Lois Jackson, DDS (Pediatric)
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Pediatric Dentist FindingsJust want to add that Dr Jackson does not take insurance but I have found they charge pretty close to reasonable and customary so my out of network benefits pretty much cover it. An important piece of information in today’s day and age but don’t get me started on our health system. I’ll add that Dr Jackson gave us a referral for orthodontia help that was stellar and her partner Dr Adam pulled the one tooth that needed to be pulled from my kiddo’s mouth ahead of that and it was spectacular. I’m super skittish about the dentist and they managed to take care of it without putting my kid under sedation. I’m grateful they helped me not carry my fears over to my kid. And the Manhattan location has Saturday appts with the same staff which helps tremendously when calendars can’t align in Brooklyn.
Pediatric Dentist FindingsI'm just chiming in because we absolutely Dr. Lois Jackson, too. She's the pediatric dentist our pediatrician recommended and we've been seeing her since my almost-five-year-old was about 2. We go to the Brooklyn location where a real highlight is a ship-shaped playhouse in the waiting room. During the height of COVID restrictions when they were only having one patient in at a time, the office built time in the visit so little patients could still enjoy the experience of playing in the ship (a real highlight of trips to the dentist for my kiddo). That extra attention to the experience is what sets the practice apart. My kiddo loves going to the dentist which is a real relief for me, as I'm pretty dentist-adverse myself and was worried about passing that on to her. I give Dr. Jackson and the PDNYC staff all the credit.
Dentist for 2 y/oWe took our 3 year old to Dr Jackson, in Brooklyn Heights. The previous dentist we took him to diagnosed a cavity and wanted to make a second appointment where they would give him anesthetics, have people hold him down, what sounded like something very rough to me! Dr Jackson was fantastic. She chatted to him for a while, played some games with him, had him laughing before she even tried to look into his mouth. When she did finally, he was cooperative. She finally filed the cavity without any anesthetic at all, and my son wasn’t traumatized at all!
Dentist for Little Kid - Thank You!I just wanted to say a big thank you to the responses for a dentist for treating a cavity in my 3 year old. I ended up going to see Dr Lois Jackson for a 2nd opinion, who came recommended by a few. She was amazing! What a difference to the first dentist I took him to. At the first dentist it took 3 adults to hold him down to get him to open his mouth so the dentist could look. Dr Jackson just spent some time playing with him – showed him some toothbrushes that light up, let him play with the mirror, let him put it into his mouth himself, made silly jokes, etc – and he opened his mouth and let her look – no restraints necessary! A much much much less traumatic experience for him. She said she thinks she will be able to fill the cavity without needing any sedation OR gas at all! Unfortunately she’s not covered by my insurance, but what I was going to pay in sedation and gas now I will pay just for the 3 minute procedure itself. Hopefully it all goes well next week and he cooperates as well as he did yesterday. Thanks again to this wonderful community!
Amazing Dentist - Dr. Adam SilevitchI just had to write to thank 'Dr. Adam' in Lois Jackson's office for the deft and kind way he managed to get my forever anxious 7-year-old to agree to a tooth extraction. The baby tooth was holding on for dear life, and he was able to calm her, get her to agree to some very needed nitrous and then the extraction (never even noticing the Novocain!). I know it's his job to work quickly and reassuringly, but we were most impressed with how he quickly built trust with her, not doing anything without permission and an explanation. She's had a few dentists over the years for cleanings - all pediatric and lovely. But in a spontaneous review last night she declared them all a '5' and Dr. Adam a '11 out of 10!' Not too bad for the only one who's ever actually done dental work on her!
emergency dentist responses[3 recommendations] without full review July 2012
(no subject)We take our son to Dr. Lois Jackson (locations in Brooklyn heights and Greenwich Village) and she is excellent. My son has sensory issues so trips to the dentist used to be nightmarish. Dr. Jackson is masterful in helping him feel relaxed and comfortable and he actually LOVES going to see her (and yes, she has had to give him fillings and he still loves her. September 2012
ISO: emergency dentist for 5 year oldWe like Dr. Lois Jackson in the Heights and Dr. Alan Azrack in the Slope. July 2012
(no subject)We take our daughter (7 years old) to Dr. Lois Jackson. She is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend her and all of her staff. She has an office in Manhattan (LaGuardia Place, phone# (212)-995-8888) and recently opened an office in Brooklyn (Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens, can't remember which). After our daughter's first visit there, she said "Mom, can we keep her forever?" Hope this helps! (July 2002)
Pediatric dentist - necessary? recommendI had to take my daughter in at 18 months because one of her teeth had split vertically down the middle and without question had to be pulled Try Lois Jackson's office. We've seen Dr. Bienstock in that practice. We saw her in the Manhattan office but I believe there's a Brooklyn office too.
Review from 2011 PSP Dentist SurveyReview Feb.2011 We really like Dr. Jackson. She has filled my kids cavities (ages 5 and 3) with out novacaine and my kids actually look forward to their visits with her. She knows her stuff and has a great demeanor with kids. She's in Brooklyn office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fairly easy to make an appointment especially if you are flexible with either Brooklyn or Manhattan location. Only down side is that sometimes the wait is long and she does not take insurance. However, at times she has given a "courtesy" discount if the wait has been abnormally long and also family discounts (like when BOTH my kids has cavities filled). INSURANCE: She does not take insurance but will give you a claim form to file.
Review from 2011 PSP Dentist SurveyReview Feb.2011 Dr. Jackson has been our family dentist for many years now. Although our children are older, they continue to ask if they can still come to her office. So far, they have not been directed elsewhere. The office is really child and parent friendly, there are tons of current magazines for grown ups, and lot's of books and games for kids (sometimes there's a bit of a wait), alway worth it. Once in with the Doc, she always "schmoozes" my son first, and asks about his life, or amazingly follows up on their last discussion. Dr. Jackson is particularly patient with jittery kids. INSURANCE: We do not have dental
Review from 2011 PSP Dentist SurveyReview Feb.2011 We went to Dr. Jackson for an emergency situation. Sadly, this was also my daughter's FIRST dental experience. Dr. Jackson is highly recommended on the Brooklyn Special Kids list (Special Needs listserv) so we went to her for that reason. While I found her to be agreeable, I did not think she was as deserving of the praise she received. She had the usual reaction to my highly sensitive child, but was able to treat her despite the tears from my girl. In the end, my daughter was thrilled to walk out with a toothbrush, a toy and some stickers, so it was a positive experience all in all. INSURANCE: No dental insurance for my kids - but she doesn't take it anyway. If we had it, they would help with filing.
Associate Dr. Bienstock Review from 2011 PSP Dentist SurveyReview Feb.2011 Dr. Bienstock is excellent. One of my daughter's front teeth clearly had to be pulled when she was 17 months old. Dr. Bienstock was attentive to my concerns, empathetic to my being upstet about it, and showed great judgement in sending us to a very good oral surgeon to extract the tooth. She was also very good at a follow up appointnent after the tooth was pulled and a regular check-up. She's got a very good manner with toddlers, and parents alike
Associate Dr. Bienstock Review from 2011 PSP Dentist SurveyReview Feb.2011 Dr. Beinstock is so warm and friendly, returns calls promptly, and has really inspired my daughter to take responsibility for her dental hygiene. We love her! INSURANCE: Delta - they provide the forms and we submit.
Review from 2011 PSP Dentist SurveyManhattan location Review Feb.2011 My son is 3 and has special needs and as such were looking to find someone who would be respectful of that. Dr. Jackson and her staff made us all feel at ease. We went to the office in the East Village so we could go on a Saturday. Parking was very easy by a meter right outside the building. The waiting area is very small and cramped and they were running about 10 minutes behind on appointments. The hygeienist tried to put my son at ease. She gave him sunglasses to wear while she "counted" his teeth so the light wasn't too bright in his eyes. She tried out the mechnical dental toothbrush on his hand before she tried it in his mouth. He agreed to try it on his teeth but when she used it in his mouth, he started to get upset so she immediately stopped, calmed him down with a sugar free lollipop and then cleaned his teeth with a manual "hot wheels" toothbrush. Now he actually wants to brush his teeth every night because he was able to take the hot weels toothbrush home. When it was time to go see Dr. Jackson, it was like walking into a toy store, she let him walk around and aclimate himself to the room and only ever spoke to him. She was also sitting in a chair that was at his eye level. She asked him if he wanted to sit in her "special chair" and look at the "special light" which he did and he actually let her look in his mouth when she asked and she asked him about his "paci" which he was still using at bedtime and they made a deal to get rid of it for his 4th birthday. He got rid of it for Christmas (a different story) They made a promise to brush every night before bed and after breakfast and to see each other in her "special chair" very soon. That was the whole visit. He was very happy got a whole bunch of stickers and "stuff" plus a toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick and a sugarfree lollipop oh and Dr. Jackson looked at my 2yr old very quickly told me her molars were coming in that I could give her some tylenol at bedtime of her sleep was being affected or if she was complaining or orajel for quick relief. Which I thought was very nice since I didn't have an appointment for her. INSURANCE: We have MetLife Dental The dentis does not take any insurance but they gave me a form that I had no problems submitting to my company and got reimbursed within 2 weeks of mailing it to the insurance company.
Review from 2011 PSP Dentist SurveyReview Feb.2011 She's terrific, as is her hygenist. Was the first doctor experience where my son wasn't in tears. Was great about getting my son to open his mouth and do her thing. No experience w cavities yet, so I can't speak to that. INSURANCE: Delta Dental. She does NOT take insurance, but Delta Dental reimbursed us all but $9 of the visit.
(no subject)My daughter (2 yrs old) has been going to Lisa Bienstock who is also in Lois Jackson's practice. They have offices right near Broadway Lafayette and in Brookyn too I think. Their practice was recommended to me by my dentist (who I think is EXCELLENT!) when one of my daughter's front teeth had to be pulled when she was 18 months old because the tooth had split in half vertically (and couldn't be saved). Dr. Bienstock assessed it and sent us off to an oral surgeon (who my dentist also thinks is very good). I liked her judgment. We've also been to her for a follow up and a regular dental check up. I've been very happy! She's got a great way with kids, was great in answering my questions and dealing with my concerns especially when my daugther's tooth had to be pulled) and I've been able to take my daughter earlier in the day (at the lunch hour) and haven't had to wait more than 5 mins for my daughter to see her. Here's a link to find her: http://www.healthgrades.com/directory_search/physician/profiles/dr-md-reports/dr -lisa-bienstock-dmd-013c3b3b (Jan 2011)
(no subject)We just went through our son's first cavity- he actually has 2.. He had been a pt of Azracks since he was 3 yrs old. We were quoted about $450 per tooth by Azrack. The price and also how poorly our last visit went- with Azrack unable to get xrays done, and my son totally freaking out, prompted us to look around. Thank god we did. Dr Lois Jackson is a straight up miracle worker! She has offices in manhattan and cobble hill. We went to the one in the city. She got the xrays done without any difficulty, and filled a cavity without any pain, or novocaine!? She is strange, but obviously has a way with kids. I'm not saying I get it, just that it works. Not only was it pain and stress free, but it was
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