Joseph Lichter, D.D.S.
1420 Avenue P, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11229
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday 9am - 6pm, Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm, Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday 9am - 2pm
General Dentistry, Cosmetics, Implants, Veneers, Invisalign,
Laser Treatment and Full Mouth Rehabilitation
We have installed Splash Guards at the front desk, everyone that enters
the office has their temperature taken, Oxygen Saturation Levels and
heart rate. Following strict Covid–19 Protocols as per CDC guidelines
we have installed heavy suctions in each room. We installed air purifiers
throughout the office and UV lights that destroy the virus.
We participate with many different insurance plans. If you don't
have insurance have no fear. We also offer our very affordable
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Make the dentist a fun
experience for kids
Visits to the dentist for periodic
cleanings and checkups are an
important component of oral hygiene.
Dentists also may be the fi rst people
to identify potential issues that can
affect health elsewhere in the body.
Many people are unaware that children
should visit the dentist early in
their lives. The American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry recommends that
a child should visit the dentist by age
one or within six months of the eruption
of his or her fi rst tooth. However,
many parents wait until much later —
age two or three — to take kids to the
dentist. Hesitance to visit the dentist
may stem from personal fears or perceived
reactions by children. Parents
should begin to acclimate children to
the dentist at a young age to make the
experience fun and even enjoyable.
Lead by example
Children who witness their parents
putting off going to the dentist or
being apprehensive about visiting the
dentist may develop their own fears.
Always paint the dentist in a positive
light and keep appointments.
Focus on the good aspects
Talk up all the benefi ts of going to the
dentist, such as having a squeaky clean
and fresh mouth. Many hygienists will
hand out small toys after a successful
visit, or at the least a great new toothbrush
and other fun products to try.
Get a tour of the offi ce
Ask the staff if your child can get
a special tour of the offi ce with explanations
of all the tools and equipment.
Understanding what to expect the next
time around in a no-pressure situation
can make the process much easier for
Avoid giving false hope
Do not tell a child that “everything
will be OK” at the dentist’s offi ce. If a
child needs treatment that may be uncomfortable,
he or she may not trust you
the next time a dental visit is scheduled.
Avoid words like “shots,” “pain,” “hurt,”
or even “cavities.” Over time, dental visits
can become an easy routine with
children, setting them up for a lifetime
of healthy mouths and teeth.
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