Our New Haven Dental Office
Where kids are the priority and parents are close behind.
Modern, Comfortable, & Fun
Explore the benefits of specialized care for children and special needs.
It’s no secret the choices we make today affect our future, and your child’s smile is no different.
At New Haven Kids Dentistry, we’re on a mission to create positive experiences so kids can learn great habits, maintain proper routines, and enjoy happy and healthy smiles.
Our specialists also team up with parents to support healthy development, answer questions, and patch up dental problems before they turn into bigger ones.
We’re here for you and your family. Come grow with us!
Our Dental Specialists
Discover comprehensive care at New Haven Kids Dentistry.
Parents, we know you’re busy. That’s why we’re here to help with convenient care and more solutions under one roof. In addition to a general dentist for kids and special needs (Dr. Lyly), we have a pediatric dentist and an endodontist onsite for a full suite of children’s services.
- What does a pediatric dentist do? A pediatric dentist is a general dentist with additional years of specialized education and training to care for children and special needs patients. Unlike a regular family dentist, a pediatric dentist works with kids all day and knows how to speak to them and ensure full comfort.
Additionally, dentists for kids are experts at recognizing early problems in developing smiles, so they intervene to prevent more costly and complicated treatments in the future. Dr. Sara Ysaac-Garcia is our pediatric dentist at New Haven Kids Dentistry, and she received her postgraduate certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Connecticut Health CenterOpens the website in the new window and is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric DentistryOpens the website in the new window.
- What is an endodontist?
An endodontist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats dental problems inside the tooth, including relieving tooth pain and performing root canal therapy. A child may receive a referral to an endodontist for tooth decay or an injury to save the tooth and help repair the dental pulp and roots. The good news – we’ve got a specialist in-house!
Our New Haven endodontist for kids, Dr. Manuel Sato, earned his dental degree and completed a two-year endodontic postgraduate program at Cayetano Heredia Peruvian UniversityOpens the website in the new window. After moving to Connecticut, he completed 3 years of an endodontology program and earned his master of dental science degree at the University of ConnecticutOpens the website in the new window.
Meet Our Specialists
Most of all, Dr. Sara cherishes the relationships she forms with our pediatric patients while helping them feel safe and comfortable. A fun fact? Dr. Sara is listed as a top pediatric dentist for 2019 by Connecticut Magazine.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Dr. Sara also loves traveling, running half marathons, and discovering new places to eat.
Through his gentle approach, patients get through their required treatments without the stress or discomfort often incorrectly associated with root canal procedures. While Dr. Sato is an endodontist at New Haven Kids Dentistry, he’s also in high demand at multiple practices and sees patients on an emergency basis.
Some fun facts? Dr. Sato is listed as a top dentist for 2021 by Connecticut Magazine. He’s fluent in English and Spanish, with a basic knowledge of Japanese. Dr. Sato is married to Dr. Lyly Rodriguez, they have two boys, and he enjoys cooking and traveling in his free time.
Here’s What to Expect
Our providers are parents, too. They understand your needs and deliver an experience like no other. Here’s what to expect:
- Lots of patience and kindness
- Personalized one-on-one care
- Partnerships with parents
- No judgments or lectures
- Warm, fun atmosphere
- Modern treatments
- Painless dentistry
Dr. Lyly is a parent to a child with the autism spectrum disorder and an advocate for special needs children. Our dentist’s approach:
- Accommodates unique requests
- Conscious of light/sound sensitivity
- Ensures comfort from start to finish
- Promotes a calm atmosphere
- Takes time to ensure success
- Makes visits fun for kids
- Keeps parents informed