Visits Drs. Jed Best and Amr Moursi

January 2, 2013 03:04 PM
Pediatric dentist Dr. Jed Best checking out Owen Taylor's new do
© Mark Garrison / Marketplace
 On December 19, issued its morning report regarding pediatric dentistry, and how it is the fastest-growing dental specialty. Mark Garrison with Marketplacealso visited the Manhattan practice of AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Jed Best, as well as NYU’s College of Dentistry, where Garrison visited AAPD National Spokesperson Dr. Amr Moursi.

According to Marketplace, "Dr. Best says a pediatric dentistry practice has its challenges, but compared to general dentistry, it’s relatively protected against economic downturns. Parents facing financial difficulties may think twice about paying out of pocket for their own teeth. But few hesitate to give their kids the best care possible. If the parents have to allocate their health care dollars, they’re gonna go to their child first before it goes to themselves."

"Most of the procedures we do don’t entail a lot of complicated prior approval, sending in x-rays and extra documentation," explains Dr. Amr Moursi, chair of NYU’s pediatric dentistry department.

Moursi and Best are both spokesmen for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a group that has seen its membership rolls swell nearly 75 percent in the last decade.

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