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Special Needs Dentists in the NYC area

September 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Belated thanks to Karel for passing along this incredibly helpful link to dentists who work with the special needs population. The site includes info for each hospital and/or doctor, what insurance, Medicaid or fee programs they accept, and which (if any) sedation services they offer. Where was this awesome list when I was cold-calling dentists several months ago?

http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/hp_dentistry_locations.jsp#ny

 

No personal experience, but Columbia (on the list) comes highly recommended by some friends.

Success! Well, kind of…. Okay, not really

I did it, through sheer determination, a lot of silent cursing and no small amount of sweat and tears (some mine, some the kids). I got through to BronxCare Dental! Hooray! I don’t know how many phone calls (more than 25) or exactly how many hours (more than 6) but this last time, after a mere 15 minute wait, I finally reached a very pleasant young lady who apologized for the ordeal I went through (see my previous post on MLK Health Center).

As I suspected, it took her less than 2 minutes to reschedule us.

For 2 months from now.

It’s disgusting that I feel like not taking James on vacation so that we can keep our original appointment.

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