Bay Area Kids Dentist: Santa Clara Office

When you bring your child to a Santa Clara pediatric dentist, you own attitude sets the expectation for your child. If you act happy about having a dentist clean your child’s teeth, he or she will pick up on that and feel the same way. Similarly, having an apprehensive or annoyed attitude will also rub off on your child Santa Clara is our newest and largest office, open in 2014.  It has 4 open bay treatment chairs and 3 private rooms.  It is also equipped with a surgical room and recovery area for our General Anesthesia patients.  It is open Monday –Saturday and Dr. Radwan and Dr. Metwally both practice there. All chairs are equipped with in-ceiling Apple TVs where children can choose their own personal movies from our library of over 100 personal kids’ movies. At Bay Area Kids Dentist in Santa Clara, California, we encourage parents to treat the appointment as an adventure so kids will look forward to seeing us.

What to Expect During the First Exam

Your child’s dentist in Santa Clara understands that many children feel upset at being separated from their parents, especially when they have no idea what to expect. You are welcome to join your child in the exam room and have him or her sit on your lap. Children who feel ready to sit in the kid-sized exam chair are encouraged to do that as well. Before the cleaning begins, our Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) explains to your child what is going to happen next. If your child is pre-verbal, our RDA will use gestures that are familiar to young children.

Once we feel confident that your child knows what to expect, we start the cleaning with a soft rotating cup or toothbrush. We look for opportunities to praise your child for cooperating throughout the entire exam. Our dentists and RDA’s believe that commenting on what a patient is doing right makes them feel more positive about the experience than correcting undesirable behavior. We know that our youngest patients don’t have the verbal or cognitive skills to express themselves and must do so in other ways. Having empathy for our patients teaches them that they can trust their pediatric dentist in Santa Clara and the rest of the staff.

The Importance of Parent Education

Immediately after your child’s first dental exam and cleaning is complete, his or her dentist will review the results of the exam with you. We’ll point out any areas of concerns as well as answer all of your questions. Our staff will also go over proper tooth brushing techniques for pediatric patients. Depending on your child’s age and physical abilities, we may provide the instruction to you instead. We then allow your child to choose a small toy as a reward for displaying patience and cooperating with our staff.

Choose a Well-Qualified Dentist in Santa Clara

Each of our three dentists is Board Certified and specializes in pediatric dentistry. They have combined their education, skills, and expertise with a love for serving children. At Bay Area Kids Dentist in Santa Clara, we expect children to act like children. It’s our job as providers and adults to tailor our services to them and not expect them to act as adults would. Please contact us today for a consultation or to schedule your child’s first dental appointment.