Why Choose Us?

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Just like children benefit from seeing a pediatrician for their general healthcare, we believe that your child’s dental health will benefit from seeing a pediatric dentist. Children are not just little adults – and just like the pediatrician knows the specific needs of your child’s overall health, a pediatric dentist understand the specific needs of your child’s dental health.  As your child develops into the pre-teen and adolescent years, we will adapt our care to their developing needs.  A pediatric dentist is particularly trained in understanding the personalities of young people and in creating an environment where they can be comfortable and easily receive quality dental care.  Also, as parents ourselves, we have a good understanding of the unique needs and concerns parents have about their child’s teeth and gums.  We have fun staff with the demeanor to relate to kids and make them feel comfortable and at ease.

Who Are Our patients?

A pediatric dentist is trained to treat any young person. Thom has had patients who were just a few weeks old, a few years old, and a few decades old (kids in college!). Pediatric dentists also have training in treating special needs children, as well as treating children under several types of sedation techniques.  Whether your child is an infant or a teenager, we are trained to provide the special care he or she will need.  Starting your child early with a pediatric dentist is a good way to ensure the development of good habits that will benefit him or her for a lifetime.  As your child grows, starts to lose baby teeth, and gets permanent teeth in the pre-teen and adolescent years, the care Dr. Thom provides will adapt to your child’s changing needs.

What Makes Us Special?

Pediatric dentistry is all about creating an environment where kids are happy and not intimidated. It’s about patience and understanding.  It’s about treating the child first and the teeth second.  We have fun staff with the demeanor to relate to kids and make them feel comfortable and at ease.

Some of our guiding principles are:

  • We will treat your child the same way we would treat our own children.
  • Our #1 goal is for your child to have a good experience. We believe that any dental treatment can be accomplished without fear or tears.
  • We first will work to make your child comfortable in the dental setting and will address any concerns or worries your child may have. Only after your child is comfortable will we worry about the teeth.
  • We will explain things to your child in a fashion that’s appropriate for their age without using scary sounding words.
  • We want your child to leave our office happy. Sometimes that may mean we don’t get everything done that we intended to get done.  The most important thing is that your child leaves feeling accomplished, happy, and ready to come back to the dentist.  If there’s any way we can avoid it, we will not push your child just to get a procedure done.