Benjamin Solomowitz, DMD

Dental Anesthesiologist

Dr. Solomowitz earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University. He then did both a General Practice Residency and an externship in Anesthesiology at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Solomowitz has performed Sedation Dentistry in New York City for over 30 years and provides IV sedation for root canal treatments in our office. He has published a host of articles and currently serves as Associate Director of the General Practice Residency program at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens and as an Assistant Attending Professor at the New York Methodist Hospital’s Division of Dental Medicine. He also practices in our New York City offices Sedation Dentistry; that is getting general dentistry services while asleep. Routine general dentistry services without sedation is not available at this location.

Dr. Solomowitz holds a New York State Certification to use General Anesthesia and Parenteral Sedation and is trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Dental Anesthesiologist
  • Sedation Dentistry, Sleep Dentistry
  • IV Sedation Root Canal

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education:

  • Doctorate: Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, Boston University
  • Residencies: General Practice Residency – Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
  • Externship in Anesthesiology – Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
  • Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • Fellow, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Licenses/Certification

  • Dentistry Licenses- New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts
  • New York State Certification to Use General Anesthesia and Parenteral Sedation
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Hospital Affiliation

  • Director General Practice Residency Program – Associate Director-Training: September 2014 – Present
  • Division of Dental Anesthesiology, Department of Dentistry, Interfaith Medical Center – Attending-in-Charge: July 1985 – September 2014
  • Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, New York University – Lecturer: Sept. 1987- 2012
  • Department of Dentistry, Interfaith Medical Center – Director of Residency Education: Aug. 1988 – September 2014
  • Endodontic Rotary Instrumentation: 2003 – Present. Spring and Fall semesters
  • Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Department of Anesthesiology, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center – Assistant Attending: March 2000-Aug. 2003
  • Department of Dentistry, Long Island College Hospital – Assistant Attending: Aug. 2003- 2012
  • Department of Surgery, Division of Dental Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital – Assistant Attending: Jan. 2004- Present

Publications

Treatment of Mentally Disabled Patients with Intravenous Sedation in a Dental Clinic Outpatient Setting. In: Dental Clinics of North America. The Special Care Patient. Philadelphia: Saunders.. Vol. 53 Number 2;231-242. April 2009

Ananian, A. Solomowitz, B.H and Dowrich, I.: Fluoride: A Controversy Revisited; NYS Dental Journal, 3:14-18. 2006

Su, J, Lustbader, E, Solomowitz, B.H.and Dowrich, I.: Geriatric Dentistry, A Review for the General Dentist, 3:25-29. NYS Dental Journal 2002.

Lichter, J.; Solomowitz, B.H and Sher, M.R. Shade Selection: Communicating with the Laboratory Technician, 5:42-46. NYS Dental Journal. 2000

Ocasio, N, Solomowitz, B.H. and Sher, M.R.: Dental Management of the Patient with Alzheimer’s Disease, 3:32-35. NYS Dental Journal. 2000

Lichter, J, Solomowitz, B.H., Sauco, M. and Sher, M.R.: What’s Behind Your Smile?,10:34-39. NYS Dental Journal. 1999;

Ocasio, N.A., Solomowitz, B.H. and Sher, M.R.: Natural Remedies Recommended for the Management of Oral Health,; 6:22-24. NYS Dental Journal.1999

Solomowitz, B.H.: Tribute to Dr. Wells”. Letter to the Editor, 126:284-286. JADA. 1995

Puri, P, Diamond, M, Solomowitz, B.H. and Sher, M.R.: Temporomandibular Disorders in an Urban Population. An Epidemiological Study, 7:42-43. NYS Dental Journal. 1994

Solomowitz, B.H.: Intravenous Cannulation: A Different Approach, 40:20-22. Anesthesia Progress. 1993

Solomowitz, B.H: Abstracts, 2:51-52 an; 3:53. . NYS Dental Journal. 1987

Lectures & Public Speaking

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (November 1990). “Office Preparation for the Medical Emergency”, Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (March, May July, October 1991). New York State Recognition & Reporting of Child Abuse Seminar.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (September 1996). “Office Preparation for the Medical Emergency”, New Heights Dental Implant Study Club.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (March 1997). “Office Preparation for the Medical Emergency”, Dr. Sher’s Study Group.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (March 1999). “Office Preparation for the Medical Emergency”, South Shore Study Group.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (January 2000). “Office Preparation for the Medical Emergency”, Indian Dental Association (September 2000). “Local Anesthetics Tips and Techniques”, Woodhull Hospital.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (November 2000). “Intraosseous Local Anesthetic Injections”, Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (February 2001). “Intraosseous Local Anesthesia X-Tip”, New Heights Study Club.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (May 2001). “Intraosseous Local Anesthesia X-Tip”, South Shore Study Group.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (May 2001). “So…You Want to do a G.P.R.”, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (October 2006). Office Preparation for the Medical Emergency”, Second District Dental Society.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (March 2008). “Sedation-For the Dentist or the Patient?”, Sheepshead Study Group.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (December 2008). “Sedation-For the Dentist or the Patient?”, Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (October 2010). “Sedation-For the Dentist or the Patient?”, Brooklyn Dental Study Club.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (December 2013). “Sedation-For the Dentist or the Patient?”, Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (March 2014). “Anesthesia in the Dental Office”, Second District Dental Society.

Solomowitz, Benjamin. (May 2015). “Sedation-For the Dentist or the Patient?”, Puerto Rico Dental Association.

Professional Organizations

Fellow International College of Dentists, Member

American Dental Association, Member

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Member

American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, Member

Dental Society of the State of New York – Kings County, Member

New York State Dental Society of Anesthesiology- President

New Heights Implant Study Club, Member

Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity- President, Beta Epsilon Chapter.

Contact Us

36 w 44th Street, Suite 712
Between 5th & 6th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 221-3155
Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday:
Emergency Appointments

Memberships & Affiliations

CORONAVIRUS & COVID-19 NOTICE:

We Are Open for All Patient Dental Services

Your Safety: We want you to know that by entering our offices, you will be in one of the safest places in New York City. In fact, our specialists are helping train other dentists about how to manage infection control in their offices.

As an emergency care provider, we have been open during the state of “PAUSE” for emergency services, and we are now open for all patient visits. In light of the pandemic, we implemented additional precautions for patients and staff, many of which turned out to exceed the CDC and DOH recommendations when such guidance was issued. Some of the changes you might notice:

  • Contactless check-in. We have converted our administrative procedures to online forms that can be completed from home, eliminating the need for a physical waiting room or contact with anyone outside of the clinical staff.
  • Tele-Dentistry Triage process. Our doctors contact you after you have made an appointment and before you arrive at the office to discuss your dental concerns, in order to eliminate any unnecessary in-person visits.
  • Tele-Dentistry Consult, allows patients to have an in-depth conversation with a clinician prior to their arrival to: (1) review patient’s health and dental history, (2) to receive a tentative diagnosis as to why the patient is experiencing his/her symptoms and what the appropriate treatment is, and (3) to review the pros and cons of each treatment option and its expected success rate over time.
  • All doctors and staff have been tested for SARS-CoV-2
  • All patients are interviewed regarding recent exposures to SARS-CoV-2 and tested
  • Robust PPE for the clinical staff
  • Strong Engineering protocols and strict Administrative Controls to eliminate risk of exposure and enhance infection control significantly

If you have any questions about the steps we are taking, please feel free to contact us.

We’re excited to continue providing gold-standard dental care.