Not all Children's Dentists are alike! It is important to seek a Pediatric Dentist that is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
A Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, or Diplomate, is a Pediatric Dentist that demonstrates an exceptional knowledge and expertise at a standard not possessed by other dentists.
The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry verifies credentials and administers a rigorous series of examinations. A Children's Dentist with this level of certification exhibits a drive and determination for excellence in the field of Pediatric Dental Health.
Dr. Whitfield has attained Board Certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, which represents the highest possible credentials within the field of Pediatric Dentistry. According to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, such credentials have been attained by less than 38% of all Pediatric Dental Specialists within the United States. This qualification ensures your child is being treated by the best of the best
Before the First Visit
Please discuss the positive aspects of dentistry with your child. Convey good feelings to your child about dental visits being a part of growing up. Please do not say, “The dentist will not hurt you.” Instead, say, “The dentist will be very gentle with you while looking at your teeth.” If you or anyone around the child has an existing fear of the dentist, work hard not to transfer these fears to your child. Parents are extremely important in ensuring their children have a great dental experience. We will take care of the rest!
Services We Offer Include:
*Tooth Colored Filings
*In office treatment using Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
The First Visit
Dr. Whitfield follows and abides by the guidelines provided by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He recommends that children experience their first dental visit by no later than their 1st birthday or six months after their first tooth erupts. Dr. Whitfield will discuss the importance of caring for and preventing dental disease through topics such as oral hygiene and proper nutrition. He will discuss growth of your child, dental development, and any associated oral habits.
The parent or legal guardian must accompany the child to the first visit so they can detail accurate and appropriate medical and dental information.
The first visit usually includes: Comprehensive examination, dental cleaning, fluoride varnish treatment, and any appropriate digital dental imaging when necessary.
Dr. Whitfield does not usually remove cavities and provide fillings on the first visit.http://www.abpd.org/