Pediatric Dentistry Services
Our services include all phases of comprehensive dental care in the routine office setting with a heavy emphasis on the prevention of dental decay. During your visit, you and your child will also receive the guidance and training to perform proper health care at home.
This coordination of comprehensive in-office treatment and at-home care is essential to ensure a lifetime of healthier teeth for your children.
When undergoing dental treatment, we:
- have the option available to use Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) for the anxious child.
- can also coordinate care with our local Oral Surgeons to do intra-muscular sedation for specific cases
- are a certified Invisalign provider and, in certain select cases, can treat minor orthodontic needs with Invisalign Teen.
- is credentialed at the Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.
- provides care under General Anesthesia in the Operating Room.
Dr. Kohli can also go to your child’s daycare or pre-school to give presentations, especially in February for Children’s Dental Health Month.
The first visit should be scheduled when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months. This visit is critical to developing a strong and happy relationship between yourself, your child and our practice. To make this visit as positive as possible, be enthusiastic and encouraging when answering any of your child’s questions about the visit. It is our policy to encourage parents to accompany their children into the examining room as the children tend to be more reassured and comfortable.
During the first visit, we will count their teeth and evaluate their oral cavity using a mirror and a “tooth counter”. If the child is receptive, we may then do a cleaning and flouride treatment. Otherwise, this can be done during the next appointment.
We use the “Tell Show Do” technique in which everything will be explained and shown to your child beforehand. It is possible that any child can be apprehensive at his/her first visit as young children tend to “fear the unknown”. Sometimes this results in crying. Rest assured, we will do our best to make them as comfortable as possible.
If the initial visit is an emergency visit, the immediate problem will be dealt with first, and the routine new patient visit will be postponed to a later time. It would be our priority to relieve your child of pain and make her/him comfortable as soon as possible. If your child has had a previous negative dental experience, it may take a few visits to gain her/his confidence in order to get him/her to accept a new dentist and dental treatment.
Please complete our Online Forms at least 24 hours prior to your child’s dental appointment. This allows us time to ensure that all necessary documentation is complete when you arrive.
In case of a dental emergency, please call the office at 914-725-9620 and press #1. Please leave a phone number that can receive a private call.
FROM PATIENT FAMILIES
The best cavity ever
Wonderful experience. Nobody wants their almost-three-year-old to need a cavity filling, but I couldn't imagine a more skilled and caring dentist to guide her through the process. My daughter told me before visiting that it was going to be "the best cavity ever," and although she didn't love the sound of the drill or the feeling of the air, Dr. Kohli talked her through the whole thing, keeping her calm and cooperative. Dr. Kohli is so skilled that she has my daughter excited to come back to the dentist next time!
- Emily B, RateABiz
Makes my very nervous children feel comfortable
Dr. Kohli and her staff go above and beyond to make my very nervous children feel comfortable at every visit. Today was no exception. My very worried 5-year old went in for sealants and left with no tears, sealants, AND a manicure!! What a wonderful distraction during what could have been a crying screaming nightmare. My older daughter was even jealous that her sister got her nails painted and asked when her next appointment was. Dr. Kohli not only makes my girls feel safe but she is professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer any questions.
- V Martin, Facebook
The best office in the tristate area!!!
This [pediatric dentist] office has consistently done an amazing job with my child's dental care! Dr. Kohli's bedside manner and witty quips have the parents and kids laughing the entire visit!! The staff is amazing, competent, well trained and so pleasant! They always run on time, value their patients and their time! Dr. Kohli's office is a true gem! So lucky to have found them!!
- R.K., RateABiz
Truly the best
Dr. Kohli is truly the best, making going to the dentist a happy and fun experience for the kids.
- Laura Cruz, Google
We love Dr. Kohli
Her staff is wonderful with my children. They are always greeted with a smile. She is so kind and patient with them. They declared at the end of their visit today that they "Love the dentist!"
- E. Wilson, Google
I highly recommend Dr. Kohli
My children all love to visit Dr. Kohli. She puts them at ease with her jokes and friendly manner. They are so relaxed about visiting the dentist which is very different from most doctors visits! Her office is a beautiful, inviting place and staff is terrific.
- Seema, Scarsdale, NY