About us at afterva

What does afterva even mean?

First. We would prefer it if you would pronounce it as “af-terr-vah” instead of “after-va” but it’ll probably still end up as the latter.

However that won’t stop us from trying.

Second. Yes, it is a randomly generated word but from this day forth, what it will come to represent is your trusted source for oral health information.

Our Story

We started out writing about oral health information in order to increase our online presence for our local community here in Long Island City, NY so that more people would become aware of us.

Surprisingly as we wrote more and more, we noticed that it was relatively rare to find a doctor that would author an article themselves. More often than not, it would be medically reviewed but not authored by them.

Where have all of the doctors who wrote gone?

It’s not as if they don’t write because their presence is littered all over the scientific community and their respective journals. However where their presence is barely palpable is in the space for the general populace.

Perhaps their time is better spent on actual clinical care and maybe it’s more economical for them to do that instead of writing online. Is it simply not worth their time?

That is a shame because we do believe that people value spending more time with their doctors, whether that be in-person or online. Wouldn’t you like to see the answer to your health question written by your doctor?

We do and that is why we wish to see a world that is different from the one that we see today.

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Our Vision

A world where doctors write for you

We at afterva envision a future where it will be commonplace for that article you’re reading to be authored by a doctor and we just can’t imagine it being any other way.

Our Mission

Create a place where #doctorswrite is desired

Our purpose

Regardless of whether we succeed or fail, we will always have all of our content authored by licensed healthcare professionals.

It doesn’t matter if that’s not how its done. It doesn’t matter if you think that is ineffecient. We will persist in doing so until we bring our vision into fruition.

We’re currently a team of one but one day hope to have others come join us so if you’ve a great idea to share on our site, we’d love to hear it.


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Long Island City, NY 11101

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