Pediatric Dentist - Tappan, NY
Get to Know Navreet K. Sidhu, DDS
Dr Navreet Sidhu, is a board certified pediatric dentist. Born and raised in India, Dr Sidhu voyaged to the US after finishing dental school in India. She lived in Los Angeles, while attending dental school at UCLA School of Dentistry in California. She furthered her training as a pediatric dental resident at Mt Sinai Medical Center in New York where she also served as the “Chief Resident” in the Department of Dentistry. At Mount Sinai she focused her post graduate research work on improving the collaboration between pediatricians and pediatric dentists by developing the infant oral health screening protocol for pediatric residents. As a part of her research initiative, she helped create a dental screening tool in EPIC for oral and caries risk assessment that can be utilized by Pediatricians and Pediatric Residents to assess not only the oral health status of infants but also to measure the referral activity to the Pediatric dentists.
Her research work helped improve access to dental care for children in the underserved areas in Manhattan . Her major research foci are developing and implementing infant oral health programs in underserved communities, encouraging inter departmental collaborations.
Dr Sidhu is a staunch advocate of breastfeeding and is currently working towards becoming a certified lactation counselor. In her private practice in Montgomery New Jersey, Dr Sidhu works closely with young moms who are having a challenging breastfeeding journey. She is trained to diagnose infant tongue and lip ties (especially as it pertains to breastfeeding difficulty) and release the tethered tissues with C02 Light scalpel laser.
Other areas of interest include myofunctional therapy and early intervention orthodontics.