All pediatric dental specialists should strive to treat children in a low stress, safe, and responsible manner. Here at the Greensboro Center for Pediatric Dentistry there are several aspects of our practice that we think are unique in helping us achieve these goals.
1. Individualized Care
Our doctors do not believe in the “one size fits all” model of oral health care. We feel that each child is different. Thus, our recommendations are tailored specifically for each child.
3. Digital X-Rays
New computer software has made it possible to get a clearer, better, x-ray image while using significantly less radiation. Our office has upgraded to this new technology and we are excited to offer this improved service to our patients.
5. Full Time Adult Hygienist
In the event that any of our patients require a deeper (sub-gingival) cleaning, we have a highly trained licensed hygienist to meet their oral hygiene needs. This is especially valuable for our orthodontic and special needs patients.
7. No Cavity Club
We think that children who take care of their teeth should be rewarded. After a “cavity free” checkup our patients get to enter our “No Cavity Club”. Prizes include gift cards to ToysRus, Build-A-Bear Workshop, ITunes and much more. Three lucky winners are drawn at the end of the month.
9. Looney Lanny
Lanny is our very own magician, clown and comedian. He entertains children and adults in our waiting room several times a month with magic tricks, jokes, and balloons. We think this helps relax children before their appointment and also helps pass the time while family members are waiting.
2. Parent Consults
Our philosophy is that our staff should focus entirely on the patient during treatment. Therefore, we encourage children as they become older to experience their dental visits without their parents in the clinic. This allows our doctors and staff to build a relationship with each child and establish trust. However, we want to speak with each parent whenever they visit us. Every parent will have the opportunity to speak with a dental assistant prior to each appointment and with a doctor after each appointment.
4. Free Infant Exams and Oral Health Education
We feel that the key to cavity prevention is early oral health education for parents. Many dental problems start because parents fall into bad habits (like putting their child to sleep with milk) without even realizing it. All parents with an infant between eight and eighteen months of age are encouraged to participate in our complimentary Baby Oral Health Program (BOHP).
6. Community Education/Service
Our office spends a great deal of time in our community providing dental health education and service. We are available to speak at schools, churches, community groups, etc... Give us a call to set up a time for us to visit your child’s school!
8. Lots of Distractions
We have seven plasma screen TV’s located throughout our clinic. We show child friendly movies that are easy to see while children are having their teeth cleaned. We also have Nintendo GameBoy DS’s available at every chair as well as train sets, a coloring table and a doll house for kids to enjoy while they are waiting for the dentist.
10. This Website
We have spent a great deal of time designing a website that is both fun and informative. We encourage our patients and parents to explore our website and view our educational videos and slideshow!
12. Wireless Internet Connectivity
We’ve all had the experience of waiting longer than we expected at a doctor’s office. We strive to stay on schedule but there are occasional emergencies and set-backs that put us behind schedule. To help make your waiting time more productive and entertaining, our waiting room is equipped to provide wireless internet service.