Dr. Bloom practiced as a general dentist for seven years before deciding to do a residency in pediatrics. His practice (where he works with Dr. Matt Tillman) offers in-office conscious sedation and hospital dentistry.
Most Memorable Patient:
“One who was going through treatments for leukemia has been a complete 180 from when I first met him. He was extremely scared of any treatment and now is one of my best patients—and cancer-free!”
“Getting parents to realize the importance of oral hygiene and diet for their children. A lot have the philosophy that ‘they’re just baby teeth.’ ”
“First, address the psychology of getting treatment for kids; then address the actual treatment. This is something [children] never been through before, and every child is different.”
Something People Don’t Know:
“I’m slightly obsessed with music by Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. Basically all I need to listen to.”