Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a Dental Home for your child by their first birthday. Children with a dental home are more likely to receive proper preventive care, and routine oral health treatment.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable positive. Inform your child of the visit and tell them that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt”. We make a practice of using words that convey the same message without frightening children.
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THEIR FIRST EXAMINATION
We invite you to accompany your child to the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience while you wait in the reception area. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension, and we can usually establish a closer relationship with your child when you are not present. However, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception area with a supervising adult.
Dr. Gerardo Martinez is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. His academic career started at the University of South Florida (USF) where he completed his B.A. and B.S. degrees. He completed his dental training at the College of Dental Medicine at Nova South Eastern University (NSU), where he obtained his D.M.D. degree. After dental school, he completed a one year residency program in Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) from the University of Florida.
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My daughter loves her dentist, They have super friendly staff. Would definitely recommend to someone looking for a Pediatric Dentistry.
Elizabeth Barrios Sanchez
I absolutely love this office. Staff is very friendly. I have a 6yr old son who has autism. Dr. Martinez is great. He is calm and patient and does a great job helping my son through his appointments.