Dr. Jennifer Akkaway
Dr. Jennifer Akkaway is a board-certified pediatric dentist with expertise in the unique needs of children and adolescents (specialty number 5890). She understands that children are not simply small adults. To provide them with optimum dental care, she knows that young patients require special techniques and a gentle touch. She believes that establishing a “dental home” before age one is important for achieving excellent lifelong dental health. Dr. Akkaway maintains that building a trusting relationship takes time but is essential to avoid causing a lifetime of dental fears.
Dr. Akkaway brings invaluable experience to the Children’s Dental Health Center at Englewood Dental. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she earned her D.D.S. She completed a General Dentistry Residency program and then earned her Pediatric Specialist degree at Columbia University. Dr. Akkaway graduated with honors and was involved in research pertaining to the use of novel topical anesthetics and their application in Pediatric Dentistry. She also completed a Pediatric Dental Residency with concentrations in conscious sedation, interceptive orthodontics and operating room dentistry at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Akkaway is experienced in the treatment of children with special needs. She is trained in sedation dentistry and utilizes the surgical suite at Englewood Dental for her patients’ comfort and relaxation. She is also on staff at Englewood Hospital.
We believe both children and parents alike will be delighted with Dr. Akkaway’s skill and friendly demeanor. Dr. Akkaway and her staff will take time to teach them proper dental maintenance techniques while making sure their visits are stress-free and fun.