For infants, children, and teens
TREATING YOUR CHILD'S COMPLETE HEALTH
Our practice strives for an individualized approach to patient care by providing personal service with a balance of state-of-the-art methods coupled with tried-and-true techniques.
We treat our patients' dental health while monitoring other aspects of their physical and emotional well-being. Our integrated approach includes family considerations. We stay up to date professionally by taking continuing education courses that cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Pediatric dentistry
- Psychological issues of children and teens
- Specialized courses about medical conditions such as diabetes and ADHD
- Pediatric pharmacology
Rest assured, when you visit our office your child will be protected by strict infection control procedures that exceed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for dentistry. Some examples of our practices:
- We never handle electronics with gloved hands
- We wash our hands before AND after gloves
- We use a top-shelf surface disinfectant in all treatment areas and leave it on for the required time
- Our masks and gowns are only worn in treatment areas to prevent cross-contamination
- Our sterilization area far EXCEEDS California legal requirements for dental offices
- We use level 4 sterilization bags and date them to ensure we use instruments within the effective time
- We never reuse disposables
As a hospital-trained pediatric specialist with over 35 years experience, my staff and I are most often able to manage a patient who is fearful with a calming and playful approach. In our office, less than 1% of procedures necessitate general anesthesia.
When general anesthesia is deemed necessary, it is always administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist with whom I have worked for years. The decision to use general anesthesia is made after thorough assessment of our patient’s health as well as careful consideration of all available treatment options.
My advice to parents who would like to avoid the use of general anesthesia for their children is to bring them to our office for their fist visit at one year old. Very early dental visits develop trust and cooperation. Also, we are then able to recommend effective, state-of-the-art prevention techniques.
Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!