At The Kid's Dentist, we are ready to actively partner with you to maintain your child’s dental health. With 35 years in practice, we have an in-depth understanding of the special needs of a child's developing mouth.
We are able to make personalized behavior management recommendations based on your child’s health history, type of treatment needed, emotional development, intellectual development, and other important factors.
Goals of Behavior Management
Alleviate fear and anxiety
Deliver quality dental care
Build a trusting relationship between dentist and child
Promote the child's positive attitude toward oral / dental health and oral health care
Behavior Management Approaches We Use
Tell-show-do- explanations in just the right words for a child’s understanding
Positive reinforcement- praise and rewards
Distraction- diverting attention with music, movies, video games, etc
Voice control- adjusting voice tone or volume to calm a child
Modeling- observing other children's positive responses to treatment
Local anesthetics- topical anesthetic for numbing checks and gums
Nitrous oxide /oxygen
- reduces anxiety and gagging with nitrous oxide gas
Protective stabilization- Limits a child's movement during treatment to decrease risk of injury and allow treatment to be completed safely
Conscious sedation- child is relaxed but not asleep
About The Kid's Dentist
The mission of The Kid's Dentist is to provide kind and gentle treatment for infants, children, adolescents, and special needs patients. We respect the trust the parents give our team, and we work to prevent oral disease through education and awareness to parents and children.
We strive to create an environment where each child is seen as an individual. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive dental care in an ethical and considerate manner.