Fun and Gentle Pediatric Dentistry in Chatham
We Provide High-Quality Dentistry With Care
Welcome to our Pediatric Dental Practice!
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.
What NJ Kids Expect from a Dr. Howie Dentist Visit
Good Oral Hygiene
After more than 20 years of providing pediatric dentistry in Chatham, New Jersey, we’re proud to say that we know how to keep kids smiling and their teeth healthy. By promoting good oral hygiene at an early age, 95% of our children do not experience cavities or fillings before the age of 18.
More Laughs at the Dentist
When a dentist loves dinosaurs as much as kids do, you know that there’s going to be fun! We provide a relaxed, child friendly environment where parents are welcome to sit chair side with their children. The office of Dr. Kotkin isn’t just for keeping your teeth clean and healthy, it’s a new adventure every visit.
Fright Free Dental Visits and Hospital Dentistry
The dentist can be scary for any age, which is why Dr. Kotkin makes it his mission that every child is comfortable during their dental appointments. We use a gentle touch every time, keeping discomfort to a minimum and teeth their happiest. For those who are still anxious or have special needs, Dr. Kotkin practices hospital dentistry upon request. The patient will be placed under general anesthesia and monitored by an anesthesiologist.
Dr. Howie’s children suffer from many allergies, and we are free of the following common allergens: nut, gluten, dairy, egg, soy and latex.