Since pediatric dentists exclusively treat children, they are experienced with child psychology and behavior, and are able to effortlessly communicate about dental health in a way that kids and parents understand and appreciate. After completing 4 years of dental school, pediatric dentists have an additional 2-3 years of training that is specific to caring for children. Dr. Chris is on a personal mission to make dental visits fun for every patient. He has studied child development as well as the alleviation of dental fear and anxiety to ensure that each patient is comfortable and confident.
Your child’s first impression of the dentist can have a major impact on the trajectory of their dental health. Trusting a pediatric specialist for this important step into the world of dental hygiene can relieve stress not only on your child, but also on you as a parent. Pediatric dentists are well-versed in making kids feel comfortable during their first dental appointment. Dr. Chris is patient and compassionate, and his calming demeanor will put kids at ease from the minute they enter the office.
Developing a healthy routine for your child’s oral care is critical -- it will set them up for future success and help encourage them to keep up with healthy hygiene habits. A dental home is a safe place where you and your family can ask any questions you may have about oral development, get honest advice about taking care of young smiles, and receive gentle dental care to quickly treat any small issues before they become bigger problems.