Welcome to Bon Secours Pediatric Dental Associates. We are committed to helping our patients create a lifetime of good oral health.
We believe in establishing a relationship of trust and confidence with you and your child and strive to create a comfortable, caring environment to reduce fears your child may have associated with dental visits. Our goal is to provide a positive dental experience for our young patients.
Our friendly pediatric staff offers a gentle approach and is specially trained to understand the developmental, behavioral and growing needs of children. Whether those needs include preventive dentistry, a malocclusion (bad bite) or dental issues in conjunction with complex medical concerns, our staff provides the most thorough and effective treatment available for your child. Our state-of-the-art clinical facility is designed to meet the unique dental needs of healthy infants, children and adolescents and patients with special medical or neurodevelopmental healthcare needs.
Why should I see a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist receives at least two to three additional years of specialty training beyond dental school. Pediatric dentists are the “pediatricians of dentistry” and focus on meeting the behavioral and developmental needs of infants, children and adolescents, including those with special healthcare needs. Our pediatric dentists are committed to helping our young patients create a lifetime of good oral health by providing a positive experience along with the most thorough and effective treatments available.
When to see a pediatric dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of General Dentistry recommend an age of approximately 1 year. This allows our pediatric dental team to carefully evaluate the development of the child’s mouth, introduce parents to proper oral hygiene for child’s teeth and gums and provide or recommend special preventative care for the child.
- Dental care for infants, children and adolescents
- Preventive dentistry such as fluoride treatments and sealants
- Emergency care
- Anesthesia, sedation and nitrous oxide
- Oral health education
- Hospital care and consultation
- Oral/dental growth and development