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Establishing and maintaining good oral health is integral to your child’s general health and well-being. Weill Cornell Medicine’s Dental Health Center is a dental home that provides world-class care to every patient that comes thought its doors. Dr. Paula Ancelson, DMD and Dr. Vanessa Coupet, DMD lead the Center and deliver tailored treatments that address the unique needs of each individual child. Both doctors are experts in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, from routine preventative treatments to complex restorative methods and special needs patients.
At Weill Cornell Medicine we are dedicated to creating a place where your child feels comfortable and safe when getting dental exams and treatments.
Personalized care: At Weill Cornell Medicine, we emphasize education and support of your child in developing a lifetime of healthy habits. If we find dental disease, we offer therapeutic treatments that best suit your child’s individual needs.
Our pediatric dentists know that going to the dentist can be scary and uncomfortable and we do everything we can to ease you and your child’s concerns.
Expert Dental Care for Kids: When it comes to oral health, children have their own unique needs and dental issues—which is why they need dentists that specialize in treating them. Pediatric dentists are expert care providers for infants and children through adolescence, with a comprehensive understanding of their very specific needs.
Your child's first experiences visiting a dentist are very important—they will lay the groundwork for a lifetime of oral hygiene and care. But it can be intimidating, even scary, and each child may react differently. Pediatric dentists must find the right way to work with every kid—and each child is different.
To face this challenge, a pediatric dentist typically has at least two to three years of additional training that prepares them for the specific needs of younger patients. They are also highly specialized experts—they only treat children.
Pediatric dentists have a wide range of approaches to help children become comfortable with receiving dental treatment. As your child grows older, their pediatric dentist will address problems early to keep them from developing into something more serious and coordinate care with other specialists, if necessary. They'll also help answer any questions you may have about your child's oral health.
**We do not participate with commercial dental insurance**
Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to enhance your patient experience.
The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Division offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.