Considerations for Choosing a Pediatric Dentist

dca-blog_article-50_find-best-pediatric-dentist

Pediatric dentists are specialists who provide comprehensive dental and oral health care for infants, children, and teens. While your child may receive excellent care from your family dentist, a pediatric dentist has received advanced training that focuses on the specific needs of children, including those who are chronically ill or have special physical or emotional needs. A pediatric dentist may even be an ideal choice for adults who suffer from conditions such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or developmental challenges. Find a pediatric dentist in Philadelphia who will ensure that you get the most advanced treatment available throughout the various stages of your child’s development.

Find the Right Kids’ Dentist

With today’s technology, gathering a list of local providers is as easy as saying the words “Find pediatric dentist in Philadelphia” to your smartphone, but it helps to understand the factors that affect the quality of your child’s care. Here are a few questions to keep in mind when you need to find a pediatric dentist.

  • Were your questions and concerns addressed in a respectful and reassuring way?
  • Do the dentist’s personality and manner make you and your child feel at ease?
  • Does the provider accept your dental plan?
  • Is the office staff friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable?
  • Will you be allowed to stay with your child during treatment?
  • Is the office environment kid friendly?
  • Is the provider a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry?

Services a Pediatric Dentist Provides

  • Preventative dental care and risk assessment
  • Treatment of dental injuries
  • Routine oral health exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Application of dental sealants
  • Mouth guards
  • Treatment of cavities
  • Management of periodontal disease
  • Management of teething problems
  • Behavioral counseling for thumb-sucking and other common habits
  • Orthodontic evaluation
  • Treatment of oral symptoms related to congenital disorders, diabetes, asthma, and ADHD
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tooth and oral developmental problems
  • Oral, inhaled, and injectable methods of sedation and anesthesia

When Should You See Your Kid’s Dentist?

Your child’s first pediatric dental visit should occur six months after the eruption of his or her first tooth or no later than the age of one. In general, children should visit the dentist every six months.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania today at (215) 789-9675 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania.

Our patients leave smiling!
Patient Reviews
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
I was taken right away, treated professionally and curtiously. Donna is great!
Joann C.
Staff is the BEST! I also love the fact that it's an all female staff.
Crystal S.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
great fast service and nice people.
Christopher K.
Great place and people
Angela H.
i just recently started going here. its a GREAT place to go!!!!!!! they are all so nice. I recommend this place to friends and family . I Love my […]
Alexis P.
Everything I went there for turned out fine.
Janet K.
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Richard C.
I was very pleased with the service and treatment.
John H.
Everyone is always so friendly and caring! To say the staff go above and beyond is an understatement!
Sarah W.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
Staff very friendly, good timing,no long waits
Mildred T.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
I never like going to the dentist until coming to Gentle Dental.. As I open the door Treat greeting from the ladies in the front windows.. Smiles […]
Jema G.
Another great visit from the staff at Gentle Dental.
Albert M.
Everyone there in the Springfield, PA practice takes the time to explain every procedure, every step, and all are very pleasant and make you feel […]
Nancy H.
Great service. Very welcoming and warm people. I was scared to death. I hate the dentist and they made it not so scary.
Erica C.
As always, a great experience! Going to the dentist is usually not described in so many words, but the staff at Gentle Dental Haverford make you feel […]
Melissa B.
Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
nice and gentle
Joan D.
Staff was very friendly and they were able to save me time by fitting me in for a cleaning in addition to my x-rays on the same day. Dr. Minetola […]
Ronald H.
i had been up all night with this bad pain so i got up and went down to GentalDental no appt. I walked in explained my problem and was told i could […]
Richard W.
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
Short wait, courteous personnel, and speedy procedures. Both Hygienist and DD were very responsive to my concerns. It might help if the procedures […]
Livio A.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Very satisfied with overall experience ! Tooth looks great , would never know anything was done to it :)
Carol R.
Dr. Wendy and her assistant were amazing. I was very nervous about the procedure, and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Allison F.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
Edwin J.
Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
Theresa M.
The women in that office were amazing!! They are all professional and very friendly. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Marc H.
Thorough, accurate, enjoying their work. Calm and unhurried.
Jessica Y.
The whole staff was very professional and caring.
Alisha W.
The best dental care I've ever received.
Robert G.
Very pleasant atmosphere and people are very attentive. They make you feel very comfortable.
Nancy H.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
Very friendly and efficient staff.
Michael S.
Excellent service on an emergency appt....
Elizabeth R.
Very friendly, would definitely return.
Shikina M.
Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Only thing that is bad is that lot can sometimes be really filled with cars
William M.
Very patient freindy environment, always ask you are you OK? while servicing your teeth:-)
Mildred T.
I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
Megan R.
Everyone is very nice!
Jeanette R.
My experience here has been great! The staff is very professional & courteous.
Renae M.
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (215) 789-9675