How do you handle the fearful child?


Our bright, cheerful office environment and experienced staff will help make your child’s visit fun and enjoyable. We encourage your child to watch and role model other children have their x-rays taken, teeth cleaned, and examination completed by the Doctor in our open bay operatory. While waiting they can watch TV in the front reception room or play in our large waiting area in the back filled with toys, books and magazines for all ages.

As specialists in Pediatric Dentistry, we all have years of working with children and understanding their needs and fears.  Depending on your child's age, cognitive ability and needs, we tailor fit our approach using many different types of behavior management tools including tell-show-do, knee to knee exams, showing movies, listening to music and most importantly, just lots and lots of TLC.

If needed, we utilize nitrous oxide, sometimes called "relaxing air," “magic air,” or “laughing gas” for our apprehensive patients. A very safe, odorless gas, it is used to relieve anxiety and calm your child during treatment.

You may also see Papoose Boards or “Blue Blankets” used in our office. These are used for the safety of your child and our staff. The Papoose Board was originally developed for use in hospital emergency rooms for safe patient treatment and care.

As with everything we do, we understand that it takes a great team to deliver the best care to your child, which includes not only our dental staff, but also our other dental colleagues in the city.  If your child requires more specialty care, we will not hesitate to make the appropriate referral to the right place for your child.


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