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Dr. Phyllis G. Merlino: Todt Hill Pediatric Dentistry

At the office of Dr. Phyllis G. Merlino: Todt Hill Pediatric Dentistry, we can provide children with the specialized dental care they need. Children’s teeth are still in development and require a specific type of care. As a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist, Dr. Merlino has the experience to treat children’s teeth and will take the necessary precautions to help prevent dental disease.

We also understand that children are not always eager to receive dental treatment. We have created a fun and welcoming environment for children to feel more comfortable receiving dental care. We will do everything in our power to schedule an appointment that works with a family’s schedule.

By scheduling an appointment with our team, you are investing in the future of your child’s oral health. We will treat your child while also helping to instill positive experiences. This way, the child will continue to develop a healthy relationship with dental care in the office and at home.

Contact Us

We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call Dr. Phyllis G. Merlino: Todt Hill Pediatric Dentistry at 718-761-2090 or stop by our office.
268 Todt Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314


New Patients

It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments. Call 718-761-2090 to speak with a staff member.

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Making an Appointment

Making an Appointment

It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with Dr. Phyllis G. Merlino: Todt Hill Pediatric Dentistry. Simply call 718-761-2090 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.
Your First Visit to Our Office

Your First Visit to Our Office

Walk into our waiting room where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, a request for your insurance information and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.
Initial Examination

Initial Examination

Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The expert staff at Dr. Phyllis G. Merlino: Todt Hill Pediatric Dentistry will ask you questions, get to know your child’s oral hygiene routine, and listen to any health concerns. We believe in educating parents and patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your child’s teeth and then Dr. Merlino will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.
Pain Concerns

Pain Concerns

We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. Working together, we will treat your child’s dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables them to get to feeling better as soon as possible.
Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance

We accept many insurance providers. Please call our office with your insurance information and we will be glad to look into it for you. We will file your insurance as a benefit to you, and there are some insurances that will pay their portion directly to us. Once the insurance benefits have been verified, we can estimate what your portion of payment will be. We take cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, and financing is available through CareCredit. For more information regarding insurance providers and payment policies we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Financial Policy

Financial Policy

Dr. Phyllis G. Merlino: Todt Hill Pediatric Dentistry provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Staten Island area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We try to provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how our office can be the solution to all of your oral health needs.