Fun and Gentle Pediatric Dentistry
Serving Chatham NJ and it’s Surrounding Communities
Because we are a boutique style practice, we are able to offer “Concierge Style Service.” This includes 24 hour emergency service with every patient having Dr. Howie’s direct cell phone number and no more than a 5 minute wait for all appointments. Emergencies are always seen on the day of the emergency. We pride ourselves in preventive dental care. While some patients may come to our office with cavities, 95% leave for college with no new dental decay by following our unique, individualized preventive plan.
By teaching children and parents how to properly care for their teeth at a young age, cavities are almost totally preventable. At the first visit, Dr. Howie takes the time to thoroughly cover the “PARENTS GUIDE TO GOOD DENTAL HEALTH”. This unique plan, developed by Dr. Howie, covers proper fluoride dosage, oral hygiene instruction, flossing, sealants, and interceptive orthodontics. While other dentists cover brushing, Dr. Howie’s plan is a TIMELINE that he developed and used for his own 4 children. Experience is the key. “Having been practicing Pediatric Dentistry for 22 years and treating all children as if they were my own, going to work becomes easy”.
Some children do require extensive dental work at a young age. In these situations, Dr. Howie performs dentistry under General Anesthesia at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. While other dentists do offer sedation while in their dental offices, Dr. Howie uses a Board Certified Anesthesiologist to monitor his patients in the hospital. “Emergencies happen”, says Dr. Howie, “and when they do, you do not want to be alone in a dental office with a sedated child”. Having taken cases to Mountainside since 1999, experience and trust in an anesthesiologist are critical to success. A full mouth rehabilitation can be done in about an hour in the hospital, and the child returns home that same day.
Our Office is temporarily closed until further notice due to COVID-19. If you think you are having a dental emergency, please give Dr. Kotkin a call
Fall, Winter & Spring Hours:
Monday: 7 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 1 PM – 5 PM
Thursday: 7 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 7 AM – 5 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM – 3 PM
Thursday: 7 AM – 12 PM
Friday- Sunday: Closed
What NJ Kids Expect from a Dr. Howie Dentist Visit