Pediatric dentistry is a specialty area that requires two to three additional years of specialized training beyond dental school. Our pediatric dentists, Dr. Michelle Flanigan and Dr. Yelena Lange, also participated in one-year residencies in a hospital setting.
Specialized Dentistry for Kids in Staten Island
Pediatric dentistry is a specialty area focused exclusively on children and their dental needs from infancy through the teen years. Obviously, a two-year-old with baby teeth will have different needs than an adolescent preparing for orthodontic treatment. At each stage, the pediatric dentist guides the child’s dental growth and development, setting the stage for excellent oral health in the future.
Pediatric dentists are also specifically trained to deal with children with special health care needs and work with behavioral issues.
We Also Offer Orthodontic Treatment!
A pediatric dentist can also offer orthodontic treatment, and we are pleased that our team includes Dr. Sara Skurnick, an experienced and respected orthodontist in Staten Island. Dr. Skurnik provides comprehensive orthodontic treatment for children and adults, including traditional braces and Invisalign.
With our combined specialties and comprehensive treatments, the team at Staten Island Pediatric Dentistry can treat children of all ages and with a wide array of dental needs.
Call to Schedule Your Child’s Next Dental Exam
At Staten Island Pediatric Dentistry, we are passionate about providing happy, positive dental visits for kids of all ages. Whether your little one is ready to jump up into the dental chair the first time or they need a little coaxing, we will work with their unique needs.
Please call us to schedule your child’s next dental exam and teeth cleaning. We are pleased to serve families in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Bayonne, and surrounding towns.