A Love for Children’s Healthy, Happy Smiles
As a pediatric dentist, my days are spent surrounded by children. I focus on the unique clinical and emotional needs of each of my patients. By talking with and actively listening to a child, I better understand their fears, which helps me in earning their trust. There is no greater feeling than when a patient tells me they can’t wait to come back.
Our dental and orthodontic team put our patients at the forefront of all we do. We work hard to engage with them on a personal level, asking about their lives and interests. In doing so, we forge strong connections and create a positive environment for the child.
I am always practicing and learning new magic tricks to keep my patients on their toes with their mouths open! I love purchasing and using props, like sunglasses, silly hats, and fake noses, to lighten the experience and reduce a child’s anxiety.
I love how children have no falsehoods: it’s always refreshing and entertaining to talk and match wits with them. We spend a lot of time laughing together and I love it.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, NYU College of Dentistry
- Comprehensive Pediatric Residency, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Each year I complete many hours of pediatric dental continuing education. This ensures I am current on new technology and treatments, so my patients receive the best care available. By attending seminars and conferences, and staying abreast of research, I am always at the leading-edge of pediatric dental treatments and options.
I’m a Brooklyn boy and an avid Yankee fan. My wife, Margie, is a photographer and her images of children have always hung on the walls of our office. Margie and I raised three children in this area; they have now added beautiful grandchildren to our growing family.
When I’m not caring for my patients, you can find me on the golf links, tennis court, or at the ball park. I love life and new experiences!