Sedation & Anesthesia

Valley Pediatric is Proud to be able to provide to its patients the services of a hospital residency-trained dentist anesthesiologist, Dr Martin Boorin, for your child’s dental or surgical treatment.

All parents want their children to receive the best comprehensive dental treatment possible. While many adults avoid dental treatment at some time in their life because of fear and anxiety, children react to dental treatment based on a limited understanding of its value and necessity. In many cases the pediatric dentist, hygienist and dental team can present dental treatment to your child in a fun or interesting way that enables the completion of needed dental care.

Anesthesia for children can make dental treatment a comfortable experience.

It allows parents to choose treatment recommended by their children’s dentists thus avoiding sub-optimal choices due to a child’s fear or unanticipated, painful emergencies.

The stress of treatment for patients who gag easily during dental treatment can be eliminated.

Children with mental and/or physical disabilities can receive treatment in a fully monitored, stress-free environment while they sleep. They are often discharged after a very brief recovery period.

Martin R. Boorin, DMD is an experienced, residency-trained, fully qualified dentist anesthesiologist.  He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine and completed his two-year anesthesiology residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  Dr. Boorin has been in the practice of dental anesthesiology for 30 years including a full-time hospital anesthesia practice for thirteen years and has been a staff dentist anesthesiologist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center since completing his residency in 1987.  He currently maintains a full time, office-based practice of dental anesthesiology in the tri-state region for pediatric, adult and special needs patients.  Dr. Boorin is a clinical assistant professor, in the Departments of Hospital Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and an attending dentist anesthesiologist at Stony Brook University Hospital.  He is the section chief for dental anesthesiology in the Department of Dental Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  Dr. Boorin coordinates resident education and clinical care in both institutions and is one of several attendings supervising an accredited, nationally recognized dental anesthesiology resident training program.  Dr. Boorin is a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesia and has served on the ADBA Board of Directors.  He is active in and lectured before numerous local and national professional organizations. 

David Pfeffer, DDS is a residency-trained, experienced dentist anesthesiologist, trained in the administration of sedation and general anesthesia in hospitals, ambulatory centers and private offices. He attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Subsequently, he completed a three-year General Practice Residency Medical Track and Dental Anesthesiology Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital, a level-one trauma center. In addition to practicing anesthesia, Dr. Pfeffer is a clinical assistant professor in the Departments of Hospital Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine where he works with dental residents in treating adults with special needs in Southampton Hospital. He has lectured to health care providers locally and regionally, as well as during national meetings.

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