FAQs

I have trouble getting numb. What can Dr. Hecht do to help me?
With high quality novocaine and a gentle injection technique, Dr. Hecht rarely needs to administer a more advanced anesthesia method for numbing. However, Staten Island Dental Care offers nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedationwhen necessary. We will work for your ultimate comfort, so just let us know your concerns.


What if sedation does not work?
With multiple sedation options, Dr. Hecht can find one that works for you.


Is sedation safe?
Yes! Conscious oral sedation and IV sedation are performed by certified professionals while the patient’s vital signs are monitored. We employ standards of care that ensure your safety.


How long has Dr. Hecht been in business?
Dr. Hecht has serve patients in Staten Island for more than 25 years!


How are dental implants different from dentures?
Dental implants are anchored to the jawbone by a surgically implanted screw with which bone tissue naturally bonds. Dentures are held in place with clasps and/or adhesives. Dr. Hecht can place dental implants to secure dentures, as well.


Do you accept dental insurance?
We will gladly look into your insurance. Please call our office with your insurance information and we will work with you and your insurance company.


Do you accept Medicaid?
No, we do not accept Medicaid.


What payment methods do you accept, and what are my financing options?
We make paying for dental work convenient! You may pay by cash, check, or credit card. We also accept third party financing through CareCredit and Unicorn.


Will you see emergency dentistry cases?
Yes, we offer emergency dental care! Dr. Hecht can act as your emergency dentist. If you experience a dental emergency, please call our Staten Island office at 718-761-5757.

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