabb. Dr. Altrock holds degrees in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics and epidemiology as well, and she applies scientific and academic rigor to her patient treatment.
Tool She Can’t Live Without:
Dr. Altrock says she relies on three more than any others: her loupes with lights; her Solea laser, which she uses to complete many procedures without anesthesia; and same-day CEREC crowns.
Exciting New Trend:
Dr. Altrock is eagerly studying advances in sleep dentistry and the treatment of sleep apnea. “Patients are so appreciative when they can finally get a good night’s sleep and feel refreshed in the morning,” she says.
“Always remember that the person in the chair is a mother, father, brother, sister. Treat them as if they were your family. Don’t get distracted with the business of dentistry and forget that.”
Something People Don’t Know:
“I hold the women’s world record for tippet [fly fishing] on 12-pound-test line for a nine-pound, 12-ounce California yellowtail I caught on a trip with my father and husband in Baja California.”