A positive start sets the path for a lifetime
Our board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Oparaeke, has completed advanced training to specialize in care for children and patients with special needs. Her compassionate nature and years of experience combine to provide families with a tailored approach that best suits their needs.
Pediatric dentistry services:
Exams and cleanings
Sealants and fillings
Your child's first visit
A first visit can be fun! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends a child see the dentist once the first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday. The exam is done either in our chair or in a parent's lap to evaluate teeth and assess dental development. It is an opportunity to discuss oral hygiene, decay prevention, healthy habits and proper diet. It is not uncommon for children to be apprehensive, so we focus on "tell, show, do" techniques and a variety of methods to put them at ease and look forward to future visits.