Nov. 27, 2018 Sponsored Story
ProHEALTH Dental, a dental group that was founded in 2016 and opened a practice in Long Island City last year, is expanding its services throughout the Tri-state area.
The group, which currently has two practices in Long Island and four in Queens, plans to expand with locations in Brooklyn Heights, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey. All new facilities are state-of-the-art with eight plus operatories and treatment rooms unique to a specialty, including kid-friendly treatment rooms and waiting areas, offering children’s games and other activities.
ProHEALTH Dental will open these locations much like its 50-11 Vernon Blvd. practice. Each dental office will provide patients with access to all dental specialties under one roof, such as general, pediatrics, orthodontics, endodontics and cosmetic dentistry.
Each practice has the latest digital technology and is equipped with dental supplies by Henry Schein, the leading provider of dental equipment. Advanced equipment includes ‘Identifi,’ the latest technology to screen for oral cancer. All hygiene visits include oral cancer screenings at no additional fee.
ProHEALTH Dental elected to open in Long Island City in response to the growing number of young families and the growing population, with its proximity to Mount Sinai Hospital in Queens.
Norton Travis, CEO of ProHEALTH Dental Management, LLC, said that the firm aims to cater to families, where parents are able to be treated at the same time as their children. He said the practice aims to be part of the fabric of Long Island City and is a participating sponsor of neighborhood events. “We want to be seen as the people’s dental home.”
The practice took over Hunters Point Dental, a 35-year institution on Vernon Boulevard that offered general dentistry, and moved to a larger space where it could offer all specialties.
The Long Island City practice formed an academic and clinical affiliation with The Mount Sinai Health System/Icahn School of Medicine last year.
Through this and other clinical affiliations, ProHEALTH Dental offers an integrated Oral Health Initiative and works collaboratively with Mount Sinai’s local community-based physicians to improve the oral and overall health of the patients they serve on Long Island and the metropolitan New York area.
“Our partnership is about breaking down the silos between medicine and oral health,” Travis said. “There is a proven link between oral health and conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and certain cancers.”
He said the ProHEALTH Dental dentists will recommend that patients with conditions such as gum disease inform their physicians of the diagnosis. Meanwhile, ProHEALTH Dental is also working on educating the community that good oral health can improve total wellness.
ProHEALTH Dental accepts all major insurances but Travis notes that only 50 percent of the population has dental insurance. He said dental insurance is far less prevalent than medical insurance, and insurers often require high co-pays or limit coverage.
The ProHEALTH Dental VIP Program is a solution for patients without insurance. The VIP Program covers all preventative care and a twenty-five percent discount off other dental services. The program costs $249 per year for each adult, $199 for the first and second child and $99 for each additional child.