Welcome to Pediatric Dentists NYC — cutting-edge dentistry for kids of all ages. For decades, we've built a better way to nurture healthy dental habits for kids and families. The result: A lifetime of happy smiles.Request An Appointment
We know kids can love seeing their dentist, because we see it happen every day.
We believe that excellent dental care works even better when it’s delivered with a quality relationship. Our staff takes time to get to know every patient and make them — and their families — feel welcomed, relaxed and involved. We create personalized care plans and work with every family to build good dental habits for life.
From a child’s first-ever dental visit to routine cleanings and beyond, we provide treatments that create healthy teeth and happy kids.
"Dr Jackson & Dr Adam are AMAZING! We had an emergency with my 9 year old who hit his tooth on a basketball court. They were fantastic and fixed everything perfectly, with amazing bedside manner too. I recommend with zero reservations! You can’t do better for your children."
"Dr Jackson brings a stellar record of professional integrity and superb expertise as a pediatric dentist. She cares for each person, and remembers little details, like my daughter's blueberry hat she wore when she was two (14 years ago). Her keen intellect, sharp wit, and generous heart makes her the best dentist in the world! If you are fortunate enough to have Dr Jackson as your child(ren)'s dentist, count your blessings."
"I think it’s very rare to find a dental practice where kids would yell “awesome” when asked “how was it?”, but alas this is what we find every time we get our check ups at this practice. Drs. Jackson, Adam and Lim and their staff are top notch: they are thorough, easy to talk to, super accommodating to our children’s needs, and make our kids feel so comfortable. Our kids just love it here! I highly recommend this practice."
"Whoever heard of looking forward to visiting the dentist? Well it’s possible with doctor Adam. Knowing your child is in safe, expert hands and with a person who CARES is a wonderful feeling for a parent. Feel very fortunate for my daughter to be in Doctor Adam’s care."
"I took my 2 1/2 year old daughter to Dr. Adam for her first appointment and the whole experience could not have been better! The staff was so friendly and kind and Dr. Adam and Dr. Jackson were gentle, quick and so friendly. We had a wonderful experience and would recommend them on all fronts!"
"My family has been going to Dr. Jackson’s practice in the village for 9 years. She is like family! Not only is she an excellent dentist, but her entire staff are all wonderful and make my boys feel special each and every time we go. We travel from Washington Heights and would never go anywhere else!"
Dr. Yasmin Tontat is originally from sunny southern California and received her undergraduate degree from UCLA. She then went on to earn her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she concurrently received her Masters of Public Health through the Perelman School of Medicine and completed a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to expand her training on caring for children with different neurodevelopmental disabilities. Having fallen in love with the east coast (especially the better weather!), she then completed her pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Kids/Columbia University Medical Center with special competence in caring for children with special healthcare needs and craniofacial conditions.
Dr. Yasmin is passionate about building meaningful relationships with her patients. She loves watching her patients grow up and look forward to coming to the dentist!
As an active member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Yasmin stays up to date with dental research and minimally invasive techniques. When not in the office, she can be found running with New York Road Runners or exploring the city with her Australian Shepherd, Oso!
Dr. Adam Silevitch (“Dr. Adam”) is a partner at Pediatric Dentists NYC. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Born and raised in the Boston area, he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his dental degree from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, before completing specialized post-graduate training in pediatric dentistry from Columbia University, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Adam’s favorite part of the job is creating long-lasting bonds with his patients and their parents. He says, “I strive to make going to the dentist an amazing experience and something every child looks forward to!”
He is an Attending Pediatric Dentist at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. He is also the past president of the Northeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (NESPD) and the current president of the New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He actively participates in dental outreach missions and has traveled to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cape Verde, and Costa Rica to treat local children and families who lack access to dental care. Global healthcare equality is a personal passion of Dr. Adam’s, and you will often hear him saying “it fills my cup to give back”.
In his free time, Dr. Adam enjoys spending quality time with his two sons, Teddy and Evan, wife, Cierra, and dog, Luna. He loves his yoga and meditation practice, incorporating mindfulness into his everyday practice and patient care philosophy.
Dr. Lois Jackson is the founding partner of Pediatric Dentists NYC, specializing in the treatment of all children and teens. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, earning both a dental degree and a specialty degree in pediatric dentistry. She also completed a general practice residency in the trauma center at Montefiore Medical Center, which provided valuable experience in emergency care.
Dr. Jackson says her favorite part of being a pediatric dentist is the kids. Her patients are treated with consideration to their treatment needs, but also to who they are as individuals. The opportunity to provide personalized dental care and create a positive attitude toward good oral health for each patient is her goal. She strives to create smiles!
As part of her commitment to children and their well-being, Dr. Jackson serves on the board of Camp Brooklyn, an organization that sends children to sleep away camp. This project makes lifetime memories for the campers who would not ordinarily have this experience. Dr. Jackson is also on the board of Flatbush Development Corporation, which maintains the urban experience for all community residents by funding after-school and summer programs for children and community events, among other programs. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the Executive Committee of the New York County Dental Society.
Dr. Jackson travels extensively through the United States and will soon have visited every state and many national parks. She is a frequent visitor to New Orleans for the food, music and good times. She is an avid moviegoer and enjoys documentaries in particular. The Sundance Film Festival is a frequent vacation destination.
Dr. Jackson moved to Brooklyn before it was so cool and is thrilled with the evolution of the borough.