To our friends and patients: Since 1976, Staten Island Pediatric Dentistry has been here to care for our patients. Your health and safety is always our top priority. This week, the ADA and NYSDA released recommendations that only emergency patients be seen in the office for the next three weeks. In response, we will temporarily close beginning March 18, 2020, until next Wednesday (March 25, 2020), minimally, and emergency patients can reach the doctor by telephone at (718)761-7316.
Some examples of a true dental emergency are:
A knocked out permanent tooth
A cracked baby or permanent tooth causing significant pain or exposing the nerve
A swelling (abscess) next to a tooth or swelling of the cheek, lip or face
Spontaneous tooth pain
A broken ortho wire that is sticking into a lip or cheek
We care deeply for our patients and their families, as well as for the health and safety of our Staten Island Pediatric Dentistry family. The decision to close is very difficult and fluid, depending very much on new information and recommendations made by the CDC and ADA. We will keep you abreast of any changes and updates via email, Facebook and our website.
This is our effort to help "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 and practice social distancing. As we navigate through this uncharted and unsettling territory, we hold love and optimism in our hearts and minds. We look forward to healthy happy days for our friends, patients and their families.
Sincerely, Dr. Michelle, Dr. Yelena, Dr. Sara and the Staff of Staten Island Pediatric Dentistry
Since 1976 the goal at Staten Island Pediatric Dentistry is to provide optimum dental care to your child in a friendly environment.
As pediatric dentists we are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years including those children with special needs. We have special training which allows us to provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children's dental problems. We can spot problems when they are small and manageable. When problems are diagnosed early, parents can usually avoid costly dental treatment later on. We therefore recommend that children begin routine dental treatment and preventive services by age 18 months.
The pediatric dentist is concerned about a child's total health care and good oral health is an important part of total health. To help your child stay healthy, the pediatric dentist often works with pediatricians, other physicians and dental specialists. Healthy children, as well as hospitalized, handicapped and chronically ill children often are served best through this team approach.
At Staten Island Pediatric Dentistry we believe that orthodontics plays an important role in improving oral health, and in achieving balance and harmony between teeth and face for a beautiful healthy smile. An attractive enhances a child's self esteem, which may actually improve the quality of the child's social environment. Most importantly, properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and thereby may reduce the tendency to decay or to develop diseases of the gum and supporting bone.