Meet our Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Amanda Buscemi, is a board-certified pediatric dentist holding Diplomate status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a recipient of the Richard C. Pugh award for scoring in the top 3% of examinees in the nation on her pediatric board examination. Dr. Buscemi was born in Long Island, NY and grew up in Coral Springs, FL. She attended the University of Central Florida where she received her Bachelors degree in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine, where upon graduation she received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Award. Immediately after, she completed her two year pediatric dental residency at Nova Southeastern University and Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident.
During her journey doing her post-doctoral training at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Buscemi received extensive training in behavioral management including advanced behavioral management techniques, including oral sedation and general anesthesia. She received an immense amount of training for special needs children. Dr. Buscemi trained at the Mailman Segal Center Baudhuin Preschool and developed a strong passion for treating children with sensory issues, ranging from children with mild hypersensitivities to children with severe autism. Dr. Buscemi and her staff are well educated on “ABA”, applied behavioral analysis, for dental procedures and strongly believe in the rights of all children to have a pleasant dental experience.
Dr. Buscemi also enjoys giving back to the community, organizing an event, which donates free dental exams and services for hundreds of children each year through the “Give Kids A Smile Day” program at Nova Southeastern University and Broward Hygiene College. She is also very involved in her local Dental Society where she organizes and runs community service events for children.
From the very beginning, Dr. Buscemi knew she was destined to be working with children. She has always enjoyed being around children and has the patience and outstanding skills to create the most comfortable and enjoyable dental experience for all her patients. She especially loves taking the time to care for and comfort her patients so that “visiting the dentist” is a rewarding, informative, and all-around-fun experience. Dr. Buscemi also enjoys helping younger anxious patients and enjoys transforming them into kids who are happy to see their dentist again and again. Dr. Buscemi’s primary goal is to make each dental visit positive and fun thus making dental appointments pleasant and relaxing for both patients and parents. She prides herself in educating and helping both children and parents in our community toward a lifetime of excellent dental health.
Dr. Dana Storch was born in Long Island, New York and was raised in Boca Raton, Florida. She attended Florida State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Chemistry. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree while attending Nova Southeastern University Dental School. Dr. Storch continued her education in New York by completing her two year residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York.
Dr. Storch has extensive training with children and young adults with special needs. Her residency education emphasized behavior management, in order to ensure that all patients have a wonderful experience at the dentist. She has thorough training in all levels of sedation, ranging from mild to deep, as well as general anesthesia.
Giving back to the community is extremely important to Dr. Storch. She participates in community service events, such as Give Kids A Smile, that help give back to those in need of dental care.
Since Dr. Storch was a little girl, she knew she always wanted to work with children and young adults. She feels it is imperative for patients to start seeing the dentist by one year of age, in order to help provide a dental education to parents, and to encourage good hygiene habits at home. Patients will continue to enjoy visiting the dentist if they start at a young age.