Over 50 percent of children sustain some type of injury to the tooth in their lifetime. These injuries are more common among boys 2-4 years of age, and boys and girls between the ages of two and three. Injuries more are common among these age groups because this is the age when motor coordination is developing. In addition, children in this age group are more active and involve themselves in rough play. Falls, fights and sports injuries are the most common causes of tooth injuries in children at home.
Dr Engel holds a speciality license in pediatric dentistry from New Jersey and New York. He also has attained sedation certification, which allows for in-office oral sedation options, and he’s on staff at Hackensack University Medical Center. As an attending pediatric dentist at HUMC, Dr Engel retains operating room privileges, allowing for an array of treatment modalities and anaesthesia options.