The gag reflex is the body’s natural defense mechanism that keeps foreign objects out of your upper respiratory tract. When the body senses something other than air headed down the larynx, pharynx, or trachea, the muscles in the area spasm and contract. Dental impression trays, especially with the impression material, and the x-ray process can…Read the full article
Dental phobias keep many people from seeing the dentist. Some people wait until there is an infection or pain before seeking help. To avoid the complications that may develop due to avoidance of dental care, Dr. Siegelman has established a New York City practice in which sedation dentistry is tailored to the individual. In addition…Read the full article
Dr. Siegelman’s article “Sensory Integration and Special Needs in the Dental Office” was featured in the September issue of Autism Parenting Magazine. He discusses a few helpful tips to improve the dental office visit and patient experience by creating a nurturing environment. Click here to reach the full article.
Dr. Siegelman’s article “Sensory Integration and Special Needs in the Dental Office” was featured in the May issue of Autism Parenting Magazine. He discusses how to make the dental experience easier, less traumatic, and a learning experience for patients on the autism spectrum. You can purchase Autism Parenting Magazine and read Dr. Siegelman’s article by…Read the full article
Dr. Siegelman featured in an article discussing PTSD and dental care. Read the full article here.
If anyone understands the issue of dental anxiety, it’s us. We have tailored our entire practice around the provision of safe, gentle, and comfortable dentistry. When we say comfortable, we know that this describes much more than practicing in a way that makes dental treatments virtually painless. Comfort, to us, means that a patient feels…Read the full article
Were you a Guggenheim Dental Clinic patient? Many patients over the years have mentioned the Guggenheim Dental Clinic as the source of their paralyzingly dental fear. The “Guggenheim” was a public program that provided access to dental care for New York City children for decades.
Dental care is a vital aspect of healthy oral development. Research indicates that children who are exposed to routine dental care from an early age, and whose experiences are positive, establish a better attitude toward dentistry. Additionally, they develop into a great lifelong patient. If you are a parent of a child with dental anxiety,…Read the full article
1) What tips do you have for parents to prepare their child for their first trip to the dentist? Emphasize the positive aspects of dental visits, i.e., fresh breath and clean teeth. It’s important to make it a positive experience; make it fun! Rewards are a great way to motivate a child. 2) At…Read the full article