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( 201 ) HEALTH | BERGEN ’ S TOP DENTISTS 2021

Purnima Hernandez , DDS , MA , BCBA

BERGEN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY | 23-00 ROUTE 208 SOUTH , SUITE 2-5 , FAIR LAWN | 201-796-4111 | BERGENPEDIATRICDENTISTRY . COM
Bergen Pediatric Dentistry
DR . PURNIMA HERNANDEZ , DDS , MA , BCBA BERGEN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 23-00 ROUTE 208 SOUTH SUITE 2-5 FAIR LAWN , NJ BERGENPEDIATRICDENTISTRY . COM ( 201 ) 796-411
Already dual board certified as a pediatric dentist and as a behavior analyst , she has successfully completed Functional Medicine training from IFM . Dr . Hernandez is excited about her current enrollment to become a health coach and to receive formal training in sleep-related issues in children . Knowledge from these disciplines allow her to take apatient-centered , science-based approach and promote optimal wellness in the children she serves . “ The mouth connects to the rest of the body , afact that is often ignored . Ilook at the whole child , beyond drill and fill . Ihope to promote awareness of a healthy lifestyle and its alignment with human physiology in a population I am passionate about ”.
Her expertise in pediatric dentistry , applied behavior analysis , and functional medicine has benefited all of her patients , but especially those with special healthcare needs , anxiety , phobias , and behavioral disorders . As a parent of a child with special needs , Dr . Hernandez advocates for all children in the community and takes an enormous sense of satisfaction in knowing she has successfully treated so many children who initially seemed to have an insurmountable fear of dental treatment .
Bergen Pediatric Dentistry officers the latest innovative tools and techniques , including laser dentistry , to provide the least invasive and most comfortable experience . The office space is equipped with cutting edge technology such as high-end air purifiers and extra oral evacuators to provide a safe environment for the families and staff .
The office itself is tranquil and state-of-the-art . To create a space that is inviting and happy , she and her team incorporate elements of a “ Blue Zone Office Environment ,” teaching young patients about the importance of being environmentally conscious and living a healthy and purposeful life . The staff often engages meditation practice to help alleviate stress and maintain balance , which only adds to the transcendent atmosphere .
Dr . Hernandez is the recipient of the Dr . Solomon Rosenstein Visiting Professorship and Fellowship by the Columbia University College of Medicine for her contribution in the field of Special Needs Dentistry . She was also bestowed the Francis Black Humanitarian Award in Healthcare by Friends Health Connection , an award that recognizes individuals from New Jersey ’ s healthcare facilities who are an extraordinary inspiration to others .
In her free time , Dr . Hernandez enjoys spending time with her family , practicing yoga and meditation , dancing , and working out . She is an avid reader and writer , publishing occasionally . Dr . Hernandez is alifelong learner , it is her quest to incorporate the knowledge she gains to benefit her patients and their families who she affectionately refers to as her “ extended families ”. This is what makes her an exceptional pediatric dentist .
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