“A smile is a language that even a baby understands”
Dr. Maria Aslani-Breit
Dr. Maria Aslani-Breit, DDS is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). She graduated from the University of Athens Dental School, and received a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester.
She also completed additional training in children with developmental disabilities as a Fellow at Eastman Dental Center and Monroe Developmental Center. Since 2001, she has been providing care for children in her private state-of-the-art pediatric dental office in Brighton. Outside her private practice Dr. Aslani-Breit is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Rochester, where she teaches in the Pediatric Dental Department. She has privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital and Rochester General Hospital where she performs dental treatment for children who require general anesthesia.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She is an examiner for the ABPD, a consultant to the Council of Clinical Affairs of the AAPD, which is responsible for reviewing the policies and guidelines for pediatric dentists nationwide, and a member of the Committee on Special Health Care Needs of the AAPD. She is also a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the New York State Dental Association and the 7th District Dental Society.
Dr. Aslani-Breit is married and is the proud mother of two teenage children. She is very involved in her children’s personal growth and activities. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling to new places with her family.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is the pediatrician of dentistry in that they provide both specialized and primary care to children. A pediatric dentist has at least 2 extra years of specialized training in the oral health of young people, including those with special health care needs. Children at different ages need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. Pediatric dentists are better qualified to meet those needs, because they are specialists dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Since pediatric dentists focus on caring for all children’s dental needs, they provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems.
What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?
A Board Certified Pediatric Dentist is a pediatric dentist who has gone through a certification process (completion of designated examinations) administered by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) which validates the candidate’s in depth knowledge and proficiency in the specialty of pediatric dentistry.
The ABPD certifies pediatric dentists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.
What is a Diplomate?
We provide specialized and comprehensive care for children from infancy through adolescence including those with special needs in a fun, safe, and state-of-the-art environment with a focus on prevention and education for the families.
Dr. Aslani-Breit’s decision to become a pediatric dentist resulted from her passion for working with children, and especially those with special needs. She has carefully selected her team to support her vision. The clinical team consists only of New York State Licensed Dental Hygienists and New York State Licensed Certified Dental Assistants. We strive towards excellence in providing dental care in a fun and comfortable environment for the families.
Our hygienists are the heart of our preventive program educating families in our office and in the community in the importance of optimal oral health care.
In addition to their expertise in pediatric dentistry, our assistants have extensive training in orthodontic and conscious sedation procedures and operating room protocol.
All our team members have had extensive training and are certified in Basic Life Support, Infection Control and Barrier Precaution, and HIPAA and OSHA regulations.
We believe that education is a lifelong process. We attend multiple continuing education seminars throughout the year, which helps us stay current with new science, technologies, procedures, and evolving guidelines in the practice of pediatric dentistry.
We are fully aware of the fears and anxieties associated with dentistry and strive towards alleviating them through empathy, patience, and our own unique way of providing pediatric dental care.