We seek to treat each child with the skill and compassion necessary to ensure a positive outcome. Whether we are teaching oral hygiene, treating a traumatic injury to the mouth, or providing complicated restorative dentistry, you can be sure that your child will be respected for the individual that he or she is, and that we will use our knowledge and skills to care for your child in a positive way.
Our approach is simple – POSITIVE, POSITIVE, POSITIVE! We praise children, we give lots of high-fives, and we remind them always of how proud we are of them. Of course there are times when a fearful or anxious child needs understanding and empathy, and we recognize that by providing care in a compassionate way the child responds beautifully. We also have lots of fun treating patients… we often use guessing games to keep our patients thinking of fun and happy things while they are having dental treatment. We love to communicate with our patients and to keep them engaged. Our reward is to see our patients smile!
Although most children are able to be treated comfortably in a traditional setting, some patients may require dental treatment using general anesthesia or sedation. If this is indicated because of extensive dental disease or because of a significant medical disability, we can refer your child to a specialized pediatric facility that can provide this care with an anesthesiologist. Once the extensive needs are treated, the child is then able and happy to return to our office to resume routine preventive care. Our focus on prevention and our knowledge of how children develop may lead us to recommend a specialist. We have worked with the best dental and medical specialists for many years and we can offer an extensive array of options that will best fit your needs.
Our goal is a healthy and beautiful smile for every patient! Our office is ADA-compliant and is accessible for our patients with special needs. We welcome the opportunity to treat your special child and we have the knowledge and skills to make their visits positive and effective. We will teach you how to care for your child’s dentition, keeping in mind the relationship between dental health and overall health. We will consult with your child’s physician and become familiar with your child’s specific condition so that we can advise you of any considerations that could affect the teeth and oral development. We pride ourselves on having excellent communication with our medical colleagues to ensure the best care for our patients. It’s a recipe for success.
Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with them for their comfort. School age children who require a significant amount of dental work usually do best in the morning for the same reason. Dental appointments are an excused absence and we can provide you with verification of the need for treatment should the school require it. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular preventive dental care is continued.
Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient who needs our care could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.