OneDent Kids attempts to give every patient an experience that is comfortable & fun. To that end, we have a variety of options to offer to our families to help reduce anxiety & improve cooperation. We work with you as an individual to find the best treatment to fit your child’s needs. There are many ways to help your child have a positive dental experience, keeping them involved, engaged and behaved. Some techniques we emphasize include:
Tell Show Do
We “tell” the child what we are doing, “show” what we are doing, and finally “do” the task. This helps to build a trusting relationship between the child & our staff.
Singing, stories, jokes, movies, music and a fun-filled atmosphere will help to keep your child’s mind off of what’s going on in their mouths.
We celebrate all positive behaviors at the dental appointment, no matter how small. We love boosting self-esteem and believe this is our most effective approach.
A prize ends the visit with a smile! We have excellent prize towers the children look forward to shopping from!
Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective way to eliminate hesitation and improve pain control.
Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas” is a sweet smelling gas administered through a flavored nasal hood. It is given with Oxygen to keep your child safe. Your child will never go to sleep. It is quickly metabolized by the body so your child recovers very quickly.
Our Pediatric Dentists have had comprehensive training in administering Nitrous Oxide safely in children.
Some patients and procedures may call for more involved sedation. General anesthesia is often used when a child is medically compromised, very young in age, or unable to cooperate for a traditional approach to dental work. OneDent Kids works with a licensed Pediatric Anesthesiologist that comes to our office as needed to provide safe anesthesia in a familiar setting.