prevention and education


Prevention and education are important in our practice, and we take seriously that you and your child need to understand how to take charge of and protect your child’s oral health. Dr. Greg and Dr. Kelsey and their staff are always available to answer questions about your child’s dental needs and the services we can provide for your child’s ideal treatment.

We offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of your child, including:

  • Comprehensive Examinations
  • Preventative Services
  • Restorative Procedures
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Emergency Care
  • Habit & Athletic Appliances
  • Interceptive Orthodontics

Your child should have a comprehensive dental examination regularly, which includes a thorough examination of the teeth and gums. We use the findings from our examination to formulate a complete diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan for your child.

Recommendations for treatment are explained at a consultation time set aside specifically for you and your child. The consultation can take place during the initial appointment. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the best possible information concerning your child’s treatment options. The time we invest in patient education enables us to deliver the best possible outcome for your child’s dental treatment. Our comprehensive, preventive approach helps to eliminate the need for more extensive dental work. Now that’s something to smile about!

A Child's Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies are injuries and traumas and facial swelling due to dental infection. In all instances, our office should be contacted as soon as possible. Follow these guidelines to address the dental emergency and make the child more comfortable:

a fractured or chipped tooth

Rinse gently with warm water to remove debris. If there is swelling, apply ice packs. Parents should call our office as soon as possible so that the injury can be assessed and any necessary care can be arranged. Bring the fragment, in milk if possible, to the appointment.

a knocked out (avulsed) permanent tooth

Gently rinse the tooth under running water and do not touch the root. Try to replace the tooth in its socket and hold it there with clean gauze. Otherwise, place it in a milk or saliva and call our office as soon as possible – this injury requires treatment immediately.

a knocked out (avulsed) baby tooth

Although not as urgent, please consult our office as soon as possible if a child’s baby tooth is knocked out. Do not re-implant a baby tooth.

sustains severe head or jaw trauma

Any blow to the head can be life-threatening; if any of these injuries are suspected, the child should be taken to the nearest emergency room.

Frequently Asked Questions