Staten Island University Hospital's Department of Dental Medicine general practice has expanded into a major teaching program offering a wide range of services to all our patients. All of your dental services will be performed by both the active attending staff and the dental resident staff.
You are eligible to be a patient of our dental program if you are covered by Medicaid, medically indigent, medically compromised, intellectually disabled or developmentally disabled. If you do not fall into one of the categories listed above, your eligibility will be determined by an interview with a caregiver.
Services and treatments
In addition to routine services, the Department of Dental Medicine offers the following treatments and services:
- Dentistry for the developmentally disabled
- Dentistry for the medically compromised
- Craniomandibular disorders TMJ/facial pain
- Cleft lip and palate team
- Implant dentistry
- Emergency care
- General dentistry - preventive care and fillings
- Oral surgery - extractions/treatment of fractures
- Pediatric dentistry/children's dentistry
- Prosthodontics - dentures and bridges
- Endodontics - root canal therapy
- Periodontics - gum treatments
- Orthodontics - braces
Education and training
Staten Island University Hospital takes great pride in the quality of its teaching programs. The Department of Dentistry conducts one of the oldest major residency programs in the University Hospital system. The residency program in general dentistry has been accredited since 1970 with virtually every specialty in the profession represented by the teaching staff, including the pediatric residency program introduced in 2005.