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Sunbeam Dental, LLC
Dr. John Mamoun, DMD
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry

Internaionally Published Author

100 Craig Road,
Suite 106
Manalapan, NJ 07726

(732) 431-2888

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Dr. Mamoun (left), wearing full academic regalia, collecting his Fellowship award from the president of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Bruce A. Burton (August, 2006).   

John Mamoun, DMD, FAGD

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Dr. John Mamoun has been practicing dentistry in Manalapan, NJ since 2006. Dr. Mamoun focuses on using microscope-level magnification to help ensure extreme precision and control while performing dental work, and has written numerous articles on dental journals about applications of microscopes when performing dental procedures. A noted author, Dr. Mamoun has published dozens of articles in dental journals, that have been cited hundreds of times. Dr. Mamoun also published on the internet an open-access article on how to sterilize dental instruments, that was downloaded over 10,000 times. Dr. Mamoun has also published books on strategies for abstract games such as Japanese Chess, Yahtzee and Backgammon game variations, and an anthology of classical piano sheet music.

Dr. John Mamoun graduated in 1999 from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in Political Science, while taking a pre-medical program and volunteering his time performing immunology research in the medical school there. After Penn, he graduated from the dental school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While still an undergraduate there, he published three articles in top academic dental journals, such as the Journal of the American Dental Association, subscribed to by over 140,000 dentists, and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the pre-eminent dental journal for Prosthodontic dental specialists.

Following graduation, Dr. Mamoun attended an extra year of residency training in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the Eastman Dental Center, a world-renowned post-graduate dental training center, part of the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY. While at Eastman, Dr. Mamoun published two other articles, including one with the professor who was chairman of his program.

From there, Dr. Mamoun earned the Fellowship status of the Academy of General Dentistry, at the age of 29 becomming probably the youngest dentist ever to achieve this award, which requires over 500 hours of extra educational training and passing of a 400-question multiple-choice exam testing advanced dental knowledge. Dr. Mamoun was able to acquire this award relatively early because he received credit for his various publications, including a cover story on preventing sharps injuries in dentistry, that he published in General Dentistry, the journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. Recently, Dr. Mamoun has started to volunteer as a reviewer at the journal of General Dentistry; his job is to critique manuscripts submitted anonymously by other authors for consideration of publication in the journal. "Publishing articles and critiquing the manuscripts of other dentists attempting to publish articles, is a tremendous learning experience for me as a dentist," says Dr. Mamoun. "By being part of the process of creating new ideas in the field of dentistry, I greatly expand my own comprehension of my field, and I am continuously forced to re-examine my own understanding of the field in order to refine it and make it more scientific and rigorous, as well as more humane."

Dr. Mamoun passed the dental licensing exam of the country of Canada, as well as the North East Regional Board dental examinations. He is licensed to practice dentistry in New York and New Jersey, and has fulfilled the essential requirements for licensure in Canada and dozens of other American states. In July, 2006, Dr. Mamoun decided to establish his own dental office, in Manalapan, NJ (Monmouth county), after spending the past four years working as an associate in various dental offices in New York and New Jersey. "Working at other dental offices was invaluable for my personal development as a dentist and clinician," says Dr. Mamoun. "Each office has its own unique style of practice, with both good and bad business and dental practice habits. I learned a great deal from working with all of the dentists I worked with, and I not only learned valuable skills from the things that they did well, but I learned how to avoid quite a few mistakes that I observed being made. I still work part-time in some dental offices in New Jersey, both to acquire some income during the early, lean years of my practice, and also to continue to learn from my dentist employers. Dentistry is like the game of Chess; it takes a short time to learn it, but a lifetime to master it. It is impossible to underestimate the value of mentorship as a means of personal development. Mentorship involves acquiring many perspectives of how to practice from many dentists all of which can contribute to the development of a dentist's clinical and theoretical understanding."

Dr. Mamoun believes that although a dentist should firstly be a scientist and professional healer, the dentist must also be down-to-earth and approachable to patients. "As dentists, we face the reality that about 30% of our patients have a fear of the dentist and of dental treatment, and many announce this at their first encounter with the dentist. It is vital that we be as gentle and humane as possible with patients, and to minimize any discomfort that they may feel during treatment. We must be guided by the golden rule, 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' I personally would not recommend treatment on a patient that I would not feel comfortable recommending to my grandmother or myself."

In his spare time, Dr. Mamoun enjoys computers and the internet, and plays classical style piano, as well as composes piano music. He founded a website in 2000 that distributes public domain classical sheet music, known as The Sheet Music Archive. He is married with three kids and lives in Monmouth County, NJ.

A partial list of Dr. Mamoun's publications:

1: Mamoun J. Preparing fixed partial denture abutments such that they provide a path of placement free of undercuts. Gen Dent. 2012 Nov-Dec;60(6):519-25.

2: Mamoun J. Basic principles of maximizing dental office productivity. Gen Dent. 2012 Mar-Apr;60(2):130-6.

3: Mamoun JS. Clinical techniques of performing suctioning tasks and of positioning the high volume evacuation (HVE) attachment and inlet when assisting a dentist. A guide for dental assistants: part 2. Dent Assist. 2011 Nov-Dec;80(6):6, 8, 10-2.

4: Mamoun J. Basic principles of dental office logistics: organizing dental supplies and equipment for optimal accessibility. Gen Dent. 2012 Jan-Feb;60(1):64-9.

5: Mamoun JS. Clinical techniques of performing suctioning tasks and of positioning the high volume evacuation (HVE) attachment and inlet when assisting a dentist. A guide for dental assistants: Part 1. Dent Assist. 2011 Sep-Oct;80(5):38-40, 42-4, 46.

6: Mamoun JS. Assembly and clinical use of the XCP-ORA: a three-function dental X-ray film positioning device for taking anterior and posterior periapical and bitewing intraoral radiographs. Dent Assist. 2011 May-Jun;80(3):38-40, 42-3.

7: Mamoun JS. Assembly and clinical use of the XCP dental x-ray film holder and orientation devices in dentistry. Dent Assist. 2011 Jan-Feb;80(1):8, 10, 12-4 passim.

8: Mamoun J, Salamah M. Use of the dry angle isolation adjunct in general dentistry: a clinical approach. Dent Assist. 2010 Jan-Feb;79(1):13-4, 36-7.

9: Mamoun JS. A rationale for the use of high-powered magnification or microscopes in general dentistry. Gen Dent. 2009 Jan-Feb;57(1):18-26; quiz 27-8, 95-6.

10: Mamoun JS, Salamah M. Composite matrix for large, non-wedgeable Class III or Class IV preparations with gingival or subgingival margins. Gen Dent. 2006 Sep-Oct;54(5):327-30.

11: Mamoun JS, Ahmed MK. Amalgam matrix for class II and class V preparations connected at the proximal box. J Am Dent Assoc. 2006 Feb;137(2):186-9.

12: Mamoun JS, Ahmed MK. Preventing sharps, splash, and needlestick injuries in dentistry: a comprehensive overview. Gen Dent. 2005 May-Jun;53(3):188-93.

13: Mamoun JS, Cervini E, Gagoh OK, Malmström HS. Patient-fabricated denture prostheses: a clinical report. J Prosthet Dent. 2004 Nov;92(5):423-7.

14: Mamoun JS, Cervini E. A pin amalgam or composite core foundation technique for teeth with minimal coronal structure. J Prosthet Dent. 2004 Jun;91(6):599-602.

15: Mamoun J. A prosthesis for achieving dry-field isolation of molars with short clinical crowns. J Am Dent Assoc. 2002 Aug;133(8):1105-7.

16: Mamoun J. A procedure for making trial dentures. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Mar;87(3):328-9.

17: Mamoun J. A time-saving technique for making accurate temporary restorations. J Am Dent Assoc. 2001 Dec;132(12):1712-3.

Public Domain Dental Lectures:

1. The Surgical Operating Microscope in Restorative Dentistry: Treatment of Second Molar Distal Caries Around Mesially Impacted Third Molars PDF file

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