Pediatric (Child) Dentistry

Our first priority is to establish communication and trust with your child. We ask your help with setting the stage for this communication. Our dental team will use positive language when something may be uncomfortable or “pinch” and when it will not. We use positive words, such as: pinch, wiggle, whistle, and raincoat, to describe the dental environment.

We will use a technique known as TELLSHOWDO and positive reinforcement to educate your child while completing the necessary treatment. We will TELL your child what we are going to do, SHOW them what we are going to do, and then DO the procedure. We may also use voice modulation, distraction and nonverbal communication to establish communication with your child. We encourage a relaxed setting in the dental operatory and welcome parents be in the treatment rooms if the child feels more secure and is cooperative with parental supervision.