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 Anesthesiology and the American Board of Oro-Facial Pain. He currently serves on the ADBA Board of Directors.
David Pfeffer, DDS is an experienced and highly qualified 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 and subsequently completed a three-year General Practice Residency Medical Track and Dental Anesthesiology Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital; a level-one trauma center. Dr. Pfeffer is a clinical assistant professor in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Divisions of Hospital Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. In this capacity he supervises dental residents who provide dental treatment for adults with special needs in Southampton Hospital. Dr. Pfeffer is a diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesia. He has lectured to health care providers locally and regionally, as well as during national meetings.
Our practice is devoted to the provision of anesthesia services, general anesthesia and sedation, in the office of your dentist, dental specialist, or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Office-based anesthesia services have become well established as a safe alternative to the hospital environment with proper clinician training, monitoring, preparation and experience. As such, we bring to each office all necessary anesthesia and resuscitation equipment. Patients receive our undivided attention throughout their office visit. Our attention to detail is well known. It begins as soon as your anesthesia appointment is scheduled.
General anesthesia and sedation are anesthetic management techniques that use intravenous and inhalation anesthetics to create relaxation, a lack of awareness, and either sleep or unconsciousness. Intravenous sedation is a safe, anxiety-free, and convenient means of completing your dental treatment while you lightly sleep. In some circumstances a general anesthetic may be strongly recommended due to the extensiveness of the proposed treatment or patient factors such as age, past negative experiences, or medical conditions.
It is natural for individuals who require an anesthetic for dental or surgical procedures to have concerns. Nothing is more important than keeping you informed. Our web site may answer some of your questions but, first and foremost, we encourage you to contact us to have all your remaining questions answered; from our initial conversations and directions on preparation for the anesthetic, to when you have arrived home following discharge from your doctor’s office.
As a consultant and a resource to your dentist or surgeon, we have devoted a considerable amount of time with them reviewing the anesthetic services we provide, the required office resources and staff, as well as protocols that are followed to provide a safe anesthetic. However, if there is a specific dentist or dental specialist you wish us to contact on your behalf we will be happy to do that for you. We are frequently contacted by dentists and dental specialists who are interested in working with experienced clinicians to incorporate anesthesia services.
We provide office-based anesthesia services in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Manhattan, Rockland and Westchester County, New York, as well as in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Northern New Jersey.