Children with chronic health conditions need more dental care. As our little ones grow, it is extremely important to maintain proactive dental regimens. For healthy children, this is an easy task, but for kids who suffer from chronic health conditions, it can be much harder to do. A chronic condition can be anything that is a permanent and on-going health problem for the child. It is a blanket term that covers a variety of illnesses and health issues, not only for kids but adults as well. Asthma, heart defects, cystic fibrosis, Downs Syndrome, and cerebral palsy are all examples of a chronic health condition.
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.