Deaf and Hard of Hearing


“I am so pleased with Dr. Magid-Katz. She is communicate me her sigh language and she explained me everything clear before she fixed my teeth ☺”
Martha Vincent


Advanced Dentistry of Westchester is sensitive to the challenges faced in the dental office by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and we are making every effort to overcome these obstacles. We have finalized our expansion of our office in which we integrated the most sophisticated means of communication including the availability of remote “real-time” communication with a registered ASL interpreter and screens visible to the patient during treatment for text printout of the doctors or hygienists speech when sign communication is not possible.

aimOur Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator is experienced in the use of the TTY, instant messaging, and other electronic forms of communication. We have established an AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) account with the screenname DrMagidOffice for communication during office hours.

When you send us an IM, our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator can make or check on an appointment, answer questions about your insurance, or anything else we can help you with.

Dr. Sabrina Magid-Katz is in charge of our treatment efforts for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing along with our hygienist Joanne Vergara. Both Dr. Magid-Katz and Joanne have taken courses in ASL and understand the special needs in treating patients with hearing impairment. Our consultation area is equipped with non-verbal graphic explanations of all forms of dentistry so that patients can better understand our treatment recommendations.

We hope our Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients will find a comfortable “dental home” with us and we welcome any suggestions in improving the experience.

Magid has studied American Sign Language (ASL) since high school. She has also been treating deaf and hard-of-hearing patients since dental school.

“Deaf patients often don’t get the warning that the treatment is starting. Many deaf patients are also more sensitive to vibration, making treatment with a drill particularly unpleasant.”

Caring, Compassionate Dentistry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dr. Magid-Katz is one of the few dentists with specialized training and experience treating deaf and hard of hearing patients. With over 10 years serving the community, she understands your unique needs and ensures your visits are comfortable, supportive, and tailored to you.

Dr. Magid-Katz uses a number of adaptations, including a speech-to-text converter, to ease the difficulties.

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Dr. Sabrina Magid-Katz is a practicing dentist and partner at Advanced Dentistry of Westchester. Dr. Sabrina Magid-Katz is a clinical instructor of Honors Esthetics at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Magid-Katz has been committed to addressing the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing patients throughout her career. She began spreading awareness and teaching her peers about Deaf culture and American Sign language throughout high school and college. During dental school at University of Pennsylvania and residency at New York Presbyterian-Methodist Hospital she treated deaf patients, taught her colleagues, and extended their community outreach to include a school for the deaf for oral health education and dental screenings.

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  • Advanced Dentistry of Westchester
  • Kenneth S. Magid, DDS, FICD
  • Sabrina Magid-Katz, DMD
  • 163 Halstead Ave. • Harrison, NY 10528
  • (914) 835-0542

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