Nothing is more important to us than providing Safe and Focused Monitoring during Anesthesia Services. Each child is cared for with Patience, Cheerfulness, and Respect…As if they were our own Family!
Our practice is primarily devoted to the safe and comprehensive treatment of children, including those with special needs, who require dental or oral surgical treatment with anesthesia services.
Our mission is to provide your child anesthesia services with the highest standard of patient care and safety. These services can be administered in the comfort, convenience and familiar surroundings of the office of your child’s dentist or surgeon.
Even the skilled pediatric dentist will occasionally have limited success completing dental treatment for a fearful or pre-cooperative child as well as a child with special needs. Younger children typically experience a degree of stranger anxiety, a short attention span, and a limited tolerance for keeping their mouth open. The complexity and magnitude of needed dental treatment may also reduce the success of behavior strategies the pediatric dentist may utilize. Subsequent delays in receiving proper dental care can lead to oral pain, infections, loss of teeth and loss of space for future eruption of permanent teeth.
Anesthetic medications can allow your child to “sleep” through the most comprehensive procedure in a safe, controlled, and monitored setting. Each child receives an individually prepared and titrated anesthetic with close and continuous monitoring of heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, oxygenation, temperature, and patient awareness. A qualified anesthesiologist who uses medications and monitors equal to those currently used in hospitals will provide their care. Children remain asleep with profound pain control throughout their dental treatment. This enables the treating dentist or surgeon to efficiently and safely complete all planned treatment in the shortest amount of time and in one session rather than multiple sessions. Children report no memory of receiving their dental or surgical care.
Whether your pediatric dentist, general dentist, dental specialist, or surgeon has recommended our anesthesia services or you are considering these services independently we hope this information is useful and can be available to answer additional questions by telephone or email.
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