Winthrop Center for Family Dental Medicine
Winthrop-University Hospital’s Center for Family Dental Medicine on Long Island, NY offers a full-service, state-of-the-art dental facility developed to serve the community’s patients and their diverse dental needs. The Center also functions as a teaching facility for dental residents in a hospital environment, giving them the experience of handling complex cases. New York is the only state that requires a dental residency before a dentist can practice dental medicine.
State-of-the-art Dental Center Handles Complex Cases
As a hospital based program, the Family Dental Medicine Center is uniquely positioned to care for medically complex patients, such as those with cancer, autoimmune diseases or other medical problems that require advanced treatments. Patients whose fragile health requires anesthesia stand-by are treated in Winthrop-University Hospital operating rooms with full cardiovascular monitoring. Diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with mucosal diseases, including those that require systemic medical treatment and long-term follow up, are also available.
Comprehensive Dental Services for Men, Women and Children
The dentists at Winthrop’s Center for Family Dental Medicine offer specialized diagnostic and oral care, from preventative measures to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Services include:
- Routine care
- Root canals
- Smoking cessation
- Cosmetic care
- Porcelain crowns
- Sports mouth guards
- Sleep apnea oral appliances
- Treatment of oral lesions
- Pediatric dental care
- Special needs patient care provided in a hospital setting
The Latest Dental Technologies on Long Island, NY
At the brand new Center for Family Dental Medicine, we feature 10 state-of-the-art exam rooms and utilize the latest in dental technologies, including:
- Digital x-rays – offer minimal radiation and no waiting for film development
- 3-D imaging – images can be viewed from many angles from a computer screen
- Laser technology – lasers can be used for tooth decay, gum disease, biopsy or lesion removal and teeth whitening.
The Region’s Leading Family Dentists and Dental Surgeons
The department’s Chair, Dr. Miriam Robbins, skillfully leads a highly qualified team of dentists, dental surgeons and attending faculty, representing endodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and pediatric dentists.
Dr. Kathleen Agoglia, Director of the Dental Medicine Training Program for residents, is an expert hospitalist with additional training in anesthesia, acupuncture and forensics.