Families in New York now have a National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) Dental Treatment Center in their community. We are excited to announce our new partnership with the New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery (NYCOMS) to provide quality dental care and more affordable costs for individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias.
Helping families affected by ectodermal dysplasias have access to dental care is one of our major goals. We are thrilled to have a Dental Treatment Center in a large city such as NYC which our families in the tri-state area can all easily access.
“We at the New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery (NYCOMS) are very delighted and proud to be a part of the NFED,” Stephen A. Sachs, D.M.D said. “We have had many experiences over the years treating children and adults with this condition and welcome the opportunity to formalize our relationship.”
The NYCOMS team includes six oral and maxillofacial surgeons. They have facilities in Manhattan, Nassau County (Lake Success), and Suffolk County (West Islip) and maintain privileges at the major teaching hospitals in the area – Weill/Cornell Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, which are both part of the NorthWell system, and at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Challenging patients requiring functional reconstruction of the jaws and teeth are a prime focus at NYCOMS. They specialize in providing complex dental care including dental implants and bone grafting. They work with a group of skilled prosthodontists so that the foundation work that they do can be completed with functional aesthetic appliances (i.e. dentures).
In 2014, Dr. Sachs and his colleagues published a case presentation about a 30-year-old man affected by ectodermal dysplasias they treated at NYCOMS. They discuss the importance of working as a team to provide the best outcomes.
“We would be delighted to consult with ectodermal dysplasia patients and their families,” Dr. Sachs said. “We are excited to have a formal relationship with the NFED and look forward to many years of cooperative efforts.”
NYCOMS joins 17 other universities and private practices in our Dental Treatment Centers network. We do have a process you must follow to be seen at a center. Learn where the closest center is to you and how to apply.