About Purin Hernandez
For board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Purnima Hernandez, teaching children the lifelong skills necessary to successfully receive and accept dentistry is her top priority. The children also benefit from her unsurpassed skills, her use of the latest tools and techniques, and her graduate studies in applied behavior analysis.
“That training is very helpful when working with children who have phobias, anxieties, and behavioral issues,” Dr. Hernandez says. “As the mother of a son with autism, I have practical experience in including behavioral strategies during his healthcare encounters that have resulted in positive outcomes.” Her desire for learning is constant: she has completed provider training from the Institute for Functional Medicine and became a board certified health and wellness coach to help patients make positive lifestyle changes. She already shares diet and nutritional ideas through her own YouTube channel (From Chef H’s Kitchen), and she is also excited about her next adventure, which is exploring sleep disordered breathing in children.
Dr. Hernandez and her team are passionate about providing a personalized experience for every patient. To do that, they obtain pertinent information from parents prior to their children’s first visit to the practice’s tranquil, spa-like office, where the very latest technology is always in use.
With her unique training and experience in both dentistry and behavioral analysis, Dr. Hernandez is frequently called on to lecture at conferences. She is a graduate of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where she also received a master’s degree in dentistry.