Dr. Skolnick is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Skolnick is an attending volunteer dentist at Rochester General Hospital, and teaches pediatric dentistry to the dental residents. He was named a Fellow of the Pierre-Fauchard Academy in 2005 and a Diplomate of the American College of Dentists in 2011.
Dr. DeLucia is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and currently practices two days per week at Webster Pediatric Dentistry. The remainder of her week is spent in the operating room treating very young children and children with disabilities, and as an attending at the pediatric dentistry residency program at Eastman Dental Center.
Dr. Mooney is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is splitting her time between Webster Pediatric Dentistry and Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Mooney is an attending at the Pluta Dental Center (RGH) and performs oral rehabilitation in the operating room at RGH.
Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to the oral health of children, from infant oral care through teenage dentistry. Webster Pediatric Dentistry is based on preventive dental care. Educating patients and their parents about tooth development, proper dental care and optimal dental health is their ultimate goal. They advise parents of young patients on handling thumb sucking and how to prevent cavities. They discuss tough subjects with teen: smoking and tongue piercings. They handle dental emergencies, such as broken teeth or knocked out teeth. They believe that prevention is the key to keeping your children cavity free.
Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain, resulting in tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Evaluating children for orthodontic needs is based on individual needs. Some children need early care, others will be started once all the deciduous teeth have been lost. Full orthodontic braces are usually started between 5th and 8th grade, depending on the individual child. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed elastics or orthodontic appliance is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment.