Nicholas S. Katchen, DDS, to Give Free Dental Checks to Students
PORT JERVIS, N.Y. (November 17, 2017)—As a part of the New York State dental screening laws, the Port Jervis School District recently named Aesthetic Family Dentistry’s pediatric dentist, Dr. Nicholas Katchen, DDS, as the district’s dentist. Dr. Katchen will be responsible for providing dental screenings and dental health certification for children before entry into kindergarten, 2, 4, 7, and 10 grades.
This law, adopted by New York State in 2007, is intended to identify children in need of dental care so that parents can be made aware of the need for treatment.
“Early detection and intervention is key to avoiding oral diseases and conditions that can start in childhood and lead to much larger problems in adulthood,” said Dr. Katchen. “Most people don’t realize that a child should see a pediatric dentist either on their first birthday or when they get their first tooth. Despite the fact that children lose thier baby teeth, their care is paramount as it will affect the adult teeth.”
Dr. Katchen is dual certified as a pediatric dentist and as a dentist anesthesiologist. He received his doctorate of dental surgery from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He completed his first residency in special patient care at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw. There he treated adults with special needs and developmental disorders such as Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
After completing his residency in special patient care, Dr. Katchen completed a two-year residency at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn as a dentist anesthesiologist. He is board certified to provide all modes of sedation, whether it be nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV and general anesthesia.
Following his residency at NYU, Dr. Katchen completed a two-year residency at Stony Brook University in pediatric dentistry.
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Katchen educates parents on proper oral health and how to manage their child’s dental hygiene routine until the child is old enough to start brushing on their own. He also sees to the care of all infant, toddler and child patients at Aesthetic Family Dentistry located at 155 East Main Street in Port Jervis. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Katchen has experience working with children who are nervous about visiting the dentist, and his special training helps him to alleviate children’s fears and make them more comfortable when visiting the dentist.
Aesthetic Family Dentistry offers services in general, pediatric, periodontal, and cosmetic dentistry, as well as Botox for cosmetic use.
For more information on pediatric services, or to schedule an appointment, please call (845) 610-6730 or visit www.aestheticfamilysmiles.com.
Aesthetic Family Dentistry is a family-owned dental practice located in Port Jervis, NY. We’re dedicated to providing high quality service with state-of-the-art dental techniques. For more information about Aesthetic Family Dentistry, please visit www.aestheticfamilysmiles.com.