Office Hours :

Monday- Friday: 7am- 5pm
Saturday: 7am-3pm

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Our Services

  • Saturday & evening appointments available

  • Digital X-Rays (For lower radiation)

  • Sedation available (Oral & General Anesthesia)

  • Free Transportation upon availability More Info »

  • Most recent movies for your children’s entertainment

  • Emergencies & walk-ins welcome

  • Accepting most private insurance and AHCCCS plans  View List »

  • Discounts available for non-insured patients

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Prevention, Behavior Management, & Treatment

  • Prevention:

  • Educating parents and children on proper oral hygiene methods is the first step to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. We provide diet counseling to both parents and children to stress the importance of proper nutrition and healthy eating habits.
     

  • Other preventative services include sealants, fluoride, and six-month check-up exams.

  • Behavior Management services include:

  • Nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation

  • General Anesthesia (IV Sedation)

  • One-On-One interaction model which we call the ‘Tell, Show, Do’. Our doctors and assistants will TELL the child exactly what they are going to do, SHOW them how and with what they are going to do it, and DO what they say they are going to do.

  • Dental Anesthesia

  • Treatment options will be recommended by our doctors based on your child's individual needs.:

  • Resin Restorations (Not Amalgam or “Silver Fillings”)

  • Anterior Resin Crowns (Prefabricated Porcelain Crowns)

  • Posterior Baby Crowns (Stainless Steel- Provides the best durability)

  • Space Maintainers

  • Invisalign Teen

Sedation

The majority of dental treatments in young children can be completed by using only nitrous oxide and a local anesthetic. However, if more extensive and invasive treatment is needed or your child is uncooperative and anxious, oral conscious sedation is available.
 

Oral conscious sedation is a liquid medication that the patient drinks on an empty stomach and usually takes one hour to take effect. This is not general anesthesia (IV Sedation) where patients are completely unconscious; rather, oral conscious sedation puts children into a conscious but drowsy state. Depending upon the child, the medication has differing effects; some children become calmer and less anxious, while others may seem as though they are unconscious and do not remember the procedure.
 

When administered by a credentialed doctor, oral conscious sedation is very safe and completed millions of times a year throughout the United States without any complications. All of our doctors are certified by the state to perform oral conscious sedation and are very well trained in pediatric emergency medical care if a complication should arise.

Teeth & Cavities:

As infants, parents should begin cleaning their child’s mouth and gums with a soft warm washcloth- this will help eliminate any decay causing bacteria and will help your child get used to having their teeth brushed when they are older. As teeth begin to emerge, parents should start brushing their child’s teeth twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. As a reminder, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child’s first dental visit by 12 months. This allows for the child to become acquainted with the dental office and allows the dentist to evaluate and detect any development problems before they become severe.
 

Cavities in toddlers and adolescents can be managed by taking simple preventative measures. Preventing childhood cavities begins by limiting your child’s intake of high sugar foods such as candy, soda, ice cream, juice or other foods high in sugar and starch. After consuming such foods, the teeth should be brushed immediately. This will help eliminate the acid that causes tooth decay. If a toothbrush is unavailable, rinse the mouth out with water. Additionally, parents should start their children on a consistent brushing regime. Teeth should be brushed 2-3 times per day and flossing before bedtime will also help prevent childhood caries. It is also recommended that parents assist in brushing and flossing their children’s teeth up until the age of 6 or 7 because children lack the coordination to brush and floss. Lastly, bringing your child in every six months for their routine dental check up and cleaning will help reduce the occurrence of childhood caries.