Bethlehem Pediatric Dentist
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Lehigh Valley Pediatric Dentistry
1665 Valley Center Pkwy, Suite 100
Bethlehem PA, 18017
Tel: (610) 694-0711
Fax: (610) 694-0710
A Pediatric Dentist Office in Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley Pediatric Dentistry is a premier dental facility focused on caring for tots thru teens and those with special needs in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. We believe that a positive dental experience during early childhood will result in good oral habits that will last into adulthood.
We try to make each visit as positive and enjoyable as we can. Dr. Majumdar and our Bethlehem pediatric dentists use confidence-building techniques such as positive reinforcement, "tell-show-do", and desensitization.
Our Bethlehem pediatric dentist office strives to be a "fun" place for children of all ages. We have satellite radio throughout the office and flat-screen televisions on the ceiling for each dental chair. Therefore, patients can choose to either listen to music or watch a movie during their dental procedure.
Why a pediatric dentist?
Bethlehem pediatric dentists complete two or three years of additional specialized training (in addition to the required four years of dental school), which includes studying child psychology, growth and development. We are also trained and qualified to care for patients with medical, physical and mental disabilities.
We strive to provide an environment in which your child can develop a positive attitude toward dentistry and keep a happy smile. Our team of pediatric dental specialists focuses on “coaching” patients and their parents for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and dental health. All education and treatment is provided in a positive and fun environment.
- Digital Radiography (X-rays)
- Dental Drills
- Pediatric Dentistry
- And More!
Each of our Bethlehem Pediatric Dentists Specializes as a:
- Dentist for Kids
- Dentist for Children
- Pediatric Dentist for Emergencies
- Pediatric Dentist for Special Needs
- Pediatric Dentist for Autism
If you are searching for a Bethlehem pediatric dentist or are looking for Bethlehem pediatric dentists in Bethlehem PA, please call (610) 694-0711 today.
DR. AMITH K. MAJUMDAR
Dr. Amith K. Majumdar is a graduate of Lafayette College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Majumdar went on to earn a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) from Temple University School of Dentistry. Upon graduation from Temple, Dr. Majumdar continued his education at Temple and completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. While completing the AEGD program, Dr. Majumdar received specialized training in advanced dental technologies, special-needs patient care, and adult restorative dentistry.
Dr. Majumdar went on to complete a two-year Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). At UMDNJ, Dr. Majumdar received extensive training in pediatric dentistry, child development and behavior management.
Dr. Majumdar is a published author and belongs to a number of professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Lehigh Valley Dental Society, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Majumdar is also a faculty member at Lehigh Valley Hospital where he teaches pediatric dentistry to dental residents.
Dr. Majumdar currently lives in Bethlehem with his family.
- A. Kupietzky, A. K. Majumdar , Z. Shey, R. Binder, and P. Matheson. Colony Forming Unit Levels of Salivary Lactobacilli and Streptococcus mutans In Orthodontic Patients. The J of Clinical Pediatric Dent . 30:1, 2005.
- D. S. Tewari, H.A. Qazi, A. K. Majumdar, M. Tewari, S. Uematsu, P. J. Reddy, Z. Truman and O. C. Tuncay. Regulation matrix metallo proteinase-1 (MMP-1) gene expression by NF-KB. Abstract in the J Dent Res . 78:458, 2821, 1999.
- H.A. Qazi, M. Tewari, A. K. Majumdar, O. C. Tuncay and D. S. Tewari . TNF – α mediated programmed cell death ( Apoptosis) in human gingival fiberblasts. Abstract in the J Dent Res . 77: 181, 604, 1998.
- H.A. Qazi, M. Tewari, A. K. Majumdar, O. C. Tuncay and D. S. Tewari . Suppression of IL-1 induced NF-KB and AP-1 geneds by DGLA ( DIHOMO-GAMMA LINLENIC ACID). Abstract in Mol. Bio. Cell. 8: 284,1644, 1997.
- K. S. Wadwa, A. K. Majumdar, C. F. Ferris. S. H. Snyder, W. H. Kuo, G. J. Schwartz, P. J. Pasricha. Caloric feedback inhibition of gastric emptying does not require nitrinergic innervation. Abstract in Gastroenterology . 112: 4, 1997.
- C. F. Ferris, K. S. Wadwa, A. K. Majumdar, S. H. Snyder, W. H. Kuo, G. J. Schwartz, P. J. Pasricha. Targeted disruption of the neuronal NOS gene abolishes the inhibitory response to ganglionic stimulation in the mouse pylorus. Abstract in Gastroenterology, 112: A731, 1997.
- Majumdar, A. K . Allozyme analysis of genetic variation in cabbage butterfly Artogeia rapae . Abstract in the J Penn. Academy of Sci ., Supplemental Issue: 185, 1995 and the Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research . 9: 382, 1995.
- Leveter, K. & A. K. Majumdar . Observational study of thecicada-killer wasp Specius speciosus. Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. 8: 933-937, 1994 and abstract in J Penn. Academy of Sci. 67: 185, 1994.
We try to make each visit as positive and enjoyable as we can. Dr. Majumdar uses confidence building techniques such as positive reinforcement, "tell-show-do", and desensitization. Although many children do fine, or even better, with a parent in the reception room, we do allow parents to accompany their child into the operatory. If we feel having a parent present is hindering the appointment we may suggest that you wait in the reception room.
Sedation & Hospital Dentistry
Occasionally a child may be very apprehensive, very young, or have a lot of dental needs. In these cases, some form of sedation may be needed. The various levels of sedation that we offer are as follows
Nitrous Oxide "laughing gas": is breathed in though a nose mask and relaxes your child. It is an extremely safe way to treat an apprehensive child. It is also useful when performing longer procedures.
General anesthesia: an anesthesiologist administers the medication and your child is completely asleep. This is offered in a hospital setting. General anesthesia is only used for complicated procedures or on extremely uncooperative or medically compromised children.
Our office strives to be a “fun” place for children of all ages. We have satellite radio throughout the office and flat-screen televisions on the ceiling for each dental chair. Therefore, patients can choose to either listen to music or watch a movie during their dental procedure.
We use digital radiography (x-rays). There are a number of benefits with using digital x-rays. First, there is less radiation exposure to your child. In fact, there is about a 75% reduction in radiation with digital radiography as compared to conventional dental x-rays. Second, there is no chemical waste and therefore better for the environment. Third, digital x-rays can be easily sent via email to your child's referring doctor, an orthodontist, or other dental professionals, as needed for comprehensive dental treatment.
Our office is also virtually “paperless”. This means that we do computerized charting. Computerized charting saves natural resources, creates less waste, and is also more efficient.
Our sterilization techniques are state-of-the-art and we utilize numerous methods to prevent cross-contamination to your child. Our autoclave sterilizer is the LISA, marketed by A-dec, Inc. and manufactured by W&H, and is a Class B medical-grade sterilizer.
We also use electric handpieces (dental “drills”). Electric handpieces are much quieter and efficient as compared to the typical “drill”, which we find to be what most children dislike about dental visits.
If an emergency arises please contact our office as soon as possible. The earlier we receive your call, the earlier we can have your child seen. The office is closed on weekends and major holidays. However, we provide 24-hour coverage for emergencies.
f you have an emergency after our office closes, call (610) 694-0711 and the answering service will page Dr. Majumdar. If Dr. Majumdar is unable to respond to your page please use your best judgement and seek hospital treatment.
USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT AND SEEK HOSPITAL TREATMENT IF NECESSARY
Please note that the first 30 minutes after an accident are the most critical to treatment of dental trauma.
General Guidelines on How to Respond to Dental Emergencies
- Likely a baby tooth if no root is attached - do not replace in socket. Control bleeding.
- If unable to locate tooth, call dentist immediately
- Find all parts of the chipped tooth and remember to handle the tooth by the top, not the root.
- If the tooth is dirty, gently rinse it under running water, do not scrub or remove any tissue from the tooth.
- Do not clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily.
- Reinsert the tooth into the socket, if possible. Have the child keep the tooth stable with gentle finger pressure up or down, depending on top or bottom tooth lost.
- If the tooth cannot be reinserted, place it in a cup of milk for transport to the dentist.
- Locate any chipped pieces if able. No need to use milk for storage, just place in a plastic bag.
- Control any bleeding
- Have the child rinse the mouth with cool water
- Apply cold compress to injured site to reduce swelling and control any bleeding.
- Cover sharp portions with cotton balls or chewing gum. Use orthodontic wax if available.
- Do not remove any wires stuck in the gums, cheek, or tongue. Instead, leave the broken pieces to be fixed by an orthodontist or dentist.