Tell, Show, Do
This is the most important tool for teaching the child. The child is told in simple terms what is going to be done. They are then shown what is to be done and then the procedure is performed.
We tell your child in very simple terms what is going to be done. For example, a dental exam becomes “a look at your teeth” and a dental cleaning becomes “brush your teeth.” We encourage you to use these terms when talking to your child about their dental experience.
Sometimes it is necessary to distract the child from an unpleasant sensation by focusing his/her attention on something other than what is being done. For instance, we have televisions with video games connected to them for the children to play during restorative treatment.
We also offer light sedation, conscious sedation and general anesthesia for more apprehensive patients.