ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
Providing Individualized Anesthesia Services in the office of your Dentist, Dental Specialist, or Oral Surgeon with Vigilance and Compassion. Our Dentist Anesthesiologists are Highly Qualified, Board Certified or Eligible as well as Compassionate and Experienced.
About our Practice
Our practice is devoted to the provision of anesthesia services, general anesthesia, and sedation, in the office of your dentist, dental specialist, or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Office-based anesthesia services have become well established as a safe alternative to the hospital environment with proper clinician training, monitoring, preparation, and experience. As such, we bring to each office all necessary anesthesia and resuscitation equipment. Patients receive our undivided attention throughout their office visit. Our attention to detail is well known. It begins as soon as your anesthesia appointment is scheduled.
General anesthesia and sedation are anesthetic management techniques that use intravenous and inhalation anesthetics to create relaxation, a lack of awareness, and either sleep or unconsciousness. Intravenous sedation is a safe, anxiety-free, and convenient means of completing your dental treatment while you lightly sleep. In certain circumstances, intravenous sedation may be recommended to you due to pre-existing medical conditions. General anesthesia involves complete sleep with continuous monitoring throughout the entire treatment procedure. A general anesthetic may be strongly recommended in many circumstances due to the extensiveness of the proposed treatment or patient factors such as age, past negative experiences, or medical conditions. In certain circumstances, intravenous sedation may be recommended to you due to specific pre-existing medical conditions.
It is natural for individuals who require an anesthetic for dental or surgical procedures to have concerns. Nothing is more important than keeping you informed. Our website may answer some of your questions but, first and foremost, we encourage you to contact us to have all your remaining questions answered; from our initial conversations and directions on preparation for the anesthetic, to when you have arrived home following discharge from your doctor’s office.
As a consultant and a resource to your dentist or surgeon, we have devoted a considerable amount of time with them reviewing the anesthetic services we provide, the required office resources and staff, as well as protocols that are followed to provide a safe anesthetic. However, if there is a specific dentist or dental specialist you wish us to contact on your behalf we will be happy to do that for you. We are frequently contacted by dentists and dental specialists who are interested in working with experienced clinicians to incorporate anesthesia services.
We provide office-based anesthesia services in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Manhattan, Rockland, and Westchester County, New York, as well as in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Northern New Jersey.
What is general anesthesia and intravenous sedation?General anesthesia and intravenous sedation are distinct levels of anesthetic management that use intravenous and inhalation anesthetics. Both levels provide a means of completing all of your dental or surgical needs while comfortable, pain-free, fully monitored and either asleep or sedated. Medication is routinely administered intravenously during the procedure rather than by gas anesthesia. The majority of our patients receive a light general anesthetic.
Is anesthesia safe for me or my child?Drs. Boorin and Gluckman are experienced clinicians, trained in the delivery of anesthesia for adults, children, and patients with special needs. They are responsible for each patient's anesthetic management and utilize the most up-to-date monitoring equipment. There are never any compromises in our patient's safety comfort, and care throughout the entire perio-operative period; during preparatory planning, before the day of treatment to beyond treatment completion. Prior to the day of the planned procedure there are several steps that are taken to ensure our complete understanding of your health history. A careful interview and evaluation process by the doctors and their staff and a medical evaluation by your primary care physician is required. Where indicated, phone consultations with your medical team are made to ensure we understand the planned treatment, medical limitations, and your or your child's ability to safely undergo an office anesthetic.
Do patients remember the treatment?Patients remain asleep throughout a general anesthetic and do not have any memory of the dental or surgical procedure. Patients awaken soon after their dentist or surgeon is finished without memories of the treatment, intravenous tubing, or the monitors. Within several hours of returning home, your energy level will begin to increase to near normal levels. Children are usually interested only in returning to their usual routines and play. When sedation is chosen for a dental or surgical procedure (not typically for children) patients may recall afterward hearing voices at the conclusion of the procedure but will not experience pain at any time.
What special preparation is needed for the anesthesia appointment?Prior to your appointment, our staff will contact you to review your health, or the health of your child, and the anesthesia plan. You will be informed about food and fluid intake restrictions. It is extremely important to not eat before anesthesia. If an illness develops prior to the scheduled procedure, you must contact our office so we may address the severity of the illness and discuss options. Several recommendations will be made in preparation for the day of treatment. This will ensure a smooth transition from your arrival in the dentist’s office to discharge after your recovery. Patients will be tired and sleepy following the anesthetic. You will need to return home and maintain minimal activity until the next day when following a regular routine is expected unless dental or surgical procedures require futher rest at home.
We still have concerns and would like to speak to someone about the anesthetic appointment.We are happy to speak with you at any time during the planning stages of the anesthesia visit, on the treatment day, and following the completion of treatment. Questions for the doctor can be answered in most cases by arranging for a followup phone call to you. We will be available to address your questions and concerns.
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment. If you are an existing patient, this contact form should not be utilized for communicating private health information.
P.O Box 107
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Tel: (631) 940-3690