Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Dentistry for Children and Young Adults

Kid are not “Small Adults”

When treating children, we recognize that children are not “smaill adults” and that they require a different approach to care vs. that which we take with our adult patients. The goal of any pediatric visit is to treat the child’s dental needs, but an equally important goal is for the child to have as pleasant a visit as possible.  We provide an array of children’s dental services including exams, cleanings, Fluoride treatment, fillings and extractions where indicated.

Tell, Show, Do

Of the many management techinques we have for working with children, “Tell, Show, Do” is one of the most common. In this techqiue, we (a) tell the child what we are going to do (at the child’s level), (b) we show the child what we are going to do (c) and then we do the procedure. In this manner, we minimize the child’s fear of the unknown, and we help reinforce their feelings of knowing what is occurring with their treatment (again – at a child’s level).

Parents Can Help and Hurt

Another manner in which we help make dental visits for children more positive is by using special vocabulary. For example, we don’t use the word “needle” and we try to avoid the words “hurt” and “pain.” As a parent, we ask that you do not tell you child that “it will hurt at the dentist unless you behave” or “be good or it will hurt.” Doing so stirs a child’s anxiety, and we want to work with the child to manage their fear and help them get through the appointment quickly and easily.

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Real Patients, Real Testimonials

I went in and was immediately put at ease. They were willing to stay late to make sure my exam was through and a tentative plan was put into place. When I returned the following day to see the hygienist, a definitive plan was put into place and the doctor and staff made sure I understood each step and what was needed.

KY

I don't really like to go to the Dentist but the staff and the Dr are awesome!! Very kind, happy and professional!! The Dr is very gentle and communicative; as he tells you what he is going to do in detail and is a warm, caring person.

LT

Folks, if you're looking for a new dental practice...look NO further! My 1st phone call to schedule a consultation was met with a kind and caring person who seemed genuinely concerned with the problems and pain I was experiencing. Though her schedule was full, she managed to fit me in to see the dentist.

MM