Under the leadership of Dr. Paul E. Gates, Chairman, Dentistry, BronxCare Health System's Department of Dentistry is continually expanding services in response to the growing dental needs of the Bronx community. In April 2014, the department’s main dentistry practice was relocated to 1775 Grand Concourse. The new location, one block north of the hospital’s Concourse Division, provides 39 dental chairs (a 50 percent increase from the previous location). It includes new adult, pediatric, orthodontic, and oral surgery services as well as expanded registration and waiting areas for adults, children, and families.
For adult patients, a wide range of services are available. Endodontic, periodontic, orthodontic, and restorative procedures, including crowns and bridges, root canals, treatment of gum disease, and dentures are provided. 14 individual treatment rooms that feature state-of-the-art equipment are now available. “Our increased capacity now gives us the opportunity to treat more patients in a comfortable setting and that is a major benefit to the community as well as our staff,” stated Dr. Jewan Singh, Attending, Dentistry.
When dental surgery is needed, patients have available to them seven state-of-the-art, fully equipped treatment rooms as well as an expansive recovery area and a dedicated nurse’s station. After surgery, the patients can recline and recover in comfort with family members at their side. “The entire experience is designed to relieve a patient’s anxiety,” stated Dr. Marc Brown, Director, Residency Training, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. BronxCare Health System's Oral and Maxillofacial surgery specialists are widely acknowledged for their expertise in all types of dental surgery, from tooth extractions under IV sedation and emergency treatment of facial injuries to innovative implant procedures.
In the pediatrics area, ten individual pediatric dental suites are provided. Each pediatric suite is equipped with state-of-the-art pediatric chairs that have a child friendly design. The suites also offer overhead televisions allowing pediatric patients to watch movies and television programs while receiving care. “We value the comfort of each of our patients. These new innovative suites are helping children feel at ease when they come for a dental visit,” stated Dr. Selene Wun, Director, Pediatric Residency, Dentistry. In addition to general exams, cleanings, fillings, and restorative procedures, crowns and bridges, and root canals are also offered. Many treatment options are also available for children with complex dental problems including oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia and conscious sedation office visits.
For patients looking to improve their smile, eight designated orthodontic treatment areas are available. Orthodontists offer retainers and aesthetically pleasing/invisible braces to ensure the best tooth alignment. Cosmetic dentistry, including tooth whitening, bonding, and veneers are also provided.
The Dental Department now provides more than 71,500 visits annually at six convenient locations across the Bronx, including the new 1775 Grand Concourse location. With an exceptional level of services and an expert and friendly staff, the Department of Dentistry is continually advancing dental care to build a healthier community.
“We are proud to give the community the dental services it deserves and we are definitely excited to accommodate more patients in response to the major needs of our community.”