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6 reasons you should go to a dental college for all of your dentistry needs

Care and cost you can smile about

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Nothing is better than seeing your child smile. From the time your infant sprouts their first tiny tooth to when your teen has a smile full of braces, dental care is an important part of their overall health. But the cost of high-end care is something that can turn your smile into a frown…until now!

Did you know that your family can get advanced and affordable dental care from top specialists and students at Touro Dental Health – a new 32,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art dental practice at Touro College of Dental Medicine in Hawthorne, NY? As a New York State Academic Dental Center, Touro Dental Health offers a full range of oral health services for babies, kids, teens and adults, at costs that you might not find elsewhere.

Dental care for every age and every need

Dr. Melissa Levine, Director of Pediatric Dentistry at Touro College of Dental Medicine, reminds parents that children should see the dentist by the time their first tooth comes in or by their first birthday. “This first visit is the start of a lifelong relationship between your child and dentist,” she says. “Early dental visits aren’t only about getting kids comfortable with their dental team, they’re equally important for parents to share information and discuss strategies in order to make the right choices for their child’s oral health and nutritional habits. There can be lasting impact from these early conversations.”

Touro Dental Health doesn’t just provide dental treatment for kids, their 81-chair practice is overseen by specialists in every dental discipline who work with student dentists in training to provide services ranging from routine dental exams and preventive care, to orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and advanced dental reconstruction.

More than oral health
According to Dr. Levine, oral health is linked to overall health. She insists that it is important for kids to see their dentist before going back to school. A dental checkup before the start of school is key in fighting cavities, the most common chronic infection found in school-age children, leading to pain, trouble eating, difficulty speaking and, ultimately, school absences. Student dentists at Touro Dental Health are trained to identify and treat dental disease early on.

Access to the best of the best in one place
Don’t worry, your child’s mouth is in good hands. At Touro Dental Health, student dentists in their 3rd and 4th year of training work closely with some of the region’s leading experts to provide care. Highly-complex treatment is performed by a faculty member while students have the opportunity to assist and learn from direct observation. From pediatric dentists like Dr. Levine, to orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons and even a dental anesthesiologist, you won’t find more experts all in one place and at one time, making it convenient to get collaborative care and expertise right when you need it. This collaboration ensures quality, safe and effective care that’s customized for each patient.

Touro Dental Health is fully-equipped with the most advanced dental technologies to make treatment precise and comfortable, including digital impressions, digital treatment planning, 3D imaging and guided implant surgery.

Get it all done at once
Families are busy and if you have a large family it means more dental appointments and more time waiting for everyone to be seen. With 81 treatment stations, Touro Dental Health can accommodate your entire family at the same time, making your dental care that much simpler! Dr. Levine says that Touro Dental Health’s 8-chair pediatric practice is a dedicated space just for kids and teens. A separate orthodontic practice offers braces and Invisalign, so growing families can find all the dental care they need in one place.

Dental care that’s truly affordable
While many dental practices offer financial incentives for new patients or special promotions, Touro Dental Health offers reduced fees for all dental treatment, all of the time! As the clinical training facility for Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, their mission is to train future dentists and, through this, ensure that everyone in the region has access to advanced and affordable dental care. If you’ve been putting your dental needs off because of finances, Touro Dental Health is a place that can help you get your smile back.

If you’re ready to give Touro Dental Health a try, the first step is to schedule an intake screening appointment by calling 914-594-2700 or requesting an appointment online. You can also learn more about Touro Dental Health a by visiting their website.