For us, caring for your child is an honor. We are grateful that you trust us with your child’s dental care. Our mission is to deliver the best quality dental care in a fun, caring, and safe environment. We will go above and beyond what is expected of us to serve our patients and their family.
When you walk through our door we want you and your child to feel relaxed and comfortable. After a brief visit to get to know you and your child, we’ll perform a comprehensive dental exam, take any necessary X-rays, and perform an age-appropriate cleaning. We’ll look at your child’s jaw development and make any recommendations when we’re through.
Preparing your child for their first visit should be based on their age and level of understanding. Explain to your child that they have a dental appointment and reassure them that we will answer any questions they have and we’ll explain all procedures beforehand. One of the best things you can do is not make a big deal about the appointment; the less to do, the better.
The pediatric dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.
To become board certified, a pediatric dentist needs to complete a strict certification process through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This certification involves both a written qualifying exam and an oral clinical exam — but it doesn’t stop there! Each board-certified dentist has to renew their certification every year and must take required continuing education courses to maintain this certification.
So what does this mean for your child’s care? Seeing a board-certified pediatric dentist means that your child is seeing someone who has the highest level of education in the oral development of children and teens and who is held to a strict yearly recertification process, ensuring that they are always using the latest techniques and materials.