Dr. Simón Mermelstein
300 m. O Pops La Sabana San José, Costa Rica Tel (506)
296-3546 Fax (506) 296-4840 Emergency (506) 296-2626
SPECIALIST IN DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Dr. Simón Mermelstein has gained international recognition for his natural
ability to work with children of all ages... especially the difficult or handicapped
children that require special attention.
He attributes this ability to his love for children and commitment to provide them the
best possible dental healthcare possible. With children of his own, he acknowledges that
respect and understanding are essential to gaining the trust of a young patient... no
matter how young.
Dr. Mermelstein is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
He graduated from the University of Costa Rica and the famed Eastman Dental Center located
in Rochester, New York and continues his education in all phases of dental practice. High
academic achievement, exemplary character, and superlative achievements in dentistry
signify his dedication to the dental profession... and to his patients. Most of his
leisure time is spent with his wife, Linda and their three children... participating in
When you plan your Costa Rica holiday...
consider a Dental Excursion... with your entire family!
Pediatric Dentistry is a specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive
preventative and therapeutic oral health care for infants, and children through
adolescence, including those with special health care needs. We have patients that come
back year after year for that special attention that your young ones deserve!
Dr. Mermelstein recommends that children begin to visit the dentist regularly starting
around two years of age, when most of the baby teeth are in, or when parents have any
||We start off with a simple exam that isn't
||We check for cavities, and to see how well the teeth
are being cared for, and...
||Determine if there is anything to suggest special
|In general, Pediatric Dentistry is the only dental specialty that is defined by age,
and is not specifically related to types of procedures. Pediatric dentists are considered
primary care providers for the young, and also serve as specialists when a particular
patient's needs are beyond the scope of a dentist in general practice. Beyond the
requisite training and education required to be a licensed dentist, an additional two
years of education is required for studying the specific dental needs of the child.
The scope of the Mermelstein practice is wide ranging as it involves services that are
specifically geared to treating children in general... with respect and understanding, in
a kind and gentle manner. From the average young child... to the complex or difficult
child, the mentally and physically challenged, and those with extreme cases of oral
disease or decay.
"Ask Dr. Mermelstein..." We
look forward to hearing from you... to answer your questions about dental hygiene, dental
problems, dental treatment, and especially our dental practice. Please call, write, fax or
e-mail our office.
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