Practice Philosophy


Mission Statement: Our team is uniquely focused on educating your family in prevention. We strive to provide a positive experience in a fun and compassionate atmosphere.

We realize that a majority of children get several cavities (including the doctors when they were children), and we will work within our expertise with you as a team to be able to create good oral health for your child (usually by fixing cavities). Most cavities can be fixed with a movie, TLC, laughing gas, and the right approach. There is a needle involved, but we try not to focus on that. (At least, the studies show not to focus on that part.) We also offer sedation options, including oral sedation and general anesthesia.

We also realize that many parents would like to prevent cavities if given the opportunity and the correct tools. (It usually saves money, too, since the back baby teeth stay in until ages 10 to 12 years old!) Prevention really does start at age 1, and most cavities are not caused by candy! We want to help teach you the tools that a dentist knows about the "easiest" ways to prevent cavities, which may or may not include eating more ice cream and less fruit snacks. We will leave the answer a surprise. (Hint: The answer is "ice cream.")

On the other hand, if you don't want to talk about prevention, just let us know. We really like to, but we can hold it back if you ask us.