At Dr. J, I strive to continue to be better tomorrow than I was today so that your children as well as mine can benefit every way possible. I look forward to meeting your precious offspring.
As a pediatric dentist, when I meet a child for the first time I focus on two things right away:
Most orthodontic problems are preventable and I am shamelessly proud that most of the children I have cared for over the past 15 + years have responded well to interceptive and preventive orthodontic therapy. Children that I have worked with are now in their teens sporting bright smiles with great futures in front of them.
I know how important appearances are, and I have trained and studied for years so that I can guide the development of infants and preschoolers so that they don’t end up needing years of orthodontic care.
Dr. J is a full prevention-based Pediatric Dental practice. In addition to being a trained specialist in pediatric dentistry with over 15 years of experience, I am one of very few practicing pediatric dentists with a Master’s degree in Public Health. My Columbia University Public Health training is the genesis and foundation behind the unique philosophy of the current “Dr. J” pediatric practice.
Prevention is the best approach today, but most of the prevention advice delivered today comes down to the trite ineffective, “ brush your teeth and don’t eat sugar.” Really? What planet is that advice from? You think my own cavity-free children don't eat sugar?
This special training I had in Public Health gives me a deeper understanding of the psychological, scientific, and social factors involved in achieving disease prevention. Advanced training enables me to conduct a program individualized for every child’s unique and particular needs.
At Dr. J, I will make sure to take care of your child’s dental needs and work with them to maximize preventative care.