• 195 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450
  • Pediatric Dentist Phone : (201) 652-7020
  • Orthodontic Phone Number: (201) 652-7024
  • 21-00 Morlot Plaza Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
  • Pediatric Dentist Phone : (201) 794-1906

Special Needs

Special Needs

In accord with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, all the doctors at Pediatric Dental Associates recognize that providing comprehensive care to individuals with special health care needs (SHCN) is an integral part of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. One of our fortes is being able to consider all facets of a patients’ medical history in order to discuss and treat all dental conditions

Our staff affiliation with Hackensack University Medical Center and close proximity to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood provides us with a strong network of medical professionals including but not limited to pediatricians, pediatric specialists (ie neurologists, cardiologists, allergists, oncologists), psychological/psychiatric providers, as well as ancillary providers such as physical, occupational, feeding, and speech and language pathologists. We are in alignment with the medical community to care for the families AND patients with SCHN by providing expert care.

In the fast paced world of technology that has lent itself to tremendous educational and medical advances for your child, we at PDA have not forgotten to take the time to LISTEN to your story and journey as a parent of a child with SCHN. At our office, there is great value placed on the time spent reviewing the preventive strategies and behavior guidance that is often the framework of the relationship you will have with our office.

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My teeth feel terrific after my visit. I have been seeing Dr. Patison and Carmile for many years and they take good care of my teeth. They are always so caring, compassionate and kind. I feel very comforatable during my visit with them. They give a very complete examination. They are the best!

Courtney Riley

Got My Developmentally Disabled child to Come without Fear and Brush and Floss.  We have loved Dr. Pattison from my son’s age 5 through young adulthood. She took extra care to ensure my non-verbal son is not afraid of “the chair,” gets his xrays he needed, and always feels welcome and appreciated. The result is, while some of his non verbal peers will not see a dentist and need general anesthesia for anything, my son looks forward to seeing his dentist. Not to the procedures, but to seeing her!

Laura Weinberg

Great with my 5 year old daughter! Very professional, yet kind to kids! We Love Dr. Zimmer! As always our trip to the dentist was a pleasure. My daughter is actually excited for our next visit. I attribute this to the amazing Dr. Zimmer.

Hilary A