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Dr. Tanesha Francis, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Francis is board certified in pediatric dentistry Dr T. grew up in Delaware, went to Washington DC to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard University. She graduated with numerous awards for academic and leadership from the University of Medical and Dental School of New Jersey receiving her Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree. She came to New York to complete a general practice residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. Dr. T furthered her education by completing a Pediatric Dental Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Afterwards she returned to New York to complete her post doctoral residency training at St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx where she received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Caring for the unique dental needs of children and adolescent can be rewarding and demanding. Since Dr. T. Francis successfully combines her skillful talent in helping patients feel at ease with the training necessary to provide the best dental care your children. She has been in private practice for over 8 years. She is an active member in several dental organizations the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Aflac

Specialties

  • Pediatric Dentist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Residency in General Practice
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Howard University (Bachelor's)
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry

Awards and publications

  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from St Barnabas Hospital, Bronx NY

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1710991898

Office locations

Park Slope Kids Dental Care

150 4th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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The office is amazing. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. They were great with my child. I would definitely recommend this dentist to all my friends and family
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The best! Will be back tomorrow for my other child
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Excellent service
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The entire staff was great
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We were so amazed and impressed with all of the staff!! Definitely an A+ experience.
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I absolutely love this dental office there is not one thing to say bad about this place. They have the best staff ever.
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We loved our visit. We were seen by Dr. Jolly. Everyone working there is pleasant and professional. we had to wait awhile (indicative of the popularity of this pratice) but once we were called in the staff moved quickly and carefully. My kids and I love this office.
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Kind, sensitive, informative, excellent with each child's personality, fast, patient, and understanding. Their space is children friendly. I don't know what the rules are for space for children but I would love to see the brightness of theback of the office the same as the front and include more toys. The little door for the children to walk through genius! The tablets great all they need is a swivel back and more than two. Their ability to articulate issues and plans for children teeth EXCELLENT! I brought 4 children, my sun, nephew, and nieces there. I 'm glad I went here. Not one tear and all were welcomed.
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The dentist and the hygienist were fine, but over an hour wait, for the second time. That’s too much, not going back.
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First they called and told me my insurance would not cover the evaluation. I called the insurance and they told me they would. I asked that they call themselves but their head of billing would not reciting outdated policy. So Icame in personally and then she still refused to verify my information regarding payment for the evalution. Then she refused to honor my Zoc Docs appointment and they tried to see me as an emergency refusing the evalution. The dentist saw me and recited what their billing person said about the evaluation not being covered. Well then I was sent to the front of which I called my insurance and asked them to call the dentist office. Upon calling the dentist office the their billing person was updated on the current policy and the office agreed to evaluate my daughter. The dentist saw me waiting for my daughter before she knew why I was there. She was dismissive before I told her that my daughter is being xrayed she went in and looked at the xrayed annoyed. Told me that my daughter had one cavity and to make a appointment in the front. I was there for many hours for this treatment and a few seconds of the dentist time. It was as if they have been calling me a liar the entire time. Then they want to pay when I go back. Humiliation supreme. Obviously I wasn't their preferred demographic.
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Had a great visit. The whole team was excellent and made our first ever dentist apt very easy. Only comment would be that the tv in the waiting room was too loud. Thanks for making it easy.
Less than 6 months ago
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Well manner and friendly to kids
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My first time there 3 three years ago I was amazed. MY daughter adapted very well due to its kid friendly atmosphere. Three years I am still very satisfied....
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This place was awesome my daughter was terrified visiting a new dentist but everyone in there who worked on her teeth made her feel so comfortable. The Dentist she saw was very sweet and informative. The whole team the people atthe front desk the dental hygenist, the dentist, and the people who helped with Xrays Everyone over there Rocks and I will continue to go to them as long as my daughter can. Thank You guys so much for helping my daughter have such a wonderful experience!!!!!!
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She is fantastic. Couldn’t be better for kids.
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The staff was very nice and helpful, The office was clean and kid friendly.
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Makayla loved her visit and was raving about how nice everyone was at the office. Thanks!
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Amazing experience don’t go anywhere else
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The visit went well. The staff are very friendly and professional. I would recommend this office to any parent or guardian.
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She is kind and clear in her communication with me as well as with my child. Thank you, Dr. Francis!
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It was awesome and friendly
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Christina was so friendly and great with my child I thought she was the Dentist; Dr. Francis was not as great, she was good. But overall its a nice place.
Less than 1 year ago
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This will be my boys dentist until we can go anymore love it
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First time for my kids at a dentist it was great staff very friendly and helpful accommodating everyone needs
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That was the best visit ever! My coworker recommended Dr. Francis and I must say it was the best visit. Jamir was not scared, the office is clean, all employees were friendly. LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Staff very pleasant professional and helpful the office very clean and children’s welcome..accommodating every kids needs
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She don’t even really get a chance to talk with you . Seem like she was rushing she stayed in the room literally 2 mins barely checked my kid teeth and that’s it . Basically the appointment isn’t with her it’s basically with the other workers.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant environment! All staff made us feel welcomed and well taken care of even if they weren’t attending to my son! Very very nice people!
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Dr. Tanesha and the hygienist were very helpful and knowledgeable. Our 19 month old daughter was happy throughout her first dental visit. The only thing was the wait time. We were waiting for 45 minutes after our appointment time before we were called in.
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We’ve already scheduled another appt! Can’t wait to come back! Thanks!
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Beware of bogus fees! I made an appointment for my toddler because this dentist accepts my insurance. When I arrived, the receptionist asked for payment. I explained that we are in-network and therefore did not owe a copay; our insurance coversall preventive/diagnostic and basic dental work 100%. The receptionist told me that the fee was for "Oral Hygiene Instruction." She also explained that many parents dispute this charge, and she often calls their insurance to verify that the insurance will not cover "Oral Hygiene Instruction". Of course, insurance won't cover this - - it's a bogus charge. There is no need to pay for a dentist to explain that my toddler needs to brush twice a day. This fee is disgraceful and takes advantage of parents who believe they are showing up for an appointment with an in-network dentist.
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Very knowledgeable and professional. Never a long wait. Best place ever.
Less than 1 year ago
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Fantastic! We found our dentist.
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We had a bit of a wait, but everything was taken care of that day. Everyone is super nice and no one walked out with tears! The children seemed very happy to be there!
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Visit went great! For a parent to go into a dental office, get great care, quick services for 2 kids at the same time and leave within 45 minutes with 2 smiling kids and ballon animals it was awesome. My boyshad no cavities and no longer are fearful of the dental chair, they jump in it and open wide easily! Last visit was October 28th 2017
Less than 1 year ago
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As always excellent service, her office and staff very kid friendly. Super glad I found her. My children are not scared anymore to go to the dentist :-))
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The visit was excellent and friendly.
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My review is late but I just wanted to say how pleased I was with my son's visit. #1 The place is so kid friendly which is very helpful for keeping my son entertained and at ease. This was his firstvisit to the dentist. Oh and they even had a little toddler door for them to go through. #2 The décor is lovely. #3 The staff was so friendly and welcoming. They answered all my questions beforehand. I will definitely be returning. I making his follow up visit as we speak.
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Excellent facility and dentist. Kids will absolutely love it there. I wish she would see adults so that I can go there also. Very impressed.
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GREAT PLACE!!
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The staff are very helpful and professional. My son had a very positive experience and really liked Dr. Francis!
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Good front desk service, no waiting and kind treatment to a nervous 3 year old. No real cleaning was achieved, but we got the assurance of nothing being wrong except a need to start flossing. A balloon and a toy helpedease the pain of the new weird experience of strangers getting in there. Next time might go better now that he knows what to expect.
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Very child-friendly, they make it easy for you and your little one.
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The hygenist Christy was great with my kids!
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The staff was very professional and this place runs like a well oiled machine.
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A very child-friendly and professional office.
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I made an appointment for a general cleaning/yearly exam and asked if they could determine whether or not my 12 yr. old needs braces. When we got there, there was immediate confusion. The dentist looked at my daughter's teeth for about2 minutes (no x-rays) and said that she needs a sealant over her teeth. I explained that we were not here for a sealant but a cleaning and an opinion as to whether or not she needs braces. They reluctantly gave her a cleaning that lasted less than 5 minutes. I had to ask someone whether or not she had any cavities. Then they told me that they could not determine whether or not she needs braces, only an orthodontist could do that. Total time spent with dentist: 2 minutes. Total time in office: approx. 8 minutes. Plus, the staff calls all women there with their children "Mom". Could they not at least learn our names?
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Dr. Francis' office is great and you are quickly seen. But sometimes you would love things to be explained a bit more and be able to ask questions.
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What a mill this place is! We took our kids out of day camp early to make this appointment, and they kept us waiting for over an hour and twenty minutes. The waiting room was a madhouse of screaming kids andtheir frustrated parents, all complaining about the wait time. The receptionist said they were a person short and that late afternoons are the worst, in any case, and it sure seemed that extensive waits were par for the course here. When we finally were seen, one hygienist was cordial but not particularly adept at handling a toddler who'd never been to the dentist before (she eventually gave up without even doing a cleaning), and the other hygienist "cleaned" our older kid's teeth in about five minutes flat. Dr. Francis herself was very nice and assured us that what we thought might have been a chipped tooth was not a problem, but she spent all of a minute with each kid, simply saying that "everything looks fine." I guess that's good, but everything was so rushed and chaotic that it's hard to know if they really got a good look. We did some back-of-the-envelope math on this place, and the dentist must be making an absolute fortune with this practice, certainly enough to hire additional staff to relieve the two major problems: 1. The torturous wait time, and 2. The lack of time they spend with each kid. If Dr. Francis herself had not been so warm, I'd say avoid this place at all costs, but she was so pleasant that I'm wondering if maybe this place is great on a less busy day. We might give it one more try . . . with an early morning appointment so they won't yet have a chance to be so backed up.
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Wait was a bit long with a 2year old, but once taken it staff was very friendly and moved quickly. Tanesha herself was super professional and sweet to my son. She gave off a very good vibe and made my sonrelax with a balloon and high five after his first dentist appointment. I would recommend to friend/family.
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