Grand Junction's Pediatric DentistOur pediatric dental office is dedicated to treating children exclusively. We focus on your child having the best possible dental experience by providing a personalized, child-friendly environment. We strive to allow your child to have a lifetime of good oral health while enjoying their visits to the dentist.
What Sets us Apart?Compassion and understanding!
Metal Sled vs. Teeth!
As a third grader, I was hit in the mouth with a metal snow sled while sliding down the hillside. My front teeth were broken into pieces. In the months following that traumatic experience, I spent a good deal of time at the dentist's office. That trauma to my own teeth still affects me to this day and will continue to for the rest of my life. This experience has also given me a unique understanding of what a child goes through when extensive dental work is necessary at a young age.
Cavities in My Kids?
Many years later, I sat my children in the dental chair for x-rays. I was confident that with how much my wife (a dental hygienist) and I (a dentist) were brushing and flossing their teeth, there would be no cavities. Imagine my surprise when I saw several cavities on each of my oldest two children! I never expected to sit down at the chair to work on my own kids this early on.
Difficult Habit Changes
Since that time, I have continued my education in pediatrics and learned so much about children, cavities, trauma to teeth, and more. I have learned, from painstaking personal experience, the benefits of education and prevention in dentistry. I have struggled with grouchy kids throughout the difficult changes in our family's habits, and I have also seen the positive effects from these modifications. I understand the frustration of parents when their child is brought in and cavities are found. While cavity prevention is not an easy undertaking, I understand that it is not even possible for many of us without first understanding that process.
Caring for My Special Patients
My personal experiences in the dental chair as a child, my later experience carefully completing dental work on my own children, and then my struggle through the frustrations as a concerned parent have provided me with a unique understanding. Caring for my patients and their families drives me to provide the special care that I feel all children have the right to receive. My understanding and compassion for my patients and dentistry provides my office with a unique vision that truly sets us apart.